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In the thick of Catherine de Medicis’ gardens

During the second part of the 16th century, the Regent of France named Catherine de Medicis at the time, had the Tuileries Palace built on wilderness lands neighbouring the Louvre. Today, from that royal and imperial mansion only gardens remain. In fact, the monument was burnt during the Paris Commune of 1871, a social conflict degenerated into rebellion. The Gardens were converted for the French style in the 17th century by the landscaper André Le Nôtre, introducing promenade, meditation and relaxation. You can discover the work of Rodin, Giacometti or Maillol, also there are fairground carousels, ponds and fountains, along with the Museum of Orangerie.

Helzear flats or suites enable you to accommodate in a hotel near to the Trocadero, then to take fully advantage of timeless gardens’ peaceful.

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A walk along the Trocadéro

During your journey in Paris, don’t forget to discover the Trocadero gardens and the Palais de Chaillot which have been built and developed over the old palace of Trocadero in a way to receive the international exhibition of 1937. The walkers enjoy the all-seasons charm and warmth of the gardens offering thousands of possibilities. A… Read more »

An evening at Broadway

It was in 1957 that the signed Léonard Bernstein West Side Story musical show has been played for the first time in a Broadway’s theatre. The play which takes Romeo and Juillette’s subject over transposed in a popular district of Manhattan remains displayed at almost 1000 shows before to be deported in Europe, success has… Read more »

Ongoing to discover the contemporary art

In 1937 the City of Paris organised the World Exhibition of “Arts et Techniques appliqués à la vie moderne” (“Exhibition of Arts and Techniques applied on modern life”). For this occasion, several detached houses were built both to welcome visitors and promote the French savoir-faire. Even though the majority of these houses were ephemeral others were aimed to be permanents. That’s especially the case of the Tokyo… Read more »