Céleste Boursier-Mougenot presents the acqua alta at the Palais de Tokyo

celeste-boursier-mougenotFrom June 24th to September 13th 2015, the Parisian Palais de Tokyo features one of artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot’s creations.

Based on the acqua alta, the yearly flooding of the Venetian lagoon, this work is a genuine sensory, visual, auditory and tactile experience guiding visitors in a lacustrian landscape. Halfway between the real and virtual worlds, visitors are led to wander, navigating through their own psyche, according to the artist’s wish as she created this piece.





“Céleste Boursier-Mougenot: acquaalta” exhibition, from June 24th to September 13th 2015.

Open every day from 12pm to 12am, except on Tuesdays.
Full rate: 10 euros / Concession (visitors under 26 and over 60): 8 euros / Free for visitors under 18.


Palais de Tokyo

13, avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 81 97 35 88
Métro : Iéna and Alma-Marceau (line 9).


Crédit photo : : Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, acquaalta, preliminary document, 2015 ©Courtesy of the artist and the Galerie Xippas, Paris; Paula Cooper Gallery, New York; Galerie Mario Mazzoli, Berlin

La Guinguette de la tour Eiffel: a taste of holidays at the heart of Paris

terrasse-guinguetteThe summer nights being particularly mild in Paris, we naturally want to enjoy them, and the Eiffel tower’s sole open-air café is the perfect place!

Open from June 5th to mid-September 2015, this outdoor bar located by the banks of the Seine promises a house and electro music program, a beach-like atmosphere and accessible prices to party until morning. Open every Friday evening, this ephemeral terrace allows customers to enjoy tapas, sip a cocktail or rosé wine, or simply have a full dinner. The entrance is free until 10pm, after which the price reaches 10 euros only. The Guingette de la tour Eiffel (the Eiffel Tower’s open-air cafe) opens at 7pm for an aperitif with friends, and closes at 2am. It offers a stunning view on the Eiffel Tower, especially at sundown, when the Tower lightens up.





La Guinguette de la tour Eiffel, from June 5th to mid-September 2015.

Open every Fridays, from 7pm to 2am.
Free entrance before 10pm, 10 euros afterwards.


Terrasse des Vedettes de Paris
Port de Suffren
75007 Paris
Metro: Champ de Mars-Tour Eiffel (RER C) and Bir-Hakeim (line 6).


Crédit photo : Guinguette tour Eiffel - Paris © DR

Lartigue, la vie en couleurs

lartigue-la-vie-en-couleursFor its latest exhibition, the Parisian MEP focuses on Henri-Jacques Lartigue‘s color photographic production.

Although color represents more than a third of the total of his photographs, the artist’s color photos were never shown in the past. Visitors will thus have the opportunity to discover this aspect of his work through many hitherto unseen photographs, as well as color films shot from 1949 onward. The Maison Européenne de la photographie also displays the artist’s autochromes, taken between 1912 and 1927.





“Lartigue, la vie en couleurs exhibition", from June 24th to August 23rd 2015.

Open Wednesday to Sunday from 11am to 7:45pm.
Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and public holidays.
Full rate: 8 euros / Concession (under 26 and over 60): 4.50 euros / Free for visitors under 8 and on Wednesdays from 5pm to 8pm.


La Maison Européenne de la Photographie
5/7, rue de Fourcy
75004 Paris
Tel. : +33 (0)1 44 78 75 00
Metro: Saint-Paul (line 1).


Crédit photo : Lartigue exhibition - MEP - Florette, Megève, March 1965 Photograph J. H. Lartigue - © Ministry of Culture - France / AAJHL

“Play Me, I’m Yours” back in Paris

play-me-im-yoursCreated in 2008 by British artist Luke Jerram, the Play Me, I’m Yours project has since then conquered the world, and especially Paris.

From June 20th to July 12th 2015, the 4th edition of this participative event takes place in the capital, in various unusual or historic areas. The program includes: 50 self-service pianos redesigned by 50 artists have been placed at the Cité de la Mode et du Design, in Bercy Village, at the Basilica of St Denis, in the Palais Royal garden, or even on the Galeries Lafayette’s terrace. Bystanders have the opportunity to play or simply listen to amateur musicians. Play Me, I’m Yours also features free concerts of professional artists, such as Emilie Loizeau, Nicolas Horvath, Alix Logiaco or Vivian Roost.





Play Me, I’m Yours, from June 20th to July 12th 2015.
Free event.


Cité de la mode et du design
34, quai d’Austerlitz
75013 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 76 77 25 30
Metro: Quai de la Gare (line 6) or Gare d’Austerlitz (lines 5, 10 and RER C).


Crédit photo : Play Me I’m Yours – 2015 edition - © Facebook Play Me I’m Yours Paris

Best places

The top restaurants of the Île Saint-Louis


In Paris, the Île Saint-Louis, much like its close neighbor, the Île de la Cité, is a quarter all on its own, where time seems to slow down. Especially romantic, this island contains many food stores or shops where you will enjoy wandering, as well as many fine restaurants. Come and discover our three favorites.



Crédit photo :Top restaurants – Île Saint-Louis –Main room © Le Sergent Recruteur

The Sergent Recruteur

Now standing where an old touristic tavern of the Île Saint-Louis used to be, the Sergent Instructeur is a gourmet restaurant, holder of 1 Michelin star.

Decorated by designer Jaime Hayon, it provides a muted ambiance, perfect for an intimate gourmet dinner in Paris. Chef Noam Gedalof (trained by Antonin Bonnet, former student of Michel Bras’) is in charge of the cooking. He creates an original cuisine using quality produce: abalone and squid bathed in cuttlefish ink with artichokes, horn of plenty and Australian finger lime, marjoram-almonds-Armagnac cake etc.

Open Tuesday to Saturday from 7pm to 11pm, and for lunch on Friday and Saturday from 12:30pm to 2pm.
Lunch menu (4 dishes): 48 euros.

Le Sergent Recruteur

41, rue Saint-Louis en l’Ile
75004 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 43 54 75 42
Metro: Pont Marie (line 7).
www.lesergentrecruteur.fr (in French)

Les Fous de l’Ile

The unusual decoration of this French cafe is particularly enjoyable.

The room is embellished with canvas and various ornaments in the form of hens, chicks and roosters, the mascots of the Fous de l’Ile! This laid-back atmosphere is favorable to savor a traditional French cuisine with friends or family: deviled eggs, duck foie gras with ham, duckling filet with honey, or even veal escalope with mushroom cream. Last but not least: this cafe also serves Berthillon ice creams.

Open every day from 10am to 12am.
Lunch menu between 19 and 25 euros.
Classic brunch: 25 euros / Brunch and cocktail (Mojito or Bloody Mary): 29 euros.

Les Fous de l’Ile

33, rue des Deux Ponts
75004 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 43 25 76 67
Metro: Pont Marie (line 7).
www.lesfousdelile.com (in French) 


In the rue Saint-Louis en l’Ile, a particular red and black frontage never fails to catch the bystanders’ attention.

It belongs to Italian restaurant Sorza, decorated with shiny black lacquered tables, red walls, candles and subdued lighting, making it the ultimate place for a romantic dinner. On the menu, you will find typically Italian dishes: scallop risotto, sea bream a la plancha with creamy polenta, panna cotta and tiramisu.
Open every day throughout lunch, from 12pm to 10:30pm.
Lunch menus between 17 and 23 euros.


51, rue Saint-Louis en l’Ile
75004 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 43 54 78 62
Metro: Pont Marie (line 7).
www.sorza.fr (in French) 

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