Attention jet-laggers! If you happen to be in Paris this weekend and suffering, as I am, from le décalage horaire, here is the event for you: Claude Monet 1840-1926, the largest collective exhibition ever of the great painter's works, is open to the public all weekend, around the clock, until the show closes for good on Monday at 9 p.m.
Although you may have already seen the exhibit as it made its way around the world from Chicago to London, it might be worth a second pass just for the thrill of viewing the works at the stunning glass-roofed Grand Palais. Plus, attendants will be handing out snacks to those who are willing to brave long lines in the winter chill.
*Monet's massive paintings of water lilies, known in French as "Les Nymphéas," are on permanent display at la Musée de l'Orangerie and can be viewed any time the museum's staff is not on strike.