Claire Bretécher is “on display” at the Bibliothèque Publique d’Information

claire-bretecherThe Bibliothèque Publique d’Information du Centre Pompidou (Bpi) carries on its exhibitions dedicated to major illustrators of the 20th century, by hosting the drawings of Claire Bretécher.

Since the 70’s, Agrippine’s mother made an impact with her caustic humour notably thanks to the weekly meetings offered by the Nouvel Observateur during several decades. In the first place, this eponym retrospective divided in three parts takes an interest in the personality of the artist, and in the remarkable diversity of her technique. The second part of the exhibition broaches her path in press, and the last one shows works interpreting our time. In this way, Claire Bretécher depicts the problems of our time, the social relation of sex or class to racism, including the beauty standards. This event is aimed at everybody; each and every one can identify itself in the characters staged by the illustrator.





“Claire Bretécher” exhibition, from November 18th 2015 to February 8th 2016.

Open on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 12am to 10pm, and on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 11pm.
Close on Tuesday.
Free admission.

Bibliothèque Publique d’Information

19, rue Beaubourg
75004 Paris
Metro: Rambuteau (line 11).


Crédit photo : Claire Bretécher – Exhibition – Claire Bretécher Exhibition - ©SDP

The Pinacothèque de Paris hosts Léonard de Vinci

leonard-de-vinci-pinacothequeFor the first time in France, the Pinacothèque de Paris presents extracts of Codex Atlanticus by Leonardo da Vinci.

Throughout his life, this genius recorded all his inventions and ideas in this register, sometimes encoding them entirely in order not to be discovered. This book participated in this aura of mystery which lingers on the work but also on the inventor’s life. This exhibition aims to unveil the personality of Leonardo da Vinci, and to understand the relationships he maintained with the kings and dukes. With this aim in mind, Codex’s original drawings are here confronted with the paste-up of the last inventions. The highest number will be pleased with this scientific and playful retrospective.





« Léonard de Vinci, Il Genio » exhibition (“Leonardo da Vinci, Il Genio” exhibition), from October 29th 2015 to January 31st 2016.

Open daily from 10:30am to 6:30pm.
Nocturnal on Wednesday and Friday until 8:30pm.
Full rate: €13 / Concession: €11.


Pinacothèque de Paris
28, place de la Madeleine
75008 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 42 68 02 01
Metro: Madeleine (lines 8, 12 and 14).


Crédit photo : Leonardo da Vinci – Pinacothèque de Paris – Leonardo da Vinci, Il Genio - ©SDP

Paris Musique Club: the sound and visual experience of the Gaîté lyrique

paris-musique-club-gaite-lyriqueNestled in the basement of the Gaîté lyrique, the Paris Musique Club combines the electronic music and the digital for a new sensory and interactive experiment.

Thanks to works of projection mapping, luminous architectures and 360° projections by the Parisian Collective Scale, the public’s bearings will be disturbed. These immersive installations wish to change the spectator’s perception and their relation to music. Throughout the event, masterclasses, round-table meetings and workshops will be offered, even to the youngest that will learn to make instruments. Each Friday, concerts and DJ sets will be set up in a room whose walls will have a fascinating film post-production. On Sunday, a “Chill Club” will invite us to relax with music from 3pm, to end the weekend on a high note. This event thus invites to the wonderment.





Paris Musique Club, from October 24th 2015 to January 31st 2016.

Open on Thursday and Friday from 6pm to 12am, and on Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 7pm.
Rate: €7.


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 : Paris Musique Club – Gaîté lyrique – © Pierre Mahieu

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AG Les Halles: the new Parisian address of Chef Alan Geaam


After having taken over l’Auberge Nicolas Flamel in 2007, and opened his AG first restaurant in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Chef Alan Geeam opens AG Les Halles.

In this new landmark, the cook honours local food, and brings the famous cheese and dessert trolleys up to date. Alan Geaam entirely thought up the decoration: Finnish wood tables, plant wall, glass roof inspired by Belle Epoque listed historical monument, marble counter and black and white tones. The menu suggests a creative and gourmet cuisine: filet of turbot, risotto venere, chards and clams, or sea bass tartare and oyster with Granny Smith apple, fennel, pistachio and yuzu. The chef selected only organic or natural wines, from independent producers. Finally, on Sunday, AG Les Halles offers a “Sunday lunch” instead of a brunch, with for instance roast chicken, to find again the delightful atmosphere of the family Sunday.


Open daily from 9am to 2pm and from 5pm to 11pm.
Lunch menu: €30 (proposed on Sunday from January 2016)


AG Les Halles
14, rue Mondétour
75001 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 42 61 37 17
Metro: Etienne Marcel and Les Halles (line 4), or Châtelet-Les Halles (lines 1, 4, 7, 11, 14, RER A, B and D). 

Crédit photo : AG Les Halles - Restaurant – © Alban Couturier

Chez Minnà: The Paris’s new Corsican restaurant


Chez Minnà is a new Corsican restaurant opens by the same staff that the Alivi, located in the Marais.

Here, the classics of grandmother’s Corsican cuisine are revisited with fresh and seasonal products. We appreciate the contemporary and convivial atmosphere of the place, with its nice ceiling lights. Chez Minnà is like an “address for friends” where we meet to savour Corsican pork products with a glass of wine. On the menu, we let ourselves be tempted by the roasted monkfish served with mild chili flavoured black rice and squids, or for the dessert, by the saffron macaroon and its “crème fleurette” with raspberry. Dishes are served in generous portions, which will please the most gourmands. This restaurant is to discover with family or friends, nearby the Big Avenues.


Open daily except on Sunday.
Lunch set menu: €15 and €20.


Chez Minnà
20, rue d’Hauteville
75010 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 71 37 97 04
Metro: Bonne Nouvelle (lines 8 and 9) or Château d’Eau (line 4).


Crédit photo : Chez Minnà – Corsican restaurant – © Facebook Chez Minnà

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