Le Batofar opens its outdoor cinema

batofarFor the third year in a row, the famous Parisian barge Le Batofar opens its outdoor cinema for the month of August.

For the occasion, a giant screen will be set up from August 23rd to August 30th 2015 on the docks, along the Seine, for people to enjoy free screenings every evening, from 10pm onward. Each summer, UBLO, the visual creation department of Le Batofar, features an innovative program, combining visual experiments with sound illustrations. This 2015 edition provides the opportunity to discover productions by Grolsch FilmWorks: documentaries, animated movies, motion design and short films. The event will be brought to a close by the Grolsch Company together with French Vice magazine. Highly recommended to all film lovers!





Outdoor cinema at the Batofar, from August 23rd to August 30th 2015.

Free screenings every day, from 10pm onward.


Le Batofar
11, Quai François Mauriac
75013 Paris
Metro: Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand (line 14) and Quai de la Gare (line 6).


Crédit photo : Outdoor cinema – Batofar – Le Batofar © Paris Tourist Office - Photographer: Amélie Dupont

3rd edition of the Grande Prairie at La Bellevilloise

la-bellevilloiseFor the third time in a row, La Bellevilloise hosts the “Grande Prairie”, its flowery and festive event.

The interior has been designed like a loft, revisited in a bucolic and picturesque fashion with a carpet of greenery, deckchairs, hammocks, bouquets of sunflowers and ponds with water lilies and water hyacinths. 500 square meters are thus entirely dedicated to well-being, culture and fashion. Many activities are provided for the public’s entertainment until September 6th 2015: closet clean-out, musical events, workshops, massages, acoustic concerts, DJ sets, exhibitions, showcases, smoothie and cocktail bar, screenings, etc. The younger visitors will be able to discover circus, magic and puppet shows. A free family event for a moment of pure relaxation.





La Grande Prairie, from July 17th to September 6th 2015.

Open Wednesday to Friday, from 6pm to 12am, and Sunday from 1pm to 12am.


La Bellevilloise
19/21, rue Boyer
75020 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 46 36 07 07
Metro: Gambetta (lines 3 and 3bis), Ménilmontant (line 2) and Pelleport (line 3bis).


Crédit photo : La Grande Prairie – La Bellevilloise – © Facebook La Bellevilloise Ménilmontant

Palace of Versailles: The Royal Serenade in the Hall of Mirrors

serenade-royaleJust before the Fountains Night Show, the Palace of Versailles has available a visit of the royal apartments and the unique Hall of Mirrors: the Royal Serenade.

For 40 minutes, visitors are invited to discover the 17th century French court in the palace’s natural setting and the company of baroque dancers and musicians. Several acts are thus performed by the artists, such as the court ball ritual, the dressing ceremony and the contemplative mode with religious singing. Soon as the baroque dancers in costumes from the Compagnie l’Eventail and the Musiciens de Saint-Julien ensemble go on stage, the magic unfolds before the public’s eyes. An enchanting show, which brings the spirit of the 17th and 18th centuries back to life..





The Royal Serenade in the Hall of Mirrors, from June 20th to September 19th 2015.

Shows at 6:30pm / 6:50pm / 7:10pm / 7:30pm and 7:50pm.
Full rate: 17 euros / Concession (visitors under 18): 10 euros.
Free for children under 6.


Château de Versailles
Place d'Armes
78000 Versailles
Tél. : +33 (0)1 30 83 78 00
Access: Versailles Rive Droite (line L).


Crédit photo : Royal Serenade – Palace of Versailles – © Julien Idier

La Vie est Belle: the temporary refreshment room along the Seine

la-vie-est-belleEvery summer, refreshment rooms, rooftops and various other temporary barges open in Paris.

Summer 2015 is no exception avec La Vie est Belle, a new restaurant open until September 27th. With its rural atmosphere, this lounge beach, which also acts as refreshment room and restaurant, is the perfect place to enjoy the sunny weather in the French capital. As far as the restaurant is concerned, fresh dishes such as salads and kebabs are served, while the refreshment room includes local produce platters, burgers, as well as tapas. We particularly appreciate the deckchairs, which give the opportunity to laze around in the sun, all the while enjoying an open view on the Seine.





Open from May 28th to September 27th 2015.
The beach / refreshment room is open from 11am to 2am, and the restaurant from 12pm to 11:10pm.


La Vie est Belle
Quai François Mauriac
75013 Paris
Metro: Quai de la Gare (line 6) and Bibliothèque François Mitterrand (line 14 or RER C).


Crédit photo : La Vie est Belle – Temporary beach – © Facebook La Vie est Belle – Parisian beach

Best places

The top restaurants to play table soccer


Table soccer, once solely found in neighborhood cafes, has today become popularized and can be spotted in the trendiest restaurants. Set up on a rooftop, in a hidden restaurant or a bar with subdued ambiance, it fits anywhere. Zoom on three Parisian restaurants, where you can play table soccer.



Crédit photo :Table soccer restaurants - Paris - © Xavier_S/Istockphoto.com

Le Mama Shelter

Needless to introduce the Mama Shelter, this famous restaurant, bar, rooftop and design hotel located in eastern Paris.

Decorated by Philippe Starck, its off-the-wall and easy-going atmosphere makes it the perfect place for an outing with friends. The top spot this summer remains its rooftop with hammocks, plants and… table soccer! A colorful cocktail in hand, a meat platter to share, a frenzied game and your evening is guaranteed to be enjoyable.

Dinner on the rooftop: 49 euros.

Le Mama Shelter

109, rue de Bagnolet
75020 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 43 48 48 48
Metro: Alexandre Dumas (line 2) and Gambetta (lines 3 and 3bis).

La Place Verte

This bar-restaurant is located close to the famous Parisian Café Charbon.

Renovated in 2011, we appreciate its ongoing 70s vibe: street art paintings on the walls, comfortable velvet chairs, large convivial tables and a table soccer proudly taking center stage. A perfect spot to meet your friends and sip a cocktail or snack, and more importantly have a good time.

Open every day, from 9am to 2am.

Around 4 euros a glass of wine.

La Place Verte

105, rue Oberkampf
75011 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 43 57 34 10
Metro: Parmentier (line 3), Ménilmontant (line 2), and Rue Saint-Maur (line 3).

Le Derrière

With its unusual name, this restaurant is one of Paris’ unconventional restaurants, being located in an apartment.

Everything there is made to help you forget that you are in a restaurant, with the unique layout of the rooms. A seasonable cooking is prepared, as well as delicious cocktails. Le Derrière has available a table soccer… as if you were home!

Le Derrière

69, rue des Gravilliers
75003 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 44 61 91 95
Metro: Arts et Métiers (line 3).

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