FESTIVALS & SEASONAL EVENTS 

 

Roland-Garros 2015 Ticket Sales | March 11
Order Tickets Online or through us at Savoir Faire Paris
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.

Salon du Livre/Paris Book Fair, Brazil | March 20-23
Paris Porte de Versailles
1 Place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015
METRO: Porte de Versailles (12)
Adult: 12 euro, Under 18: Free
The Salon du Livre is an annual book fair that that features new literature of various genres. Each year, it honors the work of one country, and this year’s honoree is Brazil. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves with Brazilian literary culture, as well as works from authors from all corners of the globe.

Les Femmes s’en Mêlent | March 1 – April 1
Various locations (see link)
Price varies depending on which show (see link)
The Women Get Involved festival celebrates the independent women music scene and has done for several years now through concerts from international artists which take place in difference cities in France. There are many different events going on over the course of the month which will offer various styles of music; rock, pop, folk, electro, hip-hop etc.  Musicians from all over the world will be performing at various locations around Paris. We can help book the tickets for you, should you be interested in any of the concerts going on, just let us know!

Art Paris at Le Grand Palais | March 26 – March 29
Grand Palais
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008
Metro: Champs-Élysées-Clemenceau (1, 13)

Adult: 22 euros, Student: 12 euros
One of the most important spring events for the art market in Paris, and will also be open to the general public. Art Paris brings together over 120 international galleries focusing on design, modern and contemporary at the Grand Palais.

Foire du Trône Funfair | March 27 – May 25
Pelouse de Reuilly 
Boise de Vincennes, 75012
Metro: Porte de Charenton (8)

Price: 25.90-29.90 euro
One of the oldest funfairs in France, the Foire du Trône dates back to the year 957 where it was primarily an open-air market. Today, the fair boasts over 350 attractions with over 1,400 workers and is considered the most popular funfair in France for visitors of all ages.

 

SHOWS

 

Flamenco Art Biennial | March 5 – March 22

Théâtre National de Chaillot 
1 Place du Trocadéro, 75016
Metro: Trocadéro (6, 9)
Price: 35 euros, 18-27 years: 13 euros, 65 years +: 27 euros
An event for the Andalusians’ desire to conquer new stages and continue an objective of Unesco: establishing flamenco in humanity. This year the public will rediscover new young talents as well as established artists who will bring to the stage a great flamenco gala.

Die Miestersinger von Nürnberg | Now – March 31
Opéra Bastille
Place de la Bastille, 75012
METRO: Bastille (1, 5, 8)
Price: 5-231 euro
Being performed for the first time at the Paris Opera for over 50 years, this opera of 3 acts and seven scenes features the music of the late Richard Wagner. One of Wagner’s final comedies, it brings to light the symbiotic relationship between change and tradition, which Wagner uses to express his unique thought process.

Around the World in 80 Days | Now – April 4
Théâtre du Splendid
48, rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin – 75010
Price: 29-49 euro
Around the world in 80 days is is based on Jules Verne’s famous 1872 novel, which in its great success has seen a number of film and theatrical adaptations, produced all over the world. It is well known to English speakers due to the English translation of the book and also the film Around the World in 80 Days starring Jackie Chan and Steve Coogan. The performance is subtitled in English on Thursdays & Fridays by Theatre in Paris.

Swan Lake | Now – April 9
Opéra Bastille
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. 

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
Théâtre Michel
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
Théâtre Mogador 
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.

Roméo et Juliette | March 19 – April 16
Opéra Bastille 
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 New York Comedy Night | Every Friday at 9:30pm
SoGymnase
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

 

Dali’s Wall | Now – March 15
Espace Dali, 11 Rue Poulbot, 75018
METRO: Abbesses (12)
The Espace Dali is introducing an exciting mix to their surrealist focus; street art. Twenty street artists have been invited to take over the space to imagine and create a “meeting” with the celebrated surrealist master, Salvador Dali. Just as the tigers broke free from their cage in the masterpiece, “One Second Before Awakening from a Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranate”, Parisians and fans of all kind are anticipated go wild at the spark between the suburban and surreal art.

Paris Magnum | Now – March 28
Hôtel de Ville
5 Rue Lobau Paris, 75004
METRO: Hôtel de Ville (1,11)
Free Entry
Hôtel de Ville is featuring a free photography exhibition showing the prints and slides of the legendary Magnum photo agency. The presentation ranges from newer photographs, to older iconic ones including Richard Kalvar’s “Paris in Solitude”. See Paris through Magnum photography’s eyes and view their fascinating work portraying the life of Paris over the last 80 years. Founded in 1947, one of the founders of Magnum photo agency, Bresson, once described it this way: “Magnum is a community of thought, a shared human quality, a curiosity about what is going on in the world, a respect for what is going on and a desire to transcribe it visually.”

Jeff Koons at Centre Pompidou | Now – April 27th
Centre Pompidou 
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
Palais Galliera 
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
Musée Rodin
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 | March 3 – 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.

The Real Tudors | March 18 – 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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