5th edition of Fotofever

Catherine Balet

During 3 days,
Fotofever Art Fair
lets you discover emerging talents in contemporary photography, from 75 French and international galleries. 

This 5th edition, held from 11th to 13th November 2016, is exhibiting only original photographic works, which are limited to 30 copies in all formats. As this is a selling exhibition, visitors can clearly see the price of each creation at the fair. The fair is divided into several sections, including one called "Young" which is entirely devoted to very young, audacious galleries, that have existed for less than three years. This is a unique opportunity to admire new talents in photography, and also to find beautiful Christmas gifts for yourself or your loved ones.



Fotofever Art Fair (in French), from 11th to 13th November 2016.
Open from 11a.m. to 7:30p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 11a.m. to 6p.m. on Sunday.
Full price: 20 euros / Concessions (under 26): 12 euros / Free under 12.


Carrousel du Louvre
99, rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris
Metro: Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre (lines 1 or 7).



Crédit photo : Fotofever 2016 – Carrousel du Louvre © Catherine Balet, Looking for the Masters in Ricardo’s Golden Shoes #41, 2016, courtesy galerie Thierry Bigaignon

35th edition of the Puces du Design

Cammei Fornasetti Photo design

This year why not be tempted by the 35th edition of the Puces du Design to unearth some great finds from some of Europe's best designed specialised antique dealers! All the great names of the 20th century are represented, from Prouvé to Eames and Panton

The event is divided into several villages, five in all, so that everyone can find what they are looking for: vintage design, contemporary design, vintage fashion, galleries and graphics. Passionate, or simply curious, you will find pieces ranging from the 50s to the early 2000s. Photographs, lithographs, historical or rare items, famous brands, designers, etc., the salon offers a wide panorama of the best of the last century's creations. For the record, the Puces du Design will be held indoors for the first time in 15 years, at the Parc des Expositions at Porte de Versailles.


Les Puces du Design
, from 17th to 20th November 2016.
Open on Thursday from 2p.m. to 10p.m., and from Friday to Sunday from 10a.m. to 7p.m.
8 euros one day or 14 euros for 4 days.


Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versailles
Hall 5.1
75015 Paris
Metro: Porte de Versailles (lines 12, T2 and T3a).


Crédit photo : Puces du Design – 2016 Edition - Cammei Fornasetti © Design Art Studio


Réver(cités): recyclable and resilient cities

Affiche Exposition RevercitesThrough its new exhibition, Réver(cités), the Cité de l’Architecture is looking at the cities of tomorrow. The museum uses videos and photographs to show how today's cities are flexible, constantly having to adapt to changes in building, districts or the global city. 

Several different topics are addressed: the idea of recycling and reuse, uses and needs of urban residents, the leading factors that make a city resilient, etc. Throughout this free exhibition they unveil many examples of promising initiatives, and also good practices which enable the city to become more flexible, and can thus ensure its sustainability. An event that can only be seen for barely 2 months, from 12th October to 4th December 2016.




Exhibition “Réver(cités). Villes recyclables et résilientes”
, from 12th October to 4th December 2016.
Open every day, except on Monday and Tuesday, from 11a.m. to 7p.m.
Nocturnal on Thursday until 9p.m.
Free entrance.


Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine
1, place du Trocadéro
75116 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 58 51 52 00
Metro: Trocadéro (lines 6 and 9).



Crédit photo : Révercités – Exhibition © Graphisme : www.atelier-beau-voir.fr



Best places

Plume: the neo-bistro of Youssef Gastli

Restaurant Plume Paris

After spending time with Alain Senderens and Guy Martin, Chef Youssef Gastli has settled in Plume, in the heart of the 7th arrondissement.  

This neo-bistro offers signature seasonal cuisine showcased by the sleek design with Baumann chairs, plain oak tables and cement floor tiles. The menu changes regularly, according to the chef's desires. As a starter, why not try mackerel with hummus, kale, pomegranate and pickled cucumber; followed by saddle of rabbit with red quinoa for main course. For dessert, you could let yourself be tempted by the whole pineapple cooked for 12 hours, served with coconut-cardamom foam, and lemon and ginger sorbet. Finally, Plume has a biodynamic wine list, mainly French but with some Italian wines.

Open from Tuesday to Thursday from noon to 2:15p.m., and from 7p.m. to 10:15p.m.
Menus at 45 euros and 75 euros.


Plume (in French)
24, rue Pierre Leroux
75007 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 43 06 79 85
Metro: Vaneau (line 10) or Duroc (lines 10 and 13).



Crédit photo : Plume – Restaurant – Paris © Pierre Lucet Penato

La Table de Marie-Jeanne: this autumn's design find

Restaurant La Table de Marie Jeanne Paris

This new grill is a feast for the eyes and the taste buds. It was decorated by Marie Versini who has successfully combined some beautiful materials: stoneware crockery created by the potter Antoine Campana, Lebanese cedar table, wall murals of forest animals by painter Jean-Pierre Battiloni, and small tiles in the style of a butcher's shop.  

Its name is a tribute to the mother of Olivier Andreani, the owner, who ran a restaurant in Corsica with her husband. La Table de Marie-Jeanne offers a menu of roast meat of your choice (beef, chicken, duck breast), accompanied by courgette fritters, a big bowl of chips or salad. For dessert, why not try the vacherin or the rice pudding, with its memories of childhood. A good place, worth a detour to the Panthéon district.

Open from Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 2:15p.m. and from 7p.m. to 10:30p.m.
Lunch menu from 26 euros.


La Table de Marie-Jeanne
4, rue Toullier
75005 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 42 49 87 31
Metro: Luxembourg (RER B) or Cluny-la-Sorbonne (line 10).


Crédit photo : La Table de Marie Jeanne - Restaurant © Roberta Valerio

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