The Concierges' Gazette
February in Paris
The Musée Marmottan-Monet presents an unseen exhibition dedicated to an unusual theme : La Toilette, naissance de l’intime. The major pieces displayed range from the 15th century to our times (Dürer, Pierre Bonnard, Bouchet, Manet, Berthe Morisot, Toulouse Lautrec…) and present the rites of the toilette, illustrating the art of cleanliness and revealing intimacy in paintings. From February 12th.
The Château de Versailles displays 18ème, aux sources du design, chefs d’œuvre du mobilier 1650 à 1790. The exhibition retraces the art of furniture through the Ancien Regime: the transformation of forms and techniques, decors and materials, the birth of colours, the triumph of curves, the creation of secret mechanisms… A revolution in the history of French furniture. Until February 22nd.
The Opéra Bastille presents Pelléas and Mélisande by Claude Debussy, a lyrical drama in 5 acts and 12 tableaux. The piece develops a story of love destroyed by the jealousy of two brothers. This masterpiece is directed for the first time by Philippe Jordan, with the staging and magical decors by Robert Wilson. From February 7th to 28th.
After Vivant, Pierre Jancou is back with Heimat. Firstly, this French-Italian restaurant is singled out by a unique decor : a hotel particular right in front of the theatre du Palais Royal. Secondly, their creations will truly please the gourmets : tortellini with oxtail, leeks broth, salmon eggs; rigatoni with poultry offal, artichoke and pecorino; mackerel with cabbage and tapenade; scallops with citron and dandelion leaf. As a dessert: bitter chocolate tart and yogurt sorbet. Lunch formula at 26 or 34 Euro, count 55 Euro for dinner. Closed on Sundays and Mondays. 37 rue de Montpensier, 1st.
A new tea house has opened close to the Saint James Paris: You Decide. It serves organic products, burgers with homemade buns, quiche, soup of the day, pastries. Not to miss : their delicious coffee, considered as one of the best in the 16th district. Ideal for a gourmet break while on a shopping mission! Open from 8 am to 6 pm, closed on Sundays. 152 avenue Victor Hugo, 16th.