Adolfo Wildt: the Last Symbolist

exposition Adolfo WildtThe Parisian Musée de l’Orangerie features a retrospective dedicated to Italian sculptor Adolfo Wildt, considered the last symbolist.

Famous for his marble works, this artist nevertheless faded from memory following the post-war period. In order to make his work once again accessible to the public, the museum presents around sixty sculptures, as well as medallions, sketches, drawings, graphic works, and photographs. In addition to his personal creations, paintings from the Renaissance, contemporary works of art and antique sculpture casting can be admired along the visit.





“Adolfo Wildt (1868-1931), the Last Symbolist” exhibition, from April 15th to July 13th 2015.

Open every day, except on Tuesday, from 9am to 6pm.
Normal rate: 9 euros.


Musée de l’Orangerie
Jardin des Tuileries
75001 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 44 50 43 00
Metro: Concorde (lines 1, 8 and 12).


Crédit photo : Adolfo Wildt – Musée de l’Orangerie - Adolfo Wildt (1868-1931), Vir temporis acti dit Uomo antico, 1921, Bronze, 55 x 55 cm. Paris, musée d’Orsay - © Musée d'Orsay, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt

Cinema Paradiso has returned to the Grand Palais

Affiche officielle cinema Paradiso 2015From June 16th to June 26th 2015, the Parisian Grand Palais is transformed into a temple of cinema and giant nightclub for 5 000 people, with its “Cinema Paradiso” event.

22 cult classics –from James Cameron’s Titanic to Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element, from Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill to Xavier Dolan’s Mommy– will be projected in two different rooms, on 25-meter screens. Popcorn, glass of champagne, double beds, mythical red seats, or Love Seats by Martin Szekely, Cinema Paradiso forecasts an exclusive and unforgettable evening. Prior to the screening, you will have the opportunity to enjoy food trucks, a Chanel-signed bowling, and various activities. After the film, head to the Superclub, Europe’s largest temporary nightclub, and dance until morning. 8 parties total will be organized: disco with the legendary Cerrone, hip-hop with the YARD PARTY launched at the Palais de Tokyo, Boiler Room, and Ants, the main party of Ibiza’s Ushuaia Hotel, featuring Cassius and Agoria as guest stars.


Cinema Paradiso, from June 16th to June 26th 2015.
Open from 7pm to 6am.
Cinema + superclub rate: from 34 to 180 euros.


Grand Palais
Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris
Metro: Champs-Elysées Clemenceau (lines 1 and 13).

mk2cinemaparadiso.com (in French) 

Crédit photo : Cinema Paradiso 2015 – Grand Palais - Official poster of the 2015 edition of Cinema Paradiso © Design: Sarah Kahn

Jardins, Jardin 2015: on with the green urbanization!

Affiche jardins jardin 2015The 12th edition of the Jardins, Jardin (Gardens, Garden) event dedicated to outdoor gardens will take place from June 4th to June 7th 2015.

Organized at the Tuileries Garden, this year’s festival will focus on “the happy city” theme. Green urbanization is at the heart of governmental debates, such as the upcoming COP21 – Climate Change 2015, in order to point out the benefits of green and its climate stakes. For this reason, the 2015 edition of Jardins, Jardin features 12 large gardens created by famous landscapers, as well as around 20 terraces and balconies representing urban nature. As a bonus, visitors will have the opportunity to exchange with the exhibitors present on site, in order to grasp their key ideas when it comes to winning back cities with green.


Jardins, Jardin, from June 4th to June 7th 2015.

Open from 11am to 6pm on Thursday, and from 10am to 8pm from Friday to Sunday.
Full rate: €13 / Concession: €10 / Free for visitors under 18.




Tuileries Garden
113, rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 39 63 48 28
Metro: Tuileries (line 1) and Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre (lines 1 and 7).

jardinsjardin.com (in French)  

Crédit photo : Jardins Jardin – Edition 2015 - © « JARDINS, JARDIN AUX TUILERIES »

Best places

Café Dad: the high-in-vitamins café of the 17th arrondissement

Cafe dadIt is at the heart of the 17th arrondissement of Paris that Café Dad has taken up residence.

With its south-facing terrace, it provides a unique setting to enjoy the warm days. Decorated like a patchwork, this café aims to be graphic and high-in-vitamins: velvet chairs, imprinted stone tiling, blue-grey walls warmed up by bright orange hues, zinc-made bar etc. The menu lists summertime cuisine, such as gravlax, octopus carpaccio, as well as more generous dishes, like the Cantal cheese burger. In the evening, it is possible to enjoy a happy hour with tapas. Café Dad is truly a stress-free restaurant, to discover with your friends.





Open Monday through Saturday, from 8am to 1am.
Brunch on Sundays, from 11am to 7pm.
Happy hour: from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
Dishes: from 14 to 69 euros.


Café Dad
3, rue Marie Georges Picquart (across from 17, boulevard Pereire)
75017 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 46 22 05 21
Metro: Malesherbes (line 3) and Brochant (line 13).

cafedad.fr (in French) 

Crédit photo : Café Dad – French café -©FOOD2VOUS

King Marcel’s French burgers

restaurant king marcelTwo friends, Jean-Christophe and Christophe, have decided to locate King Marcel, their French burgers restaurant, halfway between the Grands Boulevards and the Paris Bourse.

Apart from the vast, typical fast-food counter where orders are placed, the general decoration of the restaurant reminds that of traditional Parisian cafés of old. The waiters wear berets and aprons, and the burgers are ever served with a French flag! The recipes, too, play the “typically-French” card to perfection, as burgers are filled with French cheeses like Saint-Nectaire, fresh goat cheese, Saint-Marcellin, or even Raclette. At King Marcel’s, Coca-Cola is replaced by a glass of wine (of any kind), to preserve national heritage. Finally, the burgers have all been given names saluting great French artists and athletes: Marcel Pagnol, Marcel Cerdan, etc. A friendly restaurant to discover with friends or as a couple.




Open continuously from Monday to Saturday.

Around 15 euros a menu.


King Marcel
166, rue Montmartre
75002 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 42 36 42 85
Metro: Grands Boulevards (lines 8 and 9) and Bourse (line 3).

www.kingmarcel.fr (in French) 

Crédit photo : King Marcel – Burger Frenchie - © Facebook King Marcel my burger is French

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