There are many key moments in the long and glorious history of Paris, but one of the most significant reaches its 70th anniversary this year. The Liberation of Paris is the subject of a major new exhibition at the Musée Carnavalet until February 8th. The Hotel Britannique gives it our highest recommendation.
The Montmartre Grape Harvest is relatively little known outside of Paris, but has become one of the city’s most popular festivals. Last year the Fêtes des Vendanges welcomed more than 400,000 visitors and from October 8th to 12th you can join in with this joyous, welcoming and convivial event, and we at the Hotel Britannique would love to be your hosts while you do so.
If you’re interested in the world of contemporary automobiles, or you’ve a passion for chocolate, here are two unmissable trade fairs taking place this autumn in Paris. At the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre you can witness the car cornucopia that is the Paris Motor Show from October 4th to 19th or enjoy the celebration of the wonderful products derived from cocoa at the Salon du Chocolat from October 29th to November 2nd.
With the Fête de la Gastronomie from September 26th to 28th and the Montmartre Harvest Festival from October 8th to 13th there is a whole world of food related fun to enjoy at gourmet festivals in Paris this year. With rich flavours, subtlety and quality mixed with flair and style, French cuisine has gained a well-deserved international reputation. Therefore it’s no surprise to learn that in Paris we love to celebrate our superb culinary culture with festivals that provide entertainment for all the family.
The Biennale des Antiquaires is a prestigious event at which the world’s leading antique and art dealers gather to display their finest pieces. Collectors, dealers and the general public are invited to this 27th edition in the beautiful surroundings of the Grand Palais, just a couple of miles along the Seine from the Hotel Britannique, from September 11th to 21st. Come and experience exceptional quality.
Exploring the Tuileries Garden is one of the essential elements of a visit to Paris. This tranquil place of greenery, ponds, fountains and statues also has two museums in its grounds; all that is left of the royal residence that once stood there. Just a 20 minute walk along the rue de Rivoli or 10 minutes by Metro from the Hotel Britannique, this public garden is the largest and oldest in the capital and boasts an illustrious history.
The fashions of the late 40s and 50s possessed a certain style and elegance that was both distinctive and aesthetically appealing. With their clear demarcation of masculine and feminine looks they were also inherently romantic, a quality that we here at the Hotel Britannique enthusiastically endorse. Therefore we have no hesitation in recommending a new exhibition at the Palais Galliera museum of fashion.
Paris Plages (Paris Beaches) turn the banks of the Seine into a summer resort. Sandy beaches are created on which to relax, free concerts are staged in the evenings and a wide selection of activities are made available. You don’t have to go to the seaside if the seaside comes to you! This has been an eagerly anticipated event every year since 2002, but its roots go even deeper into time, as a fascinating exhibition at the Maison de Balzac shows…
A Paris hotel exclusive summer offer required? Then you need look no further than the Hotel Britannique. Our charming, romantic and welcoming hotel is situated amidst the bounty of riches that is Paris, with easy access to all the places you want to see. The Hotel Britannique summer promotion is valid throughout July and August. So exclusive is this offer that full details can be seen only by starting a room reservation. Seize this glorious opportunity to enjoy Paris and its summer events.
Things to do currently in Paris are many, varied and, above all, of superlative quality. You can choose amongst the numerous fascinating exhibition options on offer. One of these in particular, which we at the Hotel Britannique recommend, is Les Impressionnistes en Privé, at the Marmottan Monet Museum until July 6th. This collection of masterpieces is rarely, if ever, on public view. And to live an evening as enthralling as your visit to the Marmottan Museum, why not enjoying fabulous concerts by some of the world’s foremost performers at L’Olympia music hall ?