In the footsteps of our concierge…
Let me propose you two charming and little-known places to have a drink in Paris after Première Vision, either before or after dinner.
3, rue Victor Massé – 75009 Paris, Tel : 01 48 78 55 60
A genuine Pigalle bistro, right out of a French gangster film from the ’60s. A big counter and Gilles Grangier-style furniture. Dinner menu: 36 €.
Autour d’un verre
21, rue de Trévise – 75009 Paris, Tel : 01 48 24 43 74
A former hair salon redesigned as a restaurant. Decor includes vintage school chairs and a big mirror on the wall. Open kitchen. One of the best “oeufs mayonnaise” in Paris. Robust organic wines. Around 40 € per person.
9, rue des quatre vents – 75006 Paris, Tel : 01 43 54 99 30
Time has come to a stop in this small, almost private eatery in the 6th arrondissement. The extraordinary, barely smoked organic salmon alone is worth the trip. High-quality yet simple fare.
Le bon Saint Pourcain
10, rue Servandoni – 75006 Paris, Tel : 01 42 01 78 24
Hidden behind the Place Saint Sulpice, on an almost pedestrian street, with a nicely tidy dining room, red benches, white tablecloths, and a mosaic floor. The Chef has worked at major Paris dining establishments, and proposes carefully prepared bistro cuisine.
86, rue des archives – 75003 Paris, Tel : 06 47 87 96 98
A former chef at Ducasse offers up a colourful cuisine in a pared-down decor, with brushed cement walls. A narrowly curated but very well executed menu.
32, rue Saint Maur – 75011 Paris, Tel : 01 55 28 51 82
Two sisters run this bistro, mostly for travellers. Their specialties are soft-boiled eggs and roasted chicken served with real, crunchy green peas. Very nice wine cellar and easy on the wallet price: 25 € dinner menu.
8, rue Meissonier – 75017 Paris, Tel : 01 56 79 81 88
The surprise of the new year. A young 32-year-old chef, formerly at the Plaza Athénée (Alain Ducasse), serves up inspired cooking, but knows how to keep it simple in uproariously sound creations. An upscale bistro without any false notes. Price: 50-70 € per person.
Our favourite: Ellsworth
34, rue de Richelieu – 75001 Paris, Tel : 01 42 60 59 66
A sit-down restaurant in Paris with a “Seattle street food” feel. A long corridor bursting with ambiance, a cuisine bathed in light freshness and a dash of cleverness. The rice pudding alone is worth the trip. You won’t feel stuffed even at the end of a full meal.
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