While Paris is often seen as the capital of fashion, luxury, culture and gastronomy, it’s also a stronghold of design. Strolling along the cobbled streets of the Marais, near the Hotel Jacques de Molay, you’ll see that the galleries of contemporary art are shoulder to shoulder with numerous shops displaying the creations of many talented designers from around the world. Want to discover the hottest new talents and feel the pulse of the latest trends in decoration, furnishings and interior fittings? Then take advantage of Paris Design Week to explore the capital and visit the essential Salon Maison et Objet, one of the top trade shows of its kind in Europe, which will take place from September 8th to 12th, 2017, at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre.
Located in the heart of the Marais district of Paris, the Hotel Jacques de Molay is ideal for discovering the rich heritage of the capital. Add to the lustre of your stay in Paris with a generous helping of sequins and glamour by including in your itinerary a visit to the Palais Galliera and its fabulous exhibition dedicated to Dalida. From April 27th to August 13th, 2017, this spotlight on her wardrobe pays tribute to the Egyptian-born singer who passed away thirty years ago.
The Summer Sales, Paris Plages, and Solidays: the agenda of this summer in Paris is already full to bursting. Deckchairs and loungers await you on the banks of the Seine for a relaxing session in the sun between shopping sprees. But before that you’ll want to head to Longchamp Racecourse on June 23rd, 24th and 25th for the 18th edition of the Solidays music festival.
As we slip softly into summer, sport and fashion are on the agenda. From May 22nd to June 11th the French Open tennis tournament takes place at the Roland Garros Stadium. Then it’s just a short journey from the Porte d'Auteuil to reach the prestigious venues hosting Fashion Week, where the Haute Couture fashion shows take place from July 2nd to 6th.