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Exhibitions

The musée de l’Orangerie is exposing the private collection of a Japanese business man, Shojiro Ishibashi. The exhibition Chefs-d’oeuvre du Bridgestone Museum of Art de Tokyo, Collection Ishibashi Foundation gathers major works of art from Monet, Picasso, Cézanne or even Shiraga. Until August 22nd.

Discover our world at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle. For its 125 years anniversary, the famous magazine National Geographic presents The Legend. This exhibition unveils more than a century of wonderful pictures from the deepest and unowned places on Earth to the new astronomical discoveries, through the animal world to human pain. Until September 18th.

The Musée National Eugène-Delacroix opens the doors of the last workshop of the famous artist Eugène Delacroix. Maurice Denis was truly dedicated to this artist and desperately wanted to keep this special workshop as it was, so he decided to turn it into a museum. This is the first exhibition which highlights and analyses Delacroix’s works of art. Until August 28th.

Enjoy the summer time season to get away at the Château de Versailles! Every Saturday night enjoy a 2.5-hour walk in the gardens during the Great Water Show. It demonstrates the know- how of the hydrant men of the 17th century with beautiful musical and lighting sceneries and of course it ends majestically with fireworks. Until September 16th.

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Concerts and ballets

This year again La Seine Musicale welcomes the festival Les Etés de la Danse. Alvin Ailey and his 34 dancers will present you classical and contemporary ballets coming straight from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Until July 22nd

During your Parisian summer evening, treat yourself with a musical getaway. Almost every night the Sainte Chapelle invites you to a classical music concert. Until October 6th.

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Dining Out

In the spotlight :

Raphaël Rego, the chef of the Maloka Fogo e Brasa restaurant, has decided to move to the 5th district. In his new restaurant the Oka, the chef will make you discover a mix between French and Brazilian cuisine with crunchy pig's trotter and lemon caviar or with a manioc millefeuille. Menus are offered between 35 and 75 Euro. Closed on Saturdays and Sundays. 1 rue Berthollet, 5th.

A new Italian restaurant has opened on Mabillon street in the centre of Saint-Germain-des-Prés: Marcello. The Vaconsin sisters serve, on their beautiful terrace, clam taglioni or arancini rice flavoured with black truffles and to finish an ice cream sandwich or a red fruit panna cotta. Count between 30 and 60 Euro per person. Open every day. 8 Rue Mabillon, 6th.

Always recommended :

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 years 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 close to Notre Dame

Haute cuisine :

- Saint James Paris : in the dining room or the gardens of PAris' only chateau-hotel, discover the generously refined creations of the famous Chef Jean-Luc Rocha

- Le Relais Louis XIII, a medieval house of the 17th century rated one Michelin star with Chef Manuel Martinez.

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