Heroes from Ice Age and Rio are exhibited in Paris

ice-age-collisionAfter Marvel and Ghibli studios, it is Blue Sky studio’s turn to be exhibited at the musée Art Ludique in Paris.

These are more than an 800 works presented such as film strips and interviews with the directors and the artists. They drag us to know heroes from “Ice Age” and “Rio”, “The Peanuts Movie” or also “Robots”. Fans from the outset will thus be able to be present when their favorite characters were born as well as at gazing upon their development, like Scrat, Sid, Diego or Manny. As a bonus, visitors will be able to see the original drawings and paintings of the movie “Ice Age: Collision Course”, which is to be released in French cinemas at the summer 2016. A nice retrospective which immerses us into the humanist, funny and poetical universes of the various Blue Sky animated films.





Exhibition “The Art of Blue Sky Studios”, from March 25th to September 18th 2016.

Open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:30am to 6:30pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 8pm.
Nocturnal on Thursdays until 10pm.
Closed on Tuesdays.
Full rate: 16.50 euros / Reduced rate (students): 13.50 euros / Children: (4-12 years old): 11 euros.

Art Ludique – Le musée
Les Docks – Cité de la Mode et du Design
34, quai d’Austerlitz
75013 PARIS
Metro: Gare d’Austerlitz (lines 5 and 10, RER C).


Crédit photo : Blue Sky – Musée Art Ludique - Ice Age: Collision Course Ice Age Collision Course TM & © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights Reserved.

Discovering The Arcueil domain

frondaisons-l-orangerieThrough this new retrospective, the Louvre Museum is taking an interest in The Arcueil domain.

In the 18th century, thanks to its castle and flourishing park, this area showed all the splendour of the court. From 1744, it even became the favourite place of excursion of famous artists of the time, like Jean-Baptiste Oudry. For a decade, from 1740 to 1750, he has been depicting these wonderful gardens, followed by Charles Natoire, Jacques-André Portail or also François Boucher. These landscapes drawings serve as recollection today, enabling to understand the layout of the places at that time and their splendour. It is the first time that almost all of the drawings are gathered and showed on the occasion of an exhibition. Visitors will thus be able to contemplate flowerbeds, covered galleries, vegetable gardens and the orangery which used to cover this beautiful place long ago.




Exhibition “In Arcueil’s leafy groves: Drawing an 18th-Century Garden”, from March 24th to June 20th 2016.
Open every day, except on Tuesdays from 9am to 6pm.
Night-time exhibition on Wednesdays and Fridays until 10pm.
Full rate: 15 euros / Free under 18 years old. 

Louvre Museum
Pyramide du Louvre
Cour Napoléon
75001 PARIS
Tél. : +33 (0)1 40 20 50 50
Metro: Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre (lines 1 and 7).

Crédit photo :Arcueil’s leafy groves – Louvre Museum - JJean-Baptiste Oudry, La Dernière Terrasse de l’Orangerie. Two tons of black stone, stump, highlights of chalk and white watercolour on grey-blue paper. H. 13,8 ; L. 20,1". Los Angeles, The J. Paul Getty Museum, 87.GB.13. Digital image courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program.

Marquesas Islands unveiled at quai Branly

matahoata-quai-branlyFor the first time in France, the Musée du quai Branly is consecrating a large retrospective to the Marquesas Islands.

Whether they are writers, musicians or painters, from Paul Gauguin to Jacques Brel, all were captivated by the beauty of the place. It’s from the 19th century that traditional arts and culture in the Polynesian archipelago have practised their powers of seduction on Western artists. To pay tribute to these know-hows, these are 300 objects and works of art which are exhibited here and show the public what the Marquesan aesthetic appeal is. Therefore, we discover that the human figure, named “mata” in local tongue, is everywhere in this art, represented most often with very big eyes and tattoos. A retrospective which invites to journey and change of scenery, in the footsteps of ancestral peoples of this heaven from the ends of the earth.




Exhibition “Matahoata, Arts and Society in the Marquesas Islands”, from April 12th to July 24th 2016.
Open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays from 11am to 7pm.
Nocturnal on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until 9pm.
Full rate: 9 euros / Reduced rate: 7 euros.  

Musée du quai Branly
37, quai Branly
75007 PARIS
Tél. : +33 (0) 1 56 61 70 00
Access: Pont de l’Alma (RER C).

Crédit photo : Matahoata – Musée du quai Branly - Et l’or de leur corps, Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) - © RMN Grand Palais, musée d’Orsay, photo Hervé Lewandowski

Best places

Panache: a bold hotel restaurant


Behind the address with daring name, there is the Hotel Panache and its 40 rooms, nested on the Grands Boulevards, hidden.

New establishment of restaurateur David Lanher, who founded Racines 1 and 2, Caffé Stern and Le Bon Saint-Pourçain, the Panache Restaurant extols Art Nouveau style. We like the decoration of the place with the midnight blue seats, the marble and brass as well as the mosaic floor. In the kitchen, it’s a duo who cooks, made up with Paul Landre, ex-Racines 2, and William Ranson, former Saturne (Parisian restaurant). These two head chefs cook a cuisine which changes every day at the whim of their wishes. Like this, it is possible to enjoy a cream of Jerusalem artichoke soup, smoked cream and buckwheat biscuit or a pullet served with heliantis and pear. For dessert, the two mates propose solid values like chocolate-mandarin cremeux, a classique in French gastronomy. Other bonus of the restaurant: its wide board of natural wines.

Open from Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 2:30pm and from 7:30pm to 10:30pm.
Closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Lunch menus at 22 and 28 euros.


Restaurant Hôtel Panache
20, rue du Faubourg Montmartre
75009 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 53 34 03 91
Metro: Grands Boulevards (lines 8 and 9) or Le Peletier (line 7).

Crédit photo : Panache Restaurant - Paris - © Romain Ricard

Animal Kitchen: street food takes possession of Point Ephémère


The Point Ephémère, hotspot of Parisian nights, has just opened its brand new restaurant: Animal Kitchen.

Backstage, we find the young Chef Antonin Girard, leader of the Muxu (Parisian restaurant) and founder of the record label Animal Records. He cooks a Franco-Asian cuisine which wavers between street food and tapas. In this way, the burger is here made with black pig Peking with barbecue sauce, crunchy vegetables and coriander. Fresh goat’s cheese and piquillos croquettes are flavoured with candied lemons, yuzu (Japanese citrus fruit) and honey. Other speciality of the restaurant: sweet potato chips, livened up with smoked paprika, coriander and a honey-mustard sauce to die. For dessert, we are tempted by the caramel with salted butter and roasted pecan nuts mousse. As a bonus, the Point Ephémère is ideally located at the Canal de l’Ourcq’s edge, for a gourmet and cool break in the heart of Paris.

Open 7 days a week, from 12:30pm to 11pm.
Lunch menu at 11 and 12 euros.
Tapas discovery menu: 35 euros.


Animal Kitchen – Point Ephémère (in French)
200, quai de Valmy
75010 Paris
Metro: Jaurès (lines 2, 5 and 7bis) or Louis Blanc (7bis).

Crédit photo : Restaurant – Animal Kitchen – Point Ephémère - Point Ephémère © Yann KGBeur

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