News

image

In tune with the world

Man’s place in the universe is the theme of the exhibition currently being exhibited at the Louis Vuitton Foundation and entitled: Au diapason du Monde (In tune with the world)

200 works from the collections of the LVMH Art Foundation are on display and will attempt to answer this existential question. The exhibition is arranged in a very beautiful course. To see from April 11 to August 27, 2018.

the Louis Vuitton Foundation welcomes 25 contemporary artists with the greatest artists of the twentieth century: Giacometti, Piccaso, Matisse, Klein, Cyprien Gaillard, Wilhelm Sasnal and Adrián Vilar Rojas and many others.

From April 11 to August 27, 2018, you will have the chance to discover major works never exhibited in this place. Their purpose is to awaken our senses and alert Humans, highlighting the interconnections between humans, animals, plants, and even inanimate objects.

This magnificent exhibition is built in 3 stages, The Man who capsizes, there infinitely and Irradiances.

In the section The Man who capsizes, we find representations of the body in fantasized forms.

In the infinitely section, we ask the question of man in history and his desire to dominate the world around him.

In the Irradiance section, we find a continuous dialogue with nature that explores material and its metamorphoses.

And parallel to this journey, the Louis Vuitton Foundation offers a focus on Takashi Murakami, an artist who come back to the traumas of his country without a Kawaii aesthetic, saturated with colors and fantastic creatures.

Schedule

From April 11, 2018 to August 27, 2018

Address

Louis Vuitton Foundation

8 Mahatma Gandhi Avenue

75116 Paris 16

Read more Less

image

The guide of the best terraces of Paris

The beautiful days are back and summer is coming soon!

This is the moment where Parisians are looking forward to: take a drink on the terrace under the sun! You prefer greenery, breathtaking views of Paris or secret places, this guide is made for you!

Be careful to ask about dates and hours opening before going there. They may differ according to establishments.

Read more Less

TERRACES with stunning views

Le Jardin Suspendu

Thinked by Passage Piéton and Viparis, this place will be the largest vegetable rooftop in Paris. To discover from June 14 to September 2, 2018 on the 8th and last floor of a 3500 m² parking Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.

Les Maquereaux

Sitting on comfortable sofas and large tables, you will enjoy delicious regional products: Breton oysters from Côtes-d'Armor, butter from Isigny-sur-mer, delicatessen from Maison Dubernet, smoked tuna, sardines and mackerel of Yeu island.

Quay of City Hall, 75004

Rooftop de la Maison Blanche

The Maison Blanche restaurant offers even more entertainment for this summer. On the roof of the Champs-Elysées theater, with a breathtaking view of Paris, you can assist to various activities: Roland Garros, Yoga open air, dedication to moms ....

15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris

THE MOST UNUSUAL TERRACES

LaPlage de Glazart 2018

The dream of holidaymakers: 50 tons of sands, many sunbeds, bowling contests, foodtrucks, but also an open-air clubbing every weekend, and free concerts. LaPlage is back once again at La Villette.

7-15 Avenue de la Porte de la Villette, 75019 Paris

Papa Cabane

The beautiful and large terrace of 1000m² located just behind the AccorHotels Arena in Paris is back.

The program: food trucks, cocktails and mocktails, wine or beer and soft drinks, new arrangements of the terrace, good music with a DJ set every Thursday from 7pm to 10pm.

Rue Paul Belmondo 75012 Paris

The most elegant TERRACES

Terrasse Kléber du Peninsula

On this chic terrace, enjoy the dishes prepared by Chef Laurent Poitevin. He made a refreshing and seasonal menu.

19 Avenue Kléber, 75116 Paris

Terrace of the Mini Palace

Designed by Chef Conseil Eric Frechon, assisted by its Executive Chef Stéphane d'Aboville, the terrace of the mini Palais offers a summer menu with light, colorful and vitaminized dishes.

Winston Churchill Avenue, 75008 Paris

image

Discovering the Monceau Park

Paris has many small- and big parks, which allow parisians as well as the tourists to enjoy nature in the city. Parc Monceau is one of the most historic parks of Paris.

Indeed, before becoming the park we all know, the Parc Monceau was order by Louis-Philippe of Orléans to the landscaper Carmontelle. The Park had farms, caves, feudal ruines, water-mill and Romains temple. After being left alone for a century, the Prefect Haussman is the one who made this park to be restored in 1760.

Nowadays, The Champs Elysées Hotel brings you to discover some of its treasures in this park.

The Rotunda :

Located in the North entrance of the park, this building is now used as public bathroom in the park. Before, this establishment had a better use because the King Louis XVI took care of the taxes over drinks and marchandises.

La Naumachie :

Do not be fooled by this building. It is not as old as it seems. Actually these remains are the grave that catherine de medicis made for her husband. Formerly, these remains were situated nex to the Saint Denis Basilic and repatriate in the park in 1769. The pond its one of the few elements that has been kept since then.

The statues:

While you are having a walk in the park, you can marvel yourself with the dozens of statues that are scattered everywhere. These represent great writers and musicians that had made history. You can find Maupassant, Chopin, Alfred de Musset and many others.

Read more Less

image

L'atelier de Lumières, new art parisian spot

Grand opening this week-end of a new 3300 m2 space spotted in the heart of the 11th district.

« L’Atelier des Lumières » takes place in an old foundry of the 19th century abandoned 20 years ago. « Culturespace » dynamise Parisian art with this center dedicated to numeric arts. The great volume and the 10 meters high sealing allows presence of « immersif monumental exposures » and dive the visitor into works of famous artists.

The venue offers to admire numeric reproductions projected on tall walls of the foundry with adapted music. An artistic alternative to movies.

From this week-end, discover this new manner of apprehending art, a total experience. The public will be able to wander in this gigantic and formally industrial lieu to discover projections organized around a 35 minutes program and a shorter one of 7 minutes. Spectacular!

Read more Less

image

Kupka, Pionnier of abstraction, at Grand Palais

From the 21st of March, the Grand Palais hosts a retrospective of the artist czech František Kupka on a partnership with Centre Pompidou, the Národní Gallery of Praga and the Ateneum Art Museum in Helsinki. This exhibition will stay there from the 21st of March to the 30th of July.

Discover the origins of abstract art.

  • The retrospective follows the artist life and his artwork, we also find his approach of main art periods of the 19th and 20th century: symbolism and abstraction. We discover 300 pieces exhibited along a travel in time and through various topics of the artists. The exhibition progresses on 5 big topics with gravures, photographies, movies, drawings…
  • Information:
  • From the 21st of March to the 30th of July 2018
  • Open on monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 8pm, on Wednesday from 10am to 10pm.
Closed on Tuesday.
  • Grand Palais
  • 3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower / 75008 Paris 8
  • How to get there:
  • M° Champs-Elysées Clemenceau
  • Or 13 minutes walking from the hotel
  • Reduce rate: 10€
  • Full rate: 14€
Read more Less

image

Best parisian tea rooms

We all need a warm place to survive this freezing winter. What about a tasty break in a tea room?

  • These are the must taste places:
  • Ladurée Tea Room is one of the most famous place of the capital. Their delicious macarons are worldwide famous. On the avenue of Champs Elysées, few minutes walking from the hotel we can enjoy tasteful religieuses, saint honoré with rose or pistachio and other sweets.
  • Ladurée , 75 Avenue des Champs Elysées 75008, open everyday up to 11:30pm
  • The historic Angelina Tea Room, rue de Rivoli, is one of the very classic Parisian place and we don’t get bored! For more than a century Angelina is a meeting point for all the foodies! Don’t miss the famous « Mont Blanc » and the hot chocolate in this amazing place.
  • Angelina, 226 rue de Rivoli 75001 01.42.60.82.00
  • Discover the tea collection in the Tea Room Mariage Frères in the same place than the museum. An invitation for dreaming.
  • 30 Rue du Bourg Tibourg 75004 01.42.72.28.11
  • The dream patisserie of Conticini
  • In few year, the cake shop of Philippe Conticini has become a hot spot of the Parisian pastry art. Taste a « véritable Paris Brest » or a « Saint Honoré »
  • 93, rue du Bac 75007 01.42.84.00.82
Read more Less

image

Chinese New Year in Paris

On the 16th of February, the earth dog replaces the fire rooster. Still the end of the month, enjoy various events for the Chinese new year: exhibition, work shops, shows, parades, markets…

  • The traditional and oldest parade takes place like every year on the 13th district of Paris with a parade of dragons, lions and musicians.
  • Take a look at the other parades:
  • Parade of the 8th district on the 25th of February from 2pm to 5pm.
  • Parade on rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré on the 16th of February from 2:30pm to 4:30pm.
  • Marais festivity:
  • From the 12th to the 17th of February, the townhall of the 3rd district organizes many activities such as origami work shops, calligraphy, masks creation, shows and painting exhibitions.
  • Discover Belleville quarter on a visit with a guide through stories, rites and history of chines immigration. You cal also chose the visit with a lunch to feel the atmosphere of this Chinese district.
  • Street food:
  • The Food Market celebrates Chinese New Year on the 22nd of February from 6pm to 10:30pm. You willl find there street food shops of the famous restaurant of Mr Zhao.
Read more Less

image

Goscinny and cinema

Last moments of this must see exhibition

Forty years ago, René Goscinny, one of the most famous actors of the 9th art disappeared.

Through this exhibition the « Cinémathèque Française » highlights the passion for cinema of Asterix creator.

« I went to United States with the hope of meeting at Walt Disney but Walt Disney didn’t know it » This quote from the illustrator opens the exhibition « Goscinny and the cinema; Asterix, Lucky Luke & cie »

The exhibition is built on the model of an initiative trip: the trip of a young fresh from Mickey Mouse generation with the passion for cinema. The Cinémathèque offers an entertaining and documented way linking the two big arts of cinema and cartoons.

The visitor can discover different drawings commented, films extracts and different pieces and cinema costumes.

Read more Less

« Goscinny et le cinéma. Astérix, Lucky Luke & Cie »

End of the exhibition: 4th of March 2018

La Cinémathèque française – 51 rue de Bercy, 75012 Paris

image

Parisian bridges

In the city center, bridges are spread along 13 kilometers on the Seine, sometimes crossing islands like Ile Saint-Louis et La Cité.

Parisian bridges are all different , all built with different materials, at different periods.

The oldest one is the Pont Neuf. It was built in the second part of the XVI Century to join the Louvre Museum and the new left bank of the Seine River.

The amazing Alexander III bridge was built for the 1900 World Exhibition by the ingenior Résal and is an other example of the popular steel architecture of the XIX century .

The Bir Hakeim Bridge, which is the only bridge with 2 levels, was built in 1903 by the ingenior Louis Biette for the first South metro line.

The well-known Pont des Arts faces the Institut de France. It was the first to be built with iron and it was for pedestrians only . It was called ' Bridge for lovers ' because people used to put a lock to save their love. But the lockers were too heavy for the bridge.

During your stay, discover these famous parisian bridges!

Read more Less

image

Yves Saint Laurent Museum

The Yves Saint Laurent Museum opened its doors in Paris as well as in Marrakech.

The Parisian museum is located in Yves Saint Laurent’s historical couture house, avenue Marceau. This house has seen the birth of his creations for over 30 years and then the Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent foundation.

The foundation asked for the help of the scenograph Nathalie Crinière and the interior designer Jacques Grange in order to double the superficies of exhibition and reproduce the ambiance of the house. Thanks to this collaboration, the haute couture rooms and the creation studio of Yves Saint Laurent are integrated to the visit in order to feel the universe of the designer.

With the opening of these two museums, the 5 000 pieces of clothing, the 15 000 accessories and the thousands of drawings, photographs and other document that belong to the foundation will finally be revealed to the public.

Read more Less

Practical information:

Place: Musée Yves Saint Laurent, 5 avenue Marceau 75016

Subway: Alma Marceau, line 9

or 15 minutes walking from the hotel

Schedule: from Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm / nocturnal pn Fridays until 9pm

Rate: full rate 10€ / reduced rate 7€

image

The Paris Cocktail Week is back!

From the 20th to the 27th of January 2018, the City of Paris will host the 4th edition of the "Paris Cocktail Week". A unique opportunity to discover the numerous cocktail bars that settled in the streets of Paris for the past few years. The cocktail culture spreads and can now be found in places of divers and surprising identities.

  • The idea? Open the gates of the Parisian cocktail culture. The best cocktail bars each offer two original creations (including an alcohol-free one). If shown the downloadable pass found on their official website, some special prices will be applied.
  • This year, the Paris Cocktail week will be spread inside 75 bars around the city. It will be themed around nature and how to include cocktail creation into an ecological vision.
  • Events also gravitate around the main concept during the whole week, including masterclasses, surprising and unexpected products, etc.
Read more Less

Informations:

From the 20th to the 27th of January

  • Download your free pass here: https://pariscocktailweek.fr/
image

Louis Vuitton Foundation

This place used to be a company foundation for creation, the place has been created to promote and support contemporary artistic creation and make it available for a large french or international audience. The foundation, supported by LVMH group, is located in Bois de Boulogne near Acclimatation Garden.

This unique building has been imagined by the famous architect Franck Ghery.

This museum dedicated to contemporary art has 11 galeries, an auditorium, a restaurant and a librairy. More than a museum, it is also the place for debates, conference, shows, cinema...

The place presents pop up exhibitions of contemporary art. The agenda is available on their official website.

  • How to get there:
  • 8 avenue du Mahatma Ghandi – Bois de Boulogne
  • Paris 16
  • By métro : line 1 stop at « Les Sablons »
  • Then the Foundation is 10-15 minutes walking.
  • With the Foundation shuttle: (1€) departure Place Charles de Gaulle
Read more Less

Rates:

Adult: 14€

Under 26 years old: 10€

Under 18 years old: 5€

Free for children under 3 years old

Opening time:

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 12pm to 7pm

Friday: open until 11pm

Week-ends: from 11pm to 8pm

image

The best winter terraces

Winter is coming, to enjoy Paris without freezing, this is the list of our favorite terraces:

  • THE BRASSERIE D'AUTEUIL ROOFTOP
  • Discover this unique place, completely different from what you already know in Paris. The Brasserie d’Auteuil takes place in an vintage train station, on the old train line « la petite ceinture » that used to run all around Paris. During the winter discover the hidden covered rooftop sublimate by vegetation.
  • Brasserie Auteuil – 78 Rue d’Auteuil, 75016
  • How to get there: take line 9, direction Pont de Sèvres then stop at Michel Ange Auteuil. The brasserie is 5 minutes walking.
  • Open from Monday to Sunday, from 9am to 2am.
  • THE WINTER GARDEN OF RESTAURANT LES CLIMATS
  • Wine lover? This is your place! The restaurant Les Climats offers a Wonderfull wine selection and fine plates. But when you arrive you will be amazed by the beauty of this place. This building, from the beginning of the 20th century, hide a winter garden, one of the most beautiful of the capital! An idyllic place to enjoy a perfect diner !
  • Les Climats – 41 rue de Lille, 75007
  • How to get there: Lige 13 in Miromesnil (direction Chatillon Montrouge) stop at Invalides; then take RER C until Musée d’Orsay
  • From Tuesday to Saturday, from 12:15pm to 2:30pm and from 7pm to 9:45pm.
  • THE "CHOCOLATE BAR" OF JARDINS DU MARAIS
  • In the heart of the Marais area, discover the fabulous chalet in the garden of the hotel Les Jardins du Marais. Enjoy a warm hot chocolate, loved in a plaid in this huge private courtyard. Like a secret place in the heart of Paris. On the menu, try also the crepes, waffles or very chocolate creations. Don’t wait, it is a pop up place!
  • Hôtel Les Jardins du Marais – 75 rue Amelot, 75011
  • How to get there: Take line, direction Mairie de Montreuil, stop at Oberkampf, the terrace is 8 minutes walking.
  • Open from Monday to Saturday, from 12am to 2:30 pm and from 7pm to 10:30pm
Read more Less

image

The best free exhibitions in Paris

Paris is always moving and buzzing with brilliant art galeries and exhibitions free to visit and enjoy. To all of those who blame the price of museums to miss out on cultural opportunities, here’s a selection of the ones you will love, without spending a penny.

  • LES JO DE RAYMOND DEPARDON
  • or the release of his new photo album, this exhibition will display 19 of photographer Raymond Depardon’s best Olympic Games pictures taken between 1964 and 1980
  • BEATE ET SERGE KLARSFELD, LES COMBATS DE LA MÉMOIRE
  • Shoah memorial rewinds back to the Klarsfeld couple’s fights between 1968 and 1978 while they changed the world’s future memory of Shoah, in a context of huge political, social and cultural changes.
  • RÉTROSPECTIVE RAHAN
  • Hubert & Breyne Gallery Paris offers the first ever flashback on Pif Gadget’s well-known character: Rahan. Unmissable icon of French 70’s comics culture
  • LES NUITS PARISIENNES, DU PALAIS-ROYAL AU PALACE
  • Through the way women and men live, work, dance and meet, night times offer an exclusive angle on political, cultural and aesthetic changes in Paris. The « Les nuits Parisiennes » exhibition takes us back through two and a half centuries of nightlife in the French capital.
  • L'EXPO CONTRE-ATTAQUE II
  • After the first edition big success (2015), Sakura guides Star Wars characters back into his central Paris gallery for one month. You will get to discover sculptures, photographies, illustrations from more than 40 world-known art creators, who each give a different proper vision of the Star Wars mythical history.
  • LA GÉNÉRATION PERDUE
  • For the 100 years anniversary of the USA entering war, the city of Paris pays tribute to the young American artists who settled in Paris in the 20s and 30s hoping to find new roots, freedom of speech, and a new artistic creative world.
  • LA BELLE VIE NUMÉRIQUE
  • Hod did artists see and interpret the numerical revolution ? How did creation tools get influenced by GAFA tools ? What’s their outlook on this new world where we get lost between reality and virtuality? Many questions to which you can find some answers at this beautiful exhibition at Fondation EDF that gathers works from more than 30 well-known or emerging artists.
Read more Less Ask front desk for any advise about these exhibitions

image

The Christmas Village on Champ de Mars

Christmas is coming, Paris is getting ready with decorations and lights everywhere. You haven’t found your Christmas presents yet? What if you could mix shopping and Christmas atmosphere on a mythic Parisian spot, right at the bottom of the Eiffel Tower!

  • A Christmas village set up on Champs de Mars from the 21st of December to the 8th of January. Come and discover plenty of stalls displaying little presents, handcraft objects, and much more. Or just enjoy a homemade hot chocolate or a tartiflette! And even more exciting, you'll be able to wonder on the 300 m² ice rink open to everyone (kids and adults). Ice-skating at the bottom of the Eiffel Tower? This is Christmas magic!
Read more Less Pratical information: The Christmas village is open from December 21st to January 8th Open everyday from 10am till 10pm Except on: 
December 24th: open from 10am till 7pm December 25th open from 12am till 8pm
December 31st open from 10am till 5pm

The entrance on the ice-rink is free, skate rental is compulsory (6€/person). Gloves are compulsory.

  • Get there with metro line 8: stop at Ecole Militaire
image

Club 13, a mythical place to discover

For almost 50 years, the Club 13 is Claude Lelouch’s projection private room, coupled with a restaurant. The room is famous for its comfortable leather armchairs, but not only! The room saw parading all greatest of the 7th art.

For decades, the greats of the cinema have been going to the Club 13, Claude Lelouch tells: " one day, Charlie Chaplin came to see King in New York. At that time, he was rather old. I welcomed him in the projection room and helped him go down the stairs. Not having recognized me, he gave me a 10-dollar bill. He had to believe that I was the doorman. I then lent him this desk, just like to Orson Welles. Stanley Kubrick, also, came to the Club 13. All the projections of press of its movies took place in the projection room of the club. There was also Jacques Tati and all the big American stars: Coppola, Scorsese … "

The leather seats of the projection room, very deep and wrapping, are quite unique, here is the explanation with which we can only agree: " when a movie is good, it is necessary to see it in good conditions and when it is bad, it is necessary to be settled well to sleep. "

This very private cinema opens finally its doors to the public with its restaurant revised by Sarah Lavoine and enhanced by a karaoke. We count on you to go to enjoy the marvels of the restaurant and a good movie in this place of history. You will find numerous photos of shootings that will make you dream.

Practical information:

Place: Club 13, 15 avenue Hoche, 75008

Restaurant open everyday from noon to 2.30pm

Karakoe every Thursday, Friday

Read more Less

image

Where to go for a teatime in Paris?

What could be more Parisian than a pastry around a cup of tea? Here is a small selection of typically Parisian tearooms that will tempt you to move! In these places with their own identity where we lose the notion of time and share a great moment of sweetness and conviviality.

Ladurée

Major Parisian tearoom, known particularly for its delicious macaroons. In this immense tearoom, you will find your place preferred with a view on the Champs-Elysées, on the upper floor with the looks of an apartment or at the bar in the hallucinating decoration. Let's go and savor macaroons, Religieuses or rose Saint-Honoré!

75 avenue des Champs-Elysées, 750008, opened every day from 7:30 am until 11 pm and until midnight on the weekends.

Angelina

Other unmissible Parisian tearoom, Angelina is a historic tearoom known for its hot chocolate and its famous pastry: the Mont Blanc, a delight. Very rich place of the capital, Angelina is a compulsory stop. For the more urgent, the cake store also makes take away! 226 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, opened every day from 7:30 am to 7 pm

Mariage Frères

House of mythical tea, Mariage Frères will know how to delight you with its long menu of teas served traditionally according to the rulebook. In its particular frame you can also taste there delicious pastries. On the first floor, the museum invites you in a Journey on the road of teas.

30 rue du Bourg Tibourg, 75004, opened every day from 10:30 am to 7:30 pm

La Pâtisserie des Rêves

In the white and pink tones, Philippe Conticcini takes you to the wonderland with sublime French pastries. Especially try: the Paris Brest and the Saint-Honoré.

93 rue du Bac, 75007, opened from Tuesday until Sunday from 9 am to 7 pm

Read more Less

image

The Yves Saint Laurent museum

The Yves Saint Laurent Museum opened its doors in Paris as well as in Marrakech.

The Parisian museum is located in Yves Saint Laurent’s historical couture house, avenue Marceau. This house has seen the birth of his creations for over 30 years and then the Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent foundation.

The foundation asked for the help of the scenograph Nathalie Crinière and the interior designer Jacques Grange in order to double the superficies of exhibition and reproduce the ambiance of the house. Thanks to this collaboration, the haute couture rooms and the creation studio of Yves Saint Laurent are integrated to the visit in order to feel the universe of the designer.

With the opening of these two museums, the 5 000 pieces of clothing, the 15 000 accessories and the thousands of drawings, photographs and other document that belong to the foundation will finally be revealed to the public.

Yves Saint Laurent always saw farther than the fashion shows and the temporary collections, he said "I would like that, in a hundred years, we study my dresses and my drawings". It is a bet made a success for him, the museum has already received the label Museum of France, which makes his collections inalienable. We cannot sell them anymore nor scatter them. His Mondrian dress is from now on as eternal as the painting of the painter.

Practical information:

Place: Musée Yves Saint Laurent, 5 avenue Marceau 75016

Subway: Alma Marceau, line 9

Schedule: from Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm / nocturnal pn Fridays until 9pm

Rate: full rate 10€ / reduced rate 7€

Read more Less

image

The Irving Penn exhibition at the Grand Palais

  • It has been 100years since Irving Penn, one of the greatest photographers of the XXth century was born! For this occasion, the Grand Palais will have a retrospective of his work in homage to him.
  • In collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MoMA) of New-York, where he is usually exhibited, this exhibition will be a first in Europe since his death at the age of 92 in October 2009.
  • Originally from New Jersey, Irving Penn has quickly made himself a name in the fashion world with his photographs published in Vogue in the 40s and 50s. He was also the creator of the seies “Les petits métiers” published in the French Vogue in 1951.
  • He became very famous for his portraits of personnalities and creates an intimacy with each of them in their portrait, which has become his signature.
  • Among the portraits, you will encounter: Pablo Picasso, Yves Saint Laurent, Audrey Hepburn, Alfred Hitchcock, etc.
  • Practical information:
  • From Septembre 21st 2017 to January 29th 2018
  • Place: Galeries nationales du Grand Palais
  • 3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower
  • 75008 Paris
  • Subway: Franklin-D.-Roosevelt (lines 1, 9), Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau (lines 1, 13)
  • Bus : lines 28, 42, 52, 72, 73, 80, 83, 93
  • RER : Invalides (RER C)
  • Timetable: Everyday from 10am to 8pm
  • – Night time on Wenesdays until 10pm
  • – Closed on Tusedays
  • – Closes at 6pm on Sundays December 24th and 31st
  • – Closed on Monday December 25th
  • Full rate: 13 euros
  • Reduced rate: 9 euros
Read more Less

Hotel des Champs Elysées - Exterior

The Champs Elysées in 1930

  • Since 1930, the Hotel des Champs Elysées has seen the neighborhood live and transform. The hotel belongs to the same family since this year and if it could talk, it would have a lot of things to tell!
  • The Paris city has known a major change: the change from wood pavement to stone pavement. This change on the Champs Elysées happened relatively late since it was in 1945.
  • Today the Champs Elysées have a well-defined life between the Etoile and the round about but at the time, life was located on the other side, between the round about and the Concorde. In this part, many theaters, circus, cabarets, fairgrounds and restaurants existed and hundreds of chairs were laid around here and there for strollers to observe the unusual life of the Champs Elysées.
  • Around the 1930s, luxury shops made their apparition on the other portion of the avenue and the animation naturally moved. The Champs Elysées became an unmissable of luxury and made part of the « golden triangle ».
  • In the 1970s, luxury brands slowly started to migrate, leaving the space to the restaurants and movie theaters. With 29 cinemas, the Champs Elysées have a high cinematographic power and propose most of their movies in original version. Numerous premieres take place, letting to the Champs Elysées their mundane and chic aspect.
  • Today, more popular brands have settled on the Champs Elysées. They have become a symbol of the city of light and bring always more visitors. It is a mythic place of the city and its history is fascinating.
Read more Less