Arts

A Paris Collage by Evan Robertson

Having lived in Paris, our friend Nichole and her husband Evan have serious skills when it comes to capturing the aesthetic details that make this city so gorgeous. For Christmas this year, Evan gave Nichole an illustration he had done of the main Rose Window at Notre Dame. One illustration led to others (in other […]
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French Interior Design Showcased at Pompidou Centre, December 16 – February 1, 2010

Images Courtesy of VIA.fr Not that there is any shortage of exciting things to do in Paris in December and January, but the Pompidou Centre has just teamed up with VIA to put on a stellar exhibit featuring some of France’s most influential ...read more
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Nov 18-24: the Environmental Film Festival at La Pagode

The 27th International Festival for Environmental Film runs from November 18 – 24 at La Pagode, the left bank’s famed artsy cinema house. Thirty-six countries are represented with 104 films, so there should be something to suit every ...read more
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Paris by Appointment Only: YSL’s Country Home Blow Out at Christie’s France

Our friend Zeva Bellel at Paris by Appointment Only has the inside scoop on the upcoming auction of country home furnishings of deceased designer Yves St. Laurent. If you have a chance to attend the auction from November 17-20, you could own a ...read more
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Portes Ouvertes Montmartre: Ateliers From Anvers to Abbesses Open Their Doors

Monmartre’s legacy as Paris’ artistic epicenter continues this weekend, when the annual “Portes Ouvertes Montmartre” returns. For three days only, the artists of Montmartre will open the doors of their ateliers (artist ...read more
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Contemporary Art Week in Paris: A Recap

Donald Urquhart’s An Alphabet of Paris (Arletty to Zizi) — Courtesy of artinfo.com Last weekend marked the end of one of Paris’ most feverish cultural weeks during which 4 contemporary art fairs competed for the attention of collectors, ...read more
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“French Cinema Now” film festival in San Francisco Oct 28-Nov 4

Calling all San Francisco film buffs and francophiles … The San Francisco Film Society’s French Cinema Now—a new seven-day annual festival—is taking place from October 28 – November 4.  Co-hosted by the French-American ...read more

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High Culture in Paris This Fall – Classical Music Concerts for All

Vingt Paris’ David Britain fills us in on classical music concerts, ballets, and operas you won’t want to miss in Paris this fall… Text by David Britain You may know of the hazy jazz dungeons in the 5ème, and scene-y indie rock ...read more
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Eiffel Tower (120 Years Old) Will Sparkle in the Sky every night for 3 months!

laurelines.typepad.com The Eiffel Tower is one of those icons that still thrills me every time it sneaks into my line of vision. Whether from the rue de Belleville in the 19th, the steps of the Panthéon in the 5th, or the bridges on the western ...read more
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Fiac Paris, Oct 22-25, 09 Contemporary Art’s Creme de la Creme

www.amisdesmusees.lu True to Parisian form, Fiac, the international contemporary art fair taking place October 22-25, aims to impress. Hundreds of works, spread throughout the Tuilleries gardens, the Cour Carrée of the Louvre and the Grand ...read more
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Heidi Swanson’s 10 Days in Paris

Food blogger, photographer, and world traveler Heidi Swanson reflects on 10 idyllic days in Paris. From the flea markets at Clignancourt to the gelato at Pozzetto to dinner at Le Verre Volé, she hit a number of our favorite spots. Text and ...read more
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Festival d’Automne: Art Abounds in Paris

The P&O Ferries UK blog has written up a wonderful account of this year’s Festival d’Automne, which is taking place from now until December 19. Rodrigo Garcia – Versus – at the Theatre du Rond Point Nov 18-22 In ...read more
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Late Night Art: Paris’ Nuit Blanche 2009

parisiensalon.com Grab an espresso and gear up for an endless evening of artistic exploration! This Saturday, October 3, Paris’ Nuit Blanche returns for its 8th year. This free annual event (which translates roughly to “sleepless ...read more