This September, the world of fashion is truly in the spotlight!
The highly anticipated opening of the Musée Yves Saint-Laurent on 3 October is already promising to be one of the highlights of 2017! With no less than 450 m² of exhibition space devoted to one of the greatest couturiers of the 20th century, this new temple of French fashion is sure to be as elegant and refined as its muse.
Christian Dior, couturier du rêve is an exhibition that should not be missed and is a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the prestigious fashion house. The exhibition can be seen at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris and invites visitors to discover the world of renowned fashion designers who have worked for the label, spearheading a wide variety of trends.
The French capital has a packed programme for you this year! Top exhibitions, major sporting events, not-to-be-missed festivals, big gastronomic events, new entertainment for families … In 2017, one exciting moment rolls into another in Paris . Whatever the season, the city is a fantastic place to be: come and see!
To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the House of Dior, the Musée des Arts décoratifs orchestrates a wonderful exhibition about Christian Dior (1905-1957), the house designer.
From 5 July 2017 to 7 January 2018, this huge restrospective features more than 400 dresses.
So you’d like to lay back in a sun lounger and read a book by the water’s edge? No need to travel great distances: from 8 July to 3 September, the beach comes to Paris!
From the Pont de Solferino to Pont Alexandre III on the left bank, and from Pont de Sully to Pont Neuf on the right bank, the Parc Rives de Seine offers exceptional views of the historic monuments of Paris such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay.
It is a real event. The great Dutch painter of the 17th century, Johannes Vermeer, is exhibited at the Louvre until May 22nd. 15 minutes walk from the Hotel du Levant with a nice stroll along the Seine!!
Fireworks displays, fountains...: the Palace of Versailles has something exciting for visitors all summer long.
The summer programme at the Versailles Estate is packed with great events! Festive entertainment, music and exceptional evening events are happening all summer, and right up to 31st October 2017. Visitors can attend the ‘Musical Fountains Show’, the ‘Fountains Night Show’... , discover the ‘Royal Voices’ or take part in a Masked Ball …
All the details on not-to-be-missed festivities!
For some top places, firstly head to the centre of the capital.
Go back in time at the gallant Square Louis-XIII. Sitting at the foot of the equestrian statue of this king of France, you are at the heart of the Place des Vosges, one of the oldest squares in Paris.
For a royal picnic, meet up in the Jardin des Tuileries. Designed by André Le Nôtre, the Tuileries gardens are a fine example of elegant French design, with symmetrical paths in gravel and beautiful pruned rows of trees. The big lawns are ideal for picnicking and offer fine views of the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, the Musée d’Orsay and the Champs-Élysées. If like panoramic views, don’t miss the Jardin du Champ-de-Mars, below the Eiffel Tower. As well as being one of the biggest green areas in Paris, it offers lovely vistas of several major attractions: the Eiffel Tower, of course, but also Trocadéro and the Ecole militaire.
A favourite place of lovebirds, the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont provides a romantic setting for a picnic, with a waterfall, grotto, look-out point, and ancient trees …
An event established over ten years ago, on the third Saturday in May French museums open their doors to visitors for free, staying open late into the evening.
During this one special night, you can visit or revisit the top museums in the French capital, such as the Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, or Centre Pompidou, or be surprised by the Arts and Metiers Museum, the Decorative Arts Museum or the Palais de la Découverte (Palace of Discovery)
The Palais Galliera pays homage to Dalida with an exhibition of her wardrobe, which was recently donated to the museum by her brother Orlando. Dressed by the greatest designers both on and off-stage, in haute couture or in prêt-à-porter,Dalida has remained an immensely popular star. Her wardrobe always followed the movements of fashion, but it also reflected her artistic development.
From April 27th to August 13th 2017
Palais Galliere, Musée de la mode de la ville de Paris
10, avenue Pierre Ier de Serbie 75116 Paris
Tél : 01 56 52 86 00
Tuesday to Sunday 10 am to 6 pm
Late openings on Thursdays until 9 pm
The Jardin d'Acclimatation is organizing a big egg hunt to celebrate Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017. No fewer than 20,000 hidden eggs await young and old with a sweet tooth, a surprise as a bonus. So, ready for a life-size hunt?