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September in Paris

Exhibitions

Take advantage of a sunny walk at the Château de Versailles to contemplate Anish Kapoor’s sculptures. Spread throughout the gardens, his oversized and sometimes controversial pieces offer you a poetic and unseen before promenade, between French patrimony and contemporary art. Kapoor Versailles, until November 9th.

The Musée Marmottan Monet introduces the prestigious collection of the Swiss couple Arthur and Hedy Hahnloser with the exhibition Villa Flora, les temps enchantés. More than 70 masterpieces from Bonnard, Cézanne, Giacometti, Manet, Renoir or Van Gogh, shown for the first time in France and telling the story of this engaged and passionate couple, whose house soon became a famous meeting place for artists and art lovers. From September 10th.

Opera

Don Giovanni, this incorrigible and impetuous seducer created by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, will capture the stage of the Opera Bastille. This opera, between tragedy and comedy, deals with all kinds of human nature, wavering between spiritual reflections and the pleasures of the flesh. On a libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte and directing by Michael Haneke, in two acts. From September 12th.

Restaurants

To sip a cocktail, share a board of fine meats or dine on a rooftop, welcome to the Auteuil Brasserie (previously Tsé and Mary Goodnight). This unique place offers several atmospheres: cocktail bar, restaurant, terrace on a rooftop and suggests an Italian-inspired menu (burrata with summer truffle, 18-month refined Parma ham, Romaine-style squids, pappardelle with king prawns, beef tagliata, tiramisu, panna cotta…) with a large choice of pastas and pizzas. Their cocktails are lovely and the service smiley. A young and friendly atmosphere guaranteed at a fair price! Open daily until 2 a.m. (3 a.m. on weekends), from 50 to 60 Euro for dinner. 78 rue d’Auteuil, Paris 16th.

The Restaurant du Palais Royal reinvents itself thanks to a new décor and a new Chef, the young Philip Chronopoulos formed at L’Arpege and L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon. He created his own menu with, for example, the octopus with celery and sweet pepper, lemony olive oil, the crispy sweetbread, turnip leaves and asparagus or the pistachio from Sicily ice-cream and crunchy cocoa. A lovely genuine cuisine in the heart of the gardens of the Palais Royal. Menus from 48 Euro for lunch, count 100 to 150 Euro for dinner à la carte. Closed on Saturdays and Sundays. 110 Galerie Valois, Paris 1er.

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