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.
Gustav Klimt is famous for his bold use of colour and gold surrounding the female form. The Kiss is perhaps his most infamous work and one that captures these elements perfectly. Yet, there is more to this artist and his work. The Atelier des Lumières in Paris is currently showing an interactive, multimedia experience show that takes visitors on a journey through six themes of his work.
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.
Discover hidden corners of the capital, get plenty of exercise, be filled with a sense of freedom and take the time to linger… Discovering Paris by bike is a delight at all times, but especially in the sunshine. The Hôtel de la Motte Picquet warmly invites you to take a magical and unforgettable break. You can rent your bikes at the hotel’s reception !