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Exhibitions

The Fondation Louis Vuitton presents Le monde nouveau de Charlotte Perriand, a leading figure of the 20th century design. The exhibition, presenting reconstitutions, pays a tribute to this architect whose work explored the links between art, architecture and design. Until February 24th.

At the Centre Pompidou, follow the pathway of some 50 works by Christian Boltanski. The exhibition Faire son temps questions on what remains after death, a macabre subject with which this major contemporary French artist deals with humor! Until March 16th.

The Musée du Quai Branly pays a special tribute to Helena Rubinstein. 60 works show her passion for non-Western arts that fascinated her with their character and the intensity of their expression. Until June 28th.

Barbara Hepworth is one of the key figures of the British sculpture of the 20th century and her works are presented at the Musée Rodin. On the search of a new aesthetics, she favored the dialogue of shapes and volumes. Until March 22nd.

Pierre Soulages just turned 100! To celebrate, the Louvre is dedicating an exceptional retrospective to him until March 9th. Get inspired by “Outrenoir” (Beyond Black), the practice of one of the world’s greatest living artists.

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Show / Opera / Ballet

The Cirque d’Hiver Bouglione’s winter show “Défi” is programmed until March 15th and will bring sparkles to your eyes. Clowns, jugglers, acrobats, some animals and a plane are announced for our greatest delight.

The Opera Bastille also shows two masterpieces which will be played alternatively: the Barber of Seville by Rossini (until February 12th) and Hoffman’s tales by Offenbach (until February 14th).

A trio of ballets by George Balanchine is planned at the Opera Bastille. Sérénade, Concerto Barocco and Les Quatre Tempéraments are three choreographies of pure dance in which bodies vibrate like the instruments of an orchestra. Until April 1st.

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Dining Out

Selection of the month :

La Fontaine Gaillon has a new Chef, Marc Veyrat ! He will delight you with the foie gras and fish rillettes; frogs flavoured with liquorice; « crystallized » scallops; roasted Alps lamb with thyme and for dessert a chartreuse baba. Count between 75 and 95 Euro. Closed on Sundays and for lunch on Saturdays. 1 rue de la Michodière, 2nd.

Ogata offers you a delicious Japanese cuisine and refined dishes such as little bites in a bento; a tamago yagi (Japanese omelet like a « mille feuilles ») and a matcha blancmange for dessert. Menus between 45 and 130 Euro. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Online reservation only. 16 rue Debelleyme, 3rd.

The Comptoir des Fables revisits French traditional cuisine in tapas style: whelks and celery with wazabi, Cremone octopus, foie gras, mushrooms ravioli, cassoulet and for dessert, a praline brioche or a savarin cake. Count between 8 and 10 Euro the small plate. Open every day. 112 Rue Saint-Dominique, 7th.

The Michelin Guide revealed the new awarded restaurants!

Here’s a short Parisian selection:

- The Chef Kei Kobayashi of the Kei restaurant gets his 3rd 5 Rue Coq HĂ©ron, 1st.

- The Pavillon Ledoyen with Yannick Alléno now gathers 3 Michelin-star-awarded restaurants: the 3-star restaurant Alléno-Paris, but also the Abysse, which has just received its second star and Pavyllon its first. Carré des Champs-Elysées – 8, avenue Dutuit, 8th.

- The Atelier Joël Robuchon-Etoile received its 2nd 133 Avenue des Champs-Élysées, 8th.

- David Bizet of Taillevent received a 2nd star as well. 15 rue Lamennais, Paris, 8th.

Our favourite addresses :

Traditional

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

More upscale

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

Modern

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

More upscale

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

Haute cuisine

- Saint James Paris : the most romantic address of Paris in the city’s only château-hotel! You will enjoy a refined French cuisine imagined by the young Chef Adrien Brunet.

- 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.

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