Paris in summer is great for exploring by bike. The Hotel La Motte Picquet certainly recommends discovering the capital’s beautiful monuments via pedal power. And while you’re in the saddle, why not participate in the Fête du Vélo (bike festival) on June 2nd, 2019?
This show is a long-running exhibition for the gallery – continuing until the 21st of July. This means lots of chances to come and study these paintings and see what you see in the models. You might see a well-known painting or artist in a new light after this show. The chronology and comparisons should be enlightening.
Paris is home to many different parks. Some of these landscaped areas are what you might expect from a city on this scale. However, the culture and personality of Paris mean that there are some slightly more unusual parks and gardens to find in the city limits. Here are 5 of the best gardens and parks in Paris.
Paris has long been a destination for food lovers because of the quality of its restaurants and patisseries. Normally, those that love chocolate and the sweeter things in life need to travel across the city to find the very best chefs and establishments. Le Salon de la Pâtisserie changes all of that. Here you can find a vast range of artisan pastry chefs and other talented vendors all under one roof.
With the return of the fair weather, sporting activities are in full swing in the capital. The French Open at Roland-Garros, world-famous tennis tournament, awaits you from May 26th to June 9th, 2019. Don’t miss the only Grand Slam event played on clay. Book your room at the ideally located Hotel La Motte Picquet, from where you can get to the tournament venue easily.
Anting-Anting are something that many people in the West will not be familiar with. Yet, their designs and purpose have a connection to faith and superstition right across the world. These talismans are worn by their owners to protect them from danger. They often come in the form of crosses or other religious iconography and have great significance to the wearer. The idea is that those large amulets will protect soldiers in the line of fire, policemen in the line of duty and all kinds of other wearers. The mixture of Catholic and traditional culture is familiar, yet at the same time unique to the Philippines.