today I wanted to show how I gave a cool and Parisian look to my more social dress wearing a black beret and more cool earring. To better harmonize the look, I also opted for a black sandal to match the beret.
Royal Blue Dress: Nega Clothing Earring, Bracelet and Hat: Le Briju Sandal: Schutz Photography: l’amour de Paris
Hello Hello, Today I would like to share with you the incredible experience of being invited to a super special dinner at Henry Rothschild’s former home that now houses the Interalieé union club.
The Union Interalliée was founded in 1917, at the time of the official entry of the Americans into World War I. This came after volunteer aviators from the Lafayette Escadrille came to France to increase the number of those fighting for the same cause against the French. ground.
The founders of the Union Interalliée (Count de Beaumont, Paul Dupuy, Count J. de Bryas, Arthur Meyer, MJ de Sillac) suggested establishing a welcoming place providing moral and material resources to officials and personalities of Allied nations, the order to develop the allied life that had just begun.
Thanks to the support they received from various statesmen, ambassadors and field marshals and the help of new collaborators (Count de Andigne, Bardac, du Breuil Saint-Germain, André Citroën, L. Dumontet, the Count de Fels, who he created, together with the first, the steering committee, chaired by Vice Admiral Fournier), they founded the Union Interalliée in one of the most beautiful mansions in Paris, the Henri de Rothschild hotel, which had been generously given to them. In 1920, the club, having formed a real estate company, acquired the building for the equivalent of the current 1,067,143 euros.
With the war over, the need for the Union Interalliée was evident to all, as it was more necessary than ever to maintain harmony between the people who fought together. The work started in 1917 was officially consecrated in 1920, when the public authorities recognized its importance in diplomatic relations between the allied nations. On June 1, 1920, Marshal Foch became the second president of the Cercle.
In 2004, Chilean American interior designer Juan Pablo Molyneux designed the interiors for the club’s headquarters.
I recommend everyone who has the opportunity to discover this club to go there during their visit to the city of Paris. The place is wonderful, very well attended and the food is delicious.
If you are still wondering whether or not to go through the wine town on your trip to France, I came here to convince you definitely to get to know the city of Bordeaux.
1st It is very easy to reach the city
The city that was once forgotten by the French and tourists grew so much that today there is a railway that takes people from Paris to Bordeaux. Another option is to travel by Eurostar or TGV from London to Bordeaux, the journey lasts less than 6 hours!
In addition to these ways, there are flights that go straight to the place. So no excuses!
2nd Is the wine capital of the world
The town is well known for producing the famous French wine, but the local wineries are so prestigious by people from all over the world that the place became known as the wine capital of the world.
The drink is so famous there that it won a museum in its honor, the Cité du Vin.
3rd It has sights for all likes
As an ancient city, you will find much about the history of the city and architectures of past centuries, such as the Cathédrale Saint André, as well as being able to visit both contemporary art museums (CAPC) and classical artists such as the Musée des Beaux-Arts. And there are also the wineries that you can visit and even stay at.
As I said, places to suit all like!
4th It has an artificial park on the banks of the Garonne
Place de la Bourse is a horseshoe-shaped square on the banks of the river Garonne, the most beautiful of this square is the Miroir d’Eau, the largest mirror of water in the world. There you can walk with the company of the river, take beautiful pictures or just sit and rest after visiting other points of the city.
5th The streets are full of shops
Throughout Bordeaux you will find shops of all kinds for shopping, but the town also has a street, one of the most famous of the place, known as one of the main shopping centers of Bordeaux.
A Saint-Catherine street, which is a clothing and accessories store of famous brands.
6º The city is one of the best to ride a bike in the world
Bike-Friendly city only loses to Amsterdam and Copenhagen. After the restoration of Bordeaux, which lived in chaos due to traffic, residents (and tourists) from there became bike enthusiasts and so today one of the main ways to get around in the city is to use it.
Sustainable and healthy, right?
7th The food is wonderful
It is not only in the wine that the city devastates, but the local cuisine has also been increasingly innovated by young chefs of Bordeaux and is conquering the palate of people all over the world.
Most of the city’s restaurants make use of traditional techniques, but products come straight from farms in southwestern France, making the recipes both creative and classic at the same time.
8th Transport in the city without difficulty
As I said above, the bike is one of the best friends, in terms of transportation, the environment and the residents of Bordeaux, but if you do not have so much affinity with the skinny you can choose to get around using the tram that cuts across the city, or as it is also known: VLT (Light Vehicle on Rails).
9th It is a historic city
If you do not know, Bordeaux was called a “sleeping beauty” for a long time. The city, which has important monuments for the history of the country, was filled with chaos and pollution. Its streets, which had once housed the Girondins during the French Revolution, became the scene of car traffic. The buildings built at the time of the kings and the monuments were erased and corroded by the smoke of the vehicles, the city had lost its charm.
Today, after a restoration, Bordeaux is one of the most beautiful and clean French cities, it is worth visiting the beauty that has awakened from the chaos.
Many French people long to live there
The city became so beautiful and captivating after the revitalization that today Frenchmen of Paris and all places of France wish to live there, either by the renewed aesthetics of the place or by the peace of mind that can be found.
Now I know that I convinced you to meet Bordeaux! If you’ve ever been to the city, leave your comment about the experience you’ve experienced.
In north-central France, a few hours drive from Paris, you find a small preciousness with great importance in the history of the country and various activities to do. This city is Orleans, the capital of the center-valley of the Loire.
Well-known for being “rescued” by the English by the French heroine Joan of Arc, Orleans has its peculiarities and much to offer for tourists wishing to explore further in France.
The city is so small that it is possible to get to know everything on foot and in just one day, but I recommend you stay there for at least 2 so that you explore everything more calmly and not be so tiring. Because Joan has saved the city, everywhere you go there, you will hear or see something of the honored Frenchwoman.
In addition, one of the most visited tourist spots of the city is the House of Joan of Arc. An exact replica of the house where she lived during her visit to Orleans. The house tells the story of heroin with great fidelity and some interactive exhibits.
There are also other important and indispensable places to visit, such as Hôtel Groslo, the old town hall which explains many things about the history of Orleans, and the Cathedral of Orleans, which was only untouched in the city after the liberation of the city by Joan and to this day she carries idolatry for the savior.
I indicated that I should stay for two days in the city because the part of the historic center, mentioned above, you can visit quite calm the first day and even walk, everything is very close. But Orleans also houses the most beautiful castles and full of stories of France, take the second day to meet them and delve into the past.
Among these castles is the Château de La Ferté Saint-Aubin, the Château de Chambord, which took 150 years to be built and houses until today the double-helix ladder designed by Leonardo Da Vinci. Château Royal de Blois, Château de Cheverny which appears in the stories of the character Tintin, the Château de Valençay, the Château de Chenonceau, which is considered one of the most beautiful castles in the world.
In addition to these, you can also visit the Château de Amboise, the first Renaissance castle built in the Loire Valley, the Castle of Clos-Lucé, where Da Vinci spent his last years of life and the Château de Chaumont.
The visit to these places is very worthwhile and if it is in the Christmas season, more so. Because everything is decorated according to the Christmas mood and both the city and the castles look beautiful.
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Most people directly link Versailles to the treaty that ended the First War or even the French Revolution that took place on the site. But do you really know Versailles and its history? Today I came here to tell a little about this great city that I visited during my last trip to France.
Versailles is a totally artificial city developed under King Louis XIV in 1664 so that it could be the seat of political power in France, and so it happened during the years 1682 and 1789, just after the city was the cradle of the French revolution that changed the whole history of the country.
It is because of all this political trajectory and ancient architecture that today the city is very visited by tourists from all over the world. The properties built there like the Palace where the court lived, the Trianon and the Domaine de Marie Antoinette, became visit points for history lovers and beautiful places.
It is good to know that if you want to get to know Versailles, it is not possible to take a leisurely stroll to appreciate all that is right in the city in less than a full day, so book 24H to have this experience.
The Palace, which has 700 rooms, 67 stairs, 2,153 windows, 352 chimneys, 1,250 fireplaces and occupies an area of 700 hectares, is located three blocks from the Train Station of Versailles, which is one of the ways to reach the city. Today the place functions as a museum and is open for visitors from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
There you have access to the Royal Chapel, the immense apartments of the kings, the famous Gallery of Mirrors, among other explorable areas of the castle.
The Grand Trianon, as well as the castle, also has its restricted hours of operation from 9 am to 5 pm from Tuesday to Sunday. It is more of a castle built by Luis, but this one has its architecture covered in pink marble and, unlike the other points that were made in the baroque style, this one has the influence of the Italian architecture.
A curiosity about the Trianon is that it was the stage of the second marriage of Napoleon Bonaparte.
And the third indispensable place in your visit to Versailles is the Domaine de Marie Antoinette, a mini castle, we can say, that was built for the queen to isolate herself for a while, avoiding the excitement. The Domaine is composed of the Petit Trianon, the gardens of the queen and the Hameau, which is a kind of mini private farm.
Besides these places, which are the most desired in the visits, you should also stroll through the gardens of Versailles designed by André Le Nôtre, the greatest landscaper of the French Baroque. The gardens have no restriction of day or time, you can roam freely by them.
As Versailles is vehemently large, it becomes tiring to do this walking tour, by the way, it must be almost impossible (rs). So I advise you to rent an electric car on arrival, they cost about thirty-two euros per hour and you can move around freely, but you need a driver’s license. If you prefer to avoid this stress, there are several tour companies that offer complete tours.
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Located a few steps from the Louvre and in one of the oldest buildings in Paris, is a minimalist hotel that brings luxury and history behind its doors: The Hoxton Hotel Paris.
I had the privilege of knowing this place and came here today to share my impressions about the hotel. Starting with the location that, as quoted above, is great. The Hoxton is very close to the Louvre Museum, the Jardin des Tuileries and the beautiful streets of Le Marais. The entire tour of this area of Paris can be done on foot and in my opinion, this is one of the biggest advantages of staying at Hoxton, so you do not have to worry about taxi or subway to get to the sites.
In addition, the streets surrounding the hotel are very lively and trendy during the night. By day you can go to the local boutiques, restaurants and Parisian markets and at night, the streets become the scene of the French trend in the bistros.
Hoxton has three areas where you can eat and drink good drinks: the hotel’s lobby where you can cross over with a sit-down coffee or drink, Rivié restaurant serving traditional French dishes and Jacque’s Bar, a more intimate area of the hotel. The cool thing is that the hotel itself guarantees the tanning since at night becomes a cool point to drink to the sound of songs played by invited Djs.
All 172 accommodations, four different sizes, of the Hoxton are composed of luxurious decorations and pampering essential for a good stay, such as breakfasts left every day in the room. The architecture and decoration, both general and the rooms, of the hotel, are classic, but with the renovations, they have gained a contemporary touch. The building was built in the 18th century and, therefore, the original architecture was retained and this is used to attract guests who are looking for more charm.
Because it is a small hotel, it does not offer so many services but I assure you that it is worth to stay there for as long as you want to explore this side of the city.
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In this Friday (17) I had the opportunity to meet the Foundation Louis Vuitton in one of the noble districts of Paris and today I came here to tell you all about the place for you!
Located in a water garden designed only to receive the structure, the Jardin d’Acclimatation, the Louis Vuitton Foundation, or Louis Vuitton Foundation, is one of the modern architectures that most enchanted me the whole time I travel.
The Louis Vuitton Foundation was designed by the famous architect Frank Gehry in 2014 and today houses important exhibitions in Paris, and can also be used for conventions and events, for having a hall for various activities.
Frank Gehry wanted to take inspiration from the sails of a boat to build the building, so it is surrounded by water and has wooden structures (candles) that hold the plates and glass blocks of the FLV.
The glasses were placed so that whoever looks reminds of interlocking icebergs and, if you notice, during the day according to the position of the light they reflect the water, the sky, and the garden. A splendid sight!
The FLV has an entrance hall where you find a restaurant and bookstore very cozy, and there is also located the event room quoted above.
Going up the floors I wandered from gallery to gallery, where artworks are exhibited. It is also possible to climb the external stairs, which lead you to the Foundation’s terrace, or a garden roof. From there the view is incredible, you can not put aside this climb.
Although it is little known yet, because it is a modern and new architecture, it is well worth the visit to the Louis Vuitton Foundation. It is a place with few tourists and a precious one in one of the noble, and remote, quarters of Paris.
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Atelier des Lumières is the center of digital art in Paris which presented an immersive exhibition of the works of the artist Gustav Klimt.
With the development of surface mapping technology, the light shows and images projected onto the facades of buildings and monuments have become increasingly frequent and sophisticated. Throughout France we have examples of these events: the Rêve des Couleurs in the cathedral of Reims, La Nuit aux Invalides and the New Year in the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and, the most stunning of all (although not in the facades but in the interior of old limestone quarries), the Carrières de Lumières in Baux de Provence.
In the immersive exhibition Carrières de Lumières, pictures of paintings by famous painters were projected on the walls, floors, and ceilings of the old quarries (limestone carrières) of the region. All accompanied by a soundtrack specially selected to harmonize with the images.
In 2018 the spectacles had as theme Picasso and the Spanish masters.
Atelier des Lumières
Opened on April 13, 2018, the Atelier des Lumières is the only digital art center in Paris. Located in a 2,000 m² building where an old foundry was founded, created in 1835, the site will house immense exhibitions.
There are 2 rooms totaling 3,300 m² of the projection area, including walls and floor. Accompanying the projections, there is always soundtrack created especially for each event.
The 1st room, Halles, is devoted to the work of the great names in the history of art. 2nd presents the work of new artists.
The first great artist honored by the Atelier des Lumières was Gustav Klimt.
In fact, the exhibition was about the scene of Viennese art in the late nineteenth century, of which Klimt was the main figure. In addition to his works, being his most famous ‘The Kiss’ were also projected works by Egon Schiele and Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
All accompanied by a soundtrack with pieces by Wagner, Beethoven, Chopin, and Rachmaninov. A treat for all the senses!
The Atelier de Lumières is one of the most obligatory stops during your visit to Paris and is at 38 rue Saint Maur, 75011. Saint Maur station, line 3.
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For souffle lovers, like me, a visit to the charming Art Deco restaurant, located between the Vendôme and Concorde squares, can’t be missed on your schedule during your stay in Paris.
The place is a must see and the most-perfect soufflés, even very close to my definition of paradise on earth.
Although the restaurant is small, it is quite cozy and has clean decor, with that Parisian romantic air we see in the movies.
Both for the good location – 36, rue Mont-Thabor, 75001 – for lunch during a tour of Paris, as well as for the delicious souffles served there have great reviews of locals and travelers. I recommend you make an advance reservation, but it is also possible to find an empty table by chance and have lunch without a reservation.
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On my last trip to Paris, I had the opportunity to meet the beautiful opera house called the Palais Garnier located in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, France. The building is considered one of the architectural masterpieces of its time.
Built-in neo-baroque style, it is the 13th theater to host the Paris Opera since its foundation by Louis XIV in 1669. Its capacity is 1979 seated spectators. The palace was commonly called only the Paris Opera, but after the inauguration of the Bastille Opera in 1989, it came to be called the Opera Garnier.
The look that I chose for my walk was a little monkey of Zara’s well red and comfortable, along with Zara’s slipper and a basic jacket from forever21.
I hope you have enjoyed it and do not miss visiting the place during your visit in Paris.