Street Art has the place of honour at 8th Avenue exhibition

passenger-stohead-art-elysees-2015Each year, the end of October marks the contemporary art celebration in Paris, including with shows like the FIAC.

A new exhibition called 8th Avenue is opened on the Champs-Elysées avenue, in front of the Art Elysées Fair – Art and Design. For its first edition, this event dedicated to contemporary art honours the street art, supervised by Franck Le Feuvre, gallery owner of the same name Parisian gallery. 8th Avenue gathers galleries from all around the world: Belgian with Francis Noël gallery, from Marseille with Street Art Gallery, and of course Parisians with Perahia gallery. From this ephemeral detached pavilion, visitors could admire the works of graffiti artist Stohead, and the extravagant works of American Rammellzee.





8th Avenue exhibition, from October 22nd to 26th 2015.

Daily open from 11am to 8pm. Closed at 6pm on Monday.
Rate: €15.


De la place Clemenceau à la place de la Concorde
75008 Paris
Metro: Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau (lines 1 or 13) and Concorde (lines 1, 8 and 12).

Crédit photo : : 8th Avenue Exhibition - Contemporary Art - STOHEAD Passenger Technique mixte sur toile 150 x 150 cm, 2015 Courtesy Galerie LE FEUVRE

Festival Changeons d’Air(s): the united art

changeons-d-airs-2015Organised by the ATES (United Fair Tourism Foundation), the Festival Changeons d’Air(s) (“Get a Change of Air Festival”) offers to discover an eco-aware way of travelling.

With Artcoop etc., an artists’ cooperative expert in social and solidarity economy, five meetings are suggested to the public in Paris and in Ile-de-France. Tasting, concerts, DJ sets, exhibitions, projections, ephemeral stores, many entertainments are already scheduled and will be free. A stroll will also be offered in the borough of the Château Rouge to discover the “Petit Mali”. Mexican specialities will be served by Itacate at Carreau du Temple. This year, the festival focuses on destinations which proposed ethical and sustainable trips: the Latin America, Maghreb, Asia and Africa.





Festival Changeons d’Air(s) (“Get a Change of Air Festival”), from October 31st to November 28th 2015.

All events are free.
changeonsdairs.fr (in French) 


Carreau du Temple
4, rue Eugène Spuller
75003 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 83 81 93 00
Metro: Temple (line 3).
www.carreaudutemple.eu (in French) 

Crédit photo : Festival Changeons d’Airs – Paris – © DR

The Galleria Continua celebrates its 25 years to the Centquatre

follia-continua-centquatreTo celebrate its 25 years, the well-known Italian art gallery, Galleria Continua, takes place at the Centquatre to a new exhibition gathering the big names of contemporary art.

Established in 1990, the gallery earned its reputation with setting up contemporary art works in unusual places, as vines or villages. Until November 22, 2015, the Centquatre displays in about 2000 square meter, intimate or monumental works produced by Anish Kappoor, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Kader Attia, Daniel Buren and even Ai Weiwei. With « Follia Continua! », the Centquatre, managed by José-Manuel Gonçalvès, confirms its role of welcome area for the worldwide artists, thanks to this important retrospective which present the topical international big names artists.





“Follia Continua! The 25 years of Galleria Continua” exhibition, from September 26th to November 22nd, 2015.

Open on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, from 2pm to 7pm.
During holiday (from October 13th to November 2nd 2015: Tuesday - Sunday, from 2pm to 7pm).
Full rate: €9 / Concession (less than 15 years old): €4 / Free for the less than 6 years old.


104, rue d'Aubervilliers
5, rue Curial
75019 Paris
Metro: Riquet (line 7).

Crédit photo : Follia Continua - Centquatre - 25 years of Galleria Continua – DR

Valadon, Utrillo and Utter appear at the Montmartre Museum

valadon-utrillo-utter-musee-de-montmartreThe Montmartre Museum devotes a retrospective to Suzanne Valadon (1865-1938), as well as her son Maurice Utrillo (1883-1955) and her common-law husband, André Utter (1886-1946).

This exhibition celebrates the 150th anniversary of Suzanne Valadon’s birth, who lived in her studio with her family at the Montmartre hillock - Cortot street, between 1912 and 1926. This period of their life full of tensions and passions was one of the most productive for the three artists. This exhibition invites us to discover works from this era, like « La tireuse de cartes », or « Le lancement de filet » both from Suzanne Valadon. Most of displayed paintings were lend by The Pompidou Center, Beaux-Arts de Liège Museum, le Petit Palais de Genève, or come from special collections.





Valadon, Utrillo & Utter: 12, Cortot street: 1912-1926 exhibition”, from October 16th to February 15th, 2016.
Daily open from 10am to 6pm.
Full rate: €9.50 / Concession (18-25 years): €7.50 / 10-17 years: €5.50.
Free for least than 10 years.


Musée de Montmartre
12, rue Cortot
75018 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0) 1 49 25 89 37
Metro: Lamarck-Caulaincourt (line 12), and Anvers (line 2).

Crédit photo : Valadon - Utrillo - Utter - Montmartre Museum - Valadon, Utrillo - DR

Best places

The trendy Parisians stores’ restaurants


In Paris, the trendiest stores have all its restaurants, modelled on Merci concept-store, Clint, Mel, Mich & Martin. Zoom in on these three hybrid places where we can stay all day long.



Crédit photo :Trendy Stores Restaurants - Paris - Paris – © Facebook Clint

La Cantine de Merci

Merci is an inescapable Parisian concept-store since 2009.

On three floors high, we can find accessories, furniture, adults and children clothes, and even more. Merci has an open canteen in a vegetable garden, with large wooden host tables, Fourmi black chairs from Jacobsen, and a concrete ground. In this uncluttered and contemporary decor, we can savour a seasonal and eco-friendly food. The menu daily changes and proposes salads, soups, risottos and home-made desserts. In addition, Merci owns an unusual place: a coffee shop surrounded by a library of 10 000 books!

Open Monday – Saturday, from 12am to 6pm.
Closed on Sunday.
Price: among 10 and 20 euros.

La Cantine de Merci

111, boulevard Beaumarchais
75003 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 42 77 79 28
Metro: Saint-Sébastien-Froissart (line 8).

Mel, Mich & Martin

In the Faidherbe-Chaligny borough, two old stores which remained for a long time close, had been transformed into a space which mix a store, an art gallery and a restaurant.

On site, all is on sale, even the furniture! For the shopping, we can find little treasures, like vintage clothes or nice tableware, accessories or collector’s piece. Mel, Mich & Martin also organise photograph or drawing exhibitions. Other strong point of the restaurant: its terrace where you can relax and snack on a soup, a bagel, a salty pie or a hand-made dessert, with some friends.
Open Tuesday – Sunday, from 11am to 7:30pm.
Closed on Monday.
Lunch menu between 7 and 10 euros.

Mel, Mich & Martin

8, rue Saint-Bernard
75011 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 73 71 79 04
Metro: Faidherbe-Chaligny (line 8).


A restaurant, a tearoom, a delicatessen and a concept-store: Clint has everything going for it!

This hybrid space is ideally located in the Bastille borough. It seduced Parisians people thanks to its relaxed atmosphere, its Scandinavian decoration, and its light thanks to the large bay window. The menu proposes classical bistro food and also good coffee from La Brûlerie de Belleville. On the afternoon, we can drink a cup of tea, read or work. For the shopping, we can find books, delicatessen products, candles or collector’s piece.
Open on Monday from noon to 3pm, Tuesday – Friday from noon to 3pm and from 7pm to 11pm, on Saturday from 10pm to 12pm, and on Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
Brunch every Sunday.
Veggie Burger: €14.50.


174, rue de la Roquette
75011 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)9 81 60 17 36
Metro: Voltaire (line 9) and Philippe Auguste (line 2).
www.clint-restaurant.com (in French) 

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