Audrey Hepburn was right of course: Paris is always a good idea. Here are 4 of the latest reasons why.

Chocolate Fashion Show

THE PARIS CHOCOLATE FAIR

Every year, thousands of hungry guests flock to the Parc des expositions in Paris to peruse the stands of 220 taste-making exhibitors. Visitors will find chocolatiers, patissiers, confectioners and other artisans from all over the world, from France and Belgium, to Mexico and Brazil. Plenty of activities and events will be on the program at this fair which usually lasts five days; it’s on right now through November 1.  Delicious highlights include the Pastry Show (with cooking demonstrations by top chefs), the Cacao Show, the “chocosphere” (conferences and tastings), workshops for children, and the famous chocolate fashion show starring models wearing dresses made of chocolate.

La Fondation LV

LA FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON

Now one year young, Paris’ bright new superstar  – La Fondation Louis Vuitton – is more than a museum and more than a modern landmark (the latest iconic work by architect Frank Gehry) dramatic enough to lure crowds away from the Eiffel Tour.  The extraordinary space immediately became the city’s new cultural heart, committed to supporting all facets of art (visual, music, dance) from France and around the world. Rising among the century-old trees of the Jardin d’Acclimatation, the dream-like building is stunning, and inside the work is daring and provocative. Now showing until January 4, 2016 is “Accrochage 3: Pop & Music/Sound” featuring bold works by Jean-Michel Basquiat , Marina Abramovic, John Cage, Richard Prince, Andy Warhol and more. http://www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr/en.html

 

VIP PASS FOR THE LOUVE

Escape the maddening crowds taking obnoxious selfies with the Mona Lisa by snagging a 15 Euro ticket for priority admission to the Louve Museum’s amazing permanent collection. Not only is it snap to pre-book tickets, but it’s also a chiconomical deal, because it also gives you admission to the museum Eugène-Delacroix on the same day. Book here:  http://booking.parisinfo.com/z6200e2x26827m466g2898_uk-tour-ticket-louvre-museum-priority-admission.aspx

Delsey Metro

DELSEY WANTS TO FLY YOU TO PARIS FOR FREE

Delsey, the iconic luggage brand born in Paris more than 70 years ago, is sharing their French heritage by giving away three grand prize trips to the City of Love. Each “FLY ME TO PARIS” giveaway grand prize package includes a trip for two to Paris, with hotel accommodation for four nights, a two-day sightseeing bus tour, $1,000 spending money and two pieces of Delsey Chatelet luggage. Six additional winners will be given their choice of Delsey Chatelet or Delsey Montmartre+ luggage. Named after the famous central district of Paris, the chic Chatelet collection features an innovative Stop-and-Go brake system. Named for Paris’ artistic district, Delsey Montmartre+ gives a clever nod to French sophistication with smart features.  U.S. residents (age 18 and up) can enter the giveaway at www.delseyflymetoparis.com/Home.aspx before it ends on December 31, 2015 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. See the official rules at www.DELSEYFlyMeToParis.com/OfficialRules.aspx for details.

Delsey giveaway

Vicki Arkoff

About Vicki Arkoff

Vicki Arkoff’s magazine work includes MAD, Daily Variety and Entertainment Weekly. She is the author of authorised biographies on Paul McCartney and Frank Sinatra.