What’s New in Paris?

Bridge in Paris, France – Business Meetings

Re-opening – Pavillon Elysées

Built for the 1900 World’s Fair, the Pavillon Elysée is ideally located on the famous Champs Elysées Avenue, across from the Grand Palais. This special building combines the charm and elegance of late 19th century architecture, with a contemporary decor. One of its special features is a huge glass roof atrium that opens onto the Champs Elysées gardens, and can be used all year long. Thierry Marx, 2 Star Michelin Guide chef, now handles the catering – another reason to book an event in this great location.

The Hotel Lutetia – Completely Renovated

Hotel Lutetia, an iconic landmark situated in the vibrant Saint-Germain-des-Prés area of Paris and the only luxury grand hotel on the city’s Left Bank, reopened in July 2018. Originally opened in 1910, the building’s design was a daring move from art nouveau to the emerging style of art deco. The Lutetia delivers an authentic Parisian experience and has been at the heart of the local community for more than 100 years. The hotel now features an eclectic mix of restaurants, bars and lounges throughout the historical ground floor including the return of the Lutetia Brasserie, managed by 3 Star Michelin Guide chef, Gerald Passedat.

New Tour Options – The Fashion Experience

Yves Saint Laurent Foundation: Enjoy a very exclusive visit where you will learn all about Yves St. Laurent, the famous designer who empowered women, and see his most iconic pieces. Be one of the first to visit his workshop where every dress, jacket and pair of trousers was designed from 1962 until his retirement in 2002.

Elsa Sciaparelli’s House: Next, discover the historical Elsa Sciaparelli’s showroom, the lady who brought modern art into the Haute Couture! After these two visits, a cocktail lunch will be served in Yves St Laurent’s favorite mansion to stay at while he was in Paris. The 6 Mandel is a charming town house offering an oasis of calm in the elegant and residential 16th district, and just steps from the Eiffel Tower. Discover the history and mysteries of this mansion which is now a semi-private venue and part time art gallery.

Did You Know?

Paris Rooftops!

For a truly delightful experience, there’s nothing better than hosting a reception on one of the rooftops overlooking the city. Paris is filled with historical buildings and monuments, and there is no better place to view them than from a private roof terrace or apartment. KeyCall France can find a perfect spot to suit your needs!

The Arch of Triumph was not Supposed to be an Arch

The Arch of Triumph built between 1806 & 1836, at Napoleon’s request, was not supposed to be an arch. In fact, after the Austerlitz Battle, and after initially thinking of erecting an arch next to the Louvre Museum, Napoleon came up with another idea – a very unusual idea indeed! He wanted to build a museum in the shape of a giant elephant, dedicated to his own glory. Thankfully, he decided on a very large arch with his battles represented on each of the four pillars.

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Trivia from Paris

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Recipe from Paris – Onion Soup

One of the best traditional winter French soups!

Recipe from Paris, France

Much of the success of this soup depends on the stock that you use, as the quality of taste varies tremendously. Taste the soup before putting it in the oven, and if it needs more seasoning, don’t be afraid to add it!