Discover the history of the Marais at the musée Carnavalet

le-marais-en-heritageThe musée Carnavalet comes back to the history of one of the most emblematic Parisians district: the Marais.

20 years after the Second World War, it needs to be restored and renovated. A law is voted on August 4th 1962 by André Malraux, in order to protect this historical borough. The first Protection and Development Plan is thus launched on the site’s 126 hectares, thanks to the Malraux law. This retrospective highlights the most important protection and redevelopment operations, and presents actors who enabled these architectural changes. Next to the official documents which are exposed, testimonies of Marais’s inhabitants are proposed, as well as the producers’, the photographers’, or even the historians’, who have seen the evolution of the place over the years.





“Le Marais en heritage(s), 50 ans de sauvegarde depuis la loi Malraux” exhibition (“The Marais and its legacy, 50 years of protection since the Malraux Law”), from November 4th 2015 to Feburary 28th 2016.

Open Tuesday-Sunday, from 10am to 6pm.
Closed on Monday.
Full rate: 9 euros / Concession (18-26 years): 6 euros / Free for underage.

Musée Carnavalet

16, rue des Francs-Bourgeois
75003 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 44 59 58 58
Metro: Chemin Vert (line 8) or Saint-Paul (line 1).


Crédit photo : The Marais and its legacy – Musée Carnavalet – The Marais and its legacy - ©SDP

The skating rink is back at the Eiffel Tower

patinoire-tour-eiffel-2015-2016Winter sports lovers, the old iron lady’s skating rink is back on the first floor, until January 31st 2016.

It is perched at 57meters high from the ground, outdoor, and is free for all visitors of the monument. It offers an exceptional panorama on the capital. On site, all has been designed to make the young and old alike have a good time. Children will enjoy the painting on ice workshop or will learn how to dance on it with ”Kids On Ice”. Adults will warm themselves up with a warm wine or a glass of champagne at the skating rink’s bar, or will discover the “Ice dance floor”, iced afterworks! Heart-warming dishes will also be proposed, as the lentils-bacon soup or the organic bretzel with seeds. Otherwise, the sportiest can have fun by pedalling on the wooden bikes which have been set up around the skating rink, and which change the lights. Highlight of the show, a six meters high small Eiffel Tower, also made from wood, has been erected to enable the fans to take a picture with it. This 100% festive event is to discover for a family time.





Eiffel Tower’s skating rink, from December 1st 2015 to January 31st 2016.
Open from 10:30am to 10:30pm.
Activities proposed from December 9th to 23rd 2015.
Stairs access: from 3 to 7 euros / Lift access: from 4 to 11 euros.
Activities and skating rink are free.


Tour Eiffel
5, avenue Anatole France-Champ de Mars
75007 Paris
Tél. : + 33 (0)8 92 70 12 39
Metro: Bir-Hakeim (line 6), Trocadéro (line 9), and RER C - Champ de Mars-Tour Eiffel.


Crédit photo : Eiffel Tower’s skating rink – 2015 Edition – 2015-2016 Eiffel Tower’s skating rink © E.Livinec-SETE

Rhodia Bourdelle: Story of a life

rhoda-bourdelleUntil March 26th 2016, the musée Bourdelle allows itself to tell the life of Rhodia Bourdelle (1911-2002), painter Antoine Bourdelle’s daughter (1861-1929).

She devoted her life to promote her father’s works. By the way, it is partly thanks to her that the museum exists. When she was young, she spent a cosset childhood near him, in his workshop. Helped by her mother, Cléopâtre and her husband, Michel Dufet, she turned little by little this workspace into a museum and she opened it to the public. Afterwards, she published and exhibited the artist’s artwork, enabled thus to his genius to cross borders. This intimate retrospective take us on the paces of this exceptional woman, according to souvenirs, as objects, words, pictures and voices, which allow us to discover all the love of a daughter for her father.





“Rhodia Bourdelle: Récit d’une vie, histoire d’un musée” exhibition (“Rhodia Bourdelle: The story of a life and a museum”), from November 18th 2015 to March 26th 2016.

Open Tuesday-Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
Closed on Monday and bank holidays.
Free admission.


Musée Bourdelle
18, rue Antoine Bourdelle
75115 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 49 54 73 73
Metro: Montparnasse-Bienvenue (lines 4, 6, 12 and 13).

Crédit photo : Rhodia Bourdelle - Exhibition – Rhodia as a child, s.d.; anonymous photograph, negative with silver gelatin-bromide on plate of glass © Musée Bourdelle - Roger-Viollet / workshops’ front giving onto the garden, 2015 - © B. Fougeirol. Graphic design: JBL Workshop

Best places

Le comptoir iodé: the seafood expert


It is between the Great Boulevards and the Saint-Martin canal, at Paradis Street, that Le comptoir iodé elected residence.

This new family table is dedicated to seafood. We meet there with friends, in couple or with family, to have a friendly and delicious evening. On the menu: platters of seafoods, Fines de Claire Oysters – Marennes d’Oléron, a fresh fish soup or dishes made from fresh fish too. More surprising: here, the oysters are flavoured with a passion fruit-ginger juice or with a melted camembert! They can be savoured warm or cold, according to the desire of the day. Concerning the decoration, we appreciate the marine setting in tones of blue, and the fact that the kitchen is visible thanks to a charming bay window. The subdued light and the exposed stones add some more charm to the place.


Open Monday-Saturday from 12pm to 2:30pm and from 7:30pm to 10:30pm.
Happy Oyster: from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
Lunch: from 12.50 to 17 euros.


Le comptoir iodé
8, rue de Paradis
75010 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)9 53 32 55 45
Metro: Château d’Eau (line 4). 

Crédit photo : Le comptoir iodé - Restaurant – © Facebook Le comptoir iodé

L’inconnu: the Italian restaurant of Koji Higaki


Previous assistant of Chef Sinishi Sato at Passage 53 (75002), Koji Higaki, opens his Italian restaurant at the heart of the 7th district of Paris.

The Japanese chef wanted a discreet and gourmet address, without sign, where the tables are covered with white. After having worked in Venice and in Italian establishments in Japan, the cook has been seduced by the transalpine cooking. He enhances it by making colourful, light and appetizing dishes, as the raw Saint-Jacques served with salsifies, horseradish cream and spinach shoots. He also amazes us with his irresistible desserts, as the pear jelly, almond mousse and fromage blanc ice cream. L’inconnu is a gourmet table, with no frills, where the show is in the plate. This place is ideal for a romantic dinner, or for a business meeting.
Open Tuesday-Saturday from 12pm to 2pm and from 7:30pm to 10pm.
Closed on Sunday evening and on Monday.
Lunch: from 24 to 50 euros.


4, rue Pierre Leroux
75007 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 53 69 06 03
Metro: Vaneau (line 10).

Crédit photo : Restaurant L’inconnu – Koji Higaki – Breaded cod with sépia risotto in Koji Higaki style © Facebook L’inconnu

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