When garment is telling about itself

After the Greffulhe Countess’ treasury dresses, the Palais Galliera is interested in fashion from the 18th century to nowadays, with “Anatomy of a collection”.

As soon as next May 14th, visitors will be able to admire a hundred of items of accessories and clothing derived from the Galliera collection, such as Marie Antoinette’s corset or Napoleon’s waistcoat. Mistinguett’s closed-toe sandal, Audrey Hepburn’s suit, George Sand’s dress or Sarah Bernhardt’s collar will also be displayed. Each and every element presented reflects perfectly the personality of the men and women who wore them, whether they are famous or anonymous people. This exhibition enables as well to understand styles and trends which marked every era, from court clothing to the blue overall. Here, the garment is genuinely told through the person who wears it.





Exhibition “Anatomy of a collection”, from May 14th to October 23rd 2016.

Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
Nocturnal on Thursday until 9pm.
Full rate: 9 euros / Reduced rate: 6 euros / Free under 18.

Palais Galliera – Musée de la Mode de Paris
10, avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie
75116 PARIS
Tél. : +33 (0)1 56 52 86 00
Metro: Alma-Marceau (line 9 - RER C) or Iéna (line 9).


Crédit photo : Anatomy of a collection - Palais Galliera - Givenchy, dress in two parts worn by Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993), 1966 Ivory-coloured woollen jumper Collection Palais Galliera - © Eric Poitevin/ADAGP, Paris 2016

Academism unveiled at the Musée d’Orsay with Charles Gleyre

exposition-charles-gleyre-musee-orsay-paris-la-danse-des-bacchantes-1849-photo-jc-ducret-300-250The Musée d’Orsay is consecrating a significant monographic retrospective to Charles Gleyre (1806-1874), for the first time in France.

However, this little known painter played an important part in the academy painting of the mid-nineteenth century. He also received in his workshop future famous painters, like Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904), Claude Monet (1840-1926) and Frédéric Bazille (1841-1870), to mention just a few. This exhibition on the theme of spleen and ideal enables to discover they were delusions of academism. Most of the works have been lent by the Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts in Lausanne. They show the contradictions of the artist and its works - those of the man who was considered as a cold aesthete and who was far from being just this.




Exhibition “Charles Gleyre (1806-1874): the reformed Romantic”, from May 10th to September 11th 2016.
Open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30am to 6pm.
Nocturnal on Thursdays until 9:45pm.
Closed on Mondays.
Full rate: 12 euros / Reduced rate (18-25): 9 euros / Free under 18.. 

Musée d’Orsay
1, rue de la Légion d’Honneur
75007 PARIS
Tél. : +33 (0)1 40 49 48 14
Metro: Solférino (line 12) or Musée d’Orsay (RER C).

Crédit photo :Charles Gleyre – Musée d’Orsay - La Danse des bacchantes, 1849 Oil on canvas, 57.9 x 95.7" Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts in Lausanne. - © Photo: J.-C. Ducret

A virtual reality terminal to discover Bastille

borne-realite-virtuelle-timescope-bastille-paris-photo-damien-arlettaz-300-250Last March, the city of Paris equipped itself with an interactive terminal designed by the Parisian startup Timescope.

This new element called to mind passers-by, and for good reason, it’s the first self-service virtual reality terminal never created. It aims to enable tourists, but Parisians too, to appropriate again one of the flagship quarters of the city, the Bastille, thanks to a in immersion 3D and 360-degree visit. They have two choices: discover the place de la Bastille in 1416 or, in the morning of July 14th 1789, during the storming of the Bastille. To do it, you just have to choose the period of your choice on the terminal, then to adjust the box to your size and the viewing experience starts! For the moment, this innovation is only available for this area.




Timescope terminal, 2 euros the minute. (in French)

Place de la Bastille
75011 PARIS
Metro: Bastille (lines 1, 5 and 8).

Crédit photo : Timescope – Interactive terminal Bastille - © Damien Arlettaz

Best places

Ivlo: The vegetarian and organic Italian restaurant!


Open since only 4 months, the Ivlo restaurant for “Italian, vegetarian, local and organic” is an idea of the Italian chef Sara Biglieri.

She designed a place as her real image, where everything is homemade from products with 90% organic origin. The young woman offers a vegetarian and vegan cuisine: tagliatelle with chestnut flour and butternut cream, vegetarian bolognese made from seitan, vegan chocolate mousse and fruit crumble with spelt or oaks flour. Here, the menu changes every day, at the whim of the cooker’s desires who also offers natural wines derived from three regions in Italy. The weekend Ivlo serves a vegan brunch at little price - to taste a healthy and coloured cuisine which really feels like Italy. As a bonus, the restaurant is nested just nearby the Place de la République and the Canal Saint-Martin, for a charming summer and digestive walk.

Open from Monday to Saturday (except on Wednesday), from 10:30am to 3:30pm and from 6:30pm to 11pm, on Sunday from 11am to 3pm.
Lunch menu at 15.50 euros / Brunch at 25 euros.


Restaurant Ivlo (in French)
10, rue Lucien Sampaix
75010 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 75 42 94 73
Metro: Jacques Bonsergent (line 5)

Crédit photo : Ivlo – Vegetarian and organic Italian restaurant - © Raphaelle Trecco

Virtus: a four-hand gastronomic score


Behind the gourmet restaurant Virtus, there are two chefs: the Japanese Chiho Kanzaki and the Italian Marcelo Martin di Giacomo.

They make a four-hand cuisine, where French, Mediterranean and Asian flavours get mixed up. The menu changes every day. It is thus possible to enjoy a black mullet carpaccio, orange and shallot cream or a beef cheek and a polenta cremeux. As a dessert, the two partners are surprising and try unexpected combinations, like the cream of peasoup and its black sesame ice cream or oaks and apple crumble with cane sugar ice cream. As a bonus, the decoration of the place is purified and pop, with rounded shapes, bright red seats and arty chandeliers. It was designed by the design agency Naço Architectures.

Open from Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 2pm and from 8pm to 10:30pm.
Lunch menu at 17 euros / Unique degustation menu at 55.50 euros.


Virtus (in French)
8, rue Crozatier
75012 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)9 80 68 08 08
Metro: Reuilly-Diderot (lines 1 and 8).

Crédit photo : Virtus – Gourmet restaurant – Paris – Paris – ©DR

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