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Exhibitions

Rubens - Royal portraits settles at the Musée du Luxembourg until January 14th and immerses us in the diplomatic intrigues of the 17th century. Through the works of the most famous painter of his time, the exhibition retraces Marie de Medicis’ history, her origins, her influence but also her alliances.

Fortuny, a Spaniard in Venice. Mariano Fortuny is honoured by The Palais Galliera. Through over a hundred Fortuny's workpieces, especially coming from the Museo Fortuny in Venice as he was a Venetian by adoption, the exposition reveals the full diversity of his inspiration and inventiveness (engraving, photography, furniture, lighting design …). A retrospective focused on timeless elegance. Until January 7th.

Until January 21st, the Musée du Jeu de Paume pays tribute to two artists: Albert Renger-Patzsch, one of the most important and influential figures in the history of the 20th-century photography, with his documentary style, and Ali Kazma who, through his videos, creates works that add to the complexity and enigma of the world, leading us to consider the ability of mankind to change it.

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Opera

With Falstaff, at the Opéra Bastille, Giuseppe Verdi delivers the testimony of a life approaching its end which moral would be: “life is but a joke”. This indefinable comedy, tinged with pessimism, defies all the conventions of 19th-century-Italian opera and shows the passion Verdi had for the theatre. Until November 16th.

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Dining Out

Following the success of his “Spoon”, Alain Ducasse renews the concept with Spoon 2, in place of the Terroir Parisien by Alléno. A lovely decor by J.M. Wilmotte and a cuisine combining culinary delights from all around the world: Coconut milk cod, mango; Zahtar shoulder of lamb, yogurt/coriander; Tandoori chicken; Matcha tea chiffon cake, sencha ice cream. An amazing journey full of flavors! Lunch menu (bento) at 32 Euro. Count 40 to 90 Euro à la carte. Closed on Sundays. Palais Brongniart – 28 place de la Bourse, 2nd.

Yoshinori – A new address for the Japanese Chef Yoshinori Morie offering a revisited French cuisine with, among others: half-cooked saurel and roots; loin of pork, Kalamata olives; dark chocolate, buckwheat seeds, “reine des prés” ice-cream… Lunch menus at 35 or 45 Euro. Dinner menu at 70 Euro. Closed on Mondays and Saturdays for lunch and Sundays. 18 rue Grégoire-de-Tours, 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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