Previously at the Saint James Paris, The Concierges' Gazette

GOING OUT IN OCTOBER

Exhibitions

With From the Douanier Rousseau to Séraphine – The Great Naïve Masters, the Musée Maillol pays tribute to the artists called “modern primitive” from the inter-war period who renewed painting in their own way, independently from the avant-garde artists and without academism. Until January 19th.

At the Centre Pompidou, the exhibition Francis Bacon: books and painting explores the influence of literature in the artist’s painting. It also includes the presentation and the reading of literary or philosophic texts from Nietzsche, Aeschyles, Bataille, Leiris…, who inspired him so much. Immerse yourself in Bacon’s imagination, and discover his overwhelming and realistic works. Until January 20th.

The exhibition Toulouse-Lautrec – Resolutely Modern at the Grand Palais shows how this aristocrat from the Languedoc region has chronicled and criticized the “Montmartre culture” of the 1890s, in a non-judgemental way. This retrospective really imposes Toulouse-Lautrec as a precursor of the Avant-Garde movements of the 20th century. Until October 9th.

Until January 26th, the Musée Marmottan Monet presents Mondrian Figuratif and reveals an unknown aspect of his work. Famous for his abstract paintings and his squares of red, yellow and blue, Piet Mondrian also painted landscapes, portraits and even cubist and neoplasticist compositions.

With Degas à l’Opéra, the Musée d’Orsay shows the artist’s universe: his passionate vision of the opera and its various spaces (stage, dressing room, wings…). This enclosed space, as a microcosm with infinite possibilities, gives Degas the opportunity to play with viewpoints, with the contrast of light and with movements. Until January 19th.

 

Opera

Mrs Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini is programed at the Opera Bastille. With melodies and sounds inspired by Japan, rediscover the story of a young geisha betrayed by his Western husband. Staged by Robert Wilson, this piece mixes dramatic intensity and violent tragedy. Until November 13th.

 

Ballet

With the collaboration of the Festival d’Automne and the Théâtre de la Ville, the Théâtre de Chaillot celebrates the 100th anniversary of the choreographer Merce Cunningham. Two programs from his repertory are presented, gathering 3 of the world’s largest ballet companies: the Opéra national de Paris, the London Royal Ballet and the Opera Ballet Vlaaderen. From October 12th to 26th.

 

Restaurants

Contraste – Is the new restaurant imagined by Stéphane Manigold. The 2 young chefs, Kevin de Porre and Erwan Ledru, learned the ropes at the Plaza Athénée, Shangri-La Paris, Lasserre, Le Meurice and offer a creative cuisine : smocked trout and citrus fruits ; duckling fillet with a corn and green beans emulsion and for desserts damson and Mirabelle plums, oats and Earl Grey panna cotta. They are aiming for a Michelin star. Count 100 to 150 Euro per person. Closed on Saturdays and Sundays. 18 rue d’Anjou, 1st.

Shabour – According to Do It In Paris, it’s “the sexiest and most exciting” table of the moment! You will enjoy a delicious Israeli cuisine restyled by the chef Assaf Granit: “Frenavon de la paix” bread ; salmon gravlax, beetroots and black radish ice cream ; cooked egg infused in tea and ginger ; wagyu beef with eggplant caramel and girolle mushrooms… For dessert, the chocolate mousse is exquisite. Count 100 Euro per person. Closed on Sundays. 22 rue Saint Sauveur, 2nd.

Eclipses is the first restaurant of Cyril Choisnes, who won his spurs with Christian Le Squer, Jean-François Piège and Guy Martin. There, you will savor: truffled duck foie gras, candied beetroots ; line-fished bass, coffee sauce… and for dessert, Ardennes-style apple or cucumber with mascarpone. Count 120 to 150 Euro per person. 27 Rue de Beaune, 7th.

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