A new season at the Grand Palais and spring events for a weekend in Paris

A new season at the Grand Palais and spring events for a weekend in Paris

The new season of events at the Grand Palais has just been unveiled and promises to be superb! On the programme are the Saut Hermès international show jumping competition, the Rodin and Jardins exhibitions, the Art Paris Art Fair and the Month of Photography. Need more reasons to take a break at the Hotel Pavillon Bastille? Well, beginning in March, the Opera Bastille will be offering performances of Carmen and A Midsummer Night's Dream, promising magical evenings of entertainment. Finally, if high-tech and electronics are more your kind of thing, the Villepinte Exhibition Centre will host the world’s largest gathering of composites professionals at JEC World 2017. There’s plenty to keep you happy during your spring stay in Paris..


An exceptional spring season at the Grand Palais

In the spring of 2017, the Grand Palais will once again host several events for art lovers. But first, show jumping fans will want to know that the world’s best horses and riders will gather for the Saut Hermès, an exceptional equestrian event taking place from March 17 th to 20 th .Meanwhile, two exhibitions will be presented within the walls of this beautiful building Jardins, an artistic trail through six centuries of garden creativity; and Rodin, marking the centenary of the death of the great sculptor. Contemporary art aficionados won’t want to miss the Art Paris Art Fair from March 30 th to April 2nd . Finally, in April the Grand Palais will be at the centre of the Month of Photography, an event featuring more than 100 exhibitions in various venues throughout the capital.


A magical musical evening at the Opéra Bastille

Following your day of artistic discovery at the Grand Palais, head for the Opéra Bastille to discover two exceptional presentations. Whether you prefer the opera Carmen or the ballet A Midsummer Night's Dream, you are guaranteed to enjoy an unforgettable evening in the famous modern opera house of Paris. Book your seats in advance to ensure you don’t miss out! From March 7 th to July 16 th , 2017, the brilliant opera Carmen by Georges Bizet will capture your heart. From March 9 th to 29 th , the ballet adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream, choreographed by George Balanchine to the music of Felix Mendelssohn, will enchant you. The sets and costumes are by fashion legend Christian Lacroix!


Electronics at the JEC World 2017 in Villepinte

If you prefer the world of advanced technology and electronics components you’ll want to get to the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre from March 14 th to 16 th , 2017, for the largest composites show in the world. JEC World focusses on four major areas of interest: Construction & Building, Aerospace, Automotive and Land Transportation, and Better Living, including sustainability, energy, sports and leisure, and consumer goods. Here you can discover the latest innovations and future trends.

With all these events you are assured of an unforgettable spring in the City of Light. Whether you are interested in art, entertainment or electronics, there’s plenty to ensure an incredible stay in Paris!


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