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Christian Louboutin : l’exhibition[niste]

Conceived as an invitation to dive into the teeming universe of Christian Louboutin, the exhibition explores all the facets of an inspiration with multiple references, in a place that is dear to the creator and which saw the birth of his vocation.

Born in Paris in the 12th arrondissement, Christian Louboutin was fascinated as a teenager by the architectural beauty and the ornamental richness of the Palais de la Porte Dorée, which very early nourished his love for art and applied arts.

It is there, in this masterpiece of Art Deco, that the young Christian Louboutin is seized by a sign prohibiting the wearing of stilettos, which subsequently inspired the iconic Pigalle shoe and will be reinvented over time seasons.

The exhibition reveals the inspirations and the creative process of Christian Louboutin, the exhibition stages the creator’s vision through some of the most precious works from his personal collection as well as loans from public collections.

Come and discover this exhibition and our beautiful City of Light by staying at the Hotel Victor Hugo Paris Kléber.

Palais de la Porte Dorée – 293 avenue Daumesnil – 75012 Paris From February 26 to July 26, 2020.

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Toulouse-Lautrec at the Grand Palais

Until January 27, 2020, Toulouse-Lautrec is the star of the Grand Palais.

The last major Toulouse-Lautrec retrospective in France took place twenty-seven years ago.

The opportunity to discover in more than 200 works, the uniqueness of an artist famous for his paintings of cabarets, brothels and Montmartre.

If the artist has wonderfully represented the electricity of the Parisian night and its pleasures, it aims to translate the reality of contemporary society in all its aspects, up to the least suitable.

The exhibition finally shows how this aristocrat from Languedoc, anxious to succeed, imposed his lucid, serious and funny look on Paris in the 1890s and why he inscribed himself as a precursor of avant-garde movements of the 20th century, as futurism.

With 32 paintings, the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum in Albi is the biggest contributor to the exhibition, which brings together works from around the world.

Stay at the Victor Hugo Paris Kléber hotel located less than 30 minutes on foot from the Grand Palais to discover this exhibition and our beautiful City of Lights.

Grand Palais – 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower – 75008 Paris

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Black Friday

In the United States, Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving.
It traditionally marks the start of the end-of-year shopping period.
Merchants take advantage of this moment to offer significant promotions.

In France, Black Friday, mainly takes off on the internet. These sales, are valid only 24h (traditional duration of Black Friday) or during all the following weekend.

This commercial approach is becoming stronger in the French territory. This is a French characteristic, because in the United States, during Black Friday, the big promotions take place directly in the stores. It’s only the following Monday, called Cyber ​​Monday, that merchants offer discounts on their website.

Take advantage of this shopping weekend to discover Paris and come and stay at the hotel Victor Hugo Paris Kléber located a few steps from the Champs-Elysées.

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The Moulin Rouge Cabaret is 130 years old.

The Moulin Rouge blows this year its 130 candles.

This famous cabaret opened its doors on October 06, 1889, under the direction of Mr Oller and Mr Zidler, who launched a bold bet, to make the Moulin Rouge “the Palace of the Dance and the Woman”.

This new cabaret is more luxurious, bigger and more elegant, compared to other cabarets that existed then.

Successful bet for the cabaret of Butte Montmartre, become a Mecca of the Parisian party, immortalized by Toulouse-Lautrec.

Who says Moulin Rouge, also says French Cancan furious, always performed by the Doriss Girls, and Doriss Dancers with impressive acrobatic flexibility.

Today, the cabaret has no less than 60 artists from around the world, who perform twice a night, in the greatest French tradition of Music Hall.

Come and spend a typical Parisian night and stay at the Hotel Victor Hugo Paris Kléber, located just a few metro stops with line 2.

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Halloween

Halloween is a traditional folk and pagan festival from the Anglo-Celtic Islands, celebrated on the evening of October 31, the eve of the Christian holiday of All Saints.

Despite its English Christian name, the vast majority of sources present Halloween as a legacy of Samain’s pagan festival, which was celebrated by the Celts early in the autumn and was a kind of New Year’s Eve party for them.

Halloween is known until now as Oiche Shamhna in Gaelic. It is a very popular holiday in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales where there are many historical records of its existence.

It was from the eighth century, under Pope Gregory III (731-741) and, in the following century, under Pope Gregory IV (827-844), that the Catholic Church moved the feast of All Saints, who could to celebrate until then after Easter or after Pentecost, on November 1st, christianizing the feast of Samain.

Halloween is introduced in the United States and Canada after the massive arrival of Irish and Scottish emigrants following the Great Famine in Ireland (1845-1851). It is gaining popularity since the 1920s.

Halloween is today celebrated mainly in Ireland, Great Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and, to a lesser extent, many other countries. The best-known modern tradition is for kids to dress up in frightening costumes like ghosts, witches, monsters or vampires and go door-to-door asking for treats.

Come and enjoy this holiday weekend in Paris by staying at the hotel Victor Hugo Paris Kléber.

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Nuit Blanche 2019 (Sleepless night)

The 18th edition of the Nuit Blanche, whose principle is to bring art down the street, will take place Saturday, October 5, 2019 in Paris. This year entrusted to Didier Fusillier (President of the Park and the Halle de la Villette), which invited a hundred artists. Great parade from Concorde to Bastille and closed by a show signed Groupe F, Bal Blanc at the Town Hall, Night Race in the Museums, giant bike path on the Peripheral … and many other activities … the Nuit Blanche will make Paris shiver from 7pm to 6am!

Stay at the Hotel Victor Hugo Paris Kléber **** to extend the pleasure of this artistic night in an Art-Deco establishment.

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Night Opening of Metros in Paris !

Cities like Copenhagen, Berlin or Stockholm open their public transport network all night long for the great delight of their inhabitants and visitors.

The city of Paris decided to implement a experiment period throught “Les Nuits Festives” to increase night mobility.

From September 14th of 2019, public transports will be partially opened one Saturday per month during 6 months.

More than 75 stations on 6 different lines, 3 tramway lines and various Noctilien (buses) are concerned, including the Station Charles de Gaulle Etoile, located 10 minutes walking from the Hôtel Victor Hugo Paris Kléber.

These “Nuits Festives” are planes on the following Saturdays : 14th of September, 19th of Octobrer, 9th of November, 18th of January, 15th of February and 14th of March.

A nice opportunity to discover bars, restaurants and nightlife in Paris.      

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