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!
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.