Tucked away and picturesque, the covered passages of Paris are the very essence of quaint charm. Take a stroll through these sheltered, historic, beautifully preserved and elegantly lovely shopping arcades, each of which has its own special ambiance.
This winter, the Jardin des Plantes will be the host to a series of incredible light statues in the shapes of animals. The idea is that families can wander through the park at their own pace and make great discoveries – a little like an illuminated safari.
Every winter, Paris immerses us in the magical atmosphere of Christmas with exquisite illuminations and beautifully designed display windows. A break in the capital to soak up all this enchantment is surely the best gift you can give to yourself and your loved ones as the year draws to a close. Experience the incomparable ambiance of a Parisian Christmas when you stay at the Hôtel de la Motte Picquet.
There is a new exhibition in the Hall Napoleon of the Louvre that is a must-see show for anyone that is a fan of Italian art and culture. A Dream of Italy: The Marquis Campana’s Collection is aptly named.
There are many art lovers and critics in America that revere the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat. The young artist made a big impression on the scene in New York City with his commentaries on African American culture and conflict in America. His work was bold and beautiful and gave a voice to a minority that may have otherwise been overlooked in the art world.
Warm up your winter by visiting the Salon du Chocolat in Paris from October 31st to November 4th during your stay at the Hotel de la Motte Picquet! This great trade fair lets you experiment with new flavours, discover exceptional products, enrich your knowledge of chocolate culture and enjoy some crazy creativity with your children!