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Champs Elysees for Pedestrians

Each month, Paris’ city council closes the access to Champs Elysee for motorized vehicles and totally dedicates the avenue to pedestrians. This Sunday August 5th, discover the world’s most famous avenue under in a new light and enjoy shopping and sunny promenades in Paris. The Hotel Pastel welcomes you in the city of lights, only few minutes walking from the Champs Elysées and its luxury shops.   Access Line 6 et line 2 : station « Charles de Gaulle Etoile » Ligne 1 : stations « Charles de Gaulle Etoile » ; « Champs Elysées Clemenceau » or « George V » Rate : free Event schedule : from 11 AM to 6 PM

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Tour de France arrival in Paris

Since 1975, the Tour de France ends on the Champs –Elysees. This year the course ends in Paris on Sunday 29th of July.   You would like to observe the cyclists for their last step and enjoy the Parisian festive atmosphere?   Choose the Hotel Pastel and sleep at only few minutes walking from the  finish line !

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National Day, 14th of July

The 14th of July is a special date in France as it the National Day that celebrates the nation’s freedom obtained after the French Revolution of 1789. A military procession is organized on the Champs Elysées, 10 minutes only from the Hotel Pastel and honors the French armed forces. This parade of the ground and air troops will take place from 9.30 AM to 12 A.M in presence of the French President. In the 16th district, other events are planned for this special occasion. A great concert will be given at the Champs de Mars from 9.30 PM by the National French Orchestra and the Radio France Choir. They will be playing pieces from Berlioz, Bizet, Puccini, Ravel, ou encore Verdi. This concert will be followed by a majestic firework near the Eiffel Tower. For the partiers, the Bal des Pompiers – Firefighters Ball – will be organized at the 15th district casern. This event will be free and open to everyone from 9 PM to 4 AM at the 1 rue Violet in Paris. Stay at the Hotel Pastel to celebrate French culture and history with us in one of the closest spot of the major events of this exceptional day!

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Exhibition “Space is silent” at museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art presents an exhibition that marks the return of the artist Zao Wou-Ki in Paris. The exhibition “Space is silence” allows a re-reading of the artist’s works by highlighting large formats such as oil triptychs, gigantic Chinese ink on paper. This exhibition brings together several works made throughout his career. This is why you will begging by discovering his first abstract works of the mid-1950s and then his compositions of the 1960s where Chinese and Western traditions merge. We invite you to spend a few days to discover this exhibition that takes place just a few minutes walk away from our hotel Pastel.   Until January 06th 2019. Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 am to 06.00 pm (Thursday until 10 pm)   Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris 12-14 avenue de New York 75116 Paris Subway: Line 9, station “Alma-marceau” Rate : Full rate: 12 € ; reduced rate : 10 €, free for people under 18 years old 

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Rice land

The Guimet museum introduces an exhibition on rice. This exhibition focuses on the many human activities around the rice, from its cultivation to its consumption, but also on how it influenced the Asian population’s identity. Thanks to this beautiful photographies collection you will travel through Asian landscapes and rice fields. Objects such as pottery complete this magnificent collection. The Guimet museum is located a few minutes walk from our hotel Pastel where we invite you to come and enjoy the exhibition. Until October 08th 2018. Every day (except on Tuesday) from 10.00 am to 06.00 pm   Musée National des Arts Asiatiques – Guimet  6 place d’Iéna 75116 Paris Subway: Line 6, station Iéna   Rate : Full rate: 11.50 € ; reduced rate : 8.50 €  

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Au diapason du monde

The exhibition “Au diapason du monde” brings together 200 work of art and 25 contemporary artists under the theme of “the man’s place in the universe”. This exhibition questions the relationship between humans and their environment, highlighting the interconnections between humans, animals, plants and minerals. For this, the Louis Vuitton Foundation has built a path composed of 3 parts. In the first part of the exhibition, “The man who capsizes”, we find works of art representing the body in fantasized forms. Then comes the question of Man in History and his desire to dominate the world around him in the section “there infinitely”. And finally, the last stage, “irradiance”, stages a dialogue with the nature. From April 11 to August 27 2018. Monday to Thursday from 12 pm to 7 pm (Tuesday closed), Friday from 12 pm to 9 pm and the weekend from 11 am to 8 pm. The Louis Vuitton Foundation is located a few subway station away from our hotel Pastel where we invite you to come and enjoy the exhibition.   La Fondation Louis Vuitton 8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi 75116 Paris Subway : Line 1, station Les Sablons Tarifs Tarif plein : 14 € ; Tarif réduit : 10 € ; tarif famille : 32 €  

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Museum Night

The Museum Night is a highly anticipated event that allows you to discover more than 1000 museums for free at night. Every year, different activities are organized such as light shows, night walks, concerts, shows. Go discover this Saturday, May 19, 2018, the Louvre, the Pompidou Center, the Grand Palais, the Museum of Modern Art, Quai Branly, the Yves Saint Laurent Museum or the Louis Vuitton Foundation. You are welcome to the Pastel Hotel  to enjoy this museum night 2018