What's on in Paris this February
10 February 2016
Visit Three Leading Fashion and Cultural Events to Enjoy an Authentic Parisian Stay
Paris abounds with hundreds of treasures to discover during your trip. From fascinating exhibitions about five centuries of Korean paintings at Musée Guimet and the many dresses of Countess Greffulhe at Palais Galliera, to outstanding sales shopping in the capital of fashion, your stay will elegantly blend la culture and la mode in the City of Light. Get ready to be amazed by the diversity of Asian art, stunned by the beauty and boldness of dozens of outfits, and obsessed with the discounted collections on offer along the Champs-Elysées.
Until February 22nd
When entering this Ancient Greek style building, you’ll be immediately in awe of the clarity and immensity of its white interiors. Until February 22nd, these immaculate spaces are showcasing Les Tigres de Papier; hundreds of Korean paintings that relate to the history of their country – and offer the chance for visitors to explore its wealth of culture.
Imagine a huge dragon fiercely emerging out of the clouds, lighting up a grey sky with vivid shades of green, gold and red. Envision a valley of flourishing pastures where trees are red and grass is blue. Picture a family dressed in traditional costumes, walking in a black forest covered in white snow. These are just some of the artistic treasures you’ll discover at the museum…
Sometimes colourful and bright, sometimes discrete and minimalist, the creations presented at the Musée des Arts Asiatiques Guimet tell many stories from popular folk tales, to religious ceremonies, and beliefs of a society mixed with simple moments of daily life…
Through this journey from 14th century to early 20th, the Parisian museum takes you back to a captivating time when humour and poetry were king. This vast presentation honours the 130th anniversary of diplomatic relations between France and Korea, and celebrates the diversity of this nation’s art.
Until March 20th
If we were to name one fashion icon that lead and inspired the Tout-Paris* in the late 19th and early 20thcenturies, it would be Countess Greffulhe. Cousin of poet and dandy Robert de Montesquiou, inspiration for Marcel Proust in his novel In Search of Lost Time and fierce supporter of left-wing politicians, she was said to be the “most beautiful woman in the city, to behold and to hear speak”.
To honour her elegance and sense of drama, the Palais Galliera is hosting a wonderful exhibition, which displays fifty extravagant outfits designed by some of the biggest names in couture – Lanvin leading the way. Walk through the muted rooms of the Musée de la Mode to discover the sumptuous dresses made of tulle, gauze, chiffon and feathers that the Countess used to wear. Admire the oriental patterns and the vivid shades of gold and silver she paraded in during her captivating appearances. While also falling for the great figure of Paris Society she was by watching the films and photos that relate her engaging life.
This expo not only celebrates Elisabeth de Greffulhe’s iconic wardrobe, but also her audacity and modernity...and we think you’re guaranteed to be fascinated by this amazing woman and her extraordinary looks as much as we are…
*Tout-Paris refers to the affluent elite of the city.
The Sales in Paris
Until February 16th
It’s that time of the year again! Until February 16th, every shop is offering amazing discounts on those pieces you’ve dreamt of all winter. The last day of sale is on its way, which means you only have a few weeks to enjoy those (generously cut-down) prices.
Stroll down the Champs-Elysées to find your new favourite ,whilst enjoying the immensity of “the most beautiful avenue in the world”. Surrounded by the Arc de Triomphe at the top of the street, and the Grand Palais at the bottom, you’ll feel resolutely enchanted by these uniquely Parisian surroundings.
Fashion and culture are what defines the French capital and you can embrace it all this February. And why not end your busy yet magical day by stopping at La Durée on the Champs Elysées to taste the pastries’ delicious macaroons? Follow our tips to make your stay at Amarante Champs Elysées extra special...
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