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Autumn in Paris, chocolate and heritage, plus modern and contemporary art

Autumn in Paris, chocolate and heritage, plus modern and contemporary art

Stay tuned this fall in Paris, where major events will excite your spirit of discovery. The themes are as diverse as they are exciting; chocolate, contemporary and modern art, and heritage. Culture for the senses and the spirit. A really diverse program for your stay in the Hotel Royal Cardinal.


A world-class event with a unique flavour

The Salon du Chocolat, held from October 28th to November 2nd, 2017, is the largest event in the world devoted to cocoa and chocolate. The statistics for this remarkable trade show are impressive: 500 participants from around the world, an exhibition area of 20,000 m², and 120,000 visitors expected. Here you can see and even meet the biggest names in the world of chocolate and patisserie during 5 days of glorious indulgence. You’ll be enthralled by this show as, in addition to exhibitor stands, cooking demonstrations and shows, it also offers exhibitions of chocolate art works and a fashion show featuring models wearing dresses made from… you guessed it… chocolate! Patisserie workshops and a junior space will keep you and the kids busy and having fun throughout. Don’t miss this gourmet event, it’s a treat for the senses!


The international showcase for contemporary art

Both a showcase and a market place, FIAC (Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain) has taken place in the impressive surroundings of the Grand Palais since 1977. The dates for the 2017 edition are October 19th to 22nd. Approximately 190 exhibitors and 3,000 artists from such artistic hotspots as London, New York and Berlin are represented. The Grand Palais, located between the Place de la Concorde and the Champs-Elysées, is an architectural masterpiece begun in 1897 and completed for the Universal Exhibition of 1900, and FIAC offers an outstanding opportunity to discover it. Art is also installed at the Petit Palais, thanks to the On Site programme. Finally, French and international artists have their works on display in various locations ranging from the Avenue Winston Churchill to the Jardin des Tuileries and Place Vendôme. 


Discover the capital via Heritage Days

The 34th edition of European Heritage Days takes place on September 16th and 17th, 2017. Come to Paris on that weekend to discover all the rich heritage of the city. Most monuments and other places of cultural and historical interest are open and offer free admission, including many that are generally off limits to the public. Walks, guided tours, workshops and a generally rich programme of events and activities are organised for adults and children alike. This year, the theme of Heritage Days is Youth and Heritage. It’s a fascinating, fun and family-friendly festival in which the spirit of discovery, history and culture predominate. Raising young people's interest in their heritage, arousing their curiosity by way of interactive workshops and allowing them to discover or rediscover Paris from a new perspective is a worthwhile challenge!