136 rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 75010 Paris
At Les Arlots, chef Thomas Brachet pays a fine tribute to traditional French cuisine, prepared with delicacy and generosity. As for wine, Tristan Renoux has selected a host of good and clean wines.
55 rue au Maire, 75003 Paris
At CAM, it’s a joyfully messy setting. Scratched walls, old parquet flooring, marble countertop, you feel good there. Behind his glass kitchen, South Korean chef Esu Lee sends Asian cuisine without false notes based on excellent products.
136 rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 75010 Paris
Open kitchen, rough stone wall, formica tables… Billili, little sister of Les Arlots, a wine bar where you can come and taste the dozen dishes to share, or simply taste good natural wines without breaking the bank.
16 rue Jean Mermoz, 75008 Paris
Just a stone’s throw from the Champs-Élysées, Manon Fleury, a former Astrance chef, finally opens the way to a lively, inspired cuisine in an amorphous 8th arrondissement.
8 rue Meissonier, 75017 Paris
For 28 or 36 euros at lunchtime, there is enough to make an exceptional meal in the Wagram district, at Christophe Saintagne’s, in a decor of wood/abrasive Haussmanian stone/light suspended in clouds.
Le Café du Coin
9 rue Camille-Desmoulins, 75011 Paris
Florent Ciccoli and Greg Back have invested in this bistro with its antique tiled floor, copper counter and scraped walls and send stunning dishes to share and hand-picked natural wines.
39/43 rue des Petites Écuries, 75010 Paris
At 39, the tapas bar, at 43, the newly renovated restaurant, where Pierre Touitou and his men in white send punchy plates that are sprinkled with pretty wines to music.
108 rue Amelot, 75011 Paris
The Vertigo team (Jaja, Glou, Du Pain, Bon Vivant…) of Julien Fouin and Ludovic Dardenay transformed the old PasdeLoup, near the Cirque d’Hiver, into Goguette, “cuisine et vins libres”.
28 rue de la Tour d’Auvergne, 75009 Paris
Anne Legrand succeeded Daniel Rose (Spring) and Raphaël Rego (Oka) in this tiny room all in length, with its open micro-cooking and a more than affordable auteur cuisine.
Exhibitions to see
“Yves Saint Laurent: Dreams of the Orient” at the Musée Yves Saint Laurent
The Yves Saint Laurent Museum launches with this show its first temporary exhibition, and an important one as well…”Dreams of the Orient” highlights the creator’s fascination with India, China and Japan. Featuring haute couture designs, prints, and artworks on loan from the Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet and private collectors. The exhibition takes us on a journey, instilling in us the same fascination for the Orient shared by the mythical couturier.
Yves Saint Laurent: Dreams of the Orient
Musée Yves Saint Laurent
Oct 2018 to 27 Jan 2019 // 11 am-7:30 pm
5 Avenue Marceau, 75116 Paris
Michael Jackson On the wall, au Grand Palais
Definitely the most pop exhibition of the Paris season! While Michael Jackson’s influence on music, video, dance and fashion is well established, we know less about the impact of his work on contemporary artists. The Grand Palais showcases art directly inspired by the King of Pop, who served as a muse for many artists from Andy Warhol, to Lorraine O’Grady and Isaac Julie. A powerful tribute to Michael Jackson, who would have turned 60 this year.
Michael Jackson On the Wall
23 Nov 2018 to 14 Feb 2019 // 10am-8pm or 10am-10pm
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris
Cubism at the Centre Pompidou
More than 300 works and documents, 14 sections, dozens of artists… The exhibition devoted to Cubism at the Centre Pompidou offers a very broad approach to this artistic movement dear to its two inventors Braque and Picasso. Presented in chronological fashion, the show invites the visitor to discover all the many aspects of this artistic movement. The first exhibition devoted to Cubism in more than 50 years, the retrospective is one of the main cultural events this winter.
17 Oct 2018 to 25 Feb 2019 // 11 am-9 pm or 11 am-11 pm (Thursday evenings till 11 pm)
Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris
Doisneau and Music, at the Philharmonie de Paris
This winter, the Philharmonie de Paris will trace Robert Doisneau’s journey through the world of music. From brass bands to cabarets, he crossed paths with the jazz musicians and artists of his era, and this most famous Parisian photographer immortalized many of these instances. Listen, because who knows, you may just hear sound emerging from these pictures…
Doisneau and Music
Philharmonie de Paris
4 Dec 2018 to 28 April 2019 // 12 am-6 pm or 10 am-8 pm
221 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris