Medusa – Jewellery and Taboos

Medusa – Jewellery and Taboos

The Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris presents MEDUSA, an exhibition taking a contemporary and unprecedented look at jewellery, unveiling a number of taboos.

Just like the face of Medusa in Greek mythology, a piece of jewellery attracts and troubles the person who designs it, looks at it or wears it. While it is one of the most ancient and universal forms of human expression, jewellery has an ambiguous status, mid-way between fashion and sculpture, and is rarely considered to be a work of art. Indeed, it is often perceived as too close to the body, too feminine, precious, ornamental or primitive. But it is thanks to avant-garde artists and contemporary designers that it has been reinvented, transformed and detached from its own traditions.

In the wake of the museum’s series of joint and cross-disciplinary exhibitions, MEDUSA questions the traditional art boundaries by reconsidering, with the complicity of artists, the questions of craftsmanship, decoration, fashion and pop culture.

The exhibition brings together over 400 pieces of jewellery: created by artists (Anni Albers, Man Ray, Meret Oppenheim, Alexander Calder, Salvador Dali, Louise Bourgeois, Lucio Fontana, Niki de Saint Phalle, Fabrice Gygi, Thomas Hirschhorn, Danny McDonald, Sylvie Auvray…), avant-garde jewellery makers and designers (René Lalique, Suzanne Belperron, Line Vautrin, Art Smith, Tony Duquette, Bless, Nervous System…), contemporary jewellery makers (Gijs Bakker, Otto Künzli, Karl Fritsch, Dorothea Prühl, Seulgi Kwon, Sophie Hanagarth…) and also high end jewelers (Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Victoire de Castellane, Buccellati…), as well as anonymous, more ancient or non-Western pieces (including prehistorical and medieval works, punk and rappers’ jewellery as well as costume jewellery etc.). These pieces, well-known, little-known, unique, familiar, handmade, massproduced, or computer made, mix some refined, hand-wrought, amateur and even futuristic aesthetics which are rarely associated together. They sometimes go far beyond simple jewellery and explore other means of engaging with, and putting on, jewellery.

The exhibition is organized around four themes with a specific display for each: Identity, Value, Body and Instruments. Each section starts from the often negative preconceptions surrounding jewellery in order to better deconstruct them, and finally reveal jewellery’s underlying subversive and performative potential. Fifteen works and installations by contemporary artists (Mike Kelley, Leonor Antunes, Jean-Marie Appriou, Atelier EB, Liz Craft…) dot the exhibition, echoing the themes of its various sections. The works presented question related issues of decoration and ornament, and anchor our connection to jewellery within a broadened relationship to the body and the world.

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The Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
From: May 19th to November 05th 2017
Address: 11 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris
Metro: Alma-Marceau- line 9

Christian Dior, Designer of Dreams

Christian Dior, Designer of Dreams

Maison Dior showcased at Musée des Arts Décoratifs to celebrate 70th anniversary

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Maison Christian Dior, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris is presenting the exhibition “Christian Dior, Designer of Dreams” from July 5, 2017 to January 7, 2018. This stunning retrospective explores the ties between couture and all forms of art nurtured by the celebrated couturier and the designers who succeeded him at the Maison.

“Deep in every heart slumbers a dream and the couturier knows it: every woman is a princess.”
-Christian Dior

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Thirty years after a previous retrospective in Paris dedicated to Christian Dior, the new exhibition “Christian Dior, Designer of Dreams” marks the 70th anniversary of the creation of the Maison synonymous with the New Look and the iconic Bar suit. The chronological exhibition takes visitors from 1947 to 2017, showing the heritage of the Dior spirit over the decades as the Maison gained world renown and remains a global symbol of France today.

For the first time, an exhaustive selection of more than 300 haute couture gowns is displayed alongside toiles from the atelier, fashion photos and hundreds of documents (illustrations, sketches, letters and notes, advertisements and more).

The successive settings evoke an art gallery, an atelier, a street, a boudoir, travel and a fabulous garden, emphasizing the close ties between the Maison and the world of art. Monsieur Dior’s affinity with the arts was shared by the artistic directors who succeeded him: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons, and today Maria Grazia Chiuri. 

The six galleries dedicated to the designers show how their own creations engage with and carry on this exceptional vision of haute couture, resonating with creations by other talents such as Frédéric Castet for fashion furs, beauty creations by Serge Lutens, Tyen and Peter Philips, and perfume creations by François Demachy.

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Musée des Arts Décoratifs
From 05.07.2017 to 07.01.2018
Address: 107 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
Metro: Iena – line 9 or Boissiere – line 6



Four-star spa hotel just a stone’s throw from the Palais des Festivals & the beaches

The Best Western Plus Cannes Riviera Hotel boasts an ideal location near Cannes’ famous Promenade de la Croisette and provides guests with access to a wide range of luxury services in a haven of relaxation.

A four-star service, high-end amenities and a professional team are available throughout your stay in France’s Alpes-Maritimes region. Step through the doors into a sophisticated and stylishly-decorated hotel whose hallmarks are wellness and relaxation. The 61 rooms and 5 suites conceal a plush and intimate setting, where the refined decor subtly enhances the luxurious level of comfort.

Last but not least on the hotel’s long list of assets are its spa, its rooftop pool and its close distance to the beaches. The hotel offers a broad array of high-end facilities conducive to relaxation and well-being, including a sauna,steam room, multi-sensory shower, tonic bath, gym and treatment rooms. Hotels beauty therapists will offer you a bespoke range of services before you head to the hotel’s rooftop solarium. Soak up the sun from the comfort of one of our poolside recliners, while admiring the panoramic view over the entire city.

BW Cannes Riviera, Rooftop pool BW Cannes Riviera, Spa

With your well-being foremost in our minds, the team at the Best Western Plus Cannes Riviera Hotel will leave no stone unturned in their determination to deliver the highest quality services and provide advice for your outings during your stay in Cannes.

After a long walk along the beach or a hard day’s work, unwind in the hotel’s bar or, for greater privacy, in one of the comfortable armchairs gracing the hotel’s different lounges. Sip on an appetizing cocktail with friends and family, while enjoying the lounge-style atmosphere and sun-kissed setting…

BW Cannes Riviera, Bar 2 BW Cannes Riviera, Bar

The hotel’s calming and stylish rooms are extremely bright. The sleek decor is a perfect match for the high-quality amenities. Offering the modern conveniences such as soundproofing, air conditioning, flat panel satellite TV, video and music on demand, hair-dryer, safe and Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel, the rooms are designed to help guests get the most out of their stay in Cannes. Their cosy design evokes a feeling of inner peace and promotes relaxation in an appeasing atmosphere.

BW Cannes Riviera, Twin BW Cannes Riviera, Double

Best Western Plus Cannes Riviera Hotel
16 Boulevard d’Alsace, 06400 Cannes, France


Hotel Beau Rivage, Nice

Hotel Beau Rivage, Nice

Everything you need for a perfect stay in Nice

Flying Europe by ASA proudly presents:

The Hotel Beau Rivage, everything you need for a perfect stay: great location, at the heart of Nice’s old town and a stone’s throw from the sea, attentive, friendly service, luxurious rooms, and a private beach with a restaurant which backs onto the sea.

This 4-star hotel, was one of the first hotels located near the famous Promenade des Anglais on the sea shore. The famous French architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte completed a full-scale renovation of the Hotel Beau Rivage. “Nice city touch and modernity” are the key words of this boutique hotel: 19th century’s façade, innovating architecture, contemporary design and styled decoration in a beige stone, wood, pebbles and linen world.

The hotel is a 5-minute walk from the famous Nice Flower Market on the Cours Selaya. It is 190 metres from the Nice Opera. Nice Ville Train Station is 1.2 km away, and Massena Tram Stop is only 250 metres away. A 5-minute walk will take you to the bus to Nice Côte d’Azur Airport, located 7 km away.


Hotel Beau Rivage, Room Hotel Beau Rivage, bathroom

Boutique-hotel Le Beau Rivage counts 118 plush, stylish rooms and suites. The wood, linen and bedding combine harmoniously with the many artists’ photographs and the typically Provençal louvered shutters.

Rooms feature a double bed or two singles with duvets and pillows. They come furnished with: a 42″ flat-screen LED satellite TV, free Wi-Fi access, a direct phone line, adjustable air-conditioning system, mini-bar, hair dryer, desk and safe, bathrobes and slippers. All rooms are non-smoking.

Plage du Beau Rivage
Guests are invited to enjoy the hotel’s private beach Plage du Beau Rivage which offer sun beds, a restaurant and evening entertainment. Activities offered at the beach include waterskiing and wakeboarding. The beach restaurant offers drinks and snacks served on a terrace overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

Hotel Beau Rivage, Lobby Hotel Beau Rivage, beach

Hotel Beau Rivage
24 Rue Saint-François De Paule, 06300 Nice, France


La Perouse, Nice

La Perouse, Nice

A hidden gem of the French Riviera

Flying Europe by ASA proudly presents:

Set on the cliffs on the corniche and overlooking the Baie des Anges, Hôtel la Pérouse offers the most breathtaking sea views. In the heart of Nice, close to the Cours Saleya flower market, this 56-room boutique hotel provides a spa with a fitness centre and solarium, a sunny rooftop terrace and a dramatic heated outdoor pool set against an impressive limestone cliff.

Hôtel la Pérouse is definitely the place to stay for some of the best views of the city and the sea. Most of the rooms have amazing views and all are bright and cheerful, beautifully decorated in elegant Mediterranean style. Spend sunny mornings taking breakfast on the terrace, then relax by the pool before wandering around Old Town. Head to Cours Saleya where the daily market takes place. Wander through the maze of narrow streets packed with restaurants, bars, galleries and boutiques until you reach Place Garibaldi with its elegant townhouses and arcades. Return to Hôtel la Pérouse for lunch in the outdoor Restaurant Le Patio. Sit under the shade of the lemon trees accompanied by a gentle sea breeze and enjoy exquisite Provençal cuisine.

La Perouse, Superior Room La Perouse, Classic Room


You overlook the city from a light-filled setting of surprising tranquility. Fifty-six rooms, featuring a predominance of woods and unpolished marbles combined with bold fabrics and lighting, compose a world of elegance and purity.
You can choose one of the many rooms with a terrace to take full advantage of breakfast with a unique view of the sea. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, cable & satellite television, telephone, mini-bar, safety box, bathroom with shower or bath, toiletries, hairdryer and Wi-Fi. 

Le Patio Restaurant & Bar
The delicious spirit that fills dishes made using fresh, seasonal products from local markets is in perfect harmony with the site. Local fish garnished with vegetables cooked following the Nice tradition, which is at the crossroads of French and Italian influences, will most certainly delight you.

The menu is continuously updated to fully satisfy a faithful clientele. With service on the terrace from February to November, it is a highly prized setting in Nice for lunch and dinner.The staff cultivates elegant discretion and impeccable service. Here, you’ll feel at home in your dealings with others.

La Perouse, Terrace La Perouse, Terrace 

La Perouse
11 Quai Rauba Capeu, 06300 Nice, France


Holiday Inn Nice

Holiday Inn Nice

The ideal 4* hotel for your groups in Nice

Flying Europe by ASA proudly presents:

Boasting a prime position on elegant Boulevard Victor Hugo in the city centre, Holiday Inn Nice hotel is just a short walk from the beach. Only 10 minutes away from the International Airport, and a few minutes walk from the Promenade des Anglais, the Old Town, and also the tramway station which can take you to Nice Convention Centre within 10 minutes, the hotel has a perfect location to combine business and leisure.

The hotel’s 131 rooms and marble-bath roomed suites bring your group all the comfort they could desire. Elegantly styled rooms and suites offer pillow menus for a good night’s sleep. A wake-up work-out in the fitness room and a lazy day in the solarium and on the beach: sport and relaxation joined for your well-being. For extra pleasure, sip a chilled aperitif on the terrace under Palm trees and enjoy Mediterranean cuisine paired with fine French wines at Bistrot de Panisse.

The hotel also provides a full service for meetings and events. The hotel caters for 10 to 240 guests for receptions and cocktail parties and up to 130 for working meetings. Adaptable rooms with all the technical and audiovisuals equipment customers may need. The hotel also organised theme-based events, study days with facilitators, residential seminars with entertainment soirees…

Holiday Inn Nice Bistro Holiday Inn Nice, Bar 

Fresh Mediterranean air breezes through the open windows in the spacious Guest room, overlooking Nice city center. It’s easy to unwind with minibar drinks and complimentary tea and coffee. Rooms are equipped with Pillow Menu, free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, Premium Channels, Coffee and Tea making facilities, and a Private Bathroom with Toiletries.

Holiday Inn Nice, Room Holiday Inn Nice, Suite

Holiday Inn Nice
20 Boulevard Victor Hugo, 06000 Nice, France


Le Littré, Paris

Le Littré, Paris

A timeless Paris treasure in Saint Germain des Prés

Flying Europe by ASA proudly presents:

Hotel Le Littre – a hotel with real character, located at the heart of Paris.

From the moment you set foot in the hotel, the concierge and the rest of our team will give you a personal welcome, and you will always be greeted by a friendly face during your stay. Hotel Littré has a unique feel to it which radiates peace and tranquility to all its guests. Classic elegance perfectly complements the warm atmosphere. Whether in the cosy bar, the new winter garden or in your room, you will feel at ease. Luxury at Hotel Littré is expressed through timeless refinement reflected in the surroundings, furnishings and gestures. “Art de vivre” the French way…

The rue Littré is one of those Paris streets which you may stumble across by chance; a quiet street cached between bustling shopping streets. Discreet and elegant away from the city hustle and bustle but still close to Paris life, tucked away in the street of the same name. Daytime pleasures near the Hotel Littré include Montparnasse and Saint-Germain-des-Prés, a quick trip to the Bon Marché department store, or the Jardin du Luxembourg, Hôtel des Invalides and the Eiffel Tower. When night falls, you have Paris theaters nearby and the popular Left Bank brasseries.

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Hotel Le Littré is set in Paris, between St Germain des Pres and Montparnasse, less than 100m from Rue de Rennes shopping district. Set in a building originally built in the early 20th century, it offers modern and soundproofed rooms with panoramic views over the city. In addition to a 24-hour reception, Le Littré provides a laundry and dry cleaning service as well as business facilities. All rooms and suites are serviced by 2 lifts. There is also a veranda and sauna.

For conferences and meetings, the hotel offers 3 different sized rooms which are each offering a pleasant, comfortable yet professional space.

Decor in the rooms is refined and stylish. Matching color scheme, in some rooms – blues, browns and sandstone, a pink color palette in others, and in others elegant beige tones. The air-conditioned rooms and suites are equipped with free WiFi access, double glazed windows, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Bathrobes and slippers are provided in all rooms. Some rooms have a separate living area and a balcony or terrace with views of the capital.

Parisian winter garden
From the lobby you get a glimpse of the interior courtyard and veranda with its classic metallic lines. The simplicity of the metal combines perfectly with the stone setting. Take a seat on one of the comfortable sofas or armchairs and relax in peace and tranquility right in the heart of Paris! And when the milder air of spring arrives, the glass doors are opened over the tastefully planted courtyard.

Le Littre, Breakfast Le Littre, Lobby 

‘Me time': the sauna
The hectic pace of Parisian life means you need time to unwind. Adjacent to the veranda, but tucked away from view, enter the sauna and enjoy some ‘me time’ relaxing in this warm hideaway. The sauna is available every day from 7am to 10pm, bookings are taken by the reception team.

Le Littré
9 Rue Littré, 75006 Paris, France


SUMMER PROMOTION – Hotel Saint-Paul Rive Gauche, Paris

SUMMER PROMOTION – Hotel Saint-Paul Rive Gauche, Paris

4* Boutique hotel – perfect blend of French elegance and English comfort

The Hotel Saint-Paul Rive Gauche belongs to a Franco-British family who have been hoteliers for 4 generations. It offers a perfect blend of French elegance and English comfort.

Fully renovated 4 star boutique is set in a 17th-century building full of original, charming features such as wood beam ceilings, a fireplace, and stone walls. There is a morning breakfast buffet served in an inviting cellar full of stone arches.

The hotel enjoys an ideal location on a peaceful little street at the heart of Paris. Being so close to the Jardins du Luxembourg, the Sorbonne, Notre-Dame and the Louvre Museum, the Hotel Saint-Paul Rive Gauche makes the perfect base for exploring Paris.


Available from: July 13 to August 31st 2017 inclusive
Summer Promotions:
Get 20% discount for double rooms
offer cumulable with
Stay 3 nights, Pay for 2 nights
Address: Hotel Saint-Paul Rive Gauche
43 Rue Monsieur le Prince, 75006 Paris, France

Saint-Paul Rive Gauche, room 4 Saint-Paul Rive Gauche, room


The decorator has imprinted his own distinctive style in each of the 31 rooms and suites of the Saint-Paul Rive Gauche hotel. Each has its particular charm. Some have four-poster beds, one has a twinkling star ceiling and a Jacuzzi and another, a “trompe- l’oeil” painting. All rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with soundproof double glazing windows, shower, toilet, professional hair-dryer, flat screen TV Satellite, mini-bar, tea/coffee facilities, safety-box, telephone, small desk, free Wifi.


Discover the magic of the French Riviera by boat!

Discover the magic of the French Riviera by boat!

Flying Europe by ASA are thrilled to represent one of our newest treat in South of France – Cruise Excursions.

Feel the sun on your face and light breeze on your skin – hear the seagulls singing in the sky and waves hitting lightly the boat, while you enjoy the stunning views of French Riviera. Cruise excursion departing from Cannes and Nice offers something for everyone. Explore the nature by taking a cruise to the protected forest of Sainte Marguerite Island and the spectacular red cliffs of the Corniche d’Or, find out the secrets of the Principality of Monaco and the famous Saint Tropez, unwind on a half or full day cruise on Catamaran by the coastline. What ever you choose, the experienced crew and the exclusive fleet will guarantee the dream cruise!


  • Enjoy the beautiful islands and the coastline in memorable way
  • Wide variety of different kind of cruises and excursions
  • Several daily departures from Cannes and Nice
  • Free time to explore the cruise destinations
  • Privatization of the boat for transfers, cruises and excursions available on request

Day Cruise on the French Riviera


Half or full day cruise on Catamaran 

Discover an avant-garde catamaran that brings together beneath its sails; innovation, pleasure, design and environmental friendliness encompassing exceptional service. The cruise will start by sailing in the Bay of Cannes towards the pointe Croisette. Cruise towards the Lérins Islands. The catamaran will dock in a peaceful bay where you can enjoy your day swimming, snorkeling (masks and snorkels provided) or relaxation and lazing around aboard the catamaran.

Daily departures from Cannes

Sainte Marquerite & the Corniche d’Or -combination tour

An original excursion that combines two magnificent sites, Sainte Marguerite Island and the Esterel Massif in one day. On island of Sainte Marquerite you will be captivated by the fragrance of pine and eucalyptus, as well as the richness of cultural and leisure activities available on the island. While in the Esterel Massif you will discover a magnificent natural décor where the red cliffs meet the indigo blue sea.

Daily departures from Cannes and Nice

Saint-Tropez costline

A Provencal Escape – excursion to Saint Tropez

Start the day by enjoying the views of the Riviera coastline while cruising towards Saint-Tropez. The city which combines charm with the allure of Provence and international flair. Spend the day according your own desires. Explore the exclusive boutiques, occupy the chairs and tables in the cafes that line the promenade at St Tropez, enjoy the sunshine and views, or climb the winding narrow streets up the hills to lovely, simple Church of St Tropez on the hilltop. After a day in the city, cruise back to your departure destination while enjoying the sunset.

Daily departures from Cannes and Nice.

Firework Spectacle Cruise

Join an evening cruise and enjoy an unforgettable firework spectacle at the sea! A sound and dazzling lights, visible in the bay of Cannes. Watch the spectacle while being surrounded by the most beautiful views of the port of Cannes. 

Departure from Cannes on set dates.



Le Pigonnet, Aix-en-Provence

Le Pigonnet, Aix-en-Provence

“Be sure to seek out the serenity of the 5* Hotel’s secret garden”

Flying Europe by ASA proudly presents:

In the heart of Aix en Provence, Le Pigonnet is an authentic and luxurious peaceful Eden, with its own luscious secret garden offering a calming oasis to guests. The hotel is an elegant country house which combines 18th-century refinement with contemporary style. Set in a beautiful 2-acre garden with flowers and chestnut trees, it offers a swimming pool, a fitness room and a hammam.

Live the dream and experience the magic that surrounds this mythical hotel – a true vision of luxury “made in Provence”. Flawless quality service teamed with a friendly and sincere environment gives this hotel a home away from home feeling.

Situated a few steps away from the city center of Aix en Provence, the spacious and air-conditioned rooms have been all recently renovated and invite you for a night of escape and sweet dreams. Their contemporary decoration, inspired by Provencal touches, offers a warm and refined atmosphere.

Le Pigonnet, Room Le Pigonnet, Twin



Each room is different and offers simplistic decor and 5 star service. They feature a satellite TV, free Wi-Fi access, bathrobes and slippers. Some overlook the garden and Sainte Victoire Mountain from a balcony or terrace.

Culinary Journey
La Table du Pigonnet,an enchanting and easily accessible escape in the heart of Aix-en-Provence. During summer, enjoy lunch on the sunny restaurant’s terrace, overlooking the garden, under the shade of the centenary chestnut trees. During winter, enjoy the bright and spacious restaurant and panoramic views of the gardens. Chef Thierry Balligand wish to portray a generous and simple cuisine. He offers original recipes inspired by Provencal flavors and respecting the best seasonal and regional products.

Take pleasure in having a drink at our chic and relaxed lounge bar Côté Jardin, or during the cooler days in the cozy bar Le 1924 where you will find a club-like ambiance with a selection of cognacs and cigars, it’s comfortable armchairs; have fun with a mirrored game effect, some high-end music background, and yet a team so friendly and at your service.

Taste the delicious home-made cocktails or have a glass of wine selected by our bartender Pierre, to be enjoyed with some light food platters suggested by our chef, in a cozy musical atmosphere.

Le Pigonnet, Terrace Le Pigonnet, Bar

Wellness Center
When the time has come to relax and unwind, the hotel’s wellness center is a combination of elegance and a modern know-how expertise with the aim to genuinely offer you a sense of pleasure.
The minimalist decor leads you to a peaceful and calm, refined oasis. You may just relax enveloped by the soft color tones of blue grey and beige, the water wall sound at the background, and with the selected perfumed candles. Start here with your censorial voyage in Provence. The beauty treatments and products have a soft and caring textures, with awakening fragrances. Alone or in pair, benefit from the well-being rituals, relaxing or revitalizing in a sweet escape. You may also use the sauna or the hammam, as well as the fitness room, in order to experience a complete well-being journey.

Le Pigonnet, Facade Le Pigonnet, Pool

Le Pigonnet
5 Avenue du Pigonnet
13090 Aix-en-Provence, France