Paris has many solutions for day and night out of music and dancing. The trendiest hot spots today are located in the smaller more intimate bars and clubs, offering up world renowned DJs and outrageous cocktails. This more intimate set up is the perfect atmosphere for a wild romantic night out.
Paris is also known the world over for its tantalizing cabaret shows. The Moulin Rouge, Lido and Crazy Horse have set the standard show girls. The modern cabaret is an elegant balance of play and tease.
Anglo-American Portraiture in an Era of Revolution Until April 28
The Louvre continues its exploration of the history of painting in America with a third special exhibition that compares and contrasts five Anglo-American portraits from 1780 to 1800 and slightly later, produced in the midst of a revolution that would lead to the independence and creation of the United States of America. The selected artworks revolve around the guardian and emblematic figure of General George Washington (1732–1799), elected first president of the United States in 1789.
Van Gogh / Artaud. The Man Suicided by Society
A few days before the opening of a van Gogh exhibition in Paris in 1947, gallery owner Pierre Loeb suggested that Antonin Artaud (1896-1948) write about the painter. Challenging the thesis of alienation, Artaud was determined to show how van Gogh’s exceptional lucidity made lesser minds uncomfortable. Wishing to prevent him from uttering certain "intolerable truths", those who were disturbed by his painting drove him to suicide. Based on the categories and the unusual designations put forward by Artaud in Van Gogh, the Man Suicided by Society, , the exhibition will comprise some thirty paintings, a selection of van Gogh's drawings and letters, together with graphic works by the poet-illustrator.
The musée d’art américain Giverny generated an unprecedented stream of exhibitions, publications, conferences, lectures, and residencies for art historians and artists on the theme of American art, during its sixteen years of existence
The Royal Opera, an integral part of the Palace of Versailles, is the perfect example of a court theatre and is one of the remarkable elements of the estate of Versailles through its architectural, decorative, technical and theatrical arrangements.
The new programme features baroque discoveries in coproduction with the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, essential works of the classical repertoire such as Lully’s Persée, Campra’s Tancrède, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, and Handel’s Orlando, and rediscovered masterpieces including Vinci’s Artaserse, Cavalli’s Elenaand Philidor’s Les Femmes Vengées performed as part of a diptych with Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte in a French version.
Parisian Chic from the Belle Epoque to 1930s until March 16
Imagine stepping into one of Paris's top Haute Couture houses in the early 20th century: Alice Alleaume, chief saleswoman from 1912 to 1923 at Chéruit, 21 Place Vendôme, welcomes you and offers to fulfil your wildest dreams. From 17 October 2013 to 16 March 2014 the Musée Carnavalet is home to an off-site exhibition by the Palais Galliera, the City of Paris Fashion Museum: The Novel of a Wardrobe: Parisian Chic from the Belle Epoque to the 1930s.
Brassai Until March 29
Born in 1899 in Brasso in Transylvania, Gyulus Halasz adopted the name Brassaï when he started to take photos in 1929. His fascination for Paris brought him to the French capital in 1924, after completing his art studies in Berlin. He soon met Desnos and Prévert, who let him into the crowd of brilliant artists and intellectuals who were at the origin of the Années Folles at Montparnasse, and introduced him to the world of the Surrealists.
French National Holidays
1 January New Year's Day
8 April: Easter Sunday
9 April: Easter Monday
1 May : Labour Day
8 May : WWII Victory Day
17 May: Ascension Day
28 May: Pentecost Sunday
29 June: Pentecost Monday
14 July: Bastille Day
15 August: Assumption Day
1 November: All Saints' Day
11 November: Armistice Day 1918
25 December: Christmas Day
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