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Hôtel Appia - Illusions

Illusions: an exhibition at the Palais de la Découverte

They will surprise and entertain you: the illusions presented at the Palais de la Découverte until August 25 will also and above all be an opportunity to better understand how our brain works. Fun and informative, the exhibition is a good idea for a family outing if you are staying in Paris this summer.
We all once found ourselves faced with one of these optical illusions, intrigued and curious to understand what trick our brains are playing on us. Based on some forty interactive scenarios, the exhibition at the Palais de la Découverte invites you to experience several of these illusions. Then to decrypt them. How do our sensory receptors work? How does the brain process perceived information? How can he ever be wrong and deceive us? Why is he sometimes unable to solve an inconsistency? Why does he not know how to choose between such and such a reading in the face of ambivalence?
The exhibition is divided into four parts, each corresponding to four categories of illusions. Each time the principle is the same. Visitors are first invited to play. So let’s get started. We look, we touch, we rub, we listen. We laugh, we are surprised, we are also sometimes annoyed by so much mystery. Then and only then is the brain analysis mechanism at work for each of these illusions explained. And it is rich in this new knowledge that, at last, we leave, with the satisfaction of the one who has understood and learned. Fun and interesting.
To learn more about the exhibition that will make you doubt your brain, visit the Palais de la Découverte website:

Hôtel Appia - Peacock Society

The Peacock Society, the festival of electronic cultures

From July 5 to 7, all at the Parc Floral! Provided, of course, that you like electronic music. For two days, from 8 pm to 7 am, the park and the Grande Halle de Paris are transformed into a temple of house and techno. Headliners or future turntable stars, the guest artists promise to amaze you (and your ears).
It is now one of the most famous electro festivals in France. For its seventh edition, The Peacok Society intends to bring together as many festival-goers as last year. To do this, it can rely on its programming. Charlotte De Witte, Derrick May, The Black Madonna, Jon Hopkins or Len Faki and Mount Kimbie are some of the favourites expected for this 2019 album.
The icing on the cake is that this year’s event will end on a high note at À la Folie, with a crazy Closing Party. On the menu: Marcel Dettmann, DJ Marcelle, Azamat B., Waldman, Corbeille Dallas, À la Folie Sound System.
The location chosen to host this festival is also no stranger to its success. In all, four dancefloors, indoor or outdoor, are located in the Parc Floral. A bucolic setting for a large format celebration!
At the end of these two days 100% electro, dreamers, lovers, clubbers that you are will appreciate to find the comfort of their room at the Appia hotel… A little snack? Before returning to your bed, at 7 a.m., make a stopover in the breakfast room.
Information and programming on the festival website:

Hôtel Appia - salon de la patisserie

Focus on the Pastry Fair #2

Yummy! From June 14 to 17, the Salon de la pâtisserie opens its doors at the Parc des Expositions at the Porte de Versailles. This little newcomer to the world of Salons (it is only in its 2nd edition) already seems promised to have a bright future when you consider the love that the French have for pastry. Are you one of the amateurs? So fall for temptation!
Calories consumed versus calories burned: at the Salon de la pâtisserie, don’t worry about your figure. With 6,000 square metres of exhibition space, you will be able to reach and even exceed your daily step target! This vast space is divided into seven tasty and interactive worlds that you will have the opportunity to discover at your own pace.
From demonstrations in workshops, from conferences to tastings led by great chefs, you will travel through the flavours of our terroirs, the know-how of our craftsmen, a whole world of delicacies to which you can also contribute! Indeed, no less than 38 pastry courses open to the public will be organized. Children are not forgotten with a world specially reserved for them.
The most enthusiastic will register for one of the two amateur pastry competitions before going to refine their practice with the professionals. The latter also have their competitions sponsored by a jury of experts. At their side this year, an honorary president with a prestigious name: the pastry chef Pierre Hermé.
You will have understood it, there will be beautiful people at the Pastry Fair, high-flying creations, beautiful, good, enough to awaken all your senses and your taste buds in emotion.
From June 14 to 17, book your gourmet stay at Hotel Appia.

Nature Festival 2019

Certainly, Paris rhymes more with cars than with nature. Nevertheless, the capital also knows how to go green from time to time. On the occasion of International Biodiversity Day and as part of the 2019 Nature Festival, a country air will blow over Paris from May 22 to 26. Will you be in?
Five days to reconnect with nature, to live an experience in contact with it. Here is the concept of this Nature Festival organized every year throughout the territory. Thus everywhere in France and even beyond, in town and in the countryside, thousands of events are offered to a wide audience, free of charge. What do they have in common? All take place in direct contact with nature, with the aim of promoting and protecting biodiversity. In all conviviality of course.
In concrete terms, if you are in Paris between 22 and 26 May 2019, you can for example take part in a naturalist and humanist walk in the Bois de Vincennes, to learn about nature and wild plants. You can also, during a practical workshop in the Marcotte garden (11th arrondissement), become familiar with the plant cycle, from sowing to harvesting. Finally, why not go and visit the Ferme urbaine de la REcyclerie? Covering 1,000 square metres along the roads of the Little Belt (18th arrondissement), this farm houses an entire ecosystem, animals and plants. A great experience to experience nature in the city!
Stay at the Hotel Appia and enjoy a natural break in Paris. For more information and the full program, visit:

Art Fair Paris: from art to capital

As the capital blossoms in the mild spring, you are still hesitating about the day’s programme? Look no further and run to the Grand Palais without delay. From April 4 to 7, treat yourself to a breath of modern and contemporary art under the large dome. The event is called Art Fair Paris. Its purpose? Open contemporary art to all.
Do you love contemporary art? Or on the contrary, does it reject you? Whether you are initiated or totally closed to the mysteries of this often misunderstood art, you will not remain indifferent to this gigantic international exhibition that focuses on artistic creation from the post-war period to the present day.
Art Fair Paris hosts more than 150 galleries of modern and contemporary art, half of which come from about twenty countries around the world. For this 21st edition, women artists in France are honoured through 25 projects selected by the AWARE association (Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions). Another highlight is the exhibition “Southern Stars: An Exploration of Latin American Art”, which presents a group of 60 artists from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela.
The ideal way to get the most out of this major international fair is to follow one of the 80 or so “decryption” visits organized with the Observatoire de l’art contemporain. A way of better understanding the works, the artists, but also the dialogue that is being established between European art and other world scenes. After that, you will no longer doubt the validity of the title “Paris, world capital of art”!
In spring, stay at the Appia La Fayette Hotel and dare to explore contemporary art!

Credit pictures : Art Paris

Hôtel Appia - Illusions

Illusions: an exhibition at the Palais de la Découverte

They will surprise and entertain you: the illusions presented at the Palais de la Découverte until August 25 will also and above all be an opportunity to better understand how our brain works. Fun and informative, the exhibition is a good idea for a family outing if you are staying in Paris this summer. We […]

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