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Going out in December

Exhibitions

The Grand Palais dedicates an exhibition to El Greco. Born in Crete, trained in Italy, this genius then developed his talent in Spain, using Titian’s colour, Tintoretto’s audacity and Michel Angelo’s heroic style. A retrospective of an artist traditional and modern at the same time, to discover until February 10th.

The Fondation Louis Vuitton presents Le monde nouveau de Charlotte Perriand, a leading figure of the 20th century design. The exhibition, presenting reconstitutions, pays a tribute to this architect whose work explored the links between art, architecture and design. Until February 24th.

At the Centre Pompidou, follow the pathway of some 50 works by Christian Boltanski. The exhibition Faire son temps questions on what remains after death, a macabre subject with which this major contemporary French artist deals with humor! Until March 16th.

Marche et démarche – Une histoire de la chaussure at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs questions the cultural significance of the shoe in our daily lives and explores the different styles of walking from the Middle Age to the present day, in both Western and non-European cultures. A new and surprising light on an everyday item that we thought we knew. Until February 23rd.

The Musée Jacquemart-André highlights the Alana Collection, one of the most precious and most secrete private collections of Renaissance art in the world, which is currently located in the U.S. You will admire more than 75 masterpieces by the greatest Italian artists like Fra Angelico, Lippi, Tintoretto, Veronese and many others. Until January 20th.

 

Shows

The Paradis Latin presents L’Oiseau Paradis, its new revue with Iris Mittenaere, Miss France and Miss Universe in 2016. With a choreography by Kamel Ouali, amazing setting and costumes, this show is full of sensuality, poesy, emotion and humor.

An American in Paris is back on stage at the Théâtre du Châtelet to pay tribute to Gene Kelly. Let yourself be carried away by Gershwin’s music and Wheeldon’s choreography! Until January 1st.

 

Opera

The Opéra Bastille welcomes the Prince Igor by Alexandre Borodine. Directed by Barrie Kosky, this great Russian epic opens a real questioning about the responsibilities of a leader towards his people. Until December 26th.

 

Ballet

Raymonda by Nourrev will close the year at the Opera Bastille. With sumptuous sets and costumes by Nicolas Georgiadis, this work is a genuine medieval fantasy and a real encyclopedia of classical dance forms. From December 2nd to 31st.

 

Restaurants

Pouliche is Amandine Chaignot’s first restaurant. There, she offers a fresh cuisine with local products: corn and shrimp tempura; mushroom tartine with chicken liver mousse; falafels, and for dessert a hazelnut biscuit with olive oil or a chocolate tart. Menus between 28 and 65 Euro. Open every day. 10 rue d’Enghien, 10th.

The Michelin star Chef of Les Climats, Julien Boscus opens Origines, and offers a conservative and refined cuisine. For example, you will savor a wood pigeon pie with pears, beetroots and hazelnuts; mussels from Mont-Saint-Michel, with salad, cauliflower, roots and mandarin, and a praline and miso-flavoured dessert. Menus between 44 and 85 Euro. Closed on Saturdays and Sundays. 6 rue de Ponthieu, 8th.

Fanfan is the new fusion food restaurant gathering French, South-American and Asian cuisines. The Chef Julien Burbaud offers you a radish and passion fruit tartlet, a raw sea bream with daikon, poultry with a yellow wine sauce and  parsnip, and a Vietnamese chocolate-flavoured dessert with caramelized puffed rice. Menus between 39 and 120 Euro. Closed on Sundays and Mondays. 18 rue Bayen, 17th.

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