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What to do in Paris this weekend? (Oct 14-16)

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You can wait all week for this little break, once the weekend arrives – like everyone – you can't find an original idea to occupy these days off. That's good, Paris Select has scoured the Parisian news to offer you the crème de la crème of fun and unusual activities. Here is a nice little program for this weekend.


Be amazed during the LVMH Special Days

LVMH Special Days are coming back this weekend (October 14, 15 and 16, 2022) for their 5th edition. This unmissable event signed LVMH opens the doors to the most confidential addresses in the world: from sewing workshops to wine estates, via department stores or the world of Fine jewelry… Everything is revealed to visitors!

In Paris, these are close to 27 exceptional places which offer exclusive guided tours and other exceptional activities... The Louis Vuitton, Dior and Chaumet workshops are among the most prestigious Houses. Not to mention Bulgari, Kenzo, Fred, Guerlain...

What to offer a privileged immersion in the world of luxury. After this weekend, the Haute coutureFine jewelryHaute-Perfumery, Spirits, or Department Stores will no longer hold any secrets for you! Find the entire program is available here.


Admire (almost) in preview GOLD GOLD BY YVES SAINT LAURENT at the Yves Saint Laurent Museum

From October 14, 2022 to May 14, 2023, the Yves Saint Laurent Paris Museum is hosting an exhibition focused on the hour. The opportunity to rediscover this symbolic color through the creations and memories of the legendary couturier.

After having cut his teeth with the great Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent presents his first eponymous collection on 29th January 1962. It was the start of an incredible career that the 26-year-old fashion designer was far from imagining! Breaking the codes of femininity, it continues to inspire 60 years later... An important anniversary that will be celebrated with great fanfare with this anniversary exhibition at the Yves Saint Laurent Museum.

For this exhibition, the Parisian museum highlights a key element of the couturier's work: gold. From the first buttons he used to dress up his peacoats to entirely golden dresses, none of his collections have escaped this! This “magic shade” is an integral part of the designer's creative palette. And for good reason, all materials lend themselves to these sparkles: brocade, lace, lamé, sequins, leather, embroidery... Gold illuminates the darkest fabrics and colors with a touch of chic. This burst of brilliance, sometimes discreet, sometimes flamboyant, Yves Saint Laurent has made it his signature.

In total, you can discover around forty haute couture and ready-to-wear dresses, as well as objects collected by Pierre Bergé and brought back from Oran or Marrakech by Yves Saint Laurent, or accessories created by Loulou of the Cliff. Among them, the jeweled dress made for her fall-winter 1966-1967 collection, looks worn by Catherine Deneuve...

This exhibition promises a leap into the couturier's sunny memories...

Gold, les Ors d'Yves Saint Laurent at the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris, from October 14, 2022 to May 14, 2023



Enjoy a very couture Tea Time at the Peninsula Paris

As every year since 2014, the Peninsula Paris supports the fight against breast cancer throughout the month ofPink October. For the occasion, the palace will offer the " Pink Afternoon Tea » imagined by the Pastry Chef Anne Coruble and the boss Baptist Leroux for the salty part. A high-end snack, part of the proceeds of which will be donated to the association Europa Donna France who fights breast cancer.

Thus, from October 1 to 31, this tea time will be served within the Lobby Restaurant, every day, from 15 p.m. On the program: a tasty shortbread with roasted pepper, chioggia beets and smoked cream; a crispy scallop with Dulse seaweed and raspberry as well as surprising champagne balls, marinated radish and sacristan.  
Sweet tooths will not be outdone with the delicious puff pastry brioche with pink pralines, the pavlova with pink grapefruit and candied citrus fruits with herbs, the pink lemon and comice pear swirl, the vanilla scone and hibiscus flower powder or even the light foam flavored with raspberry, fennel and ginger.

An afternoon tea accompanied by a hot drink of your choice. Our recommendation? the green tea with notes of jasmine and rosebuds.

Count €65/person for the classic tea time and €85 for the Prestige version, served with a glass of Champagne or the cocktail of the month.

The Pink Afternoon Tea at the Peninsula Paris, 19 Av. Kléber, 75116 Paris. 01 58 12 28 88


Have fun at a crazy escape game : The crime of the Orient Express

If you are both a fan ofEscape Game and fan of the works ofAgatha Christie, we have the perfect plan for you. Code name ? The crime of the Orient Express.

The pitch ? Winter 1934. 23:42 p.m. The mythical Orient express continues its journey towards Istanbul in luxury and calm. That night is a night like any other, yet all of a sudden a cry, followed by a dull noise from the cabin of Samuel Lioretti come to break the silence of the night. He is dead ! Murdered... But how is it possible? His cabin is closed from the inside. You are the only passengers on this train, the murderer can only be among you! You must prove your innocence and find out who is behind the murderer before the police take over on your next stop. 

Proposed by The One Escape, this hybrid escape game – between escape game and Murder Party – will immerse you in the heart of a murder within the mythical train… The particularity? One of you is the criminal so the mission here is not to get out of the room but rather to unmask him before the allotted time!

Yes, once you arrive on site, the Game Master takes care of randomly distributing the roles before having you board the mythical Orient Express, well prepared for the occasion. If the room that we discover is a bit smaller than that of a 'classic' escape game, we are impressed by the sets, larger than life. The small lounge, the bar, the landscapes that we discover through the windows and the sounds of the moving immersion, we would really believe it!

During this unique experience, you will have to evolve both solo and as a team to find the murderer of Samuel Lioretti. All this, by embodying a full-fledged character with a pass and goals to keep throughout the adventure. No doubt, budding actors and other theater enthusiasts will be delighted!

Our opinion: far from being far-fetched, the scenario is very well put together. The investigation evolves at the rate of unexpected twists and the outcome should surprise you, at the end of the countdown! The experience is gripping and accompanied by our band, we really do not see the time passing. The crime of the Orient Express definitely represents our favorite in terms of escape game!

The One Escape, 39 Rue de Palestro, 75002 Paris. Sessions from 10 a.m. to 22 p.m.



Hunt for vintage nuggets at auction

Notice to sharp fashionistas! This Saturday, October 15, the Municipal Credit of the city of Paris is preparing a Hermès-Chanel-Vuitton auction… not to be missed!
For the occasion, you can bet on pieces pledged by Parisians who are broke and never recovered. Yes, a historic Parisian monument still in use, the Municipal Credit allows you to pawn your belongings…

In the programme : 170 batches including shoes, jewellery, designer leather goods, books and other works of art… at prices ranging from 10 to 7000€.

Obviously, we recommend that you bet on eternal classics: the 2.55 from Chanel, the Hermès squares or the Clic bracelet, the monogram bags Louis Vuitton… Mark your calendars!

Exhibition of pieces on Friday October 14 from 9 a.m. to 17 p.m. and Saturday October 15 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sale on Saturday October 15 at 14 p.m. and on the live ofBidding (without additional commissions). Complete list of lots on the website.


Make your own gin during from a great workshop

For this workshop, Bastien, Julien and their team will welcome you in the heart of Paris... In one of the oldest harbors in the capital, redeveloped in distilleries ! During this unique experience, you will have the opportunity to taste several cocktails and other spirits.

The team will invite you – a glass in hand – to discover the turbulent history of Gin. From a medicine, it has become one of the king ingredients of the cocktail. You will then discover the different components and production techniques. Next step? You will tackle the composition of your Gin with your companions of the day. Rather citrusy, rather spicy, rather herbaceous? Once the direction has been set, the team will guide you in the selection among around thirty herbs from organic farming.

Then comes the production stage, during which you will have the opportunity to taste a signature cocktail from the distillery! The bottling and final tasting of your Gin will mark the end of the workshop. So you will leave with your 200ml bottle, made by you!



Stroll through a Parisian park to experience the magic of autumn

True lungs of the capital, the Parisian parks and gardens are renowned for their charm and their particular character. The Tuileries, Jardin du Luxembourg, the Buttes-Chaumont… Smaller but just as pleasant, Parc Monceau and Montsouris are also worth seeing. Just like the famous Coulée Verte. Once fall has arrived, these green spaces are completely transformed and reveal gorgeous fall colors. Perfect spots where to take refuge to take a breath of fresh air! Discover the here.

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