Edward Hopper is the focus of a major exhibition for the first time in France! While the most famous American painter of the 20th century stayed in Paris on 3 occasions, no retrospective has ever before been devoted to him in the capital.
Edward Hopper : a journey across America
This unique exhibition, being staged at the National Galleries of the Grand Palais from 10th October to 28th January, offers visitors a fascinating insight into the United States of the first half of the 20th century. The 128 engravings, watercolours and paintings on display in Paris testify to the wave of modernisation rapidly sweeping through the country. These changes seem to have inspired in Edward Hopper a certain nostalgia, as can be seen in the melancholic expressions on most of his figures, such as the couple leaning against the bar counter in Nighthawks or the woman sitting alone at a table in Automat. These are just two of the American painter’s major works which you can discover at the Grand Palais.
Did you know? An application developed for iPads, as well as Android devices, enables you to prepare or extend your visit!
Christmas Market on the Champs-Elysées was an idea first put forward by France’s king of the funfair, Marcel Campion. Since 2008, he has overseen the installation of this Christmas market made up of 160 wooden chalets, especially made in the Vosges, stretching from the Champs-Elysées roundabout to the Place de la Concorde. Come and discover this quaint village brimming with surprises!
Champs Elysees Christmas Market in Paris : for young and old alike
As you stroll through the alleyways of this large Christmas market, you will be plunged into the magical atmosphere full of seasonal cheer. Artisans proudly display their creations, making perfect gift ideas for your family and friends! Alongside them you will find stalls bursting with seasonal flavours and the best regional specialities which also serve glasses of seasonal mulled wine. Little ones will be able to enjoy the many attractions set up just for them, such as the Little Christmas Train. The whole family can don skates and take a turn on the ice rink especially created for the occasion and maybe even catch a glimpse of Father Christmas flying off on his sleigh!
Christmas special offer in Paris designed by Hotel Marais Bastille will enable you to take advantage of the many shows, Christmas markets, decorations and activities to be enjoyed during the festive period right across the city !
Illuminations on the Champs-Elysees have become, over the years, an essential part of the Parisian festive season! Each winter, the most beautiful avenue in the world is swathed in fairy lights mesmerising passersby of all ages. Continue reading