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La Casa De Papel – “The Experience”

La Monnaie de Paris is riding on the success of the “La Casa de Papel” series, so that visitors can rob the famous Paris Mint museum, thanks to its new immersive experience.
The masked gang is preparing to attack their new target, but they need you.
Join the gang and enter the heart of the millennial institution to uncover all its secrets.

Once you have robbed the Monnaie de Paris, it invites you to continue your experience by discovering all the secrets of coin manufacturing.

Dates and times:

– Weekdays: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
– Weekends and public holidays: from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
– Duration: approximately 60 to 75 minutes.
– Until December 12, 2021
– Price: 32 €
– Metro: line 7 Pont Neuf station; line 4 and 10 Odéon station

Access: Entrance only through 1 impasse Conti – 75006 Paris

©Julien MICHEAU

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JOSÉPHINE BAKER accesses THE PANTHÉON ON NOVEMBER 30, 2021

Joséphine Baker, singer and dancer, will be the sixth woman, and first black woman, to enter the Pantheon
next November 30.

She was an icon of the Roaring Twenties and star of Music-hall, and will be “pantheonized” alongside 81 other people from the French nation.

Freda Joséphine McDonald, of her birth name, embarked with her troupe from New York to Paris in 1925. She played in prestigious venues such as the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and the Folies Bergère.

At the start of World War II, Joséphine Baker became an agent of the French counter-espionage, all thanks to her associates with Parisian high society. In 1940, she enlisted in the secret services of Free France in France, then in North Africa and the Middle East.

Josephine Baker was a figure of anti-racism alongside Martin Luther King. She participated in the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom organized by Matin Luther King. She will deliver a speech dressed in her Air Force uniform.

Joséphine Baker was also an icon of French haute couture. Indeed, she was very friends with Christian Dior and Pierre Balmain. The lack of means at the end of the Second World War did not prevent him from wearing their dresses on stage upon his return from the United States in 1949-1950.

Joséphine Baker au Strand Theater à New York, le 6 mars 1961.

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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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Grand Prix d’Amérique

The Prix d’Amérique is a horse race taking place on the last Sunday in January at the Vincennes racecourse.

It is one of the three biggest international events with the Eliteloppet in Sweden and the Hambletonian Stakes in the United States.

The race is an International Group race reserved for horses from 4 to 6 years old.

The first edition took place in 1920 and ran over 2500m.

During the Second World War, the Prix d’Amérique never took place. He was resumed on liberation in 1945.

Currently, the race is run over 2700m.

This year, the Grand Prix d’Amérique (celebrating its 100th anniversary) will take place on Sunday January 26, 2020, at the Vincennes racecourse.

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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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Beaujolais Nouveau

“Beaujolais Nouveau” or “Beaujolais Primeur” is a wine of primeur produced in the Beaujolais vineyards, within the appellations of origin controlled Beaujolais and Beaujolais-villages.

The wine is essentially the Gamay grape variety.

On September 8, 1851, a decree in the Official Journal indicates that the wines of appellation of origin can not be sold from December 15.

November 13, 1951 specify the conditions of sale of your contracts. This note was created with the name “Beaujolais Nouveau”. For 15 years, the date has been changed, and this is only done from 1967, but it was set to November 15 until 1985, when it was made on the third Thursday of November .

This is due to two reasons: the first for the reasons of timing, it fell too close to the holiday of November 11 (anniversary of the Armistice of 1918), the second for practical reasons, there was only weekend.

Come stay at the Hotel Victor Hugo Paris Kleber, where we will have the pleasure of making you taste the Beaujolais Nouveau 2020 at our Bar “Les Contemplations”.

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