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    Top Things to do in Paris in August 2018

    As the city of light and fashion sashays into summer, the longer days and warmer nights bring a wide array of events across this vibrant and multi-cultural city. So, if you want to celebrate the history with an exhibition or live for the moment at one of the many festivals happening around the area, we are sure you will find plenty to do this August in Paris.

    Things to do in Paris in August:

    • Margiela, Les Années Hermès
    • Paris Summer Jam 2018
    • Eiffel Tower Light Show


    Margiela, Les Années Hermès

    For the first time, Musée des Arts Décoratifs presents the collections created by the visionary that is Martin Margiela, in his time as the womenswear creative director of Hermés, one of Paris’s most iconic and respected fashion houses. After being mentored by the unmistakable Jean-Paul Gaultier Margiela launched his revolutionary label, Maison Martin Margiela in 1988.

    This collaboration, between 1997-2003 still has the fashion world shaking and will always remain to be one of the most unexpected and unforgettable unions in the history of luxury design. This exhibition, which has been prepared in direct collaboration between Margiela and the museum promises to show the creations in a transparent and authentic way- the way in which Margiela, the visionary intended these garments to be observed.

    Martin Margiela is known for his simplistic, understated designs, which refrain from including large branding and challenge what luxury design is by employing such methods as deconstruction, recycling and raw edges. With over two decades in the spotlight, the Belgian designer remains as influential today as ever. This exhibition symbolises a celebration of his life, his dedication to his art and his continued importance both as a reference and as a creator.

     This exhibition makes the perfect visit for everyone, no matter your level of awareness of Margiela and Hermés and is sure to inspire younger visitors and more mature visitors alike.

    The exhibition takes place during the entire month of August in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Thanks to the central location of Fraser Suites, La Claridge Champs-Élysées, guests can reach the museum in minutes by car. If you would like to enjoy the summer sun and take in some of the beautiful sights such as Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Jardins des Champs-Élysées and Jardin des Tuileries, the stroll from your luxury serviced accommodation to the museum passes directly through the middle of all of these.

    Paris Summer Jam 2018

    On 24th August 2018, Paris will be transformed into an urban hub, bringing some of the worlds most respected R&B acts together for one night, in the iconic U Arena, one of Paris’ largest arenas.

    The festival, Paris Summer Jam has yet to announce a full line-up. However, with names like Kendrick Lamar, N.E.R.D. and IAM already on board, this surely will be a favourite in Paris’ growing festival scene and a truly unmissable concert for fans of this music genre.

    This festival promises to be a full evening event, so make sure that you make the most of the kitchenette available at Fraser Suite Le Claridge and prepare a picnic or even a late night snack when you return after your unforgettable night.

    Eiffel Tower Light Show

    As the evenings before sunset become longer, it makes the perfect time to take in your surroundings. The most iconic sight in Paris is the inimitable Eiffel Tower, which can be seen from a selection of the rooms and balconies at Fraser Suites, La Claridge.

    If you want to have an evening stroll and take in the Eiffel tower from a different angle, why not visit the nearby Arc de Triomphe, another historical Parisienne sight which cannot be missed. When visiting this landmark, you have the option to take in the panoramic views of the surrounding parts of Paris by climbing on top, offering unadulterated views of the Eiffel Tower.

    To make your visit that little bit more special, why not coordinate your timings to enjoy the mesmerising hourly Eiffel Tower Light Show- especially as the Arc is only minutes from your accommodation!


    We hope you have enjoyed our top picks of things to do here in Paris in August. With it being such a popular time to visit, make sure you book now to avoid disappointment and secure the best rate available!

    We look forward to welcoming you, and we are confident your visit to Fraser Suites, La Claridge Champs-Élysées will be comfortable, memorable and enjoyable.