Chance and maths at the Palais de la Découverte

Exposition Faites Vos Jeux Palais Decouverte

From 6th December 2016 to 27th August 2017, approximately 40 games (secret codes, dice, coin tossing, lottery, roulette, etc.) and visual, audio and computing experiences await visitors to the Palais de la Découverte

At the exhibition "Faites vos jeux ! Quand les maths s’en mêlent", the public is invited to become familiar with the basic tools of science. Probabilities, large numbers, chaos and statistics are explained in a fun and interactive way to help you understand what chance is. Other sciences, culture, board games, magic and the gods will also be looked at. Because in many cultures, ancient or not, chance is seen as a part of everyday life and affects all sorts of areas. An exhibition that will enthral young and old.



Exhibition “Faites vos jeux ! Quand les maths s’en mêlent”, from 6th December 2016 to 27th August 2017.
Open every day, except on Monday, from 9:30a.m. to 6p.m., and on Sunday from 10a.m. to 7p.m.
Full price: 9 euros / Concessions (under 25 and over 65): 7 euros / Free under 3.


Palais de la Découverte
Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt
75008 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 56 43 20 20
Metro: Champs-Elysées Clemenceau (lines 1 or 13).


Crédit photo : Faites vos jeux – Palais de la Découverte © Fotolia.com – adimas

The Fête du Court Métrage at the Carreau du Temple

Fete Du Court Metrage 2015 Carreau Du Temple

The Fête du Court Métrage is back, from 15th to 18th December 2016 and you'll find it at the Carreau du Temple from the 16th. 

During these 4 days, cinema lovers will be able to see screenings or live shooting, discover the production secrets of filming, from the make-up to scenery, and also meet and talk to industry professionals. Participatory and educational workshops covering different aspects of the film industry will also be held, so you can see how to create special effects, lighting, scenery or costumes. This event will take place in almost 3,500 places in Paris and throughout France - in cinemas, schools, town halls, hospitals, libraries and media centres.


La Fête du Court Métrage (in French), from 15th to 18th December 2016.
Open on Friday from 6p.m. to midnight, on Saturday from 10a.m. to midnight, and on Sunday from 10a.m. to 8p.m.
Free entrance.


Le Carreau du Temple (in French)
4, rue Eugène Spuller
75003 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 83 81 93 30
Metro: Temple (line 3) or République (lines 3, 5, 8, 9 and 11).


Crédit photo : Fête du Court Métrage – 2016 Edition
Fête du Court Métrage 2015 - Carreau du Temple © Tristan Jeanne-Vales


The rebels against 1950s modern art

Jeune Fille à l'Orange Francoise Adnet 1956The Musée Mendjisky-Ecoles de Paris is presenting sixty works by Bernard Buffet, Simone Dat, Paul Rebeyrolle, Françoise Sors, Bernard Lorjou and André Minaux. 

They all rebelled against the modernity of painters like Balthus, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and Edward Hopper, which they deemed to be artificial. They wanted to impose their vision of art, made of flesh and blood, which formed a continuity with that of the great humanist painter Courbet. They managed to impose a figurative style, in the face of those advocates of modernity who wanted it to disappear. This opportunity to explore several great artists in one place lasts until 31st December 2016. An exhibition that will give you a chance to take a cultural break during your Christmas shopping.




Exhibition “Les insoumis de l’art moderne. Paris, les années 50”, from 12th October to 31st December 2016.
Open every day, except on Thursday and bank holidays, from 11a.m. to 6p.m.
Nocturnal on Tuesday until 8p.m.
Full price: 9 euros / Concessions (under 25): 6 euros.


Musée Mendjisky-Ecoles de Paris (in French)
15, square de Vergennes
Entrance: 279, rue de Vaugirard
75015 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 45 32 37 70
Metro: Vaugirard (line 12).


Crédit photo : Les insoumis de l’art moderne – Musée Mendjisky
Jeune fille à l’Orange, Françoise Adnet, 1956, huile sur toile, 81x54 cm, collection particulière, © Pierre Basset


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Le Bar des Près: Cyril Lignac's new Franco-Japanese address

Carpaccio Yellowtail Le Bar Des Pres Cyril Lignac

Michelin-starred chef Cyril Lignac has opened his new project in Rue du Dragon, in the 6th arrondissement of Paris: Le Bar des Près 

It is something between a bar and a restaurant, where the chef is offering dishes based on raw ingredients with French and Japanese influences. He's also gone back to his roots to revisit Japanese dishes. So, the Mini Lobster Rolls Breton are seasoned with smoked paprika, and the marinated scallops are accompanied by a taramasalata of smoked eel eggs. The decor was designed by Studio KO, who were also responsible for the Balmain boutique in New York, in a style that oscillates between a fishermen's hut and a typically Saint-Germain-des-Près feel. Thus, you'll find shellfish lamps alongside a subtle leopard-print carpet, wicker lampshades hanging over a wide marble counter and peacock-blue ceramics. As a bonus, the place is also a cocktail bar, with natural and biodynamic wines.

Open every day from noon to 2:30p.m. and from 7p.m. to 11p.m.
Lunch menu at 40 euros.


Le Bar des Près
25, rue du Dragon
75006 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 43 25 87 67
Metro: Saint-Germain-des-Prés (line 4) and Sèvres-Babylone (line 10).



Crédit photo : Le Bar des Près – Restaurant
Carpaccio Yellowtail Le Bar Des Près – Cyril Lignac © Thomas Dhellemmes

Melt: the new smokehouse of Paris

Restaurant Melt Paris Smokehouse

Melt, the capital's new smokehouse, is located in the Oberkampf district, between Bastille and Republic..  

Texan Jeffrey Howard presides over the kitchen. Using a smoker brought from the United States, he smokes the meat for 4-15 hours over oak, at a temperature of 100° C. Black Angus beef ribs and briskets, pulled pork, smoked chicken and spare ribs are on the menu, accompanied by a lentil salad or roasted sweetcorn. Everything is homemade here, from the gravy and desserts, to the buns that are made each morning by Rachel's Cakes. To accompany the food, you can have iced tea, lemonade or one of the original beers on the menu. At Melt you can explore Texan BBQ in modern surroundings designed by Gilles Tombeur - all without leaving Paris!

Open from Tuesday to Thursday from noon to 3p.m. and from 7p.m. to 11:30p.m., from Friday to Saturday from noon to 3p.m. and from 8p.m. to midnight, and on Sunday from 11a.m. to 5p.m.
Meat: between 10 and 25 euros / Side order: 5 euros.


Melt (in French)
74, rue de la Folie-Méricourt
75011 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)9 81 36 42 76
Metro: Parmentier (line 3) or Oberkampf (lines 5 and 9).


Crédit photo : Melt – Restaurant – Paris © Agence LK & Jules Renault

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