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Record Store Day 2017 22nd April

Art and Culture

It’s time to celebrate vinyl – the physical format that came back from the dead to save the music industry – with the French version of Record Store Day – Disquaire Day!

For one day only you be able to find lots of limited edition vinyl at independent record stores, and there just happen to be quite a few near our hotels!

Here’s all the info.
Disquaire Day 2017 le 22 avril (lire la suite / continue reading)


Autophoto at the Fondation Cartier
20th April – 24th September 2017

Art and Culture, Photography

A new exhibition about the relationship between photography and cars from 1900 to the present day, at the Fondation Cartier, not very far from our hotels!

Here’s all the info.

Autophoto à la Fondation Cartier du 20 avril au 24 septembre 2017

© Eggleston Artistic Trust. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York

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The Islamic Treasures of Africa exhibition
at the Institut du Monde Arabe
until 30th July 2017

Art and Culture

From Morocco to Senegal by way of Ethiopia, Kenya and Mali, from Dakar to Zanzibar and from Timbuktu to Harar, the Institut du Monde Arabe – just a few minutes away from our hotels – examines the close links between the Arab-muslim world and sub-Saharan Africa, with 300 pieces of arts, many of which are very rarely seen.

Here’s all the info.

Exposition Trésors de l’islam en Afrique à l'Institut du Monde Arabe jusqu'au 30 juillet 2017

Courtesy of Aïda Muluneh and David Krut Projects New York Johannesburg

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Kids & Co. exhibition at the Cinémathèque française until 30th July 2017

Art and Culture

The new exhibition at the la Cinémathèque française takes a look at childhood as seen and shown in films, with a colourful, fun presentation that the whole family will enjoy.

Here’s all the info.
Exposition Mômes & Cie à la Cinémathèque française jusqu'au 30 juillet 2017 (lire la suite / continue reading)


Tokyo-Paris, Masterpieces from the Bridgestone Museum of Art exhibition at the Musée de l’Orangerie until 21st August 2017

Art and Culture

We’re rather lucky that the new building for the Ishibashi Foundation collection in Tokyo is still being built – it means that the Foundation can lend part of its works to the Musée de l’Orangerie, and you should seize the chance to see them.

Here’s all the info.

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The 2017 Paris Photo Month on the Left Bank

Art and Culture, Photography

Le Mois de la Photo (Paris Photo Month) now extends beyond the city limits – and we encourage you to explore – but you might like to know that there are already some superb exhibitions on offer just minutes from our hotels!

Here’s all the info.
Le Mois de la Photo 2017 Rive Gauche (lire la suite / continue reading)


Exhibition Graphic design: recent acquisitions at the Decorative Arts Museum
until 27th August 2017

Art and Culture

Le Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Decorative Arts Museum) is showing a selection of 300 pieces taken from the last seven years of acquisitions for its graphic arts collection, the most important of its type in France.

Here’s all the info.
Exposition Design graphique : acquisitions récentes au Musée des Arts Décoratifs jusqu'au 27 août 2017 (lire la suite / continue reading)


Floor-naments exhibition
at the Monnaie de Paris until 9th July 2017

Art and Culture

The celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the Pompidou Centre continue with this presentation of sculptures from its collection, but in another space – the Monnaie de Paris, very close to our hotels!

Here’s all the info.
Exposition À pied d'œuvre(s) à la Monnaie de Paris jusqu'au 9 juillet 2017 (lire la suite / continue reading)


Primitive Picasso exhibition
at the Quai Branly Museum
until 23rd July 2017

Art and Culture

This new exhibition at the Quai Branly Museum, close to our hotels, analyses the influence of non-Western art on the master’s work, an influence that he refused to recognise.

Here’s all the info.

Exposition Picasso Primitif au Musée du Quai Branly jusqu'au 23 juillet 2017

© RMN-Grand Palais / Gérard Blot – © Succession Picasso

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Léon Herschtritt exhibition
The lovers of Paris at la Belle Juliette
until 25th June 2017

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There’s a new photo exhibition on at the gallery of the Hôtel and Spa la Belle Juliette! And it’s free!

Léon Herschtritt has dedicated 80 years to the art of photography! Born in 1936, he learned his craft at the École nationale de la Photographie (National Photography School) before being sent on assignment to Algeria by the education ministry.

With Les Gosses d’Algérie (The kids of Algeria), his first report in 1960, he received – age 24! – the prestigious Niépce Prize organised by Gens d’images. « I am, » he says with a glint in his eye, « the youngest ever winner of the prize! »

Back in Paris, working as an independent photographer, Herschtritt published his reports and portraits in the magazines of the times, and became a member of the famous photography club, 30 x 40.

Through chance friendships, meetings or commission, the young Léon had breakfast every Sunday with Jacques Prévert, met the stars of the day, immortalised the events of May 1968 and the changing city landscape.

With a deeply humanist regard, an innate sense of composition and real eithcs of reporting, Léon Herschtritt photographed France of the 1960s, a world in transition, with the Les Halles market, the Vietnam war, miniskirts and the Café de Flore.

In 1961, he left to take photos of the first Christmas after construction of the Berlin Wall. In Africa, he documented the end of the French colonies for the photo library of the Ministry of Cooperation. In Paris, he took photos of the streets, the cafés, children and celebrities.

In the early 1970s, Léon and his wife Nicole opened a bistrot where all their photographer friends would come and meet. They next became specialist antique photo merchants, with a stall at the flea market, followed by a gallery in Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

In recent years, we can thank him for rediscovering his archives and showing them to us.

For this exhibition at the Hôtel and Spa la Belle Juliette, the Galerie Esther Woerdehoff has chosen to spotlight two of Herschtritt’s series of portraits: Les Amoureux de Paris, a tender look at young love that seems timeless, and celebrities, including Karen Blixen, Serge Gainsbourg, Jean-Paul Sartre and Jean Seberg, stars of the era captured by the sparkling eye of the photographer.

These beautiful prints invite us to to look back affectionately at Paris of the 1960s.

The Léon Herschtritt echibition – les amoureux de Paris is at the Hôtel & Spa La Belle Juliette (here) until 25th June 2017

Entrance free from 11am-10pm

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Le jardin du Clos La Belle Juliette. Photo : Christophe Bielsa

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Le jardin du Clos La Belle Juliette. Photo : Christophe Bielsa

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