Culture au Quai is back for its 9th edition

affiche-edition-2016-culture-au-quai-mediumOn next September 24th and 25th, you dash to improve your knowledge along the quays of the Canal de l’Ourcq where the event Culture au Quai will be held for its 9th edition. More than 250 cultural sites will be gathered on the spot, from the Musée Picasso to the Théâtre du Rond-Point, from the Philharmonie de Paris to the Gaîté Lyrique. 

The festival will be divided in four villages dedicated to shows, getaways, exhibitions and concerts. New this year, the edutainment pavilion will be inciting artistic practice. Creative workshops will be—among others—suggested like those dedicated to the percussion of the Arab world or to the beat box. For the younger ones, enchanting shows will be unveiled like the trainer of giant and flying bubbles’s. The older ones will be delighted to attend meetings, debates or readings. Finally, showcases will be given like the one with rock group Balinger or Keys Zuna’s, of which the music varies between funk, jazz and hip hop



9th edition Culture au Quai, on September 24th and 25th, 2016. (in French).
Open from 11am to 7pm.
Free entrance.


Quai de Loire
75019 Paris
Metro: Jaurès (lines 2, 5 and 7bis).


Crédit photo : Culture au Quai – 2016 edition © DR



6th edition of the Fête de la Gastronomie 


The Fête de la Gastronomie is back for its 6th edition from next September 23rd to 25th, 2016 and celebrates the popular cookings. This year, it’s Eric Roux who is the sponsor of the event. 

This author and journalist of culinary documentaries intends to celebrate everyday cookings—those we do on the occasion of family meals or between friends. He also wants to enhance regional products. Throughout this tasty festival, cooking workshops are suggested to learn how to make a traditional mayonnaise, set a table, make a good vinaigrette sauce or open oysters. Tasting menus, screenings, exhibitions, conferences or markets are also programmed. Different sites are part of this event, bistros, gastronomic restaurants, delicatessens and even places of art. This is the case of the Louvre Museum which organises a tasting-visit on the theme of tea and coffee.



6th edition of the Fête de la Gastronomie, from September 23rd to 25th, 2016.
Tasting-visit at the Louvre Museum, ‘Autour du thé et du café’: on September 24th and 25th, 2016 at 2pm.
Adult: 15 euros / Children: 12 euros.

Musée du Louvre
Pyramide du Louvre
Cour Napoléon
75001 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 40 20 50 50
Metro: Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre (lines 1 and 7).


Crédit photo : Fête de la Gastronomie – 2016 edition © Commissariat général à la Fête de la Gastronomie



Discovering the ‘Made in Paris’

affiche-exposition-made-in-paris-espace-rendez-vous-hotel-de-ville-credit-mairie-de-paris-mediumOn the occasion of the publication of the ‘Made in Paris’ guide by journalist Christine Taconnet—published at the Editions du Chêne—the Paris Rendez-Vous space at the Hôtel de Ville brings together in one place the cream of the Parisian productions.

Fashion, decoration, gastronomy or furniture, these are more than 200 addresses which are unveiled in this book and take us from the Marais to the Grand Paris, from the Place Vendôme to the Faubourg Saint-Antoine. This exhibition proves that the capital still produces, in a traditional way—whether it is in the luxury sector or for—more— consumer brands. Outside the event, numerous workshops are organised, about for example—embroidery, the harmonies between tea, coffee and delicacies or the stages of preparation to make a good aromatic coffee. Tastings of Parisian beers are also programmed, to be consumed with moderation however!




Exhibition ‘Made in Paris’, from September 7th to October 22nd, 2016.
Open from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm.
Free entrance.
Book ‘Made in Paris, le guide qui prouve que l’on fabrique encore à Paris’ by Christine Taconnet – Preface by Yannick Alléno, Editions du Chêne. Price: 19.90 euros.


Espace Paris Rendez-Vous
29, rue de Rivoli
75004 Paris
Metro: Hôtel de Ville (lines 1 and 11) or Châtelet (lines 1, 4, 7, 11 and 14).


Crédit photo : Made in Paris – Hôtel de Ville © Mairie de Paris



Best Places

Discovering the Iberian specialities


Want to travel to Spain? Thanks to the Jamon Jamon Daumesnil restaurant, you discover the Iberian specialities in Paris. Ideally located under the Coulée Verte—along the Viaduc des Arts—this restaurant is a few minutes walking from the Place de la Bastille.  

We like its large terrace of around 1614 sq ft where it is good enjoying the last warm days of summer. The place is divided in two separate areas, on one hand a bistro which acts as a pintxo bar and wine cellar—and on the other hand—a delicatessen which suggests some olive oils, vinegars, Spanish cured meats or cheeses to take away. On the menu, traditional tortillas and tapas are featured but also more elaborate dishes like the mixed green salad with orange and apple, and its shredded chicken with honey and sesame. Jamon Jamon also has more than 45 big names of Spanish wines coming from the different wine regions of Spain. It is the opportunity to discover a fruity Malvasia wine or a Bobal wine, to be consumed with moderation of course. Every Sunday, an Iberian brunch is suggested.

Open seven days a week, from 9am to 2am.
Dish of the day: 12.90 euros / Iberian brunch for 15.80 euros


Jamon Jamon Daumesnil (in French)
29-33, avenue Daumesnil
75012 Paris
Metro: Ledru-Rollin (line 8) or Gare de Lyon (lines 1 and 14).


Crédit photo : Jamon Jamon Daumesnil – Restaurant © Facebook Jamon Jamon Daumesnil

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