La Boumette: the temporary nightclub of the Opéra Garnier

la-boumetteEvery Saturday night, the Opéra Garnier’s restaurant opens La Boumette, its temporary indoor and outdoor summer nightclub.

Spread over 800 square meters, the night owls will enjoy the restaurant’s prestigious surrounding in a non-specialist ambiance with the club’s residing DJs or fresh air and disco-funk music outside. As a bonus, the partiers enjoy a stunning view on the enlightened monument. La Boumette also stands out with its red color, which adds a special atmosphere to the place. Open until early in the morning, this temporary nightclub is the opportunity to party on an exceptional site, until September 26th 2015.


La Boumette, from June 13th to September 26th 2015.

Open Saturdays, from 10pm to 5am.
Rate: 10 euros.
Free entrance for women until 12am.



Crédit photo : La Boumette – Temporary nightclub © Facebook La boumette

Ground Control II: the free and original temporary bar

ground-controlFollowing the Quai d’Austerlitz in June 2014, the free and original Ground Control bar now invades the former SNCF La Chapelle depot for its 2015 edition.

This hybrid spot hosts exhibitions, concerts, activities, film screenings and includes a large restaurant and bar area. Until October 15th 2015, Ground Control II will be spread over 2000 square meters via two outdoor terraces: one covered, the other in open-air, where visitors can sip a drink while enjoying music mixed by a DJ. Night owls will also have access to various games, such as flipper, table tennis and a boules ground settled on the rehabilitated former railways. A genuine holiday atmosphere at the heart of Paris. Regarding the restaurant, customers can choose between the Trattoria Per Ground Control, an Italian restaurant, and the Food Control, a typically French cafe. Finally, the space also includes a shopping area, called la Brocante, as well as a henhouse.

Ground Control II, temporary bar from May 21st to October 15th 2015.
Open Tuesday to Sunday until 1am.
Brunch on the weekend.


Ground Control
former SNCF La Chapelle depot
26 ter, rue Ordener
75018 Paris
Metro: Marcadet-Poissonniers (lines 4 and 12) or Marx Dormoy (line 12).


Crédit photo : Ground Control II – Temporary bar © Facebook Ground Control

When fashion takes over tennis courts


The French Tennis Federation Museum offers the opportunity to revisit the aesthetic of tennis style through its “Jeu, Set ET Mode” exhibition, from the 1890s to the present day.

We thus discover the evolution of tennis fashion as well as the history of this sport via sixty iconic creations. Originally practiced by high British aristocracy, tennis used to be played in long white pleated skirts by the ladies and in white pants by the gentlemen. In the 1920s, skirts get shorter, as shown in Jeanne Lanvin’s sketches or Jean Patou’s creations for Suzanne Lenglen. It is not until the 1980s that player André Agassi brings colorful and eccentric outfits to this sport. Since then, Tennis shoes, Ted Tingling skirts, or Lacoste polo shirts have left the tennis courts to take over the street! A fascinating exhibition sure to please all fashion lovers.


“Jeu, Set ET Mode” exhibition, from May 12th 2015 to March 1st 12016.

Open from 10am to 6pm on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Open every day except Mondays during the Paris school vacation.
Adults: 8 euros / Children: 4 euros.


French Tennis Federation Museum
Roland-Garros stadium
2, avenue Gordon-Bennett
75016 Paris
Porte des Mousquetaires access
Métro : Porte d'Auteuil (line 10).


Crédit photo : Jeu set et mode - Exhibition © Keystone – France

Jimi Hendrix by Donald Silverstein


The Parisian Galerie Stardust located in the Haut Marais hosts hitherto unseen photographs of artist Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) taken by renowned portraitist Donald Silverstein (1932-1975).

Shot in London in 1967, this series of photographs, most of which were never shown before, includes one of the most emblematic shots of the guitarist, showing him standing, facing the camera. He is not wearing a jacket and his shirt is open, revealing his athletic torso. Fans have been fighting over this photograph for years, which is why the Galerie Stardust features it in a previously unseen format of 1.80 meter! Music enthusiasts take note, this free exhibition is not to be missed.


“Jimi Hendrix par Donald Silverstein” exhibition, from June 10th to July 31st 2015.

Open Tuesday to Saturday, from 1pm to 7pm.
Free entrance.


Galerie Stardust
19, rue Notre Dame de Nazareth
75003 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)6 30 72 86 16
Metro: Temple (line 3) or République (lines 3, 5, 8, 9 and 11).

lagaleriestardust.paris (in French)  

Crédit photo : Jimi Hendrix – Galerie Stardust – © Donald Silverstein

Best places

Top gluten-free restaurants in Paris


Paris, capital of gastronomy, shelters multiple restaurants serving gluten-free, vegan and sometimes lactose-free dishes. Zoom on three, which also act as delicatessen and serve brunches on weekends.



Crédit photo :Top gluten free restaurants - Paris - The frontage of the Noglu restaurant © Stéphanie Fraise and François-Xavier Laurent


Noglu can pride itself on being one of the first gluten-free restaurants to open in Paris.

Restaurant, delicatessen and takeaway store all at once, this pocket restaurant, which serves a brunch on Saturdays, has settled at the heart of the magnificent historical Parisian Passage des Panoramas. Noglu also serves several lactose-free dishes. The menu is ever changing: chicken and sweet potatoes, risotto, roasted saddle of lamb etc.

Open Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 3pm for lunch, and Tuesday to Saturday from 7:30pm to 11pm for dinner.
Brunch for 26 euros on Saturdays from 11am to 4pm.


16, Passage des Panoramas
75002 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 40 26 41 24
Metro: Grands Boulevards (lines 8 and 9).
www.noglu.fr (in French)

Helmut Newcake

Cake shop, grocery and restaurant all at once, Helmut Newcake serves various quiches, burgers, pizzas as well as more refined dishes, classical or fusion and gluten-free food.

Customers can savor citronella-coco shrimps, creamy polenta with forgotten vegetables or black risotto. The dishes of the day are cooked according to the farmer’s market’s production. Helmut Newcake also has vegan and lactose-free dishes daily. Even better: the restaurant is located near the Canal Saint-Martin, which is ideal for an after-brunch stroll.

Open Wednesday to Saturday, from 12pm to 7:30pm.
Brunch for 24 euros on Sundays from 12pm to 3pm.

Helmut Newcake

36, rue Bichat
75010 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)9 82 59 00 39
Métro : Goncourt (line 11).
www.helmutnewcake.com (in French)

Hope Café

The Hope Café, a vegan, gluten-free and organic restaurant, is located in Montmartre.

There, the burgers’ buns as well as several desserts, like the delicious chocolate brownie or the carrot cake, are gluten-free if requested. The menu fluctuates between traditional French cuisine and savors from around the world. We enjoy the smoothies, which, when sipped on a terrace, guarantee a soft and pleasant summer in the capital. Hope Café also serves an organic gluten-free beer with quinoa, the Altiplano.

Open Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 12am.
Brunch on Sunday from 10am to 4pm.
Menu: 16-30 euros.

Hope Café

64, rue Lamarck
75018 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 46 06 54 40
Métro : Lamarck-Caulaincourt (line 12).
hope-cafe.com (in French)

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