7th edition of the Paris en toutes lettres festival

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For its 2016 edition, the Paris en toutes lettres festival unfolds in twenty places in the capital. It takes the audience on a discovery of a literary Paris, from la Maison de la Poésie to the Bellevilloise. 

A highlight of the event, and definitely not to be missed, is "Nuit de la poésie" from 7p.m. on 12th November 2016 to dawn on 13th November 2016, at the Institut du Monde Arabe, a tribute to the bombings a year ago. The festival celebrates literature and music, with original combinations such as Brigitte Fontaine and Kateb Yacine. Meetings are also scheduled with writers like Sylvain Tesson, Javier Cercas and Marie Ndiaye. Finally, Paris en toutes lettres also has a literary ball at the Gaîté Lyrique, where you can dance while listening to texts.



Paris en toutes lettres festival (in French), from 10th to 21st November 2016.
Tickets from 5 euros.


Maison de la Poésie
Passage Molière
157, rue Saint-Martin
75003 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 44 54 53 00
Metro: Rambuteau (line 11).


Crédit photo : Paris en toutes lettres festival – 7th edition © DR



Bourdelle: the sculptor and photographer

Exposition Bruit Fureur Musee Bourdelle

With 60 sculptures and 130 photographs, this exhibition means to reveal the full extent of the creation of Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929), who was both a sculptor and photographer. 

Most of the works have never been shown to the public. This is an opportunity to revisit one of the creations that marked a real turning point in the career of the artist: the "War Memorial to the Fighters and Defenders of the Tarn-et-Garonne of 1870-1871". This famous sculpture is a memorial to the fighters of the Franco-Prussian War of 1870. Throughout the course of the retrospective, the bronze and plaster sculptures dialogue with the pictures taken by Bourdelle of his work. Other works not to be missed include "Dying centaur" (1911-1914), and "Herakles the archer" (1906-1909).


Exhibition “Of sound and fury. Bourdelle sculptor and photographer”, from 27th October 2016 to 29th January 2017.
Open every day, except on Monday, from 10a.m. to 6p.m.
Closed on 25th December 2016 and 1st January 2017.
Full price: 7 euros / Concessions: 5 euros.


Musée Bourdelle
18, rue Antoine Bourdelle
75015 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 49 54 73 73
Metro: Montparnasse-Bienvenüe (lines 4, 6, 12 and 13) or Falguière (line 12).

Crédit photo : De bruit et de fureur – Musée Bourdelle
Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929) 
Guerrier hurlant, étude de masque pour le Monument des Combattants
1895-1900. Plâtre, 34,5 × 23 × 21 cm Paris, musée Bourdelle, MBPL.3685 © Musée Bourdelle / Roger Viollet 



20th edition of the Paris Photo show

Salon Paris Photo Caio Reisewitz Tocanao 2016
The Paris Photo show is back for its 20th edition in the Grand Palais, from 10th to 13th November 2016. 153 galleries and 30 international publishers and booksellers have made the trip to attend this event which is dedicated to photography.

This year there are several highly anticipated shows, such as the exhibition "The Pencil of Culture". It brings together the works of forty artists and traces 10 years of the Pompidou Centre's photographic acquisitions. A series of talks with professionals has also been organised on topics such as "Photography and film", or "How collectible is photography today?". Finally, the retrospective "Photoplay", mounted by Banque Privée de J.P. Morgan, has a strong theme of pictures within pictures.




Paris Photo show, from 10th to 13th November 2016.
Open from noon to 8p.m from Thursday to Saturday, and from noon to 7p.m on Sunday.
Full price: 30 euros / Concessions: 15 euros / Free under 12.


Grand Palais
3, avenue du Général Eisenhower
75008 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 44 13 17 17
Metro: Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau (lines 1 and 13) or Franklin Roosevelt (lines 1 and 9).


Crédit photo : Paris Photo – 2016 edition
Caio Reisewitz
c-print mounted on diasec
Bendana | Pinel Art Contemporain & Artiste
Exhibitor: BENDANA | PINEL


Contemporary art according to agnès b

Nan Goldin Collection Agnes B
Until 8th January 2017, the musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration is presenting 70 works from agnès b.'s collection of contemporary art in an exhibition called "Vivre!!". This is the first time the designer has revealed a part, and includes installations, paintings and photographs.  

It was Sam Stourdzé, the festival director of Rencontres d'Arles and the curator of the exhibition, who selected these works around 11 themes such as rebellion, writing or youth. The public can explore creations by John Giorno, Mona Hatoum, Kader Attia, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Chéri Samba and Claude Lévêque, to name but a few. This event offers an exceptional overview of global contemporary art.





Exhibition “Vivre!!”, from 18th October 2016 to 8th January 2017.
Open from Tuesday to Friday from 10a.m. to 5:30p.m., and from Saturday to Sunday from 10a.m. to 7p.m.
Closed on Monday, on 25th December 2016 and on 1st January 2017.
Full price: 6 euros / Free under 26.


Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration (in French)
Palais de la Porte Dorée
293, avenue Daumesnil
75012 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 53 59 58 60
Metro: Porte Dorée (line 8).

Crédit photo : Vivre exhibition  – Musée immigration
Nan Goldin
Cookie at Hawaï night club, 1986 
1996 Tirage couleur – 70 x 102 cm Courtesy Collection agnès b. Section Qui est-on ?

Best places

The best Parisian restaurants dedicated to eggs

Oeuf Mayo Restaurant

In Paris, there are several restaurants that celebrate eggs in all their forms. Boiled eggs, poached eggs or eggs benedict, there's something for everyone!



Crédit photo :  Eggs restaurants – Paris © D’Chez Eux

Le Coq Rico

Nestled in Montmartre, the restaurant of Chef Antoine Westermann offers specialties using organic eggs, and a rotisserie with French chicken. Here, you can try boiled eggs with salmon roe and seaweed butter soldiers, or poached eggs with tomatoes, citrus fruit and béarnaise sauce, or mimosa style with fillets of tuna. The bistro's decoration is modern and chic, with exposed stone walls and dark furniture.

Open every day from noon to 2:30p.m and from 7p.m. to midnight.
Main course from 22 euros.

Le Coq Rico
98, rue Lepic
75018 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 42 59 82 89
Metro: Lamarck-Caulaincourt or Abbesses (line 12).


In the heart of the Marais, this restaurant revisits eggs benedict, using it in several different recipes each as delicious as the other. The Nordic version comes with smoked salmon and chive cream, the cheddar one with sautéed mushrooms and hollandaise sauce, and the Reblochon version with potatoes, caramelized onions, turkey bacon and the famous Savoyard cheese. Of course, for the purists, there is also the traditional version of eggs benedict.

Open from Monday to Friday from noon to 3p.m. and from 7p.m. to 11p.m., on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5p.m. and from 7:30p.m. to 11:30p.m.
Lunch formula at 19 euros.


Benedict (in French)
19, rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie
75004 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 42 76 91 37
Metro: Hôtel de Ville (lines 1 and 11).


D’Chez Eux

This restaurant is known for serving one of Paris' best egg mayonnaises! Here, the egg mayonnaise is organic, served with a macedoine of vegetables. It even got the A.S.O.M.'s Lebey Prize in 2013. We appreciate the authentic decoration of the old eighteenth century coaching inn, with large mirrors on the walls, soft, red plush banquettes and red and white checked tablecloths. There are lots of French specialties on the menu: Burgundy style snails, pâté en croûte, home-made Paris-Brest, etc.


Open every day from noon to 2:30p.m., and from 7:15p.m. to 10:30p.m.
Main course from 27 euros.


D’Chez Eux (in french)
2, avenue Lowendal
75007 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 47 05 52 55
Metro: Ecole Militaire (line 8).

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