Month: June 2021

Henri Cartier-Bresson is exhibiting at the Carnavalet Museum with "Revoir Paris"

For its reopening, the Musée Carnavalet - Histoire de Paris offers a crossed look at Paris: two parallel exhibitions of the photos of Eugène Atget and those of his colleague, Henri Cartier-Bresson. Here is an exhibition which should delight lovers of the city and other historians. From June 15 to October 31, 2021, the Carnavalet museum exhibits the photos of Eugène Atget and Henri Cartier-Bresson, two great photographers of the 4th century. The latter captured the lives of Parisians during the great moments of history but also the small details and other daily worries. Before him, Eugène Atget immortalized every street in Paris, thus producing precise and very practical documentation for the artists of his time. Between them, they took a new look at the French capital. For these two exhibitions presented in smilutane, the Carnavalet museum highlights original photographs by Eugène Atget and Henri Cartier-Bresson, from its own collections. However, a few pieces are on loan from the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation In addition to this fascinating double exhibition, you can also admire the 000 works of art (paintings, photographs, sculptures, furniture, etc.) permanently exhibited in ...

Tours of Galeries Lafayette in Paris

10 good reasons to go to Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann

For 120 years, the Galeries Lafayette has represented a real Parisian place of life. You can also go there for a shopping spree, just to stroll or to treat yourself to a gourmet break… Whether you live in the City of Light or are just passing through, there is always a good reason to go to Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann. Here are 10! - The architecture of the building and its historic dome Throne on Boulevard Haussmann, Les Galeries Lafayette displays superb architecture dating from their creation in 1893. The department store is a must-see Parisian spot and as proof, it is the second the most visited place in Paris, just after the Eiffel Tower! 43 meters high, the sublime Neo-Byzantine dome is worth the detour on its own. - The great shopping offer offered The Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann brings together no less than 3500 brands, spread over 7 floors. This is the largest collection of women's fashion in the world, at the forefront of trends, concentrating the most chic labels! Handbags, shoes, jewelry, watches ...

A weekend in Paris ... in the very chic Madeleine district

Between the large neoclassical-style church that sits on the square, the rue Royale and its multicolored umbrellas, the delicatessens, the restaurants - including the famous Maxim's - and the surrounding luxury boutiques, there is plenty to do in the district of Madeleine ! Whether you are just passing through for a weekend or more, both curious and epicureans will find their happiness there. - Where to stay The Hotel Castille Ideally located in rue Cambon, next to the famous Chanel boutique, the Hotel Castille invites its guests to the Parisian dolce vita. This unique 5-star hotel has 108 rooms - including 26 large suites - decorated in different styles depending on the wing in which they are located. Regarding the Opera wing, its first 3 floors offer a contemporary and warm atmosphere. In the last two, we find more refined lines and an exceptional view over the rooftops of the very chic 1st arrondissement… As for the Rivoli wing, it is a tribute to the style of Coco Chanel, with an atmosphere…

La Bauhinia: an ultra-confidential haven of peace

Nestled in the heart of the Le Shangri-La Hotel Paris, La Bauhinia offers a real getaway in the countryside, with the added bonus of a unique view of the Eiffel Tower. With its intimate atmosphere and its menu with Asian accents, the restaurant brings together all the ingredients for a high-end gastronomic break. Inspired by the flower of the same name - which adorns the flag of Hong Kong - La Bauhinia is a tribute to the Asian origins of the Shangri-La group. If inside, the superb glass dome (designed by the famous architect Maurice Gras) bathes the restaurant in light, since 2019, La Bauhinia unveils a magnificent flowered terrace, which can be found as soon as the sunny days arrive ... This year, it is on the edge of the French garden that the restaurant offers fresh, summer cuisine. Located in the heart of the historic building, this true haven of peace welcomes its guests away from prying eyes and the Parisian tumult for a timeless parenthesis… On the plates, the Executive Chef Christophe Moret and the Pastry Chef…

7 good Italian restaurants to try in Paris

Tasty and sunny, Italian cuisine has always been one of the most appreciated by Parisians. So much so that the trattorias never cease to flourish in the capital… To savor a delicious pizza, historic pastas or creamy burratas, Paris Select reveals its 7 favorite addresses. - Tosca The Tosca restaurant is an embassy of Italian gastronomy in Paris, nestled within the Hôtel Splendide Royal in the heart of the very chic 8th arrondissement. The great Italian chef Raffaele de Mase looks to the future without ever forgetting his roots. In its plates, we find the tradition which is opposed harmoniously to the innovation. It demonstrates the subtleties of Italian gastronomy, combining know-how, modernity and contemporary accents of the finest flavors of Italy. His creations always reflect a search for new combinations of flavors with the use of Italian raw materials of great quality and especially seasonal. Pierre, Director and Head Sommelier will surprise you with his subtle wine list that he has selected according to his favorites and the best Italian winegrowers. This lover of gastronomy takes…

10 books in the colors of sunny days

With the return of sunny days, Paris Select suggests reading sips of good vibes to accompany your summer here and there... Books that will offer you an escape to other lives, other places! – Dictionary of perfume lovers, Élisabeth de Feydeau, Plon editions “Perfume makes silence speak. He inhabits absence. It also tells the story of the person who conveys it. The historian Elisabeth de Feydeau takes us in the wake of the greatest fragrances, from the line of the bottle to the design of the label down to the smallest of the components that ensure their success and their durability. We will discover their history, the workshop of the perfumer and the great creators. The importance also of scents in literature with Gustave Flaubert, Marcel Proust or Émile Zola among others. A necessarily intoxicating dictionary! I BUY IT – Messages carried by the clouds, Jean d'Ormesson, Robert Laffont editions, Bouquins collection Prefaced by Jean-Luc Barré, Messages carried by the clouds brings together some epistolary exchanges sometimes tinged with humor between the academician and his writer friends including Claude Lévi-Strauss, François Mauriac or François Nourissier. But also with...

10 things to do with kids in Paris

With confinement, our kids spent their days locked up, linking programs on Netflix and playing on the Switch… The return of sunny days is therefore the perfect time to change the situation! Paris Select has listed 10 stylish outdoor activities to occupy them differently. - Explore the Vincennes Zoo Across its 14,5 hectares, the Paris Zoological Park offers visitors the opportunity to dive into the natural environment of animals: the savannah of the Sahel-Sudan plain, the rocky coasts and the Patagonian pampas , the great forests of Europe or the tropical climates of Guyana and Madagascar… You will meet their curious inhabitants, with hair and feathers! We like: venturing into the tropical equatorial forest of 4000m2 (always finding your way thanks to the Big Rock!) As well as the original activities offered such as "Breakfast with the giraffes". I BOOK MY VISIT - See an exhibition at La Cité des Sciences Darwin, the play of light, energy, satellites……