Paris, with its wealth of museums and monuments, as well as many exhibitions that take place throughout the year, is the capital of culture. If you are planning to visit the City of Light soon, you need to be aware of a couple of essential cultural events that really should not be missed by anyone with an interest in the world of art.

Tourism and culture on the itinerary during your stay in Paris

Some activities are, of course, essential during a stay in Paris, and the city has many key locations that attract millions of visitors every year. What is just as important, though, is your accommodation. So that you can relax completely and enjoy peace of mind while visiting the city’s many world famous attractions, you need to give your choice of hotel some careful thought. That’s where we can help, because when it comes to meeting your requirements, the Hotel Paris France has it all covered. Located near the major monuments of the capital, the Hotel Paris France welcomes you for a stay that will be memorable in every way. Built in 1910 of finely dressed masonry, this building offers traditional charm blended with comfort and elegance. Located in a triangle comprised of the Louvre, the Opéra and the Marais district, here you’ll begin your Parisian sojourn in the best possible way, as your thoughts turn to the world of art. 

Paris: a centre for contemporary art

If you have a passion for contemporary art, or are simply curious to discover original and captivating works, Paris is the perfect destination for you. This year, as spring approaches, Paris will be in the cultural spotlight as the city hosts two major and essential art events: the Art Paris Art Fair and the PAD Paris. The leading trade fair for modern and contemporary art lovers, the Art Paris Art Fair will take place from March 31st to April 1st 2016.

You’ll be able to admire stunning works created in a variety of media by artists from all around the world, including, for the first time this year, Colombia, Iran and Azerbaijan. The magnificent setting for this exciting event is the Grand Palais, a building that is a work of art in its own right. Works presented by no fewer than 143 galleries from 20 countries will be on display; a fascinating sight whether you’re an expert or a neophyte. So that you can continue your artistic journey in the best way possible, the PAD (Pavilion of Art and Design) Paris coincides with the previous event, but begins a couple of days earlier, running from March 29th to April 3rd. This superb show is intended to create a dialogue between modern art, historical and contemporary design and jewellery. These two events help to show that Paris is not only a superb city with splendid monuments and architecture envied worldwide, but also a place where contemporary art has a unique showcase.


More information:
Grand Palais (Exhibitions centre)
Avenue Winston Churchill, Paris 8th
Art Paris Art Fair Exhibition from 31 March to 3 April 2016
Thursday, March 31 from 11:30 to 20h
Friday, April 1 from 11:30 to 21h
Saturday, April 2 from 11:30 to 20h
Sunday, April 3 from 11:30 to 19h
Metro: lines 1, 9, 13, Franklin D. Roosevelt stations Elysées-Clemenceau Champs
RER line C, station Invalides
Bus: 28, 42, 52, 63, 72, 73, 80, 83, 93
Trade show PAD (Paris Art + Design)
Tuileries, Esplanade des Feuillants
Enter 234 rue de Rivoli, Facing the Rue de Castiglione, Paris 1st
Metro line 1, station Tuileries
Opening hours :
Thursday, March 31 - Sunday, April 3, 11H-20H
Nocturne - Friday 1st April, 11H - 22H
Sunday, April 3, 11H-18H
Information :

Hotel Paris France, a charming 2-star hotel near the Louvre

Picture Art Paris Art Fair 2015 copyright holder : Photographer Emmanuel Nguyen Ngoc