Our city furthers her proud reputation as a major world centre for contemporary art with two outstanding events this autumn. The annual Grand Marché d’Art Contemporain de Bastille, a stunningly huge art market, will follow hot on the heels of FIAC, the renowned International Contemporary Art Fair. Contemporary art lovers should not miss these essential events.
A sleepless night in Paris could prove to be one of the most memorable experiences of your life. A dusk ‘til dawn arts festival, a city-wide nocturnal multicultural event; on Nuit Blanche you can stay up until the small hours to appreciate the magic of Paris as you’ve never seen it before. This night of artistic adventure takes place on October 4th. Enjoy an all-nighter and then catch up on your rest in the soothing surroundings of the Hotel Marais Bastille.
News of events occurring near the Hotel Marais Bastille, include the new season at The Opera Bastille. This venue epitomises high culture and you’ll love the many shows that are included in the 2014/2015 program. Opera fans will be spoilt for choice with classics like La Traviata, by Verdi, The Barber of Seville, by Rossini and Bohemia, by Faust, all featuring.
Paris is the home of impeccable style and fashion, which actually renders it the perfect city for the Paris Motor Show 2014 event. This exhibition, scheduled to begin on the 4th till the 19th of October, will journey through the history of fashion and motorcars, both creations being conceived during the middle part of the Industrial Revolution.
Are you a fan of antique or contemporary art? If so, you will most certainly appreciate the Biennale des Antiquaires event, featuring at the Grand Palais, from the 11th till the 29th of September. Here the public and collectors congregate, in an appreciation of all things artistic, through the presentation of exquisite works of art, jewellery and other interesting items.
Professionals working within the field of design, fashion, lifestyle and the home, should most definitely catch the Maison & Objet trade fair in Paris. This excellent event features the works of exceptionally talented and innovative designers.
Summer flows along peacefully at Hotel Marais Bastille, where we’re enjoying the warm sunny days and mild evenings. As the sun sets, what could be nicer than a walk in the park or an evening watching a film in the open air? Cinema under the stars is a terrific way to enjoy the balmy summer nights and you can see an excellent programme of films at Parc de la Villette until August 24th.
For fabulous French pastries with a Russian twist, try Café Pouchkine. Following the success of the magnificent branch in the upmarket Printemps department store a second branch of Café Pouchkine is now open at Place des Vosges, and its the perfect place for a special treat on your next stay in Paris.
Marin d’Eau Douce is an exciting new way for you to discover Paris by boat, and you don’t need a licence! Enjoy a thrilling journey on some of the 40km of waterways that make up Canal Saint Martin, canal de l’Ourq and the Bassin de la Villette. The 15 boats at Marin d’Eau Douce are very easy to operate and after a few simple instructions you’ll be ready to explore the city as never before.
A leading name in ready to wear, Japanese brand Uniqlo make cool, stylish clothing that is fresh, fun and colourful. Visit the new Uniqlo boutique in the Marais to browse the label’s current collections, and perhaps pick up a bargain as the summer sales continue until 29th July.