The Art Capital show at the Grand Palais

art-capital-grand-palaisSince 2006, the Art Capital show takes place at the Grand Palais to present the works of more than 2500 experienced or emergent contemporary independent artists.

This annual meeting also gathers four main events: the Salon du Dessin et de la peinture à l’eau, the Salon Comparaisons, the Société des Artistes Indépendants, and des Artistes Français. Visitors are invited to stroll about between works of painting, drawing, watercolour, photography, sculpture, printmaking but also architecture. They will also have the opportunity to meet artists and gallery owners in order to exchange about the confrontation of artistic styles, or about the different techniques linked to the use of paper in art (charcoal, acrylic, watercolour, pencil etc.).





Art Capital (in French), from November 25th to 29th 2015.

Open from 11am to 8pm.
Nocturnal on November 26th and 28th 2015 until 11pm.
Full rates: €15 / Concession: €8.
artcapital.fr (in French) 

Grand Palais (in French)

Nef du Grand Palais
Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 44 13 17 17
Metro: Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau (lines 1 and 13).


Crédit photo : Art Capital – Grand Palais – Art en Capital 2015 – DR

Dominique Gonzales-Foerster celebrated at the Centre Georges Pompidou

dominique-gonzalez-foerster-centre-pompidouThe Centre Georges Pompidou hosts one of the most emblematic French artists of her generation, Dominique Gonzales-Foerster, on the occasion of an eponym retrospective.

She is renowned for her 50 rooms, created between 1988 and 1996, all in a peculiar universe, and which evoke the privacy of an absent person. This exhibition invites the public to stroll about through around thirty installations presented in several places of the museum, from the Galerie Sud to the atelier Brancusi garden, and to its terraces. Thought like a labyrinth, this event enables to lose ourselves in structures which can remind us parts of our current or past private life.





“Dominique Gonzales-Foerster, 1887-2058” exhibition, from September 23rd 2015 to February 1st 2016.

Open daily from 11am to 9pm. Close on Tuesday.
Full rate: €14 / Concession: €11.


Centre Georges Pompidou
19, rue Beaubourg
75004 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0) 1 44 78 12 33
Metro: Rambuteau (line 11).


Crédit photo : Dominique Gonzalez Foerster – Centre Pompidou – Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster - ©SDP

MACParis: the independent show dedicated to contemporary art

mac-paris-2015Apart from the main events dedicated to contemporary art, MACParis takes place at the Espace Champerret: from November 26th to 29th next, this event hosts 123 visual artists and 10 videos and short films makers.

Painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, creators taking part in MACParis are multidisciplinary. This show, whose admission is free, offers to talk with them and to evoke their paths and their artistic approach. For this 2015 edition, ten producers have been invited to show videos of less than 5 minutes. Finally, the show also enables to discover new artistic movements, and to understand that Art is in constant renewal. On site, you can admire works by Laura Zimmermann, Christophe Syren, Yannick Connan, or Mélissa Streicher.





MACParis (in French), from November 26th to 29th 2015.

Open until 10pm, except on Saturday 29th and on Sunday 30th November 2015, closing at 8pm.
Free admission.


Espace Champerret
Porte de Champerret
75017 Paris
Metro: Porte de Champerret or Louise Michel (line 3).

Crédit photo : MACParis – Contemporary Art Show – © C. Dentin

Best places

The best Scandinavian restaurants in Paris


You feel like discovering the gastronomy of Northern Europe: let’s meet in one of these three Scandinavian restaurants of Paris, to appreciate the subtlety of this cuisine.



Crédit photo :Best Scandinavian restaurants - Paris – Flora Danica restaurant © Raoul Dobremel

Flora Danica

Nestled in the Maison du Danemark, at the Champs-Elysées avenue, the Flora Danica restaurant offers a Nordic cuisine about fish (mackerel, halibut, salmon).

Conceived by Chef Jean-Bernard Corvaisier, the menu highlights exceptional products, but also specialities as the brined salmon served with sweet-and-sour cucumbers. For the dessert, Danish rice pudding with almonds and Morello cherry compote is delicious. This address, preserved from the tumult of the avenue, has a modern decoration with furniture thought by Danish designers.

Open daily from 12pm to 3pm and from 7pm to 11:30pm.
Lunch Menu: €29.50 and €38.60.

Flora Danica

142, avenue des Champs-Elysées
75008 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 44 13 86 26
Metro: George V (line 1) or Charles de Gaulle Etoile (lines 1, 2 and 6, or RER A).

Café Smörgås

In Sweden, the Smörgås is a slice of bread covered with many fresh ingredients, which we savour with a “filter” coffee.

The Café Smörgås revisits this local culinary speciality thanks to the creativity of its Chef Per Svante Forstorp. All the ingredients are organic, and come from French and Northern Europe producers (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland). Only the coffee is not organic but it comes from the Brûlerie de Belleville and is roasted in the capital. This place is thus a must-see to discover with some friends, for a gourmand break between two cultural tours or shopping.

Open Tuesday-Friday from 9am to 3:30pm, and on Saturday from 9am to 6:30pm.
Lunch Menu: from 10 to 15 euros.

Café Smörgås

11, rue du Château d’Eau
75010 Paris
Metro: Jacques Bonsergent (line 5) or République (lines 3, 5, 8, 9 and 11).
www.latresorerie.fr/71-cafe-smorgas (in French)

La Petite Sirène de Copenhague

This restaurant is run by Chef Peter Thulstrup who invites us to discover the Danish culinary specialties, in elegant and simple surroundings, where the tables are dressed with white tablecloths.

On the menu, we find again classical dishes as the Danish herrings or the salmon cooked on one side only. The monkfish tournedos and cream spinaches is also a solid value. La Petite Sirène de Copenhague is ideally located between Saint-Lazare and Pigalle.

Open from 12pm to 2pm and from 7pm to 11pm.
Close on Saturday lunch, on Sunday and on Monday.
Lunch: €35 / Dinner: €41.

La Petite Sirène de Copenhague

47, rue Notre Dame de Lorette
75009 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 45 26 66 66
Metro: Saint-Georges (line 12) or Pigalle (lines 2 and 12).

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