Going out


Cinema Paradiso at the Grand Palais

Written by james, the 14 June in category Going out, 0 comment

Until June 26th, The Grand Palais reinvents the 7th art by transforming itself into an ephemeral huge movie theater: the cinema Paradiso.

A selection of masterpieces will be shawn: Goodfellas by Scorsese, A clockwork Orange by Kubrick, American Beauty, Flashdance, Indiana Jones, Top Gun, The Big Lebowski, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and many others.Cult movies for a unique screening, to enjoy on simple or cinema seats, but also on sofas or double beds!

To complete this unseen-before experience, ten fooding points and “food trucks” are opened, and several activities as concerts or dance classes offered.

Moreover, at the end of projections (except June 21st and 22nd), the largest ephemeral nightclub of Europe will be open for the beginning of long summer nights under the stars and the transparent Nef of the one of the famous monuments of Paris.

Live a spectacular experience in the heart of a Parisian high place!

Nef of the Grand Palais, entrance Winston Churchill, Avenue Winston Churchill, Paris 8th
Tariffs from 34 Euro per person, free pop-corn and entrance for the Club.

More information on their website.


Cinema Paradiso


“Paris Merveilles”

Written by james, the 13 April in category Going out, 0 comment

After 4 month of renovation, the Lido re-opens his door and presents a new revue, more sumptuous than ever: “Paris Merveille”. Production, scene, rhythm, costume, scenery and music: the mythic Parisian cabaret is reborn thanks to all its talents, among the best of the world!

Franco Dragone, cofounder of the Cirque du Soleil and creator of several shows presented in Las Vegas and Macao, has imagined this new revue Haute Couture, inspired by the glamor of the Parisian women and the chic “à la française”. In “Paris Merveille”, the entire city of Paris is highlighted, appearing in different forms and paying tribute to the elegance and the treasures of the French capital. The rhythmical choreographies by Benoît Swan Pouffer, one the greatest dance talents, and Jane Sansby, the ballet Mistress, are executed by the Bluebells Girls and the Lido Boys at a frenetic pace.

Nicolas Vaudelet, a Haute-Couture lover who worked with Dior, Louis Vuitton, Christian Lacroix, Givenchy and Jean-Paul Gaultier has invented all the costumes by combining both modernity and classicism, to enhance and respect the materials. For this new show, more than 600 costumes have been made, and among them a prom dress in fibre optic or a giant crinoline for the lead dancer. Moreover, the modern and innovative music by Yvan Cassar and the enchanting settings, with the technologic and artistic prowess of Jean Rabasse, which will complete this new production which will soon become a must-see.

To enjoy even better this wonderful evening, the Chef Philippe Lacroix will delight you with three formulas, with or without Champagne: the Champagne-Show at 3 pm, 9 pm or 11 pm (115 Euro per person), the Lunch-Show at 1 pm (165 Euro per person) or the Dinner-Show at 7 pm (between 165 and 300 Euro per person, 400 Euro for a private box).

Take advantage of your stay at the Saint James Paris to discover this show, recommended by our Concierge Maxime Hardel.

Paris Merveille” at the Lido, from April 2nd, 2015
116 Av. des Champs-Elysées, Paris 8th



Parisian Christmas lights

Written by james, the 20 November in category Going out, 0 comment

Christmas season is starting and as every year, we all look forward to the transformation of our beautiful city.

The installation of various illuminations, decorations and attractions has already begun and will soon be completed.
We will then have the pleasure of enjoying activities such as the ephemeral rink at the Grand Palais and the famous Ferris Wheel Place de la Concorde, which will offer a unique perspective on the Champs Elysées with its Christmas market.
Christmas markets are also back in other districts: Montparnasse, Saint-Germain-des-Pres, Montmartre and close to other landmarks of Paris.
Also make sure to see the famous story windows of the Parisian department stores!

The full schedule has not been released yet, please contact our concierge team for more information!


The Louis Vuitton Foundation

Written by james, the 25 September in category Going out, 0 comment

Conceived as the new high place of contemporary art, the Louis Vuitton Foundation will finally open to the public on October 27th, 2014.

The Foundation will present permanent collections, but also plans to organize temporary exhibitions and to host debates and seminars. A unique new hot spot for contemporary art in Paris.

The Louis Vuitton Foundation, located close to the Saint James Paris, at the edge of the Bois de Boulogne, is surrounded by nature and benefits from the fresh air of the “lung” of the capital. Looking as a real “space ship”, it seems to have just landed between lakes and streams, just off the restaurant La Grande Casccade, in the heart of the most relaxing place of the western part of Paris.

This amazing building has been imagined by Frank Gehry like a boat sailing through the trees of the park, wrapped by twelve glass veils. A big challenge combining tradition and modernity. Creator of the impossible, Frank Gehry has accomplished today’s technological prowess and designed forms that had never been imagined before, juste like the project of Bernard Arnaud, CEO of LVMH : unique, creative, innovative.

Take advantage of your stay at the Saint James Paris to visit the Louis Vuitton Foundation.

8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 16ème arrondissement de Paris.



The one and only Tiffany Diamond a Paris

Written by james, the 07 July in category Going out, 0 comment

Tiffany & Co”, one of the most important jewellery houses in the world, exhibits the legendary “Tiffany Diamond” in Paris for a limited period.

On the 3rd floor of the newest Parisian Tiffany & Co’s shop (the first one in France) the public will have the opportunity to admire the biggest and most famous yellow diamond of the world.
Normally presented in the mythical boutique of the 5th Avenue in New York, the inestimable treasure will be exceptionally highlighted on the Champs Elysees to inaugurate the largest Tiffany & Co’s shop in Europe.

Paris knows the incredible and invaluable stone already, when 130 years ago it was cut by the gemmologist of the brand. After a very detailed work, the rough stone of 287 carats has turned into a sublime and unique diamond of 128 carats with 82 facets (a diamond has traditionally 58 facets). Never seen before!

This exceptional jewel – Mary Whitehouse and Audrey Hepburn have had the luck to wear it so far – can be admired on the famous Avenue des Champs Elysees (nr 62). The period is “limited” and no end-date has been communicated, so make sure not to miss it!




The Musée des Arts Décoratifs pays tribute to the Belgian designer Dries van Noten. The exhibition is like a journey in the heart of his universe and an immersion in his sources of inspiration, in order for us to enter his creation process. Until November 2nd.

Take advantage of the sunny days and take a walk in the gardens of the Château de Versailles! This summer, the paths are surrounded by the contemporary artpieces of the Korean artist Lee Ufan. While there, do not miss the magnificient show Les Grandes Eaux Musicales and explore the fountains and groves with their water features on the rhythm of music. Lee Ufan until November 2nd, Grandes Eaux Musicales until October 26th.


As each year, the Paris Jazz Festival will take place at the Parc Floral. A very rich program has been put together to celebrate its 20th edition: famous artists, week-ends on the themes of French Touch, Explorations, Jazz Afrique or Classicism… All the jazz-addicts will be contented! Until July 27th.


The Guinguettes
This summer, “guinguettes” are back in vogue! Immortalized by the Impressionnists, here is our selection (more for the ambiance than the gastronomy)! The most authentic one is Chez Gégène in Joinville-le-Pont, a real institution with its “bal-musette” and its mussels with French fries. For a more bucolic ambiance, the best choice is the Guinguette de Neuilly on the Ile de la Jatte with a bistro cuisine.

The Terraces
Start your terrace exploration by visiting ours, with its hot-air-balloon-like arbors! Experience our ephemeral Rosé Wine Bar. See life in pink this summer! Until September 30th.

We also recommend the Petit Palais at the Grand Palais, Monsieur Bleu at the Palais de Tokyo, Wanderlust at the Cité du Design (loud but with a nice atmosphere), the Closerie des Lilas (an institution and the favorite address of the intellectuals).

Enjoy summer at the Saint James Paris!


Masques, mascarade, mascaron

Written by james, the 27 June in category Going out, 0 comment

This summer, the Musée du Louvre presents « Masques, mascarade, mascaron » and highlights these mysterious objects supposed to seduce, scare, imitate or deceive. This exhibition reveals the paradoxical function of these emblems of illusion.

Through 100 pieces from the antique and modern departments of the museum, this incredible art catalogue explores the different significations and roles of the mysterious ornaments, throughout artistic and literary movements. Drawing, carving, painting and printing are presented.

The exhibition also approaches the sacred and religious sense of the masks, its perennial and expressive force, but also its representation and complexity.

Until September 22nd in the Musée du Louvre.



“La Jeune Rue”, the “new” Place To Be

Written by james, the 30 May in category Going out, 1 comment

Cedric Naudon, nicknamed Mister X, reveals his identity for the first time with his new concept: « La jeune rue » (“the young street”).

This visionary has become the owner of 36 shops in the heart of the 3rd district to redecorate them with the help of the trendiest architects and designers.

Each of them has the mission to embellish a shop to his/her style and to make it aestetically unique.

Every type of food shops will be represented: a cheese shop, a butcher’s shop, an oyster bar, a fishmonger, but also a wine bar and bistro, as well as several others.

Each of these shops will offer exceptional and natural products, the most part of which will come from French farms. It is the promise of a real return to fundamentals and to the values of our fantastic French gastronomic heritage.

“La Jeune Rue” will have also a Concept store, a hardware store, a covered market, an art gallery and even a cinema! At this time, 3 shops have opened:

– “Medle”, a cheese shop, 11 rue du Vertbois

– “Gopang”, a Korean street-food restaurant, 13 rue du Vertbois

– “L’Ecorcheur”, a steack-house, 50 rue Volta

Further openings will follow gradually to make this area one of the hot spots of the capital!



Walk around the “Petite Ceinture”

Written by james, the 13 February in category Going out, 1 comment

Paris is full of secret places! The Clefs d’Or Concierges of the Saint James Paris recommend a green and mysterious walk in the upscale 16th district.

The “Petite Ceinture” is an old railway that surrounded Paris at the beginning of the 20th century. It was used to carry passengers and goods. Abandoned in 1985, it now offers a quiet and peaceful place, given back to nature.

One part of this disused railway has become a 1.5-km-long bucolic walk. Located between Porte d’Auteuil and Porte de la Muette, this ecological corridor offers a lot of original landscapes and welcomes many animal species. A new must-see of the Parisian heritage, even if still unknown!

A real green line, unusual and full of history, at a few steps only from the Saint James Paris!

Addresses for departures:
In front of 77 boulevard de Montmorency
In front of rue du Ranelagh,
36 boulevard de Beauséjour
(Paris 16th)

petite ceinture


A tribute to Jean Cocteau

Written by james, the 17 January in category Going out, 0 comment

Until February 23rd, the Musée des Lettres et des Manuscrits pays a tribute to a multi-talented artist: Jean Cocteau. The exhibition “Jean Cocteau le magnifique: les miroirs d’un poète” presents his ingeniosity fifty years after his death.

150 pieces are presented: manuscripts, letters, works and drawings to relate the carrier of this passionate and sensible multi-talented artist. Among the masterpieces of this retrospective, the famous manuscripts of “Beauty and the Beast” considered as a “Trésor National” and which decors inspired Bambi Sloan in her vision of different spaces at the Saint James Paris. Also on display are his correspondences with his closest friend Edith Piaf and with his great love, the actor Jean Marais.

Fifty years after his death, Jean Cocteau continues to inspire the artists of today.