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Relais Christine - Surroundings

Exhibitions

With The Water Lilies. American Abstract Painting and the last Monet, the Musée de l’Orangerie shows Claude Monet’s influence in the evolution of the American abstract art in the second half of the 20th century. Bringing face to face a selection of some of Monet’s later works and around twenty major paintings by American artists such as Pollock and Rothko, the exhibition shows how, with the giant size and the audacity of his work, Monet has given the taste of liberty to the young American artists.

At the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Margiela – Les années Hermès highlights the collaboration between the Belgian designer (who has undertaken the artistic direction of the exhibition) and the famous Parisian fashion house from 1997 to 2003. A collaboration as surprising as fertile for the same vision of timeless luxury. Until September 2nd.

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Opera

From June 7th, the Opera Bastille presents Boris Godounov. He becomes tsar after having assassinated Dimitri, the legitimate heir. Then, the country slips into chaos. Taking inspiration from works by Alexandre Pouchkine and Nicolas Karamzine works, Modeste Mussorgsky composed a meditation on the solitude of power, a populist drama in which the real protagonist is the Russian people with its burden of eternal suffering.

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Dining Out

The Chef Mathieu Pacaud just took the lead of Apicius, a Relais & Chateaux restaurant with one Michelin star, settled in a beautiful hotel particulier near the Champs Elysées, with a wonderful terrace. You will enjoy frogs browned in salted butter, a baked piece of lobster and a chocolate soufflé and whipped cream for dessert. Count 180 to 200 Euro for the tasting menu and around 150 Euro à la carte – 20 rue d'Artois, 8th.

NE/SO – In a modern setting, Guillaume Sanchez proposes an exceptional cuisine in which 90% of the vegetables served have been converted by the magic of fermentation: preserved green asparagus with juniper, white asparagus cream, olives, burrata cheese and juniper vinegar; prawns, carcass emulsion, preserved seaweed, caviar and Jerusalem artichokes; lobster ravioli with sea urchin... 7-dish-menu at 90 Euro – 6 rue Papillon, 9th.

Always recommended :

Traditional :

- Chez Fernand, a simple bistro serving traditional French cuisine in a warm and casual atmosphere, located a few meters away

More upscale :

- Allard, a 100 years old bistro which serves the great classics of French cuisine. New property of Alain Ducasse, who by its name only guarantee the quality of food, wines and service.

Modern :

- Le Christine, a modern French cuisine address which proposes casual delicate dishes located just next door

More upscale:

- Alliance : an excellent modern French cuisine (1 star in the Michelin guide) in a contemporary décor close to Notre Dame

Haute cuisine :

- Saint James Paris : in the dining room or the gardens of PAris' only chateau-hotel, discover the generously refined creations of the famous Chef Jean-Luc Rocha

- Le Relais Louis XIII, a medieval house of the 17th century rated one Michelin star with Chef Manuel Martinez.

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