Jardins, Jardin: a 2016 edition on the theme of wellness in town

les-jardins-de-gallyThis year, the theme of this 13th edition of Jardins, Jardin is “Urban landscapes at the heart of solutions for the future”.

Faced with climate change, this exhibition and sale which offers to discover the tendencies of exterior design is interested in urban garden. At the beginning of 21st century, the city is more and more vegetated. Green spaces colonise facades or roofs of the buildings but also empty spaces of construction. Shared gardens open their doors to enable city-dwellers to devote themselves to a local and urban agriculture, highlighting thus “wellness in town”. For this occasion, more than a 100 exhibitors invite curious people, such as nursery owners. Conferences, workshops for all and numerous activities are also on the programme, like the 30 terraces, balconies and gardens designed by well-known landscapers or young talents, who are to admire.




13th edition of Jardins, Jardin, from June 2nd to 5th 2016.

Open on Thursday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm and on Friday and Saturday from 10am to 8pm.
Full rate: 14 euros / Reduced rate (under 25): 10 euros / Free under 18.


Jardin des Tuileries
Carré du Sanglier et Terrasse du Bord de l’Eau (entrance Place de la Concorde’s side)
75001 PARIS
Tel. : +33 (0)1 81 97 35 88
Metro: Concorde (lines 1, 8 and 12) or Tuileries (line 1).

Crédit photo : Jardins Jardin 2016 – Jardin des Tuileries - 2015 Jardins, Jardin – Gally’s gardens – ENTREPRISE FERTILE © DR



Jean Lurçat is exhibited at the Galerie des Gobelins


The Galerie des Gobelins is presenting the artist-painter Jean Lurçat’s work (1892-1966), who was a creator of tapestries and a ceramist of genius, until September 18th 2016.

Besides, these works have marked on history of modern tapestry. The layout of this retrospective was entrusted to architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, who suggests us a thematic and chronological route, organised like a tribute. We discover an evocation of the facade of Jean Lurçat’s house-studio, which was carried out by his brother architect, André Lurçat, or how he gave up easel painting to dedicate himself to the art of tapestry. This exhibition named “Au seul bruit du soleil”, which moves into the two floors of the gallery, enables to understand the links between tapestry, the high interior decoration and the carpets.



Exhibition “Jean Lurçat (1892-1966), Au seul bruit du soleil”, from May 4th to September 18th 2016.
Open every day, except on Mondays, from 11am to 6pm.
Full rate: 8 euros / Reduced rate: 6 euros.
Free access the last Sunday every month.


Galerie des Gobelins
42, avenue des Gobelins
75013 PARIS
Tel. : +33 (0)1 44 08 53 49
Metro : Gobelins (line 7)

Crédit photo Jean Lurçat – Galerie des Gobelins, Paris, 1958-1960 Tapestry of lisse, 267.72 x 140.55" © Isabelle Bideau



61st edition of the Salon de Montrouge

merret-thomasFor 60 years, the Salon de Montrouge has known how to become a real springboard for the young contemporary creation in Europe.

Over the years, it has been revealing artists as Julien Salaud, Hans Bouman or Hervé Di Rosa. This year, it is presenting 60 artists coming from all around the world, from Brasil to China, from Lebanon to Spain, not forgetting France. Accessible to the public free of charge, this 61st edition can be visited as an exhibition combining photography with video, installations with paintings, until performances. Besides, several prizes will be awarded to young talents by a judging panel composed of personalities from the contemporary art. Finally, on the occasion of the centenary of the Dada movement, a retrospective will be offered about the Cabinet Voltaire, emblematic place which marked the birth of this artistic movement at the Beffroi, in Montrouge.




61st edition of the Salon de Montrouge, from May 4th to 31st 2016. (in French)
Open every day from noon to 7pm.
Nocturnal on Wednesday until 9pm.
Free entrance.

Le Beffroi
2, place Emile Cresp
Metro : Mairie de Montrouge (line 4).

Crédit photo : Salon de Montrouge – 2016 Edition - MERRET Thomas, 9.22 am - 10.09 am - 11.52 am - 2.37 pm - 4.34 pm - 7.07 pm - 8.01 pm, 2015, Montana spray paint, variable dimensions © Thomas Merret



Discovering the biodiversity of the Seine

la-seine-sous-la-surfaceUntil December 30th 2016, the Pavillon de l’Eau is displaying Anne-Cécile Monnier’s photographs.

The hydrobiologist and underwater photographer is interested in biodiversity and in the landscapes of the Seine’s catchment. Thanks to her shots, the public is invited to discover the wonders housed by the Ile-de-France aquatic environments. The artist and researcher wanted to show how the preservation of freshwater environments is vital, regarding ecology. This retrospective also exhibits the development of the quality of the water from the Seine, which keeps improving, enabling several species of fishes, aquatic plants and amphibians to grow. This richness of fauna and flora can be explained by the implementation of a European regulation which forbids communities and industry to dump untreated sewage in the Seine, since the 1990s. A free exhibition to discover in family.



Exhibition “La Seine sous la surface”, from April 25th to December 30th 2016.
Open from Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm.
Free entrance.

Pavillon de l’Eau
77, avenue de Versailles
75016 PARIS
Tel. : +33 (0)1 42 24 54 02
Metro : Mirabeau (line 10).

Crédit photo : La Seine sous la surface – Pavillon de l’Eau - © Anne-Cécile Monnier



Best places

The best restaurants around the bois de Boulogne


After an exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, give yourself a gourmet break at Bon, at the Chalet des Iles or at the Auteuil Brasserie. These three restaurants located at the heart or near the bois de Boulogne enable to stroll in one of the most beautiful green spaces of the capital.



Crédit photo : Best restaurants – Bois de Boulogne - Auteuil Brasserie © Véronique Mati

Le Chalet des Iles

This restaurant is a must in the bois de Boulogne. It is most famous for the idyllic setting it offers to its customers, since it is established at the water’s edge. In summer, its terraces with bucolic and romantic atmosphere are taken by storm. As for the cuisine, the Chalet des Iles offers French, Italian or Asian dishes. Raw tartare of beef, tuna tataki with wasabi and soya sauce or shoulder of Pyrénées suckling lamb flavoured with rosemary, it will be hard to make your choice! For dessert, we succumb to Pastry Chef Cyril Lignac like the caramel with salted butter eclair. Otherwise, the Gariguette strawberries, whipped cream and pistachio financiers are delicious and seasonal.

Open from Monday to Sunday, from noon to 3pm and from 7:30pm to 10:30pm.
Lunch menu for 26 euros.

Le Chalet des Iles
14, Chemin de Ceinture du Lac Inférieur du bois de Boulogne
Porte de la Muette
75116 Paris
Tel. : +33 (0)1 42 88 04 69
Metro : Rue de la Pompe (line 9) ou Avenue Henri Martin (RER C).
GPS coordinates: 48.864362, 2.260066

Auteuil Brasserie

Located on the edge of the bois de Boulogne, in a former train station, this brasserie was decorated by interior designer Laura Gonzalez. We like its fresh and relaxed atmosphere, with its plant touches, its linen and bamboo ceiling lights or its green and white tones. The Auteuil Brasserie has a beautiful terrace in the rooftop, where it feels good to sip a cocktail or enjoy a big salad, sheltered from the tumult of the city. To try: the Tonno & Carciofi, made of marinated semi-cooked tuna, artichoke, avocado, grapefruit, fennel, nuts and shellfish vinaigrette. The menu offers several Italian dishes: pastas, pizza and other artisanal ice creams from Pedone.

Open every day from 8am to 2am, except on Friday and Saturday, closing at 3am.
Salad: from 17.50 euros.

Auteuil Brasserie
78, rue d’Auteuil
75116 Paris
Tel. : +33 (0)1 40 71 11 90
Metro : Porte d’Auteuil (line 10).
GPS coordinates: 48.849211, 2.260095


This address located not far from the bois de Boulogne displays a design and chic decor concocted by Philippe Starck. Different private rooms invite customers to curl up in a muted atmosphere to enjoy a cuisine which smells good South Thailand and Indochina. The menu offers a real exotic journey thanks to its wok of minced beef thai basil and hot pepper, its shrimp pad thaï, a classic, or its grilled sea bream cooked on banana leaf and flavoured with lemongrass and coconut. For dessert, banana rolls with chocolate sauce are a safe bet, to accompany with a jasmine green tea of the famous brand Kusmi Tea.

Open from Monday to Saturday from noon to 2:30pm and from 7:30pm to 10:30pm and on Sunday from noon to 3pm and from 7:30pm to 11:30pm.
Lunch menu for 27.50 euros and 32.50 euros.

Restaurant Bon

25, rue de la Pompe
75116 Paris
Tel. : +33 (0)1 40 72 70 00
Metro : La Muette (line 9).
GPS coordinates: 48.860907, 2.274846

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