Hell according to Rodin

Affiche Enfer RodinThis exhibition examines the central work of the career of Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), "The Gates of Hell". Through the 170 items exhibited, including 60 drawings, we explore the creation of this emblematic work, for which the artist was inspired by Dante's "Divine Comedy" and Baudelaire's "Les Fleurs du Mal" (The Flowers of Evil). 

This masterpiece has been a major influence in the evolution of sculpture and art in general. The sculptor has used this imposing and mysterious door to give us a turbulent and dramatic vision of hell. The retrospective continues into the Musée Rodin sculpture garden where a bronze copy of the "Door" can be found. By the way, many sculptures have been specially restored for this event.



Exhibition “Hell according to Rodin”, from 18th October 2016 to 22nd January 2017.
Open every day from 10a.m. to 5:45p.m.
Closed on Monday.
Full price: 10 euros / Concessions: 7 euros.


Musée Rodin
77, rue de Varenne
75007 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 44 18 61 10
Metro: Varenne (line 13) or Invalides (lines 8 and 13, or RER C).



Crédit photo : Hell according to Rodin - Exhibition
CADRE ARCHITECTURAL ET PERSPECTIVE DÉCORATIVE 17— Élément de la Porte de l’Enfer avec Métamorphoses d’Ovide, 1889, plâtre, S. 05778, © musée Rodin, ph. C. Baraja


41st edition of Salon Marjolaine

Affiche Salon Marjolaine

The Salon Marjolaine, France's largest organic market, is back in the Parc Floral de Paris to celebrates its 41st anniversary. You can meet more than 550 organic exhibitors, in various fields such as food, clothing, health, tourism, housing and beauty. 

This year they are paying tribute to bees, whose presence runs all through the event. And lots of activities are organized around the subject of this sentinel of biodiversity and the environment. Learning to manufacture hives, workshops on the theme "Updating beekeeping and helping bees", a treasure hunt for children, and cooking workshops based on honey await visitors. These events will allow both young people and adults to understand the important role played by these insects in pollination and preserving biodiversity.


Salon Marjolaine (in French), from 5th to 13th November 2016.
Open from 10:30a.m. to 7p.m.
Nocturnal on Friday until 9p.m.
Full price: 10 euros / Concessions: 7 euros / Free for children under 12.

Parc Floral de Paris
118, route de la Pyramide
75012 Paris
Tel: + 33 (0) 1 49 57 24 84
Metro: Château de Vincennes (line 1).


Crédit photo : Salon Marjolaine – 2016 Edition © DR



The art of flamenco by Rocío Molina

Rocio MolinaFrom 3rd to 11th November 2016, the Théâtre National de Chaillot will vibrate to the rhythm of flamenco with a new composition by Rocío Molina called "Création". In this new show, the Spanish choreographer takes us on a trail of discovery of the art of flamenco, a true symbol of Andalusia. 

Alone on the stage, the dancer uses her body as her only tool, revealing the graceful beauty and seriousness of this dance. She designed this show as a diptych, divided into two parts. On stage, she describes the journey of a woman, between shadow and light, while celebrating the fact of being a woman. For the record, Rocío Molina performed for the first time at Chaillot in 2008 with "Mujeres". Since then, she has regularly returned to Paris to present her work.




“Création” by Rocío Molina, from 3rd to 11th November 2016.
Sessions at 3:30pm, 7:30pm or 8:30pm according to the dates.
Full rate: 35 euros / Concessions: 27 euros / Youth rates: 11 and 13 euros.


Théâtre National de Chaillot
1, place du Trocadéro
75016 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 53 65 30 00
Metro: Trocadéro (lines 6 and 9) or Iéna (line 9).

Crédit photo : Rocío Molina – Théâtre National de Chaillot © Pablo Guidali



Best places

La Belle Armée: the new gem of the Golden Triangle

Restaurant La Belle Armee

The former La Grande Armée brewery has had a facelift and become La Belle Armée, a restaurant and cocktail bar in the heart of the Golden Triangle. This is the new gem of the Beaumarly group. The place has been completely redecorated by interior designer Charles Tassin using geographic shapes that play with perspectives and give it a real seventies spirit.  

In its snug atmosphere, you can try quality dishes created by the Chef Thierry Burlot whose menu has been inspired by world cuisine. So, you can find bream ceviche or a club sandwich, roasted free-range chicken or white truffled taramasalata or a cheeseburger made with Aubrac beef. For dessert, you have a difficult choice between Millefeuille, a giant chocolate eclair or pavlova with red fruit. Finally, La Belle Armée serves cocktails as delicious as they are beautiful, so you can linger on for an evening close to the Arc de Triomphe.

Open every day, from 7a.m. to 8p.m.
The cocktail bar is open every day from 6p.m. to 2a.m.
Course: starting from 18 euros.


La Belle Armée
3, avenue de la Grande Armée
75016 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 45 00 24 77
Metro: Charles de Gaulle-Etoile (lines 1, 2 and 6 or RER A).



Crédit photo : La Belle Armée - Restaurant © DR

Jouvence: the new address of Romain Thibault

Restaurant Jouvence

After L’Antre Amis et Pintxo, Chef Romain Thibault is now in charge at Jouvence. This new restaurant in 12th arrondissement offers creative, gourmet cuisine using fresh market produce selected at the Aligre Market which is just next door.  

Using them, the chef creates croquettes of duck confit with pickled young carrots and herbs, or turbot with brown butter, fennel and green mango. Sausages, Marennes oysters and seaweed butter is also worth trying, as is the candied apple and quince with almond biscuit served for dessert. Other highlights of the place are its beautiful list of natural, organic and biodynamic wines, and its cosy decor. Indigo blue velvet seats, an original wave-shaped marble counter, mirrors and wood panelling on the walls, all add a cosy atmosphere to the bistro.

Open from Tuesday to Saturday, from noon to 2p.m, and from 7p.m. to 10p.m.
Tasting menu: 55 euros.


Jouvence (in French)
172 bis, rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine
75012 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 56 58 04 73
Metro: Faidherbe-Chaligny (line 8).



Crédit photo : Jouvence – Restaurant – Paris © www.luckymiam.com

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