The Grand Palais is putting the work of Czech painter Frantisek Kupka in the spotlight, with an unprecedented gathering of his studies of movement and light. After exploring Symbolism and Futurism, the artist began to dispense with reality, joining other early 20th-century exponents of abstract art such as Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, Robert Delaunay, Francis Picabia and Fernand Léger. The Grand Palais is displaying some of Kupka’s most arresting works in this absorbing overview of his gradual shift towards the abstract. A major exhibition: not to be missed!
Parks and gardens, leafy districts, outdoor activities, sport, leisure, cultural outings ... stop and enjoy wonderful green surroundings in the heart of Greater Paris!
Jardin des Tuileries, Jardin d'Acclimatation, Bois de Boulogne, Bois de Vincennes, Parc des Buttes Chaumont, Parc Monceau, Parc de Montsouris...
With their many different and exotic varieties of trees, flowerbeds and colourful plants, the woods (Bois de Vincennes, Bois de Boulogne) and Parisian parks and gardens (Jardin des Tuileries, Parc des Buttes Chaumont, Jardin d’acclimatation, etc.), all accessible by metro or bus, are great places to relax, explore, and enjoy moments of tranquillity.
Paris, a legendary city, has inspired artists, photographers and musicians throughout the ages. Victor Hugo described working-class Paris in Les Misérables; Apollinaire immortalized the Mirabeau bridge in his poem and Joe Dassin composed a song titled ‘Les Champs Elysées’. These days, luxury brands like Cartier and Dior draw inspiration from the beauty of Paris for their designs. Paris is a popular setting for French films – just think of Amelie, with its many scenes shot in Montmartre. The city has also featured in international films; it is a particular favourite with American filmmakers.The Da Vinci Code is just one example. Then there’s From Paris with Love, Inception and of course Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, with scenes shot in Paris palace hotels like the Ritz and the Meurice, in the Musée Rodin and the Palace of Versailles: a genuine tribute to the French capital.
The Bar Corner allows you to find THE bar that suits you in a twinkle of an eye !
Are you fun, cool or a demon ? Are you looking for a place to have a cocktail, eat burgers or dance ? Find the bar you need based on your profile !
Dare to discover Paris in a unique way! Let yourself be guided through unknown streets to enjoy best bars and events, take a relaxed and festive approach to your stay !
Christmas windows displays at the big department stores become veritable works of art, ever more inventive and surprising
In keeping with tradition, the facades of Parisian department stores (Printemps Haussmann, Galeries Lafayette, BHV) are adorned with the most stunning festive decorations. As well as street lights and decorations around the city, department store windows are filled with Christmas trees, darting fireflies and gift-wrapped parcels.
Shop windows also put on a show with amazing theatre sets featuring animated figures and magical decor in an interactive world … great fun to watch! Enchanting universes, devised and created by gifted artists and designers, are still a source of wonder for both children and grown-ups.
Admire the most beautiful monuments in Paris all lit up for the festive season
Set off for a magical 1hr-30-min tour on an OpenTour bus and discover the monuments of Paris lit up specially for Christmas