42nd Street at the Théâtre du Châtelet
Before closing for works, the Théâtre du Châtelet offers Paris a last extravaganza with "42nd Street", a musical in two acts, until 8th January 2017.
It is set just after the financial crisis of 1929, and tells the story of a producer who is relying heavily on his new show. Unfortunately, his female lead gets hurt and the show is at risk until the arrival of a young member of the troupe who saves it with her talent. This musical has some outstanding tap dance numbers, choreographed by Stephen Mear. The music is by Harry Warren, and the sets and costumes by Peter McKintosh. An event that is absolutely not to be missed, and which will undoubtedly please those who love dance.
“42nd Street”, from 17th November 2016 to 8th January 2017.
Performances at 3p.m., 4p.m. and 8p.m.
Prices: from €8 to €140.
Théâtre du Châtelet
2, rue Edouard Colonne
Tel.: +33 (01) 40 28 28 40
Metro: Châtelet (lines 1, 4, 7, 11 and 14).
Crédit photo : 42nd Street – Théâtre du Châtelet
42nd Street - © Théâtre du Châtelet - Marie-Noëlle Robert
The Centre Pompidou welcome Jean-Luc Moulène
Initially known for his photographic work, the French artist Jean-Luc Moulène unveils his work on objects at the Centre Pompidou, until 20th February 2017, on the occasion of an eponymous solo exhibition.
In his universe, which is both abstract and tangible, he uses industrial 3-D design techniques when creating his works. Moulène himself designed this exhibition which is an invitation to discover thirty new original creations he made for the occasion. This event, which oscillates between art, technology and science, allows us to admire the careful experimentation of this contemporary artist, in cutting, direction and intersection. An exhibition that will delight everyone who loves contemporary, industrial abstract art.
Exhibition “Jean-Luc Moulène”, from 19th October 2016 to 20th February 2017.
Open every day, except on Monday, from 11a.m. to 9p.m.
Full price: €14 / Concessions: €11.
19, rue Beaubourg
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 44 78 12 33
Metro: Rambuteau (line 11).
Crédit photo :
Jean Luc Moulène – Centre Pompidou
Ça Propre (Trou)
Paris, 2016 Bronze patiné, 10,4 x 15,6 x 21,4 cm Photo Nicolas Brasseur Courtesy de l’artiste et de la galerie Miguel Abreu, New York © Jean-Luc Moulène © Adagp, Paris 2016
The Arts décoratifs invite Jean Nouvel
Until 12th February 2017, the Musée des Arts décoratifs is devoting a large retrospective to the French architect Jean Nouvel. A selection of furniture and objects are exhibited.
Incidentally, he is one of the few contemporary architects who has seen more than a hundred of his creations made since 1987. In fact, his furniture and domestic objects (chairs, tables, desks, etc.) are still anchored in our today, still as functional as ever. It is the artist himself who gives an explanation for this: "I'm not a designer, but an architect who does design." In a staging designed by Jean Nouvel, we can see him wearing both his hats - as an architect and a designer. By the way, it is to him that we owe the Musée du quai Branly in Paris.
Exhibition “Jean Nouvel, mes meubles d’architecte. Sens et essence”, from 27th October 2016 to 12th February 2017.
Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 11a.m. to 6p.m.
Nocturnal on Thursday until 9p.m.
Closed on Monday.
Full price: €11 / Concessions: €8,50.
Les Arts décoratifs
107, rue de Rivoli
Tel.: +33 (0)1 44 55 57 50
Metro: Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre (lines 1 or 7), or Pyramides (lines 7 or 14).
Crédit photo : Jean Nouvel – Les Arts décoratifs
Exhibition « Jean Nouvel, mes meubles d'architecte. Sens et essence », Musée des Arts décoratifs, Artemide, Copyright Thomas Lannes
The Nights of the Aquarium de Paris
Every Saturday night since early November, the Aquarium de Paris is opening for its event, "Nights de l'Aquarium de Paris". The evening begins with night tour, glass of champagne in hand, of the 50 tanks on the site, to discover the diurnal behaviour of the 10,000 fish that inhabit them.
If the first part of the evening is dedicated to everyone, children and families as much as couples, the second is usually reserved for lovers. From 9p.m. or 10p.m. you can head to the restaurant where you can enjoy fresh, gourmet cuisine: Muscovy duck and foie gras, chocolate cake with a liquid caramel heart, etc. Finally, from 11:30p.m. you can move over to l’aQuarium, the club, where you are invited to party until the early morning opposite a 650,000 litre tank housing sharks, silver jacks and rays. A unique experience to live close to the Trocadero and the Eiffel Tower.
"Nights" of the Aquarium de Paris, every Saturday evening, from 7p.m. to 10p.m. for the tour + glass of champagne. Adults: 27,90 euros / Children: 22,90 euros.
Night Tour + Dinner from 9p.m.: 69,90 euros.
Clubbing from 11.30p.m. to 6.30a.m.: from 180 euros to 1,000 euros a bottle for prestige vintages.
Aquarium de Paris
5, avenue Albert de Mun
Tel.: +33 (0)1 40 69 23 23
Metro: Trocadéro (lines 6 and 9) or Iéna (line 9).
Crédit photo : Nights – Aquarium de Paris © Aquarium de Paris
The best steak tartare restaurants in Paris
One of the specialties of French cuisine is steak tartare
. In Paris you can try it at Miss Kô, Severo or Les Tontons.
Crédit photo : Best steak tartare restaurants - Paris
Miss Kô © Sophie Delaporte
This restaurant is THE tartare specialist in Paris, both for meat and fish. It is eaten in a room with traditional decor, complete with benches, wooden furniture and an old counter. The tartare here is available in lots of different styles: with spices (ginger, sweet chilli and paprika); Catalan style, with Serrano ham and Espelette pepper; or AOC, with Angus or Aubrac beef, according to what is available.
Open from Monday to Saturday from 10a.m. to 11:30p.m.
Lunch menus: at 13,40 euros and 17,20 euros.
73, rue de Brancion
Tel.: +33 (0)1 45 33 87 22
Metro: Porte de Vanves (line 13).
This small, bistro style restaurant is much appreciated by famous butchers like Hugo Desnoyer. The steak tartare here is generous and hearty, with home made chips. As a bonus, Severo has a very interesting wine list, which should, however, be drunk in moderation. Meat lovers will also be delighted by the sirloin steak or a nice prime rib.
Open from Monday to Friday from noon to 2p.m. and from 7:30p.m. to 10p.m.
Dish: from 16 euros.
Le Severo (in French)
8, rue des Plantes
Tel.: +33 (0)1 45 40 40 91
Metro: Mouton Duvernet ou Alesia (line 14) or Pernety (line 13).
This restaurant, located in the heart of the Golden Triangle, was decorated by Philippe Starck and has a futuristic atmosphere worthy of a video game. Here, Asian cuisine meets French flavours, for example tuna sushi with Roquefort. Even the steak tartare is revisited, cooked Thai-style and served with homemade Togarashi fries.
Open every day from noon to 2p.m.
A la carte: about 25 euros for lunch and 50 euros in the evening.
49/51, avenue George V
Tel.: +33 (0)1 53 67 84 60
Metro: George V (line 1).
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