Summer in Paris + a fabulous art and antiques fair

Summer in Paris + a fabulous art and antiques fair

The Hotel Pavillon Bastille welcomes you for your summer stay in Paris. After enjoying a tour of the most beautiful monuments of the city, either via a river cruise or by bicycle, why not also take the time to enjoy some walks filled with wonderful sights, stopping off along the way to taste the great culinary specialties that contribute to the French capital’s stratospheric gastronomic reputation? Before you leave, you might also want to check out the Biennale des Antiquaires, a prestigious art and antiques fair.

Wandering in Paris...

Paris is a city rich in history and beautiful sights. You don’t need to wander far to discover some delightful example of architecture or a location with a fascinating story to tell. Take the Place des Vosges, for example. Built by Henri IV in the early years of the 17th century and formerly known as the Place Royale de Paris, this is the oldest planned square in the capital, and certainly one of the most beautiful. Stroll along the vaulted arcades of the red brick and white stone buildings, or in the aisles of the central garden, or simply admire the splendour of its Jean-Pierre Cortot fountains. Relax on one of the benches in the dappled shade of trees and enjoy the soothing ambience of the place as you listen to the birds sing before checking out the art galleries, cafes and shops that line the covered walkways.

A short stroll to the south takes you to the Bassin de l’Arsenal, a lively and picturesque pleasure boat marina that links the Canal Saint-Martin to the Seine.

To complete your tour and enjoy some French culinary specialities, you can find some of the best restaurants in Paris in the vicinity. Our recommendations include the Grandes Marches for its pleasantly refined brasserie cuisine; the Brasserie Bofinger, which specialises in the cuisine of the Alsace region; and the Train Bleu, where you can enjoy some excellent traditional French cuisine.

The Biennale des Antiquaires

Before leaving Paris, the hotel invites you to pay a visit to the Biennale des Antiquaires. For its 28th edition, the event that has delighted art lovers across the world for more than half a century will take place from September 10th to 18th in the gorgeously appropriate setting of the Grand Palais. Here you will find the finest treasures of French culture presented by 124 exhibitors from 14 countries amidst a scenography designed by Nathalie Crinière.

In addition, this year there will be three major exhibitions presented under the aegis of the Biennale des Antiquaires, all within the Grand Palais. The State Hermitage Museum of St Petersburg will present 35 masterpieces on show outside its walls for the first time, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie of Geneva will present a history of timepieces illustrated by some 80 items from its collections, and there will also be a presentation by Le Mobilier National of Paris, the organisation which provides the furnishings of the official palaces of the French Republic.

The fair will be preceded by a reception on September 9th, highlighting the work of collectors, curators, art advisors and journalists.


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