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Best Exhibitions in Paris – October 2017

Posted by on Oct 15, 2017

Best Exhibitions in Paris – October 2017

Autumn sets in comfortably, and with it its share of cultural victuals.

GAUGUIN The Alchemist

The Grand Palais exhibition presents Gauguin, a nineteenth-century artist, and pioneer of modern art, in several facets: paintings, ceramics, sculptures and wooden objects, engraved wood, prints, and drawings.

The chronological course of the exhibition retraces the artist’s creative process, from his beginnings in Brittany made of wild landscapes to his more philosophical inspirations, nourished by his various travels…

October 11, 2017, to January 22, 2018
Grand Palais
3 Avenue du Général-Eisenhower, 8th Avenue
Every day (except Mar) 10am – 8pm; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: until 10pm
Prices: admission 14€, reduced price 10€.

PICASSO 1932

gsgshsdjhftfttrdeOrganised in partnership with the London Tate, Picasso 1932 is an exhibition which, as its name suggests, traces the year 1932 (from 1 January to 31 December as it should be) in that it could have had a more productive year for Picasso.

We can discover the inspirations and research of the artist that have given birth to his greatest successes. The bathers, the portraits of Marie-Thérèse Walter, the artist’s exhibitions at the Georges Petit Gallery… Any date of this crucial year.

It is, therefore, a year of the master’s life that one discovers through the historical journey that presents works – including Le Rêve, emblematic of his aesthetic – but also archives.

October 10,2017 to February 11,2018
Open from 10:30am to 6pm (closed Mondays)
Picasso National Museum
5, rue de Thorigny, 3e

Bourdelle and the Ancient

The exhibition Bourdelle and the antique, a modern passion, thinks of itself as an invitation to take a step back. A reading of the present in the light of the past, because in the history of forms and ideas, there is no “progress” that does not come from a “step back,” no aesthetic revolution that does not pass through the rebirth of a buried past.

Starting from this premise, the Bourdelle Museum invites us to discover the work of sculptor Antoine Bourdelle, who drew inspiration from Ancient Rome for the works that marked his maturity at the beginning of the 20th century.

Alongside the works of Picasso, Modigliani and Zadkine, the sculptor’s work is now being rethought through this exhibition, which explores the fascination of artists of the last century with the ancient world.

October 4, 2017 to February 4, 2018
Museum Bourdelle
16/18 Antoine Bourdelle Street, 15th Floor
Open every day except Monday, 10 am – 6 pm

Burmese Images

fksgnsojgnpsgnpsngrrtrrrrDiscover Burma, its colonial history and multiple faces in a photo exhibition at the Musée National des Arts Asiatiques Guimet.

This fall, Burma is the focus of the exhibition Burmese Images, Photographic Treasures of the MNAAG.
This tour highlights the Burmese collection acquired by the museum between 1989 and 2015 and enriched by recent donations – in particular, exceptional images of Burma dating from the second half of the 19th century.

Burma, its colonial history, and its many faces are all visible in this exhibition, where scenes of daily life and exploratory journeys of a civilization that oscillates between permanence and change intersect.

October 18, 2017, to January 22, 2018
Every day (except Tuesday, January 1st, May 1st, December 25th) 10am-6pm
Musée des Arts asiatiques Guimet – Paris
6 place d’ Jena, 16th

These are just some of the best Paris art shows you’ll find in October in the city of love !

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Terraces you need to know in Paris

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017

Terraces you need to know in Paris

The ritual is the same every year. From the first rays of sunshine, black sunglasses on the road, creamy and ready to sip rosé and summer cocktails, you will not resist the appeal of the summer terrace.

Before going head down, I have compiled unavoidable and new spots where to stop in the French Capital city.

The Roof of the Moulin Rouge Machine

The Machine adds a new string to its bow with its rooftop-garden

This summer, the Machine du Moulin Rouge is adding a floor to its arc: we already knew the boiler room in the basement, the central unit on the ground floor and the terrace of the bubble bar, which plays the extensions until dawn in July and August. From now on, we can also drink glasses on the roof of the Moulin Rouge, right under the blades of the legendary Parisian cabaret, until sunset!

It may take an early arrival to find a place, knowing that the initiative will only last for the summer period.

During the summer and spring period, the Machine will deploy an eclectic programming on its four floors, between hip-hop, disco, techno, Balearic or Afro house. Launched on July 1st with the evening Problèmes d’ amour, with the Italian DJ Alexander Robotnick, author of the hit of the same name in the 80s.

90, boulevard de Clichy, M° Blanche. Wednesday to Sunday, noon to midnight (22:00 on Sundays). Tapas (between 4€ and 9€), 7 € the Spritz at 14 € the Mojito (with champagne).

New Ground Control opens its doors.

Ground Control

Ground Control is packing its bags for the summer season in a former SNCF mail sorting center, hidden behind the Lyon train station. This version revisits on 1 500m2 the atmosphere of the two previous editions then established rue Ordener: chic guinguette spirit, big tables, deckchairs, refreshments, street-food and urban vegetable garden are part of the game.

The restaurants are located in a pretty cool area and offer a wide variety of dishes such as smoked trout, veggie burgers, Breton cakes, sandwiches at the porchetta or British pastries.

At the bottom left of the site, don’t miss the Argentinean barbecue of the Asado team which will delight the salty beaks with its grilled meat, roasted vegetables and choripánes, sausage sandwiches, chimichurri sauce, made with black bread with vegetal charcoal. The first weekend of the launch will take place from Thursday 18 May to Sunday 21 May. The season is officially open!

Ground Control, 81 rue du Charolais, 12th floor. RER Gare de Lyon. Open Tuesday to Saturday / 11am – Midnight & Sunday / 11am – 10:30pm.

Palazzo, the summer terrace at the Palais de la Porte Dorée

From June 15 to October 15, the summer terrace Palazzo is installed on the forecourt of the Palais de la Porte Dorée.

Palazzo is a new festive summer event. Located in front of one of the most beautiful Art Deco buildings in Europe, near Daumesnil Lake in the 12th arrondissement, this ephemeral terrace will offer many activities every day to enjoy summer in Paris with family or friends.

The program includes nooks and crannies to indulge in the delights of idleness, a caravan scene, spaces to play (regardless of your age), free dances and DJ sets, a bar in Spritz, playful workshops, a petanque court, or an open-air bookstore.

From June 15 to October 15, Palazzo at the Palais de la Porte Dorée, 293 avenue Daumesnil, 12th. Golden Door No. See you Thursday, June 15th from 6 pm to midnight for the launch of Palazzo.

Bamboo

A perfect vegetal ambiance to sipping delicious cocktails creation

The new business of Thomas Delafon and Jean-Pierre Lopes opened (in September) in an unusual setting, a kind of sizeable Asian salon with a contemporary décor and vintage touches, serving every day an excellent Thai cuisine (well executed Thai pad, well-rolled nems).

This summer, we will be squatting in the terrace’s bistro tables, some sixty in all, and drinking – before or after dinner – at the outdoor cocktail bar.

A wooden kiosk surrounded by greenery, where you can order one of the eight creation cocktails. In favorites, a remix of the Piña Colada spiced with curry, the most refreshing, the Thai Basil, with vodka, lime, and basil, all to sip in a relaxed atmosphere, Acapulco seats, and benches to make you disconnect.

23, rue des Jeuneurs, 2nd floor. Monday to Saturday from 12:00 to 14:30, from 19:00 to 23:30. Average ticket: 25 €. Cocktails from 11 €. Phone: 01 40 28 98 30. Terrace in the shade.

Renoir Café

Artistic strolls in the gardens during lunchtime

Located in the Montmartre Museum, Café Renoir is no longer accessible only to visitors of temporary or permanent exhibits since this summer. Access to it is enough to pay an entrance fee to the beautiful Gardens of the places (to be preferred in subscription mode) that inspired Auguste Renoir for his Bal du Moulin de la Galette.

There, outdoors or under the glass roof, you can enjoy a snack or lunch on the go or just a drink, all the products being provided by good Parisian houses, except the summertime mint and lemon iced tea home-made. We also supervise the gardening workshops, as well as the Thursday evenings to drink a glass of wine as in the garden of a country house (15 €). PA

12 Cortot Street, 18th. From 12h to 18h, nocturnal from 19h to 22h. Breakfast formula: 16 €. Iced tea: 4 €. Entrance to the Garden: 4 € or annual subscription: 10 €. M° Lamack-Caulaincourt

Renoir Café

Artistic strolls in the gardens during lunchtime

Located in the Montmartre Museum, Café Renoir is no longer accessible only to visitors of temporary or permanent exhibits since this summer. Access to it is enough to pay an entrance fee to the beautiful Gardens of the places that inspired Auguste Renoir for his Bal du Moulin de la Galette.

There, outdoors or under the glass roof, you can enjoy a snack or lunch on the go or just a drink, all the products being provided by good Parisian houses, except the summertime mint and lemon iced tea home-made. We also supervise the gardening workshops, as well as the Thursday evenings to drink a glass of wine as in the garden of a country house (15 €). PA

12 Cortot Street, 18th. From 12h to 18h, nocturnal from 19h to 22h. Breakfast formula: 16 €. Iced tea: 4 €. Entrance to the Garden: 4 € or annual subscription: 10 €. M° Lamack-Caulaincourt

Paname Brewing Company

One of the most beautiful terraces there is in Paris

With the installation of Paname Brewing Company on the quays of the Loire, the Ourcq Canal holds one of the prettiest terraces in Paris, directly on the water with ball lanterns and a panoramic view of the canal.

In addition to the beers brewed in the large vats inside a large pub shed, the house serves a series of small dishes that will do good to the stomach (quesadillas, burgers, pizzas, kebab, ribs, bo bun, beef curry). The relaxed service – Australian girls in caps and students from all over the world – is a perfect match for the local atmosphere. As the first rays of sunshine are crowded, the alternative is on the first floor in the perched room with a canal view.

41 bis, Quai de la Loire, 19th century. M° Riquet. Monday to Sunday from 11 am to 2 am. Average ticket: 25 €. Tel. 01 40 36 43 55. Sunny terrace until sunset.

Les Nautes

The perfect place for a sunny front before leaving in the Parisian night.

A year ago, the Nautes Facebook page posted a viral photo of the team drinking on the terrace with water down to the hips.

Fortunately, this year, Parisian floods have given way to heat waves, and the bar/club will be able to profit serenely from the closing of the quays to cars and the crowds of Paris Plages, with its unique location at 10 meters from the Seine. At the bar, tight mojitos, and inside, DJ’s not very well known animate the turntables almost every evening, in an atmosphere that can quickly become decadent.

One, Celestine Quay, 4th. Wednesday to Friday 5 pm – 2 am, Saturday from 2 pm to 2 am, Sunday from 2 pm to midnight. Sully Morland. Cocktail: 8-12€. Board: 20€ Tapas: 5€.

 

Hope you like my selection!

 

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