Archaic Candour

 

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Orsay museum hosts an exhibition dedicated to Douanier Rousseau “Archaic Candour”.

The avant-garde painter (1844-1910) was enthroned as the father of modernity. The Douanier Rousseau’s “Archaic Candour” is a critical investigation of his art based on a consideration of the notion of archaism itself.

Henri Rousseau’s masterpieces will be on display alongside works by Seurat, Delaunay, Kandinsky and Picasso . They will question the wealth of interconnections around the Douanier Rousseau, who stimulated his own way of exploring modernity and archaism.

Right after Venice in 2015, the exhibition is on display from March 22nd to July 17th 2016.

To facilitate your visit we do sell the museum tickets at the official rate!

PARIS 2024

Featuring colored stripes forming the number 24, the Tour Eiffel bid logo for the Parisian 2024 olympics was projected onto the Arc de Triomphe in a ceremony held symbolically at 8:24 p.m. local time, or 2024.

Paris leaders stated the logo represents the capital’s “dynamism, radiance and openness and a modern interpretation of Paris’ most iconic symbol, the Eiffel Tower, that reflects the city’s rich and beautiful history whilst also conveying the positive sense of optimism, drive and ambition of this vibrant metropolis”

 

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TASTE OF PARIS

 

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Back for its second parisian edition, TASTE OF PARIS is the unique meeting of the greatest French CHEF (Alain Ducasse, Guy Savoy et Thierry Marx among others) and local producers, under the beautiful nave of the Grand Palais.

 

Lunch ( 11.00 to 4.00 pm) and dinner ( 7.00 pm to 11.30 pm) will be organized every day highlighting famous and traditional receipts as well as new creations, gathered under 60 different “signature meals” .

In parallel a giant farmers market will take place in the Grand Palais featuring the stars of the French cuisine ( cheese, wines) and local products such as jams, smoked salmon, caviar, olive oil..)

 

A gourmand and gourmet show not to be missed! Luckily the Bellechasse Saint-Germain is just 15 min walk from the Grand Palais!

EURO 2016, RENDEZ-VOUS !

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France has the pleasure to host the  European Football Championship next summer.

From June 10th to July 10th, 24 nations will play on 10 different stadium all over France.

Island and Albany will take part for the very first time.

France won twice, as Spain and Germany 3 times each.

12 matches will take place in Paris, among them the opening one (France vs Romania)

and the great final on July 10th at the Stade de France.

During a full month the heart of entire country will beat

with the rhythm of all represented nations.

On June 09th, our mascot “Super Victor” gives you a Rendez-Vous

at the Eiffel Tower for a free and giant concert of David Guetta!!!

Louis Vuitton at the Grand Palais

From Dec. 4th 2015 to Feb. 21st 2016, Louis Vuitton at the Grand Palais 

The exhibition ” Volez, Voguez, Voyagez – Louis Vuitton ” at the Grand Palais traces the history of the Maison Louis Vuitton from 1854.

The exhibition presents items and documents from Louis Vuitton’s heritage and a selection of leather goods from the Musée Galleria , the Fashion Museum of Paris. In addition, a room dedicated to the “savoir-faire” of the designer and the Maison Vuitton ends the visit.

Admission is free and the exhibition runs from Wednesday to Monday.

Early closing at 06:00 pm, on 24th and 31st of December.  Closed on December 25th 2015.

For further information :
http://www.grandpalais.fr/en/event/volez-voguez-voyagez-louis-vuitton

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Top 3 of our parisian Xmas markets!

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The month of December has just begun and you did not see it coming! The municipality of Paris has planned many activities so that the Christmas spirit reigns all over the capital!

The famous Christmas Markets are back in every district of our beautiful city.

Here are the top 3 of our favorite markets:

On the Champs Elysees: Le Gourmand Village and Village des Artisans Arts and Crafts, and their 200 wooden chalets are located in the alleys along the Champs-Elysees. You will find art crafts, creations, 100% made in France know-how, highlighting beautifully the French values ​​and traditions.

Saint-Germain des Prés: Thirty chalets gathered around the church of Saint-Germain, where you will find a rich collection of handicrafts and succumb to some surprising Christmas gift ideas.

Montmartre: The unique atmosphere of the Village of Montmartre, which oscillates between the spirit of the early 20th century and a contemporary “bobo” atmosphere, covers a completely magical character during the winter celebrations. The wooden chalets of Abbesses propose a wide range of local products and as well as Christmas specialties.

DID YOU KNOW ?

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Alice in Wonderland turned just 150. Happy Birthday Alice!

But did you know that in 2010 Mister Christian Lacroix was invited to illustrate a collection of 9 famous classical novels,

among them the adventures of the young Alice, or of the charming Carmen!

And the collection remains available!

Magic Xmas in Paris!

This year again the Champs Elysées are ready to celebrate Christmas with sparkling Christmas lights.

Until January 06th, the 400 trees of the most beautiful avenue in the world will shine every night from 6.00pm to 2.00 am.

Also, the 200 wood chalets will welcome you for the Christmas market from 11.am to 11 pm.

The ferris wheel  is also back in the Tuileries’gardens. Breathcatching view over the city of lights guaranteed!

The perfect excuse to come back to Paris for a Xmas shopping and to stay at the Bellechasse Saint Germain!

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Rodin’s Museum reopening!

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The Rodin Museum, located in the Hôtel Biron will reopen its doors on November 12th.

Do not hesitate a minute to experience the wonders of this unique parisian place!

Through an ingenious path, which is chronological and thematic at the same time, many original works are displayed in 18 different rooms. Not to be missed, the new space dedicated to the collection of graphic art and photos .

Paintings from the private collection of the artist himself will also be a delight when admiring masterpieces such as Père Tanguy Van Gogh or the famous thinker of Edward Munch.

 

Did you know..? that more than 70 official copies of the famous THINKER and among them 20 casts made during Rodin’s life are displayed around the world?..

 

Our Hotel le Bellechasse Saint-Germain is two steps from Rodin Museum! Enjoy both!

 

PICASSO MANIA AT THE GRAND PALAIS

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  Seven years after “Picasso and The masters” the reverse intinerary is proposed at The Grand Palais until next February 29th 2016.

 Picasso and his disciples. His life. His inspirations. His influence.

 300 master pieces from Picasso himself but also from the main contemporary artists such as Lichtenstein, Warhol, Jeff Koons are interacting, inviting us at the same time to put in perspective his unlimited heritage in the contemporary art.

 A must not to miss!

 The Hotel le Bellechasse Saint Germain is by chance just two steps from the Grand Palais. Do not hesitate!