When we say the name Picasso and ask people to describe his figures, many will immediately think of the distorted, Cubist faces. This is understandable, as this is the period that is arguably his most famous. However, there are pieces of work in Picasso’s catalogue that are much softer and more feminine.
It is hard to know when The Lady and the Unicorn was first woven. The difference between the time of conception and the time of completion of this 6 piece tapestry could be vast. Historians place it around 1500, viewing it as one of the most important pieces to come from that period between the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
From October 4th to 14th, car enthusiasts and trade professionals from all over the globe will meet in Paris for the Mondial de l'Auto (Paris Motor Show). Held every two years, it’s the most visited event of its kind in the world. So, will you be there this year during your stay at the Hotel de la Motte Picquet?
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.
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.