The MoMa is in Paris!

The Louis Vuitton Foundation presents an exceptional exhibition dedicated to the unique collection of more than 200 works of art from the famous New Yorker museum.

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Organized by the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, the exhibition “Being Modern: The MoMA in Paris” brings together an incredible and unique representation of the most important works of art that MoMA has acquired since its Founded in 1929. Presented From October 11, 2017 to March 5, 2018, the exhibition includes works ranging from the birth of modern art, through trends and styles such as American abstraction, folk art and art minimalism, to more contemporary art.

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The exhibition features famous masterpieces, as well as other lesser known but equally important works of art. A selection of materials from the MoMA archives that are almost never displayed, reworking the history of the museum, will also be displayed in the Foundation’s galleries.

moma1Address: 8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75116 Paris

Métro Station – Les Sablons (line 1)

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Rates

14 €: full price

10 €: under 26 years old

5 €: – 18 years old, professional artists, national and regional interpreter guides

Family rate (1 to 2 adults and up to 4 children under 18 years old): 32 €.

From October 11 to March 5, 2018

Exhibition “Modern Being: the MoMA in Paris”

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11am to 8pm

Friday from 11am to 11pm

Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 9pm

 

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The Grand Palais celebrates the 100th anniversary of the great photographer Irving Penn (1917-2009)

The exhibition “Irving Penn” celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of this great American photographer who, in addition to his work for Vogue magazine, his camera captured famous personalities such as Pablo Picasso, Yves Saint Laurent, Audrey Hepburn, Alfred Hitchcock, etc.

In partnership with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Grand Palais pays tribute to this talented and unique artist.

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Irving Penn was born in 1917 in the United States and in 1943, he works with the famous fashion magazine, Vogue. Penn was never interested in external photographs and remained faithful to studio ones. “The realism of the real world is something almost unbearable for me,” he said in the 1970s.

This absolute master of photography has found beauty and glamor by exploring different ethnicities in his travels around the world. He photographed the tribes in Peru and Africa and brought many influences to the world of fashion.

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(Picasso by Irving Penn)

The exhibition presents chronologically and thematically the 70 years of Irving Penn’s career with 238 pictures developed by the artist himself – the vast majority in black and white – a few drawings, several covers of the magazine Vogue and a curtain that served as a backdrop for his shootings for 50 years.

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The exhibition is open until 29 January 2018 at the Grand Palais

Opening hours: 10:00am – 8:00pm

From Wednesday to Friday

Closed on Tuesdays

Address: 3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris

From the hotel: Take line 13 from Montparnasse Bienvenue station and get off at the Champs Elysées Clemenceau station. (About 15 minutes)

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The White Night in Paris – A night dedicated to contemporary art!

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The Nuit Blanche de Paris has become one of the most popular annual events of art and culture in Europe. Attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, it is an event open to all and totally free. The public has the opportunity to discover (or rediscover) Paris and its heritage, in a mysterious and poetic atmosphere.

You can find several projects by famous and emerging French and foreign artists on the artistic scene.

The Nuit Blanche starts at 7pm and ends at 6am!

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To better enjoy your night:

Art galleries, museums, historic buildings and even public swimming pools open their doors all night for visitors with free admission! With its elaborate installations of luminous shows, modernists, concerts and unclassifiable events, Nuit Blanche is always an unforgettable night.

For this new edition, 3 unparalleled tours have been thought up and they all are related to the capital’s emblematic sights so you can see works and attend performances by artists from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

  • Parcours Centre: the tour leaves from the Berges (Parc Rives de Seine) and goes up to République after walking to the Halles Canopée.
  • On the banks: the Berlin group “Invisible Playground” will give the floor to Parisians and tourists with playful works staging letters shown thanks to mapping.
  • Under the Halles Canopée: the Conservatoire Mozart, La Place and La Maison des Pratiques Artistiques Amateurs will be celebrating with a great brass band that will cover video game soundtracks, a choreography performed on movie soundtracks and amateur artists selected by choreographer Olivier Dubois will have something in store for you.

Everything has been organized to make it easier to get around on White Night. In addition to night transports to come home safely, the STIF – the transport organization authority controlling the Paris public transport – provides transports free of charge throughout the whole night and several restaurants will remain open all night long.
En savoir plus sur https://www.sortiraparis.com/arts-culture/exposure/articles/54413-2017-nuit-blanche-in-paris-and-ile-de-france/lang/en#9y6LP0zrQ0aEpW8d.99

 

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The “Journées du Patrimoine” 2017 in Paris

The “Journées du Patrimoine” is coming!

It’s On 16th and 17th of September, 2017.

As every year, during one weekend, most monuments and cultural places offer to art and architecture lovers free and playful visits, workshops and other meetings. The Youth is the main theme of this year.

All over France, nearly 17 000 monuments will be open to offer more than 26 000 events for the 34th edition of the European Heritage Days.

Options of monument visits around the hotel:

1 – Visit the Senate!

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Indeed, in addition to the presentation of the Chamber of the Senate, its operation and its actuality, we invite you to discover the architectural heritage of the Palais du Luxembourg, built for Marie de Medici by Salomon de Brosse between 1615 and 1631.
The visit lasts 2 hours and brings us from the Vaugirard entrance to the Salle du Livre d’Or, then from the Chamber to the reading room of the Library, before revealing the Hall of Busts and the majestic Jardin du Jardin Luxembourg. In addition, the Senate proposes to us this year to visit the greenhouses of the Jardin du Luxembourg, where is preserved a large collection of orchids, of which the Senate has been the depository since 1860!
Note that the entrance is on the Porte Odéon side of the Jardin du Luxembourg, the wait lasts a little less than 30 minutes.

Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September 2017
Location: Senate
Opening hours: 9h30-18h
Free entry

 

2- Visit the Tour Saint-Jacques!

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A medieval Gothic-inspired tower, nestled a few steps from the Hotel de Ville was built between 1509 and 1523. This tower was originally the bell tower of the Church of Saint-Jacques: you have to climb its 300 steps to savor the magnificent panorama of the capital.

The visit is not allowed to child under 10 years-old in view of the risks that it entails. In addition, it is advisable to take good walking shoes, as well as a bottle of water.

Website: Tours of the Tour Saint-Jacques,
16 and 17 September 2017
Location: Tour Saint-Jacques
Opening hours: 10 am-5pm, reservation of the schedule at 9.30 am on site (come early)
Free

3- Visit the Palais de l’Elysée!

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Considered the “most beautiful house of pleasure of the surroundings of Paris” in the XVIIIth century, the Palace of Elisée, was successively the property of the Count of Evreux, of Louis XV, Napoleon, before being definitively destined to accommodate the Residence of the Presidents of the Republic by decree in 1848.
The visit then continues in the very intimacy of power, within the office of the President of the Republic, located in the Salon Doré decorated by Jean-Louis Godon in 1861 for the Empress Eugenie.

Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September 2017,
Location: Palais de l’Elysée
Opening hours: 9 am-7pm
The entry for the Journées du Patrimoine is located at the bottom of the garden: avenue Gabriel, Grille du Coq

Learn more about at:
https://www.sortiraparis.com/actualites/journees-du-patrimoine/articles/65024-journees-du-patrimoine-2017-visitez-le-palais-de-l-elysee#wr7EHC8bpteA1Tjs.99

The program and the selection of places to visit are updated regularly.

Consult the complete list on the official website: https://journeesdupatrimoine.culturecommunication.gouv.fr/Programme

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This is the last week for the Imagine Van Gogh exhibition in La Villette!

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Vincent Van Gogh is at the Grande Hall of La Villette for an immersive exhibition that plunges the viewer into 2,000m² of projections of about 200 paintings by the artist.

The Grande Halle de la Villette is a huge hangar, built in 1865, at the main entrance of the Parc de la Villette in the 19th district of Paris.

The projections begin with works painted in the city of Arles, then in Saint-Remy de Provence and finally in Auvers sur Oise, a city near Paris where the painter died.

You will have the opportunity to admire the Starry Night, Irises and Sunflowers, the atmosphere of Auvers sur Oise and its wheat fields in large dimensions! You will be able to feel the creative emotions of the artist with this impressive exhibition!

The idea of projecting these images into monumental sizes is to draw attention to the details that are lost when we admire these works in their real size. More than just a reproduction, these projections are a new way of seeing art.

A wonderful combination of technology and art!

Everyday from 10:30am to 19:30pm

Full Price 14.90€

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Summertime in Paris!

 

Do you want to leave the tourist areas and see Paris differently?

Discover the urban agriculture!

Go to the 12th district for the fourth edition of the Ground Control

Address : 81, rue du Charolais 75012 Paris

From Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to midnight

Sunday from 11 am to 10 pm

– Free admission & without reservation –

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Ground Control is a free and curious ephemeral space that provokes cultural and festive encounters. An offset and alternative space: a course of old unloading warehouse converted into an open bar.

What to do on this 2,500 m² outdoor terrace? You will find many bars, restoration of the world, kitchen garden of the farms of Gally, exhibitions, sports activities and DJ sets

A real vacation in the heart of Paris. Friendliness is present!

Accessible to strollers & wheelchairs

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For more information: http://www.groundcontrolparis.com/

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The Museum of Decorative Arts celebrates the 70th anniversary of House Dior

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The lovers and curious of the brand, will be able to discover the world of Christian Dior, the great couturier.

With nearly 400 dresses that made history in Dior as well as drawings, documents and photos, the exhibition was inaugurated on July 5 for the public. The exhibition not only shows dresses created by Christian Dior, but also by other créateurs who ran the house over the decades after the death of its founder, such as Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano , Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri.

Christian Dior revolutionized fashion at the time with the creation of the “New Look» that marked the waist of women with a more modern form. This collection renamed Paris as Capital of Fashion after the Second World War.

The exhibition is open until January 7, 2018. The doors of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs are open from Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm. Temporary exhibitions and a jewelry gallery are open at night, on Thursdays until 9 pm. The ticket costs 11 euros.

Buy tickets online: http://billetterie.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/gammadn/adnnet/

Musée des Arts décoratifs
107, rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris
France

Phone: +33 (0)1 44 55 57 50

Metro Station : Palais-Royal, Pyramides ou Tuileries

Bus: 21, 27, 39, 48, 68, 69, 72, 81, 95

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The Roland-Garros tournament

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The French Open is back !

The event you cannot miss!

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The Gazette May 2017

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Paris by night. Photo by CityPoly.fr

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Fantasio by Jacques Offenbach


For the Opera lovers, we propose Fantasio! Played until the 27th of February, the Opéra Comique performs Fantasio in three acts by Jacques Offenbach on a libretto by Paul de Musset at the Théâtre du Châtelet.
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Following the battle of Sedan opposing France vs. Prussia in 1870, resulting in the defeat of the French army, the capture of French Emperor Napoleon III and a large number of his troops, the French public rejected Offenbach’s claim to do something other than operetta. The score to Fantasio was recycled in Les Contes d’Hoffmann and partly disappeared in the fire that destroyed the Opéra Comique.

Rebuilt in 2013, Fantasio is now entrusted to Thomas Jolly and Laurent Campellone, whose dramaturgic work was made public on its inception in 2015.

Synopsis
Fantasio, a melancholy and jaded young man, wishes to change his life. Now the court jester has just died. He decides, on a whim, to put on the jester’s costume and covet his place at court. There he can hear the lamentations of princess Elisabeth, betrothed in a political union which does not please her at all. Fantasio will take malicious pleasure in thwarting the king’s plans and making mischief as he wants the princess to obey her heart and live.

For any further information, please consult the following link: http://chatelet-theatre.com/en/event/fantasio

Please note that you can reach the Chatelet Metro Station with the line 4 from St Placide metro station which is very close to the Hotel Le Littre.

Running time : 2 hours 45, including intermission.
Tickets start from 16€.



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