The Grand Paris project is exhibited at MUS

Exposition aux origines du Grand Paris Mus
At MUS, the Musée d’Histoire Urbaine et Sociale de Suresnes, the Grand Paris project is being showcased until 28th May, 2017 in an exhibition called "Aux origines du Grand Paris: 130 ans d’Histoire". 

The exhibition is based on plans, films and photographs, as well as graphic material, paintings and objects from all over the Ile-de-France. The idea is to demonstrate that the Grand Paris project dates back to the mid-nineteenth century. It's an idea that was developed by Henri Sellier and André Morizet in the early twentieth century, before finally becoming reality on 1st January 2016. With an approach that is both historical and chronological, this event also explains the challenges of such a project, in particular outlining the various plans for plans developing the Paris region.



Exhibition “Aux origines du Grand Paris: 130 ans d’Histoire”, from 12th October 2016 to 28th May 2017.
Open from Wesneday to Sunday from 2p.m. to 6p.m.
Closed on Monday, on 24th and 31st December 2016.
Full price: 3,50 euros / Concessions (over 60): 2,50 euros / Free under 26.


MUS – Musée d’Histoire Urbaine et Sociale (in French)
1, place de la gare de Suresnes-Longchamp
92150 Suresnes
Tel.: +33 (0)1 41 18 37 37
Access: Tramway 2 – Stop: Suresnes-Longchamp


Crédit photo : Aux origines du Grand Paris - Exposition © Tiphaine Lanvin



De Méliès à la 3D: la Machine Cinéma


Until 29th January 2017, the Cinémathèque française is presenting a major retrospective on the history of cinema technology, looking back at the successive metamorphoses of the moving image from the late nineteenth century to the digital age. 

So, there are cameras, projectors, archives, and rare films, and also studio equipment on exhibition to the public. Visitors will be able to see some of the equipment working, and other pieces in simulation mode, and stroll through the exhibition at their ease accompanied by pictures and sounds. "De Méliès à la 3D: la Machine Cinéma" also has some unique pieces, such as Jean-Luc Godard's camera or the machine from the film "Microcosmos". Finally, the biggest stages in technical development are explained one by one, from Technicolor (1932) through 70 mm film format (1955) to performance capture in the 1990s. An exciting event that will delight both film makers and film goers.


Exhibition “De Méliès à la 3D: la Machine Cinéma”, from 5th October 2016 to 29th January 2017.
Open on Monday and from Wesneday to Sunday from noon to 7p.m.
Closed on Tuesday.
Full price: 5 euros / Concessions: 4 euros / Under 18: 2,50 euros / Free under 6.


Cinémathèque française (in French)
51, rue de Bercy
75012 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 71 19 33 33
Metro: Bercy (lines 6 and 14).

Crédit photo : 
De Méliès à la 3D – Cinémathèque française
Holy Motors de Leos Carax (2012). THEO FILMS 



11th edition of the Salon Noël en bio

Affiche Salon Noel en bio Paris
From 9th to 12th December 2016 the Salon Noël en bio is back for its 11th edition at  the Parc des Expositions at the Porte de Versailles. For 4 days, the public is invited to stroll through its alleys looking for ideas for ecological or organic gifts for Christmas and New Year's Eve.

Cosmetics, clothing, food, tableware, publishing, fair trade, are all areas that are represented at this event. As a bonus, it is possible to meet and network with the eco-friendly producers present on the site, who will present their unique, environmentally friendly, know-how and work. Finally, admission to the fair is free upon presentation of the invitation which you can simply print on the event website.




Salon Noël en bio (in French), from 9th to 12th December 2016.
Open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:30a.m. to 7p.m., and on Monday from 10a.m. to 6p.m.
Free entrance.


Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versailles
Pavillon 8
75015 Paris
Metro: Porte de Versailles (line 12 and lines T2 and T3a of the tramway).


Crédit photo : Salon Noël en bio – 2016 Edition © DR

Once upon a time… Christmas time at Vaux-le-Vicomte

Noel Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte 2016
To celebrate Christmas, the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, usually closed in winter, is exceptionally opening its doors and welcoming guests in an ephemeral fairytale setting inspired by the Brothers Grimm, Perrault and Andersen.  

When they enter the site, visitors are greeted by a pine forest, before discovering the enchanted forest installed in the Grand Salon, full of small woodland animals. The visit is accompanied by the sound of fires crackling in the chimneys, but also with the smells of gingerbread and pine trees. The formal French gardens have been taken over by an 8 metre high deer made of light, as well as lots of garlands that light up the beauty of the box wood and the lawns. To extend the holiday season magic, you can also take a ride in a carriage - something for the whole family.





Once upon a time… Christmas time at Vaux-le-Vicomte, from 26th to 31st December 2016.
Open from 11a.m. to 5:45p.m.
Full price: 17,50 euros / Concessions (6-17): 14,50 euros / Free under 6.


Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte
77950 Maincy
Tel.: +33 (0)1 64 14 41 90
Access: Train line P (towards Provins) at Gare de l’Est. Stop at Verneuil l’Etang. Then take the Châteaubus shuttle and stop at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte.

Crédit photo : Christmas time – Vaux le Vicomte © Collectif Image

Best places

The most beautiful restaurants in Paris

Restaurant Eclectic Paris

In Paris, a lot of restaurants have been decorated by famous French and international architects and designers, such as Mathis, Eclectic and Monsieur Bleu.



Crédit photo :  Most beautiful restaurants - Paris - Eclectic © Thomas Duval

Le Mathis

For the design of this trendy restaurant in the 8th arrondissement, interior decorator Dorothée Meilichzon was largely inspired by the '30s. Le Mathis has walls in hand painted imitation marble, and a thick carpet. We like the red tones and the velvet banquettes in the bar, where you can end the evening sipping a cocktail, after having tried their signature dish, the Mathis Fried Chicken.

Open from 7:30a.m. to 10:30a.m. and from 8p.m. to 11:30p.m.
The Mathis Bar is open from 7p.m. to 4a.m.
Mathis Fried Chicken: 19 euros.


Mathis Restaurant - Bar
3, rue de Ponthieu
75008 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 53 76 39 55
Metre: Franklin D. Roosevelt or Saint-Philippe-du-Roule (lines 1 and 9).

Monsieur Bleu

Monsieur Bleu is none other than the restaurant of the Palais de Tokyo. It was designed by architect Joseph Dirand and has a ceiling that is more than 9 metres high. We love the bar with its alcoves framed in black marble and '30s style decoration that combines vintage materials in shades of green. On the menu, why not try the roast cod with morels and asparagus, or a comforting vanilla millefeuille.

Open every day from noon to 2a.m.
Dish: from 23 euros.

Monsieur Bleu (in French)
20, avenue de New York
75116 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 47 20 90 47
Metro: Iéna (line 9) or Alma-Marceau (line 9 or RER C).


Eclectic is the chic brasserie of the Beaugrenelle shopping centre, located beside the Seine in the 15th arrondissement. It has been completely decorated by the British designer, Tom Dixon, for whom this is his first French commission. He has used his favourite materials, marble and copper, and has designed a curved space with a monumental golden chandelier. In the kitchen, the chef offers a pea risotto, home made foie gras, or bread pudding and caramel with salted butter.


Open every day from 8a.m. to midnight.
Lunch formulas at 33 euros and 37 euros.

Eclectic (in French)
2, rue Linois
75015 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 77 36 70 00
Metro: Javel / André Citroën (line 10) or Gare de Javel (RER C).

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