The FIAC your own way!

Written by chris, the 12 October in category The Concierges' Gazette, Going out, 0 comment



To all the contemporary art lovers staying at the Relais Christine, here is a new partner that will make your FIAC 2016 an even more unforgettable edition than the last ones!

With Curagenda, live an extraordinary experience with exclusive visits of the 3 major art fairs that will take place at the same time in Paris from October 20th to 23rd (FIAC at the Grand Palais, Paris Internationale and Asia Now Paris) but also expert-guided tours of famous Parisian art galleries in Le Marais and Belleville, VIP previews and events, behind the scenes and meetings with artists and gallerists… This year, the program is rich with citywide events at the Petit Palais, Musée de l’Orangerie, Palais de la Découverte, Musée du Louvre. Many exciting festivities that you will have the possibility to visit with a privileged status!

Contact our Concierges Clefs d’Or to build your tailored experience with Curagenda.
[email protected]

From 1 000 Euro per person. Upon availability. 48-hour advance booking necessary.


Going out in Paris in October

Written by chris, the 30 September in category The Concierges' Gazette, Going out, 0 comment



At the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, a retrospective is dedicated to one of the great pioneers of French industrial design: Roger Tallon – Le design en mouvement. Through his 60-year career, he had a truly new approach to design, rooted in the world of industry but also inspired by the contemporary creation. Among his big successes, the Corail train, the TGV Duplex, the graphics of the Art Press magazine and the the Téléavia P111 portable television. Until January 8th.

The Centre Pompidou highlights one of the masters of modern art with Magritte – La trahison des images. The exhibition offers an unseen interpretation of his creation, with about 100 pieces, famous or not, which show how the painter was interested by philosophy (his painting Ceci n’est pas une pipe is the best example). Until January 23rd.


At the beautiful – and listed! – Salle Gaveau, famous for its incredible acoustics, the musical Oliver Twist revisits Charles Dickens’ masterpiece beautifully. On stage, 15 comedians and 7 musicians will demonstrate their talent by transporting you straight into London’s 19th century where the little boy faces the ordeal and the darkness of life. In French, until February 2017.


After loosing its “Le”, Divellec has just reopened in a new decor with a new menu. After Histoire (1*) and Hexagone (2*), Mathieu Pacaud, Bernard’son (L’Ambroisie), takes over the marine cuisine of this Parisian institution with: poached oyster and watercress and caviar grains zabaione; gilt-head bream and sweets of green apple as well as, for meat lovers, supreme of Bresse poultry with crayfish. For dessert, the pineapple and coconut cake will delight you. Menus at 90 and 50 Euro, or 100 to 200 Euro à la carte. Closed on Sundays. 107 Rue de l’Université, 7th.

Discover Alliance, a new gastronomic bistro in the Latin quarter with the Frenchest Japanese Chef, Toshitaka Omiya. On the menu, his signature dish: potato preserved in duck grease, crumble of onion and shallot, mushrooms, but also duck foie gras, vegetables from Monsieur Rigault, duck consommé; fish from the coast of Noirmoutier, cucumber and mint. As a dessert, enjoy a tart of gariguette strawberries with a timut pepper ice-cream. Super products and excellent service, for 70 to 80 Euro à la carte (lunch menus at 29 and 34 Euro). Closed on week-ends. 5 Rue de Poissy, 5th.


A gourmet market on September 25th!

Written by chris, the 20 September in category The Concierges' Gazette, Going out, 0 comment


To celebrate the Fête de la Gastronomie, a special market will take place on September 25th in the 9th district, on Place Lino Ventura with 10 Relais & Châteaux Chefs and their market gardeners. The occasion to raise awareness of a healthy food, good for us and the environment alike!

The message will be clear: flavors and the environment must be protected! Discovery of unknown vegetables, cutting workshop, tastings, cooking classes… With Frédéric Anton, Hélène Darroze among others, Slow Food producers will also highlight the know-how and the endangered local dietary traditions.

Save the date and don’t forget your basket this coming Sunday to celebrate the wealth of our terroir!


Allons au Marché
Sunday, September 25th, from 8.30 am to 2 pm
Place Lino Ventura, Paris 9th.


Michalak finally on the Left Bank!

Written by chris, the 09 September in category The Concierges' Gazette, Going out, 0 comment

Michalak boutique Saint Germain des Prés


This is the kind of news that brings comfort and sweetness after a hard and speedy return to work. Christophe Michalak, the famous Pastry Chef, has just opened a new shop in the heart of Saint Germain des Prés, a few steps away from the Relais Christine.

First thing to know: you will have a hard job! How to resist, and how to choose among these cakes, all as delicious as beautiful!

You will first succumb to the Kosmiks, these delicious creations to enjoy with a spoon (Kosmik as a strawberry cake, Kosmik peanut and lemon, Kosmik vanilla and manguo…) but then the Klassiks will use their charms to make you fall for them (millefeuille vanilla tonka and caramel, yuzu and green lemon tart with meringue, pavlova raspberry and litchi…)! Not forgetting the Miss K (cream puff – for example the one with caramel and salted butter) and the cakes in XXL size.

By now you are probably drooling over this list of delicacies so we won’t take more of your time. Run! Or are you on the way already?
Michalak Paris Saint Germain des Prés
8, rue du Vieux Colombier
75006 Paris
Open from Wednesday to Sunday from 11 am to 7.30 pm


Going out in September

Written by chris, the 01 September in category The Concierges' Gazette, Going out, 0 comment


The exhibition Anatomie d’une collection at the Musée de la Mode du Palais Galliera tries to answer the question “Who wears what ?”. A hundred of pieces from the Galliera foundation are highlighted and their stories uncovered through the characters who wore them: the dress of the heir to the throne, a WW1 nurse’s uniform, or even Maris-Antoinette’s corset. Until October 23rd.


To the photography lovers: the Maison Européenne de la Photographie devotes an exhibition to the famous American photographer Herb Ritts, known for his black and white portraits inspired by Greek sculptures. Everything seems to be perfect in his pictures, the sky, the bodies, the faces… An artist who deeply moved commercial photography by adding an artistic dimension to it. Until October 30th.


From September 17th, Puccini’s music will resonate at the Bastille Opera with Tosca. This drama, symbol of the lyric art, tells a very realistic story mixing love and politics. The staging by Pierre Audi is as splendid as the music, and the singers, directed by Dan Ettinger, are very impressive.


Great marine address still on top in Saint Germain des Prés: Gaya Rive Gauche by Pierre Gagnaire, with one Michelin star. A counter on the ground floor and another room on the first floor for exceptional dishes: red tuna tartare; oysters with salsify; bass with a Thaï consommé with watercress; cuttlefish with a spinach brandade… To finish on a high note, desserts just lightly sweet: crisp dessert with Dulcey chocolate and pistachio from Sicilia and the famous “simone” to be discovered. Count 70 to 130 Euro. Lunch formulas. Closed on Sundays and Mondays. 44 rue du Bac, 7th.


Josef Sudek at the Jeu de Paume

Written by chris, the 25 July in category The Concierges' Gazette, Going out, 0 comment


Until September 25th, Josef Sudek’s work is presented at the Jeu de Paume, close to the Relais Christine.

In 1915, this Czech photographer was sent to the Italian front, where his right arm was injured by a grenade, and amputated. Forced to renounce many jobs, he decided to become a photographer: during many years, he painted his beloved Prague and its surroundings, but also in and from his workshop. In Josef Sudek’s photographs, shadows and lights become one to offer a surprising result. But he is also a real poet, whose pictures are romantic, dark and melancholic at the same time. A large collection of pictures taken from the window of his workshop, still lifes and incredible landscapes, is presented too.

An exclusive exhibition to discover during your stay at the Relais Christine !

Josef Sudek – Le monde à ma fenêtre
Jeu de Paume
1 place de la Concorde
75008 Paris
Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm (night session on Tuesday until 9 pm)
Until September 25th



Going out this summer

Written by chris, the 01 July in category The Concierges' Gazette, What's up, 0 comment



The exhibition Homme Blanc, Homme Noir at the Musée du Quai Branly highlights the representations of the Westerners in the African arts of the 20th century. “Europe has neither exclusivity nor a monopoly of the view of the Other”: a phenomenon dating from the 15th century, when the Africans already observed the conquering Europeans, with their pale complexion, in all their forms. Until October 9th.

The Jardin des Plantes opens its doors for a bucolic walk at the occasion of the exhibition Aventures botaniques en Orient, which presents rare vegetables from North Africa and Orient. During more than 3 centuries, the botanists of the Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle went searching for this very particular flora in order to make real herbariums, still consulted today. Until September 25th.


As each summer, enjoy a nice walk in the gardens of the Château de Versailles, and especially around their groves usually closed to the public, at the pace of baroque music. This year, the Danish artist Olafur Eliasson has been chosen to decorate the fountains and the salons of the castle with his subtle and spectacular pieces, like the impressive waterfall set in the Grand Canal. Until October 30th.



Alongside the Alexandre III Bridge, the new barge-restaurant Le Flow and its Chef Geoffrey Rembert welcome you every day, inside or on a nice terrace of 80 sqm. On the menu: iced ratatouille quenelle with burrata; haddock carpaccio with pink grapefruit; green asparagus and chorizo imagined as a coco-milk risotto. For dessert, do not miss the chocolate flow (meringue with mousse, sorbet and cream). Menu at 32 Euro for lunch, count 70 to 90 Euro à la carte. 4 port des Invalides, 7th.

The George V welcome its 4th restaurant, L’Orangerie. Set under the glass roof in the marble courtyard, the refined cuisine is signed by the Chef David Bizet: smoked egg, Imperial caviar and watercress; sole and shellfish; green apple and verbena. Great wine list, as expected in a palace! Count 120 to 150 Euro. Open every day. 31 avenue George V, 8th.


To do in Paris in June

Written by chris, the 01 June in category The Concierges' Gazette, Going out, 0 comment

Until July 24th, the exhibition “Napoléon à Sainte-Hélène – La conquête de la mémoire” presents an exceptional collection of furniture and other personal objects owned by the Emperor when he was in exile. The Musée de l’Armée highlights the contrast between the reminders of his imperial victories and the decrepitude of Longwood House, his last residence where his legend was written.

The street artist JR is back in Paris with an original photographic collage: he has covered the Pyramid of the Louvre with an anamorphic trompe-l’oeil that lets the visitors find the best place from the Cour Napoleon to see the pyramid disappear. JR and the Musée du Louvre also invite us to follow their news on the social networks to be informed of other surprises they have planned. Until June, 27th

The English composer Damon Albarn is back on the stage of the Théâtre du Châtelet with his new rock musical Wonder.land. Inspired by Alice’s adventures in Wonderland, the story tells how the young Aly escapes into the virtual world of Wonder.land where she will create an avatar and meet familiar characters: once she becomes Alice, the teenager blossoms in this 2.0 world. From June 7th to June 16th.

New decoration and new Chef at La Tour d’Argent with Philippe Labbé who offers a wonderful modernized menu. You will savor: an iced soup of garden peas, mint, buttermilk granite; a skate wing, lemon from Menton, capers, almonds, glasswort, hazelnut powder and of course the famous duck cut in the dining room, and served as a supreme roasted in honey and spices, cherry vinegar, muesli; for dessert, the poached pear “Vie Parisienne” is prepared with vanilla and caramel ice cream in a milkshake-style. A gastronomic experience of the highest level combined with the unique expertise of the sommelier David Ridway. Count 100 to 350 Euro. Closed on Sundays and Mondays. 15, quai de la Tournelle, 5th.

Giovanni Passerini, former Chef at Rino, comes back with his own restaurant that bears his name: Passerini, where he offers a revisited French-Italian cuisine: calf’s tongue in a vitello tonato style, celery, smocked mackerel; bean ravioli and pecorino in a gricia style; tagliolini with red prawns from Sicilia, dried sweet peppers from Campania, sumac. A menu that transports you directly to Italy! Nice wine selection, from 30 Euro. Count 60 to 80 Euro for dinner. Closed on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays for lunch. 65, rue Traversière, 12th.


Jazzy Saint-Germin-des-Prés!

Written by chris, the 25 May in category Going out, 0 comment


The 16th edition of the Jazz Festival is in a full swing!

This year again, all the jazz-lovers can enjoy the sounds of the soul music in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. On the program: tops of the bill and new talents in unique, exceptional and historical settings !

For this new edition opened by the pianist Laurent de Wilde at the restaurant Les Editeurs, you will have the opportunity to discover the talent of the students in “Jazz et musiques improvisées” at the Paris 8 University or the pianist-singer-composer Pierre Sibille who will present his new album « Catch me, I’m falling “. To end this edition on a high note, on May 31rst, the Saint-Germain-des-Prés church will welcome an original trio composed by the accordionist Vincent Peirani, the saxophonist Emile Parisien and the living legend Michel Portal at the saxophone, the clarinet and the bandoneon.

The Relais Christine, in the heart of its jazzy atmosphere, will be delighted to welcome all the jazz-lovers looking for a quiet and peaceful break.


Special offers – Summer Treats

Written by chris, the 10 May in category What's up, 0 comment



Visit the Relais Christine this summer and enjoy the Parisian romantic way of life!

This special offer includes:
– full breakfast daily
– one cruise on the Seine river (per person per stay)

Upon availability from July 11th to August 31st 2016, for stays of 2 nights or more.

From 340€ per night for a Standard room, or 525€ per night for a Junior Suite Duplex.

Rates may vary depending on the date