Relais Christine - Surroundings


The Musée d'Orsay pays special tribute to Edgar Degas for the centenary of his passing, with an exhibition based on the widely unknown book by the writer, poet and thinker Paul Valéry: Degas Danse Dessin. A retrospective of Valéry’s essay extracts and of the graphic works, paintings and sculptures of Degas, focusing on the friendship of the artist and the writer. Until February 25th.

Until February 11th, the Musée National Picasso recounts, through the exhibition Picasso 1932, the painter’s life during a full year of creations. The museum invites you to follow Picasso’s path day after day to understand both his creative process and his personal life in 1932.

On a 1000 sqm. area and in some of the Monnaie de Paris’ courtyards, 39 female artists of the 20th and 21st centuries have been reunited in Women House, an exhibition taking up the complex subject of women and the domestic spaces from 1930 to the present day, between confinement and liberation, and finally placing them at the center of a history from which they were absent . Until January 28th.

At the Musée de l’Orangerie, Dada Africa is an exhibition bringing together African, Native American and Asian works alongside those of the Dadaists - Hanna Höch, Jean Arp, Man Ray and many others. It shows how this social art rejecting the traditional values of civilization appropriated the cultural forms of non-western societies. Until February 19th.

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Relais Christine - Surroundings


Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera is given at the Bastille Opera. The governor of Boston, Riccardo, and his lover Amelia, who is married, must give up their love. Renato, the faithful husband of Amelia and an adviser to Riccardo, feels flouted. Between tragedy and vaudeville, happiness and despair, the heroes torn between aspirations and duty will drop their mask during this ball and reveal their inner selves.

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Dining Out

Le Yacht Club – Old mosaic tiles, plants and turquoise benches characterize this chic brasserie where one can savor: crusty squid, razor shells a la plancha, gnocchi al pesto with parmigiana sauce, lemon tart with basil Chantilly cream… not to forget cocktails: Gin To’ Yacht Club, Spritz XXL, Sex on the Beach… Count 50 to 70 Euro, Sunday brunch at 35 Euro. Open daily from noon to 2:00am (5:00pm on Sundays). 8 Rue Saint-Lazare, 9th.

The large yet cozy luxury brasserie le Café Pouchkine blends tearoom, restaurant and pastry chop with a counter. Patrick Pailler, executive chef and Nina Métayer, chef of sweet creations, offer: Stroganoff beef and mashed potatoes, Ivan the Terrible burger, the famous Bortsch soup, Piroshki, Napoleon millefeuille and hot chocolate… Mon. through Sat. from 7:30am to 11:00pm, Sun. 10:00am to 6:00pm. 16 Place de la Madeleine, 8th.

Discover or rediscover the famous Hiramatsu and its menu in seven services with a delicious Japan-inspired French cuisine. Only for dinner, at 90 Euro drinks excluded, from 7:00pm to 9:30pm. Closed Sat. and Sun. 52, rue de Longchamp, 16th.

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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