18th edition of Art Paris Art Fair

art-paris-art-fair-2015To celebrate the start of spring, the Grand Palais is hosting the 18th edition of the Art Paris Art Fair contemporary art fair.

This show gathers 143 galleries from around twenty countries which present their respective artists’ works. This 2016 edition gives pride of place to Korea, by inviting on this occasion 80 South-Korean artists, as Chun Kwang Young or abstraction master Ungno Lee. The visitors will also have the opportunity to discover the history of Korean contemporary art, from its emergence in the 1960s until today. For the first time, Colombia, Iran and Azerbaijan take part in this event. During the 4 days of the show, the monument’s façade will be clad with giant screenings thanks to the digital art. You can already put these dates in your agenda, to discover installations and numerous exhibitions.





Art Paris Art Fair, from March 31st to April 3rd 2016.

Open on Thursday and Saturday from 11:30 am to 8pm, on Friday from 11:30am to 9pm and on Sunday from 11:30am to 7pm.
Grand Palais’s façade screenings: every night from 7pm to midnight.
Full rate: 25 euros / Concession: 12 euros / Free for children under 10.

Grand Palais
3 avenue du Général Eisenhower
75008 Paris
Tél. : + 33 (0)1 44 13 17 17
Metro: Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau (lines 1 and 13) or Franklin Roosevelt (lines 1 and 9).


Crédit photo : Art Paris Art Fair – Grand Palais – 2015 Art Paris Art Fair – Photo credit: Emmanuel Nguyen Ngoc

Jan Dibbets reveals the history of photography

la-boite-de-pandoreFrom March 25th to July 17th 2016, conceptual artist Jan Dibbets revisits the history of photography, on the occasion of its personal exhibition set up at the musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris.

With “Pandora’s Box”, the Dutch artist made a mapping of an entire generation of artists’ tastes and interests who use this medium to create. Jan Dibbets only chose the photographers who know how to take this process in order to make it a full-fledged art and whose prints have become artworks. This personal and subjective selection enables to learn a little more on photography. By the way, it is Jan Dibbets who created the series of 135 bronze medallions thereafter set into the ground along the Paris meridian in 1994.





“Pandora’s Box – Jan Dibbets on Another Photography” exhibition, from March 25th to July 17th 2016.
Open Tuesday-Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
Nocturnal on Thursday until 10pm.
Full rate: 9 euros / Concession: 6 euros / Free for underage.

Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris (MAM)
11, avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 53 67 40 00
Metro: Iéna and Alma-Marceau (line 9).

Crédit photo : Pandora’s Box – Jan Dibbets – Gilbert et George (1943- et 1942-), Cunt 1977, Sign composed of sixteen black and white photographs with highlights, 241 x 201 cm - © Gilbert et George / Musée d'Art Moderne / Roger-Viollet

The festival Incandescences celebrates its 30 anniversary

air-cie-festival-les-incandescencesTo celebrate its 30th anniversary, the festival Les Incandescences, dedicated to the choreographic emergences, proposes about fifteen shows in 6 partner places, in Paris and in Ile-de-France.

Since 30 years, this event supports innovative projects, sometimes singular, linked to the contemporary dance in atypical or alternative places which organise little or no dance. This year, 11 representations are set up at the Point Ephémère and at the studio Le Regard du Cygne in Paris, at the Théâtre du fil de l’eau and at the salle Jacques Brel in Pantin, at the Colombier in Bagnolet, at the Mains d’Oeuvres in Saint-Ouen and at the Théâtre Berthelot in Montreuil. Among them, we can quote the creation of Philippe Ménard, entitled “Air”, which is an ode to the beauty of the gesture; or even “Mes autres”, by Sylvie Pabiot where body, light and sound join in a questioning on the notion of identity.





Festival Les Incandescences (in French), from March 10th to April 8th 2016.

Philippe Menard’s “Air” Show: Wednesday 30th 2016 at 7:30pm, Salle Jacques Brel.
Rates: from 3 to 18 euros.


Salle Jacques Brel
42, avenue Edouard Vaillant
93500 Pantin
Tél. : + 33 (0)1 49 15 41 70
Metro: Aubervilliers – Pantin - Quatre chemins (line 7) or Pantin (RER E).

Crédit photo : Les Incandescences – Festival – AIR- Philippe Ménard ©l.philippe

Best places

With Canard & Champagne: Paris is in a festive mood!


The Canard & Champagne restaurant is a feast for senses and taste buds.

Nestled in the beautiful Passage des Panoramas, in François Marquis’s former chocolate factory, created in 1918, this place kept its facade and its listed original ceilings. The area has been decorated by the cabinet Suto Rive Gauche, in an uncluttered style with large tables d’hôtes and a bar corner where we can meet with friends to nibble rillettes and duck sausage. The restaurant suggests a unique menu in the evening: foie gras, red label filet or confit of duck, served with hand-cut French fries or seasonal vegetables. Here, the duck is king! For the dessert, the menu proposes a wide choice: between the lemon meringue pie and its lemon-basil sorbet, the profiteroles, the baked apple or the choux pastries with Madagascar vanilla. Concerning the drinks, we let ourselves be charmed by a cup of champagne or by a natural or organic wine, selected with love to little French producers.


Open Tuesday-Saturday from noon to midnight..
Lunch: 17.50 euros / Dinner: 26 euros.


Canard & Champagne (in French)
57, passage des Panoramas
75002 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)9 81 83 95 69
Metro: Bourse (line 3) or Grands Boulevards (lines 8 and 9).

Crédit photo : Canard et Champagne - Restaurant - © Stéphane Adam

Popine: the Italian tavern of Ménilmontant


Located between the Père Lachaise cemetery and the parc des Buttes Chaumont, this restaurant is defined as a tavern with a friendly atmosphere.

Open since March 17th 2016 only, Popine serves a cooking with French and Italian influences. Two menus are suggested to the guests: one with starters, main courses and unusual desserts, as the satay burger, beef flavoured with peanut and chili. The other one highlights Neapolitan pizza. They are made by renowned pizza chef Gennaro Nasti in a wood-fired oven made to measure in Naples, as the vegetarian one, made up of aubergine, courgette, cherry tomato, mushroom, artichoke, basil, fior di latte and virgin olive oil. We appreciate the place’s setting, composed of wooden furniture, industrial lights and red brick walls with a large table d’hôtes. This summer, Popine will open a great terrace out giving onto the boulevard de Ménilmontant and the large bay windows will open onto the passage Monplaisir, promising calm summer evenings. This simple and friendly spot is perfect for family or friends reunions, to taste a cocktail or a glass of wine.


Open Monday-Friday from 8am to 2am and on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2am.
Lunch set menu at 14 and 18 euros.


108, boulevard de Ménilmontant
75020 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)9 86 25 05 71
Metro: Ménilmontant (line 2). 

Crédit photo : Popine - Restaurant - Photo credit: inkOj - Nicolas Soulabail

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