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February Events in Paris: Paris Face Cachée, Jamie XX, Les Jeudis Arty & More

We round up our favorite February happenings around Paris.

Les Jeudis Arty

Love (and rain) are in the air in Paris these days. Aside from Valentine’s Day festivities with your cheri(e), here are our favorite events around Paris this month:

HOPUP D’HIVER I, the winter pop-up meal series from Les Dîners Bons, is happening this week. Three meals – dinners Thursday and Friday nights and brunch Saturday morning – will feature three chefs and three brasseurs who will create seasonal meal-beer pairings for just 21eur for three courses.

We round up our favorite February happenings around Paris.

Les Dîners Bons

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City Life vs Country Life

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HiP Paris blog, January Events, Isabelle Bonte

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