Who’s afraid of women photographers?

musee-orsay-grand-palais-julia-margaret-cameronWith its new exhibition, the musée de l’Orangerie wonders about the women’s role in the development of photography.

This medium, describes as physicochemical tool for reproducing images, has often been associated to men, as in numerous other fields. However, by having a closer look at the first 80 years of this art, l’Orangerie shows that women knew how to make an impact. This retrospective broaches the phenomenon in France, but also in Great Britain, in Germany and in the United States, from 1839 to 1945. This is the unique opportunity to discover the works of major artists as Julia Margaret Cameron, Gertrude Käsebier, and Christina Broom, one of the pioneers of the English and American photojournalism. “Who’s afraid of women photographers?” is divided in three sections, by historical periods.





“Qui a peur des femmes photographes ? 1839 à 1945” exhibition (“Who’s afraid of women photographers? 1839-1945”), from October 14th to January 24th 2016.

Open daily from 9am to 6pm, except on Tuesday.
Full rate: €9 / Concession (18-25): €6.50.

Musée de l’Orangerie

Jardin des Tuileries
75001 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 44 50 43 00
Metro: Concorde (lines 1, 8 and 12).


Crédit photo : Who’s afraid of women photographers - Orangerie – Julia Margaret Cameron, Hypatia, 1868, Paris, musée d’Orsay - © musée d’Orsay picture Dist. RMN Grand-Palais / Patrice Schmidt

The marché des cadeaux Bio et Écolo celebrates its 10th anniversary

marche-cadeaux-bio-ecoloThis year, to surf the COP21, why not going to an organic Christmas market?

Organised at the Mutinerie Coworking space in the 19th district of Paris, the marché des cadeaux Bio et Écolo enables to find all sorts of ideas for Christmas and New Year. Responsible trend, natural cosmetics, ethical decoration, there is something to suit all tastes. Numerous activities are waiting for the visitors, as “Do It Yourself” free workshops, where we learn to make on our own lipstick, ceiling lights, soap or origami. This event should be discovered with family, as giant wooden games have been set up for the youngest, while the parents will enjoy warm wine. A tombola is even organised by the different exhibitors, in order to properly celebrate this 10th edition!





Marché des Cadeaux Bio et Ecolo, from December 5th to 6th 2015.
Opend from 10:30am to 7pm.
Full rate: €2 / Free for children.
Free workshops must be booked in advance on the website (limited tickets).
Plein tarif : 14 euros / Tarif réduit : 11 euros.
www.marche-bio-ecolo.com (in French) 

Mutinerie Coworking

29, rue de Meaux
75019 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)9 81 14 92 00
Metro: Bolivar (line 7bis), Colonel Fabien (line 2), or Jaurès (lines 2, 5 and 7bis).


Crédit photo : Marché Cadeaux Bio et Ecolo – Edition 2015 – © Mutinerie Coworking

The musée de l’Homme at the time of COP21

musee-hommeThe musée de l’Homme joins forces to the COP21, in proposing the “Nous avons le pouvoir: Nous sommes le changement” exhibition (“We have the power: We are the change”).

This retrospective of photographs realised by the Magnum Photos Agency presents men, towns and States which devised solutions to fight against global warming. Photographers travelled the world during several years in order to catch these promising innovations. They take us in Chile where we discover an efficient lighting, or in Addis-Abeba, in Ethiopia, where a fast service by bus has been launched. These initiatives aim to maintain the global temperatures rise below 2°C. This event also enables to understand that the climate challenge concerns everyone, that it is possible to act on our scale, and to join forces to the 21st United nations conference on climate change.





“Nous avons le pouvoir: Nous sommes le changement” exhibition (“We have the power: We are the change”), from November 4th 2015 to January 4th 2016.

Open daily, except on Tuesday, from 10am to 6pm.
Nocturnal on Wednesday until 9pm.
Full rate: €10 / Concession: €8.


Musée de l’Homme
17, place du Trocadéro
75016 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 44 05 72 72
Metro: Trocadéro (lines 6 and 9).

Crédit photo : COP21 – Musée de l’Homme – We have the power: We are the change - ©SDP

Le cabinet de Curiosités of Thomas Erber celebrates its five years

thomas-erber-Le cabinet de Curiosités of Thomas Erber comes back for its anniversary edition in Paris, at Colette store, where the first edition took place in 2010!

Journalist for le Monde, Vogue homme international, or even l’Officiel Voyage, Thomas Erber travelled the world during 15 years. Thanks to his job, he met designers, artists, and discovered creative brands in the field of fashion, literature or gastronomy. In order to make these independent creators known, he sets up each year his “lifestyle” cabinet in a different town. He thus went through London, New York or Berlin. This 2015 edition exhibits more than 80 guests, from around twenty countries, as Maison Kitsuné, Surface to Air, Mont Blanc or Pierre Hardy. For this occasion, a path is organised in Paris, at the Bains, at Molière and at Colette, the famous Parisian trendy concept-store.





Open Monday-Saturday from 11am to 7pm.
Free admission.


213, rue Saint-Honoré
75001 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 55 35 33 90
Metro: Tuileries (line 1) or Pyramides (lines 7 and 14).

Crédit photo : Cabinet de Curiosités Thomas Erber - Colette – © DR

Best places

The best restaurants-spa in Paris


In Paris, it is possible to combine greed and well-being by treating ourselves to a day of relaxation, alone or in couple, in a restaurant-spa. Focus on these three spots with different styles, but irresistible.



Crédit photo :Best restaurants spa – Paris – Best restaurants spa – Paris Spa Dans le Noir © Olivier Merzoug


Opened since 2010, Mamabali is a Balinese spa and an Indonesian restaurant, nestled close to the place de la République.

On the spa-side, you can try body and spirit cares, with ancestral scents products (hydrangea, bougainvillea, spices). On the restaurant-side, you are invited to savour local specialities, spicy or vegetarian, as the Bala Bala: fritters from Java, filled with crunchy vegetables. Mamabali is also a range of organic cosmetics, Nature & Progrès approved, made from frangipani flower, for body and face. On the care-side, the Balinese Pijat Bali massage is inevitable. Relaxing, it enables to escape, alone or in couple, after a hammam session.

Open Monday-Sunday from 11am to 11pm, nonstop.
The restaurant is open the whole week from 12pm to 3pm and from 6:30pm to 10pm.
Lunch: €12.50 and €14.50.
Pijat Bali massage: €49 the 30 minutes.


8, rue Guillaume Bertrand
750011 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 43 14 71 50
Metro: Rue Saint-Maur (line 9).

Le Spa dans le Noir ?

Opened since 2011, Le Spa dans le Noir ? takes inspiration from the concept of the restaurants chain Dans le Noir ?, created in 2004.

You are plunged into darkness while a blind person or a partially-sighted person makes the care of your choice. You can also opt for a subdued light if you don’t really feel like being in the dark. This unique sensorial experience can be tested in solo or duo, before keeping the adventure up at the restaurant, where a surprise menu will be served in the dark. The other asset of the spa resides in the multitude of massages that it offers: with chocolate, Ayurvedic, oriental, cranial etc. There is something to satisfy all wishes!

Open Monday-Friday from 12pm to 12am, and on Sunday from 10am to 10pm.
Nocturnal on Thursday until 9pm.
Duo Spa and set menu: €287.

Le Spa dans le Noir ?

65, rue Montmartre
75002 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 83 95 46 77
Metro: Sentier (line 3).

La Villa Thalgo

This luxury spa is ideally located nearby the Trocadéro, to give yourself a zen break between two cultural visits.

La Villa Thalgo is specialised in sea treatments, as the dead sea mud body wrap, but also anti-aging or for mothers-to-be. The spa doesn’t forget men, with rituals especially dedicated to them, as the blue algae facial one. It is possible to discover massages from the whole world, as the Californian one or the Swedish one, after having tested the hammam or the hydrojet swimming-pool. Between two cares, you can go to the lounge to nibble at something (salads, quiches, etc.).

Open Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 8pm, on Saturday from 9:30am to 8pm and on Sunday from 10:30am to 6pm.
Nocturnal on Monday and Wednesday until 9pm.
Discovery pass + lunch at the lounge: €150 for the duration of 2h30m.

La Villa Thalgo

8, avenue Raymond Poincaré
75016 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 45 62 00 20
Métro: Trocadéro (lines 6 and 9).

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