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The Best Events in Paris in August

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In 2017, as ever, Paris remains one of the world’s greatest tourist magnets. That is due in no small part to the wealth of fascinating and inspiring events in the French capital, and as the below incredible events demonstrate, this August should be no exception for you and your family.

 

La Nuit aux Invalides

The spectacular ‘Night at the Invalides’ has always had to be seen to be believed, and this year’s show continues to dazzle, treating visitors to 50 minutes of some of France’s most legendary voices, including Jean Piat, André Dussollier and Céline Duhamel.

Visit the English website today for the latest practical and ticketing information for this great family-friendly event, which could be the perfect centrepiece of your next restful long weekend at Château Bouffémont.

 

Fountains Night Show, Versailles

The jaw-dropping Château de Versailles, or Palace of Versailles, always demands a visit, not least on account of the opportunity that it affords to enjoy incredible shows in its gardens.

The Fountains Night Show is a particular highlight, with the gardens being transformed into a remarkable visual and musical treat, complete with colourful and dramatic lighting effects. Expect everything from lasers across the Colonnade Grove to fireworks in front of the Grand Canal, in this truly must-see show that can be enjoyed every Saturday throughout the month, from 8:30pm until 11:05pm.

Click through to purchase your tickets for the Fountains Night Show.

 

Classique au Vert, Parc Floral  

These brilliant free open-air classical music concerts are held for the fifth time this year, every weekend from 5th August to 17th September, with this year’s diverse programme encompassing everyone from the Orchestre de Chambre de Toulouse to Geneva Camerata.

It’s a more interactive attraction than you might think, as 14 concerts are also planned for the ‘amateur’ stage, in addition to artist meet-and-greets and singing workshops where everyone can participate and get a taste of the action. Could even your little ones be tempted to have a go?

Have a look at this year’s full programme on the festival’s website.

 

Christian Dior, Couturier du rêve, Musée des Arts Décoratifs

The title of this high-profile exhibition at Musée des Arts Décoratifs translates simply as ‘Christian Dior, dream couturier’, or even ‘Christian Dior, designer of dreams’ – and we think it’s fair to say the show does justice to such a billing.

It’s being held to mark the 70th anniversary of the House of Dior’s debut in 1947, and is the biggest Dior retrospective ever staged, exploring both the man himself and the many other fabled couturiers that succeeded him, including Yves Saint Laurent, John Galliano and Marc Bohan.

 

Open Air Cinema, Parc de La Villette

Head to the 19th district in the north east of the city for the Open Air Cinema Festival, or Cinéma en plein air, which showcases a programme of both French and international films, including both recent releases and cult classics.

The setting of the green lawns of the Parc de la Villette is the perfect one in which to enjoy even the most obscure flicks and short films, together with various special events and activities. Perhaps the best thing of all, though, is that entry to the screenings is completely free – quite convenient if there are four or five of you in your party.

With such a wealth of great events in Paris in August to enjoy, you’ve got more reason than ever to book a stay at Château Bouffémont to ensure that you and your family enjoy your time in the City of Lights for all of the right reasons. Ours is the perfect private venue that exudes enchantment and exclusivity.

Château Bouffémont Unforgettables by LVbespoke

Either a family reunion, a celebration gathering with friends, or simply a vacation with the closed ones, every guest has an activity to enjoy during their stay at Château Bouffémont.

On this post, Château Bouffémont team is pleased to announce their latest collaboration with the luxury lifestyle curator, Lorena Vergani and her private concierge company LVbespoke.

Château Bouffémont Unforgettables by LVbespoke is a series of activities that are exclusively elaborated with the purpose of enriching the stay of our guests through once in a lifetime experiences.

Be it at the heart of Paris, situated only 30 km away from your private Château, or in the outskirts of this City of Light, Lorena Vergani will guide you into a world only known by the very few through these special activities  all inspired by Travelling, Fashion, Art and Lifestyle.

Lorena Vergani, LVbespoke

Meet Lorena Vergani

Born and Raised in Spain with Argentinian and German blood, A Parisienne by Heart and fluent in six languages (Spanish, English, French, German, Italian and Arabic) Lorena Vergani personifies the multicultural spirit of LV b e s p o k e. Deeply passionate for the world of hospitality, fine arts and fashion along with an international career in the high-end luxury industry have driven her to create LV  b e s p o k e. The company is specialised in custom designed refined experiences and trips in the main European Cities particularly in Paris and Spain. Lorena’s attention to detail and expertise makes your adventure special and remarkable no matter what your needs are.

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Let’s have a look one of these activities custom designed only for our guests :

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Château Bouffémont Unforgettables by LVbespoke vol.1 

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A half-day trip to Domaine de Chantilly

Domaine de Chantilly

Within a 30-minute drive from Château Bouffemont, the Domaine de Chantilly was a residence for the great Prince families of France for centuries. For its realisation, The Duc de Condé in the 17th Century called upon architects and gardeners of the time, Mansart and Le Nôtre. Highly impressed by its splendour and grandeur, same artists were commissioned by Louis XIV for the construction of Versailles. This grand estate consists of: 115 acres of parks, quaint gardens and the splendid Grand Stables offering the most spectacular background for Chantilly’s racetrack. Chantilly hosts the famous Prix de Diane Longines.

1.30 PM/ Lorena will meet you at the Château, and you will reach the Domaine de Chantilly within 30 minutes.

2.30 PM/ You will first enjoy the equestrian show “Horse, Dream & Poetry”. The show is a best of The Great Stables of Chantilly and represents a journey through the ages where you will discover the techniques and the training secrets of it’s great riders (Show only available on Saturday and Sundays).

3.30 PM/ Then your dedicated guide will meet you and show around the Domaine de Chantilly, with a special visit to the Private Suites of the Duke and Duchess of Aumale.

5 PM/ At this moment, you either can return back to the Château for the afternoon tea-time to enjoy the fresh pastries waiting for you, or stay one more hour for a guided visit of the Great Stables and the Grounds. With an overall surface area of 115 hectares, the grounds feature 3 different gardens: a French-style garden designed by Le Nôtre, an Anglo-Chinese garden and an English garden.

5.30 or 6.30 PM/ Arrival at home – in both cases the pastries prepared by your Private Chef will be still waiting for you.

Stay tuned! More to be announced in the next days.

In the mean time, you can enquire for a stay by clicking here.

Yours Sincerely,

Château Bouffémont Team

EASTER ACTIVITIES

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EASTER ENTERTAINMENT

Offer your children a memorable Egg hunt.

The Easter Bunny, the Easter Fairy and our Magician will guide the kids to find the hidden eggs in the Château gardens.

Have an amusing moment in the company of these friendly characters.

 

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ART & CRAFT

Easter eggs decorating : Give your own touch to the Easter eggs and reveal the painter inside you. Then it’s time for an egg battle.

Make your own egg basket : Assisted by an artisan, learn how to make a traditional hand-woven basket. An interactive class which will delight the children and the parents.

 

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CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP WITH OUR CHEF 

A 2-hour workshop during which the whole family will learn the best technics to cook the big classics of chocolate from the traditional French mousse to the chocolate cake, including the famous macarons.

A HORSE RIDER’S PARADISE

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Explore the French countryside on horseback and hone your riding skills with Château Bouffémont’s exclusive horse-riding week-end.

Set within acres of beautiful grounds and rolling lawns, the Château provides the perfect backdrop for an elegant, sporty escape for you, your friends and family.

Horse-riding

 

Start the day with a delicious breakfast buffet in the sumptuous Salon du Baron. After breakfast, it is time to enhance your riding skills with a horse-ride accompanied by a professional instructor.

The instructor will help you to focus on different horse-riding techniques depending on your riding level.

 

In the early evening, you can settle in the lavish bar at the Château and choose an imaginative cocktail infusion before dinner. Dining at the Château is a pleasurable affair and the presentation of the dishes reaffirms that the emphasis here is on luxury. After dinner, you can take a glass through to the opulent lounge and relax back into an armchair to complete a perfect day.