FESTIVALS & SEASONAL EVENTS
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Ticket sales to the public begin on March 11th and Savoir Faire Paris can purchase tickets on your behalf. The final spout of sales begin on 13th May, this is the date where you are able to find last minute offers. We are more than happy to order the tickets for you, so if you are interested and looking to get tickets please let us know by Friday March 6th and we can organise that for you.
Festival Les Nuits Claires | April 1-2
Palais de Tokyo
Avenue du Président Wilson, 75016
Metro: Iéna (9) Trocadéro (6,9)
Price: 20 euro
Popular magazine Marie Claire believes that music is a language of its own and has organized its first music festival in the heart of Paris. This exciting event, with a focus on contemporary music, takes place at the Palais de Tokyo where guests can sing and dance the night away.
Easter Egg Hunt : Champ-de-Mars | April 5
2 Allée Adrienne Lecouvreur, 75007
01 53 41 39 39
Metro: École Militaire (8) Saint-François-Xavier (13)
Price: 5-20 euro
This hunt, sponsored by Secours Populaire, takes place this year on the Champ-de-Mars. A “passport,” available for purchase at the entrance, allows children ages 3-10 access to the egg-hunt area as well as the Village where they can participate in other fun activities, such as dance, make-up, and sports. The eggs can then be exchanged for chocolate treats.
Easter Egg Hunt : Hard Rock Café Paris | April 5
14 Boulevard Montmartre, 75009
01 53 24 60 00
Metro: Richelieu Drouot (8,9) Grands Boulevards (8,9)
Price: Adults 35 euro, Children 15 euro
The Hard Rock Café offers children, accompanied by their parents, the opportunity to celebrate Easter within the café. In addition to the Easter Egg Hunt, each child receives a balloon animal and can participate in other activities, such as make-up, drawing, and a magic show. Reservations are necessary.
Easter Egg Hunt : Hippodrome de Saint-Cloud | April 5
1 Rue du Camp Canadien,
Metro: Boulogne Pont de Saint-Cloud (10) Boulogne Jean Jaurés (10)
Price: Adults 5 euro, Free -18 years
The sponsors of this event, France Galop, have hidden over 10,000 chocolate eggs throughout the racecourse. Among the 10,000 chocolate eggs, there are 10 “magic” eggs that serve as vouchers for prizes such as plush horses, a guided tour of the racecourse and tablet computers.
Easter Egg Hunt : Musée de Montmartre | April 5-6
12 Rue Cortot, 75018
01 49 25 89 41
Metro: Lamarck-Caulencourt (12) Abbesses (2,12)
Price: Children 10-12 years: 5.50 euro, Free -10 years
For this egg hunt, children from 2-12 must find 6 different-colored eggs in the Musée de Montmartre’s Jardins Renoir. Once all 6 eggs are found, participants can exchange them for chocolate and other sweet treats.
Super Barquette Street Food Festival | April 17, 18 & 19
Wanderlust 32 Quai d’Austerlitz, 75013
Metro: Gare D’Austerlitz (5, 10) Gare Du Lyon (1, 14) Quai de la Gare (6)
Price: 1 day pass : 5 euros, 3 day pass: 10 euros, Entry on the day: 2-7 euros
Time: Friday : 6pm-11pm, Saturday: 12 – 11pm, Sunday: 12 – 5pm
Super Barquette brings together the best street food in Paris to one single place – Wanderlust. With the delights of Holybelly, Death by Burrito, Miznon and Bob’s bake shop to name a few, you will be spoilt for choice. Prepare your bellies for a weekend full of quality and delicious food!
Villette Street Festival 2015 | May 4 – 17
Grande Halle de la Villette, Parc de la Villette, 75019
Metro: Porte de Pantin (5)
Price: Varies (see program in link)
Time: Vaires (see program in link)
The Villette Street Festival returns this year for it’s second edition. Expect music, art, dance, expositions and much more with a running theme of urban culture in France! The Festival begins May 4th and lasts for 2 weeks with many different acts taking to the stage. Check out the program in the link above to find out what’s happening.
Swan Lake | Now – April 9
Place de la Bastille, 75012
METRO: Bastille (1, 5, 8)
Price: 5-130 euro
Tchaikovsky’s first ballet is brought to life by the Opéra Bastille where the old Nordic tale of enchanted swan girls is explored through dance.The performance lasts 2 hours and 45 minutes with one intermission and features the choreography of Rudolf Noureev, whose work is also displayed in the Opéra Bastille’s Roméo et Juliette.
Roméo et Juliette | Now – April 16
Place de la Bastille, 75012
METRO: Bastille (1, 5, 8)
Price: 5-150 euro
Featuring the choreography of Rudolf Noureev, this is the ballet adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. The three-hour-long performance in three acts takes spectators back to the Elizabethan era with symbolic use of color and intricate scenery and costumes inspired by the Italian Renaissance.
The Marriage of Figaro| Now – April 19
Théâtre le Ranelagh
5, rue des Vignes,75016
METRO: Ranelagh (9)
Price: 29-44 euro
Join the theatre company Les Nomadesques in their adaptation of one of the most performed theatrical pieces in the world. The story features Figaro, valet to the Count Almaviva, who is about to marry the Countess’s maid, Suzanne. The chaos begins to unfold as the Count, who is also in love with Suzanne, tries to ruin the young couple’s wedding plans and the Countess, jealous of her husbands wandering eye, decides to teach him a lesson. The performance takes spectators through an action-packed day full of humor and wit and is subtitled in English by Theatre in Paris.
Cyrano de Bergerac | Now – May 21
38, rue des Mathurins,75008
Price: 44 euro
Step into the romantic world of Cyrano de Bergerac. Our swashbuckling hero, Cyrano, complete with his famously-prominent nose, fights against the odds and reveals himself to be just as effective with the sword as he is with his words. He falls madly in love with his cousin, Roxane, only to find out that she loves another. Christian, a headstrong young soldier, as handsome as Cyrano is ugly, as dim-witted as Cyrano is sharp, has also fallen in love with Roxane. The performance is subtitled in English by Theatre in Paris.
Le Bal des Vampires | Now – July 5
25 rue de Mogador, 750009
METRO: Trinité-l’Estienne d’Orves (12)
Price: 29-199 euro
This rock-musical experience directed by Roman Polanski puts a spin on the popular vampire theme. Set in Transylvania, the story follows a pair of scholars who set out to prove the existence of vampires. A combination of comedy and horror, this show is sure to be a treat!
Olivier Giraud, How to Become a Parisian in One Hour | Now – December 31
Théâtre des Nouveautés
24 Boulevard Poissonière, 75009
METRO: Grands Boulevards (8,9)
Price: 24-37 euro
Olivier Giraud, who has worked in both America and France, highlights the differences between French and American culture in this hour-long comedy show. Performed in English, spectators from all backgrounds are able to gain cultural insight into the Parisian way of life.
The New York Comedy Night | Every Friday at 9:30pm
38 Boulevard Bonne Nouvelle
METRO: Bonne Nouvelle (8, 9)
Sebastian Marx in as American Expat living in Paris. He is a standup comedian and can perform in both English and French. He hosts weekly comedy nights featuring the best of English stand up comedy in Paris, with line ups of international and local comedians. Every so often he has an international headliner who is passing through Paris. Be sure to have a night filled of unforgettable laughter and feel at home amongst the English speakers.
ART & EXHIBITIONS
Jeff Koons at Centre Pompidou | Now – April 27th
Place-Georges Pompidou, 75004
METRO: Rambuteau (11), Châtelet (1,4,7,11,14)
Contemporary American artist Jeff Koons, is one of todays most controversial artists. The Centre Pompidou is exhibiting his kitsch, fluorescent and shiny artwork including his iconic Rabbit. The exhibition takes a look at the pat 35 years of Jeff Koons’ creations in chronological order.
American Encounters: The Simple Pleasures of Still Life | Now – April 27th
Musée du Louvre
Musée du Louvre, 75001
METRO: Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre (1,7)
This exhibition, which is the fourth and final installment of the “American Encounters” series, explores the history and impact of American painters. Focusing on the emergence of still life in the United States, the exhibition highlights the celebrated 19th century painters within this domain, such as Raphaelle Peale and Martin Johnson Heade, and touches on the Civil War’s significant impact on American art.
In the Time of Klimt: The Vienna Secession | Now – June 2015
Pinacothèque de Paris
28 Place de la Madeleine, 75008
METRO: Madeleine (8,12,14)
Adult: 8 euros, Reduced: 6.5 euros
Explore the Viennese Secessionist movement, an Art Nouveau style that paved the way for Expressionism. The Pinacothèque offers a collection of late 19th century Viennese art, focusing on the highly celebrated works of the father of Secessionism, Gustav Klimt.
Jean Lanvin Exhibition | Now – August 2015
Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris
10 Avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie, 75116
METRO: Iena (9) Alma-Marceau (9)
Adult: 8 euros, Reduced: 6 euros
The Palais Galliera offers a rare look into the life of Jean Lanvin, founder of the oldest fashion house still in existence. Lanvin rose to fame in 1908 after debuting her first children’s line and became one of the most prolific designers of her time. The exhibition features Lanvin’s iconic pieces from the Palais Galliera’s collection, as well as Lanvin’s personal collection.
INSIDE | Now – November 2015
Palais de Tokyo
13 Avenue President Wilson, 75116
METRO: Iena (9) Alma-Marceau (9)
Adult: 10 euros, Reduced: 8 euros, Under 18: Free
Countless artists and the group NUMEN \ FOR USE have worked on this interactive work of art suspending within the walls of Palais de Toyko. This “space metaphor” allows visitors to crawl above two levels of the inner building in saran-wrap like tubes. The artists of his one of a kind exhibition hopes to “lead us to the skin of our most secret thoughts”. For children and adults alike, this work of arts adds for an one-of-a-kind experience.
The Laboratory of Creation | Now – November 27
79 Rue de Varenne, 75007
Metro: Varenne, Invalides (13)
Adult: 11 euros, Concessions: 8.50 euros, 18-25 and below 18: Free.
The exhibition Rodin: the Laboratory of Creation showcases a unique selection of some 150 plaster and terracotta works, many of which have never been seen before. These pieces of art will illustrate the progress of the sculptor’s extraordinary career. Visitors will be shown the creative process and gain insight into Rodin’s way of thinking, the paths he followed, the troubles he encountered and his journey towards success.
David Bowie Is | Now – May 31
Philharmonie de Paris
221 Avenue Jean Jaurés, 75019
METRO: Porte de Pantin (5)
Price: 14 euro
With over 300 pieces in a variety of mediums from Bowie’s outrageous costumes to mind-bending music videos, this exhibition pays homage to the life and career of this iconic pop legend.
Lumière! Inventing Cinema | Now – June 14
Avenue du Général-Eisenhower, 75008
METRO: Champs-Élysée-Clemenceau (1,13) Invalides (8,13, RER C)
Price: 13 euro, Reduced Price: 9
This exhibition, in honor of the 120th anniversary of the Cinématograph, celebrates the Louis and Auguste Lumière who were key players in the development of film. Visitors learn about some of their key inventions in the history of film, as well as their significant impact on the industry as a whole.
The Real Tudors | Now – July 19
Musée de Luxembourg
19, rue de Vaugirard, 75006
METRO: Saint-Sulpice (4) Mabillon (10)
Adult: 12 euros, Reduced: 7.50 euro, Under 16: Free
One of the two annual exhibitions featured at the Musée de Luxembourg, The Real Tudors gives visitors a glimpse into the lives of one of the most influential families in the the history of France. Presented by the Réunion des Musées Nationaux and the Grand Palais, this exhibit focuses on the relation between art and power and how these two concepts have contributed to the history and legacy of Paris.
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