On with the urban camping with City Camping!

parkcycle-swarmSince May 22nd 2015, the banks of the Seine have been hosting temporary installations as part of the COP21 program.

So, between the Pont des Invalides and the Alma Bridge, young designers have come up with ways to cheer the city up with installations akin to an authentic urban camping! Each more clever than the next, these creations promote the quality of life in the city and give way to questions regarding the coming urbanization of the cityscape. We discover the Parkcycle swarm, a modular appliance able to create a public garden by assembling several moveable gardens. This event is free and to discover until July 15th 2015.





City Camping, from May 22nd to July 15th 2015.

Free access.
Between the Pont des Invalides and the Alma Bridge.
Metro: Assemblée Nationale (line 12) or Musée d’Orsay (RER C).

lesberges.paris.fr/agenda/city-camping (in French) 

Crédit photo : City Camping – Banks of the Seine – © ParkCycle Swarm. Photo credit: N55 in collaboration with Rebar, 2013.

The Parc de Bagatelle at the age of urban agriculture

fruits-et-legumes-a-tous-les-etagesUntil November 1st 2015, the Parisian Parc de Bagatelle hosts the “Fruits à tous les étages” (Fruits at every floor) exhibition, which focuses biodiversity and urban agriculture.

Through an instructive and playful visit, people will learn how to grow fruits and vegetables in the city, and more specifically in a flat. Activities will be included, providing care tips and advices regarding the preservation of biodiversity in an urban environment. Visitors will thus admire a movable orchard presenting fruit trees, as well as fruits from forests, vineyards, olive trees and fig trees. This exhibition is a nice opportunity to visit the Parc de Bagatelle, whose rose garden is truly worth seeing.





“Fruits à tous les étages exhibition”, from June 2nd to November 1st 2015.

Open every day from 10am to 7pm.
Full rate: 6 euros / Concession: 3 euros / Free for visitors under 7.


Parc et château de Bagatelle
Route de Sèvres à Neuilly
Bois de Boulogne
75016 Paris
Metro: Ranelagh (line 9).

equipement.paris.fr/parc-de-bagatelle-1808 (in French) 

Crédit photo : Fruits à tous les étages - Exhibition – © DR

26th edition of the Paris Quartier d’Eté festival

festival-paris-quartier-d-eteThe 26th edition of the Paris Quartier d’Eté festival takes place from July 14th to August 9th 2015 in the French capital and its inner suburb.

Founded in 1990, this event is the opportunity for recent groups as well as professional artists to perform in unusual places, such as museums, gardens, or even factories. Each art is represented, from dance to music, from theatre to circus, allowing for people to discover all theatre arts. Performances are either charged or free, like that of Franco-Japanese dancer Satchie Noro and French dancer Silvain Ohl, who come together with their “Origami” show, the refine and the gigantic. A poetic universe to discover for free from July 26th to August 7th 2015 on the banks of the Seine in the 7th arrondissement of Paris.





Paris Quartier d’Eté (in French), from July 14th to August 9th 2015.

Paid and free performances in Paris and its inner suburb.
“Origami” show from July 26th to August 7th 2015 / Free.


The banks of the Seine – Port du Gros Caillou
75007 Paris
Metro: Invalides (lines 8, 13 and RER C).
www.quartierdete.com (in French)  

Crédit photo : Paris Quartier d’Eté – 2015 Edition - Official poster of the 2015 edition of the Paris Quartier d’Eté festival © DR

Best places

Gourmet halt at Le Bon Saint-Pourçain


Next to the Church of Saint-Sulpice, located on the left bank of the Seine, David Lanher has opened his new Parisian restaurant: Le Bon Saint-Pourçain.

We appreciate the dark blue frontage of the restaurant, which offers a seasonal elegant cooking prepared by young Chef Mathieu Techer. Once a pupil of Senderens’, and former cook at the Sergent Recruteur, this young chef crafts a sublimely perfect instant cuisine. The colorful and nicely displayed dishes are instantly mouth-watering, which remains, after all, the recipe for success of all fine restaurants. On the menu, you will find roasted sucker lamb chops with artichokes, broad beans and peas, a pasty-like rabbit terrine with foie gras, as well as an aerial rum baba with vanilla whipped cream. A restaurant to try with your family on a special occasion, or with your loved one for a gourmet and romantic date.


Open from 12pm to 2:30pm, and from 7pm to 10:30pm.
Closed on Sundays and on Mondays.
Menu: 36-50 euros.


Le Bon Saint-Pourçain
10 bis, rue Servandoni
75006 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 42 01 78 24
Metro: Mabillon (line 10), Saint-Sulpice and Saint-Germain-des-Prés (line 4). 

Crédit photo : Le Bon Saint Pourçain - Restaurant – © Sandy Pérolle

Pickled: the girly restaurant of the Voltaire area


Two friends, Myrtille Couten and Amandine Rakotobe, have decided to open their girly canteen halfway between the Voltaire and Bastille neighborhoods of Paris.

The two met at the Ferrandi culinary school, after which they put together their project: Pickled. This restaurant offers a simple concept based on a creative cooking made from seasonal produce. The girls also like to play with colors, red or green, for instance, which they use for a week before choosing another. Some dishes are inspired from Asian cooking (chaï-tea, chicken with lemongrass etc.). As a bonus, the minimalist decoration of the place is pleasant: benches, design counter, drawings by Myrtille and many more!


Open Monday to Friday, from 10am to 6pm.
The restaurant will be closed from August 1st to August 23rd 2015.
Dish of the day: 12.50 euros.


54, rue Basfroi
75011 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)9 72 50 04 55
Metro: Voltaire (line 9).

www.pickled.fr (in French)  

Crédit photo : Pickled - Restaurant – © Pickled

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