Les Chevaliers de la Table ronde

Les Chevaliers de la Table Ronde Athenee Theatre Louis Jouvet

From 16 th December 2016 to 7th January 2017 the Athénée Théâtre Louis-Jouvet is showing one of the classics of literature "Les Chevaliers de la Table ronde". 

Director Pierre-André Weitz has revisited this masterpiece, turning it into a modern and offbeat musical epic. Sung by the Compagnie Les Brigands, this operetta by French composer Louis Auguste Florimond Ronger, known as Hervé (1825-1892), has been aired in France and Italy. It tells the story of Lancelot, Mélusine, Médor and Totoche, mythical characters from the Middle Ages, with one important difference... On stage, the actors are dressed in football strip and some of them are wearing trainers. They are all caricatures of men and women of their time, greedy, jealous etc.



“Les Chevaliers de la Table ronde”, from 16th December 2016 to 7th January 2017.
Show at 4p.m., 7p.m. or 8p.m. according to dates.
Prices: between 12 to 45 euros.


Athénée Théâtre Louis-Jouvet (in French)
Square de l'Opéra Louis-Jouvet
7, rue Boudreau
75009 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 53 05 19 19
Metro: Opéra (lines 3, 7 and 8) or Havre-Caumartin (lines 3 and 9) or Auber (RER A).

Crédit photo : Les Chevaliers de la table ronde – Athénée Théâtre © Guillaume Bonnaud

The quirky automatons of Gilbert Peyre

Exposition Gilbert Peyre Dans Son Atelier Aubervilliers Aout 2016

Until 26th February 2017, the Halle Saint-Pierre welcomes Gilbert Peyre's quirky automatons, on the occasion of its eponymous exhibition. This event was designed as a show or performance, where the works have a life balanced between aesthetics and cutting edge technology. 

This unusual artist creates automatons that are both strange and poetic using recycled materials and objects, that, with the aid of a little electricity, some electronics, pneumatics or mechanics, come to life, to become the protagonists of a wonderful but cruel fairy tale. To design his works Gilbert Peyre uses objects that have been deemed obsolete in the face of technical progress. Thanks to his genius, they are restored, but in a way that is far from their original use! An exhibition that will delight both young and old.


Exhibition “Gilbert Peyre, l’électromécanomaniaque”, from 16th September 2016 to 26th February 2017.
Open from Monday to Friday from 11a.m. to 6p.m., on Saturday from 11a.m. to 7p.m., and on Sunday from noon to 6p.m.
Full price: 9 euros / Concessions: 7 euros.


Halle Saint-Pierre (in French)
2, rue Ronsard
75018 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 42 58 72 89
Metro: Anvers (line 2) or Abbesses (line 12).

Crédit photo : Gilbert Peyre – Halle Saint Pierre
Gilbert Peyre in his studio at Aubervilliers, August, 2016
Photo: © F.Beddok


Le Magicien des codes

Objet Phare Bleriot Musee Arts et MetiersSince 13th December and until 12th March 2017, the Musée des Arts et Métiers is celebrating the life and work of Claude Shannon (1916-2001), on the occasion of an exhibition called "Le Magicien des codes". 

This American mathematician-engineer is considered the pioneer of IT. He was one of the first to study information processing. 70 years later, his discoveries still influence the technologies that surround us, from mobile phones to e-mails, mobile networks to WiFi networks. Throughout the course of the retrospective, there are interactive animations and audiovisuals for visitors to help them better understand and experience the history of the information and communication sciences.




Exhibition “Le Magicien des codes”, from 13th December 2016 to 12th March 2017.
Open from Tuesday to Wednesday from 10a.m. to 6p.m., on Thursday from 10a.m. to 9:30p.m., and from Friday to Sunday from 10a.m. to 6p.m.
Closed on Monday and on the 25th December 2016.
Full price: 8 euros / Concessions: 5,50 euros.


Musée des Arts et Métiers
60, rue Réaumur
75003 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 53 01 82 00
Metro: Arts et Métiers (lines 3 and 11).

Crédit photo : Le Magicien des codes - Exhibition
Objet phare: Le blériot 11
©Musée des arts et métiers/SV

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Chez La Vieille: Daniel Rose and Stephen Starr's bistro

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Behind this strange name hides the new bistro of the Chef and owner of Spring in Paris, Daniel Rose, and American restaurateur Stephen Starr 

Together they wanted to reopen at this historic address in the Halles district which was first opened in 1958. Chez La Vieille offers simple, traditional French cuisine. On the menu is the famous herring with potato salad, veal stew, kidneys, or sardines rillettes with seaweed butter; Breton far with prunes and rice pudding with pralines roses, to name but a few dishes. As to the interior decoration, we love the cosy atmosphere of the dark blue walls, mauve banquettes and black tables. The renovation of the restaurant was entrusted to the architect Elliott Barnes.

Open from noon to 2:30p.m. and from 7:30p.m. to 10:30p.m.
Dish: from 15 euros.


Chez La Vieille (in French)
1, rue Bailleul
75001 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 42 60 15 78
Metro: Louvre-Rivoli (line 1)


Crédit photo : Chez La Vieille - Restaurant
© Jean-Marie Heidinger

Tous: neo-gastro restaurant in the 9th arrondissement

Restaurant Tous Paris

Aude Bourguignon and Mathieu Darmont decided to open their establishment called Tous in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. Here they offer a cuisine created from fresh, seasonal products, under the remit of the young Chef Jérôme Moinard, who was trained by Rémi Lebon and Pierre Sang.  

Since last September, it has been offering creative dishes like the confit of beef chuck, cooked for 8 hours, accompanied by diced bacon, mushrooms and a red wine and chocolate sauce. Otherwise, there is also a black risotto with shavings of Beaufort cheese and Jerusalem artichoke crisps, or chorizo casserole with mushrooms. Dessert is various home made gateaux, which you are free to chose from a wagon. We also love graphic, colourful interior at Tous, designed by Cabinet Bateaumagne.

Open from Monday to Friday from noon to 2:30p.m. and from 7p.m. to 10:30p.m.
Closed on Saturday and Sunday.
The restaurant is closed during the week of the 26th December 2016.
Lunch formulas at 17 and 22 euros.


Restaurant Tous
6, rue Lamartine
75009 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 45 96 04 56
Metro: Cadet (line 7).


Crédit photo : Tous - Restaurant © TOUS Restaurant

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