What’s on in Paris this January
1 January 2016
Enjoy Indulgent Shopping Experiences & Cultural Days Out During a Stay at Hotel Amarante Beau Manoir
With its scenic streets boasting some of the world’s most renowned boutiques, museums and entertainment venues, Paris is the ideal location for an exciting city break this January. Its events calendar is full throughout the year with leading exhibitions and attractions... and the likes of exclusive retail sales, a luxurious well-being event and displays by one of the country’s most famous sculptors are all on offer this month. Use our guide to plan the perfect day out during a stay at Hotel Amarante Beau Manoir in January 2016.
Carrousel du Louvre
21st – 24th January 2016
Over 300 exhibitors will be descending on Paris to attend the 34th edition of Les Thermalies; a unique event in France dedicated to water and well-being. After attracting nearly 35,000 visitors in 2015, it will return with a range of stalls specialising in the likes of spa therapy, thermalism; the therapeutic use of hot water springs; and thalassotheraphy, which focuses on the idea that minerals from seawater can be absorbed through the skin. With advice on offer from coaches, an array of discounts and competition prizes, as well as informative free workshops and conferences, this will be unmissable for anyone seeking a more natural approach to health and well-being.
The event will be divided into eight key areas that will include luxurious cruises with spa facilities, French thermal springs that use mineral water to treat allergies and rheumatism, as well as Balneotherapy design from companies such as Cryojet System France. Meet exhibitors including Guerlain, which will be offering information on its luxurious, high sensory spa escapes, before relaxing back in massage areas. Enjoy refreshments in a herbal tea room and delicious tastings from top chefs, before attending informative daily lectures that will cover topics such as nutrition and trends. Whether you work in the industry or are simply seeking advice when it comes to well-being, Les Thermalies will offer an ideal day out.
6th January – 16th February 2016
With its inhabitants internationally admired for their chic sense of style and an outstanding selection of elegant boutiques, Paris is the perfect shopping destination. However, the capital becomes even more attractive for those seeking a little retail therapy when its renowned department stores and designer flagships offer their sought-after selections with up to 80% off the price tag. Les soldes, the sales, are regulated in France, meaning that they tend to be exclusively available for just five to six weeks twice a year; once in the summer and winter... and this year’s discounts will begin on the 6th of January.
Located in the heart of the 8th arrondissement , our Paris hotel can offer easy access to many of the city’s leading shops; which will come in handy when needing to drop off bags mid-shop or beating the crowds to the bargains by arriving early with minimal effort. A 10 minute stroll will provide the opportunity to browse collections from sought-after French fashion brands including Sandro and The Kooples at Galeries Lafayette, or alternatively, the grand surroundings of Printemps Haussmann will boast creations from the likes of Dior, Chanel and Balmain within a seven minute walk. Meanwhile, situated just 20 minutes away, the world renowned Avenue des Champs-Élysées is home to both designer and high street favourites including Hugo Boss, French fashion brand Agnès B and Zara. With the opportunity to stock up on stylish wardrobe additions for outstanding prices and admire next season’s new arrivals, January is the perfect month to indulge in Paris.
21 Boulevard des Invalides
November 2015 – Present
The Rodin Museum reopened its grand doors towards the end of last year after dedicating three years to restoration and renovation at a cost of €16 million. Attracting 700,000 visitors annually, the newly modernised venue is now more easily accessible and offers the chance to better understand the renowned French sculptor’s creative process via a new layout that features previously unseen plaster works. Located a 10 minute drive from Amarante Beau Manoir, the 18th century mansion turned hotel was used by Auguste Rodin as a studio up to his death in 1917, before being transformed into a unique 18 room museum from 1919.
Displays begin with a chronological insight into the sculptor’s works on the ground floor, including one room that’s been curated to recreate Rodin’s time at the Hôtel Biron according to photographs. Original furniture such as a mahogany-veneered writing desk sit alongside the artist’s works, as well as pieces that inspired him including a 14th Century Virgin and Child. Meanwhile, the first floor offers further insight with thematic rooms related to his processes and influences such as fragmentation and antiquities; including a space filled with 123 Greek, Roman and Egyptian pieces carefully selected out of the thousands Rodin collected during his lifetime. Alongside the chance to admire some of Rodin’s most famous works such as The Thinker; a pensive hunched nude in bronze; and a marble depiction of The Kiss from 1882, there is also a space entirely dedicated to sculptress Camille Claudel, a gallery of graphic arts and 50 paintings scattered around the museum by the likes of Van Goph and Monet. With such a wealth of works on display and the fact the museum hadn’t had a full renovation since its first opening, now is the ideal time to visit this unique exhibition space.
From luxury well-being treatments to the most sought-after designer bargains, and an inspirational art exhibition, Paris can offer a truly exciting day out suited to all tastes during a visit this January.
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