Although the Musée Carnavalet only recently reopened after major renovations, this museum dedicated to the history of the City of Paris is already offering original and delightful exhibitions. About a fifteen-minute walk from the Paris France Hotel, in the heart of the Marais district, you can enjoy Paris is Pataphysical, an exhibition created by the designer Philippe Starck. A fascinating dive into the science of imaginary solutions!


Philippe Starck and pataphysics

A surreal and dreamlike concept, pataphysics is intimately linked to the creativity of the eccentric and inspired French writer Alfred Jarry. Passionate and original, he created the College of Pataphysics, which he defined as dedicated to the “…Science of imaginary solutions which symbolically grants lineaments the properties of objects described by their virtuality”. Thus, since 1948, thinkers, artists and other creatives have maintained the profile of this quirky, wildly esoteric and satirical quasi-science. Philippe Starck, imminent Regent of the College, brings the discipline to its peak with an exhibition offered until August 27th at the Musée Carnavalet entitled Paris is Pataphysical.


A joyful journey

Let yourself be carried away by the vision of Paris offered by the famous designer. Through installations, photos, and projections, Philippe Starck revisits key Parisian locations, including monuments and attractions, but also cafes and clubs, to show a dreamlike universe where the bizarre rubs shoulders with the whimsical. It takes the form of an exotic and original journey that generates a whole range of emotions and sensations to present a new and unexpected look at the City of Light. Paris emerges from this process sometimes unrecognisable but undoubtedly enriched. Perfectly, totally, viscerally pataphysical!


Take advantage of your summer break at the Paris France Hotel by discovering the current exhibitions. Paris is Pataphysical at the Musée Carnavalet gives carte blanche to Philippe Starck and is simply delightful and undeniably unusual.


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