It used to be l'Etoile, now it's l'Arc. This smart space is just next to the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysées.
Definitely aimed at a more mature crowd (no club kids here) the emphasis is on style. On weekdays it's a restaurant with 120 seats and an incredible view of the Arc de Triomphe. On weekends no food is served but the space is used as a bar/club with a baroque-meets-60s décor where you can hear some of the latest hits and - hey, why not ? - even dance a little.
Being one of the most fascinating and challenging painting techniques, the technique of pastel was actually very popular and fashionable among the 19th - century artists. French artists, like Edgar Degas, for instance, innovated this technique and employed it with an almost expressionist spirit, making it his primary medium to create some of the finest pieces of art.
Today, the Petit Palais des Champs Elysées Paris gives you an unparalleled chance to see a large body of works made with pastels and which have rarely been shown.
Over 150 pieces out of the museum’s collection which holds around two hundred masterpieces await you. So, don’t miss this outstanding opportunity to discover them.
From Renoir to Gauguin to Degas, many iconic artists are present through their works.
"The art of the pastel of Degas to Redon" started from September 15th, 2017, and will last until April 8th, 2018. So, consider visiting the art museum of the Petit Palais.