In honour of the Vacances de la Toussaint (All Saints Holidays) we have a special offer for you. For all stays between October 24th and November 2nd 2014 there’s a 30% discount off the price if you book directly on the official website of L’Interlude Hotel. Come and experience a fascinating French cultural tradition. Also coming up in October and November are some exciting gourmet trade shows we think you’ll want to investigate.

Vacances de la Toussaint; A National public holiday

La Toussaint is one of the most respected national public holidays observed in France. November 1st is All Saints’ Day, in which the saints recognised by the Roman Catholic Church are honoured. Although it is a Christian tradition, the roots of the observance can be traced back to the Celtic feast of Samhain, an occasion marking the onset of the winter period. November 2nd is All Souls’ Day, when those who have passed on are remembered and honoured. Although they may sound sombre, these days are actually very inspiring and uplifting. Families gather together and spend time strengthening their ties and savouring one another’s company. Chrysanthemums are an important symbol at this time and cemeteries are decked in flowers, candles and other tributes.

A visit to the beautiful cemeteries of Paris is an enriching experience during Vacances de la Toussaint. Père-Lachaise cemetery is the largest in the city at 44 hectares, and the most visited in the world. Moliere, Frederic Chopin, Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison are amongst those interred here.

Take advantage of our special Vacances de la Toussaint offer and see what Paris has to show you during this special time. One item of particular interest is the Salon du Chocolat.

Serving notice to all Gourmets; Trade shows on the menu

The tempting delights of chocolate and cocoa are explored in depth at the Salon du Chocolat from October 29th to November 2nd at the Porte de Versailles. This 20th anniversary edition of the show is chock full of interest for the whole family. As well as the dozens of manufacturers in attendance, there will be pastry chefs giving demonstrations, workshops for children, singing and dancing at the Cocoa Show and the astonishing Chocolate Fashion Show and its edible haute couture

Cooking, gastronomy, the latest trends in fine food and plenty of opportunities to sample the fare on offer are all a part of the Salon Saveurs Des Plaisirs Gourmands. If you have any interest in food, whether professionally or simply for pleasure, this is the trade show for you. It takes place at the Porte de Versailles from November 19th to 23rd and then from December 5th to 8th at the Paris Espace Champerret.

Step up to sample the fine wines of France at Le Grand Tasting at the Carrousel du Louvre on November 28th and 29th. With Master Classes and other educational events scheduled, you’ll find the perfect opportunity to expand your knowledge of wine and viticulture.


  • Salon du Chocolat: October 29 - November 2, 2014
    Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris 15th
    Metro Porte de Versailles, line 12 or Balard, line 8
    Tramway Porte de Versailles, line T3
  • Salon Saveurs des plaisirs gourmands: November 19-23 : Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris 15th
    Metro Porte de Versailles, line 12 or Balard, line 8
    Tramway Porte de Versailles, line T3
    December 5-8 : Place de la Porte-de-Champerret, Paris 17th
    Metro Porte de Champerret, line 3
  • Grand Tasting: November 28-29
    Carrousel du Louvre, 99 Rue de Rivoli, Paris 1st
    Metro : Louvre-Rivoli or Tuileries, line 1 – Pyramides, lines 7, 14


Picture 'Cemetery (Cimetière du ) Pere Lachaise' copyright holder : Tourist office Paris - Photographer Marc Verhille

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