XYZT: the interactive exhibition of the Palais de la Découverte

Adrien M- et Claire B palais-de-la-decouverte-parisThe Parisian Palais de la Découverte (Discovery Palace) features an interactive exhibition by hosting the creations of artistic duo formed of Adrien Mondot and Claire Bardainne.

Through “XYZT, les paysages abstraits” (abstracts landscapes), they have succeeded in giving consistence to algorithms. By walking through the works displayed, visitors will trigger various intended motions. Lines, but also dots, and even letters will then come to life as they pass by and touch them. These various motions put into practice physics and mathematical models.





“Adrien M & Claire B: XYZT, les paysages abstraits” exhibition, from June 9th 2015 to January 3rd 2016.

Open every day except on Monday, from 9:30am to 6pm, on Sunday from 10am to 7pm.
Full rate: 9 euros.


Palais de la Découverte
Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt
75008 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 56 43 20 20
Metro: Champs-Elysées Clemenceau (lines 1 or 13).


Crédit photo : XYZT – Palais de la Découverte - XYZT, Les Paysages abstraits Adrien M / Claire BESPACE ANDRE MALRAUX, CHAMBERY - ©ROMAIN ETIENNE ROMAIN ETIENNE/ ITEM

Futur en Seine: the European digital festival

futur-en-seine-2015From June 11th to June 21st 2015, the Parisian Arts et Métiers neighborhood will host the 6th edition of the European digital festival: Futur en Seine.

This 2015 edition will focus on how humans and technology interact, with the help of 150 innovative digital projects. All along this event, visitors will be able to take part to activities or conferences, to discover products from the future and the trends of tomorrow. Finally, in contemplation of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21), Futur en Seine approaches the issue of sustainable development through French digital innovations, such as Urban Potager or Bike Assistant. These various events will take place at La Gaîté Lyrique, the Musée des Arts et Métiers and the surroundings.

Futur en Seine, from June 11th to June 21st 2015.

Free entrance.


La Gaîté Lyrique
3bis, rue Papin
75003 Paris
Metro: Réaumur-Sébastopol (lines 3 and 4) or Arts et Métiers (lines 3 and 11).

Futur en Seine 
La Gaîté Lyrique 

Crédit photo : Futur en Seine – Edition 2015 - Official poster of the 2015 edition of Futur en Seine © DR

22nd edition of the Paris Jazz Festival

Paris jazz festival 2015Blues, Soul, Jazz, Rhythm and blues lovers, the Paris Jazz Festival will delight you.

From June 7th to July 26th 2015, the Parc Floral de Paris, located south-east of Paris, will host over 30 concerts dedicated to these music genres, spread over 8 weekends. World-famous music artists will feature in this 22nd edition, such as Eric Bibb, Franck Wolf, The Young Pilgrims, or even, Over The Hills. The audience will also be able to take part to workshops of introduction to music, as well as discover countless other activities, largely related to music.


Paris Jazz Festival, from June 7th to July 26th 2015.

Pass from 22 euros onward.




Parc Floral de Paris
Esplanade du Château de Vincennes
75012 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 48 76 83 01
Métro : Château de Vincennes (line 1).

Paris Jazz Festival 
Parc Floral de Paris (in French) 

Crédit photo : Paris Jazz Festival 2015 – Parc Floral - Official poster of the 2015 Paris Jazz Festival © DR

The Saint-Jacques Tower once again opens this summer

tour-saint-jacques-paris-amelie-dupontFor three years, the Parisian Saint-Jacques Tower has been opening up to visitors in the summer.

Under construction for almost ten years, this structure of gothic architecture can now be visited, but only for a duration of four months. Built between 1509 and 1523, the tower’s impressive height equals that of the Arc de Triomphe of the Champs-Elysées, which is to know 54 meters! You will have to summon your patience and put on hard-wearing shoes before setting to climb it. A challenging visit nonetheless worth the effort for the stunning view the building offers on Paris and its other landmarks. 55-minute guided tours organized by the Des Mots et des Arts company are also available by reservation (2 tickets per person maximum).


Open from June 5th to September 29th 2015, Wednesday to Sunday from 1:30pm to 6pm.
Full rate: 10 euros / Concession: 8 euros.





Square de la Tour Saint-Jacques
19 rue de Rivoli
75004 Paris
Metro: Hôtel de Ville (lines 1 and 11) or Châtelet (lines 1, 4, 7, 11 and 14).

Book your guided tour 

Crédit photo : Reopening – Saint-Jacques Tower - Parisian rooftops © Paris Tourist Office - Photographer: Amélie Dupont

Best places

The top restaurants with gardens in Paris



Having lunch, dinner or a drink at a secluded spot in Paris is the perfect way to make the most of the warm days ahead. Following is a list of three Parisian restaurants with idyllic gardens.

Crédit photo : Top restaurants with gardens - Paris - The Bistrot des Dames’ garden-terrace © Facebook Bistrot des Dames

Le Café Diane

Hidden at the heart of the Tuileries Garden, Le Café Diane offers a stunning view of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum and the fountains.

The tables are cleverly settled under the shade of trees in a bucolic atmosphere one may not expect in the bustling capital. You will have the opportunity to savor delicious summer dishes, such as salads, pies or ice creams.

Open every day depending on the opening hours of the Tuileries Garden.
Salad for 11.90 euros.

Le Café Diane

Jardin des Tuileries / Kiosque Nord-Est
75001 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 42 96 81 12
Métro : Tuileries (line 1).
louvre.fr/le-cafe-diane (in French)

Le Bistrot des Dames

The interior garden of the Bistrot des Dames is a secret well-kept by insiders.

Located on the ground floor of the Eldorado Hotel, halfway between Montmartre and Batignolles, it reminds of the countryside in Paris through a flourishing vegetation. You can enjoy lunch or dinner surrounded by bamboos, palm trees and colorful garlands. The menu provides French cuisine sprinkled with a touch of Spanish and Asian aroma, recommended by Le Fooding and Le Petit Futé websites among others.


Open in summer, from 12pm to 2pm every day including public holidays.
Restaurant open from 12pm to 2:30pm, and from 7pm to 11pm. Outside of these timeslots: drinks, meat or cheese platters, and ice creams.
19 euros for a meat platter.

Le Bistrot des Dames

18, rue des Dames
75117 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 45 22 13 42
Metro: Place de Clichy (lines 2 and 13).
Le Bistrot des Dames (in French)

Le Ralph’s

It is in a former private mansion located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris that the Ralph’s (Ralph Lauren restaurant) has settled.

It comprises an elegant garden with a flourishing vegetation, where people can meet and eat or enjoy a brunch. On the menu, you will find high-quality dishes, such as blue lobster or Black Angus steak, as well as typically American food, whose Ralph’s Burger remains a safe bet.


Open Monday to Saturday, from 12pm to 3pm, and from 7:30pm to 11pm.
On Sunday: brunch from 12pm to 3pm, and dinner from 7:30pm to 11pm.
Ralph’s Burger for 29 euros.

Ralph’s Restaurant

173, boulevard Saint-Germain
75006 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 44 77 76 00
Métro : Saint-Germain-des-Prés (line 4).
Ralph’s Restaurant

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