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Going out in January
Get away with the exhibition Volez, Voguez, Voyagez – Louis Vuitton at the Grand Palais. It traces the history of the brand since 1854and can be seen as a homage: the Grand Palais was built in 1900 for the World Exhibition, at the occasion of which Georges Vuitton showed a stand that even then impressed by its elegance. Until February 21st.
The Pinacothèque displays Karl Lagerfeld’s photographic work with Karl Lagerfeld, A Visual Journey. Discover his impressive productivity as well as his multiple technics and approaches. Fashion, portraits, self-portraits, architecture, Paris by night, abstractions… A recognized talent for a man who started his photographic career quite late and out of necessity! Wasn’t it for an urgent Chanel press-kit that he had to take pictures himself? Until March 20th.
The Palais Garnier welcomes Capriccio by Richard Strauss: taking place in Paris before the French Revolution, in the salons of a young widow, Countess Madeleine, it raises an essential question for the aesthetics of the opera: should primacy be given to the music or to the lyrics? This masterpiece, directed by Robert Carsen, is considered as the lyrical testimony of this major German composer. From January 19th to February 14th.
After a three-year closure (due to the works at the Musée de l’Homme), the Café de l’Homme has just reopened, in a beautiful new décor by Gilles et Boissier, still with a wonderful view on the Eiffel Tower (probably the best!). On the restaurant side, you will enjoy: a beef fillet from Normandy, tender potatoes; a back of salmon, béarnaise condiment and spinach; a delicious roasted apple, sugar tart and toffee… On the brasserie side, you will be served at all times a steak tartare, a carabineros carpaccio… Nice wine list. There is also a cocktail bar and a private room for up to 16 people. Count 80 to 120 Euro” à la carte” at the restaurant, or 50 to 60 Euro at the brasserie. Open daily from noon to 2 am. 17 place du Trocadéro, 16th.