The experiences of the Musée Curie

musee-curie-experienceInitiated by four researchers of the Parisian Curie Institute, the free exhibition, entitled “Expériences”, uses art to transfigure science.

The works displayed were made by fifteen French and foreign artists, and are showcased in the garden of the Musée Curie in Paris. These works are freely inspired from researchers’ scientific imagery, showing the complementarity binding science and arts. This retrospective lifts the veil on science and the profession of biologist, which are often considered mysterious.





“Expériences” exhibition, from May 16th to October 31st 2015.

Open Wednesday to Friday from 1pm to 5pm, except on public holidays and in August.
Free entrance.


Musée Curie
Jardin du Musée Curie
1, rue Pierre-et-Marie-Curie
75005 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 56 24 55 33
Metro: Place Monge (line 7), Cardinal Lemoine (line 10), or Luxembourg (RER B).

musee.curie.fr (in French) 

Crédit photo : Expériences – Musée Curie – © Jeremy Mathur/Musée Curie

Paris Bike Tour: visit Paris by bike

paris-bike-tourTo visit Paris off-tracks is possible via Paris Bike Tour.

Since 2002, this company has been providing guided tours by bike through Paris, escorted by professional guides. Various tours are available, such as the “Paris en Seine” along the banks of the Parisian river, which were designated UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991. It is also the occasion to admire the richness of both the right and left banks, such as the Pont des Arts, the Pont Alexandre III or the Musée d’Orsay. The “Paris Eternel” tour takes the cyclists through a historic and creative area of Paris: the Marais. From the Centre Pompidou to the Colonnes de Buren, from the Stravinsky Fountain to the Place des Vosges, this excursion is typically Parisian. Finally the “Paris Tasting” tour finishes at the oldest market in Paris to savor coffee, croissants, cooked meats and various cheeses.





Paris Bike Tour, until December 27th 2015.

The tours start at 10am and 2:30pm every day.
Paris Eternel Tour: 32 euros for adults / 27 euros for teens (12-18 years old).
Paris en Seine Tour: same rates as the Paris Eternel Tour.
Paris Tasting Tour: 79 euros for adults / 69 euros for teens (12-18 years old).


Paris Bike Tour
13, rue Brantôme
75003 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 42 74 22 14
Metro: Rambuteau (line 11).


Crédit photo : Paris Bike Tour - Tourisme – © Facebook Paris Bike Tour

LaPlage de Glazart

la-plage-glazartJUntil October 3rd 2015, idleness lovers will be able to try out LaPlage de Glazart (Glazart’s beach).

This outdoor and indoor area spreading over 1,400 square meters encourages escape through its fine sand, deckchairs, and boules tournament. Other activities are already programed: food trucks, free concerts and free rein given to renowned medias and labels. Above all, this 2015 edition is the opportunity to discover the brand new Glazart outdoor nightclub, LaPlage 2.0, where people can dance barefoot in the sand out in the open every weekend. Guizmo, Vandal, Tisane Sonore, as well as Mary May are already announced. An enticing program forecasting a pleasant summer.





LaPlage de Glazart, from June 4th to October 3rd 2015.

Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7pm to 12:30am: after-works and concerts.
Fridays from 7pm to 7am: nightclub.
Saturdays from 3pm to 7am: afternoon and nightclub.
Sundays from 2pm to 10pm: afternoon and chill.


7-15, avenue de la Porte de la Villette
75019 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 40 36 55 65
Metro: Porte de la Villette (line 7).

www.glazart.com/LaPlage/ (in French) 

Crédit photo : LaPlage - Glazart – © Victor Moatti

Best places

Beckett restaurant: Chef Raimundo Briones’ gem


Located in the Madeleine area of Paris, near the Pinacothèque, Chilean Chef Raimundo Briones‘ restaurant is an authentic mouth-watering palace.

Formerly an architect, he aimed at passing down his passion for vegetables when he opened Beckett, his Parisian restaurant. A successful gamble, as the Chef, who works in accordance to the seasons, has managed to exalt vegetables all the while drawing inspiration from South American or Asian influences. His dishes are each a gustatory experience giving prominence to quality produce: Metzger meats, Obsiblue fishes and crustacean, and Alléosse cheeses. Beckett is also a juice bar, where people gather to sip a cold squeezed green vegetable juice.


Open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 11pm.
Menu: around 50 euros.


8, rue Godot de Mauroy
75009 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)9 53 31 68 68
Metro: Madeleine (lines 8, 12 and 14).

www.beckettbar.com (in French)  

Crédit photo : Beckett – Restaurant - Paris – © Sophie Gassmann

Le Vitis: the spicy café of the 15th arrondissement


Following the Pré Verre, the two brothers Marc and Philippe Delacourcelle are back in Paris to open their new restaurant: Le Vitis.

Both Chefs have selected the 15th arrondissement’s rue Falguière to settle their pocket café. Vitis’ menu aims to be creative, filled with spices and herbs of all kinds. The shoulder of lamb is candied and served with fennel and sweet potatoes, the green asparagus are served with a fermented-milk custard, and strawberries are flavored with parsley. As a bonus, Le Vitis has available a fine wine menu, some of which are biodynamic. A creative café to discover with your friends, preferably for lunch to benefit from the reduced price.


Open Tuesday to Saturday, from 12pm to 2pm and from 7:30pm to 10pm.
Closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Lunch menu for 15.50 euros.


Le Vitis
8, rue Falguière
75015 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 42 73 07 02
Metro: Falguière (line 12).

www.levitis.fr (in French)  

Crédit photo : Le Vitis – Bistrot Paris – © DR

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