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

Enjoy Summer in Paris !

Summer in Paris

Enjoy a two night stay at the Hotel Le Bellechasse Saint-Germain to discover Paris from the Seine!

The price includes room, two tickets for the cruise on the Bateaux Mouches, our breakfast “buffet French” (cheese, pastries, homemade jams, fresh orange juice demand, eggs …) and our cocktail welcome to take the bar.

This fee entitles you to 5% discount on our best available rate for stays of 2 nights or more during the period 14 July to 28 August 2014.

Rate Non Cancellable – Non Changeable.

Music Festival – June 21st, 2014

Fête de la musique 2014

 

 

Like every year since 1982, on 21 June, the day of the summer solstice takes place the Fete de la Musique.

The Music Festival is a celebration of live music showcase for the breadth and diversity of musical practices of all musical genres.

Free concerts take place in Paris bringing together all amateur or professional.

This year, the urban music will be featured.

For the event, a free one-hour concert will take place about the Musee d’Orsay at 20:30 in the aisle sculptures.

Father’s day !

Fêtes des Pères

 

Le Bellechasse Saint-Germain invite you in Paris to celebrate Father’s day !

The offer “Father’s day !” include the Room, our French Buffet Breakfast, a Glass of Heidsick Champagne to be taken at the Bar of the hotel and a Chocolate Sweetness.

This offer is non cancellable and non refundable for a 2 nights stay between June 13th and June 16th.