Paris Plages

Every summer, the banks of the Seine and the La Villette Canal Basin turn into a seaside resort.

So you’d like to lay back in a sun lounger and read a book by the water’s edge? No need to travel great distances: from 8 July to 3 September, the beach comes to Paris!

Created in 2002, the Paris Plages event offers Parisians and visitors free places to relax and take advantage of leisureactivities during the hot summer days. There are cool lawns, sun umbrellas, deckchairs, palm trees, cultural and sports activities, but also swimming. Everything to cool off and enjoy the sunny weather.

Formerly held only on the right bank of the Seine, the event now extends to the whole of the new Parc Rives de Seine, the Quai de Loire at the La Villette Canal Basin and other sites (including the square in front of the City Hall, the Louis Lumière stadium in the 20th arrondissement, and the Elisabeth Stadium in the 14th). As the summer season promises to be sunnier than ever, Paris rolls out its seaside charm!

 

Portraits by Cézanne

Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) painted almost 200 portraits during his career, including 26 of himself and 29 of his wife, Hortense Fiquet.
The exhibition will explore the special pictorial and thematic characteristics of Cézanne’s portraiture, including his creation of complementary pairs and multiple versions of the same subject.

The Museum is a 1-min walk from the hotel Le Bellechasse Saint-Germain.

Christian Dior, the exhibition at the Musée des Arts décoratifs

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the House of Dior, the Musée des Arts décoratifs orchestrates a wonderful exhibition about Christian Dior (1905-1957), the house designer. From 5 Juy 2017 to 7 January 2018, this huge restrospective features more than 400 dresses, come and visit the exhibition through a staged journey designed with genius by Nathalie Crinière.

The Museum is a 15-min walk from the hotel Le Bellechasse Saint-Germain.

Paris Jazz Festival 2017

Paris Jazz Festival is about to come back at the Parc Floral from Saturday June 17 to Sunday July 30, 2017 always featuring so many musical talents gathered around one music: jazz.

Paris Jazz Festival welcomes you once again for its 24th edition running from Saturday June 17 to Sunday July 30, 2017.

The programming? Outdoor concerts throughout the day and the evening and always at low cost within the idyllic setting of Parc Floral de Paris!

45 minutes by metro from the hotel le Bellechasse Saint-Germain.

« Montmartre décor de cinéma »

The Musée Montmartre offers from April 12th 2017 to January 14th 2018 a big exhibition dedicated to its streets which have so many times served as decor in the cinema!

In a geographical and dreamlike itinerary, the visitor will be immersed in a total immersion in the different locations of the mythical district which attracted many directors, French and international: Blanche and Moulin Rouge, Place Pigalle, Barbès, Antwerp, The Sacred Heart and so on.

25 minutes by metro from the hotel le Bellechasse Saint-Germain.

L’exposition Vermeer

“The Sphinx of Delft”: coined by French journalist and art critic Théophile Thoré-Bürger when he revealed Vermeer to the world late in the 19th century, this famous expression has served mainly to promote an enigmatic image of the painter. The myth of the solitary genius has done the rest. Yet Johannes Vermeer (1632–1675) did not attain his level of creative mastery in isolation from the art of his time.

Through comparisons with the works of other artists of the Golden Age—among them Gerrit Dou, Gerard ter Borch, Jan Steen, Pieter de Hooch, Gabriel Metsu, Caspar Netscher, and Frans van Mieris—the exhibition brings to light Vermeer’s membership of a network of painters specializing in the depiction of everyday life while admiring, inspiring, and vying with each other. This dynamic rivalry played its part in the remarkable quality of their respective works; in this context we might be tempted to think of Vermeer as just one painter among others, but in point of fact this reciprocal contact tended to render his temperament sharper and more individual.

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Practical information

From February 22 to May 22, 2017

Location
Hall Napoléon, under the Pyramid

Admission
€15 (permanent collections + exhibitions)

Opening hours
Every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., except Tuesday.
Late-night openings until 9:45 p.m.on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays until May 22, 2017.

Le Hall Napoléon is at 16 minutes from the hotel Bellechasse Saint-Germain.

Roland-Garros 2017

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Roland-Garros will make his return from May 28th until June 11th, 2017. As every year, the tennismen in the world will play the prestigious French Title during 15 days, for the unmissable meeting of the season for hard-packed lovers.

The edition 2017 of Roland-Garros will be held at the Auteuil door for 15 exceptional days, wich will come to delight tennis amateurs of the whole world.

  • The qualifications, from 22 until 26 May 2017 :
  • Men’s doubles,
  • Ladies’ doubles,
  • Mixed doubles,
  • The trophy of the legends-Perrier,
  • Children day of Roland-Garros,
  • The tournament Juniors,
  • Women’s final: June 10th, 2017,
  • Men’s final : June 11th, 2017.

As every year, tournament gathers the best players of the tennis world and guarantees a breathtaking show to all people who will make the trip.

The elegance in the art of the 18th century

The Petit Palais opens its doors to the Jeffrey Horvitz collection.

From March 21 to July 9, 2017, nearly 200 paintings,

sculptures and mostly drawings of the French eighteenth

century gathered by the great collector of Boston,

are to be rediscovered, from Watteau, Boucher, Fragonard,

David to Bouchardon.

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The exhibition “21 Rue La Boétie”

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From 2 March to 31 July the Museum Maillol organizes. The exhibition “21 Rue La Boétie” retraces the remarkable story of Paul Rosenberg (1881-1959), one of the most influential art dealers in the first half of the twentieth century. The exhibition brings together some sixty or so Modern masterpieces, some of which have never before been shown in France such as works by Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Georges Braque, Henri Matisse, Marie Laurencin, coming from some of the largest public and private art collections in Europe.

The hosting of the exhibition “21 Rue La Boétie” by the Museum Maillol is part of their new cultural programme, developed by Culturespaces, focusing on Modern and Contemporary art.

Combining history and art, social history and politics, the exhibition highlights a crucial time in the twentieth century, of which Paul Rosenberg was an important witness, both an actor and a victim.

The Maillol Museum is a 7-min walk from the hotel Le Bellechasse Saint-Germain.

“Rodin au Grand Palais”

From march 22nd to july 31st 2017 and at the occasion of the centenary of his death,the Grand palais organize an exposition and offer a new perspective about this artist protean, and summoning his collections or artists such as Carpeaux, Bourdelle, RodinClaudel, Brancusi, Picasso or Richier, giving the opportunity to understand his genius.