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Vincent Van Gogh

The new digital exhibition of the Atelier des Lumières, offers an immersion in the paintings of Vincent van Gogh (1852-1890), genius ignored during his lifetime, which has upset the painting. Marrying the entire space of the Atelier, this new visual and sound creation, traces the tormented life of the artist, who painted during the last 10 years of his life, more than 2000 paintings, today scattered through the world.Vincent Willem van Gogh, was born on March 30, 1853 in Groot-Zundert, the Netherlands. His work full of naturalism, inspired by Impressionism and Pointillism, announces Fauvism and Expressionism. Van Gogh grew up in a family of the old bourgeoisie. He first tries to make a career as an art dealer. Refusing to see art as a commodity, he is fired. He then aspires to become a pastor, but he fails the theology exams. At the approach of 1880, he turned to painting. During these years, he left the Netherlands for Belgium, then France to settle there. He then explores painting and drawing both as an autodidact and as a student. However, his life is peppered with crises that reveal his mental instability. One of them causes suicide, at the age of 37.$The exhibition ends on January 05, 2020. The Atelier des Lumières – 38 Rue Saint-Maur, 75011 Paris.Discover and rediscover this artist and our City Light by staying at the hotel Pastel 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 Pastel Paris, where we will have the pleasure of making you taste the Beaujolais Nouveau in our lobby. 

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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 Pastel Paris , 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 Pastel Paris.

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FESTIVAL OF THE VENDANGES OF MONTMARTRE 2019

The wine event returns to the Butte Montmartre for an 86th edition, from 9 to 13 October 2019.The program: Music, Shows, Walks, Exhibitions and novelties such as the Neon Night Race and the Chromatic Ascent of the Butte Stairs. Since 1934, Montmartre celebrates its winemaking tradition every second weekend of October.This year, the beautiful red dresses of the 2018 Clos Montmartre vintage are in the spotlight.All around the Butte Montmartre, the colors will interact with dance, music, street art, photography, fashion and gastronomy.Come and discover this original event and stay at the hotel Pastel Paris this weekend, located only a few metro stops by line 2.

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PRIX DE L’ARC DE TRIOMPHE 2019 – LONGCHAMP RACECOURSE

The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is an equestrian grass race, considered as one of the most prestigious in the world and bringing together the best thoroughbreds horses on the planet of galloping, associated with the best international jockeys.This race takes place every first weekend of October on the Hippodrome de Longchamp. The first performance took place in October 1920. His name was chosen in honor of the monument in front of which the Allied parade celebrating the victory of the First World War took place.This competition has seen 66 French victories since its creation and is the most endowed in the world, with a prize pool of 5 million Euros.Come spend the weekend in Paris to discover this must-attend event and stay at the hotel Pastel Paris located 30 minutes from the Hippodrome and the Bois de Boulogne.Racecourse of Longchamp – Route des Tribunes – 75116 Paris October 05 and 06, 2019 – Rates from € 10 to € 64.