The Hotel la Perouse in the Border Mail newspaper in Australia

Sue Wallace of the australian newspaper The Border Mail recommends the Hotel la Pérouse in her article about Nice.

FIAC 2012, Jardin des Tuileries & Place Vendôme

During the FIAC 2012, several pieces of art were displayed outdoor turning a few places of Paris such as the Jardin des Plantes and the Place Vendome into actual open-air museums. FIAC 2012, Jardin des Tuileries & Place Vendôme

Sinfonietta of Light by Susumu Shingu

FIAC 2012, Jardin des Tuileries & Place Vendôme

The Origin of the World by Marc Quinn

FIAC 2012, Jardin des Tuileries & Place Vendôme

BBZ by Aaron Curry

FIAC 2012, Jardin des Tuileries & Place Vendôme

Sleep and echo by Matthias Bitzer

FIAC 2012, Jardin des Tuileries & Place Vendôme

Blue Candle by Mark Handforth

FIAC 2012, Jardin des Tuileries & Place Vendôme

Yorkshire Soul II and Istanbul Blues by Jaume Plensa

FIAC 2012, Jardin des Tuileries & Place Vendôme - Yorkshire Soul II by Jaume Plensa

Yorkshire Soul II by Jaume Plensa

FIAC 2012, Jardin des Tuileries & Place Vendôme - Istanbul Blues by Jaume Plensa

Istanbul Blues by Jaume Plensa

Your Instagram pictures of the Hôtel Pont Royal

It’s always a great pleasure for us to discover the pictures you take at the Hotel Pont Royal in Paris. Do not hesitate to share your vision of the hotel and of the Saint Germain des Prés area on the Left Bank of the Seine by sending us your pictures or by posting it on the social networks such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.

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Discover the Royal Hotel in video

Do you know the Royal Hotel in Paris ? If not, come discover this unique 4 star Boutique Hotel in video under the guidance of our manager Laurent Herpeux. The Royal Hotel combines the parisian sophistication of its haussmannian architecture from 1870 and its view on the Arc de Triomphe with the warmth of a cosy hotel where for 25 years the clients have been welcomed as guests to her own house by Yacine for breakfast. You will be able to have a preview of the discrete charm of the Royal Hotel and to understand why so many of our clients become acustomed guests after staying here like our american guest who fell in love whit the hotel in 1947 and have stayed faithfull to it ever since. Also discover all the other videos of Les Hôtels du Roy’s Boutique Hotels.

5 sites to be explored in Paris this summer

You are spending the summer in the capital and you are bewildered by the choice of outings available in Paris. This is not something new; this great city that is filled with history and its culture is overflowing with unusual and unique places to visit. One can wander about the sites checking out monuments that are known throughout the world as well as streets and picturesque sights in a city that bears the stamp of history yet remains contemporary. To help you choose, here is a selection of five sites to be visited for the first time or re-discovered this summer.

#1 : Take another look at the story of the Titanic at the Musée des Arts et des Lettres

Dive into the accounts and artefacts of the most famous massive ocean liner.
During the night of 14 April 1912, the passenger liner, Titanic, of the White Star Line, a shipping company operating the transatlantic route, sunk off the coast of Newfoundland, five days after beginning her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York.

© Coll. privée / Musée des lettres et manuscrits – Paris Today, one hundred years after the disaster, this terrible shipwreck still has the power to shock. As a tribute, the Musée des Arts et des Lettres of Paris is exhibiting about twenty exceptional documents and manuscripts on the subject of the Titanic. One of these is Helen Churchill Candee’s (1858-1949) unique 36-page diary that inspired the character of Rose in James Cameron’s famous movie. This manuscript that provides an eyewitness account of the disaster tells the emotional story of the voyage of this survivor. The writer describes the carefree attitude and joy of the passengers until the notorious night of 14 April 1912 when everything changed.
Musée des arts et des lettres 222, boulevard Saint-Germain – 75007 Paris. Tuesday to Sunday from 10h to 19h, Thursday evenings until 9:30 p.m. Entrance : 7 €, Free for under 12

#2 : A meeting of the worlds of Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs at the Musée des Art Décoratifs

What would this capital city be like without its love of fashion? The museum of Les Arts Décoratifs is currently shining the spotlight on two of the most significant players in the world of beauty and luxury: Louis Vuitton (1821-1892) and Marc Jacobs.

Louis Vuitton/Marc Jacobs – Coédition Les Arts Décoratifs /Rizzoli This coming-together of two designers gives visitors a new outlook of their influence on the fashion world during two key periods: the industrial revolution at the end of the 19th century and the globalisation of the beginning of the 21st century. The exhibition is organised on two floors, one floor for each creator. The backdrop of the exhibition is designed by Samantha Gainsbury and Joseph Bennet. The exhibition not only presents the designers’ key works but also the operations behind their success. The visitor gets to know Louis Vuitton’s three principles: ongoing improvement and well-managed expertise, giving entire satisfaction to the clientele and a relentless search for new products. The genius Marc Jacobs was able to exploit these fundamentals in his work on the cultural conventions of the Louis Vuitton fashion house as well as in putting forward a new take on these conventions. Check it out.
Les Arts Décoratifs 107, rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11h to 18h, Thursday evenings until 21h. 9, 50 € / 8 €.

#3 : A journey through time to the heart of prehistoric research… at the Palais de la Découverte.

Delighting youngsters and grown-ups every year, the objective of the Palais de la Découverte is to teach in an amusing way. The exhibition includes demonstrations and hands-on interactive experiments. Science is for everyone. This year, families will be able to travel through time with the “Prehistory, an investigation” exhibition. © EPPDCSI / V.Castro Just like real detectives, visitors can investigate a crime scene that is 7,400 years old: Téviec’s double grave. The questions abound. Who are the two humans buried one beside the other? At what age, in which period and how did they die? And what is the meaning of all the shell jewellery they are wearing? The only way of finding out is to open an investigation. In order to do this, budding detectives can make use of a range of modern archaeological tools broken down into the following 5 investigative areas: “technological”, “chronological”, “environmental”, “anthropological” and “social”. In addition to the investigation, the exhibition’s decor is remarkable, particularly thanks to the recreation of a section of flora and fauna from the prehistoric era. A journey 7,000 years into the past, exploring the history of our ancestors, that is open until 6 January 2013.

Le Palais de la découverte, avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt – 75008 Paris. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 to 18:00 and Sundays and holidays from 10:00 to 19:00. Admission: € 8 / € 6. € 3 surcharge for the planetarium and 1.50 € for some workshops.

# 4 : A moment of Glamour at the Crazy Horse.

Check out the glamorous side of Paris and the eroticism of the Crazy Horse’s shows and its sophisticated dance routines.

© Antoine Poupel Crazy Horse Paris This site that was founded on the love of women, the human body, dancing and spectacle in 1951 always offers new surprises for the pleasure of its visitors. This summer, check out the “Desires” show, a pageant produced by the famous choreographer Philippe Decouflé supported by Ali Mahdavi’s artistic direction. With the involvement of a key figure in alternative humour, Philippe Katerine, who wrote the final song. The show is composed of a series of original ‘turns’ and glamour shows with special effects, new musical rhythms and elegant sexy costumes. This magical location that has continued to fascinate people for over 60 years, has already attracted numerous celebrities, some of whom have featured as “Guest Stars”, such as Dita Von Teese, Arielle Dombasle or, more recently, Christian Louboutin.
Le Crazy Horse, 12 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris. « Désirs » Sunday to Friday and 22:45 to 20:15 and Saturday at 19h, 21:30 and 23:45. Show (+ ½ bottle of champagne) from 85 €.

# 5  : The head spins at the Jeu de Paume

Can you tell truth from fiction? This is the question on everyone’s lips as you pass through the corridors of the Laurent Grasso exhibition. The filmmaker’s intention is to bewilder visitors with a series of short films and paintings that are troubling, worrying and moving all at the same time.   © Laurent Grasso / ADAGP, Paris, 2012 Looking through cut-out windows in a dark corridor, visitors catch sight of objects and videos, the origin and age of which are often not easy to ascertain. Each one of these works raises many questions thereby transforming the familiar into an experience that is psychological and sometimes physical. Mythologies and beliefs, that are viewed through a disturbingly and occasionally worrying aesthetic filter. The visitor is invited to take part in the diplomatic cortège of the pope’s funeral in 2005 as well as see a falcon’s eye view as it flies over the desert and the lunar landscapes of the United Arab Emirates. These images that are both magical and intriguing can be enjoyed at the Jeu de Paume until 23 September 2012.

Jeu de Paume 1 place de la Concorde 75008 Paris. Open 11am to 21pm on Tuesday and Wednesday to Sunday from 11am to 19h.8 € 50, 5 € 50

L’Hôtel California se raconte en vidéo

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Beauty and indulgence on Women’s Day at Hotel California

Treat yourself to an “Indulgent Beauty” package that includes a glass of champagne, a meal and participation in four personal image and beauty workshops at 4-star Hôtel California Paris Champs Elysées and its restaurant on International Women’s Day, Thursday March 8.

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California welcomes Open GDF players

For several years now, Hôtel California Paris Champs Elysées has welcomed the world’s greatest women’s tennis players during the Open GDF SUEZ, at Coubertin. This year marks the 20th edition, to be held from February 4-12, 2012, and this exceptional event calls for exceptional players. Three-time winner Amélie Mauresmo, now co-director of the tournament, has gone into overdrive, securing the participation of Maria Sharapova, Marion Bartoli and Li Na, three top-10 tennis players, and the world’s former number 1 player Jelena Jankovic.

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The Hôtels du Roy are committed to a global approach of ecological optimization. The Group uses the best of the Green Label and Green Globe approaches while building on practical experience and looks forward to 2012 normalization and improved customer comfort. Actions concern equipment and personnel, as well as suppliers.
Working with this complete chain has enabled obtaining first results.

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