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41 avenue Marceau, 75016 Paris Hotel Elysees Regencia Paris
4 star design hotel located avenue Marceau between the Champs Elysees and the Eiffel Tower.

23 rue Brey, 75017 Paris Hotel Tilsitt Champs Elysees
3 star hotel in Paris near the Champs Elysees and Arc de Triomphe.

15 rue Bassano, 75116 Paris Hotel Bassano Elysees Paris
4 star hotel in Paris near the avenue Marceau between the Champs Elysees and the Eiffel Tower.

S.T. Dupont

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If someone today told you that they were to build a luxury business out of cigarette lighters, you'd probably thing they were mad. Yet the company founded by Simon Tissot Dupont in 1872 has done just that, and quite a lot more.

In fact cigarette lighters were not the first thing they manufactured. The initial business of making carriages came to a quick end after a fire, but things went much better after S.T. bough a workshop that made luxury briefcases and following his death, his sons decided to continue in this vein, specialising in very high quality (and thus expensive) personal items. Wartime led them into the lighter business, and the first petrol lighter was patented by them in 1941.

Branching out into watches, perfume, pens and men's fashion contributed further to their success, and as part of a leap into the 21st Century, several branded USB drives are now available (although at 100 euros for 1GB, it may not be the cheapest option).

Despite a real know-how passed down from generation to generation, recent years have not been kind to the company, and a fire in their main manufacturing plant in 2008 was an extra blow. Perhaps frequenting their avenue Montaigne outlet could be your contribution to keeping the company afloat?

photo: JasonW

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Champs-Élysées news

from the 2017-02-24 until the 2017-08-20

Karel Appel. Art as Celebration!

At the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

The renowned Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris is home, from February 24 until August 20, 2017, to the exhibition “Karel Appel. Art as Celebration!”.

“Karel Appel. Art as Celebration!” is an exhibition that sheds light on twenty-one works of art by the Dutch painter and sculptor Karel Appel (1921 – 2006).

The works on display, which are actually a donation from the Karel Appel Foundation, include some of the best paintings and sculptures that significantly marked the career of Appel from his CoBrA years until his death in 2006.

On the occasion of this exhibition, attendees will get the chance to view the artist’s famous Carnet d'art psychopathologique as well as many other veritable masterpieces including ceramic sculptures from the 1950s and big installations from the 1970s and 1990s.

The Hotels Paris Champs-Elysées are located at a short walking distance from the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

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The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

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