Check out these design wonders in the French capital!
Paris is incredible! It is an enormous metropolis, brimming with history and things to tell. That means there are things to do in every corner. It’s easy to get tired in Paris, but it’s certainly not easy to get bored. There’s a lit of bit (or quite a lot) of everything in Paris, without even mentioning the food… For all of you design enthusiasts, we have compiled a little Paris city guide for things to see in Paris when it comes to design. You won’t want to skip these!
Admiring design works
A cliché, right? But a marvellous one at that! This monumental landmark of the city contains approximately 38,000 objects from pre-history to the 21st-century. The Louvre is regarded as the largest museum in the world, holding a series of collections from Egyptian antiquities to Greek, Etruscan and Roman pieces as well as Islamic art, sculptures, decorative arts, around 7,500 works of paintings, and much more.
MUSÉE DES ARTS ET MÉTIERS
The Musée des Arts et Métiers sits on the site of the Saint-Martin-Des-Champs Abbey founded in the eighth century, destroyed in the ninth by the Normans, and rebuilt in 1060 by Henry I. The Industrial Museum highlights seven enticing collections with over 80,000 objects and 15,000 drawings, some currently on display while others are preserved. Some of the best are the original version of the Foucault pendulum and the original model of Liberty Enlightening the World by Auguste Bartholdi.
Eating at fashionable places
LE GRAND RESTAURANT
If you’re an interior design lover, this restaurant is for you. Offering you an harmonic and peaceful yet youthful and modern ambiance with incredible marble walls and an open kitchen, grey cement walls that works perfectly with the furniture, glass ceiling with geometric patterns, thick gray honeycomb-pattern carpeting, and beautiful dining chairs that are just as comfortable as they are sophisticated and colorful.
CAFÉ DE L’HOMME
After a makeover, this modern restaurant has become one of the most stylish new tables in Paris, and certainly a must visit for design lovers. The building dates all the way back to 1937 and with this new makeover they smartly and respectfully kept the art deco look of the space, with views of the Eiffel Tower, the Champ de Mars, and the Jardins du Trocadéro, while also making it warmer with sand-color cedar walls and ash-and-marble tables. The key element of the decor is the lighting pieces by Alain Guilhot, subtle and intimate, that give the space a much more modern and sophisticated ambiance.
Sleeping in style
MAISON ALBAR HOTEL LE PONT-NEUF
Located at the very heart of Paris, in a district full of vitality, Le Pont-Neuf has been designed as an elegant Parisian residence, offering you charm and contemporary refinement. A second home for lovers of culture, fashion and adventure. Contemporary and cosmopolitan, it an ambassador of French-style luxury combining art-de-vivre with a taste for the aesthetic and the cultural.
LA RESÉRVE HOTEL AND SPA
Located in the super exclusive Avenue Gabriel, this luxury accommodation is housed in the former residence of designer Pierre Cardin. While staying in one of the hotels listed as “the most fabulous luxury hotel in Paris”, you’ll experience what it is to live like royalty, while enjoying the super personalized service this hotel has at your disposal.
Checking out the latest design trends
Maison et Objet September 2019
Rendez-vous with an à la carte variety of design trends at Maison et Objet! After the January event, September 2019 marks another return of one of the leading international authorities when it comes to interior design and decor events. The Maison et Objet fair will once more host the best professionals and talents of the industry, exhibiting their ideas, solutions, and products to all attending design enthusiasts.
If you’re not aware of what to do in Paris, we hope this list helps you, especially if you want to know of things to do in Paris that are related to design. Enjoy your tour!
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