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Exhibitions

The Centre Pompidou is dedicating an exhibition to the American photographer Walker Evans. Recognized as one of the most important of the 20th century, he was obsessed with capturing the human misery of the working class. Through 300 photographs and 100 rare documents, the museum is bringing up a vision of America in the 1930’s. Until August 14th.

The musée du Luxembourg pays tribute to Camille Pissarro. The exhibit Pissarro à Éragny, la nature retrouvée is composed of family records, a hundred of paintings, drawings and engravings, created in Eragny-sur-Epte between 1884 and 1903, and reflexes the politic convictions and lifestyle of this unforgettable artist. Until July 9th.

The Petit Palais is presenting more than 200 French paintings, sculptures and drawings from the Horvitz Collection in Boston. The exhibit De Watteau à David – La Collection Horvitz offers an exhaustive overview of French painting and drawing from the Regency until the French Revolution. The collection has been established over the past three decades and represents the most important French collection abroad. Until July 9th.

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Opera, Ballet and Shows

Opera

Through amazing opera songs, discover the tragic novel « Eugène Onéguine » from Pouchkine with Tchaikovsky’s interpretation. Willy Decker’s production will transport you to a love story filled with frustration and vanity. From May 16th to June 14th.

Ballet

Cradled by Ravel’s music, the Palais Garnier will make you discover, during one unique show Obbins /Balanchine / Cherkaoui, Jalet, three different ballets in a mix of neoclassicism and neoromantic style. En Sol elaborated by Jérôme Robbins, followed by La Valse created by George Balanchine. And to finish, you will be hypnotized by the famous masterpiece of Cherkaoui and Jalet with their amazing Boléro. Until May 27th.

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Dining Out

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Just off the Place des Vosges, the new Michelin-starred restaurant “H” for Hubert Duchenne, offers an inventive gastronomic cuisine with Veal fillet, smoked leeks and puree and as a dessert: parsnip, vanilla, crusty rice & cream cheese sorbet. Lunch menus from 30 Euro, 5-course dinner at 50 Euro. 13 Rue Jean Beausire.

SUGGESTIONS

Traditional :

- Chez Fernand, a simple bistro serving traditional French cuisine in a warm and casual atmosphere, located a few meters away

More upscale

- Allard, a 100-year old bistro which serves the great classics of French cuisine. New property of Alain Ducasse, who by its name only guarantee the quality of food, wines and service.

Modern :

- Le Christine, a modern French cuisine address which proposes casual delicate dishes located just next door

More upscale

- Alliance an excellent modern French cuisine (1 star in the Michelin guide) in a contemporary décor which is located nearby Notre Dame (10 minute walk from the hotel) on the left bank

Haute cuisine :

- Le Relais Louis XIII, a medieval house of the 17th century rated one Michelin star. Manuel Martinez worked previously at the world-famous Tour d ‘Argent

- Le Saint James Paris : in the stunning dining room of the city's only chateau-hotel or in its air-balloon-adorned garden, taste the delightful Michelin-starred cuisine of Chef Jean-Luc Rocha, Best Craftsman of France (M.O.F.)

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