Perhaps you have heard of the CNAC, the very prestigious National Center of Circus Arts – Centre National des Arts du Cirque in French – in the city of Châlon-en-Champagne. This circus school is one of the most famous in the world and has no less than 300 students from all over the world who are here with only one goal : becoming the best circus artist. It is at the end of their three years of studies that a huge show is organized. As future professionals, this is their first great opportunity to meet the audience and maybe their future recruiters. This year, the show is entitled « Vanavra » : a fairytale that mixes dance and acrobatics and is to be discovered at the beautiful French Parc de la Villette from January 18th to February 2nd 2017.
Congratulations to the staff of the hotel
InterContinental Paris Avenue Marceau !
Sunday, October 2nd 2016, the team of the InterContinental Paris Avenue Marceau came together to compete in the race along the quays of the Seine for the “10 km de Paris Centre”.
Here are the results of some of our athletes:
- Bartosz (concierge): 45.05 min
- Mr. de la Croix (general manager): 45.06 min
- Caroline (the international sales manager): 51.49 min
- Miriama (housekeeping): 1.05 hour
- and a colleague, Thomas: 38.47 min (Sales Manager Holiday Inn Porte de Clichy)
Atelier Vivanda Paris
A meat and potatoes place… It sounds hardly simple but believe me the only 20 seats they have are advisable to reserve right now!
Akrame Benallal is the chef behind this steakhouse creation awarded already two Michelin stars for his sophisticated “one of kind” restaurant “Akrame” located right across the street. However, his concept for this modern bistro was clear: vegetarians stay away! To start with, waiters wearing leather butchers’ aprons serving delicious iberic ham cut right off the bat in front of you. Coming from a semi-open kitchen variety of beef, duck, chicken, pork and veal cuts, cooked perfectly to your liking. Serve with All-you-can-eat rule sides completing this carnivorous adventure. Desserts are up to level to! Fortunately, with an easy choice, because any one you go for, you cannot go wrong!
Really? Is a one of must go in the neighbourhood!
18 rue Lauriston
75016 Paris 16
Open Monday to Friday for lunch & dinner
TASTE OF PARIS
Taste of Paris returns from 11-14 February 2016!
Come and enjoy French cuisine at it’s finest as Paris’ best restaurants, chefs and producers all appear under one roof in the sublime setting of the Grand Palais this February.
Music & Culture
At Philharmonie de Paris
Blending Jean Nouvel’s innovative architecture and the acoustics design of Marshall Day Acoustics makes this place a modern vision of immersion into the world of music.
Beside the 2400 seat auditorium with walls composed of moving panels, treated to increase reflection and reverberation to resonate the sound in the right direction, there is very cosy amphitheatre with only 250 seat (and an organ pipe consisting over 7000 pipes with 91 stop designed as part of building architecture by Rieger Orgelbau). Several rehearsal rooms and concert hall regularly animated by world-class orchestras, soloists, composers of classic and contemporary music from every genre. Philharmonie de Paris allows you also to discover music from another perspective by taking part in their learning activities and temporary exhibitions by visiting their museum of music or divulge resources of their extensive media library.
Adding to that bars and restaurants (especially the one on the 6th floor offering panoramic view of Paris) where you can refresh and relax between activities. This makes Philharmonie de Paris the perfect place to escape from reality and having unforgettable date with a music!
Check their agenda on www.philharmoniedeparis.fr or talk to our concierge team for more details.
Philharmonie de Paris
221, avenue Jean-Jaurès
The Royal Caves du Louvre
There is no better place to discover the secrets of wine than 18th-century wine cellars used by the sommelier of King of France Louis XV
Right in the heart of Paris located in breath-taking underground a 600m2 cave this mythic place (one of the largest (and oldest) cellars in the capital allows you discover by “Five senses in five rooms’’ The smell, touch, sight, sound and, taste of wine. There is also room where you can mix your own wine bottle exactly to your liking with personalised label and take it home.
This kind of experience dedicated to any wine lovers from novice to expert level, may be also an interesting interactive learning experience for kids or non-drinkers. (On Arrival, you can download a free application, which will guide you through your visit and help explore the mysteries of the world of wine)
To complete your visit there is also boutique selling wine, accessories, books, and “Cire Trudon” candles (as the king’s sommelier was also his candle maker).
Open every day from 10 am to 17 h 30.
52, rue de l’Arbre-Sec
Website : www.cavesdulouvre.com