Audrey Hepburn said that “Paris is always a good idea”. And it’s true that the city of light has this unique ability to reinterpret itself without ceasing to be the fashion and gastronomy capital, but above all, a city where art has no boundaries. Let us be your guide and join us as we visit the most original places where art and creativity are always present.
What is this exhibition that everyone is talking about?
Whether you are an art fanatic or not, this exhibition will literally leave you speechless:
The Atelier des Lumières, has been transformed into an unheard of museum where you can find the work of Gustav Klimt projected onto 10 meter high walls.
140 video projectors of the latest generation, 3 300 m2, are on display and the unprecedented sensation of being inside the exhibition itself is a total immersion of art.
Atelier des Lumières, 38, rue Saint-Maur, Paris 11
A Little secret?
The Four Seasons George V Paris or how to contemplate other forms of art.
Come check out this Paris institution and admire the 9000 flowers that make up the famous floral arrangements of Jeff Leatham, considered the best floral artist in the world and known for turning this art into true high fashion.
And while you’re there, order the famous cocktail E«V»A, that was specially created by the Actress Eva Longoria.
31 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris
The most original and artistic outing?
We propose a stroll through Plantée-Coulée Verte, the first elevated park in the world (yes, even before the High Line in New York).
A stroll 10 meters above ground that passes through the old train tracks, Plantée-Coulée Verte’s mature lichen and moss coexist among the modern to form a unique magical combination.
At the main entrance of the Viaducto de las artes you will find an interesting community of artisans and designers who display pieces from their workshops; In Paris art is everywhere.
Plantée-Coulée Verte: between la Bastilla and the Bosque de Vicennes
What is the most Parisian summer ritual?
In Paris it’s already a marked tradition; upon arrival of warm weather the sidewalk terraces take to the streets, each one competing for the best views, the best atmosphere or the best cocktail.
Out of all of them we have chosen Monsieur Mouche because its location over the water, its privileged views of the Seine and the Eiffel Tower and its ostentatious cocktails make for an irresistible combination.
Port de la Conférence, Pont de l'Alma, 75008 Paris,
Where to dine surrounded by artists?
Opened in 1927, La Coupole is known for its art deco style, amazing dome and for being a favourite among artists and writers like Mario Vargas Llosa. It is without a doubt one of the city’s most symbolic spots.
He said: “I dedicated every Sunday to writing articles. […] When I finished a treated myself by going to La Coupole to polish off a Curry d’agneau (…)”. Even though you haven’t written a thing, treat yourself, too with some of the most classic French dishes; “escagots de Bourgougne” or a “foie gras de canard demi-cuit”.
102 Boulevard du Montparnasse, 75014 Paris
Where to shop?
Paris is indisputably one of the world’s fashion capitals. Today we propose a visit to Le Valée Village, a micro-universe where fashion, art and Parisian allure combine perfectly.
More than 110 shops from the top brands: Gucci, Prada, Burberry, Max Mara, Comptoir de Cotonniers…, flank the small streets of this “village” that holds a most curious record: here there are more purchases made per square meter than in any other place in Europe!
And as in Paris fashion and art always go hand in hand; don’t forget to stop in at Espace, a space full of artistic surprises.
3 Cours de la Garonne, 77700 Serris ( a 39 kilometers from Paris)