Spring has arrived in Paris
There’s something truly magical about Paris in spring; the tree-lined parks are at their greenest, the Eiffel Tower stands picture-perfect against the blue sky, and the River Seine sparkles in the sunshine. New and exciting events make this the perfect time to visit, so find out what’s on with our Paris spring guide, which is full of ideas for discovering the best of the city’s art, music and culture.
Saint-Germain-des-Prés Jazz Festival
Celebrate the return of the city’s annual jazz festival, which is held in the famous Saint-Germain-des-Prés area, considered Europe’s heart of jazz. International artists include the likes of Lisa Simone, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Brad Meldhau, who will take to the stage in various venues across the city. There will also be the chance to join the artists for exhibitions, conferences and masterclasses.
May 11 – May 22, 2017
We all know the name of Picasso, but for this exhibition we gain a rare insight to the life of his wife, Olga. At Olga Picasso discover a fascinating series of works which depict time passing from their early courtship through to their final separation.
March 21 – September, 2017
From Zubarán to Rothko: Alicia Koplowitz Collection
Art collector Alicia Koplowitz has built up an enviable personal collection of beautiful paintings, drawings and artworks, of which 52 are revealed in this impressive showcase, From Zurbarán to Rothko. The extraordinary collection features works from some of the world’s most talented artists, including Picasso, Van Gogh and Canaletto.
March 3 – July 10, 2017
La Grand Musée du Parfum
Ever wanted to find a perfume that’s unique to you? Now is your chance at La Grand Musée du Parfum, which transforms the intangible art of fragrance into an exciting exhibition, leading you through the history, techniques and pleasures of making your very own perfume.
Le Cour Jardin
We are delighted to announce our beautiful courtyard restaurant, La Cour Jardin, is reopening for summer at Hôtel Plaza Athénée. This tranquil, intimate space perfectly captures an essence of Parisian charm, with its vibrant greenery and signature red parasols. Talented chef Mathieu Emeraud presents an exquisite menu for al fresco dining, while executive pastry chef Angelo Musa serves up a spectacular finale of sweet desserts.
Open May 10 – end of September
Reserve a table online or call: +33 (0)1 53 67 66 02
Cédric Grolet’s tea time
Indulge in an Instagram-worthy selection of sweet treats and delicate pastries as award-winning pastry chef Cédric Grolet elevates traditional afternoon tea to an entirely new culinary experience. Served in the spectacular setting of Restaurant Le Dalí at Le Meurice, this is an extraordinary way to enjoy delicacies such as caramel tart and pistachio Paris-Brest.
For more highlights of the best happenings in and around Paris, view our complete Paris Spring guide here