Tuesday, March 24, 2015
#SOL15, Day 24: They Say You Want a Revolution--In Politics and Art
Joining us on a city tour of Paris, Valerie repeatedly emphasized iconic moments in France's history and the over through of the monarchy by talking about the French constitution, the storming of the Bastille, and the power of common folks in a democratic government.
We visited Fragard Perfume factory and learned how the French revolutionized the fragrance industry.
In the Artist district, a different revolution took place as Paris gave birth to French Impressionism. Artist still work there today.
Our day ended w/ a trip up the Eifel Tower and a boat cruise along the Seine. Both the tower and the iconic bridges down the Seine remind us that revolutions in architecture also have a lasting impact on our lives.