GGaston, au-delà de Lagaffe

Affiche Franquin - Lombard 2016 Exposition Gaston Lagaffe Centre Pompidou
From 7th December 2016 to 10th April 2017, the Centre Pompidou is looking at one of the most legendary characters from the world of comics: Gaston Lagaffe. Appearing for the first time in the Spirou magazine (28th February 1957), he quickly became the unlucky hero of a whole generation. 

The free exhibition, called "Gaston, au-delà de Lagaffe", is in the Bibliothèque Publique d’Information, and takes a new look at André Franquin's Gaston, distance revealing him to have been activist, environmentalist and subversive. Throughout the exhibition, visitors and enthusiasts are invited to admire boards and original editions, but also photographs, inventions, gags and original drawings. An event that shows us we are all a bit like Gaston at heart!



Exhibition “Gaston, au-delà de Lagaffe”, from 7th December 2016 to 10th April 2017.
Open on Monday, Wenesday, Thursday and Friday from noon to 10p.m., and from Saturday to Sunday from 11a.m. to 10p.m.
Closed on Tuesday.
Free entrance.

Centre Pompidou
19, rue Beaubourg
75004 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 44 78 12 33
Metro: Rambuteau (line 11).

Crédit photo : Gaston Lagaffe – Centre Pompidou
Affiche - Franquin © Dargaud-Lombard, 2016



5th edition of the Salon Noël Gourmand

Salon Noel Gourmand Paris Carrousel Du Louvre

From 16th to 19th December 2016, the Carrousel du Louvre is hosting the 5th edition of the Salon Noël Gourmand, dedicated to luxury food for the end of year holidays. 

People go there to find gourmet ideas for their Christmas and New Year’s Eve meals: farmhouse cheeses, oils and spices, regional specialties, pain d'épices, seafood, hand produced foie gras, farm produced meat, chocolates and sweets (nougats, macaroons etc.), as well some other surprises. The producers come from all over France, just like the wine growers, who even offer wine tastings. As a bonus, the salon is highlighting table ware with, for example, the traditional hand made knives of Lyonel Lataste, from the Landes in France.


Salon Noël Gourmand (in French), from 16th to 19th December 2016.
Open every day from 10a.m. to 8p.m., except on Monday until 6p.m.
Full price: 10 euros / Concessions (student): 5 euros / Free under 18.


Carrousel du Louvre
90, rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 43 16 47 10
Metro: Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre (lines 1 and 7).

Crédit photo : 
Salon Noël Gourmand – Carrousel du Louvre
Savim © Hugues Lataste



Winter visit to the ice rink at the Eiffel Tower

Patinoire Tour Eiffel 2015-2016 de nuit
From 15th December 2016 to 19th February 2017, the Eiffel Tower welcomes its Christmas skating rink, installed on the 1st floor of the monument, with panoramic views of Paris. For this 2016 edition, both small and bigger children are invited to get to know ice hockey, during some special beginners' sessions.

In addition, the French brand Cabaïa has a stand, where you can choose a bobble hat with three interchangeable bobbles. To warm up, why not try some of the comforting winter specialties at the outdoor bar: waffles, mulled wine, hot chocolate, soup, melted cheese sandwiches and other delicacies. It is also an opportunity to experience the famous glass floor of the tower to dare the void... and the vertigo!





Skating rink of the Eiffel Tower, from 15th December 2016 to 19th February 2017.
Open every day from 10:30a.m. to 10:30p.m.
Free access for visitors to the tower with a ticket.
Full price Eiffel Tower: 11 euros / Concessions (12-24): 8,50 euros / 4-11: 4 euros / Free under 4.


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


Crédit photo : Eiffel Tower Skating rink – 2016 edition
Skating rink 2015-2016 by night © ELivinec-SETE

Elephant Paname welcomes Göksin Sipahioglu

Portrait Goksin Sipahioglu
To mark the fifth anniversary of his death, in association with SIPA Press, Elephant Paname the arts and dance centre, is hosting a retrospective dedicated to Turkish photographer Göksin Sipahioglu (1926-2011).  

He was one of the great figures of the world of photography, who immortalized a swathe of history in the second half of the twentieth century. 40 photographs are exhibited here, all showing great world events and "scoops". From France in May '68, the independence of African countries in the early 1960s, or the US embargo on Cuba in 1962, the photographer is everywhere. Through his photographs he keeps an attentive eye on his contemporaries as well as the event covered. This free exhibition is on until 16th January 2017.





Exhibition “Sipa Press. Photographies de Göksin Sipahioglu”, from 16th December 2016 to 16th January 2017.
Open every day from 11a.m. to 7p.m.
Free entrance.


Elephant Paname
10, rue Volney
75002 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 49 27 83 33
Metro: Opéra (lines 3, 7 and 8).

Crédit photo : Sipa Press – Elephant Paname
Portrait Gökşin Sipahioglu - Crédit SIPA

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The best restaurants in Parisian theatres

La Nouvelle Seine Paris Restaurant Theatre Peniche

In Paris lots of theatres have their own restaurant, such as La Nouvelle Seine, the Théâtre National de Chaillot and the Théâtre du Rond-Point.



Crédit photo :  Restaurants des théâtres - Paris © Christine Coquilleau Photographe – La Nouvelle Seine

La Nouvelle Seine

This theatre-restaurant is installed on a barge anchored opposite Notre Dame de Paris. Once there you can see one man shows, shows for young people, or cabaret. The restaurant offers cuisine with multiple influences, such as the goat's cheese filo pastry with honey and rocket, fillet of beef with foie gras sauce and homemade chips, or duck breast and mashed sweet potato with honey. Before each show there is a happy hour with tapas menu, as well as brunch at the weekend.

Open from Tuesday to Sunday from noon to 2:15p.m. and from 7p.m. to 11p.m.
Brunch on Sunday from noon to 2:15p.m. at 28 euros.
Dish: from 17 euros.


La Nouvelle Seine (in French)
3, quai de Montebello
75005 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 43 54 08 08
Metro: Maubert-Mutualité (line 10) or Saint-Michel (RER B or line 4).

Le Foyer de Chaillot

On evenings when there is a show, Maison Pradier welcomes gourmets to its bar-restaurant, Le Foyer de Chaillot, in the Théâtre National de Chaillot, with stunning views of the Eiffel Tower. Open since 1859, this restaurant offers food made from fresh produce. On the Christmas menu, a chicken breast with sautéed mushrooms and foie gras sauce, or crab effeuillé with Granny Smith apple and parmesan shortbread. Incidentally, Georges Clemenceau was a regular. At the weekend it is possible to have brunch there, with self-service buffet, before or after a contemporary dance performance.

Menu at 20 and 25 euros.
Brunch on Sunday at 39 euros.


Le Foyer de Chaillot
Théâtre National de Chaillot
1, place du Trocadéro
75016 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 53 65 30 00
Metro: Trocadéro (lines 6 and 9) or Iéna (line 9).


Le restaurant du Rond-Point

The restaurant of the Théâtre du Rond-Point is located at the end of the Champs-Elysées. It was renovated and redecorated in 2002 by the designer Patrick Dutertre, in a unique style, combining cosy with industrial. On the menu, the restaurant du Rond-Point offers brasserie-style dishes such as fillets of pickled herring or beef tartare and homemade chips. For dessert, you can try that great classic, brioche bread pudding or a café gourmand. Somewhere to try before or after a play, with your family or as a couple.


Open on Monday from noon to 3p.m., from Tuesday to Friday from noon to 3p.m. and from 6:30p.m. to 11:45p.m., and on Saturday from 6:30p.m. to 11:45p.m.
Menu at 25 euros.


Le restaurant du Rond-Point (in French)
Théâtre du Rond-Point
2 bis, avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt
75008 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 44 95 98 44
Metro: Franklin D. Roosevelt (lines 1 and 9) or Champs-Elysées Clemenceau (lines 1 and 13).

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