Ceramix: when the ceramic art exhibits itself in Paris

ceramix-maison-rouge-cite-sevresThe Ceramix exhibition comes from the three great places of European art’s collaboration: La Maison Rouge in Paris, the Cité de la céramique in Sèvres (92) and the Bonnefanten Museum of Maastricht in the Netherlands.

This important retrospective presents 250 ceramic objects by about a hundred artists representing 25 nationalities between the XXth and XXIth century. At once chronological and thematic, this event unveils this art’s different evolutions, starting with its forerunners, modelled on Auguste Rodin and Paul Gauguin. Artists as Pablo Picasso, Juan Miró, André Derain or even Raoul Dufy will follow. We also discover that in the 1950s and the 1960s, ceramic is abstract, becoming an anti-establishment and social tool in the 1990s, with artists’ works as Chinese Ni Haifeng and Ai WeiWei, or Iranian Bita Fayyazi. Ceramix is simultaneously organised in two places, at La Maison Rouge and at the Cité de la céramique.





“Ceramix, de Rodin à Schütte” exhibition, from March 9th to June 5th 2016.

Maison Rouge timetable: Wednesday-Sunday from 11am to 7pm. Nocturnal on Thursday until 9pm. Full rate: 9 euros.
Cité de la céramique timetable: daily from10am to 5pm, except on Tuesday. Full rate: 8 euros. Closed on May 1st 2016.

La Maison Rouge (in French)
10, boulevard de la Bastille
75012 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 40 01 08 81
Metro: Quai de la Rapée (line 5).

Sèvres – Cité de la céramique (in French)
2, place de la Manufacture
92310 Sèvres
Tél. : +33 (0)1 46 29 22 00
Metro: Pont de Sèvres (line 9).


Crédit photo : Ceramix - Exhibition – Ceramix - ©SDP

F.A.M.E Festival 3rd edition

fame-festivalWith its festival called F.A.M.E, La Gaîté Lyrique manages to combine cinema and music.

For this third edition organised from March 10th to 13th next, the room will host previews, notably American film-maker Zoe R. Cassavetes’, for her last full-length feature film “Day out of Days”. She will present her work during the opening evening of the event on Thursday, March 10th 2016. This screening will be followed by a live show of French electro duet Scratch Massive, with Maud Geffray and Sébastien Chenut, who signed the film music. Other screenings will be on the programme on Friday, March 11th 2016, and notably those of three short films: “We chose the milky way”, by Eva Marie Rodbro, “Fanfreluches et idées noires” by Alexis Langlois and finally, “Roxette” by John McManus. The public will also have the opportunity to take part in conferences, meetings with film-makers and concerts.





F.A.M.E Festival, from March 10th to 13th 2016.
Scratch Massive live show: Thursday, March 10th 2016.
Full rate: 12 euros / Concession: 9 euros.  

La Gaîté Lyrique
3 bis, rue Papin
75003 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 53 01 52 00
Metro: Réaumur-Sébastopol (lines 3 and 4).

Crédit photo : 2016 FAME Festival – Gaîté Lyrique - F.A.M.E 2015 - Nuit SNTWN © Teddy Morellec

Béatrice Massin settles in the Théâtre National de Chaillot

patrik-imbert-theatre-national-chaillotSpecialised in dance, the Théâtre National de Chaillot, located at the Trocadéro, hosts choreographer Béatrice Massin’s new creation.

Entitled “Mass B”, this contemporary dance show is performed on extracts of composer Jean-Sébastien Bach’s Mass in B minor. The baroque dance expert chose this topic to express the Art of Fugue, in a dynamic back and forth between the individual and the group. Ten dancers thus take turns on the stage, including Bérangère Roussel, Thalia Zilitotis, Rémi Gérard, Lou Cantor or even Edouard Pelleray. In their movements, they evoke the sense of abandonment and moral loneliness linked to our contemporary society. By the way, this is not the first time that Béatrice Massin uses Bach’s music to conceive one of her programmes; she did it previously with “Que ma joie demeure”, also presented at Chaillot.





“Mass B” show, from March 9th to 18th 2016.

Performances at 7:30 pm or 8:30pm, according to the dates.
Full rate: 35 euros / Over 65 years: 27 euros / 18-27 years: 13 euros.


Théâtre National de Chaillot
1, place du Trocadéro
75016 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 53 65 30 00
Metro: Trocadéro (lines 6 and 9) or Iéna (line 9).

Crédit photo : Mass B – Théâtre National de Chaillot – © Patrick Imbert

The Salon Vivre Autrement comes back for its 29th edition

vivre-autrement-2016S’il y a bien un salon parisien annonciateur du printemps, c’est Vivre Autrement.

Organised from March 11th to 14th next at the Parc Floral de Paris, this event is aimed to anyone wishing to adopt a lifestyle at once organic, ethical and thus, more responsible. The theme of this 2016 edition is humanism. It is on this current thematic that 400 exhibitors will suggest to the public tips and products to live better, consume better and be treated better. Visitors will also have the opportunity to take part in conferences, notably organised with authors, to understand what humanism is and to apply it in their everyday life. Great novelty this year, the show will set an area for culinary workshops up. Each day, a continent will be represented there: Africa, America, Asia and Europe, of course. The gluten free and vegan cooking will also be broached.





29th edition of the Salon Vivre Autrement (in French), from March 11th to 14th 2016.
Open from 10:30am to 7pm.
Closing time at 6pm on Monday.
Full rate: 7 euros / Free for those under 25 years.


Parc Floral de Paris
Bois de Vincennes
75012 Paris
Metro: Château de Vincennes (line 1).

Crédit photo : Salon Vivre Autrement – 2016 edition - © DR

Best places

Paris’s best Japanese restaurants


To discover all the richness of Japanese cooking, let’s go to Isami, Kunitoraya or at the Gyoza Bar. These restaurants all have a speciality: ultra fresh sushis, generous udon or gourmet gyoza.



Crédit photo :Best Japanese restaurants - Paris - © muratkoc / Istockphotos


This establishment nestled on the edges of the Seine, on l’Ile-Saint-Louis, is without doubt the best Japanese restaurant of Paris.

Expert of raw fish, Chef Katsuo Nakamura makes sashimis and other ultra fresh sushis, with a fine cutting, comfortably sitting behind his bar. Isami is a confidential small-sized address. It is thus better to think about booking a table before going there. The cook also suggests other Japanese specialities: oyster salad or fine algae with vinegar or even plum liqueur. It is quite expensive but we go back home with a light heart, as if we just have made an express round trip to Japan.

Open Tuesday-Saturday from 11:30am to 10:30pm.
Closed on Sunday and Monday.
Dish from 27 euros.


4, quai d’Orléans
Rue Intérieure
75004 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 40 46 06 97
Metro: Pont Marie (line 7).


We like the nearly New-York raw atmosphere (red brick walls, industrial furniture) of this restaurant expert in udon, one of the traditional Japanese dishes.

The place is tiny and you will need to jostle for position to eat, but it is worth the detour! On the menu, Kunitoraya suggests a wide range of warm udon, in a broth made from miso sauce, served with meat (breaded pork with curry, beef, clams etc.) and/or vegetables; but also cold udon.

Open from 12:15pm to 2:30pm and from 7:30pm to 10:30pm.
Closed on Sunday evening and on Monday.
Udon from 10 euros.

Kunitoraya (in French)

5, rue Villedo
75001 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 47 03 07 74
Metro: Pyramides (lines 7 and 14).

Gyoza Bar

Located in the beautiful Passage des Panoramas, where a large number of trendy tables have found refuge, the Gyoza Bar only proposes gyoza, as the name suggests!

These lightly grilled little nibbles are available with porc, ginger, leek and are last minute cooked. They can be tasted in one bite, served with soja sauce, a rice bowl and a Japanese beer flavoured with Sansho (pepper) or Yuzu (lemon). The room is tiny, composed of a counter behind which the cooks are bustling about, giving the place a simple and warm atmosphere.

Open Monday-Saturday from noon to 2:30pm and from 6:30pm to 11pm.
12 pieces: 10 euros.

Gyoza Bar (in French)

56, passage des Panoramas
75002 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 44 82 00 62
Metro: Grands Boulevards (lines 8 and 9) or Bourse (line 3).

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