4th edition of the Festival "Le Classique c’est pour les vieux"

archipelNowadays, some people still think that classical music is old-fashioned and stuffy.

This festival's ironic title (Classical Music is for Old People) is aimed at dusting off classical music and changing those prejudices. The 4th edition, from October 7th to 11th, 2015 will see a lot of classical music's young stars appear on stage. The event is taking place in two Parisian locations: Archipel in the 8th arrondissement, and 59 Rivoli in the 1st arrondissement. These free concerts, which range from chamber music to contemporary experimental music, are open to everyone! The highlight of the event will take place over two days, October 10th and 11th, 2015 when there will be a continuous series of concerts at 59 Rivoli, in the gallery's artists' workshops. Anything but elitist, the "Le Classique c’est pour les vieux festival" wants the public to sit and listen to the music, or just get up and leave if they don't like it.





4th edition of the "Le Classique c’est pour les vieux festival", from October 7th to 11th, 2015.

At Archipel: October 7th and 8th, 2015 from 6.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m.
At 59 Rivoli: October 9th to 11th, 2015, from 2.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m.

leclassiquecestpourlesvieux.com (in French) 


26 bis, rue Saint-Pétersbourg
75008 Paris
Metro: Place de Clichy (lines 2 and 13).
www.larchipel.paris (in French) 

59 Rivoli
59, rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris
Metro: Châtelet-Les-Halles (lines 1, 4, 7, 11 and 14).
www.59rivoli.org (in French) 

Crédit photo : Le Classique c’est pour les vieux - Festival – L’Archipel © Lauriane Lartigot

82nd anniversary of Montmartre's Wine Harvest Festival

clos-montmartreThe unmissable 82nd anniversary of the Fête des Vendanges de Montmartre (Montmartre's Wine Harvest Festival) will take place from October 7th to 11th, 2015.

For five days Parisians and tourists alike will go up the hill to take part in this popular, happy festival which celebrates great flavors and gastronomy. For 2015 the godmother and godfather of the festival are the French actress Mélanie Thierry and her partner, the singer Raphaël. For your information, the first godmother of the Fêtes des Vendanges de Montmartre, in 1934, was Mistinguett, a famous music hall artiste. Visitors can enjoy a farmer's market, tasting school, concerts, parades, the chance to taste artisanal products, and a dance! This year's celebration is part of COP21, which will take place in Paris at the end of 2015, so its theme is "Montmartre celebrates the planet". The 82nd edition is emphasizing nature, environmental awareness and the preservation of our farm land. A very Parisian event that the whole family will love.





The 82nd anniversary of Montmartre's Wine Harvest Festival, from October 7th to 11th, 2015.


Butte Montmartre
75018 Paris
Metro: Jules Joffrin or Lamarck Caulaincourt (line 12), or Pigalle (lines 2 and 12).


Crédit photo : Montmartre Wine Harvest Festival – 82nd edition – Clos Montmartre Vigne © Mairie18

JR: DECADE. Portrait of a generation

jr-decadeThe Emmanuel Perrotin Gallery is hosting JR's personal exhibition, entitled "DECADE: Portrait of a Generation".

Known for the portraits he creates as a result of chance meetings, the artist started this project "Portrait d’une génération" in 2004, in a housing project called Bosquets, situated in Clichy-Montfermeil, one of Paris' suburbs. In 2005 the death of two young people caused the suburbs to explode and JR went back to these "difficult" areas to photograph their beauty. He even managed to make the housing project seem poetical thanks to a 2014 piece by New York City Ballet inspired by his project. This free photographic exhibition is open until October 17th, 2015. The gallery is also showing videos and woodcuts by the artist, a retrospective of his last ten years of creation.





Exhibition "JR: DECADE. Portrait of a generation", from September 12th to October 17th, 2015

Open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 11.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Free entry.


Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin
76, rue de Turenne
75003 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 42 16 79 79
Metro: Saint-Sébastien-Froissart (line 8).

Crédit photo : JR – Decade - Exhibition JR « 28 Millimètres, Portrait of a generation, Les Bosquets, Jeté cambré, Montfermeil, France, 2014 » Encre sur bois / Ink on wood 228 x 366 cm / 89 3/4 x 144 1/8 inches ©JR-ART.NET Courtesy Galerie Perrotin

Best places

Les Frites à Maman: the specialist for French fries!


Les Frites à Maman is the latest restaurant from the team Fils à Maman, and wants you to rediscover the joys of homemade French fries, like we had when we were children.
Here you can find all sorts of French fries: classic, Pont Neuf or matchstick, or surprise yourself with the new version "Belle Maman". In order to create it the team called in a specialist producer from the north of France, La Maison de la Frite, whose potatoes are entitled to use a special quality label, "Terroirs de Picardie". If you want to try the house specialty there are several ways: choose your sauce (cheddar, poutine, raclette, etc.) and share it with friends, or, as part of a main dish with beef, mussels in chorizo sauce, or roast chicken with Boursin sauce. There are even fries for dessert, like banana French fries to dip in Nutella, or fried boudoir biscuits to dip in chocolate mousse. You'll definitely feel like a child again!


Open from Tuesday evening to Sunday lunchtime, from noon to 2.30 p.m. and from 7.30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Banana French fries with Nutella: €7.


Les Frites à Maman
6, rue Lamartine
75009 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 48 78 12 20
Metro: Cadet (line 7). 
www.lesfritesamaman.com (in French) 

Crédit photo : Les Frites à Maman - Restaurant – © Les Frites à Maman

La Bourse ou la Vie: Chef Daniel Rose's new restaurant


La Bourse ou la Vie is the new Parisian address of Chef Daniel Rose and his partner, Marie-Aude, who already own Spring.

This elegant bistrot between Palais Royal and the Bourse was designed by Elliott Barnes, a former colleague of Andrée Putman. It is a successful combination of contemporary and reused: zinc bar, globe lampshades created by Gino Sarfati in 1965, oak and brass tables with traditional brasserie style chairs, sourced from thrift shops. You can see the dish of the day on the slate: oyster gratin, quail fried with buckwheat, fried wild mushrooms, etc. The restaurant is open from breakfast to dinner, so there's something for everyone. It's the ideal place for a gourmet break between two visits around the capital, with your family, with friends or with your lover!


Open in the morning from 8.30 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.
Lunch: from noon to 2.00 p.m.
Dinner: from 7.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m.
Dishes from €19.


La Bourse ou la Vie
12, rue Vivienne
75002 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 42 60 08 83
Metro: Bourse (line 3).

www.labourselavie.com (in French)  

Crédit photo : La Bourse ou la Vie - Restaurant – © La Bourse ou la Vie

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