A royal spring in Paris
June is the month of unabashed elegance in Paris. The Chess Hotel have prepared for you a wonderful stay in Paris. When long days of warm sunshine return, there are a thousand ways to enjoy exceptional moments outdoors – among them, the Prix de Diane at Chantilly, and the Eaux Musicales at the Château de Versailles.
Get your best hat out!
June 18th2017 is a date to remember. It’s a day that takes us to the Chantilly racecourse, where jockeys and fillies from all over the world will compete for the prestigious Prix de Diane. Less than one hour by RER from central Paris, you’ll love this elegant event where the show takes place in the stands as much as on the racecourse. The hat is the order of the day and beautiful creations rival each other for the title of Miss Diane. A chic champagne picnic is the ideal accompaniment to this stylish day. Finally, a top artist will perform in an exclusive concert at noon, while an after party ensures that the magic lasts well into the evening.
Ponds, fountains, groves, and terraces – the gardens of Versailles are truly enchanting, whatever the season. However, every Saturday and Sunday, from April 1st to October 29th, and Tuesdays from May 23rd to June 27th, Les Grandes Eaux Musicales adds an extra dash of magic. The majestic fountains and basins spring to life. Jets and curtains of water rise to the sound of the masterpieces of Baroque music by greats like Lully and Charpentier. The fantastic animals, nymphs, and gods come alive in a magnificent, beautifully choreographed ballet. For one day, you can wander the same routes taken by the aristocratic marquises and countesses who were invited to the Sun King’s balls and festivals. Enjoy a moment of poetry and grace as a couple, or combine this exhilarating event with a visit to the chateau. Don’t hesitate to ask any member of the hotel teams for travel information - they’ll be happy to help.
Explore some of the best rooftops in the capital for a change of perspective and the chance to see Paris from on high. You’ll enjoy a totally new view of the City of Light from rooftops that range from the most casual to the most elegant via the trendiest. Here is the Chess Hotel’s selection of the best rooftops in the city – our guide has all the addresses you need for a beautiful Parisian summer.