Now that we are gradually returning to normal life, the desire for culture and going out is becoming increasingly difficult to resist. To celebrate both the spring sunshine and the easing of restrictions, the team at your Hotel Eiffel Blomet have toured the open-air exhibitions currently offered in Paris. We’ve found that there’s something for every taste!
Headlining animals and plants
Let's start with a powerfully moving encounter amidst the greenery of the Jardin des Plantes. The sculptor Michel Bassompierre is currently exhibiting five monumental pieces representing endangered species of bears and gorillas. Then we head to La Défense to admire the gigantic works, partly inspired by plants, which adorn the esplanade. The interplay of perspectives, reflections, shadows and materials bring playfulness and an invitation to contemplation to the business district. Finally, for some surreal fun, don’t miss the giant sculptures of Le Chat, the overweight suit-wearing feline portrayed in the cult comic strips of Philippe Geluck, which have colonised the Champs-Elysées.
Arts, science and the future
The Jardin des Plantes also invites you to explore the frontier between art and science by exploring the works of the artist collective behind the fictitious magazine Le Parisianer. The exhibition Le Parisianer - Chronique du Muséum offers startlingly imaginative images of the major events that have marked the evolution of science and examines the ways that science is represented. Finally, let's finish with 100% EXPO at La Villette. This open-air exhibition has given carte blanche to students from several French art and design schools. Meet the artists of tomorrow and discover their myriad worlds!
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