What a circus at La Villette ! 

9 January 2017

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.cirque-paris-2

 10 Km de Paris 

10 October 2016

Congratulations to the staff of the hotel

InterContinental Paris Avenue Marceau !

Sunday, October 2, 2016, the team of the InterContinental Paris Avenue Marceau came together to compete in the race along the quays of the Seine 10 km from Paris Centre.
Here are the results of some of our athletes:
Bartosz (concierge): 45.05 min
Mr. Cross (general manager): 45.06 min
Caroline (the international sales manager): 51.49 min
Miriama (a maid): 1.05 pm
and a colleague, Thomas: 38.47 min (Sales Manager Holiday Inn Porte de Clichy)

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)

 Newsletter n°67 

29 June 2016

RESTAURANT « La Haute Cloche »

Restaurant The gold Triangle is one of the most tourist area in Paris (might be of the world). The question that Guests ask the most to our concierges’ team is if there is still a nontourist bistro in our area.
The Concierges reveal you here one of their preference with this small rustic bistro. “La Haute Cloche” restaurant will not only delight your papillae but moreover, this little place of good things is within walking distance of InterContinental Marceau Hotel. In the shade of all Gastronomique restaurants on the gold triangle, this discrete place will enable you to enjoy quality dishes, in a comfortable atmosphere, almost as at home.
Decoration, Menu, Wine list, are nothing fancy but simply very good and authentic.
The Menu changes every day since it is freshly prepared here, starting from seasonal products.
A wine Selection carefully studied to marry judiciously with the dishes of the Menu.

“La Haute Cloche” is the perfect small ‘Bistro de quartier’, ideal to go to lunch or to diner in a relaxed way… A good approach to escape a little from the rhythm of the gold triangle’s glamour life.

La Haute Cloche
13 Rue Quentin – Bauchart, 75008 Paris
Website: www.lahautecloche.fr
Open Monday to Friday for Lunch and Diner.

EXHIBITION « Araki » At Museum Guimet

Exhibition Araki Nobuyoshi is not only the essential figure of Japanese contemporary photography but he is also the contemporary Japanese artist the most productive. This exhibition which is the most important devoted to Araki in France, recalls fifty years of its work (from 1965 to 2016) on 400 photographs.
Real intimate diary of the Master for which “to photograph is first of all a way of existing”, the exhibition will be spread according to a course set of themes, since the series devoted to the flowers, the scene of Tokyo, or the sentimental Travel, illustration of his honeymoon in 1971, followed by the Travel in winter in 1990, year of his wife’s death. Impressed of poetry, the work of Araki also bases on a ceaseless experimentation.
Therefore, the codes and stereotypes of the “medium” are revisited by the artist who intervenes on his clean negative or recovers sometimes his images of penmanship or painting, in a daring gesture, often tinted of humour.

The Araki exhibition will give to see and understand the rooting of the art of Araki in the Japanese traditional culture.

Guimet Museum of Asian Arts
6 Place D’Iéna, 75016 Paris
Website: www.guimet.fr
Open every day from 10am to 6pm
Closed on Tuesdays.

SUMMER SALES IN PARIS : Galeries Lafayette, Printemps… And La Vallée Village ?

Sales From June 22nd to August 2nd in Paris, regarded by many fashionistas as the capital of Shopping and Fashion, will be a great place to carry out your purchases. Parisian Boutiques, shops, and Shopping centres as well are into full effervescence during the Summer Sales.
The Parisian fashionistas would recommend you few shops, stores or departments stores as Printemps, Bon Marché or Galeries Lafayette but they will take care not to give you the tip of The Valley Village. Better than a mall, La Vallée village is a small village entirely dedicated to the purchasers who offers all the year interesting sales of less -30% or -40%.
During the sales it is up to 80% of reduction that you will be able to make on various brands such as Armani, Burberry, Baccarat, Calvin Klein, Diesel, Dolce & Gabbana, Furla, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Longchamp, Max Mara, Moncler, Repetto, Tumi, Tod’ S, Versace… and many other brands.

Therefore, our Concierges’ team suggest to the Shopping Addicts to spend a day in the Valley Village, especially with the current Summer Sales…

La Vallée Village
3 Cours de la Garonne, 77700 Serris
Website: www.lavalleevillage.com
Open every day from 10am to 7pm.

 Newsletter n°66 

5 February 2016

Atelier Vivanda Paris

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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!

Atelier Vivanda

18 rue Lauriston

75016 Paris 16

Open Monday to Friday for lunch & dinner


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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

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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
75019 Paris

Unusual discovery
The Royal Caves du Louvre

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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

75001 Paris

Website : www.cavesdulouvre.com