15 November 2019

Christmas Montaigne: Magic in the heart of Paris

13 septembre 2016

Beginning 19 November, fabulous decor, gourmet delights and creative workshops will add excitement to the luxury Maisons in the heart of the city. Christmas shopping takes on a magical aura in Paris’ iconic elegant district.

Bright lights… with elegant style
On 19 November, avenue Montaigne, rue François 1er and rue de Marignan will light up and dress up in a sparkling, shining show with enchanting decorations gracefully draping the trees and metal garden railings typical of Paris’ chicest area.

Take a stroll… take your time
Every Sunday in December the Maisons on avenue Montaigne, rue François 1er and rue de Marignan will open their doors and welcome Parisians and tourists into a warm holiday atmosphere. Enjoy entertainment, discoveries, tastings and all sorts of merrymaking. It’s the ideal setting for a winter stroll or exceptional Christmas shopping!

Get a taste of… sophistication
Fabulous brunches and an array of gourmet delights await visitors during the entire Christmas season. The Maisons on avenue Montaigne, rue François 1er and rue de Marignan invite you to savour French excellence. Special mention to:
– Le Chalet des Gourmandises at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée,
– La Fabrique à Voeux at Chanel Joaillerie,
– Special cocktail events at Fendi,
– Outstanding menus by Fabrice Giraud at the Maison Blanche restaurant.

November 2019

The Sapins des Créateurs 24th edition, 23-25 November

13 septembre 2016

Enchanting Christmas trees at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée

Every year the Comité Montaigne supports and hosts the Sapins des Créateurs event. Proceeds from the project go to cancer research under the patronage of Professor Khayat, President and Founder of the Charte de Paris contre le Cancer and of the Institut International de Cancérologie de Paris. Directed by Marie-Christiane Marek, President of the Association des Sapins des Créateurs, each year the biggest names in fashion, design and architecture create extraordinary Christmas trees to be sold at auction.

For this year’s Polar theme, the trees will be exhibited in a luxurious, magical setting at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée from 23 to 25 November.

Visitors will delight in over 20 Christmas trees created by Christian Dior, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Chantal Thomass, India Madhavi, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and other designers who contribute to the fairytale atmosphere of the neighbourhood that defines Parisian elegance.

November 2019

Comité Montaigne’s Sainte Catherine fashion show on 22 November

13 septembre 2016

An event celebrating fashion and elegance

Every year the Comité Montaigne brings the delightful Catherinettes tradition to life with a fashion show bursting with enthusiasm and creativity

The Catherinettes: A uniquely French custom
On Friday 22 November, around a hundred young women and men will present the designs they created in all the renowned luxury Maisons on avenue Montaigne and rue François 1er: Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Nina Ricci, Vranken-Pommery, Maison Blanche …

The show will begin with a 9:30 am parade before a prestigious jury at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and then proceed to the Hôtel de Ville. The event is open to the general public, so both Parisians and tourists can enjoy a unique event celebrating fashion and elegance.

Behind the scenes in the Maisons…
The “petites mains” create their hats in the greatest secrecy, each one striving to be the most creative. The event is a humorous, light-hearted and elegant showcase for the sector’s energy and the talented people who work in the ateliers and boutiques.

… What about the fellows?
The Comité Montaigne honours the 30-years-young bachelors, nicknamed the “Nicolas”. The gentlemen also join in the fun by creating unusual, entertaining hats!

12 September 2019

La Fête des Vendanges 2019

13 septembre 2016

Grape Harvest Night

The Grape Harvest Night, created in 1985 by Nathalie Vranken, is held every two years. The event takes place on avenue Montaigne and rue François 1er during an evening in September, a key period for French vineyards. For the occasion, the Maisons of the Comité Montaigne team up with the finest vineyards for a joyful soirée that brings together wine, champagne and luxury.

2019 was another excellent year for the celebration, which was, as always, characterised by elegance and warmth. On 12 September over 40 participants enjoyed savouring excellent wines and interludes of musical entertainment in the heart of the area that exemplifies Parisian sophistication.

December 2018

An extra-special
shopping experience

13 septembre 2016

Christmas Montaigne:
« Shopping promenade »

Every Sundays in December, the Houses on Avenue Montaigne and neighbouring streets invite visitors to step in for a friendly, welcoming and memorable Christmas shopping experience.

September 2018

Exhibition of
Exceptional Objects

13 septembre 2016

« Promenade pour un Objet d’Exception »

This ‘stroll to admire exceptional objects’ is an unforgettable experience. Each of our prestigious locations showcases one extraordinary object, chosen – or conceived – especially for the exhibition, be it an exclusive handbag, a genuine artwork, a rare piece from a brand’s archives or a one-off creation. Over the course of a few days, the stores transform into a pop-up art gallery featuring a dazzling display of high-end objects.
Art meets luxury at the Promenade pour un Objet d’Exception event. Initially launched by the Comité Montaigne in March 2012, this one-of-a-kind stroll has become a must-do every September, together with the Comite’s Vendanges event – notably for visitors attending Paris’s ‘Biennale des Antiquaires’ antiques fair, which is also held at this time of year.