Maison Mère**** - March
A new 4-star hotel in the heart of the 9th arrondissement, close to the Gare de l’Est and Gare du Nord (train stations). Maison Mère portrays itself as a place where state-of-the-art technology and top-class comfort are one and the same. The 51 rooms and 2 suites, some with a magnificent view of Paris or a balcony, are conducive to relaxation with their soft colours and a soothing atmosphere. During the day, business travellers will appreciate the coworking and coffee area, while in the evening, the bar restaurant serving cocktails and plates to share, welcomes guests with a jazz music background.
Le Cheval Blanc***** - April
The covers are finally off the capital's new luxury showcase! Housed in the brand-new Samaritaine, the hotel will offer 26 rooms and 46 suites (45 m² minimum) with balconies or winter gardens affording a panoramic view of the Seine, the Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame cathedral. Decorated with an artful blend of colours, patterns and materials, they will also feature a rich collection of contemporary art, and and be equipped with a bathtub and a shower-hammam. A gastronomic restaurant with Arnaud Donckele at the helm, two restaurants with bold concepts and extended by a 650 m²-terrace, a spa signed Dior and event spaces complete this truly unique establishment in Paris.
Pullman Paris Montparnasse**** - Spring
After three years of renovation work, the Pullman Paris Montparnasse has had a complete makeover! This is the Pullman Group's new flagship hotel. The establishment has 32 floors, three of which are dedicated to events, and comprises 957 guest rooms, two restaurants and a 70-seat indoor and outdoor rooftop restaurant. Resolutely geared to business customers, the hotel offers 5,000 m² of space for events and meetings, mostly with natural light. This space is made up of a 740 m² plenary room, 15 rooms ranging from 30 to 100 m², 5 modular rooms for meetings of 20 to 50 people, and a superb 700 m² green terrace, ideal for receptions.
Châteauform’ Learning Lab
At the foot of the Grande Arche at La Défense, Châteauform' Learning Lab, the new address from Châteauform’, is entirely dedicated to training and the hosting of training programmes. 37 flexible meeting rooms, with natural daylight, are spread over 6 floors and can accommodate your seminars or training events for up to 80 people in a welcoming atmosphere. Themed rooms, unusual spaces … the colourful and playful design and decor, encourage creativity and innovation. Châteauform’ caterer Nomad will regale your team with a well-deserved breakfast or lunch.
The Temporary Grand Palais - February
Following the closure of the Grand Palais for renovation work between December 2020 and March 2023, the Temporary Grand Palais, a 10 000 m² interim venue, will be constructed on the Champ-de-Mars from early 2021. Designed by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte and built by GL Events, it will host prestigious events that would normally take place in the exhibition hall of the Grand Palais such the FIAC or the Saut Hermès, as well as events for the 2024 Olympics. The arch-shaped structure, a veritable feat of engineering, is modular and made of sustainable construction materials. Inside, the single-storey main space can accommodate 5 articulated lorries, while on the 2nd level, a magnificent 500 m² reception balcony offers a view of the Eiffel Tower. When finished, the Temporary Grand Palais will be able to welcome a total of 9,000 people.
Musée Carnavalet - Spring
The Musée Carnavalet, situated in one of the most beautiful former private mansion houses in Paris, was notably the residence of Madame de Sévigné, before becoming the history of Paris museum, dedicated to the preservation of the remains of ‘Old Paris’. After 3 years of renovation work, the museum now boasts mediation and a redesigned 3,900 m² layout for visitors including artworks, documents, and archives. Spaces with workshops for all ages and temporary exhibition areas have been added, as well as new event and catering areas.
Hôtel de la Marine - Spring
This grand building has had many vocations and has been in turn a palace built to adorn the Place de la Concorde, a furniture storage for the Crown and then the offices of the Ministry of the Navy. Now, the Hôtel de la Marine reopens its doors to visitors following several years of closure. After passing through the main courtyard and its galleries, three tours await you to discover the history of this important Parisian heritage site. The short tour takes you back to the 19th century in the state rooms and the loggia, while the historical tour unveils the Intendant's apartments. The last tour includes 6,000 works of art from antiquity to the present day from the Al Thani Collection.
Bourse de Commerce
A key inauguration for 2021, the Pinault Collection takes up residence in the Bourse de Commerce. This landmark circular building, the former Commodities Exchange, has been converted into a contemporary art museum thanks to the talents of Japanese architect Tadao Ando. The new Bourse de Commerce consists of 3,000 m² of modular exhibition space, a 300-seat auditorium to host conferences, symposiums or even concerts, a vast foyer, a ‘black box’, adapted for video installations or performances, and a restaurant. A complete experience not to be missed under any circumstances!
MUN – Galeries Lafayette Champs Elysées
MUN, on the roof-top terrace of 52 Champs-Elysées, which is itself on the roof of Galeries Lafayette Champs-Elysées, is the new trendy spot on the most beautiful avenue in the world! MUN boasts a surface area of 500 m² and a breathtaking view over Paris, produce from the restaurant's vegetable garden, and delicious Asian cuisine on the menu. This amazing place will have a capacity to host 125 people inside and 145 outside.
Tortuga - Galeries Lafayette Haussmann
New eatery on the roof-top terrace of Galeries Lafayette Haussmann! At the helm, Julien Sebbag, already chef at the summer restaurant Créatures proposes vegan and vegetarian dishes, opposite the new restaurant Tortuga. Fish will be a focus of the menu and will be seasonal and wild, in line with the eco-responsible approach of the chef who meticulously selects his products. The restaurant and its rooftop can be privately hired for up to 160 people.
La Halle aux Grains (Bourse de Commerce)
Situated on the 3rd floor of the Bourse de Commerce, the Halle aux Grains affords magnificent views both of the building’s interior and painted decoration adorning the vast rotunda, and of the exterior taking in the church of Saint-Eustache and the Canopée des Halles. As the Bourse de Commerce was once a Corn Exchange, Chefs Michel and Sébastien Bras will be putting an emphasis on seeds, leguminous plants, cereals, and oilseeds in their cooking, for a resolutely modern menu.
Restaurant et café de l’Hôtel de la Marine - Spring
The brand new Hôtel de la Marine takes the wraps off its gastronomic restaurant with a menu signed by Jean-François Piège! On the edge of the main courtyard, the establishment, open from lunch to dinner, will showcase the art of French gastronomy. Next door, the café will offer light snacks from breakfast to pre-dinner drinks. The tearoom, on the second floor, will be managed by DUCASSE culture.
Shopping and leisure
La Samaritaine - February
Renamed ‘La Samaritaine Paris Pont Neuf’ by the LVMH group, (now the owners), this iconic Parisian institution reopens its doors after a period of 15 years and a huge renovation project to celebrate its 150th anniversary! It will consist of a 20,000 m² store with more than 600 brands, a 3,000 m² beauty area, a concept store, a 300 m² private lounge, 15,000 m² of offices, 97 social housing units, a nursery, a spa, and the hotel Le Cheval Blanc. The gastronomic offering is an important part of the venue, with a bar and a restaurant overseen by 3-star chef Mauro Colagreco, also chef at the Mirazur voted No. 1 at The World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2019.
Film Eiffel - March
Finally, Paris will be in the spotlight with the eagerly awaited biographical film Eiffel, to be released in cinemas in March 2021. The film recounts of the story of the construction of the Eiffel Tower by Gustave Eiffel, played by Romain Duris who will play alongside rising star Emma Mackey. The reproduction of the decor and costumes of the time as well as the impressive reconstitution of the construction of the Tower are going to be a breathtaking spectacle.