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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.

Hôtel Appia - Fête de la nature

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: fetedelanature.com

Hôtel Appia - Art Fair Paris

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!

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 […]

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