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!
170 boulevard Magenta
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.
To add a further exclusive touch, the Saint James Paris now offers the photographic creation magazine MORE, which “pushes words to enlarge images”, in all rooms and suites. This quarterly publication specializes in trends through images and relates stories of personalities, objects or places through the eyes of photographers, already – or not yet – famous (Peter Lindbergh, Yohji Yamamoto, Séb Janiak, …). More is a real collector’s object, elegant and timeless, in a limited edition of numbered issues. More is also available at Colette’s, Merci or Le Bon Marché.
For its new season called Soleil Froid, the Palais de Tokyo introduces Hisham Berrada’s universe. This young and atypical artist, who will soon graduate from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts of Paris, cleverly uses the experimental practice. His work Présage points out his scientific knowledge. His pieces are as poetic as scientific and impressively mimic natural processes and climatic conditions by using transformations of the matter put in motion and shown on a screen. Among others an aquarium where matters are solidified in resin and then become authentic still lifes.
From the laboratory to the workshop, from a chemical experience to an artistic performance, Hicham Berrada takes us to a world as alive as inert that disrupts codes and calls into question the terms of creation, nature and matter.
Palais de Tokyo
13 Avenue du Président Wilson
Until April 4th 2013
On February 14th, the Saint James Paris celebrates lovers. For Valentines’ Day, our Chef Virginie Basselot imagined an exceptional menu to savour while the violoncellist Frederic Petit performs “Les Suites” of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Valentines’ Day menu
Royal-style asparagus, salmon emulsion
Duck foie gras from the Landes region in a light pomegranate jelly, stewed red apples
Kernel of scallops, salsify, juice flavoured with praline and hazelnut
Quail from the Vendée region glazed with pink berries, red cabbage
Fresh goat cheese from Monsieur Fabre
Milk chocolate heart with candied ginger, red fruit coulis
Rose and litchi macaroon
Rate: 115 € per person (without drinks)
Upon reservation +331 44 05 81 81 or [email protected]
If you seek privacy and cosiness, book one of the top floor’s junior suites. In your own winter garden, under the sky of Paris and with candlelight, savour a selection of delicate dishies imagined by Virginie Basselot and accompanied with a bottle of Deutz champagne, cuvée Amour 2005.
You can then seal your own lock in the garden as a symbol of eternal love.
Rate: 880€ for the night in a junior suite including dinner for 2 and breakfast.
Upon reservation +331 44 05 81 81 or [email protected]
Have you ever wondered, while having tea in front of the fireplace, that this gesture connected you to nearly every human culture?
At a few steps from the Saint James Paris, place d’Iéna, the Musée Guimet offers you to take an exotic and perfumed trip with the exhibition “Tea at Guimet, the history of a millennium beverage”, extended until January 28th 2013.
Travel in time to the origins of tea for a cultural and tasteful experience: the tea road, its evolution and its distribution around the world.
The famous sinologist Jean-Paul Desroches, curator of the exhibition, has chronologically presented the main periods of the history of tea, until the actual method of fabrication of what still is the world’s most appreciated beverage.
Many objects and pieces of art made of old ceramic and Chinese porcelaine are exposed. Some like tea-pots are very popular whereas others, from foreign culture, will surprise you.
Each of your senses is requested for this exhibition that will delight tea lovers as well as curious visitors!
“Teat at Guimet, the history of a millenium beverage”
6, place d’Iena – 16th
In France, everybody knows Bicyle, Don’t stop me now by Queen, or Hotel California by The Eagles. But most of us do not understand a word of their lyrics!
The Tistics company presents the hilarious show Les Franglaises. By reciting the lyrics in French, the artists play with the public who have to guess which song they correspond to!
The Tistics also give their own interpretation of the songs, with original musical arrangements and witty choreographies. Half homage, half mild moquerie, this wild theatrical show diverts pop music in an irresistible way. A must-see!
Highly recommended by Maxime our Concierge!
Until December 31st, 2012.
Théâtre de la Pépinière – 7 rue Louis Legrand (2nd)