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To discover in Paris in November

The exhibition Picasso.Mania at the Grand Palais presents about 100 of his masterpieces, some of them shown for the first time, and confront them with the ones from major artists of contemporary art like Basquiat, Warhol, Hockney, Jasper Johns, Lichtenstein or Koons. The occasion to see Picasso’s huge influence and to discover the birth of his legend. Until February 29th.

The Musée Jacquemart-André highlights the major Florentine portraitists from the 16th century. Florence, portraits à la cour des Medici displays the pieces from Pontormo, Salviati and other painters experiencing new technics to represent their contemporaries. It also shows the evolution of the style during the Cinquecento, a century quite eventful in the cultural and religious fields. Until January 25th.

This month, the Opera Bastille will be the theater of a love hard to win with L’Elisir d’Amore from Gaetano Donizetti: the story of Nemorino, ready for anything to conquer Aldina’s heart. Brilliant, lively, colorful… An opera between comedy and poesy, with Roberto Alagna in the title role and Laurent Pelly as director. From November 2nd to 25th.

The Bondon family, who owns La Fontaine de Mars, Le Café de l’Alma and Le Petit Clerc, has opened a new restaurant between Passy and La Muette: the 41. In a plain modern décor, they offer a traditional French cuisine with: egg mayonnaise, caponata soft-boiled egg; roasted goat cheese on a chicory salad; an-sautéed bream; house-made tartare and fries; coq au vin; sorbets from Berthillon; tart Tatin; île flottante…. Open from Monday to Saturday non-stop from 7:30 am to 11:00 pm. Count 50 to 60 Euro with wines. 41 Avenue Mozart, 16th.

Replacing Les Princes at the George V hotel, the George has been designed all in white by P.Y Rochon and offers a light and modern Mediterraean cuisine. A journey from the French Riviera to Northern Italy with: red tuna mi-cuit, truffle petals, yellowtail marinated with lemon; roasted sole with a vinegar and basil gravy; wood-oven-cooked beef tagliata ; onion tart Tatin with Parmiggiano sorbet; Champagne and squid risotto; half-preserved apple with ginger and Mascarpone cream with milk ice-cream… Menus at 65 € for lunch and 110 € for dinner, count 80 to 140 € à la carte. Open daily with 2 services in the evenings, at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm. 31 avenue George V, 8th.

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