The Louis Vuitton Foundation, lung of contemporary art

Fondation Louis VuittonIn the heart of zoological gardens and the famous Bois de Boulogne, is an original design to not miss who is hiding others.

The glass building attracts attention and captivates with its greatness. Frank Gehry offers an innovative architecture perfectly giving glass lightly with geometric shapes that characterize the building.

The interior houses a collection of contemporary art in the year but also many exhibitions such as the one entitled “The keys of a passion,” featuring works have contributed to changes in the history of the twentieth century that you will discover from April 01 to July 6, 2015.

The Foundation aims to promote and support contemporary artistic creation.

In a green setting and reflecting light, enjoy a gourmet break with the chef Jean-Louis Nomicos.

Enjoy your stay at Bellechasse Saint-Germain to discover this fascinating place…

 

The LUMIERE exhibition: Christian Lacroix is given carte blanche at the Cognacq-Jay Museum

25917-12In the exceptional setting of the hotel Donon, a XVIe century structure renovated in 1990, in the Marais district, the Cognacq-Jay Museum has decided to call on the creative Christian Lacroix’s services, for the renewal of its path.

In a wonderful woodwork atmosphere, the museum presents rich decorative works from the XVIIIe century. Christian Lacroix has selected around forty contemporary artists, whose works are combined with the museum’s permanent collection. Faithful to his universe, the couturier offers a path around one of his favorite subjects: the costume, in every shape and form.

The confrontation between textile works and the museum collections, settled in the period, strikes a chord with the selected contemporary installations, to offer the public an amazing visit.

We highly advise you this exhibition, of which settings and creations will surely remind you of the special atmosphere of our hotel Le Bellechasse Saint-Germain.

Open from 10 am to 6 pm, from Tuesday to Sunday from November 19th, 2014 to April 19th, 2015.

Closed on Mondays and public holidays.

Expo Lumière

 

Agricultural Show – 2015 Edition

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For half a century, the International Exhibition of Agriculture annually brings together all stakeholders in the agricultural world. It is the reference in its sector, not only in France but also abroad.
Farmers, producers, regions, organizations and professional associations, government departments and agencies and research institutes: each contributes to present the different facets of the industry, its businesses, its trends and prospects.
The exhibition is organized around four universe: Kennels & its courses, gourmet products, vegetable crops and dies, agricultural trades and services.

The fair will take place from 21 February to 01st March 2015 at the Porte de Versailles
Direct access from the hotel with the metro line 12.

Sade exhibition : « Attacking the Sun » in the Musee d’Orsay

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Alphonse Donatien de Sade (1740–1814) completely transformed the history of both literature and the arts, first as an underground writer, and later by becoming a veritable legend in his lifetime.
The Divin Marquis’s work is a radical questioning of issues of limits, proportion, excess, notions of beauty, ugliness, the sublime and the body image. He takes the way we look at things and sweeps away all our religious, ideological, moral and social presuppositions.

 

Expo Sade
Following the analysis of the writer Annie Le Brun, a specialist of Sade, the exhibition will be focusing on the revolution of representation opened up by the author’s writings. Topics addressed will be the ferocity and singularity of desire, deviation, extremes, the weird and the monstrous, desire as a principle of excess and imaginary recomposition of the world, through works by Goya, Gericault, Ingres, Rops, Rodin, Picasso…

 

 

Discover this exhibition during your stay at the Bellechasse Saint-Germain…

From October 14th, 2014 till January 25th, 2015

Saturday, October 4, 2014, Nuit Blanche (Nighter) is for everyone!

For the 13th consecutive year, fifty international artists are taking over the capital and its monuments, in an imagined by José Manuel Gonçalves, director of golf Centquatre since 2010!

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Nuit Blanche 2014 is scheduled this Saturday, October 4, 2014, from 7:00pm , in the streets of the Left Bank of Paris.

Once the sunset, Parisians are invited to rediscover the city and its treasures in a new light, around a course punctuated with contemporary works.

Six districts of Paris were highlighted

To discover thematic 6 and “views” of the Paris Nuit Blanche 2014:

  • Future compounds:City Hall / BHV (4th)
  • Those who we are:Pantheon / Université Paris I / Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève (5th)
  • In light of the treesMontsouris (14th)
  • Open street contemporary art museum:Gare d’Austerlitz / City of Fashion and Design (13)
  • I perf they perfs’, … We dance:Little Belt / Parc André Citroën (15th)
  • Magnetic Ascents:Montparnasse Tower / Necker Hospital (15th and 17th)

The Paris Motor Show 2014

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Every two years, the city of Paris received the largest motor show in the world: The Paris Motor Show 2014.

 

 

 

 

This year, discover fabulous cars as the Peugeot 208 GTI 30th Birthday, the Renault Mégane RS Trophy or the many concept cars developed by brands for this event.

The event will start on Saturday, October 4, 2014 until the Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014.

Capture Paris Motor Show

European Heritage Days – Journées du Patrimoine

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This year the European Heritage Days – Journées du Patrimoine – will take place on Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21th of September.

During this 31th edition, public and private sites will be opened to the public, and the entry for most of them will be for free.

This cultural meeting offers the possibility to visit monuments, churches, theatres, castles. Moreover, private places such as banks, prefectures, city Halls, scientific and industrial sites will also be opened to the public.

This year’s theme is “cultural Heritage, natural Heritage” and in its program you will find themed tours, performances, concerts and workshops.

Linked to this theme, you also will be able to visit historical monuments and protected or natural spaces.

You will find an information point open from Monday the 15th to Sunday the 21th of September in the Hall of the Ministry of Culture and Communication situated on 182 rue Saint-Honore.

The Berges de Seine were redesigned to accommodate the new permanent activities !

Les Berges de Seine

Hosting international exhibitions during the second half of the nineteenth century, the Seine has inspired artists and Parisians of all time.

Each period, the river has evolved along the arrangements and practices that mark the history and development of the great monuments built near its bed.

To allow the public to rediscover this classified cityscape by World Heritage of UNESCO since 1991, this Project proposes today to offer all users (pedestrians, cyclists, motorists) a shared public space.

Barely a year after its launch, the City Hall of Paris invites Parisians to take ownership of their city and public space, and proposes new outdoor activities in this “place of the possible, laboratory where they invented requirements in respect of all. ”

 

From the 01/08/2014 to the 12/10/2014 : PORT DE SOLFÉRINO Métro 12 / Assemblée Nationale RER C Musée d’Orsay  // PORT DES INVALIDES Métro 8 et 13 / Stop Invalides RER C Invalides  // PORT DU GROS CAILLOU Métro 9 / Stop Alma Marceau RER C Pont de l’Alma

Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, the sculptor who made the statues smile, is invited to Orsay for a retrospective.

The Orsay Museum is organizing, in partnership with the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York, as well as the Museum of Fine Arts of Valenciennes, an exhibition of the work of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827-1875). It is the first retrospective of the artist since 1975, also known for his paintings and drawings.

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Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, son of a mason and a lace of Valenciennes, build an exceptional destiny closely linked to the “imperial party” of the reign of Napoleon III.

This exhibition will explore the contrasting work of this major figure of the French sculpture of the second half of the nineteenth century.

Great exhibition by the large number and diversity of works presented, the central aisle d’Orsay which lends itself perfectly to receive in its majesty and its volume of such sets.

Do not miss this opportunity!

From June 24 to September 28, 2014

Open from 9:30 to 18 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 to 9:45 p.m. Thursday. Closed on Mondays

 

Paris celebrates Bastille day!

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Fireworks, a military parade, firemen’s balls …

The French national Day is approaching, and to make the most of this exceptional day, the website Paris Info dedicates a page to know everything about it! A list of the firemen’s balls where you can go to dance, the programme for the traditional July 14th parade on the Champs-Elysées, the best places to admire the fireworks display at Trocadéro, as well as a list of all the events and recommendations for great ways to enjoy this day in various Parisian districts.

http://en.parisinfo.com/discovering-paris/major-events/paris-celebrates-july-14th