2nd edition of the Flamenco Art Biennial
Paris, the capital of romance, has always been fascinated by the Romanesque and passionate vision associated to flamenco, especially during the Golden Twenties.
The Théâtre national de Chaillot is hosting the second edition of the Flamenco Art Biennial. The event includes dance and fashion shows, as well as workshops and improvisations revolving around flamenco. For this edition, young and talented artists such as Patricia Guerrero and Eduardo Guerrero will join with famous artists like the dancers Rocío Molina and Rafaela Carrasco. The cherry on the top will be the exceptional participation to the festival of the Ballet flamenco de Andalucía and famous singer Esperanza Fernandez’ show.
2nd edition of the Flamenco Art Biennial, from March 5th to 22nd 2015.
Full rate: €35 / Reduced rate: €27/ Under-27s: €11 or €13.
Théâtre national de Chaillot
1, place du Trocadéro
Tél. : +33 (0)1 53 65 31 00
Metro: Trocadéro (lines 6 and 9).
The Petit Palais pays tribute to the Opéra-Comique
The Parisian Petit Palais dedicates its latest exhibition to the Opéra-Comique, one of France’s three oldest theatrical institutions, with the Comédie-Française and the Paris Opera.
The year 2015 also celebrates the Opéra-Comique’s tricentennial, which forecasts a particularly rich artistic season. Founded at the end of Louis XIV’s rule, in February 1715, the Opéra-Comique has known a period of prosperity at the turn of the 19th and the 20th centuries. The “From Carmen to Mélisande” retrospective revisits this bright era, focusing notably on the masterpieces created at that time and still performed nowadays, such as Carmen, Pelléas et Mélisande, Lakmé, Louise, Manon or The Tales of Hoffmann. This previously unseen exhibition has been organized together with the Carnavalet Museum, the Musée d’Orsay and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
“From Carmen to Mélisande. Dramatic works at the Opéra-Comique” exhibition, from March 18th to June 28th 2015.
Open Tuesday - Sunday, from 10am to 6pm.
Night opening on Friday until 9pm.
Closed on Monday.
Full rate: 8 euros / Reduced rate: 6 euros.
Free admission for visitors under the age of 18. Petit Palais
City of Paris Museum of Fine Arts
Avenue Winston Churchill
Tél. : +33 (0)1 53 43 40 00
Métro : Champs-Elysées Clemenceau (lines 1 and 13).petitpalais.paris.fr
28th edition of the Salon Vivre Autrement
During four days, the Parc floral de Paris will hold an event dedicated to ethical and organic products, which will gather 430 environment-friendly exhibitors, producers and creators.
This ethical and organic trade show offers to discover the daily ecological gestures we can all do regarding food, cosmetics, clothes, decoration and gardening. Visitors will be invited to attend many workshops and conferences around ecotourism, natural health practices and slow food. Various cooking classes will be organised for everyone to discover raw and vegetarian cooking, seasonal products and meet organic wine-grower. The Salon Vivre Autrement will also take place in the park, with outside activities such as tango and Qi-Gong classes. A family-friendly event, the perfect opportunity to unwind and find solutions to environmental issues.
28th edition of the Salon Vivre Autrement (in French), from March 20th to 23rd 2015.
Open from 10:30am to 8pm.
Closes at 6pm on Monday.
Full rate: €7 / Free for under-25s. Parc floral de Paris
Bois de Vincennes
Métro : Château de Vincennes (line 1).salon-vivreautrement.com
The sulfurous Terry Richardson showcases his work in Paris
It is at the Parisian Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin that irreverent New Yorker photographer Terry Richardson has decided to showcase his work for a month.
Famous for his crude and particularly explicit approach, the celebrities’ photographer –he has photographed Beyoncé and Lady Gaga, among others, as well as directed the music video of Miley Cirus’ “Wrecking Ball”– defines the contradictions America may well pose as a largely puritanical country nonetheless obsessed with sex. His exhibition, called “The Sacred and The Profane”, thus guides us from the Grand Canyon, ultimate American symbol, to beautiful women in most seductive postures.
Terry Richardson exhibition: “The Sacred and The Profane”, from March 7th to April 11th 2013.
Open Tuesday – Saturday, from 11am to 7pm.
Free admission. Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin
76, rue de Turenne
Tél. : +33 (0)1 42 16 79 79
Métro : Saint-Sébastien-Froissart (line 8).perrotin.com
The best art gallery-restaurants of Paris
There are many different types of restaurants in Paris, including some pretty original ones.
Like these art gallery-restaurants, where people can have food, attend a private view, or enjoy a cocktail. Focus on three very unusual addresses.
1/ L’Atelier des Artistes
This 500m² loft located a stone’s throw away from the place de la République is an hybrid place, which combines a restaurant, a cocktail bar and an art gallery specialised in digital and visual arts. The works of plastic artists such as Thomas Lélu – former graphic designer – and Jeanne Susplugas – who creates installations with neon lights – are exhibited. Watchword: originality.
Open Tuesday-Sunday from 7:30pm to 2am.
Dishes from €15.
L’Atelier des Artistes
4, rue Rampon
Tél. : +33 (0)1 47 00 55 71
Metro: République (lines 3, 5, 8, 9 and 11) or Oberkampf (lines 5 and 9).
L’Alcazar is a major landmark of the Parisian nightlife, known for its mezzanine where one can sip a cocktail while enjoying an electro or deep house DJ set, as well as its original restaurant. Indeed, it holds exhibitions – mainly photography exhibitions – customers can gaze at during their meal.
Open Monday-Thursday and on Sundays from noon to 2:30pm, and from 7pm to 10:30pm.
Until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
Lunch formula: from €22.
62, rue Mazarine
Tél. : +33 (0)1 53 10 19 99
Métro : Odéon (lines 4 et 10).
3/ 25ème Est
Situated on the bank of the Canal de l’Ourcq, near the majestic Rotonde de Stalingrad, this bar-restaurant is located in a beautiful setting. But that is not its only asset: all year long, it organises exhibitions, projections and concerts. At the moment, it is holding a free retrospective on the beauty of tattoos, by Christine Godeau.
Open every day from 11am to 2am
Dish of the day from €8,50.
10, place de la Bataille de Stalingrad
Tél. : +33 (0)1 42 09 66 74
Metro: Jaurès (lines 2, 5 and 7bis) or Stalingrad (lines 2, 5 and 7).
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© La Revolera, picture by Pilar Albarracín (detail)
Courtesy Galerie G-P & N Vallois, Paris
© Carnavalet Museum / Roger-Viollet
©Poster of the Salon Vivre Autrement
© 2015 Terry Richardson, All Rights Reserved. Courtesy Galerie Perrotin
© 25ème Est / Picture by Franck Torralba