Expositions & Spectacles

C215 at the musée des Arts et Métiers

Exposition C215 ParisThe musée des Arts et Métiers combines Art and science in this new exhibition by street stencil artist C215.

He managed to give a second life to scientific objects by turning them into works of art: he stencilled thirty-five portraits of great scientists and inventors onto various materials or objects directly linked to their experiences. Among other things, C215 portrayed Pierre and Marie Curie on periodic tables featuring polonium – the chemical element they discovered in 1898 – and Georges Charpak on his invention, the MicroMegas detector. This retrospective is a fun and original way to discover scientists and their work.



“E=MC215” exhibition, from January 27th to April 19th 2015.

Open Tuesday-Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
Late opening on Thursdays until 9:30pm.
Closed on Mondays
Full rate: €6,50 / Reduced rate (students): €4,50 / Free for under-26s.

Musée des Arts et Métiers

60, rue Réaumur
75003 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 53 01 82 00
Métro : Arts et Métiers (lines 3 and 11).

Monsieur Barré: architect of the Parisian mansions

Monsieur BarréThe musée Carnavalet – Histoire de Paris is dedicating an exhibition to a Parisian architect most art historians forgot about: Jean-Benoît-Vincent Barré.

Active during the second half of the 18th century, this French architect designed many hôtels particuliers and mansions in the capital. The exhibition includes nearly thirty drawings – plans, sections, elevations – of buildings designed by Monsieur Barré. Visitors will discover the work of this visionary and ingenious man who adapted the domestic architecture of the time to the needs of the rising elites created by the Parisian urbanisation.

He heavily contributed to the development of booming neighbourhoods around the Chaussée d’Antin, the Boulevard des Italiens and the Faubourg Poissonnière. A retrospective which will delight architecture enthusiasts as well as the City of Lights lovers.


“Monsieur Barré, architecte et spéculateur dans le Paris des Lumières” exhibition, from March 24th to June 21st 2015.

Open Tuesday-Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
Closed on Mondays and bank holidays.
Free entrance.

Musée Carnavalet – Histoire de Paris
16, rue des Francs-Bourgeois
75003 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 44 59 58 58
Métro : Chemin Vert (line 8) or Saint-Paul (line 1).

Paris Jazz Roots: swing time in Ménilmontant

Paris Jazz Roots Dance FestivalThe 9th edition of Paris Jazz Roots Dance Festival will be held at La Bellevilloise this year. This dance festival invites the public to discover ‘20s and ‘30s dance styles.

From April 2nd to 6th 2015, the party will be in full swing in Ménilmontant, with dance classes, fashion shows, vintage hairdressing stands and no less than five themed-nights proposed. The dancefloor of La Bellevilloise will turn into a dance battle arena, in which more than ten countries will challenge each other.

The festival will also spotlight the Roots Jazz dance style, which will be taught by experienced professors. The highlights of the event will be the fantastic intervention by the latest world Charleston dance champions and the Grand Bal Swing (“Great Swing Ball”) with the Hot Sugar Band and DJ sets.






Paris Jazz Roots Dance Festival, from April 2nd to 6th 2015

Grand Bal Swing, on Sunday April 5th 2015, 6:30pm.
Full rate: €15.

La Bellevilloise
19-21, rue Boyer
75020 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 46 36 07 07
Métro : Gambetta (line 3) or Ménilmontant (line 2)

International Pillow Fight Day in Paris

Paris pillow fight daySave the date: the annual International Pillow Fight Day will take place on Saturday, April 4th 2015.

In many cities around the world – Paris, Toronto, Berlin, Barcelona, Hong Kong, London, etc. –, massive pillow fights will be organised!


This fun, friendly and 100% free social gathering will make you fall back into childhood for sure. A few rules have to be respected however: do not swing at people without pillows, wait until the signal to begin, clean up before leaving and remove glasses or any fragile object beforehand. If you wish to take pictures or record, draw away from the group so that you won’t be hit by a pillow.

Great idea: you can come in costume and/or bring a feather pillow for more fun!



International Pillow Fight Day, Saturday, April 4th 2015, from 3pm to 3:45pm.

Free event.

Place de la République
75011 Paris
Métro : République (lines 3, 5, 8, 9, et 11).

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The top cinema restaurants in Paris

Restaurant Le Salon du Panthéon

The French capital is reputed for its art house cinemas. Some –historical– possess their own bars or restaurants, which add even more magic to the place. Let us focus on three of them.

Le Salon du Panthéon

Located above an art house cinema, the Salon du Panthéon is a loft-restaurant of 150 square meters entirely decorated by Catherine Deneuve and Christian Sapet.

This very secretive address is enjoyable for its comfortable atmosphere, its heated terrace and its location, within walking distance of the Jardin du Luxembourg. The menu, although simple, offers quality products which have long since seduced professionals of the seventh art who like to frequent the place.
Open Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 7pm.Menu: 20-30 euros


Le Salon du Panthéon
13, rue Victor Cousin
75005 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 56 24 88 80
Métro : Cluny-la Sorbonne (line 10) or Luxembourg (RER B)..
Le Salon du Panthéon (in french)

Le bar du Louxor

This bar, in which one can also nibble, is ideally located on the last floor of the Louxor cinema and provides a stunning view of the Sacré Cœur and the cosmopolitan area of Barbès.

Accessible by audience members of the cinema only, the bar du Louxor serves wines made by small-volume producers as well as French charcuterie and cheese boards among others things.

Open Monday to Friday, from 6pm to 10:30pm and from Saturday to Sunday from 1pm to 10:30pm.
Bottle of wine from 21 euros.

Le Bar du Louxor
170, boulevard Magenta
75010 Paris
Métro : Barbès-Rochechouart (lines 2 and 4).
Le Bar du Louxor (in french)


L’Entrepôt includes art house cinema rooms, in which people can watch movies in their original language with subtitles, and a restaurant.

It is possible to enjoy two different atmospheres while eating, dining or brunching in a vintage decorated room or in a shady garden embellished with a veranda. On sunny days, this greenery spot is, by the way, easily crowded.

Open Monday to Saturday, from 12pm to 2:30pm and from 7pm to 11pm and on Sunday, from 11:45am to 2:45pm and from 7pm to 11pm.
Lunch for 16.50 euros
Brunch for 30 euros on Sunday.

7, rue Francis de Pressensé
75014 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 45 40 07 50
Métro : Pernety (line 13).
lentrepot.fr (in french)

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    E=MC215 : Marie Curie de C215 - © Elisabeth de Lavergne-CEA
    Jean-Benoit-Vincent Barré (1734-1824). Élévation de la face sur la rue d'Artois. Coupe sur la longueur du Bâtiment et de la Cour. Plume lavis de couleur. Fin XVIIIe. © Musée Carnavalet / Roger Viollet
    Paris Jazz Roots Festival - © Eric Bobrie – “For dancers only”
    Paris pillow fight day - llaszlo/shutterstock.com
    Le Salon du Panthéon - © Meffre&