Arts

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 clubs in the 20ème, but don’t forget about classical music! Below, you’ll find […]
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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
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Portes Ouvertes — It’s Not Too Late!

It’s not too late to visit the “Portes Ouvertes” in Menilmontant. During this event, many studios throughout the 19th and 20th arrondissements will open their doors to the public in an attempt to unite artists with the ...read more

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Exploring Paris’ Art & Architecture with Context Tours

Gargoyle on Notre Dame – www.photosfan.com While Paris is the perfect city for aimless ambling, there is a time and a place for directed exploration. Earlier this summer, I had the pleasure of taking Context Tours’ “Art and Architecture of ...read more
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Penthouse Living: Artist Markus Hansen’s View From Above

The staircase and downstairs dining area. In his work, German artist Markus Hansen spends considerable time trying to “undefine” himself. Whether working on films, sculpture installations, or urban projects, he uses his art to explore the ...read more
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Moonlight Cinema – Cinéma au Clair de Lune

August in Paris is all about slowing down and appreciating life’s little pleasures. In other words, you have an excuse to do absolutely nothing. In that spirit, the Forum des Images invites you to sit back and let them do the work, as they bring ...read more
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Mellow Paris: Why We Love August in Paris

Sunbathers in the Parc des Buttes Chaumont. Photo by Tory Hoen You may have heard rumors that Paris empties out in August. As it turns out, the rumors are largely true. But before you start envisioning a Parisian ghost town—tumbleweeds rolling ...read more
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Sun by the Seine: Paris Plages ’09

Photo courtesy of Momondo.com Visitors to Paris now have one more item to add to their agendas: the beach! Paris is primed for what is perhaps the least logical—but most fun—event of the summer: Paris Plages, which kicks off July 20th. For the ...read more
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Wake Up! Paris Quartier d’été is back!

Twenty years ago, the first Paris Quarter d’été festival was held in order to “wake up the city” during the summer lull that tends to sweep Paris from late July through the end of August. Starting today, the festival is back for its ...read more