Brace yourselves, Maison et Objet 2018 is coming. We already have the list of stands to visit ready, our hotel suites booked, but we still don’t know what to do in Paris on those free hours before and after the event. Well, fear not, we got this. In this article, Best Design Events will give you 10 reasons to love Paris beyond Maison et Objet Paris.
As once said the 3rd American president, Thomas Jefferson, “A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life.” And he couldn’t be more on point. The French city ravishes us without a warning, overwhelming us with a sense of beauty, culture and philosophy like no other. The Eiffel tower is mandatory, but that’s not Paris in a nutshell. It would be wrong for us to assume it. There’s the food, the theatre, the art. Well, there’s Paris.
Whether you’re strolling up and down in the Champs Elysées, waiting in line for tickets at Moulin Rouge or sitting at a Michelin-starred restaurant, you have to savour every moment like there’s no other. The architecture, heavily influenced by Europe’s most important movements, such as the baroque, the gothic and the illuminism, is every architecture geek’s heaven. It is, after all, the hometown of some of the best writers in history, such as Voltaire, Honoré du Balzac, Victor Hugo, Camus, Jules Verne and Dumas. But it is also the resting point of several other important figures in history, such as Oscar Wilde, Edith Piáf, Jim Morrison and Chopin. It might seem a bit morbid, but if you have the chance, you must visit the Pére Lachaise Cemetery and pay homage to some of the world’s greatest geniuses.
“When good Americans die, they go to Paris.” – Oscar Wilde
And then there’s the design. There’s no better place in the world to get inspired by amazing design events than Paris. Besides the Maison et Objet, you have the Paris Deco Off and the world renown Paris Fashion Week, amongst others. Not even to mention the amazing, unmissable museums scattered throughout the city of lights. You have the eternal riddling smile of Mona Lisa at the Louvre, the Centre Pompidou with all its exposed pipes and structures, the majestic galleries of the Grand Palais, amongst others.
Bearing all that in mind, we have decided to create you an amazing infographic where you can find everything you need to know and to visit at the eternal city of lights. Don’t forget to pin it and share on your favourite social media!
Source: CovetED Magazine