Safarix: meeting between hunting and comics world

safarixWith its new exhibition “Safarix”, the musée de la Chasse et de la Nature drags us into the imaginary of safaris, a topic which has inspired numerous comic book artists.

Throughout around fifty pages of comic books from Hergé to Uderzo, Bilal to Mulot or Ruppert, we discover how hunting has inspired the comics world. From the safari in Tintin au Congo in Ford T to Tarzan strolling from creepers to creepers, until Obelix and his wild boars, all these characters have shaped our relation to hunt over the years. All types are here represented, from poaching to tracking, from safari to falconry, until the fox-hunting and the “hunter hunted”. Illustrations of comic books and covers in original edition are also displayed, and this until next July 17th.





Exhibition “Safarix”, from March 30th to July 17th 2016.

Open every day, except on Mondays and bank holidays, from 11am to 6pm.
Nocturnal on Wednesdays until 9:30pm.
Full rate: 8 euros / Reduced rate: 6 euros.

Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature
62, rue des Archives
75003 PARIS
Tél. : +33 (0)1 53 01 92 40
Metro: Rambuteau (line 11) or Saint-Sébastien-Froissart (line 8)


Crédit photo : Safarix – Exhibition - © DR

Un songe d’une nuit d’été at the Théâtre 14

push-songe-dune-nuit-d-eteFrom May 18th to July 1st 2016, the Théâtre 14 is welcoming an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, staged by Antoine Herbez.

This loose transposition gathers ten artists who combine dance with theatre, magic with music, lyric with stunts. Thus, Laetitia Ayrès, Jules Dousset, Alice Picaud, Orianne Moretti or Maxime de Toledo alternate with each other on tunes borrowed to Henry Purcell’s semi-opera, “The Fairy Queen”, initiating us into magic. This story tells Hermia, Helena, Lysander and Demetrius’s adventures, who, lost in an enchanted forest where the King and the Queen of the Fairies (Oberon and Titania) reign, will be experiencing misunderstandings, pursuits and quarrels. A magical adventure where an absent minded goblin named Puck and mischievous fairies wander around too in the neighbourhood.




“Un songe d’une nuit d’été”, from May 18th to July 1st 2016.
Performances at 8:30pm on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, at 7pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays and on afternoon performance at 4pm on Saturdays.
Full rate: 25 euros / Seniors: 18 euros / Under 26: 11 euros. 

Théâtre 14 (in French)
20, avenue Marc Sangnier
75014 PARIS
Tél. : +33 (0)1 45 45 49 77
Metro: Porte de Vanves (line 13).

Crédit photo :Un songe d’une nuit d’été – Théâtre 14 - © Michel BOUVET

Ten Instagramers revisit ten works of Paris museums

isadora-musee-bourdelleTo celebrate the launch of the Paris Musées platform, which opens the doors of the collections of City of Paris museums to everyone, ten Instagramers revisit each one a famous painting.

Their creations were broadcast online and are exhibited within the gare Saint-Lazare until July 31st, 2016. These are paintings of Museums Carnavalet, Bourdelle, Jean Moulin, from the Petit Palais or the Maison de Balzac, which were reinterpreted. To carry out these adaptations, Paris Musées called on photographs, Youtubers-humorists or fashion blogger girls, to revisit the original copy with an offbeat way, while asserting their universe and personality. This project which aims to combine art with web is also open to passers-by who can take part in. They can also suggest their own remakes of works, by posting them on their Instagram account not forgetting the hashtag #ParallèlesParisMusées. The best among them will then be broadcast on Paris Musées Instagram account.




“Parallèles par Paris Musées”, from May 11th to July 31st 2016. (in French)
Free access.

Gare Saint-Lazare
75008 PARIS
Metro: Gare Saint-Lazare (lines 3, 12, 13 and 14).

Crédit photo : Parallèles par Paris Musées – Gare Saint Lazare - Antoine BOURDELLE (1861-1929). Isadora. Feather and Indian ink, watercolours on vellum paper, 1909-1929. Paris, Musée Bourdelle. © Musée Bourdelle / Roger-Viollet Reinterpreted by @valentinerie

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Manko: Gastón Acurio’s first Parisian table


It’s last March that Latin America star chef, Gastón Acurio, opened his first Parisian address, avenue Montaigne: Manko.

This restaurant serves a Peruvian gourmet cooking adapted to the French palate, in an atmosphere offering a single to Peru, thanks to the decoration of the interior designer Laura Gonzalez. She concocted an incredible place where brass mixes with marble, in shades of Inca blue, deep green, magenta or ochres. On the dish side, the show is just as spectacular. The chef Ruben Escudero cooks dishes one more colorful than the other, like the Cebiches. This Peru speciality is here declined endlessly, like the Nikkei, a recipe made up of blue fish of the moment, as mackerel, sesame, radish, avocado, lemon juice and fish stock, coriander, Peruvian hot pepper named “aji”, onion and “leche de tigre” with tamarind. Manko is also a very good cocktail bar which turns into cabaret once night has fallen.

Open from Monday to Saturday from 11am to 2am.
Closed on Sunday.
Lunch menus for 28 and 36 euros.


15, avenue Montaigne
75008 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 82 28 00 15
Metro: Alma-Marceau (line 9).

Crédit photo : Manko – Peruvian gourmet restaurant - Manko Laura Gonzalez © D. Delmas

Le Compère: the gourmet bistro at the heart of the Sentier

Nested between the Halles and the Grands Boulevards, just nearby the Centre Pompidou, Le Compère is a family bistro open since last April, at the heart of the Sentier.

Here, the lunch menu changes every day and highlights fresh and seasonal products. We enjoy a traditional French cuisine: rabbit terrine with prunes, sea trout and its white beurre blanc sauce or crème brûlée with speculoos. These dishes are concocted by two young women: Sophie Rio, the Chef and Justine Keller, the pastry Chef. Le Compère is also known for its vegetated terrace, established in a calm street where there is very little traffic, quickly taken by storm when the first rays of sun appear. On the evening, we meet to enjoy a mixed board (cooked pork meats and cheeses) with a glass of wine, in a little price menu for 12 euros. A simple and friendly restaurant which is to discover in family, as a couple or with friends.

Open on Monday, from noon to 3pm, and from Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 3pm and from 6pm to midnight.
Lunch menus for 14.90 euros and 17.90 euros.


Le Compère (in French)
18, rue Léopold Bellan
75002 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 44 82 97 85
Metro: Sentier (line 3).

Crédit photo : Le Compère - Restaurant © Le Compère

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