Arts

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 space) to the public. On November 13th (from 6pm-9pm) and November 14th and 15th (from 11am-8pm), don’t miss your chance to stroll the […]
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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
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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