24h Vélib’: sport, fun and goods deeds in family

velib.jpgSunday June 5th 2016, the avenue des Champs-Elysées will be closed to traffic to let a both festive and sporting event take place: the 24h Vélib’.

Parisians as well as tourists will be able to be part of a 400 Vélib’ relay in favour of various charity projects, accessible from 14 years old. Children will have their own route too with P’tit Vélib. To recharge your batteries between two rounds, you dash to the food trucks village or listen to a DJ set, before relaxing with a free calisthenics class. A boules competition will also be organised from 10am to noon, in the shade of the avenue’s trees, by invitation directly on site. This 5th edition enables once again to be part of an event which intends to be committed and easy-going, on one of the most beautiful avenues of the world, and this in family.





24h Vélib’, Sunday June 5th 2016, from 8am to 8pm. (in French).

Free activities.
Boules competition from 10am to noon.



Avenue des Champs-Elysées
Between the place de la Concorde and the Petit Palais
75008 Paris
Metro: Concorde (lines 1, 8 and 12) or Charles de Gaulle-Etoile (lines 1, 2 and 6).


Crédit photo : 24h Vélib’ – 2016 edition
 © Sophie Robichon / Mairie de Paris 

Futur en Seine: a 7th edition consecrated to sport

Future en seineThe digital innovation festival, Futur en Seine, is back for its 7th edition at the Carreau du Temple, the Gaîté Lyrique but also in Ile-de-France.

To be interested in sport, the thematic of this 2016 edition is inspired by the Euro football championship France is about to welcome next June. From June 9th to 19th 2016, all the technological innovations linked to sports world will be unveiled. Audiovisual broadcast of the championships, robotics, virtual reality, big data, Internet of Things, are some issues that will be tackled. Many working groups, workshops, demos and conferences will be offered by startups, designers, researchers or big French and international companies or schools and associations. All want to reveal their vision of the future and enable visitors to test some innovations, while being involved in the creation of those of tomorrow.




Futur en Seine, from June 9th to 19th 2016. (in French).
At the Carreau du Temple: from Thursday to Friday from 10am to 7pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 7pm.


Carreau du Temple (in French)
4, rue Eugène Spuller
75003 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 83 81 93 30
Metro: Temple (line 3) or République (lines 3, 5, 8, 9 and 11).

Crédit photo : Futur en Seine – Edition 2016 - © H5

LaPlage Festival: the Glazart switches to summer time

la plageEvery summer for 5 years, the Glazart has been welcoming one of the much awaited music festivals of the year: LaPlage. Behind this dream name is hidden an open-air stage in front of which music fans on fine sand gather.

At their disposal: a bar, food trucks and deckchairs, to enjoy concerts or DJ set all night long. Every Wednesday night, a live is organised, whether pop, rock, folk or cumbia (a musical genre from South America). From Thursday till Saturday night, the Glazart offers an open-air club, to enjoy the mildness of summer nights. Finally, on Sunday, LaPlage Festival wakes up with chill out sounds and hosts fooding or music events as well as many other surprises. This year, the festival programs big names, like Ana Zimmer, Marc Schneider, Chris Carrier or Charlotte de Witte and BLOW.




LaPlage Festival, from June 2nd to October 1st 2016. (in French°.
Free entrance.



LaPlage de Glazart
7/15, avenue de la Porte de la Villette
75019 PARIS
Tel.: +33 (0)1 40 36 55 65
Metro: Porte de la Villette (line 7).

Crédit photo : PLaPlage Festival 2016 - Glazart - © SPH OZR / www.sphozr.com

The Paris Jazz Festival is back for its 23rd edition

jazzThis year, the Paris Jazz Festival drags us from the United States to Cuba, as far as Switzerland, in musical excursions to discover jazz in the world. This 23rd edition is once again organised in the Parc Floral de Paris, just nearby the Château de Vincennes.

It’s here, at the heart of this green bower that enthusiasts and curious people will be meeting to enjoy open air concerts day and night. Memphis’s diva, Toni Green, who will be accompanied with a soul-funk French band Malted Milk, or the French pianist André Manoukian who will be dragging us in a full rein around Armenia will be alternating with each other on stage. This much awaited summer music festival applies low fares, which allow opening your mind to new artistic styles, while making the most of a bucolic and exceptional site.




23rd edition of the Paris Jazz Festival, from June 11th to July 31st 2016.
Park open from 9:30am to 8pm.
Full rate: 6 euros / Reduced rate (7-25): 3 euros / Free under 7.

Parc Floral de Paris
118, route de la Pyramide
75012 Paris
Tel.: + 33 (0) 1 49 57 24 84
Metro: Château de Vincennes (line 1).

Crédit photo : Paris Jazz Festival – Edition 2016 - Over the Hills (PJF2015) - Audrey POREE – Crédit : ABACA PRESS

Best places

The best restaurants where to eat salads in Paris


With the arrival of summer weather, we rediscover the desire to enjoy a good fresh, healthy and gourmet salad. The best restaurants where to eat salads in Paris are no more than Supernature, Twenty Peas and Café Pinson.



Crédit photo : Twenty Peas © Nicolas Buisson

Café Pinson

This nice address set up in the Marais serves organic, vegetarian and gluten free dishes. All the products used in kitchen are fresh and seasonal. We like the decoration of the place, concocted by Dorothée Meilichzon, with exposed stones and retro furniture. On the menu, we find again original salads, made from sprouted seeds or cereals. To try: the Pinson Large Salad, livened up with potatoes, carrots, cucumbers, turnips, radishes, sunflower and squash seeds, egg, mesclun and crackers. A true delight!

Open from Monday till Friday, from 9am to midnight, on Saturday from 10am to midnight and on Sunday from noon to 6pm.
Lunch menu for 17.50 euros / Salad for 14 euros.

Café Pinson
6, rue du Forez
75003 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)9 83 82 53 53
Metro: Filles du Calvaire (line 8).


It’s one of the first vegetarian and organic restaurants opened in the capital. Today, these are three addresses in Paris, rue de Trevise, just nearby the Grands Boulevards, in a working-class and lively area. Whether it is at the counter, the canteen or the café and restaurant, we come here to enjoy vitamin products. We love Supernature’s salads, like the Vitality Plate, made of a cereals waffer, crisp vegetables, sprouted seeds and a fig cream. Otherwise, there is always the rocket and kale salad, perfect egg and Parmesan, classic but effective.

Open 7 days a week, for lunch and dinner.
Lunch formulas for 19 and 27 euros.

8, 12, et 15 rue de Trevi
75009 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 47 70 21 03
Metro: Grands Boulevards (lines 8 and 9).

Twenty Peas

Between the canteen and the table d’hôtes with a retro and English style, this restaurant offers seasonal vegetables-based tarts and toasts but above all, gourmet and colourful salads. Here, the menu changes completely every day, at the whim of deliveries. Always creative, Twenty Peas’s salads are generous, like the one with semolina, rocket, pesto, heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella, green and broad beans. Sweet and savoury flavours lovers will be charmed by the one with baby spinach, artichokes, lemon, roasted cherry tomatoes, fresh goat cheese, cider vinegar and tarragon.

Open from Monday to Friday from noon to 2:30pm.
Salads: between 8 and 18 euros.

Twenty Peas

59, rue des Mathurins
75008 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 42 66 26 13
Metro: Saint-Augustin (line 9).

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