FESTIVALS & SEASONAL EVENTS 

 

Roland-Garros 2015 Ticket Sales | Now
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.

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: Varies (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.

Taste Festival | May 21 – 24
Grand Palais, Avenue du Général-Eisenhower, 75008 
Metro: Champs-Élysée-Clemenceau (1,13) Invalides (8,13, RER C)
One of the largest food festivals in the world, sponsored by Alain Ducasse and Joel Robuchon, will take over the Grand Palais in Paris for four days only. Prepare yourselves for the tastings of world famous chefs and restaurants setting up behind stands for the hundreds of food experts and gourmets who come to enjoy the gastronomic feast! Savoir Faire Paris can purchase tickets on your behalf in advance. Happy food tasting!

Foire du Trone | Now – May 25
Pelouse de Reuilly, 75012 Paris
Metro: Liberté (8), Porte de Charenton (8, 3a T),  Porte Dorée (8)

Price: 25.90 euros: group pass, 29.90 euros: individual pass
Time: Noon – Midnight, Saturdays: Noon – 1am
One of the biggest fun fairs has arrived in Paris and is here to enjoy until the 25th May. With over 300 rides to offer as well as food stands, game stands and many many more exciting things, this day out can be enjoyed by all! Take the family for an exciting day out and benefit from the reduced rates of a group pass.

Montmartre Dionysia – Fire For Yourself to Burn | May 25 – 30
Montmartre, Paris (2 venues, coming soon)
Montmarte Dionysia is preparing for their 4th English Speaking Theatre Festival to take place this month. Twice a year playwrights, directors, actors, volunteers and theatre-lovers meet for a week to celebrate new theatre. During the festival teas will compete for best place and best actor prizes. Check out the link to find out how to participate and for the full programme.

Paris Beer Week | May 22 – 31
Various Locations
Paris Beer Week is coming to Paris this May for its 2nd edition. The event, which is the first dedicated to craft beer only, has attracted a horde of beer thirsty Parisians. Go and enjoy the best of French and international craft beers in Paris whilst learning about their origins and attending the 100 + events hosted by various bottle shops, breweries, bars and distributers. Pull up a seat and enjoy a pint of beer at beer week. Santé!

We Love Green Festival | May 30 – 31
Parc de Bagatelle 
Route de Sèvres à Neuilly, 75016 Paris
Metro: Porte Maillot (1), Pont de Neuilly (1)
Price: 50 – 75 euros
We Love Green Festival is dedicated to providing entertainment as a music festival, whilst respecting the environment. Their aim is to raise awareness of the environment and to try and influence the behaviour of others to encourage participation in helping the environment. Possibility of buying a single day pass or the 2 day pass. See the link for the music line up! 

 

SHOWS

Cyrano de Bergerac | Now – May 21
Théâtre Michel
38, rue des Mathurins,75008
Metro: Have-Caumartin (9, 3)
Price: 44 euros
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.

A Farewell Dinner | May 17 – June 17
Théâtre Édouard VII
10, place Édouard VII, 75009 Paris
Metro: Opera (3, 7, 8) Madeleine (8, 12, 14) Havre-Caumartin (3,9)

Price: 49 euros, Group: Quote upon request
This excellent comedy coming to the stage on May 17 has received great reviews for it’s original script. The story line based around a final farewell dinner to get rid of old friendships Pierre and Clothilde would really rather not go to, has been  sell-out success since its opening. Savoir Faire Paris can purchase tickets for you in advance for a fun evening at the theatre.

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.

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

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.

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.

Lumière! Inventing Cinema | Now – June 14 
Grand Palais
Avenue du Général-Eisenhower, 75008 
Metro: Champs-Élysée-Clemenceau (1,13) Invalides (8,13, RER C)
Price:  13 euros, Reduced Price: 9 euros
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.

Harry Gruyaert | Now – June 14
Maison Européenne de la Photographie
5/7 Rue de Fourcy, 75004 Paris
Metro: Saint Paul (1) Pont Marie (7)
Price: 8 euros, Reduced: 4.50 euros
Go to see the world through the eyes of Harry Gruyaert in his colour photography series. With a creative dimension, emotional perception and expression of his quest for knowledge and sensuality, the exhibition is powerful and is his first retrospective exhibit.

Gérard Rondeauthe – Edge Of The Shadow | Now – June 14
Maison Européenne de la Photographie
5/7 Rue de Fourcy, 75004 Paris
Metro: Saint Paul (1) Pont Marie (7)
Price: 8 euros, Reduced: 4.50 euros
A black and white photography series shows fragments of stories of contemporary history alongside traces of more ancient history and reflections on what it is like to see and remember. The two elements can be connected or disconnected, which is the inspiration behind this particular body of work.

American Icons | Now – June 22
Grand Palais National Galleries
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris
Metro: Champs-Élysée-Clemenceau (1,13) Invalides (8,13, RER C)
Price: 12 euros, Reduced: 9 euros
The Grand Palais hosts the most emblematic works of the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco during it’s renovation. The Fisher collection, one of the most important collections of the contemporary world of art, will include signed work from artists such as Andy Warhol, Agnes martin and Alexander Calder.

Thomas Leeroy | Now – July 5
Petit Palais
Art Museum, Avenue Winston-Churchill, 75008 Paris
Metro: Champs-Elysées Clémenceau (1, 13) Invalides (13, 8, RER C)

Price: Free
Time: Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 6pm
Le Petit Palais is showcasing the work of a contemporary young Belgium born artist, Thomas Leeroy. His dreamlike sculptures and drawings are deployed in the halls of the permanent collections of the ground garden. Although in a modern setting, his work draws links to ancient art, giving you the chance to enjoy the exhibition as well as understand the meaning behind his inner world.


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 euros, 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.

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.



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