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Open air film festival at la Villette
20th July – 20th August 2017

Art and Culture

Another great idea for summer in Paris!

The open air film festival is back at la Villette for its 27th edition, and this year’s theme is cooking, with over twenty films on offer, all free, and even bonus short films on Saturdays!

Here’s all the info.

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The Paris Summer Festival of Arts,
17th July – 5th August 2017

Art and Culture

The Festival Paris l’Été (Paris Summer Festival of Arts) is back to keep you stimulated while half the city’s inhabitants have fled to the coast (or further)!

On offer, there’s theatre (in the courtyard of the Louvre, no less), modern dance, special shows for kids and a lot more quality fare…

Here’s all the info.

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Martin Essl Le Château Rouge exhibition
at Belle Juliette until 30th September 2017

Art and Culture, Hôtel La Belle Juliette, Photography

For the summer exhibition at the Hôtel and Spa la Belle Juliette, the Galerie Esther Woerdehoff has chosen to present a selection of photos from the series Le Château Rouge by Austrian artist Martin Essl.

Born in 1982, Essl published his first book, Le Château Rouge N°1, in July 2015, the result of three years of work.

The title refers to a Parisian metro station, but that’s just the starting point for a fiction, a voyage across Paris and elsewhere, with the aim of capturing images of everyday life with particular colours and light.
Martin Essl <em>Le Château Rouge exhibition at Belle Juliette until 30th September 2017Each photo is a poem with sharp, bright colours that illuminate the banality of the city, a woman’s body, part of the sky or the front of a bus.

The photographer offers us a poetic wandering with a different approach to our daily environment, inviting us to open our minds to the beauty of the world.

The exhibition is free of course, and the terrace and garden of the Clos Belle Juliette await you afterwards for a refreshing drink or a chic snack from our delicious menu!

The Martin Essl exhibition Le Château Rouge is at the Hôtel & Spa La Belle Juliette (here) until 30th September 2017

Free! Open every day from 11am-10pm

Website: www.hotel-belle-juliette-paris.com

Facebook: facebook.com/HotelBelleJuliette

Instagram: instagram.com/hotellabellejuliette


Christian Dior, Designer of Dreams exhibition
at the Decorative Arts Museum
5th July 2017 – 7th January 2018

Art and Culture

The house of Christian Dior is seventy this year, and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs has decided to organise a huge exhibition to celebrate. Magnificently presented, it telle the story of the brand with hundreds of dresses designed Yves Saint Laurent, John Galliano, Raf Simons

Here’s all the  info.

Exposition Christian Dior, couturier du rêve au Musée des Arts Décoratifs du 5 juillet 2017 au 7 janvier 2018

© Les Arts Décoratifs / Nicholas Alan Cope

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Fnac Live Festival at Hôtel de Ville
6th-8th July 2017

Art and Culture

France equivalent of Virgin Megastore or HMV (although they’ve all closed haven’t they?) has a great free music festival about to happen in the centre of town – The Fnac Live Festival runs for three days with nearly thirty concerts of mostly French known acts and actually some pretty big names (although they may not mean much to you) including Julien Doré, Camille, Benjamin Biolay, Cassius, Julien Clerc

And it’s really not far from our hotels! Here’s all the info.

Festival Fnac Live à l'Hôtel de Ville du 6 au 8 juillet 2017

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Où sont les femmes exhibition at Studio Harcourt until 30th September 2017

Art and Culture, Photography

With one hotel called les Dames du Panthéon and another called la Belle Juliette, it’s hardly surprising that an exhibition called Where Are the Women (Où sont les femmes) would catch our attention.

Studio Harcourt is a famous French photograph studio with a very particular style that has been immortalising the famous since the 1930s, using immediately recognisable lighting and shadows. In a new location since last spring, the building contains a café, projection room and exhibition space open three days a week to the public.

The current exhibition Où sont les femmes, focusing on all manner of famous women, looks very interesting indeed! Here’s all the info…

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David Hockney retrospective at the Pompidou Centre, 21st June – 23rd October 2017

Art and Culture, newsletter - eng

After a mini-exhibition at the Lelong Gallery to get us salivating, it’s finally time for the huge David Hockney retrospective  to make a bigger splash at the Pompidou Centre, with over 160 paintings, photos and drawings including the artist’s most famous works.

Here’s all the info.

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Exhibition Les Habitants by Elene Usdin
at the Galerie Esther Woerdehoff
21st June – 13th July 2017

Art and Culture, newsletter - eng, Our favourite things, Photography

Our talented friend Elene Usdin (whose photos are part of the interior design at the Baume, Belle Juliette and each floor of the Dames du Panthéon has a new exhibition coming up with our friends at the Galerie Esther Woerdehoff.

And we are happy to invite you to the gallery opening party on 21st June, with not only free bubbly but also a live concert by Les Argonautes! Yes, Les Argonautes!

Here’s all the info.

With this show, Elene Usdin proves that she is not only an excellent photographer, but that she can also handle the brush like the great classical masters.

The first pieces of her new series Les Habitants, these take the timeless style of portraiture and subvert it by hand-painting on top of each photo the hidden emotions of her teenage models.

The artist thus revolutionises a certain idea of photography – almost a cliché – that define a photo by the fact that it can be reproduced. The photos of Les Habitants are all unique creations, the fruit of long hours spent meticulously embellishing each portrait with a multitude of fantastical figures.

The exhibition is of course free, but if you have some time on the evening of the Fête de la Musique (don’t forget to go down to la Belle Juliette at some point of course) you can be part of the opening party, with a few glasses of bubbly and musical accompaniment from Les Argonautes!

The exhibition Les Habitants by Elene Usdin is at the Galerie Esther Woerdehoff (here) from 21st June – 13th July 2017

Open Tuesday-Saturday, 2-6pm

Opening part 21st June 2017 from 6-9pm

Free!

Website: www.ewgalerie.com

Facebook: facebook.com/galerie.estherwoerdehoff

Instagram: instagram.com/galerieesther

En préparation pour la prochaine expo à la galerie : Les Habitants d’Elene Usdin @elene_usdin #expoparis #expophoto

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Contemporary dance at the Pantheon, 13th June 2017

Art and Culture

As part of the Monuments en Mouvement event, the Pantheon – directly opposite the Hôtel des Grands Hommes and the Hôtel les Dames du Panthéon – is hosting an evening of contemporary dance devised by choreographer Nacera Belaza.

Here’s all the info.

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The Delacroix Museum, George Sand
and the Hotel les Dames du Panthéon

Art and Culture, Les Dames du Panthéon, Our favourite things

On the blog we’ve already mentioned the excellent Musée Delacroix near our hotels, but during a recent visit we noticed this sweet portrait of George Sand…

Le Musée Delacroix, George Sand et les Dames du Panthéon

Eugène Delacroix – George Sand habillée en homme. © 2016 Musée du Louvre / Philippe Fuzeau

It’s a new acquisition that reminded us that the interior design of the third floor of the Hôtel les Dames du Panthéon is inspired by the famous 19th century author!

The rooms on that floor have two different styles – one dark and more classically ‘masculine’, one lighter that is reminiscent of her house in Nohant.

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But there’s more that links George Sand and the hotel!

She can also be seen in a giant photo near reception, together with Alfred de Musset (and their famously torrid correspondence), and is also one of the women portrayed in a portrait in the stairwell…

Le Musée Delacroix, George Sand et l'Hôtel les Dames du Panthéon

photo: Elen Usdin

Le Musée Delacroix, George Sand et l'Hôtel les Dames du Panthéon

photo: Elen Usdin

Three more reason for you to visit the Delacroix Museum

1. The Museum has free guided tours on offer at least three times a week at 3pm, and they can make all the difference!

2. If you go to the Louvre, your ticket gives you free entry to the Delacroix Museum. Also, the Delacroix Museum has a 15€ ticket on sale that gives you access to the Louvre.

3. The museum’s garden is superb. Definitely requires a visit during spring or summer…

(Thanks to CM for the photos!)
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For our article about the restored Delacroix paintings in the Saint-Sulpice church, click here.

The Delacroix Museum (here) is open every day except Tuesdays from 9.30am-5.30pm

Admission: 7€

Joint ticket with the Louvre: 15€

Free app available for iOS and Android

Website: www.musee-delacroix.fr

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