The Salon du Chocolat – Paris Porte de Versailles

An even-more gourmet edition from 30 October through 3 November

(open from 10am to 7pm)


The Salon du Chocolat is the not-to-be-missed event for those who share a passion for this exceptional product. For its 2013 edition from 30 October through 3 November, the Salon du Chocolat will increase from 12,500 to 20,000 sqm dedicated entirely to sweet treats. Its chocolaty centre will be the meeting place for the big names in chocolate and will house confectionery and sweets treats to delight the taste buds of all epicureans.

Through its exciting events and in the heart of these new spaces dedicated to Chocolate and Confectionery, the 2013 Salon du Chocolat will focus on a question that is both culinary and existential: Why is chocolate so magical?

Being a worldwide event and a veritable international label, the Salon du Chocolat will host more than 550 participants, chocolatiers, chefs and pastry chefs, cocoa experts, from all over the world.


- Metro (line 12) : Station “Porte de Versailles”

Georges BRAQUE in Grand Palais

From September 18th, 2013 to January 06th, 2014

(10am till 8pm Sundays and Mondays – 10am till 10pm from Wednesdays to Saturdays)

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This retrospective, dedicated to the major 20th century artist Georges Braque, will survey all the periods of his artistic creation, from Fauvism to his final works culminating in the magnificent art studios and birds series. The exhibition will focus on highlights in his career, such as Cubism, the Canéphores (Basket Carriers) of the 1920’s, and his final landscapes.

Masculine – Masculine. The Nude Man in Art from 1800 to the Present Day. Orsay Museum

From September 24th, 2013 to January 02nd, 2014

(From 9:30am to 6:00pm from tuesday to sunday – till 9:45pm on thursday)

While it has been quite natural for the female nude to be regularly exhibited, the male nude has not been accorded the same treatment. It is highly significant that until the show at the Leopold Museum in Vienna in the autumn of 2012, no exhibition had opted to take a fresh approach, over a long historical perspective, to the representation of the male nude. However, male nudity was for a long time, from the 17th to 19th centuries, the basis of traditional Academic art training and a key element in Western creative art.

Therefore when presenting the exhibition Masculine / Masculine, the Musée d’Orsay, drawing on the wealth of its own collections and of other French public collections, aims to take an interpretive, playful, sociological and philosophical approach to exploring all aspects and meanings of the male nude in art.
Given that the 19th century took its inspiration from 18th century classical art, and that this influence still resonates today, the Musée d’Orsay is extending its traditional historical range in order to draw a continuous arc of creation through two centuries down to the present day, and will include the whole range of techniques: painting, sculpture, graphic arts and, of course, photography, which will have an equal place in the exhibition.

“The Parisienne” – The Champ-de-Mars will host the 17th edition of the Parisienne, a sporting event exclusively for women.

This year, 30,000 candidates have registered to participate in the 17th edition of the Parisienne, a running race of 6 km in the middle of Paris and reserved for women.

While waiting for the start scheduled in the morning of Sunday, September 15, “La Parisienne” village will open its doors as from Friday, on the Champ-de-Mars, and this year, Japan will have the place of honor. During the whole weekend, activities will be proposed to enable the public to discover the land of the Rising Sun. On the program: introductory workshops to dancing, music or cuisine.

As in previous editions, the Parisienne will also be an opportunity to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer. Various informative stands dedicated to sport and health in general, will, moreover, be provided to the public who wishes to (re)discover the pleasure of spending energy.

Pompidou Center : Roy Lichtenstein exhibition

From 3rd July to 04th November 2013

(from 11 am to 9pm, until 11 pm every thursdays)

Today Roy Lichtenstein is regarded as one of the stars of the pop art movement as well as a great master of American painting. And yet, having been at the avant-garde of pop art for several years, Lichtenstein went much further. As soon as he began to reference artists and styles from art history in his works, he was very quickly perceived as a postmodern artist. Then, in the last years of his life, returning to the classic genres of the nude and the landscape, he became almost a traditional painter. So that Roy Lichtenstein is, today, a “classic” artist. Yet the power of his art is also an amused distance, critical without becoming cynical, that he applied to both himself and to art, from early on to the end of his life, the importance of which must be recognised. In one of his last interviews, Lichtenstein did not deny the interviewer’s first question: “Are you sure that you have never created a work completely devoid of all trace of malice, humour or irony?”

European Patrimony Days

14th & 15th September, 2013

Like every year, for the 30th year, Patrimony Days back in September! You can discover monuments usually closed to the public and rarely visited …

100 years! It is 100 years this year that has been established the founding document for the protection of historical monuments of France. On the occasion of the 30th edition of the Heritage Days, the theme is “1913-2013: 100 years of protection.” Through tours, exhibitions, workshops and conferences, you will discover “100 years of projects and restoration workshops, craftsmen 100 years of work, restaurateurs and laboratories, 100 years of know-how conservation and enhancement of heritage. ”

Warning, contrary to popular belief, all visits are not free! So remember to inquire if you attempt an animation.

Do not hesitate to ask more information to the Reception team of Le Bellechasse Saint-Germain.


Ron Mueck Exhibition


Fondation Cartier


Ron Mueck has been invited to present his new sculpture at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain from April 16 to October 27 2013. This is his first major exhibition in Europe since the hugely successful Fondation Cartier exhibition of 2005.

In addition to six important recent sculptures the show includes three produced especially for this event. A new film recording their creation has been made for the occasion by Gautier Deblonde. Revealing the reclusive artist at work further emphasizes the sensitivity and power of Ron Mueck’s sculpture and highlights its particular resonance for our time.


The Fondation Cartier:

261, boulevard Raspail
75014 Paris
Tél. +33 (0)1 42 18 56 50

Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 11 AM to 9 Pm

Visiting Christian Lacroix Hotel in Paris

During the Paris fashion week, we were pleased to invite the blogeuse Camille Juras (Absolutely Faaabulous) to visit le Bellechasse! To read the article, click here!

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Article sur le blog de la vie en rouge

Le blog de la vie en rouge nous a consacré un magnifique article racontant une nuit passé dans l’univers de Christian Lacroix. Vous pouvez retrouver ce dernier en cliquant ici!


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Dali exhibition

Dali exhibition at the Centre Pompidou
Until the 25th of March, 2013