Opened in 1989, Leoh Ming Pei’s pyramid has come to symbolise a museum that’s open to the world. To celebrate this anniversary, in March the artist JR created an giant pop-up collage across the whole Cour Napoléon. A number of other events are planned this year to celebrate the Pyramid’s 30th birthday, with installations from Jean-Michel Othoniel, Elias Crespin and Pierre Soulages on show in the Salon Carré.
DINNER IS SERVED!
In his shop in Le Marais, this Meilleur Ouvrier de France makes foodies melt. It’s impossible to resist the sorbets that taste of the freshest fruit, home-made cones, or meringue appetizers. This summer, the chef is also releasing a collection for the Maison du Chocolat!
Opened last year in an industrial building converted by Rem Koolhaas, the Galeries Lafayette corporate foundation is laying on an exclusive programme of art. This summer, the designer Hella Jongerius will transform the spaces into a giant fabric factory, open to the public.
Mount your Vélib' and explore these ten hectares on the banks of the Seine dedicated to relaxation, leisure, and sports. Pedestrians and cyclists can rediscover the joy of visiting Paris without a care in the world, taking in the open-air bars, musical barges, and other pop-up restaurants.
The Yellow Jersey was first introduced in 1919, when the peloton made its return after the First World War. The first racer to wear it was the Parisian Eugène Christophe, who would unfortunately break his fork in the penultimate stage. In the end, it was Belgium’s Firmin Lambot who would go on to win the 13th Tour de France in Paris.
Why yellow? It’s a nod to the yellow pages of L’Auto, a sports daily, which launched and organised the race at the time.
After you’ve visited the famous Palace of Versailles (less than one hour from Paris by train), you can cap it off with an opulent gourmet pit-stop at Pavillon Dufour! The thrice Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse has taken up residence in the fine salons of Versailles, where he serves up a memorable culinary experience based on classics of French cuisine. Service “à la française” and a setting that evokes royal ceremonies, for a magical evening in a prestigious historic location.