It is said he brought the « power of the imagination to Europe ». Mainly thanks to his illustrations… Gustave Doré has illuminated a big part of the 19th century with black, verve and humour! Discover the « Doré » way of life thanks to the beautiful exhibition the Musée d'Orsay dedicated to him until June 5.
It is true that the Musée d'Orsay is a cult place for all those who love 19th century art in Paris. The former train station revisited as a museum was the ideal place to present this big exhibition about Gustave Doré (1832-1883), mainly celebrated for his incredible etchings of the works of Dante, Rabelais, Hugo or Balzac.
Original or imaginary. This time, in stead of just stopping at the illustrations that may have made the French artist famous, the exhibition meticulously reveals all the other sides of his work and his talents. From drawing to painting, from watercolour to sculpture. Often original or imaginary, the inspiration of Doré is expressed in all ranges of emotion!
An exceptional historic setting, an extraordinary artist. A summit meeting in Versailles. Enjoy the last month of the Anish Kapoor exhibition in Versailles to go to the Sun King's castle from the Opéra Cadet!
After Xavier Veilhan, Joana Vasconcelos and Giuseppe Penone, it's Anish Kapoor's turn to artistically invade the palace of Louis XIV! With his monumental works, the artist surprises, challenges and even scandalizes...From the Tennis Court Room to the garden paths, discover the very shocking world of his Majesty!
To rediscover the neoclassical grandeur or baroque elegance of Versailles as well as the poetic gardens designed by Le Nôtre, this exhibition comes along at just the right time! In just a short train ride after leaving your hotel in Paris, here you are between two worlds. That of the Sun King and that of the artist upset the reign of the visible and the invisible…Until 1 November.
A loving embrace, a hand reaching out, an affectionate "coo"... The paintings of Fragonard (1732-1806) tell you all about love "à la française". Make an appointment with the "Divine Fargo", his passion and his artistic impulse in Paris. The team at the Opéra Cadet recommends the wonderful exhibition in the Museum of Luxembourg until 24 January 2016.
Love "à la française" is known for its elegance, casualness, je ne sais quoi and glamour. Jean-Honoré (Fragonard) understood perfectly. In terms of misbehavior...and morality.
Inspired by the season of love, the French painter playfully explores sensual scenes of passion and heartbreak. From portraits to games of transparency, from steamy scenes to broken hearts, the paintings of the Divine Frago will intoxicate you…And the Museum of Luxembourg will be your secret alcove! http://www.grandpalais.fr/fr/evenement/fragonard-amoureux#sthash.5byFqNy9.dpuf
The design also celebrated soon as fashionable in Paris? Maybe ... As the excitement generated by the Paris design weeks each year is confirmed! In 2015, do not miss the new edition of 5 to 12 September. For an arty and creative rediscovery of the French capital from the Opera Cadet!
Book your 7 September in Paris! Take your most arty air and follow the guide through galleries and cultural spots from your hotel! On foot, you can easily discover the most creative places in the capital in the Opera district but also Concorde to Etoile
To you cocktails and openings hypes ... In total freedom, your design treasure hunt also lead you galleries of Saint Germain to those Marais via the Cité de la Mode (where you expect the exhibition "now!" But also " Off ") ... And while it is some 300 participants creators waiting for you! Paris City of Design at the Opera Cadet. http://www.maison-objet.com/fr/paris-design-week
To see Paris, you might as well get up high and take refuge on one of its highest points. The Eiffel Tower, Montparnasse Tower and Montmartre are three popular places to enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the French capital. And in summer when the sun is shining, the Opéra Cadet recommends the most beautiful rooftop terraces!
Chatting, toasting or admiring the landscapes and the decor of Paris. These are ideal hobbies for rooftop lovers! To do so in Paris, you must take the stairway to heaven! Whether you’re on the 2nd or 3rd level of the Eiffel Tower, the “Iron Lady” is a legendary spot where the view (like champagne) will make your head spin!
Have a drink further up. For those who dream of skyscrapers, Montparnasse Tower seems as if it is rising up to heaven. A beautiful terrace in the sun with a magnificent view awaits you in the city of fashion and design. Just like the terraces of the Galeries Lafayette, Printemps and Beaubourg (le Georges).
You’re like us: with a little attention, you noticed a river flows through the centre of Paris. The Seine has been fascinating people for centuries by its bridges, waves and views. To enjoy everything, why not treat yourself to a ride on the waves…or an entertaining evening on the water? The Hôtel Opéra Cadet highly recommends it.
Yes, it is a must. So why wait? Take the cruise of your dreams down the Seine and let the bridges, Palais Royal, churches, Notre Dame, statues, museums and even the Eiffel Tower pass before your eyes, just like at the movies… There are 2 places to hop on board: Pont Bir-Hakeim bridge or Solférino-musée d’Orsay. http://www.parisinfo.com/ou-sortir-a-paris/excursions-et-plein-air
Cocktail on the water. If you prefer to enjoy the Seine in a more static and aesthetic way, take time to visit Île de la Cité. At the Jardins du Pont Neuf, beautiful floating and anchored terraces invite you to unwind while enjoying a glamorous cocktail near Notre Dame.http://www.lesjardinsdupontneuf.com/
One thing’s for sure: when staying at the Hôtel Opéra Cadet, you are in the heart of the most elegant part of Paris that you can discover on foot: Rue de Rivoli, Saint-Honoré, Champs-Elysées, Palais Royal… But exploring the chic next door can not be complete without La Madeleine. A real gold mine for wild shopping sprees as well as elegant and gourmet places.
It extends around the monumental Greco-Roman style church. And through the streets, avenues and alleys, you will eagerly notice their sparkle in the shop windows: the chic and glamorous treasures of Chanel, Gucci, Prada, Moncler, Hermes and more.
Chic “aftershopping” right next door. And to relax after so much elegance and fashion, enjoy a gourmet “aftershopping” moment: a sweet treat at Fauchon Café, 30 place de la Madeleine? Or caviar and champagne at the Prunier, 15 place de la Madeleine? So many trendy and glamorous places located just a short walk from the Hôtel Opéra Cadet…you won’t know where to start.
Paris in July is like Italy in May. There is plenty of sunshine and you can discover all the most popular tourist attractions as well as the little known places that seem almost forgotten by the crowd…Magic awaits you this summer at Opéra Cadet.
First, there is a tidal wave. When you are between the roundabout of the Champs-Élysees and Place de la Concorde, you can’t miss it. An endless crowd and in the middle, a blue ribbon unravels like a red carpet. Beautiful uniforms, tassels, proud horses and more. Voila! Enjoy the Bastille Day parade before the giant fireworks display above the Eiffel Tower.
Not only are you are in a convenient location for enjoying these popular public activities, but also for discovering the many charming and little known places in Paris. Just one out of several great ideas: hop on a vélib' bike and experience original rides around the Petite Ceinture. These old railway tracks were partly refurbished and turned into beautiful green areas that are very pleasant during the summer.
When staying at the Opéra-Cadet Hotel, you are not far from the most beautiful avenue in the world...and, therefore, quite close to one of the most famous monuments in Paris with the Eiffel Tower: the Arc de Triomphe. Discover it along with one of the best views in the world...that of the Champs-Élysées.
Yes, the view is truly amazing. From the roof, 50 meters off the ground, you can gaze all the way down the Champs-Élysées to the famous Place de la Concorde and beyond with the Seine and Eiffel Tower. The view is outstanding!
Once climbing back down from the roof of the Arc de Triomphe, take the time to appreciate the monument itself, originally built by Napoléon to celebrate the Battle of Austerlitz (1806). Discover the grave of the Unknown Soldier and especially the remarkable romantic high relief sculptures that tell the story of the French Revolution through their stone carvings… http://arc-de-triomphe.monuments-nationaux.fr/
This spring, while staying at the Opéra-Cadet, you naturally have a "rendezvous" with fashion in Paris. Rue Saint Honoré, Place Vendôme, Avenue Montaigne, Palais Royal and...the Grand Palais! Jean-Paul Gaultier awaits you until 3 August under the glass roof of this famous building dedicated to major temporary exhibits. With his smile, kilt and powder puff in hand.
Here, you will discover a man who loves fashion as much as life. A man who lavishly designs at the intersection of performance, fashion and Parisian myth. From haute couture to popularized prêt à porter, from collaborative shows to spectacular performances, discover all the different sides of Jean-Paul Gaultier.
In videos, shows, sketches, exceptional pieces, concerts, clips and performances, you will easily recognize him as the enfant terrible of French fashion. Famous high-spirited troublemaker, fashion lovers will find all his enthusiasm, elegant audacity and designer labels during this exciting exhibit. http://www.grandpalais.fr/fr/evenement/jean-paul-gaultier#sthash.zSmJpIKq.dpuf
The Spring has arrived in Paris, to the delight of all guests staying at the Opéra Cadet. The warm sun triggers our instinctive desire to go out and enjoy the gardens. Enjoy the gardens? Yes, in just a few minutes, you will be here in the beautiful Tuileries Gardens. Come and explore the extraordinary gardens.
It's true that they are geometrical. But that is how French gardens work. Paths, groves, well-trimmed plants, ponds, statues...And between these markers and straight lines, you will find Diana the Huntress, Apollo chasing nymphs and Hercules with his club...
From here, you can see the roofs of the Louvre, from there, a piece of La Concorde, and a little farther, the Eiffel Tower… It's truly an extraordinary garden! On the benches or in the armchairs, facing the sun, you completely forget about the city. And from 4 to 7 June, gardeners and their expertise throughout the city will be featured by the "Jardins, jardins" (Gardens, gardens) event. Rendezvous in the gardens!