The Royal Opera in Versailles is one that has been a little unloved in recent decades. The stunning set was created back in 1682 for the wedding of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette and was a great architectural feat. In the 19th century, the room was taken over by Senate. It wasn’t until 2009 that it went back to being a space for the arts. Yet, this was the only time that the public could see the architecture – if they had paid to see a show.
For nearly 60 years, the Biennale Paris (formerly the Biennale des Antiquaires) has been a leading focal point for the art, antiques and collectibles market in France. Taking place this year from September 13th to 17th in the magnificent setting of the Grand Palais, the Biennale is a treasure trove of fabulous items presented by professionals of international repute. Book your stay at the Hotel de la Motte Piquet to enjoy this major fair.
Illuminations and art installations are always a popular event in Paris. When organisers and artists pick the right venue and subject then they can create masterpieces that live on in the memory for many years. The Nuit aux Invalides 2019 is set to be one of the most interesting yet.
Patricia Cunha has made a name for herself on the Paris Art scene for her colourful installations. Earlier this year, visitors to theVillage Royal were greeted by a bold canopy of umbrellas – shielding passers-by from the sun and any Spring showers...
The trend of the escape room and adult game night is one that hasn’t bypassed Paris at all. In fact, the city has taken hold of this idea and created something remarkable for locals and tourists alike. The Palais Garnier has long had a bit of a spooky reputation.
A holiday in Paris is incomplete without taking a trip to the Palace of Versailles, easily accessible by public transport from the Hotel de la Motte Picquet. Every Saturday evening of summer until September 21st, 2019, you will have the opportunity to attend the Night Fountains Show and the Royal Serenade in the Hall of Mirrors.