Paris Fashion Week, Ready to wear, Spring Summer 2014 – 2015

Fashion week

from Tuesday 23 September 2014 to Wednesday 01 October 2014

Calling the fash pack.”Fashion Week” was launched in 1943, in order to help American designers to get their latest creations in the spotlight. Since then Fashion Week has become a golden opportunity for international fashion designers to present their collections in New York, but also in Europe. Fashion Weeks also take place in London, Milan, Madrid, and of course in Paris, the capital of fashion!In Paris, Spring – Summer Fashion Week will keep you up to date on the very latest trends in the fashion world. Chanel, Dior, Vivienne Westwood, Valentino… all the biggest names in haute-couture will be showing off their latest collections at Paris Fashion Week!

Make your booking directly on our official website www.operadantin.com.

We will offer you the best available rate.

Paris Plage 2014

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The 13th edition of the event summer begins Saturday and ends on August 17. Besides sand, palm trees and loungers, this event is also an opportunity to grow.

Books for all

In partnership with the Association Read on Paris, libraries Arthur Rimbaud, Charlotte Delbo and musical Mediatheque Paris invites visitors to paris Beach to share moments of reading. Novels, comics, magazines everyone will be waiting for you to read at Square-Federico Garcia Lorca. Marie on the deck, facing the Ile Saint-Louis, this is a transitory Library Editions Flammarion which will be launched on Saturday. Sell ​​or devour, more than 300 references of books will be available in exchange for an ID.

A trendy photo contest

Not need an SLR or trendy mini Polaroid Smartphone Just for this photo contest dedicated to sandcastles organized by Lafarge. With the mobile application Instagram, walkers can share photos of their finest buildings sanded. Associated to the film Les Vacances du Petit Nicolas (indoors since July 9) with the hashtag # chateaulafargepetitnicolas, Internet users can vote and award a prize. The price of fame? The exhibition of 20 best pictures in front of the City Hall and iPad 4 winners … so all your shovels!

A new art scene

A new cultural floating 45 meters long was opened in July 2011 next to the pool Josephine Baker, along the Seine. In addition to a restaurant, Petit Bain, includes an auditorium two hundred and fifty seats and a creative space. Focusing on contemporary music and new art forms, the association began the colors of Brazil during the World Cup and continues his epic to the rhythm of Zumba and Brazilian songs for Paris Plage.

The Louvre at the beach

The tunnel Tuileries see transformed into an art gallery by the unprecedented Louvre. Venus, Diana and other deities will face shamelessly. On the theme of swimmers and bathers, the museum offers an innovative and playful collections discovery.

Ballroom dancing to listing

The dance will be in honor of the 13th edition of Paris Plages. Good dancer, amateur, novice or enduring, many activities will be devoted to ballroom dancing. In all its forms, from dance hall to athletic Zumba classes will be available to beachgoers, with a different program every day salsa, rock, tango, zumba or swing.

Ratatouille feet in the water

If the adventures of Remy, a young rat who dreams of becoming a great French chef are still unknown, or if you want to see him on the big screen, the Disney cartoon will be screened on August 16. Oscar for best animated film in 2007, Ratatouille has a Paris full of magic and inventiveness, combining humor and crazy adventures.

Tribute to the Eiffel Tower

Bistro Tour hitherto exposed on the Champ-de-Mars has been moved. Nod to 324 meters from the Eiffel Tower, the tower consists of 324 chairs Bistro now stands on the banks of Paris Plages. From its 13 meters it toisera visitors, a nice tribute to the Iron Lady, which this year celebrates its 125th anniversary.

Paris Plages. From 19 July to 17 August. Georges Pompidou (IV) and the Bassin de la Villette (XIX). Free admission.

Benefit from our Summer Special Rateand spend unforgettable moments in the heart of Paris.

Tour de france 2014

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Running from Saturday July 5th to Sunday July 27th 2014, the 101th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,664 kilometres.

These stages have the following profiles:

  • 9 flat stages
  • 5 hill stages
  • 6 mountain stages with 5 altitude finishes
  • 1 individual time-trial stage
  • 2 rest days

9 new stage cities

Leeds, Harrogate, York, Sheffield, Cambridge, Ypres, Oyonnax, Risoul, Maubourguet Pays du Val d’Adour

 

 

Enjoy the arrival in direct close to the hotel and benefit from our cheapest tariff by booking directly from our official site.

Summer Sales 2014

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Fashionistes are waiting the period of the summer sales 2014 and looking forward to buy a pair of boots with 50 percent discount tor spotted this beautiful top showcase a few weeks earlier: the summer sales in 2014 will take place from June 25 until July 29.

 

Between winter and summer sales, fashionistes are spoiled for choice to upgrade their wardrobe and stay on top of trends at low prices.

From the Department stores on the Boulevard Haussmann trough the small and cosy chic boutiques of the Marais, to the luxury brands of the Champs Elysées, you will find all the bargains. If you visit the capital during the sales period, do not forget to book through our Official Site guaranteeing our best price … Happy Shopping!

History of the sales

The principle balances emerged in the nineteenth century with the establishment of fixed prices and the emergence of department stores which were regularly renew their stock so quickly sell items before the arrival of the new collection.

Mannoury and Boucicaut, trade news

It is a priori the Norman Simon Mannoury that we owe the invention of balances, among other innovations that have laid the foundations of modern commerce. Indeed, in his shop in the new Petit St. Thomas located rue du Bac in Paris, Mannoury implements a policy of low prices, with fixed prices displayed, with sales by correspondence with Franco sending port, organizes collections temporary and the famous periods of balance. Mannoury even bought a donkey walking children while clients doing their shopping.

In 1834, a young man of 24 years, Aristide Boucicaut, was hired as a salesman at the Petit Saint Thomas. Boucicaut learn many methods Mannoury, and climbs the ladder until the store closed in 1848. He founded in 1852 the Bon Marché store, until his death in 1877, this trader Engineering has implemented the methods learned from Mannoury, while innovating: public relations program, career development in the company, pension fund levied on profits and pension fund for salaries.

“La Nuit aux Invalides” 3rd season

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Until May 24th (except on sunday and May 1st) the monumental video show is coming back in the Invalides.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War and the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Paris, the show La Nuit aux Invalides has been revamped.

With two performances per night at 9.30 and 10.30 p.m., for a 40-minute show. After the show, visit the Church’s Dome (tomb of Napoleon I).

For the English speaking audiences, a soundtrack of « La Nuit aux Invalides » (voices only) is available (purchase through the Internet site, with the tickets). You can enjoy the show creator’s text, told by native English actors, before, after or during the show (earphones mandatory), at your convenience, on your smartphone (synchronization with ITunes if you’ve got an Iphone). However, the broadcasted voices at les Invalides still are those of the three comedians André Dussollier, Céline Duhamel and Jean Piat, in french.

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The Marathon of Paris 2014

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Going out in Paris

Hundreds of nations and 50,000 riders come to confront the 42.195 kilometers of the most legendary event that offers athletics.

The Paris Marathon is today one of the five largest marathons in the world (New York, London, Berlin, Chicago, Paris), both the importance of the pack by the performances, benefits and logistics implemented and media coverage.

In April, the crossing of Paris, Champs Elysees Avenue Foch through the Bois de Vincennes and Boulogne offers unrivaled enamel decoration of all more popular than the other animations.

Hotel Opera d’Antin offers an ideal location to access various sites Marathon.

 

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The International Agricultural Show

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It all began in 1870 …

Year of the creation of the “Concours Général Agricole”. Heir agricultural shows , from the 18th century, the contest ” fat animals ” or ” butchery animals” was inaugurated in 1844 in Poissy . The “Concours Général Agricole” , is officially launched in Paris in 1870.

In 1925 , he moved to the Parc des Expositions at the Porte de Versailles and is constantly evolving. Initially reserved for animals, it now hosts the contest of local produce , wines and this year for the first time, flowering meadows and has a magnificent showcase : the International Agricultural Show .

From 22 February to 2 March 2014 , the International Exhibition of Agriculture will open its doors at the Parc des Expositions at Porte de Versailles!

Take advantage of our special Winter Package offer including:

* Breakfast for 2 persons ( bed or buffet choice)

* Departure free at 14:00

Make your booking directly on our official website www.operadantin.com.

We will offer you the best available rate.

Saint Valentin 2014

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Celebrate the Valentine’s Day in Paris! For February 14, 2014, have a original evening in the most romantic city in the world.

Dare to romance in the city of love and lose yourself in its streets to exchange tender kisses. Meet in front of the wall of “I love you” in the Jehan-Rictus Square or on the Pont des Arts which are attached padlocks lovers. Paris is full of ideas to say “I love you.”

A Valentine’s Day, there are those who will pay an astronomical amount to offer him a jewel that sparkles. There are those who will settle for an evening at the restaurant. Then there are those who prefer to spend a special time with friends in a charming hotel in the capital.

Enjoy from 10 to 16 February 2014 our special “Saint Valentine Package” including Breakfast for 2 and a half bottle of champagne.

Happy New Year 2014!

The Best Western Opéra d’Antin team wish you a wonderful New Year 2014!

 

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Exhibition “Désirs et Volupté” Victorian Masterpieces

 

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The Jacquemart-André Museum

158, Boulevard Haussmann
75008 Paris

Exhibition from the 13th September 2013 to the 21st January 2014

 

 

The exhibition invites you to discover the artists famous in England during the reign of Queen Victoria in the 19th century, including Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912), Sir Frederic Leighton (1830-1896), Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898) and Albert Moore (1841-1893). The fifty or so paintings exhibited reflect the common desire of the artists of this period to pay homage to the “cult of beauty” .

As the leading world power in the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901), Great Britain paved the way for extensive economic and social upheaval.  Against a backdrop marked by puritanism, the artists expressed a sensual aesthetic with paintings offering a sharp contrast to the severity and moralising attitudes of the day: a return to Antiquity, nude women, sumptuous decorative paintings and poetic and literary expression with medieval compositions,  a legacy from the Pre-Raphaelites.