Summer in Paris means plenty of chances to enjoy life “en plain air”, and there is no better example than the Festival Classique au Vert series of concerts. These concerts run from August 11th until September 2 and make great use of the pavilion areas within the gardens. The different concerts blend a fusion of American classics, jazz standards and more familiar classical greats.
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On September 15th and 16th, Paris opens its doors to you. Visit the city’s museums, institutions and monuments for free on the occasion of the Journées du Patrimoine (Heritage Days), allowing you to explore the magnificent cultural heritage of the capital. During this unique weekend, a host of Parisian cultural venues invite you to enjoy enriching and fascinating visits. It’s a weekend not to be missed.
The story of Edith Piaf is one that resonates with a lot of people today. Those in the industry can relate to the hardships and sacrifices made and the contrasts when the big break comes. Others are drawn to the rags to riches story, one that is more extreme than many imagine if they are not familiar with Piaf’s lifestyle and upbringing.
Film festivals are the perfect opportunity to see something a little different in the world of cinema. The Silhouette Festival at Paris is where emerging talents have the chance to see their work screened before a large audience.
This summer, why not take a break in the world’s most beautiful city and enjoy an exceptional season of outdoor cultural offerings? Whether your preference is for concerts, cinema or opera, you can experience various events in the most beautiful parts of Paris during your stay at the Hotel de la Motte Picquet.
Thursday, July 5th will see some of France’s emerging talents gracing the stages, including Little Biscuit and Asaf Avidan. Friday is perhaps the night that most fans are looking forward to, with the surprise announcement of Sting and Shaggy pairing up to headline the free show that night. Then, there is a wonderful mix of talent on Saturday, with Angus and Julia Stone closing the weekend.