SOURCE: Marriott International
PARIS--(Marketwire - Jan 4, 2013) - Exploring the fascinating museums and galleries dotting the heart of Paris starts with the famed Louvre, where exciting exhibits and collections can be found that quickly captivate and intrigue the minds and curiosity of all ages.
Current featured exhibitions, ideal for exploring Paris as part of a weekend getaway or family adventure, include "Late Raphael," a spectacular display of works produced by Raphael in Rome during the final years of his life, and the remarkable work of Eugene Delacroix featuring magnificent floral paintings accompanied by the intriguing works of contemporary artists Jean-Michel Othoniel and Johan Creten. These exemplary displays combined with accommodations at an upscale hotel in Paris can quickly create an exciting travel experience amidst some of Paris' finest attractions.
Highlighting the Italian Renaissance, the "Late Raphael" exhibition includes sensitive portraits that have never been shown in France and includes more than 100 paintings, drawings and tapestries. While the exhibit is on display only until Jan. 14, 2013, Paris hotel packages and Last Minute Weekend rates at the nearby Paris Marriott Hotel Champs-Elysees are ideal for capturing this unique opportunity. Located just steps away from the museum; the hotel is a destination in itself, boasting grand 20th century architectural designs and five-star luxuries.
Coming together for the first time at the Louvre is a collection of floral paintings and watercolors of Eugene Delacroix on loan from a host of museums in France and abroad to complete the spectacular exhibit. Bringing these beautiful creations together in the midst of winter along with the inspirational work of Othoniel, whose artistic talents created the Kiosque des noctambules at the entrance to the Palais-Royal Metro station and Creten, a noted sculptor recently designing for the Sevres Manufactory, is sure to be an uplifting departure from everyday life. On exhibit through March 18, 2013 at the Louvre, ticket holders may also access the Musee Delacroix on the same day. This nearby, yet secluded studio and apartment in the center of Quartier Saint-Germain was a haven for the noted painter from 1857 until his death in 1863.
Whether strolling amidst the vibrant atmosphere of Paris' most prominent avenue or along the serene banks of the Seine, guests of the Paris Marriott Hotel Champs-Elysees will find it easy to experience the ambience of the city while enjoying the convenience of this luxury hotel's Paris Champs-Elysees location.
About the Paris Marriott Hotel Champs-Elysees
The Paris Marriott Hotel Champs-Elysees welcomes travelers with stunning downtown accommodations, exceptional service and gracious amenities to ensure a remarkable hotel experience. Magnificent guest rooms, full-service amenities and famed restaurants on the Champs-Elysees make this hotel a popular Paris destination whether traveling for business or leisure. Featuring a 24-hour fitness facility, high speed Internet access, Plug-In technology and a full-service business center, guests may choose from a variety of guest rooms and hotel suites to best fit their travel needs.