Culture

Paris has lots of cultural events & happenings throughout the year. Too much even to make an easy choice. Here you'll find a few hand picked worthwile exhibitions and shows.

Peter Buggenhout at Palais de Tokyo

THE BLIND LEADING THE BLIND ( free access) – until 01/09/2013 Level 2 – Palier d’Honneur Peter Buggenhout (b. 1963, lives and works in Ghent) is developing a sculpture practice in which the construction of hybrid forms refers back to a powerful universe, creating the feeling of an active power vested in the object. The [...] (Read more)

Ron Mueck at Foundation Cartier until October 27, 2013

This is his first major exhibition in Europe since the hugely successful Fondation Cartier exhibition of 2005. In addition to six important recent sculptures the show includes three produced especially for this event. A new film recording their creation has been made for the occasion by Gautier Deblonde. The film shows us how his art, [...] (Read more)

Les Mille et une nuits

After a 5mEuro revamp, the galleries of the Institut du Monde Araba are ready to host the longest, strangest story ever told The Arabian Nights. This exhibition traces the influence of the 1001 tales fo Scheherazade in cinema, fashion, theatre and of course literature. Institut du Monde Arabe, 75005 Paris (Read more)

Le Bal

Located down the tiny Impasse de la Defense off the bustling Avenue de Clichy in the 18tharrondissement, the building at number 6, Le Bal, currently serves as a multi-purpose venue for the arts. Le Bal focuses specifically on the ?document-image,? encompassing photography, video, film and new media as a means of representing reality. But you [...] (Read more)

Dinosaures, la vie en grande

Until 13/05/2013 you can visit this exhibition with kids who are crazy about Dinosaures. In this exhibition they focus on the big dinosaures, so it’s rather impressive. The museum itself is already a must see with kids, expecially the entrance is mindblowing. All kids small and big ones will love it. Musée d’histoire naturelle, 57 Rue [...] (Read more)

Dali at Centre Pompidou and Espace Dali Montmartre

Until 25/03/2013 you can visit a retropective exhibition on the work of this pecular artist. Salvador Dali (1904-1989) a Catalan surrealistic artist was a painter, sculptor and writer. At the exhibition you can appreciate known and unknown works. It’s an excellent introduction to the surrealistic artist for young people and unveil some fresch perspectives for [...] (Read more)

Les Enfants du Paradis

Until 27/01/2013 the cinémathèque wants to let you explore the lifeworld of Marcel Carné when he made Les Enfants du Paradis. The Cinémathèque Française holds one of the largest archives of films, movie documents and film-related objects in the world. Located in Paris, the Cinémathèque offers daily screenings of films from around the world. Apart [...] (Read more)

THE SOURCES OF ABORIGINE PAINTING at Musée du Quai Branly

Until 20/01/2013 . I tried to persuade one of our friends to visit this exhibition because he’s using the aborigine art as an inspiration for his photographic work. I hope he will get there before closing time . “The exhibition presents for the first time in Europe a major artistic movement, born in 1971-1972 in [...] (Read more)

Paris Photo au Grand Palais

Until 18 Nov you can stroll under the roof of Grand Palais and admire all kind of photos from all over the world. The galleries are coming from all over Europe, USA, Tokyo, etc. We saw some great pictures- old and new ones- but couldn’t find any theme or stream in it. Paris Photo, Grand [...] (Read more)

Galerie Karsten Greve

  Claire Morgan’s Quietus until november 3th at Galerie Karsten Greve My husband went over there last Thursday and was really overwhelmed by the beauty, simplicity vs. complexity of her work. He want me to go to Paris only for this exhibition. A little bit of googling and I found this on untappedcities.com written by Kala [...] (Read more)

Edward Hopper at Grand Palais : October 10th – January 28th

Paintings by Edward Hopper (1882-1967) have the deceptive simplicity of myths, a sort of picture-book obviousness. Each one is a concentrate of the hypothetical knowledge and dreams conjured up by the fabulous name of America. Whether they express deep poignancy or explore figments of the imagination, these paintings have been interpreted in the most contradictory [...] (Read more)

Do you wanna FIAC ?

Starting October 18th until 21 th, FIAC will bring together around 180 galleries from 24 countries. Both international and French, FIAC has become one of the major events in artistic creation. Each time we go to the Fiac we come out with a lot of energy, telling each other that next year we don’t want [...] (Read more)

Gerard Richter at Centre Pompidou

From  06/06/2012 to 24/09/2012 This summer, visitors can view a major retrospective at the Pompidou Centre dedicated to the major German artist, Gerhard Richter (1932, Dresden), still active on the international scene. Over 130 paintings by the artist will be on show for three months in Galerie 1 featuring works from the 1960s to the [...] (Read more)

Antiquariat Michel Bouvier

If you are a lover of old and rare books, you need to bring a visit to the shop of Michel Bouvier. It’s only open  in the afternoon from 14h till 19 h or by appointment. It’s seems a bit confidential or reservated for the happy few, but the owner is a very kind person. [...] (Read more)

Place Furstenberg and Musée Delacroix

One of Paris’s smallest, yet most charming, public squares. All around, you can find many prestigious stores of design (Flamand), materials , decorations and antiques. Many artists have painted this romantic place and you can visit the intimate Musée Delacroix. This is the house where the artist lived and worked from 1857 till his death. [...] (Read more)

Neon, who’s afraid of red, yellow and blue ? at Maison Rouge

From February 17 to May 20, 2011, la maison rouge will be host to the first large international exhibition dedicated to the history of neon in art from 1950-present. Exhibiting more than one hundred historic unseen works, dating from the 1950?s, works by pioneers; Lucio Fontana to François Morellet, Bruce Nauman, Joseph Kosuth, Maurizio Nannucci [...] (Read more)

L’Office

Seen on DoitinParis : “Right next to the Grands Boulevards, l?Office has just been taken over by a buzzing duo, Charles Compagnon and the chef from NYC Kevin O?Donnell.  The decor is total vintage: zinc counter, oak parquet floors and dimmed lights for a cozy chic ambiance. In the plate : a perfectly crisp chicken [...] (Read more)

Hey, Modern Art & Pop Culture exhibition

It does not happen often that we visit an exhibition several times, but this time we made an exception. What you see is so fascinating, it’s as looking into the head of some-one. ?Today, the spirit of the street and of the common people is everywhere. Cartoons appear at Cannes. Artists produce toy collections. Tattooing [...] (Read more)

Galerie Arnoux

Galerie Arnoux is specialised in abstract art, mostly from the fifties. They also gave some young artists who are in to abstract art. You don’t need to buy to jump in and admire the pieces of art. The galerie is a lively place connected to the Saint-Germain spirit of culture and literature. Sometimes they gave [...] (Read more)

Goudemalion at Musée des Arts décoratifs

A retrospective exposition of the works of Jean-Paul Goude. This brilliant “image maker” was the man in the 80’s who made an icon of Grace Jones. He made Egoïste and Coco of Chanel hot. And who doesn’t remember his advertisements for Kodak, Citroën and Guerlain ! The exhibition shows photo’s, paintings, etc but also a [...] (Read more)

Orphée et Eurydice at Opéra Garnier

Orphée et Eurydice brings flesh and blood to Gluck?s score and creates a permanent dialogue between song and dance dividing each of the main roles in two. Beyond the mythological tale itself, the ballet evokes the fragility of the human condition and plunges into painful introspection. The choreography of Pina Baush made this ballet worldknown.
Starting [...] (Read more)

Musée Grévin

Musée Grévin is a great treat for children to see up close and personal their favourite movie and sport stars.
With over 300 life-size models, the wax museum will have them in a photo frenzy as they pose next to Charlie Chaplin and Michael Jackson.
Musée Grevin, 10, blvd Montmartre, 75009 Paris, tel 01 47 70 85 [...] (Read more)

Cranach At The Musée du Luxembourg

??If you are interested in old paintings, one exhibition not to be missed is the of Lucas Cranach. It is shown at the small and cosy Musée de Luxembourg. Be sure to buy your tickets in advance through internet or in a Fnac, otherwise you will need to queue for hours.
We loved the exhibition and [...] (Read more)

Akram Kahn

Akram Kahn (with Vertical Road).At the Théâtre de la Ville from 4 to 13 March.
Akram Kahn is one of the great choreographes of this time. His dancers are like angels who observe the Earth in its crazy tredmill .
A? new step, for dance…? New movement and a deep dramaturgie.
Théâtre de la Ville, 2 Place [...] (Read more)

Paris’ Alternative Nightlife V


Text: Rooksana Hossenally for Vingt Paris
Needless to say that Paris doesn?t quite have a bustling nightlife to rival London or New York, but it does have its fair share of quirky and traditional bars, restaurants and cabarets, as well as a number of alternative arty music events in venues all over [...] (Read more)

Paris’ Alternative Nightlife IV


Text: Rooksana Hossenally for Vingt Paris
Needless to say that Paris doesn?t quite have a bustling nightlife to rival London or New York, but it does have its fair share of quirky and traditional bars, restaurants and cabarets, as well as a number of alternative arty music events in venues all over [...] (Read more)

Paris’ Alternative Nightlife III

Text: Rooksana Hossenally for Vingt Paris
Needless to say that Paris doesn?t quite have a bustling nightlife to rival London or New York, but it does have its fair share of quirky and traditional bars, restaurants and cabarets, as well as a number of alternative arty music events in venues all over [...] (Read more)

The temptation of Eve by Pietragalla

Pietragalla is a very talented dancer and choreographer. In this spectacle she’s dancing solo. She uses the power of women, their strenght, their courage and their sensiblity. It’s a stunning spectacle from 25th of January until 12th of February.
Le Palace, 8, Rue du Faubourg Montmartre, 75009 Paris
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Paris’ Alternative Nightlife II

Text: Rooksana Hossenally for Vingt Paris
Needless to say that Paris doesn?t quite have a bustling nightlife to rival London or New York, but it does have its fair share of quirky and traditional bars, restaurants and cabarets, as well as a number of alternative arty music events in venues all over [...] (Read more)

Paris’ Alternative Nightlife

Text: Rooksana Hossenally for Vingt Paris
Needless to say that Paris doesn?t quite have a bustling nightlife to rival London or New York, but it does have its fair share of quirky and traditional bars, restaurants and cabarets, as well as a number of alternative arty music events in venues all over [...] (Read more)

Louis Vuitton at Musée Carnavalet (until 28th of February)

-The “Voyage en Capitale. Louis Vuitton & Paris.” exhibition brings together Vuitton’s historic objects from its heritage collections and a variety of works (paintings, photographs, models, etc…) on loans from museums, establishing the famous trunk maker’s key role in Paris’ cultural and historic history.
The trunks and luggage selected reveal the creative process behind these luxury [...] (Read more)

Exploration of “La Nouvelle Athènes”

The name “Nouvelle Athènes” was given in 1823 by a journalist, Dureau de la Malle because of the grecomania ambiance around Saint-Georges.
You can make a guided walk (in French) on the path of the well-known Romantic artist : George Sand, Pauline Viardot, Mademoiselle Mars, Victor Hugo, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, Eugène Delacroix, Théodore Géricault, Honoré [...] (Read more)

Gabriel Orozco at Centre Pompidou

Extract from VingtParis


Text: Martyn Dunn
Images: Marian Goodman Gallery

The glass walls of the Pompidou?s Galerie Sud provide a fitting home for Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco, whose exhibition (on through 3rd January 2011) manifests the twin senses of exploration and receptiveness. It is hard to imagine the selection of sculptures and photographs amid the [...] (Read more)

Mois de la Photo – Off


Text: Aidan Mac Guill for VingtParis

Every two years in Paris the month of November is designated ‘Mois De La Photo’. Of course in Paris it seems like everything eventually gets its own month, or week, or day. In fact I’m fairly sure October was ‘Mois De La Everybody Gets The Flu’, and this writer is [...] (Read more)

Monet at Grand Palais

From September 2010 we?ll be going one better with the biggest Monet exhibition in thirty years, organised by the associated national museums and the musée d’Orsay.
The last large Monet exhibition in Paris was in 1980 (at the Grand Palais once again), and since then much research has been done about the artist, bringing to light [...] (Read more)

The first urban plan of Paris









Under the pavement of the Notre Dame you can visit an interesting exposition. They show you how Paris would have looked like in Roman times. With videos, 3D animation and models you get an impression of how the metropole Paris once was. The ancient buildings : the forum (rue Soufflot), the amphitheater (arènes de Lutece), the [...] (Read more)

The garden and museum Albert Kahn

Albert Kahn designed a magnificent garden to match his own imaginary world, peaceful and free of boundaries. The eccentric banker and philanthropist of the 20th-century left to posterity more than four hectares of roses, fruit and cedar trees, a playful Vosgean forest and a host of English, French and Japanese gardens.
Though the garden is located [...] (Read more)

YSL in Le Petit Palais











The first large retrospective exhibition dedicated to Yves Saint-Laurent the fashion designer is set to take place from 11 March to 29 August at the Petit Palais. Discover this beautiful exhibition, you still have some time, but buy your ticket in advance on-line or in the Fnac (even with a ticket be prepared to be [...] (Read more)

Normandy Art Festival: Have an Impressionist Summer!


By Robert Fisher
Fodor’s Editor
If you love Monet and Renoir you?re in good company?these fathers of Impressionism are among the most beloved painters of all time. But who would have thought that they also made amazing road-trip buddies? I “hit the road” with them during a recent trip to France, to savor the summer-long Impressionist Normandy [...] (Read more)

Paris, with popcorn

You must not be addicted to film or blind to the city’s inexhaustible charms, to go to the movies in Paris in all weathers and all seasons because it is, by a wide margin, the best place in the world to watch film. Paris offers a variety of choices that pales many big cities. Paris’ [...] (Read more)

Orient-Hermès at l’Institut du Monde Arabe


Text: Aran Cravey for Vingtmagazine
Visions of the mystic splendors of the exotic East have long beguiled the imagination of Western artists. Nineteenth century painters such as Jean-Léon Gérôme and Eugène Delacroix were enchanted by the stories and decorative objects imported  from the newly colonized French territories. Fascinated by the allure and mystique of the ?Orient? [...] (Read more)

From El Greco to Dali


The Musée Jacquemart-André presents until August 2010 a prestigious collection of paintings by the Spanish masters offering a selection of paintings that has never been exhibited in France before. Among them are works by artists from the Spanish School such as El Greco, Ribera, Murillo, Sorolla, Picasso, Dalí and Miró. The exhibited works are selected [...] (Read more)

Parisians : An adventure history of Paris

The writer Graham Robb, the acclaimed biographer of Balzac, Rimbaud and Victor Hugo published in 2007 “The discovery of France”.
His new book “Parisians, an adventure history of Paris” tells the story of Paris through the lives of its most colourful citizens. These include spies, scientists and businessmen as well as photograpers, philosophers and prostitutes that [...] (Read more)

Yves Saint Laurent at Petit Palais

Until August the Musée des Beaux Arts at the Petit Palais has its first ever exhibition dedicated to haute couture; it is fitting then, that it should be a retrospective of the work of a man who embodied the ideal of fashion designer as artist like no other, France?s beloved last great couturier: Yves Saint [...] (Read more)

Videoclub off the beaten track

Already for 7 years, Stéphanie Heuze has a videoclub where you can hire movies of the beaten track. It’s a very cosy shop where you hire Visconti, Rossellini, Lars von Trier and others.
More than 2000 titles, almost a collection. The owner is very passionate about movies and loves to discuss it. She did watch 92% [...] (Read more)

Izis, Paris des Rêves at Hôtel de Ville


Asked why he chose Paris after having fled the persecution of Jews in Lithuania in 1930, Izis replied, ?Because it excited my imagination. It was the City of Lights. For me everything was happening in Paris. Liberty, Equality of man and Culture, that?s what made us dream.? The retrospective of his photography at Hotel de [...] (Read more)

The blue note

At Musée de la vie romantique starting March 2 until July 11 2010 an important homage is presented to the famous composer Frédéric Chopin (1810-1949), specialy about his parisian years -  the last ten years of his life.
The atmophere is one of all the art (literature, painting, music) that surrounded him and influenced him . [...] (Read more)

Rose, c’est Paris

Startin 8th of April until 11th of July 2010 at Bnf Richelieu, photo gallery.
A young woman, B., looks for her twin sister Rose who is missing. That’s the start for a look into the not so known intimistic parts of Paris taken by the camera of Bettina Rheims and written by Serge Bramly.
Hunderd photos and [...] (Read more)

The Russian Ballets at Musée de l’Opéra

Until 23 of May an exceptional exposition can be seen at Bibliothèqe-Musée de l’Opéra.
This exposition shows a hundred works from its most important collection of Russian Ballet. The Russian Ballet gave 19 “seasons” of spectacle in Paris between 1909 an 1929. It was an imediate succes due to the renovation of the classical ballet by [...] (Read more)

Isadora Duncan at Musée Bourdelle

Musée Bourdelle presents an ambitious exposition devoted to Isadora Duncan, one of the sources of inspiration for Antoine Bourdelle. The exposition recreates the intellectual and artistic context of an epoch and celebrating this pioneer dancer. It traces the tumultuous life and career of Isadora Duncan through photographs, works of art and documents.  The exhibition concludes [...] (Read more)

Fragant History

In the Aerolineas Argentinas Magazine of Dec 2009 :
The sense of smell can stir-up potent memories. Certain aromas allow to relive an infinite array of events, as they transport us to different places and times where memories interact with imagination and fantasy.
Paris, apart from being an elegant city par excellence, is the capital of perfume. [...] (Read more)

Forum des images

David Britain writing for VINGT Paris
Although its location inside Forum des Halles is not the most desirable, Forum des Images is the gem of this underground maze. Nowhere else will you find such an enormously varied film agenda including 1920s silent film, contemporary art house cinema and everything in between. There is a strong emphasis [...] (Read more)

Cité de la mode et du Design

Anna Bromwich writing for VINGT Paris
Perched on Quai D?Austerlitz on the old industrial banks of the Seine is a 21st century Emerald City. The Cité de la Mode et du Design is a converted storehouse wrapped in a vibrant green, wavy skin that was designed to echo the murky Seine running beside it.
Cité de la [...] (Read more)

Expo Matisse and Rodin

At Musée Rodin running until Febr 28, this exposition does confrontate two great artists from a different generation.
Its proposes a reflexion on the works of Matisse, the big master of Fauvism. Almost  his sculpture and some drawings will be confronted with works of Rodin.
The Musée Rodin is one of my favourites, specially the garden makes [...] (Read more)

Jazz on a lazy Sunday afternoon

Every Sunday afternoon at 16 h a special Jazz session is held at the Sunset-Sunside , so families can share jazz music with their children.
Sunset-Sunside, ??60, Rue des Lombards, 75001  Paris, tel. 01 40 26 46 60 , M° Châtelet
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Literary Paris

It’s not a secret that Ernest Hemingway loved Paris. He came to live in Paris in the rouring 20’s and wrote some novels there. His early work lik 3 Stories and 10 Poems – In our Time – The torrents of Spring and his famous The Sun always Rises. He met other famous artists like [...] (Read more)

Dolce Vita

The famous and beautiful scene….?????
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Fellini, La Grande Parade

Federico Fellini (1920-1993) is perhaps the greatest of Italian film-makers.
For celebrating the 50th anniversary of his work, the Jeu de Paume exhibition provides an opportunity to ask oneself about the current relevance of the film-maker?s work, by exploring the sources of his imagination : music-hall and the circus, caricatures or photo-novels, woman in all her [...] (Read more)

Miles Davis

The legendary

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We want Miles and We want more Miles

This fall Cité the La musique does organise an exhibition on Miles Davis showing his life from the start till the end.
What is really interesting, are the concerts going on at the same time or in the Cité or at Salle Pleyel.
If you’re a jazz fan, go to their site and check it out while [...] (Read more)

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Their tribute to a rollercoaster sounds dazzling to me, I think my son would love to see them and they have a concert at Casino de Paris on the 12th of November.
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Studio 28, Independent Cinema

Since 1928, Studio 28 has been dedicated to avant-garde independent cinema. Jean Cocteau designed the chandeliers for this movie house in 1950, which was also used for a scene in Amélie.
There is a lovely covered terrace for drinks before. The studio is on walking distance from the Montmartre studio loft.
Studio 28, 10, Rue Tholozé, 75018 [...] (Read more)

Literary Paris

While browsing on the net, I found a book that might be interesting for people who like literature and Paris and who want to visit places out of the touristic feeling.
Literaly Paris is written by Jessica Powell and gives places to make a literary pilgrimage through Paris by following in the footsteps of thirty writers [...] (Read more)

Mouche – a Boating Man’s Reminiscence

This summer I was reading Great Love stories from Chekhov to Munro , My mistress’s sparrow is dead edited by Jeffrey Eugenides in which one of the stories is of Guy de Maupassant : Mouche – a boating man’s reminiscence.
In this scene the Seine is described as I’v never read it before , listen to [...] (Read more)

Espace Dali

You can find L’Espace Dali at Montmartre, on walking distance of the Montmartre Studio Loft. This year they have an exhibition wich is a tribute to the 2oth anniversary of his disapearance.
In the heart of Montmartre, two art galleries invite you to discover his surrealistic creations.
ESPACE DALI GALLERY , 11, Rue Poulbot, 75018 Paris, located [...] (Read more)

Cinéma au clair de lune

Seeing a flick projected on the side of a building is about as urban cool as it gets, and for a few weeks in August there’s a different Parisian-themed film shown in a different arrondissement Thursday through Sunday nights at 9:30 (although the premier film is on Wednesday, Aug. 5 , close by the Montmartre [...] (Read more)

Mother and son’s art

Through September 15, art of Suzanne Valadon and Maurice Utrillo is shown at La Pinacotheque. Almost 50 works of each artist are shown.
The story of Suzanne Valadon and Maurice Utrillo is the story of Montmartre and Paris in the beginning of the 20th century.
This Duo Mother and Son, eccentric and a bit bohemian, is the [...] (Read more)

Gustave Eiffel : Genius of Iron

Mostlyt the exhibitions at the Hôtel de Ville are of very good quality and its for free. This summer Gustave Eiffel and his creations are in the picture.
Hôtel de Ville ,5, rue de Lobau, 75001 Paris, M° Hôtel de Ville
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Festival Fnac Indétendances

Leave it to Paris’s largest music store to put on one of the best free outdoor music festivals of the summer, as part of the ever-popular Paris Plage.
From July 25 to August 15, concerts will be held every Friday and Saturday, 5-10 p.m.
Festival Fnac Indétendances
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Born in the streets - Graffiti

At Fondation Cartier they have an exhibibition starting July until November about Graffiti.
Occupying the entire gallery space of the Fondation Cartier, as well as the building?s façade and surrounding garden, the exhibition brings to light the extraordinary development of an artistic movement that was born in the streets of New York in the early 1970s [...] (Read more)

Festival Paris Quartier d’été

This festival offers a mix of dance, music, and theater performances held at some of Paris’s top sites, including the Jardin du Luxembourg and the Palais Royal. This year program has a lot top artists.
Many events are free, although note that some performances require advance registration.
Festival Paris Quartier d’été, for more details and tickets.
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Parc de le Villette Open-Air Cinema

Every evening of the week except Mondays, you can catch open-air screenings of English and French films at this 130-acre ultramodern park.
Some of the films on this year’s calendar include Broken Flowers, Brokeback Mountain, Mulholland Drive, and Little Miss Sunshine.
Most people spread a blanket out on the grass, but if you’d rather sit in a [...] (Read more)

Paris Jazz Festival

On Saturdays and Sundays in June and July, this annual jazz festival comes to the lovely Parc Floral de Paris, the Bois de Vicennes’s 70-acre park and flower garden.
Entry to the Parc Floral is ?5, but the concerts are all free.
Just have a look at the program at Paris Jazz Festival
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Pit Stop : Maison Européenne de la Photographie

If you are interested in Photo art than Le maison européenne de la Photographie is the place to be. They have notable shows and great retrospectives.
Until Aug. 2009 there is a interesting exhibition of Henri Cartier-Bresson.  They do expose 320 works of the own collection. It has been a long work with a nice result.
Maison [...] (Read more)

Mini tour around Montmartre by artist Robert Hawkins

Just discovered this little guided tour by Robert Hawkins, a Paris based painter and truly in love with Montmartre. In the less than 3 minutes video he shows you around and gives you a taste the atmosphere and everyday things of the neighborhood.

You get to know some artists, the backery around the corner, little unique galery's, delicious oisters in the cafe, the metro as the connection to the center of the city in just a few minutes.

As the waiter in the video says, Montmartre is the best part of Paris, a little village where everybody knows each other.

See the Paris: Tour of Lamarck-Caulaincourt in Montmartre video.

Forget Rodin

The title of this exhibition is surprising, but also the object .
The Musée d’Orsay does show the artistic influence of Rodin on Paris sculpture between 1905 - 1914.
They also have an interesting museumcafé and shop on the site.
Musée d’Orsay,1 rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007 Paris, M° Solférino - Assemblée Nationale
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The world of Andy Warhol

Until July 13th ,Le Grand Palais shows big portrets of celebrities, jetset people, actors and musicians made by Warhol or his Factory between 1962 and 1987.
It’s a rather repetitive exhibition, but it’s meant to be because the principle of repetition was a central preoccupation of Warhol’s work.
Le Grand Palais, 3,Av Gen. Eisenhower, 75008 Paris , [...] (Read more)

Kandinsky

Centre Pompidou shows us with 100 works de artistic evolution of one of the most important modern artists of the 20 th century.
This exhibition is a coproductions with the Guggenheim in New York an the Städtische Galerie in Lenbachhaus of Munich. 
After your visit, you can go upstairs and have a drink or snack at the “George”, [...] (Read more)

The Gates of Heaven : Visions of the world inri Ancient Egypt

The expression “the Gates of Heaven” referred both to the passageway into the afterlife, and to certain everyday objects. The exhibition entitled “The Gates of Heaven. Visions of the World in Ancient Egypt” features some 350 artifacts dating from the Old Kingdom to the Roman Period which it endeavors to place in their social, religious, [...] (Read more)

The century of Jazz - until June 28th

This exhibition gives us a chronological idea how jazz and art did influence each other in the 20th century. 
All kinds of art are shown : paintings, graphics, photografy, graphic design and movies.
Musée du Quai Branly, 37, Quai Branly, 75007 Paris, M° Alma-Marceau
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Picasso on a necklace

Back in 1928 the jewelry collection of Jean Deprés was considered too modern for “Le salon d’Automne”. Deprés was one of the pioneers in art-deco jewelry and was a close friend of Picasso.They were often visiting the Bateau-Lavoir at Montmartre.
Typical for his work are the strict lines and geometrical patterns. He is working with silver [...] (Read more)

Coco avant Chanel

Audrey Tautou stars as Gabrielle Chanel, known as Coco, before she became famous. The film will feature dresses from the Chanel collection. Karl Lagerfeld, art director of the House of Chanel, will supervise the re-creation of costumes and accessories.
The film is directed and written by Anne Fontaine and Camille Fontaine. Also stars Alessandro Nivola, Marie [...] (Read more)

Chapelle de la Médaille Miraculeuse

In 1830 saintly Catherine Labouré was said to have been visited by the Virgin, who gave her a medal that performed miracles.
This kitch chapel - murals, mosaics, statues and the embalmed bodies of Catherine and her mother Superior - is one of France’s most visited sites, attracting two million pilgrims every year.
Reliefs in the courtyard [...] (Read more)

Child friendly stay in Paris

Childfriendly visit to ParisIt is always hartwarming to read the comments of our visitors in the guestbook. This is a testimonial of a 7 year old with her parents who stayed in the Romantic.

This is what she wrote:

Dear Peter,

Thank you for the lovely time in your apartment in Paris.

I liked it because its big and nice.

I had a nice time because I could play and do cardwheel. I saw the Eifel tower and went up the top.

I liked the baguette.

Best whishes from Leonie S. (7 years old)

So if you are looking for a visit to Paris with your children. Have a look at the fascilities of the Romantic apartment and don't hesitate to contact us.

Paris, Design and Mutation

How has design adjusted to the changing society in Paris? How do French designers use digital gadgets and ecological materials? You get the answer in the exhibition "Paris, Design en Mutation."

From the 17th of April till the 30th august, Expace Fondation EDF, rue Récamier 1 in Paris. Enterance is free.

More info: http://www.via.fr

Macbeth at Opéra National de Paris

Melodramma in four acts (1847)
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
After the tragedy by William Shakespeare
Performed in Italian
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Werther at Opéra National de Paris


Lyric drama in four acts and five scenes (1892)
Poem by Edouard Blau, Paul Milliet and Georges Hartmann
after Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Performed in French
PRODUCTION OF THE BAYERISCHE STAATSOPER, MUNICH
First performance 28 Feb 2009 19:30
Last performance 26 Mar 2009 19:30
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Montmartre Art track

A nice walk in the neighbourghood (Read more)

A thief in Paris planned to steal some paintings from the Louvre.

A thief in Paris planned to steal some paintings from the Louvre.

After careful planning, he got past security, stole the paintings, and made it safely to his van. However, he was captured only two blocks away when his van ran out of gas. (Read more)

Artscience : a brave new world

Science and art combine at Le Laboratoire (Read more)

Films on DVD

Classics :

- Alien Resurrection

- American Psycho

- Any way the wind blows

- A fish calles Wanda

- Bowling for Columbine

- Caché : Michael Haneke

- Casablanca

- Cheecky : Tinto Brass

- C'est arrivé près de chez vous ( Man Bites Dog) : Rémy Belvaux

- Cinema Paradiso

- Das Boot 

- Deliverance

- Delicatessen

- Devil's Advocate

- Dogville

- Escape from Alcatraz

- Fight Club

- Gladiator

- Hôtel du Nord

- La cage aux Folles

- Les amants du Pont Neuf

- Les Choristes

- Lucia y el sexo

- Mulan 2

- Mulholland Drive--

- Notre-Dame de Paris : Jean Delannoy

- Paris vu par ....

- Pelle the conqueror

- The Piano

- Rabbit proof fence

- Scandale à Paris

- Seven

- Some like it hot

- The cook, the thief, his wife and her lover

- The motorcycle diaries

- The 60''s 

- Ripper

- The sixth sense

- Trainspotting

- True romance

- Vertigo

- 2001 : A space odyssey

Le Plateau

A place dedicated to contemporary creativity (Read more)

List of the CD's and music DVD's

- Rahib Abou-Khalil : Al-Jadida / Yara

- Al di Meola : The grande passion

- Aphex Twin : drukqs/ warpCD34

- Archguitar renaissance : Peter Blanchette with the virtual Consortium

- F. Battiato : Come un  cammello in una grandata

- Art Blakey : A night at Birdland

- The Bloomdaddies : Seamus Blake

- Blue Note 1595

- Boards of Canada : Twoism

- Bowie : Heathen

- Carla Bruni : Naïve

- Buddha-Bar II

- Billy Cobham : Spectrum

- Caravan : In the Land of Grey and Pink

- Cool  2-3

- Harry Coninck Jr : We are in love

- Greatest Conductors of the century

- Costes

-Lucio Dalla : The best of

- Miles Davis : Vol 2

- Philippus de Monte en de Habsburgers : Polyfonie

- Duran Duran : Rio

- Hans Dulfer :Scissors

- Emozione D'Autore : Indementicabili

- Fripp & Eno : Evening Star / No Pussyfooting

- Fauré : Chamber music

- Gentle Giant: Three Friends

- Stan Getz : The best of two worls

- Herbie Hancock : Canaloupe Island

- Steve Heizeg : Death of the dream

- Hooverphonic : The magnificent Three

- Impala Lounge

- Steve Jansen : Stone to Flesh

- Jazz in Paris : Gitanes series

- The essence of New Orleans Jazz

- Jazzadelic

 - Jazz Lounge  : 1 - 2- Jazz Moods : CD 1 - 2

  - Kidd Carol : The best of

- King Crimson : Larks' tongues in aspic / Discipline 

- Didier Malherbe  : Windprints

- La Mezzanine de l'Alcazar

- The best of George Michael

- Mompou : Piano Music

- The Monkies : More of the Monkies

- Music is Life

- Sinnead O'Connor

- Michel Petrucciani : Estate

- Pink Floyd : Animals / Harvest 

- Le poème Harmonique  Vincent Dumestre : Emilio de' Cavalieri  Lamentations

- Premium Forreria Marcori : L'Isola di niente

- Prince : Emancipation

- Psychonavigation

- Eros Ramazzotti : Tutte Storie

- Saint-Saëns : Cello Concertos

- Erik Satie: Oeuvres pour piano 

- Songs and dances of Smyrna

- Jimmy Spacek : Sweet Texas Soul

-Alan Stivell : Chemins de terre

- New British Stars : a celebration of young classical talent

- Music for Chaise Loungues

- Paris Lounge : Music Rough Guides

- Play me the Blues... CD 1 - 2 - 3

- Ravel Maurice : CD 2

- Tangerine Dream : Stratosfear

-  Underworld : AHunderdDaysOff

- David Van Tieghm ; hes things happen

- Steve Ray Vaughan : The sky is crying

-- Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras

- Vision : The music of Hildegard Von Bingen

- Vivaldi :concertos pour viloncelle

- Winter Chill 3

- Robert Wyatt : Rock Bottom / Ruth is stranger than Richard

- Yes : Highlights

- Zucchero : The Best of

Music DVD's

- Jon Anderson : Tour of the Universe

- THe Beach Boys / Live at Knebworth 1980

- Bee Gees : his is where I came in

- Best of Bowie

- British Rock : The first Wave

- James Brown Live

- Buena Vista Social Club

- Phil Collins : Live and Loose in Paris

- The Cotton Club

- Deep Purple : Come hell or high water / Machine Head

- Deep Purple : Concerto for group and orchestra

- Depeche Mode

- Dire Straits  

- The Doors

- Eagles : Hell freezes over

- Fleetwood Mac : Rumours

- Fleetwood Mac : The Dance

- Peter Gabriel : Growing p

- Genesis : Songbook/ Inside Genesis

- Hatfield and the North

- Hip Hop Story : Tha Movie

- John Lee Hooker :That's my story

- King Crimson : Eyes wide open

- Lou reed 

- Bob Marley : Reggae Roots

- The Moody Blues

- Pink floyd Live at Pompeï

- Elvis Presley

- R.E.M : Road Movie

- Rolling Stones : Bridges to Babylon Tour '97-98

- Rolling Stones : Sympathy for the Devil

- Rolling Stones : Four Licks

- Roxy music

- Steely Dan : Aja

- The Cure : Greatest Hits

- The Doors : 30 years commemorative edition

- The Doors : Live in Europe 1968

- The Smiths : The complete picture

- The Stranglers : Live ' 78, SF

- Stevie Ray Vaughan : Live at the El Mocambo

-  Steve Winwood : Sound Stage

- Neil Young : In the year of the horse

- U2 : Rattle and Hum

- Johnny Guitar Watson 

- The Who 

- Woodstock

- Yes : Yesyears

- Led Zepelin : The song remains the same / The making of a supergroup

 

Musée de l'Erotisme

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Musée Dapper

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Origine at Théatre de Ville

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Rediscovering the mosaics of the Mosque of Paris

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Cinema Parisien 3

Not only bridges, also gardens and even a museum can be filmlocations (Read more)

Cinéma Parisien 2

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Cinéma Parisien

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Retrospective of Camille Claudel at Musée Rodin : 15/04 - 20/07/2008

"I showed her where she would find gold, but the gold she finds is her
very own." Auguste Rodin
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Hotel Lutetia by Pierre Assouline

Behind the Art Déco façade... (Read more)

La vie en rose ( La môme)

The movie made by Olivier Dahan with Marion Cottilard and Gérard Depardieu, among other well know artists, gives back the true story of a voice of a nation. (Read more)

How romantic can a stroll on a cemetery be ?

The famous Père Lachaise cemetery first openend in 1804, Parisians thought it was too far out of town. (Read more)

The emperor of China

Christian Deydier, specialist of ancient China, has a new gallery, showing seven pieces. (Read more)

French women don't get fat

Mireille Guiliano, one of the few women who have reached the top echelon of the wine and spirits as well as luxury goods industry (Read more)

Le Grand Vefour

LA SAGA DU GRAND VEFOUR


Renouveau et décadence, mets exquis et semelle de botte, révolution, incendie, attentat... Le plus vieux restaurant de Paris a tout vécu et triomphé des pires épreuves.... (Read more)

Musée de La Vie Romantique

Being the world's most romantic city, Paris has also a museum dedicated to the "romantic" movement in art. (Read more)

Kissing in the "City of Love" : 2

Eros in the Library, prolonged till March, 22 (Read more)

Musée de Montmartre


Situé en plein coeur du vieux village de Montmartre, ce musée très spécifique revêt un charme .. (Read more)

Paintings by Linda Thalman ( Parisinsites)

Maybe the best newsletter about Paris is the one by Linda Thalman - but did you also know she is a talented artist? (Read more)

Museumtip

Versailles (Read more)

The New Hot Quarters the 9th

"The ninth arrondissement is a real mixed bag: from the elegance of the Garnier Opera House to the seediness of Pigalle lingerie/sex shops (Read more)

The Legend of Saint Denis

The mount, until then called the "Mount of Mars" or the "Mount of Mercury", eventually took the name "Mount of Martyrs", and the name Montmartre was derived from it. (Read more)

Musée de La Vie Romantique

Musée de La Vie Romantique will be in a TV show soon. (Read more)