Exhibitions

At the musée du Jeu de Paume, go back to the origins of Fellini’s creations with “Fellini, la Grande Parade”. Elements of movies, photographs and works of art are presented in this exhibition organized in conjunction with the event “Tutto Fellini!” Until January 17th, 2010.

Until February 20th, the Musée Marmottan presents the exhibition “Fauves et Expressionnistes – De Van Dongen à Otto Dix” with pieces from the Von der Heydt museum. Do not miss this exceptional panorama of the evolution of Modern art, from expressionism to New Objectivity, from Kirchner to Dufy, Nolde, Vlaminck, Dix and Beckmann.

Until February 4th, the Musée d’Orsay has scheduled “Art Nouveau Revival”. This exhibition explores the revival, from the 1950s, of this artistic current that stayed in disrepute for a long time, even though it largely inspired furnishing design, fashion, advertising, cinema or the psychedelic aesthetic.

Opera

For a good laugh, go to the Opera Garnier! From December 2nd, you will savor “Platée” by Rameau on a staging by Laurent Pelly in a setting imagined by Chantal Thomas. In this baroque opera of the purest tradition, laugh at the expense of this ancestor of today’s groupies who thought Jupiter was in love with her.

Dance

Like each end of year, the Opera Bastille keeps its tradition of offering a moment of dream and emotion to the largest public. This year, no less than Tchaikovsky’s ultimate masterpiece, “The Nutcracker”, has been scheduled in Noureev’s choreography, starting December 11th.

Ideas of pre-Christmas promenades

While shopping for Christmas at the Bon Marché, take a moment to visit the first Parisian exhibition of the jewel designer Marie-Hélène de Taillac: “Love from Jaipur”. Especially for you: stoles, cardigans, papers as well as a small display of her jewels.

Following the few minutes of the Eiffel Tower’s usual sparkling show, every hour from 8 to 11 pm, the Trocadero side of the tower will  be illuminated for another 12 minutes by a colorful modulation. For an unforgettable and magical moment. Until the end of December.

The Christmas market is back on the Champs Elysées with over 170 stalls, a pavilion dedicated to an exhibition of giant ice sculptures named “Ice Magic”, a Champagne bar, a frosted slide… Also under the marvelous nave of the Grand Palais, a big fair will take place starting December 18th, with over 50 amusement rides including a Ferris wheel.

Restaurants

Thoumieux”: Now run by Thierry Costes with Jean-François Piège in the kitchen, this restaurant has reopened in a neo-Art Déco décor. On the menu: wild calamari carbonara-style, pig breast, crusty rind with onions and lentils, churros’n rolls as a dessert… It is delicious and reasonably priced (count 50-60 €). Without a doubt, the “adresse du moment”! 79 Rue St-Dominique, 7th. Tel: 01 47 05 49 75.

La Fourchette du Printemps” is a good and simple new bistro in the Wagram area with a young and promising Chef. Taste: cepe mushroom ravioli, deboned saddle of lamb couscous-style, revisited Irish coffee… Count 50 to 60 €. Closed on Saturdays (lunch) and Sundays. 30 Rue du Printemps, 17th. Tel: 01 42 27 26 97.