A brand new book “Quiet Paris” was released at the beginning of the month.
We are delighted and proud to have been chosen to be part of it, let’s not deny it! But, furthermore, we love the concept:
Paris is a beautiful city with astounding architecture and world-famous museums and restaurants.
Because of its many attractions, however, it often feels as if there is nowhere to escape from the
crowds. Siobhan Wall, author of Quiet Amsterdam and Quiet London, has sought out hidden,
tranquil places so that Parisians can find some respite from their busy lives. She has gone in search
of small museums and cafés so that visitors to the city can discover another, quieter side to this
entrancing metropolis. From formal gardens to light-filled art galleries, chic boutiques, small
tearooms and gourmet delicatessens, Quiet Paris has over one hundred and twenty tempting
places to savour the quiet delights of this most seductive of cities.
For more details, their website: www.franceslincoln.co.uk
The Maillol Museum likes Venice, and we are thrilled about that! After the very good “Canaletto”, it now showcases Murano and the glass work…
Nearly 200 pieces of work should be submitted to come back on 700 years of magic. Because if you had the chance to see the glass-blowers and see shapes arise under their fingers and breath, then you also know how much it’s magic!
This exhibition will begin March 27 and will close its doors on 28 July 2013.
More details on the website: www.museemaillol.com
As you may already know, the hotel is a stone throw from the Luxembourg Museum… Well, good news, from February 21st 2013 and for 5 months, you can attend to a new Chagall’s exhibition called “Entre Guerre et Paix” (“Between War & Peace”).
This one will come back on a part of his life: a part only cause between 2 wars, an exile, a revolution, several countries… only one exhibition wouldn’t be enough!
The program looks good and we wanted to share with you…
For more information, do not hesitate to check the Luxembourg Museum website (looks like the translation got lost though): www.museeduluxembourg.fr
And of course, if you go and see it and wish to share your comments, it will be a pleasure!
When we told you this year was special for the Heritage Days…
The “36, Quai Orfèvres”, mythical place for all thrillers’ fans, opens its doors this week-end!
An excellent program in sight as you will have the opportunity, among other things, attend a reconstituted crime scene, walk up the stairs of the Crim’ like Dr Petiot (french murderer) did it in the past, or put yourself in the shoes of a suspect whom fingerprints are identified by the police…
Opening from 10am to 6pm, this Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of September 2012. For the address, we let you investigate, for the website: www.prefecturedepolice.fr
Good news for all the French & Parisian Heritage fans: this week-end (Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th of September), the Heritage Days (Les Journées du Patrimoine) are back.
For those who didn’t do it in the past, we can once more visit the usually closed to public monuments & palaces… But for those who know all that already, this year will be a bit special as the theme is “The Hidden Heritage”! So, a lot of new things to see.
For more informations & to prepare your visits, here is the link of the website: www.journeesdupatrimoine.culture.fr
For those who want to have a great evening, we recommend Le Bel Canto.
Or how to combine a meal of quality and an Opera atmosphere (four young lyric singers and a pianist for you).
As we tested it, we – like most of the guest – strongly recommend it!
For more info and/or booking: www.lebelcanto.com
Be careful: the restaurant closes from July 29th to Aug. 31st!
West Side Story comes back to the Theatre du Chatelet from October 28th 2012 to January 1st 2013 !
Redesigned in 2007 for the 50th anniversary of the masterpiece creation, this production met a great success.
80 musicians-singers-dancers will bring you back to this legendary musical: the gangs war in New-York in the fifties, the unforgettable musics of Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim, the choreographies of Jerome Robbins!
More details and bookings on the website: http://www.chatelet-theatre.com/
Good news for those who can’t decide between Paris and the sun-bathing: Paris Plage will soon be back!
This new edition will start on July 20th and will end on August 19th…
More details on the website http://www.paris.fr/
Very good news for all the shopping addicts, the Hotel de Sevres’ addicts, and of course the ones who are addicted to both: a new Autolib station will open at the end of the month, in front of the Bon Marché! Let’s say, a stone throw from the hotel…
In addition to the one situated rue St Placide (even nearer from the hotel) and will let you park your Autolib more easily… true enough, to park within the area became a deal.
The ones arriving without car (Train station, subway) will be happy…
To know more about how it works, here is the full link: http://www.paris.fr/autolib
The little yellow ball comes back soon to Paris…
If you like tennis, then you are certainly aware of it already, for others, here are the two main links to know more about this 2012 version of the French Open of Roland Garros. If you never did it, we strongly recommend to spend a day there:
Hoping that the show and the sun will be of the party…