Month: April 2015

Where to enjoy a dinner in the pure French gastronomic tradition?

The Lancaster Hotel celebrates the French art of living, even in the menu of its gourmet restaurant, La Table du Lancaster. A stone's throw from the legendary Avenue des Champs Élysées, the Lancaster hotel is a haven of peace that celebrates the French art of living. In a classic and refined decor, it presents in a beautiful harmony a vast and precious collection of art and antiques as well as contemporary elements. Gourmets know this address well because La Table du Lancaster, the hotel restaurant awarded two stars in the Michelin guide, is in itself worth the detour! Supervised by chef Julien Roucheteau, this table is indeed renowned for the creativity of its menu which gives pride of place to seasonal products and the cuisine of our regions. Thus, the “Seasonal Impression” menu is imagined by the chef himself, according to market arrivals. It consists of an appetizer, two starters, two main courses, cheese and dessert… On the menu, the dishes presented all offer a little note…

To see: the Pinacoteca at the time of Graffiti with the exhibition "Le Pressionnisme"

Until September 13, 2015, the Pinacothèque de Paris is putting the art of graffiti on canvas in the spotlight, thanks to the exhibition "Le Pressionnisme 1970 -1990". It is so much a part of our daily life that we don't even see it anymore! And yet graffiti is indeed part of the history of Art. The Pinacothèque is also rehabilitating this means of expression born in the street, on the occasion of a colorful exhibition to be discovered until September 13, 2015. “Le Pressionnisme 1970 - 1990, the masterpieces of graffiti on canvas from Basquiat to Bando ”does not present Street Art as we know it, but many paintings by masters that were exhibited in galleries for decades particularly creative. Among the big names in graffiti on canvas, we find famous artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, both approached by a certain Andy Warhol… Art lovers of all kinds or just curious, go to the Pinacoteca which brought together nearly a hundred works to shed light on the hidden history of a movement that arrived in France ...

Hotel Le Vignon

In the heart of the 8th arrondissement, the Hotel Vignon is an address with contemporary charm, with a cozy and relaxing atmosphere, ideal for recharging your batteries after spending the day strolling through the streets of the capital. Located in a typical Parisian street, this warm establishment enjoys a central location, ideal for organizing your cultural getaways: the Madeleine, the Concorde, the Opera, the Pinacothèque, the Louvre are indeed very close ... If you like shopping , you can also go to the Galeries Lafayette and Printemps, discover the fashion houses of the fashion capital, but also indulge yourself in the jewelry shops of Place Vendôme and the famous delicatessens ... Favorite: a modern decoration, both sober and colorful.

Artus Hotel

Located in the heart of the historic center of Paris, in the famous district of Saint Germain des Près, the Artus Hotel elegantly revisits the 50s. Its 26 rooms take you back in time with a decoration in pop colors and very graphic patterns. vintage. This address with its anti-conformist architecture guarantees you will fill up with a good mood before setting off to explore the surroundings: Place Saint-Germain, Pont des Arts, the Sorbonne ... Its location is also ideal for organizing a cultural outing at Louvre Museum, or a more lazy afternoon at the Jardin du Luxembourg. Favorite: the massage service by appointment

Seven Hotel

Located in the heart of the Latin Quarter, a stone's throw from the famous rue Mouffetard, its lively shops and restaurants, the Seven is a boutique hotel unlike any other. In this establishment which plays the card of originality and fantasy on each floor, the rooms are all decorated according to a different theme: the romanticism inspired by the Petit Trianon of Queen Marie-Antoinette, the glamor of the festive universe of the cabaret, the very 60s atmosphere of James Bond films… More than a night in Paris, the Seven offers you an unforgettable experience. It is also located near the most beautiful monuments of the capital, such as Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Pantheon. You can also go green in the famous Jardin du Luxembourg located not far away. Favorite: the Levitation rooms with their suspended bed.

Hotel Astor Saint-Honoré

Located on the Right Bank of Paris, between the famous Opéra Garnier and the avenue des Champs-Élysées, the Astor Saint-Honoré hotel is a refined establishment that offers you incomparable service and tranquility. The elegant and cozy rooms are true havens of peace in the bustle of the city. Nestled in the heart of the fashion district, the hotel is also the ideal starting point for your shopping trips since it adjoins the prestigious boutiques on rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, the Department Stores on Boulevard Haussmann as well as the houses of The most renowned Haute Couture. Close to the Louvre museum, art galleries and auction rooms, the Astor Saint-Honoré hotel makes culture a way of life. Favorite: the Astor restaurant and its Art Nouveau-style glass roof.

To do: discover Paris from La Môme Piaf

The BnF offers to set off "In the footsteps of Edith Piaf", thanks to an exhibition and a tour through the streets of the capital, to rediscover the history of an icon of Parisian life. On the occasion of the centenary of the birth of the most popular French singer, the BnF is devoting a major exhibition to Édith Piaf, to be discovered until 23 August 2015. On the program: hundreds of documents - photographs, posters, souvenir items , but also sound recordings and film clips - which evoke the incredible destiny of a street singer who became an international star. If you have four hours ahead of you, do not hesitate to complete the experience by taking the course “In the footsteps of Edith Piaf”, made up of nine stages that will take you on a journey through the Paris of La Môme! Your crossing will begin with Place Édith-Piaf where a statue bearing her effigy has paid tribute to her since 2003. You will then pass through the Père-Lachaise Cemetery where the singer was buried in 1963, the Édith Piaf Museum located in the house that she occupied ...