3rd edition of the Musiques en Terrasse festival

Festival Musiques en TerrasesFor three years, Bercy Village has been organizing a free festival at Cour Saint-Emilion, in the 12th arrondissement of Paris, that is entirely dedicated to music: Musiques en Terrasse (Terraces with Music).

This friendly event features various music genres, from pop to soul, from folk to electro, as well as world music. For this new edition, visitors are also invited to discover world dances. Organized in association with Petit Bain, the famous barge and concert hall moored at the docks of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, this outdoor festival gives the opportunity to open up to different musical cultures, and have fun in a pleasant atmosphere! As a bonus, you can have a drink or nibble in one of the numerous bars and restaurants of the neighborhood.





Festival Musiques en Terrasse (in French), every Sunday from June 8th to July 6th, at 3pm and 4:30pm.

And from July 7th to August 27th at 6:30pm.
Free concerts.


Bercy Village
Cour Saint-Emilion
75012 Paris
Metro: Cour Saint-Emilion (line 14).

www.bercyvillage.com/Festival-de-l-ete-Musiques (in French) 

Crédit photo : Festival Musiques en Terrasse – Bercy Village -Gren Semé – July 24th 2014 © Bercy Village

Dive at the heart of water with the “O ! l’expo” exhibition

O expoThe new retrospective of the Pavillon de l’Eau, a museum devoted to water belonging to the City of Paris, invites visitors to understand water and its stakes when confronted to the mutations of today’s society and climate change.

“O ! l’expo” allows the public to discover the importance of water in the human body, as well as in the city, nature or, on a wider scale, the universe. This free exhibition is part of the eco-friendly dynamic of 2015, since the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21, will take place this year. South Korea will also host the 7th World Water Forum. Interactive, virtual and fun, this retrospective shines a light on urban biodiversity, renewable energies, as well as reinvented use of water. It is the occasion for each generation to grasp the potentials and diversity of the priceless resource that is water.

“O ! l’expo, l’eau dans tous ses états” exhibition, from January 23rd to December 30th 2015.

Open Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm, and on Saturday from 11am to 7pm.
Closed on public holidays.
Free entrance.


Pavillon de l’Eau
77, avenue de Versailles
75016 Paris
Metro: Mirabeau (line 10).

www.eaudeparis.fr (in French) 

Crédit photo : O l’expo – Pavillon de l’Eau – Official poster of the “O ! l’expo” exhibition © eaudeparis

Café Cour: the ephemeral terrace of the Crédit Municipal

Cafe CourFrom June to September 2015, the Parisian Crédit Municipal opens the Café Cour, a unique restaurant at the heart of Paris.

It is in a historical and listed courtyard, open to the public for the first time and created during the reign of Philip II of France, in the 13th century, that bystanders are welcome to sip an organic cup of tea or coffee, as well as green fruit juices. Indeed, in addition to being beautiful, and made even more so by the tumult of surrounding streets, the Café Cour is a solidary place. This ephemeral café also offers cocktails, fresh beer brewed in Ile-de-France, organic wines, and summer salads. Settled under the shade of wine stocks, in the magnificent area of Le Marais, summer takes on a fresh taste, thanks to the Crédit Municipal!


Café Cour, from June 1st to September 27th 2015.

Open Sunday to Wednesday from 12pm to 9pm, and from Thursday to Saturday, from 12pm to 11pm.
6,80 euros a salmon salad / 1,90 euros a cup of organic coffee.




Café Cour
55/57, rue des Francs Bourgeois
75004 Paris
Metro: Rambuteau (line 11) and Hôtel de Ville (lines 1 and 11).

www.cafecour.com (in French) 

Crédit photo : Café Cour – Crédit Municipal – © Marie-Anne Stourm / Café Cour

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GrandCoeur: the Parisian restaurant of Chef Mauro Colagresco

grandcoeur-restaurantAfter the south of France, Argentinean Chef Mauro Colagresco has decided to set up home in Paris, and not just anywhere: he has opted for the Marais neighborhood, right next to notorious dinner theater Café de la Gare.

With his new restaurant called GrandCoeur, he sets very high standards by creating a restaurant with a sublime decoration: raw stone, blue booths, wooden tables and greenly-veined marble with a brass center and red hues. As far as the menu is concerned, the chef is particularly keen on cooking vegetables. He provides seasonal dishes, and French local products: pea stew, clams with basil and lemon from Menton, wild bass à la plancha, Aubrac beef tartare etc. We also appreciate GrandCoeur’s elegant terrace, where you can enjoy the summer in Paris, in between two cultural visits.





Open Tuesday to Sunday, from 12pm to 11:30pm.
Lunch menu for 23 to 30 euros.


41, rue du Temple
75004 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 58 28 18 90
Metro: Rambuteau (line 11) and Hôtel de Ville (lines 1 and 11).

www.grandcoeur.paris (in French) 

Crédit photo : GrandCoeur - Restaurant -Inside the GrandCoeur restaurant © Patrick Lazic

The new yam’Tcha opens rue Saint-Honoré

boutique-yam-tchaSince the end of May 2015, gourmets can rediscover the delicious Chinese brioches by Chef Adeline Grattard in her brand new yam’Tcha restaurant.

Indeed, eight months ago, her historic restaurant was closing, now replaced by an elegant tea house. The chef is at it again, and this time in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, by offering a room larger than the previous one, yet maintaining the original yam’Tcha name. Specialist in fusion cooking mixing Chinese and French dishes with her husband from Hong Kong, Chi Wah Chan, Adeline Grattard makes a creative and colorful gourmet cooking: pork and pak choi filet mignon, strawberry and elderberry sorbet, morels sprinkled with dahlia petals etc. This restaurant will inevitably seduce all taste buds. To discover with friends or as a couple for an unprecedented gustatory experience.





Open Tuesday to Friday evening.
Closed on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for lunch.


121, rue Saint-Honoré
75001 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 40 26 08 07
Metro: Louvre-Rivoli (line 1).

www.yamtcha.com (in French) 

Crédit photo : yam’Tcha – Adeline Grattard - © Facebook Boutique yam’Tcha

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