What are you up to this weekend (March 23, 24 and 25, 2018) in Paris and in Île de France? Without further ado, check the unmissable events happening this new weekend in Paris!
Fairs and Festivals:
Benjamin Millepied / Maurice Béjart
From February 23 to March 24, 2018, Paris Opéra Bastille houses two ballets by Benjamin Millepied (“Daphnis et Chloé”) and Maurice Béjart (“Boléro”) with the music of French composer Maurice Ravel (1875-1937).
Pina Bausch's Orpheus and Eurydice
After the “Rite of Spring” earlier this season, from March 24, 2018, Palais Garnier gives choreography by German choreographer Pina Bausch pride of place by performing her Orpheus and Eurydice.
This Spring 2018, Editors will stop three times in France. Save the date for Paris: a concert in schedule on Friday March 23, 2018 at the Olympia.
Art and Cultural Exhibitions:
Drawing Fair 2018
The Drawing Fair is back at Paris Palais de la Bourse from March 21 to March 26, 2018. It will welcome galleries specialized in ancient, modern or contemporary drawings and appearing among the most prestigious ones of the field. Over 1000 drawings will be brought together in the historic setting of Palais Brongniart, for your greatest happiness.
Drawing Now, the contemporary drawing fair is back from March 22 to March 25, 2018 at Paris Carreau du Temple for a 12th edition full of surprises.
Margiela, the Hermès Years
From March 22 to September 2, 2018, Paris Musée des Arts Déco will make you relive Hermès Margiela’s year (1997-2003) thanks to a wonderful exhibition! On the occasion, Martin Margiela, who ensures the exhibition artistic direction of the exhibition, selected 120 styles staged by Bob Verhelst.
Margiela / Galliera, 1989-2009
Until July 2018, the huge Belgian fashion designer Martin Margiela is given pride of place at the Palais Galliera. Through the MARGIELA / GALLIERA, 1989-2009 exhibition, the museum of fashion dedicates a retrospective to the designer who has always pushed fashion codes further.
Kupka, pioneer of abstraction
From March 21 to July 30, 2018, Grand Palais devotes a retrospective to Czech artist František Kupka in partnership with Centre Pompidou, Prague Národní Galerie and Helsinki Ateneum Art Museum.
Mary Cassatt, an American Impressionist in Paris
From March 9 to July 23, 2018, the Musée Jacquemart-André dedicates a great retrospective to Mary Cassatt. Alive, she was considered as the greatest American female artist, Mary Cassatt lived for over sixty years in France, often exhibition at the Salon des Impressionnistes… Unfortunately forgotten in France, Mary Cassatt is still considered as a modern artist back in the United States. Here’s a wonderful occasion to rediscover her work!
Bijoux d’artistes at Les Arts Décoratifs
This is an event at Paris Les Arts Décoratifs museum. Come and admire the most beautiful jewels of the 20th century through a very beautiful exhibition running from March 7 to July 1, 2018. All in all, the exhibition gathers about 250 jewels coming straight from Diane Venet’s collection who is a great artist jewels collector considering them like mini works of art!
Musée Maillol returns with Foujita’s production in the roaring twenties for an exhibition running from March 7 to July 15, 2018. For this delightful exhibition, over 100 paintings and watercolor-paintings reveal Foujita’s art in the twenties, his Parisian years!
Tintoretto, birth of a Genius
From March 7 to July 1, 2018, Paris Musée du Luxembourg returns on the birth of a genius, Tintoretto. Through 100 works, step by step, the exhibition reveals the first 15 years of the Venetian painter’s career: flying the nest, catching the attention, observing sculpture, painting women, adorning rooms and sharing a studio!
David Goldblatt retrospective at Centre Pompidou
From February 21 to May 7, 2018, Centre Pompidou offers an exhibition about David Goldblatt’s photographic work. A retrospective about his commitment and the retranscription of a hypersensitive social and political consciousness. The exhibition evolves around several major series of the photographer’s archives, as well as around French collections and the donation to Johannesburg’s Galerie Goodman.
Perfumes of China
From March 9 to August 26, 2018, Paris Musée Cernuschi presents a wonderful exhibition entitled “Parfums de Chine” [Perfumes of China], offering to explore the history of China through smells and from the 3rd century before our era to the 19th century.
Van Gogh, Mondrian, Scheffer, Dutch artists in Paris at Petit Palais
Petit Palais gives pride of place to Van Gogh, Mondrian and all Dutch artists who lived in Paris from 1789 to 1914 in a large exhibition running from February 6 to May 13, 2018. Through 115 works, this exhibition returns on a century of pictorial revolutions led by Dutch painters alongside French artists, intrigued by the City of lights.
Corot, the painter and his model at the Musée Marmottan
From February 8 to July 8, 2018, the Musée Marmottan reveals a hidden facet of Corot’s art, his figures. Exceptionally brought together, over 60 paintings mostly depicting women, a production the painter kept secret comes to tell us more about the impressionist artist’s career.
Daimyo, Lords of War in Japan at Musée Guimet
Musée National des Arts Asiatiques Guimet devotes an exhibition – in partnership with Palais de Tokyo – to Daimyos’ armors and characteristics, these powerful governors who reigned over Japan from the 12th century to the 19th century. A collection of goods to be discovered from February 16 to May 13, 2018.
Discorde, fille de la Nuit at the Palais de Tokyo
The Palais de Tokyo presents its new season for the year to come, called “Discorde, fille de la nuit”. A season full of exhibitions including Neïl Beloufa, George Henry Longly and Marianne Mispelaëre running from February 16 to May 13, 2018.
Sheila Hicks, lifelines at Centre Pompidou
From February 7 to April 30, 2018, Centre Pompidou promotes textile artist Sheila Hicks through an exhibition. For 50 years of creation, Sheila Hicks shook up the codes of art by using varied fabric, wool, linen, cotton, products often reserved for stylists, to create often monumental and always colorful sculptures.
The people of the Valley – Le Peuple de la Vallée
Located in Place du Trocadéro in Paris, the Musée de l’Homme houses, from January 18 to June 30, 2018, an exhibition of Pierre de Vallombreuse photographs. The core of his work: the Palawan ethnic group leaving on a south-western island in the Philippines.
Cédric Grolet's pastries to take away
If you love pastry, I’m sure you’ve heard about Le Meurice pastry chef, Cédric Grolet, famous for his fascinating cakes and his fruit sculptures! While his cakes were only served in Le Meurice restaurants, soon, you’ll be able to amaze your family and friends with his pastries, available to take away. Brace yourself, because you’re going to be mesmerized!
Ground Control at Paris Halle Charolais
Did you miss it? It’s coming back! Ground Control announced to be back in the 12th arrondissement in Paris from February 9, 2018… We imagine that the many lovers of this underground and temporary place – Ground Control – will be in!
Printemps du Goût: the gourmet shopping mall in Paris
From January 10, 2018, Printemps Haussman reveals a new gourmet address: Printemps du Goût. Christophe Michalak, Akrame Benallal and even Gontran Cherrier, this new one and thousand-flavor spot takes over the two last floors of Printemps de l’Homme.
Forget about Barrio Latino and discover Pachamama! Located within walking distance from Place de la Bastille, this Parisian dinner-club hopes to blow you away by offering a very beautiful immersion into the heart of South America.
The best bars, terraces and restaurants in Paris this winter 2018
This winter, some Parisian establishments and hotels decided to offer temporary bars, terraces and even restaurants with hot cocoa for some, cocktails and mulled wine of others and even typical dishes likely to fulfill your taste buds. Sortiraparis invites you to have a round of these winter bars, terraces and restaurants open for the Holidays.
The best unique street food addresses in Paris
Do you like street food? We offer you to discover the greatest street food addresses to be enjoyed on the go, roaming around Paris. Exotic, vegan or based on one product only, these sports will treat you well.
Paris best Speakeasies
You love speakeasies, these hidden bars that take you back in the prohibition area? Yet, a hidden bar means… it’s hidden! Here’s how you can find the best secret bars in Paris.
Vegan restaurants in Paris
Paris is full of vegan addresses that make vegans happy and the trend is not likely to stop here. So, to help you out, here are the best spots where you can confidently enjoy delicious meals.
The best tea salons in Paris
Feel like gathering your friends around a lovely cup of tea (or a tasty coffee) and a delicious pastry? Head to one of our favorite tea salons in Paris to excite your taste buds and spend a delightful moment in the French capital!
The best Coffee Shops in Paris
Coffee lovers unite! Because a coffee break is a ritual shared by many people worldwide, we decided to make you discover the best coffee shops in Paris.
Chez Ajia, it’s the brand-new French-Taiwanese restaurant that opened within walking distance from Saint Paul metro station. A restaurant that is authentic in its cuisine yet modern when it comes to its welcoming decoration and the beauty of the plates. How about eating Taiwanese? Here’s the address you’ve always wanted to know.
Bains du Marais
Bains du Marais, the major address for wellness and wellbeing in Paris looks brand new after a year of embellishment works. This hybrid place that is both a spa and a restaurant tries everything to keep its title of temple of cocooning.
Les Petits Rolls de Paris
Cordons Bleus lovers have found their new place to be! Nestled in Paris 2nd arrondissement, Les Petits Rolls de Paris managed to revisit this major dish we used to eat as children, in the shape of a fried roll, easy to eat in the street. A very warm and friendly restaurant that will delight street-food enthusiasts.
Bar de Biondi
Amigos unite, we’ve found THE spot to make your taste buds travel to South-America! Nestled in Parsi 11th arrondissement, Bar de Biondi is the perfect place to have your belly full of Argentinian tapas served with delicious cocktails for some and a glass of wine for others.
What if we treat ourselves with a beautiful immersion in the land of the Mayas? How about living an incredible culinary getaway in Mexico without leaving Paris? If you’re in, head to the Marais neighborhood and push the doors of Chilam Gastrobar to discover its delicious tacos, acclaimed by the well-considered connoisseurs!
Lovers of tasty Italian cuisine go to Little Nonna, a restaurant in Paris 17th arrondissement that offers recipes taken from the chef Marco Casali’s grand mother’s ancient grimoire. A cuisine likely to please everyone since it’s gluten-free.
The Butchers of Paname
Vegan-eaters, stop reading this article now! In this restaurant nestled on rue de l’Ecole de Médecine, meat is given pride of place! Without forgetting a wonderful selection of wines to perfectly pair with your dish. The atmosphere is very laid-back, the place delicious. Here’s for meat lovers!
Holi Party: the Festival of Colors at Parc de la Villette
To celebrate its 35th anniversary, Paris Parc de la Villette will welcome, on Saturday March 24, 2018, the festival of colors, in partnership with the Indian Embassy. You’re expected from 3 p.m. at the Prairie du Triangle for a Holi Party worthy of this name.
The Harlem Globetrotters
The Harlem Globetrotters will be back very soon in Paris since they will take over the AccorHotels Arena stage on Sunday March 25, 2018. Don’t miss their acrobatic show mixing basketball, comedy and stunts.
Earth Hour, the world’s greatest event for the fight against climate change is back on Saturday March 24, 2018. In Paris, like in some 7,000 cities in 187 countries, emblematic monuments turn off their lights to give Mother Nature pride of place.
Grande Roue de Paris is back
The Grande Roue de Paris is back on the Place de la Concorde. If you have ever come to Paris around the holidays you may have seen this incredible wheel. For the 2017-2018 season the wheel is set up from November 17, 2018 to late May 2018 to offer a unique view of the city of lights.
Star Wars at Disneyland Paris
From January 13 to March 25, 2018, Disneyland Paris invites you to celebrate the return of the Season of the Force in both parks. On the menu: new shows, parades and encounters with the Characters of the Star Wars saga. All in all, not less than 8 intergalactic immersions will make you the heroes of the saga.
The Survival Expo
Sustainable development? Autonomy? Does it ring a bell? It’s normal, these are the major themes of our daily life, and this explains the first Survival Expo held from March 23 to 25, 2018 at the Paris Event Center – Porte de la Villette.
Have a nice weekend!