Les Lumières de Paris
Institut International

Hong Kong Chapter

Les Lumières de Paris
Institut International

Hong Kong Chapter

Summer Newsletter

Dear Madam, dear Sir,

We are pleased to invite you to the annual Gala Dinner of the Lumières de Paris - International Institute that we are organizing on Thursday October 6, 2022 (dinner at 8:30 p.m. - evening dress ; reception from 7:45 p.m.) at the Hôtel Potocki, headquarters of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris Île-de-France (27 avenue de Friedland, 8th arrondissement of Paris).

During the dinner, placed under the honorary presidency of Mr. Dominique RESTINO, President of the Paris Île-de-France CCI, the six Les Lumières de Paris Prizes will be awarded to the winners designated by the jury set up for this purpose : Paris Young talent ; Paris Creation and Innovation; Gourmet Paris; Fair, Solidarity and Responsible Paris; Paris Heritage; Paris Economic Dynamism.

We sincerely hope to be able to count you among us . We draw your attention to the fact that the number of places is limited and we urge you to register now.
Our website guarantees secure online payment (by PayPal or by credit card via PayPal). An invoice will be sent to you upon receipt of your payment.

While waiting for the pleasure of seeing us again, please believe, dear Madam, dear Sir, in the assurance of our best feelings.
Jean-François LEGARET
President of the Lights of Paris –International Institute
President of the Old Paris Commission
Catherine DUMAS
Honorary President of the Lights of Paris –International Institute
Senator of Paris
Councilor of Paris




THE EDITORIAL | Two years for the City of Light to shine with a thousand lights

With a long electoral cycle coming to an end, it is time for Paris and Parisians to focus their efforts on preparing for the 2024 Olympic Games. Indeed, there are two years left to re-enchant the capital and successfully host this quadrennial global sports competition.

Two years to enhance certain emblematic Parisian public spaces, for example the avenue des Champs-Elysées.

Two years to highlight certain elements of the cultural, architectural and artistic heritage of the City, for example the Place de la Concorde.

Two years to take care of certain image traits of Paris and Parisians, for example in terms of hospitality and cleanliness.

Two years, finally, to guarantee the security of the Olympic events and the opening and closing ceremonies of the Games, in particular in the setting of the banks of the Seine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Two years for the City of Light to sparkle and dazzle the world: on your marks, get set, let's go!

Jean-François LEGARET


Catherine DUMAS
Honorary President



 Yara LAPIDUS (© Alfredo PIOLA)
THE INTERVIEW | Yara LAPIDUS announces the color

Franco-Lebanese born in Beirut, Yara LAPIDUS is a singer-songwriter. After Yara (2009), Indefinitely (2018), Just A Dream Away (2019), in 2022 she released a new invitation to travel, resolutely pop, Back to Colors.

Paris and the French language are omnipresent in your artistic career. Why such a love story?

As a child in Beirut, I remember heavy bombardments, I consumed myself with health, youth and I stayed confined to the house with my books, often by candlelight (constant power cuts... ). This vitality, which was not spent, was unleashed in whirlwinds in my head, and I could not express it otherwise than by writing...

Arrived in Paris at 19, France embodied the height of elegance, the salt of intelligence and modernity. Paris is still the sweetness of life today, I found there a form of carelessness that I missed in my country. This artistic outpouring carried me very early on through fashion, theater and music… Three worlds that go together so well and that I was able to fully embrace as soon as I arrived.

Your latest album, Back to Colors, marks a break with the previous one, Indefinitely. What has changed in your inspiration?

A big difference, indeed. Choice of the title as obvious, in resonance contrary to Indefinitely, my previous album: a disc crossed by a melancholy in black and white pregnant... These songs corresponded to the state of mind of the moment, to these years of retreat following a surgery that went wrong. Different atmospheres, of course, but which follow each other like a journey.


The City of Light and the Eternal City make their cinema

Through two simultaneous film festivals, “Dolcevita-sur-Seine” on the banks of the Seine and “Nouvelle Vague sul Tevere” on Tiber Island , Paris and Rome celebrated their respective 7th art in early July and, more broadly, the strength of their cultural ties.


CAPITALE(S), 40 years of urban art in Paris

Nicolas LAUGERO LASSERRE, collector specializing in urban art, winner of the “Paris Jeune Talent” Prize whom we interviewed in 2019 , will be the co-curator of the exhibition “CAPITALE(S), 40 years of urban art in Paris” organized at Paris City Hall from October 15, 2022 to February 11, 2023, on the occasion of 40 years of urban art in the capital, one of the main stages in the history of this artistic movement.


Sweers Island, 2008, Arthur and Suzie Roe Collection, Melbourne, Australia (photo credit: Simon Strong).
Unpublished retrospective of Sally GABORI, great Aboriginal painter

The Fondation Cartier exhibits until November 6 one of the greatest contemporary Australian Aboriginal artists , Sally GABORI (1924-2015).




The tympanum and dome of the Pantheon in Paris.
An original panorama in all directions from the colonnade of the Pantheon

The National Pantheon is not only the neo-classical temple of the Republic honoring “great men” that overlooks the heart of the Latin Quarter from the top of Sainte-Geneviève mountain and closes off the perspective of rue Soufflot from the Luxembourg Garden.


The members of the jury gathered at the Hôtel de Crillon on May 19, 2022.
The winners of the Prix Les Lumières de Paris: elected and soon announced

The Lumières de Paris jury met on Thursday May 19 in the sumptuous premises of the Hôtel de Crillon to elect the winners of its 2022 awards . The names of the winners will be revealed during the gala dinner which will take place on Thursday, October 6 at the Chamber of Commerce of Paris - Île de France.





This is the number of daily users of the Châtelet-Les Halles station, which makes it, in the heart of Paris, the first underground station in the world.

The Canopy of Les Halles which "caps" the Châtelet - Les Halles station.

Director of publication: Alain CARADEUC
Secretary General of the Lights of Paris - International Institute

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