Paris: France's inimitable capital

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Paris: France's inimitable capital Paris fr

Paris has something for everyone - it's a multifaceted, magical, mythical and sometimes surprising capital that is always exciting.

People come to Paris to admire its exceptional architectural and cultural heritage, making it one of the world's most beautiful cities. This dynamic heritage is constantly being improved and enriched. A city where something is always happening, Paris is also the capital of fashion, shopping, exhibition and cabaret. It is committed to upholding a high quality of life and substainable development, offering its inhabitants and visitors a particularly pleasant setting. Innovative, audacious and vibrant, Paris has leapt boldly into the 21st century.

Over 300 events are happening everyday in Paris, from concerts to exhibitions to theatrical performances. Countless major outsantding events occur throughout the year as well, such as the Paris Plages, where the banks of the Seine are transformed into beaches, the Nuit Blanche all-night art festival, and la Fête de la Musique, where the streets fill with music on the summer solstice.

Play hide and seek amongst Buren’s columns and strike a pose in the Rodin museum. Snap a selfie with the Mona Lisa in the Louvre, and another with the cancan dancers at the Moulin Rouge. Pay your respects to France’s great and glorious at the Panthéon, and trawl the book stalls along the banks of the Seine.The Champs-Elysées is a paradise for fashionistas, while Saint-Ouen’s markets are best for bargain-hunters.


In 2018, a number of important exhibitions will be held in Paris: 

  • Young Tintoretto in the Musée du Luxembourg, 7.3. - 1.7. 2018
  • Kupka in the National Gallery of Grand Palais, 21.3. - 30.7. 2018 
  • Eugène Delacroix in Louvre in collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, 29.3 - July 23.7. 2018 
  • American Impressionist Mary Cassatt at Musée Jacquemart, 9.3. - 29.7. 2018 
  • Picasso bleu et rose in Musée d'Orsay, 18. 9. 2018 - 6.1. 2019 
  • About Guernice at the Picasso Museum, 27. 3. - 29. 7. 2018 
  • Rodin and Dance in Musée Rodin, 6.4. - 22.7. 2018 
  • Water lilies. The American Period and the Last Monet in the Musée de l'Orangerie, 13.4. - 20.8. 2018 
  • Klimt: journey to the heart of the Viennese Art Nouveau in L'Atelier des Lumières from 13 April 2018
  • Michael Jackson in Grand Palais, 23.11. 2018 - 17.2. 2019 
  • Joan Miró in Grand Palais, 3.10. 2018 - 4.2. 2019 
  • Cubistes in Center Pompidou 17.10. 2018 - 25.2. 2019 

Popular Fiac and Art Paris Art Fair will complete a rich offer. Fashion lovers will come to the Musée des Arts décoratifs and Palais Galliera at two fashion show exhibitions by Martin Margiela. Designers should not miss the Maison & Objet, Paris Design Week, Puces du Design and Designer's Days this year.


Cabaret in Paris is famous

It’s about more than can-can dancing, though that may be a big part of its allure. It’s not just about frills and feathers, tassels and stockings. It’s an art form that celebrates the beauty of the human body, dance, music and the magic of a fabulously choreographed, theatrical performance and opulent costumes... In Paris, more than anywhere else in the world, cabaret is revered as living art. Here’s where to see some of the best cabarets in the city: 
The Moulin Rouge 
The most famous cabaret in the world, creating a sensation since 1889. A whirlwind of legs in the air, reminders of the Belle Époque, the ghost of Toulouse Lautrec, a unique spectacle. Dinner show or revue only. 
Crazy Horse 
It’s been sensational for 65 years. The perfectly proportioned dancers with deep red lipstick and endless heels, present a show of tantalising sensuality and outrageous glamour. The most risqué of the main four cabarets. 
Le Lido 
Dazzling costumes, singing and dancing and a full orchestra make for a unique performance with a hint of Burlesque and acrobatic. There are stunning special effects involving a swimming pool and ice skating rink. Enjoy a gastronomic menu at the place for which the concept of the dinner show was invented. 
César Palace 
A revue that’s famous for its can-can glitter and glitz. Start the evening with an exceptional dinner, then sit back and watch the show. Classic French songs, lavish dancing and a touch of humour make these shows unique.


Hotel suggestion

Hotel Saint-Paul Rive Gauche
43 rue Monsieur le Prince
F – 75006  PARIS
Tel : + 33 1 43 26 98 64
This boutique-hotel is close to everything, in the heart of the action, but in a quiet little street. The proximity of the Luxembourg Gardens, and many other sites such as the Sorbonne, Notre-Dame cathedral, the Pantheon, Cluny museum and the Louvre, make the Hotel Saint-Paul Rive Gauche a convenient pied-à-terre for enjoying the city.


Direct flights to Paris :

  • from Bucarest

5 flights daily with Air France to Paris CDG (code share Tarom) : 
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 6.05-8.20             
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 9.15-11.35
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 13.10-15.30        
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 14.55-17.05 
Mon, Tue, Wed  17.40-19.45 

+ 6 flights weekly with Blue Air to Paris-Beauvais (Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun 7.55-10.05 and Fri 16.35-18.45)
+ 4 flights weekly with Wizzair to Paris-Beauvais (Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun) 6.15-8.25

  • from Iasi: 3 flights weekly with Blue Air to Paris-Beauvais (Mon+Fri, 14.00-16.15 + Wed 16.50-19.05)
  • from Constanta: 2 flights weekly with Blue Air to Paris-Beauvais (Wed+Sat, 16.00 -18.15)


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