English-speaking Paris

Standup comedy with Reginald D Hunter from "the makem 'shoot you in the ass tour" Monday May 16, 8:30pm. Reginald has been in the UK for just under two decades and in that time he has become one of the UK Comedy industry’s best-known performers.  His work can be brutally honest and is often considered to be ...


Paris C'est Chic

Many guides tout themselves as "insiders" but this one with the best addresses in Paris is the real thing. "Paris C'est Chic" is produced by the "Do It In Paris" website team and published as a printed guide by Parigramme, which specializes in all things Parisian. Organized by neighborhoods with a focus on femme ...


Paris Impressions

A new bilingual book "Paris Impressionniste" illustrated with 100 paintings brings together some of the images of this mythical city many of us carry in our head, such as Camille Pisarro's "Le Pont Royal" or Caillebotte's "Rue de Paris, temps de pluie," or Edouard Manet's legendary "un bar aux Folies Bergere" When ...


Loire Plein Air Painting Workshop

Treat yourself to a week of painting taught by Tom Hughes May 21-28, 2016 while discovering the magical troglodyte village of Trôo. Perched above the river Loire in the northern Loire Valley this remarkable village features unique cave houses dug into the hillside that provide stunning views over the village, river and ...


Best Baguette in Paris 2016

The prize for the best traditional style Baguette in Paris (Grand Prix de la Baguette de Tradition Française de la Ville de Paris) was recently awarded to Mickaël Reydellet and Florian Charles from La Parisienne bakery at 48 rue Madame, Paris 75006.

The word "baguette" was not used to refer to a type of bread until ...


Ceramix Exhibits Ceramic Art

"Ceramix, Art and Ceramics From Rodin to Schutte" is a double exhibition devoted to an overview of modern and contemporary ceramic art taking place in Paris' La Maison Rouge (to June 5, 2016) and Sèvres' Cité de la Céramique Museum (to June 12, 2016). Sevres is the site of the manufacture nationale de Sèvres (operating ...


The only Street in Paris...

Discovering Paris' streets and neighborhoods is one of the pleasures of living here.  A new book by veteran expat  Elaine Sciolino is a delightful and beguiling look at life on a Rue de Martyrs, located in Paris' charming 9th arrondissement.

Sciolino invites us on a tour of her favorite Parisian street. "I can never be ...


Helena Almeida Corpus

Contemporary artist Helena Almeida is featured with a retrospective exhibition "Corpus" at the Jeu de Paume (to May 22, 2016).  Although not well-known in France, Almeda is considered a major figure among contemporary Portuguese artists. "Corpus" presents an ensemble of works—painting, photography, video and ...


Paris Fringe Theater Festival

The first edition of the Paris Fringe takes place from Monday, May 23 to Sunday, May 29, 2016 at Les Feux de la Rampe theatre (34 Rue Richer, 75009 Paris) and surrounding venues in Paris' 9th arrondissement. The festival features both international work and France-based companies with a focus on innovative approaches ...


Land of Ice Revisited

Michel Rawicki's  large  color  landscape photographs "L'Appel du Froid" are exhibited on the fence surrounding the Jardin du Luxembourg (until July 17, 2016). The photos of such places as Greenland, Canada, the Arctic and Antarctica— with informative captions and maps— are an invitation to contemplate the land of ice ...


Mystical France

"A Guide to Mystical France, " is a magical mystery tour of the sacred sites of France from prehistoric cave paintings to majestic Gothic cathedrals to the secrets of the Knights Templar. This well-researched thoughtful book, written by British-born writer-photographer Nick Inman (who now lives in southwest France) is ...


Shaman Paris Exhibition

Shamanism has a long tradition going back thousands of years in Ecuador. Indeed people still visit the country today seeking out contemporary Shamans in such towns as Iluman where "curanderos" provide spirit cleansing. An exhibition of figurines, ceramics, instruments and various artifacts at Paris Musée Quai Branly ...


Francois Kollar, a Working Eye

The Jeu de Paume hosts a retrospective of Francois Kollar's photographs  (to May 22). Although little known outside the photo cognoscenti Kollar was among the most innovative and experimental of France's commercial photographers during the 30's and 40's. Considered a French photographer Kollar— like many other ...


Fashion Forward in Paris

‟Fashion Forward, 3 Centuries of Fashion (1715-2016)” at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs brings together 300 items of men’s, women’s and children’s fashion from the 18th century to today, selected from the museum’s collections to provide a  chronological overview (to August 14, 2016).

France has long been associated with ...


Amadeo De Souzza-Cardoso Revisited

The Grand Palais revisits a meteoric Portuguese Modern artist with a rare retrospective of his work (to July 18, 2016). There are few more surprising examples of a major 20th century artist who has fallen into obscurity than Amadeo De  Souzza-Cardoso (1887-1918). After his death, his work remained almost unknown ...


France Bans Supermarket Food Wastes

Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — gets lost or wasted, according to a United Nations commissioned study.  France is the first country in the world to make it illegal for large stores to throw away or destroy unsold food. France has ...


Jan Dibbets On Another Photogaphy

"The camera's time is over " Jan Dibbets opined recently at the opening of the exhibition "Pandora's Box, On Another Photography," he curated at the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (to July 17, 2016). Dibbets, a renowned conceptual photographer-artist gained attention with his "Perspective Corrections" in the ...


Unbearable Lightness Exhibited in Paris

Centre Pompidou hosts an exhibition devoted to 80's photography. Heterogeneous, elusive, fantastical, simultaneously light-hearted and serious, the Eighties were rife with contrasts and paradoxes. The exhibition "Unbearable Lightness 1980's Photography, Film" focuses on a genre of "fabricated" image making that emerged ...


Albert Marquet's Timeless Paintings

The Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris pays homage to French painter Albert Marquet with a monographic exhibition  "Albert Marquet, Peintre du Temps Suspendu " including over one hundred paintings and drawings (to August 21, 2016).  Although his paintings reflect the currents of his time —Post-Impressionism, ...


Portrait of an Artist as a Young Woman

The Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris revisits German painter Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876-1907) with a monographic exhibition of her work (to August 21, 2016).  Little known to the general public, she is nonetheless a major modern art figure and an important representative of early Expressionism. Despite a ...

  

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