After four years of renovations, the new Musée Galliera re-opens and presents the career of Azzedine Alaïa, the famous “sculptor of fabrics”.
A few steps from the Saint James Paris, the exhibition presents the story of this French-Tunisian creator with 70 of his sculptural creations highlighted in the renovated galleries of the Palace, and made to enhance the curves of women. The designer selected dresses of timeless chic made out of leather, chiffon, lace or jersey, to present his career as a whole in the upscale 16th district. A must see during your stay at Paris’ only chateau-hotel.
Azzedine Alaïa in the Palais Galliera, until January 26th, 2013.
Musée Galliera de la mode
10, avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie, 75116 Paris
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays to Sundays. Until 9 p.m. on Thursdays.
Inspired by a French novel imagined by Mrs Le Prince de Beaumont, this tale relates the story of a dreamy romantic girl who falls in love with the one she was afraid of. Adapted to the cinema by Jean Cocteau in 1946, it has been taken over by the Disney Studios in 1991 and has become one of their classics seen by everyone.
The fairy of the cartoon is perfectly rendered on stage. The magic of the tale and the famous songs by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, who have been awarded by 2 Oscars, will delight young and old alike.
A superb 2-hour-and-a-half show fitting perfectly with the spirit of the end-of-year celebrations!
Man has always been tempted and passionate about flying. Fascinated by the potential of airships, Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin gave his name to the hot-air balloon which took off from Paris besieged, to bring food during the German military invasion in the 1870s.
After four years of study and for the first time in France, the first Zeppelin with tourists inside took off from Pontoise airport on August 4th. This 75-feet-long aircraft, with its large windows and comfortable seats, offers its 12 lucky passengers to admire landscapes of Ile de France region 300 meters above the ground and at the speed of 43.5 miles per hour, in a surprising silence. This experience that Airship-Paris offers is unique as “only three of these aircrafts are currently flying in the world”, according to the direction of sales. The company has imagined four itineraries to satisfy the curiosity of the tourists and the residents of the Ile de France region: the Château de Versailles, the Château de Chantilly, the natural park of Vexin and the “boucles de la Seine”, all departing from Pontoise Airport.
Do not miss this occasion to enjoy the region’s landscapes in an absolutely unique way!
1 flight (30 minutes): 250 € per adult – 200 € per child (2 to 12 years old)
For the 400th anniversary of the birth of André Le Nôtre, King Louis XIV’s famous landscaper, the garden of the Château de Versailles has opened its gates to welcome the Italian sculptor Guiseppe Penone. Until October 31st, the artist honours Le Nôtre with astounding works created especially for the occasion which are, together with a selection of his pre-existing sculptures, displayed mainly in the French Garden, along the Allée Royale and in the Star grove.
The tree is one of his central topics. With the use of raw noble materials like wood, marble, rock or water, Penone brings trees back to life beyond their plant condition, sculpting, modifying and reassembling fallen trees to create astonishing forms.
Inside the castle, his amazing odoriferous installation “Respirare l’Ombra” – a wall made of tea-leafs! - is also a must-see!
Exhibition « Penone Versailles » 2013 at Domaine de Versailles, a recommendation from our concierge Maxime.
From June 11th to October 30th, 2013 from 8:00am to 8:30pm.
Free entry to the gardens, except when “Grandes Eaux Musicales” and “Jardins Musicaux” shows are programmed.
The castle is open Tue-Sun from 9:00am to 6:30pm
This summer, the terrace of the Saint James Paris with its air-balloon-like arbours offers its setting to a Champagne Bar in partnership with the Maison Taittinger. The marriage of these two renouned houses is a unique experience.
Until the end of September, the six Taittinger cuvees selected by the sommelier of the Saint James Paris, Micaël Morais, will delight you from the aperitif and throughout your dinner!
Virginie Basselot, the Chef, has imagined delicate dishes to match this summer Champagne bar. Some are even prepared with the prestigious drink: to perfect the softness and the tenderness of veal, associated with the marine flavour of tunas and with the exotic one of capers, she has chosen the Brut Réserve cuvee, a savoury, sophisticated and well-balanced champagne. For the dessert aficionados, she has elaborated a fresh and light desert with strawberries, sublimated by the Nocturne Rosé cuvee, very intense and aromatic.
A sparkling summer to enjoy in the shade of the air-balloons, an absolutely unique setting for an exceptional dinner in a garden in the heart of Paris.
In the heart of Latin quarter, we fell in love with a unique place: the Sake Bar. This small and quiet Japanese-style restaurant serves a French cuisine with Japanese inspirations. To accompany the dishes, the Chef proposes a beautiful selection of Sakes (over thirty different flavors), of Japanese beer and Shochus (Japanese brandy).
The aim of the Sake Bar is to share the richness and diversity of the Japanese sakes. Unfiltered, undiluted, dry, sweet, soft, sparkling… As in a tapas bar, any taste can be accommodated here.
Neophytes who dare venture more and more, are welcomed with kindness in this place also visited by many Japanese. And it is not a coincidence if this great spot now stands in what used to be the very first Japanese restaurant to open in Paris in 1958: Takaraya, by Takumi Ashibe.
Menus at 19€ for lunch and 35€ for dinner. A recommendation of our concierge Maxime.
The restaurant is open from Tuesdays to Saturdays for lunch and dinner.
The bar is open for dinner from Tuesdays to Sundays.
3 rue Valette 75005
Tel: +33(0)1 43 26 05 32
This summer, take advantage of our bikes and go for a ride in Paris or a refreshing escape in the Bois de Boulogne! From July 21st, the Saint James Paris offers you a guaranteed upgrade, breakfast at the Buffet or in your room each morning, and the loan of our bikes for half a day. A nice occasion to discover Paris in a green way! Book now, from 340 Euro per night in a Superior room, for a 2-night stay or more, until September 1st.
The Saint James Paris has gone beyond the Relais & Chateaux traditional hospitality. Since a few weeks, bees now have their own accommodation in the back of the garden in order to fulfill their crucial task of pollinizing flowers. The guests of the property will also greatly benefit from these 2 beehives, as a delicious home-made honey will appear on their breakfast buffet as soon as September!
Boris the beekeeper will be happy to share his knowledge with our guests during his visits! In the meantime, check the video showing the installation of the beehives.
The famous cinema Le Louxor has risen from the ashes!
Designed by the architect Henri Zipcy and inaugurated in 1921, this place used to be the jewel of the Parisian cinema. Owned by the Pathé group, Le Louxor closed on November 30th, 1983, two years after its registration as a historical monument of Paris. Bought by the Tati group, it then became a discotheque, but the building with its neo-Egyptian façade was finally abandoned in 1990. Bought by the city of Paris in 2003, its renovation works started in 2010 only.
Finally inaugurated on April 18th, Le Louxor is back to being what it should always have been: an emblematic place for cinema. Its 3 rooms (the main one can welcome 340 guests and is named Youssed-Chahine as an homage to this famous Egyptian film maker) will be dedicated to arthouse cinema but also to the cinema from the South and to the people living in Barbès, a neighborhood at the crossing of 3 districts: the 9th, the 10th and the 18th.
A new spot to visit for all the cinema lovers, recommended by our concierge Christopher!
One single word could suffice to describe this one-man show: irresistible! This stand-up virtuoso, who once was a professional basketball player in the US, as well as a teacher in priority education zones, talks with his public for one hour and a half about difficult societal issues.
Not only are the topics he develops actual; his human warmth also contributes to make his sketches truly unique and enjoyable. “Monsieur le Comte”, as he likes to be called, is such an expert in self-mockery that he brings tears of laughter no matter how serious the matter he addresses.
A show highly recommended by our Concierge Maxime
At L’Alhambra at 9:00pm, until July 27th. 21 Rue Yves Toudic, Paris 10th.