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Wine tasting and the life of one of the all-time great writers

Published on Thursday, 10 November 2016 in the category Exhibitions and Museum

Lovers of fine wines and lovers of literature are in for a treat in Paris as the year draws to a close. The Grand Tasting will draw wine buffs from all over the world, while a fascinating current exhibition looks deep into the life and work of the brilliant Irish writer, Oscar Wilde.

The Grand Tasting 2016 at the Carrousel du Louvre

November 25th and 26th are two days that should be marked in red (or maybe rosé) on every wine buff’s calendar. That’s because this is the highly anticipated weekend of the Grand Tasting 2016, a major wine trade show that takes place at the Carrousel du Louvre. This hugely enjoyable event features numerous tasting sessions involving white, red, rosé and sparkling wines from all over France, each carefully selected by a panel of experts, making the Grand Tasting simply unmissable for both connoisseurs and neophytes. The Master Class and Master Class Luxury are on the schedule for the more demanding wine enthusiast and Les Ateliers Gourmets allows you to discover the best agreements between food and wine. Taking place in the exceptional setting of the Carrousel du Louvre, Rue de Rivoli, close to the Comédie-Française, the Louvre Museum and the Orsay Museum, this wine fair dedicated exclusively to the expertise of French winemakers remains a unique opportunity to perfect the art of tasting, meet the producers of your favourite French wines and learn from the experts.

The fascinating story of an exceptional writer

A tortured author, a cursed poet, a playwright of exceptional genius, Oscar Wilde is remembered both for his exceptional masterpieces and his controversial reputation. From September 28th, 2016 until January 15th, 2017, the Petit Palais offers you the opportunity to discover and learn about the brilliant, witty and erudite Irish author whose work still resonates today, well over a hundred years after his death. Insolence Incarnate is the name of this major exhibition entirely devoted to the works and life of the writer who gave the world The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband, The Canterville Ghost and many more classic works of literature. Sassy, ​​bold, provocative and passionate but also a romantic dandy, Oscar Wilde is revealed in all his aspects, including his friendships with André Gide, Victor Hugo and Paul Verlaine during the time when he lived in Paris. Amidst a collection of more than 200 remarkable exhibits on display, you will see original manuscripts, personal correspondence, photographs, drawings and personal effects. There is also a look at the play Salomé, which was banned at the time by the British authorities but critically acclaimed when it was first performed in Paris in 1896. Discover the extraordinary life and tragic final years of this unique author when you stay in our prestigious establishment, the Hotel Paris France, and make the most of your time in Paris by exploring the capital’s rich cultural heritage.

 


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