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LA BONNE FRANQUETTE where Vincent Van Gogh painted his famous painting “La Guinguette”
La Bonne Franquette was at the end of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century an artists’ rendezvous: Pissarro, Sisley, Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, Monet, Zola … sat thirsty under the arbors of the garden after the ascent of the Butte … Their artist’s neighbors were also Suzanne Valadon and Utrillo, installed in 1896 at the corner of the Rue des Saules and rue Cortot, close to Aristide Bruant. And the famous merchant for painters, Father Tanguy, walked up from Rue Clauzel to meet the artists. Vincent Van Gogh, who lived at 54 rue Lepic with his brother Théo, painted in 1886 his famous painting “La Guinguette”, in the dark tones of the style of his first work close to the ones of the Netherlands and Brussels. This painting belongs to the group of works made between 1886 and 1887 of the “paintings of Montmartre”, which he preferred the pastoral atmosphere to that of the urban scenes of Paris.
PARIS CENTER – CHATELET
LE ZIMMER Since 1896, a typical Paris cafe full of history
The Zimmer is closely linked with the Châtelet Théâter, and has been since 1896, when only one door separated the entrance hall of the Châtelet from the ground floor offers a glimpse of Parisian brasserie life back then. The Zimmer’s customers came from a population of artists and writers : Sarah Bernhardt, Jules Vernes, Richard Strauss, Gustav Mahler, Arturo Toscanini, Claude Debussy, Emile Zola, Edmond Rostand, Marcel Proust, Serge de Diaghilev, Guillaume Apollinaire, Edmond Rostand, Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Igor Stravinski, Vaslav Nijinski, Pablo Picasso all frequented this trendy spot.
Galerie Lafayette with VIP corners dedicated to Southeast Asian/Thai Airways readers/clients at Galerie LAFAYETTE
KASPIA Caviar & Champagne Bar
Macaron making workshop
The highlight of their VIP apartment for exclusive guests from Asia with dedicated counter and concierge (Thais, Singaporeans, etc.)
Rooftop with amazing views over Paris with DJ and open-air bars open until 1 am (to be unveiled on June 2019)
Travel to Morocco or Tunisia in the heart of Paris in Bastille LE SOUK is an immersion into Moroccan or Tunisian style decor with excellent specialties from North Africa. After dinner belly dance show where diners are encouraged to join the fun. A great way to travel while being in the heart of Paris’ nightlife district. The chef is a personality in itself as he would gladly share his culinary secrets if you know what to tell him (a password or sentence for readers?) by live streaming on FB once you are back home. The spice market at the front entrance, entice you to enter the SOUK like in a Moroccan souk market.
CABARET SPECTACLE / TYPICAL FRENCH CANCAN SHOW and dinner
Cabaret PARADIS LATIN with a new show for 2019. Very impressive show mixing traditions with the latest high-tech stage and lighting. Similar quality than an American Broadway show but with lots of French humor and more accessible to the public as the French MC’s are engaging the audience while they dine and drink wine or champagne. Special acrobatic shows above or next to diners and patrons!
Family-friendly for all ages and nationalities. A very personal dedicated service with attention to detail.
*Special VIP treatment can be arranged for readers of the digital magazine upon request
AN ALTERNATIVE TO CHATEAU DE VERSAILLES
EXCLUSIVE and UNKNOWN by TOURISTS, Propriete Caillebotte
A quick unusual escape to Propriete Caillebotte (Private Art house & French past-era lifestyle).
With temporary exhibitions and impressionist artist Caillebotte (from Renoir and Monet era), located 5 min. walk from YERRES RER station (line D – 30 min. from Paris center), a quiet escape from the busy Parisian capital. The garden has impressive flower collection (over 2,000 species), exotic birds and Japanese pavilions. The residence features a retrospective of Caillebot’s work and lifestyle with original French empire furniture. A great alternative to the too crowded and over-visited Chateau de Versailles.
Paris CITROEN 2CV oldies car tour (1 hour) with a picnic at the end
The familial atmosphere and friendly Grand Hotel Dore and Grand Hotel de Paris located near iconic Marais and Nation monument