Hip Guide to France
Paris is one of the most extraordinary cities in the world. An ancient city, it has evolved into the one of the world’s cultural, economic, and gastronomy capitals. A trip to Paris is often a major highlight of many a visitor’s lifetime.
With it’s broad boulevards, grand monuments, wealth of museums, world class shopping and culinary excellence, it’s no wonder legendary Paris embodies the sophistication and joie de’vivre envied around the world.
This site will help you explore all Paris has to offer the visitor including Hotels, restaurants, museums, shopping, an event calendar, Paris and France Forum and a photo gallery.
Browse around our site and let us know what you think!
Cafe and Nightclub in Paris…
Metro stop: Rambuteau – H? de Ville
41 rue des Blancs Manteaux
Phone: 01 42 72 12 89 – 4
The Carrousel du Louvre is the shopping mall in the Louvre, mere steps away from the Tuillerie gardens. Large displays of art for sale are here, with organized fashion shows from time to time. A wonderful place to absorb the ever-changing Parisian art scene when visiting town, and the Louvre.
The Boutiques of the Carrousel du Louvre are near the Metro stops Palais-Royal Musée du Louvre and the Tuileries. Open daily except Sundays. Parking is available.
99, rue de Rivoli
Arts et Metiers is a museum that doesn’t usually make it on the Paris visitor’s must-see list. But for anyone with even a passing interest in technology and design, it’s a rare treat. The permanent collections are vast and beautifully presented. (Our favorite part is the multi-level installation on the evolution of the automobile in the jewel-like chapel).
For more about the arts in Paris, visit Paris Muse,
offering private museum tours for the creative traveler.
60, rue Reamur, 3eme
Metro: Arts et Metiers
Located at No. 14, Rue Letellier, Parsons Paris facilities include a gallery open to the public with student exhibitions, the Sussman Computer center, printmaking facilities, photo lab, sculpture and painting studios, as well as classrooms for Liberal Studies and Design Marketing courses.
The facilities include a fully equipped color and black and white darkroom, and generous studio space to accommodate courses in painting, drawing and printmaking. A recent investment in technology has resulted in fully outfitted computer lab, the site of classes at all levels in graphics, and multi-media arts.
Parts of the buildings are “ateliers,” or studios dating to the last century. The atmosphere of the old Parisian work spaces in the skylit studios is a unique place to study art.
14 Rue Letellier
Kawaii is the Japanese word for cuteness and this show of Japanese art is indeed “cute.”
Kawaii! is a tour of contemporary artistic creation in Japan starring Takashi Murakami. Murakami is at the forefront of the Japanese art scene and has been dubbed the Japanese Andy Warhol. The show also features 15 other contemporary artists – illustrators, film makers, designers, photographers, and musicians from the Tokyo scene. www.fondation.cartier.fr 261, Blvd Raspail. 75014.
Until 27 Oct, noon-8pm Tue-Sun, Fondation Cartier, 261 blvd Raspail, 14th.