The New Paris

Posted by Deborah Fisher on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 at 12:27pm.

Paris is always a good idea right? Well now that notion coined by Audrey Hepburn is definitely something to take into consideration, given the ever-changing film, gastronomy, and art catching visitors eyes to Paris!  Though Paris is filled with history dating back to the 3rd century, 18 centuries later and it is still bustling and growing every day.  Paris today is offering so much more than what it used to be to locals and travelers alike.  Though this will only be scratching the surface, we will take a peek into what Paris has to offer in 2016! 


Photo Credit: France Today 

Needless to say Paris is jam packed with music and theatrical entertainment.  The Philharmonie de Paris, a cultural revelation, offering great insight into the musical world, boasts top of the line performances featuring pieces from some of the greatest composers known.  It also occasionally hosts the ability to tour the rich architecture of the museum and to discover the world of music all with the help of expert tour guides specializing in the knowledge of Music History.  The Philharmonie de Paris even allows students the opportunity to partake in workshops giving them the chance to be hands on with some of the musical instruments.  The museums workshops give any student or visitor the ability to experience any genre of music ranging from Baroque, to world, to even cinema.  You can even take a peek here to see the current schedule for some of the amazing .  Even the Musée Rodin, which was founded in 1919, and solely dedicated to the work of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin, has been newly renovated expanding over 18 rooms, and featuring some of the artwork of Rodin's contemporaries.

Now to look at something a little bit more central to Paris- The Canopy of Les Halles.  Located in the 1st Arrondissement, boasting nearly 2.5 acres, this huge glass canopy supported by nearly 17,000 steel beams contains a substantially sized shopping mall, restaurants, a recording studio, a hip hop center, media library, an auditorium, and more cultural amenities to commemorate the city!  It is considered the heart of Paris, and is built to the metro station to connect anyone to any part of Paris, perfect for any tourist or local! Construction originally began in 2011 to update and revitalize the Canopy in Paris, and is now truly the epitome of the city.  It allows a new look to revitalize the city and give a modern appeal while still preserving a bit of Parisian culture within its huge canopy. Though the Canopy of Les Halles is packed full with things to do, take a look to see what else we love in the 1st Arrondissement that any visitor or local can do! 


Photo Credit: City Lab 

Needless to say, The Canopy of Les Halles is not the only architectural gem to be underway, but also The Halles Freyssinet.  This intriguing architectural beauty use to be the remains of a 34,000 square foot railway station.  It has now been redesigned to host numerous events, companies, fashion shows, businesses, and everything else you can think of.  It will even boast a 500 seat auditorium. I mean with 34,000 square feet, the sky is the limit! 

Even with everything underway and growing in Paris, it is truly a wonder to visit.  Of course, with a population of around 12 million, the city is still growing in larger developments, even to be finished by the end of this year! Beer breweries, perfume factories allowing many to tour inside the designs many designers use to create fragrances, and even sailing are just a few things to list that will soon be in development this year in Paris.  This is definitely a hotspot destination for anything new and upcoming for any traveler looking to vacation!  

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