15th edition of the Festival Au Clair de Lune

cinema-au-clair-de-luneFrom July 24th to August 9th 2015, the Parisian Forum des Images leaves the Châtelet to settle in its new summer quarters, on the occasion of the Festival Au Clair de Lune (By the Moonlight).

For this 15th edition, visitors are invited to rediscover cult classics of the cinema, which have turned the entire French capital into an authentic setting. Eleven free open-air screenings are organized in various areas of Paris. The festival’s program is eclectic: Benoît Jacquot’s Farewell, My Queen, Jacques Becker’s Touchez pas au grisbi, Gérard Oury’s La Grande Vadrouille, as well as Olivier Dahan’s La Vie en Rose. From the Parc Montsouris to the Esplanade des Invalides, from the Pelouse de Reuilly to the Parc de Choisy, cinema takes over Paris!





Festival Au Clair de Lune, from July 24th to August 9th 2015.

Free event.
The screening begins at 9:30.


Esplanade des Invalides
75007 Paris
Metro: Invalides (lines 8 and 13, or RER C).


Crédit photo : Festival Au Clair de Lune – Edition 2015 © DR

Paris-Plages returns this summer

paris-plagesSince July 20th 2015, the French capital is blessed with a holiday atmosphere via the Paris-Plages (Paris Beaches) event, which has once again settled voie Georges Pompidou and along the Bassin de la Villette.

Sports and cultural activities, deckchairs and fine sand will delight the visitors of this new edition, to experience summer differently in Paris. The Parvis de l’Hôtel de Ville has also been transformed into a beach, where sportspersons can practice beach-volley! The voie Georges Pompidou provides a kilometer-long beach worthy of an authentic beach resort, as well as tai chi and dance classes, a temporary library to read under the sun, a table soccer and boules pitch. Ideal for families, this event allows children to enjoy fun activities, like the P’tits Vélib’ (small versions of the Parisian bicycle sharing system) made available to them. The Bassin de la Villette has been turned into an artificial lake dedicated to nautical activities for the occasion: paddle boats, electric boats, sailing boats, rowing etc. All along the Bassin de la Villette, visitors are welcome to acquaint themselves with archeology, read comic books, play badminton, try archery and street tennis.

Paris Plages (in French), from July 20th to August 16th 2015 voie Georges Pompidou, and until August 23rd 2015 along the Bassin de la Villette.


Along the Voies of the Georges Pompidou banks
Metro: Hôtel de Ville (lines 1 and 11) or Pont Neuf (line 7).

Bassin de la Villette
Quai de Seine / Quai de la Loire
Metro: Jaurès (line 2), Riquet (line 7), or Laumière (line 5).


Crédit photo : Paris Plages – Edition 2015 – Mairie de Paris - Jean-Baptiste Gurliat

Best places

Le Pavillon Puebla: the new hot spot of the Buttes Chaumont


Reputed for his Rosa Bonheur open-air café, the Parc des Buttes Chaumont has also available Le Pavillon Puebla, the new hot spot of the summer in Paris.

Owned by the crew of the Perchoir and the Dôme du Marais, two trendy spots, this bar is covered by the shade of trees. The decoration, both vintage and romantic, is particularly enjoyable. It is the perfect place to sip a cocktail, savor an ice cream, listen to a DJ set, attend a yoga class or even have a meat platter. Le Pavillon Puebla will delight lovers of unusual and hidden spots.


Open Wednesday to Saturday from 4pm to 12am, and on Sunday from 2pm to 12am.
Cocktail: from 10 euros onward.


Le Pavillon Puebla
Parc des Buttes Chaumont
Access across number 43, avenue Simon-Bolivar
75019 Paris
Metro: Pyrénées (line 11) or Buttes-Chaumont (line 7 bis).


Crédit photo : Le Pavillon Puebla – Buttes Chaumont – © Facebook Le Pavillon Puebla

L’Epicurianu: the new Corsican restaurant of the République area


The Corsican restaurant L’Epicurianu has settled halfway between the Place de la République, Goncourt and Parmentier.

Owned by Anthony, of Corsican origins, L’Epicurianu offers traditional dishes from the Isle of Beauty, such as cooked meats, wild boar terrine, or even citron. Especially suitable for an evening with friends, this restaurant is also a wine bar and provides a variety of platters to share: coppa, lonzu, seafood etc. The menu lists small dishes to be savored on your own or shared with others: flambé rabbit pastilla with myrtle berries, marinated sardines with olive oil, thyme and maquis honey as well as various other delicacies. For dessert, the crème brûlée with chestnut will delight lovers of this fruit. Last but not least: you will discover many Corsican beverages, which go well with the Chef’s gourmet cooking.


Open Monday to Saturday from 7pm to 12am, and on Sunday from 10am to 3pm.
Brunch on Sunday for 25 euros.


104, rue de la Folie-Méricourt
75011 Paris
Metro: République (lines 3, 5, 8, 9 and 11) or Goncourt (line 11).

lepicurianu.com (in French)  

Crédit photo : L’Epicurianu – Restaurant corse – © Facebook L’Epicurianu

Rococo: the neo-kebab that causes a stir in Paris


Owned by Alexandre Giesbert and Chloé Charles and formerly known as Septime, Rococo is the new restaurant that causes a stir in the Faubourg Saint-Martin.

This neo-kebab is the new Parisian meat spot, where people gather to savor spit roasted pork, braised lamb, as well as copious and creamy falafels. Rococo’s strength resides in its homemade sauces such as mustard and ketchup, as well as in its marinades. We also appreciate the minimalist and simple decoration of the restaurant, with its retro wicker chairs, its raw walls and black hues. As side dishes, Rococo serves French fries, garbanzo bean balls, cabbage with vinegar as well as garlic and herbs yoghurt. A simple and friendly restaurant to please your taste buds.


Open every day continuously from 12pm to 12am.
Around 9 euros for a kebab or falafels.


4, rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin
75010 Paris
Metro: Strasbourg-Saint-Denis (lines 4, 8 and 9).

Rococo (in French)  

Crédit photo : Rococo – Néo kébab – © Facebook Rococo

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