Exhibitions

Claire Adelfang presents the Queen’s Hamlet

exposition-claire-adelfang-250The galerie Thaddaeus Ropac hosts the third annual solo exhibition of artist Claire Adelfang, which is presenting a series of photographs on Le Hameau de la Reine (The Queen’s Hamlet) at Versailles.

Through her shots, the photographer has successfully captured the spirit of this historic place, where Queen Marie-Antoinette liked to stay. Usually more familiar with submarine bases and industrial architecture, Claire Adelfang nonetheless delivers photographs filled with a great sensitivity, tinged with a certain nostalgia, beauty and poetry. The photographs in this series were commissioned by the Etablissement public du musée et du domaine national de Versailles. This free exhibition is to be visited until April 18th 2015.

 

 





“Claire Adelfang: Le Hameau de la Reine” Exhibition, from March 18th to April 18th 2015.

Open Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 7pm.
Free entrance.

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Marais

7, rue Debelleyme
75003 Paris
Tél. : + 33 (0)1 42 72 99 00
Metro: Saint-Sébastien-Froissart (line 8).
ropac.net 

Harry Potter at the Parisian Cité du Cinéma

exposition-harry-potter-250jpgAfter the United States, Sweden, Australia, Japan and Canada, France is the new destination to host the marvelous “Harry Potter” exhibition dedicated to the eponymous saga.

Across 2,000 square meters, adults and children alike will be able to walk in the footsteps of the young wizard via hundreds of costumes, sets, creatures and accessories. All these objects are displayed in an authentic reproduction of Hogwarts with the Great Hall, Rubeus Hagrid’s hut or even Gryffindor’s common room. The key items of this retrospective everyone should visit are Harry Potter’s glasses and wand. Visitors will also be able to admire the Deathly Hallows, Severus Snape’s potion classroom and, of course, the mythical Quidditch pitch.

 





“Harry Potter” exhibition, from April 4th to September 6th 2015.

Open Monday to Friday, from 10:30am to 7:30pm, and on weekends and public holidays from 9:30am to 8pm.
Late opening until 9:30pm every Friday of each month.
Normal rate: from 19 to 22 euros / Free for visitors under 4.
 

Cité du Cinéma
20, rue Ampère
93200 Saint-Denis
Tél. : +33 (0)1 55 99 52 00
Metro: Carrefour Pleyel (line 13).
citeducinema.org


L’histoire de Manon: the farewell of Aurélie Dupont

ballet-l-histoire-de-manon-250For this ballet in three acts, choreographer Kenneth MacMillan has drawn inspiration from L’Abbé Prévost’s novel to stage the farewell of prima ballerina Aurélie Dupont.

Through “L’histoire de Manon”, he has successfully reconstructed a grand fresco, both tragic and romantic, in dance. We discover Manon, a young woman who is unable to resist the temptations of bourgeois society in Regency Paris and drags down the faithful Des Grieux with her in her fall. Together, they will gorge themselves with luxury and easy pleasures, until they meet their sublime yet tragic end. It is on the occasion of this ballet that French prima ballerina Aurélie Dupont will bid the stage farewell on May 18th 2015 before becoming Ballet Mistress at the Paris Opera.

 

 

 

 

 


“L’histoire de Manon”, from April 20th to May 20th 2015.

Rates: from 12 to 143 euros a seat.
Duration: 155 min. with two intermissions.


Opéra national de Paris
Angle rues Scribe et Auber
75009 Paris
Metro: Opéra (lines 3, 7 and 8) and Auber (RER A).
www.operadeparis.fr 

Best places

Top Chef’s former candidates’ top restaurants

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Since 2010, the French version of the reality competition show dedicated to cooking, Top Chef, has never stopped seducing viewers. The reason: these young male and female Chefs, who demonstrate their talents in the fiercest of competitions. Some, winner or not, have since then opened their own restaurant. Discover three of them.
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Le Galopin

The Galopin is none other than Romain Tischenko’s café, the winner of Top Chef’s first season in 2010.

Together with his brother Maxime, they have opened a hybrid restaurant, between the typical French café and the gastronomic restaurant, two steps away from the Canal Saint-Martin. Open in the evening only, the Galopin offers a unique menu of 7 courses, renewed every day depending on the Chef’s daily finds.

Open Monday to Friday evening, from 7:30pm to 10:30pm.
Menu at 54 euros.
 

Le Galopin
34, rue Sainte-Marthe
75010 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 42 06 05 03
Metro: Belleville (lines 2 and 11) and Goncourt (line 11).
le-galopin.com

La Scène

It’s in 2011 that Chef Stéphanie Le Quellec wins the final of Top Chef.

Trained by two Meilleurs Ouvriers de France, Philippe Legendre at the George V and Philippe Jourdain at Terre Blanche, she now operates at La Scène, the gastronomic restaurant of the Prince de Galles hotel. Rewarded with a star from the Michelin Guide, the Chef has succeeded to demythologize luxury hotel cuisine, all the while working with noble products.

Trained by two Meilleurs Ouvriers de France, Philippe Legendre at the George V and Philippe Jourdain at Terre Blanche, she now operates at La Scène, the gastronomic restaurant of the Prince de Galles hotel. Rewarded with a star from the Michelin Guide, the Chef has succeeded to demythologize luxury hotel cuisine, all the while working with noble products.
Lunch for 45 euros.
 

La Scène
33, avenue George V
75008 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 53 23 78 50
Metro: George V (line 1) and Alma-Marceau (line 9).
la-scene-restaurant.com

Saperlipopette

Norbert Tarayre, Top Chef’s season 3 candidate (2012), together with Jean Imber, has opened his chic café up above Puteaux.

He revisits the classics of French gastronomy, such as the Carambar-flavored eclair, all the while offering timeless dishes, like the nut butter cod.

Open Monday to Sunday, from 11am to 11pm.
Set menu for 42 euros.
 

Saperlipopette
24, rue Mars et Roty
92800 Puteaux
Metro: Esplanade de la Défense and Pont de Neuilly (line 1), Puteaux (lines L and U).
saperlipopette1.fr

Trevor: the new Parisian concept store for men

trevorIt’s in the heart of the Haut Marais, in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris, that the new concept store Trevor has taken up residence.

Specialized in the masculine way of life, this new shop is addressed to the modern man who, above all else, wishes to adopt a chic yet relaxed lifestyle. At the store, we find a bit of everything, from leather goods to jewelry, from table accessories to high tech, as well as exclusive cosmetics. Because Trevor admittedly offers everyday objects, yet makes it a point to select them with care. They are both sharp and resolutely essential, such as the creations of Théo et le verre (in French), master glassmaker from Nancy, who brings back to former glory the shaving brush and other razors.

 

 

 

 

 

Open Tuesday to Saturday, from 11am to 7pm.
Between 90 to 200 euros a razor or shaving brush by Théo et le verre.


Trevor
10, rue de Picardie
75003 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)9 86 25 71 00
Metro: République (lines 3, 5, 8, 9 and 11), Temple (line 3) and Saint-Sébastien-Froissart (line 8).
laurent@trevor.fr
trevor.paris
theoetleverre.com   

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    Palace of Versailles © Claire Adelfang
    Harry Potter Exhibition - © Warner Bros Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter publishing rights / JKR
    © Ann Ray/OnP
    The frontage of the Galopin restaurant © Kris Maccotta
    © Pierre-Yves Mahé