The Concierges' Gazette

Going out in summer

Exhibitions

At the Galerie des Gobelins, the Mobilier National presents the exhibition Au fil du siècle, 1918-2018, Chefs d’œuvres de la tapisserie: about a hundred of works (tapestries, carpets, cardboards and furnitures) have been gathered to show the vitality in creating manufactures (Gobelins, Aubusson…),  to reinvent themselves and face the upheavals of the century (artistic, sociological, political et technical). Until September 23rd.

With UAM, une aventure moderne, the Centre Pompidou is devoting a retrospective to one of the most important art history movement of the 20th century, the Union of Modern Artists. Its aim? To propose a new lifestyle and to fight the existing conservatism. With works by Le Corbusier, René Herbst or Jean Prouvé, the exhibition looks back at the French origins of this ideal, where all the arts rubbed shoulders. Until August 27th.

Shows

Enjoy a wonderful journey at the Château de Versailles! The groves and other preserved areas of the Gardens are accessible for a musical promenade. When night falls, the Fountains Night Show brings to light the talent of the 17th century fountain engineers, to offer a stunning visual and musical treat crowned by fireworks. Every Saturday, during the Royal Serenade, the dance company l’Éventail and les Folies Françoises await you to join in a French-style ball in the sumptuous setting of the Hall of Mirrors.

Restaurants

Enjoy sunny days for relaxing in our gardens and taste at our terrace, on the bar side or on the restaurant side, delicious seasonal savors concocted by our Chef with striped collar, Jean-Luc Rocha!

We also recommend the terrace of La Maison Blanche, on the roof top of the théâtre des Champs Elysées, of Apicius, table Relais & Châteaux, in the gardens of a wonderful hôtel particulier or of Mini Palais, with a view on the Petit Palais.

The emblematic Poule au Pot, which was formerly a butcher and then became in the 1930s a bistro situated in les Halles, has just been taken over by Jean François Piège. He offers a bourgeois cuisine with dishes such as: frog’s legs, Petits Gris snails, veal stew in white sauce, ox cheek with mashed potato topping, glace à la caramelized pecan nut ice-cream… Menu at 48 Euro for lunch & dinner, count between 60 and 100 Euro à la carte. Open every day – 9 rue Vauvilliers, 1st.

La Felicita is the new “food-hall” of Big Mamma. Set in the Station F by Xavier Niel with more than a thousand seats, you will find five kitchens, a bakery, a caffètteria, three bars, a wood oven, a barbecue, some cocktails, a biergarten, a burger stand, live-concerts and even street art exhibitions! Count between 30 and 40 Euro, no reservation needed – 55 boulevard Vincent-Auriol, 13th.

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