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Valentine's Day at The Lume

Take your lover for a romantic stroll among projections of French impressionist masterpieces — with a glass of champagne in hand.
By Libby Curran
January 23, 2023
By Libby Curran
January 23, 2023

Paris — it's the city of love, and also the favoured stomping ground of artistic icons like Monet and his contemporaries back during its bohemian era. And what better setting for a romantic Valentine's Day date? Melbourne's huge digital gallery The Lume is currently home to an immersive showcase of works by Monet and his fellow French impressionist-era contemporaries. And on Tuesday, February 14, it's inviting lovers to experience a Parisian love affair of their own.

While tickets to The Lume's pop-up Valentine's Day French restaurant have all been snapped up, you can still head along to treat your boo to a romantic, art-filled date before or after dinner elsewhere. You'll kick things off with a glass of champagne, to enjoy as you roam through the exhibition and the supersized projections floating across its every surface.

There'll be a parade of masterpieces to admire, with more than 800 French impressionist artworks from the likes of Monet, Renoir, Cézanne and more on show. What's more, the visuals will be backed by the musical stylings of Claude Debussy, Tchaikovsky and their contemporaries, as well as aromas evoking the French countryside air — just like those famed artists would have enjoyed whilst painting outdoors.

You'll find some excellent photo ops, too, including the mirrored room inspired by Monet's Water Lilies, and the life-sized replica of Monet's Bridge that you can stroll over hand-in-hand with your lover. General admission tickets to the Valentine's Day experience clock in at $44, or $64 including a glass of champagne. Sessions run every 30 minutes from 6pm until 8.30pm.

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