The Salon Marjolaine celebrates its 40th edition

marjolaineOrganised at Parc Floral de Paris, the Salon Marjolaine (Marjolaine Show) celebrates this year its 40th anniversary!

Each edition try to change common preconceptions that we can have about organic, in allowing visitors to test, taste or exchange about organic products. 550 exhibitors showcase the organic and ethic trend, the food, the beauty, the housing, the health, the decoration, the gardening or the organic new technology, as well as the ecotourism and the united tourism. All are certified and have been selected by the federation of consumers and professionals of the agroecology, Nature & Progress. The Salon Marjolaine has several vocations: allow people to rediscover the quality and taste of the products, while preserving their health and the environment. More than one hundred conferences and projections are also organised, on varied subjects as the COP21 issues. At last, we don’t forget the youngest, with an “edible treasure hunt”, called “Marjo’Kids”, which will let them know about the food and their provenance.





Salon Marjolaine (Marjolaine Show), (in French), from November 7th to 15th 2015.

Open from 10:30am to 7pm.
Nocturnal on Friday, November 13th 2015 until 9pm.
Full rate: €10 / Concession: €7.

Parc Floral de Paris

Esplanade du Château de Vincennes
75012 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 49 57 24 84
Metro: Château de Vincennes (line 1).


Crédit photo : Marjolaine Show – 2015 Edition – © DR

The Terpsichore Festival comes back for its 2nd edition in Paris

millot-corrLaunched in 2014 by harpsichordist, conductor and chamber-music player Skip Sempé, the Terpsichore Festival offers 12 concerts in historic places of Paris.

This second edition’s topic is the German baroque music and Bach. The idea of Skip Sempé, artistic director of the event, is not to generalize the classical music, as he likes to explain: “We sometimes ask me to put in place a program based on a “general public” repertoire. However, I don’t believe in the relevance of this concept, and with experience, I can highlight that the key to the success resides in the lively interpretation of the music. The public is often ready to go much further than we think. In this way, music lovers could discover the Collegium Vocale Gent, the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, or l’Ensemble Masques, in unusual places as the Saint-Louis-en-l’Ile church, the Pentemont temple, or Erard room in the 2nd district.





Festival Terpsichore (Terpsichore Festival), (in French), from November 5th to 30th 2015.
Tickets prices: from 25 to 35 euros / underage: €15.

Eglise Saint-Louis-en-l’Ile
19, rue Saint-Louis-en-l’Ile
75004 Paris
Metro: Pont Marie (line 7).


Crédit photo : Terpsichore Festival – 2015 Edition – On the right, artistic director of the festival Skip Sempé, and on the left Olivier Fortin, Ensemble Masques. Photographer Jean-Baptiste Millot

Tom Wood is on display at the Centre Culturel Irlandais


From November 13th 2015, until January 10th 2016, the Centre Culturel Irlandais (Irish Cultural Centre) hosts a free exhibition dedicated to English photographer Tom Wood.
This artist is especially well-known for its photographs showing the urban life between 1978 and 2003, notably in Liverpool. What we didn’t know, is that Irish Tom Wood produced a series dedicated to Irish landscape, notably the one of Mayo comté, on the east coast of Ireland. In the 1950s, he was forced to leave his country with his family, towards England, because of religious discriminations. Since, he goes back every year on site, where he carries on his works on the “landscape’s question”. He succeeded to catch all the variations that rural landscapes of the region offer, but also snapshots of the rural life, and notably portraits remained unpublished until 2012.





“Tom Wood: Paysages intimes” exhibition (“Tom Wood: intimate landscapes” exhibition), from November 13th to January 10th 2016.

Open Tuesday-Saturday from 2pm to 6pm, on Wednesday from 2pm to 8pm, and on Sunday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm.
Close on Monday.
Free admission.


Centre Culturel Irlandais
5, rue des Irlandais
75005 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 58 52 10 30
Metro: Place Monge (line 7) and Luxembourg (RER B).

Crédit photo : Tom Wood – Irish Cultural Centre – Tom Wood: Intimate landscapes – DR


For its new exhibition, the musée de la Vie romantique (Museum of romantics) focuses on the favourite subject of French school’s masters of 18th and 19th centuries: the dread.
Imprinted by a blurred period of the History, from the end of the Ancien Régime to the 1848 Revolution, these artists will represent in their work: the violence, the hero’s death, and the dialogue between the dead and the living in the hereafter. From Delacroix to David, from Ingres to Girodet including Géricault, everyone will paint, sculpt or draw characters which evoke this feeling. This retrospective which presents a hundred of paintings, highlights two distinct periods as regards of style: the dramatic and mastered violence of the end of the 18th century, and the black and fantastic romanticism in the 19th century. «Visages de l’effroi: Violence et fantastique de David à Delacroix » (“Faces of dread: Violence and fantastic from David to Delacroix”) is suggested in partnership with the museum of La Roche-Sur-Yon, until February, 28th 2016.





«Visages de l'effroi: Violence et fantastique de David à Delacroix » (“Faces of dread: Violence and fantastic from David to Delacroix”), from November 3rd 2015 to February 28th 2016.

Open daily, except on Monday and some bank holidays, from 10am to 6pm.
Full rate: €7 / Free for underage.


Musée de la Vie romantique
16, rue Chaptal
75009 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 55 31 95 67
Metro: Pigalle (lines 2 and 12).

Crédit photo : Faces of dread – Museum of Romantics – Faces of the dread: violence and fantastic from David to Delacroix - ©Emile Signol (1804-1892), La Folie de la fiancée de Lammermoor, 1850, oil on canvas, Museum of Fine Arts, Tours, D.Couineau/ museum of Fine Arts of Tours

Best places

The best truffles restaurants in Paris


Fall is the best season to savour truffles. In Paris, several restaurants are specialised in the black diamond, in offering all the year simple or original meals with truffle, like at Terres de Truffes or Un Jour à Peyrassol. Others bank on white truffle, as La Locanda.



Crédit photo :Best truffles restaurant - Paris -© Un Jour à Peyrassol

Un Jour à Peyrassol

This Mediterranean restaurant describes itself as a truffles bar.

We appreciate the decoration of the site, with its visible stones, its vaults, its paneling and its light well. The place, which belongs to the Peyrassol vineyard in the Var, offers meals made from truffles, as the truffle brouillade, or the Paletta of Pata Negra Bellota: creamy truffled polenta. For the dessert, we are really tempted by a revisited crème brûlée with truffle. A culinary discovery which won’t fail to surprise you!

Open Monday-Friday from 12:30pm to 2pm and from 7pm to 10pm.
Meals: between 24 to 35 euros.

Un Jour à Peyrassol

13, rue Vivienne
75002 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 42 60 12 92
Metro: Bourse (line 3).

Terres de Truffes

Created by two world truffle specialists Dominique Saugnac and Clément Bruno, this restaurant is a mix of a delicatessen and a bistro.

Ideally located at the Madeleine borough, Terres de Truffes owns a classic and elegant decoration, typical of the Parisian bistros. On the menu, the truffle enhances the simplest dishes, as the potatoes with a side of black truffles. A place to discover with family or friends.

Open from 12pm to 2pm and from 7pm to 9:30pm, except on Sunday and Monday.
Menu: about 50 euros.

Terres de Truffes

21, rue Vignon
75008 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 53 43 80 44
Metro: Madeleine (lines 8, 12 and 14).

La Locanda

In this Italian restaurant located at the Saint-Germain-des-Prés borough, the black truffle is served all the year, and the white one only during 3 months.

She appears on October and flavours scrambled eggs, risotto, or carpaccio. We like the picturesque decoration of the site, with its old stones and beams lodged at 6 meters of the ground. All the products used by the chef are directly imported from Italy, even the truffles are Italian.

Open Monday-Sunday from 12pm to 3pm and from 7pm to 11pm.
Lunch menu: 20 euros.

La Locanda

8, rue du Dragon
75008 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 45 44 12 5318
Metro: Saint-Germain-des-Prés (line 4).

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