With the extension of the curfew and the reopening of places of culture, life is picking up a bit in Paris and it must be said, it feels good. For the occasion, we have listed the 5 new spots, freshly inaugurated, not to be missed!
Originally planned for April 2020, the reopening of the Samaritan had been postponed due to the health crisis. We now know the official opening date of the department store on rue de Rivoli, and it will be 19 next June !
Closed since 2005, due to asbestos and numerous deteriorations, La Samaritaine is undeniably one of the addresses whose reopening is particularly awaited.
While waiting to be able to admire this architectural jewel of the Pont Neuf with your own eyes, we reveal to you what will await you in the smallest of the department stores. Starting with the huge shopping center of 20000 m2 gathering more than 600 brands, mixing both luxury homes but also young designers and exclusives. Next to this shopping area, we will discover a 3000m2 beauty area, the largest in Paris to date! Notice to those who need to be pampered: a SPA and a beauty studio are also on hand! Feeling peckish during your shopping break? Head to the 5th floor, where you'll find a plethora of restaurants, cafes, or even tea rooms. These 10 places to eat will make you taste the best of French gastronomy. Finally, the palace The White Horse Paris (72 rooms, some of which enjoy a panoramic view of the Eiffel Tower!), its gourmet restaurant orchestrated by chef Arnaud Donckele and its White Horse Spa which contains a very beautiful swimming pool, will delight tourists and other lovers of the city.
The Trade Exchange
Historic monument of the Halles district now restored and transformed into a museum of the Pinault collection, the Commerce Bourse will house the contemporary art collection of François Pinault, made of 10 works. After four years of work, you will be able to discover a rich program of exhibitions, meetings and events establishing an unprecedented dialogue between heritage and contemporary creation. Painting, sculpture, photography, video, performance… All disciplines come together in this superb circular building de 3000m². The Bourse de Commerce allows you to take a unique, ever-renewed look at the art of our time… Go for it, it has been open to the public since last Saturday 22 May!
The Navy Hotel
After 6 years of renovation, theNavy Hotel finally reopens its doors to the public. Iconic place of French heritage, this majestic setting of 8000m² restores the image ofFrench maritime history by inviting its visitors on a wonderful journey through the ages. Accompanied by a headset offering spatialized 3D sound, they discover in total immersion, sumptuous fully refurnished apartments, ceremonial lounges, a glass roof whose shape is reminiscent of a diamond, not to mention the breathtaking view of the Place de la Concorde. … Within this building designed by the first architect of King Louis XV, the modern scenography highlights the issues concerning the sea. It also looks back on its history since the Hôtel de la Marine was originally designed as the Crown storage unit.
The Hotel du Grand Control in Versailles
Built by Jules Hardouin–Mansart en 1680, The Hôtel du Grand Contrôle was used for general financial control, for the war department and then it became the officers' canteen until 2006. When it was abandoned... before falling into the hands of of the group LOV Hotel Collection/Alain Ducasse. Revamped into a charming and prestigious hotel, it opened its doors to the public on June 1st! Rated to Historical monuments, the establishment was entitled to major safeguarding and restoration work and then to certain adjustments. Today he offers 14 rooms and suites with a classic and refined decoration, inspired by Eighteenth century. In addition to the sublime restaurant of French haute cuisine signed by the multi-starred chef Alain Ducasse, our favorite goes to its view of theOrangery of the Palace of Versailles and the Swiss pond.
The Carnavalet Museum
Closed for renovation for 4 years, the Carnavalet Museum is now ready to re-welcome beautiful people (but always in accordance with the health rules)! Within its walls, the oldest museum in Paris houses drawings, prints, posters, photographs, objects of history and memory and other heritage archive collections retracing thehistory of the capital, from prehistory to the present day… For its first exhibition after reopening, the museum is partnering with the foundation Henri Cartier-Bresson and will feature previously unseen prints and audiovisual recordings of the agency's founder Magnum who immortalized Paris in the XNUMXth century.