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Back to Paris! What to see in September…

Written by jamie, the 03 September in category The Concierges' Gazette, 0 comment


Do not miss the international event “Biennale des Antiquaires” under the Nave of the Grand Palais. If you are looking for exceptional pieces, from archeology to modern paintings, you will find them here! From September 15th to 22nd.


The Opéra Bastille opens the season with Richard Wagner’s first “major” opera: “The Flying Dutchman”. In this version, James Morris will be the Flying Dutchman whereas Adrianne Pieczonka will be Senta, who sacrifices herself for the redemption of the damned captain. From September 9th.

At the Opéra Garnier, the season start will be joyful with Gioachino Rossini’s “L’Italiana in Algeri”, his first comical opera. Starting September 11th, follow the adventures of Isabella (here Vivia Genaux) who left for Algeria to free her lover.


Until November 15th, the Musée Guimet features the exhibition “Rashid Rana – Perpétuel paradoxe”. It is the first time ever that the most renowned Pakistani contemporary artist is presented in France. His 20 installations are displayed among the permanent collection of millennial Asian artworks for a one-of-its-kind confrontation.

The Petit Palais opens its doors to photography to celebrate the 25th anniversary of “Reporters sans Frontières”. 100 photographs by Pierre and Alexandra Boulat are displayed to underline the father and daughter’s common passion, from the slums in Nanterre in the 1950s to the women in Afghanistan or the children in Gaza.  Starting September 9th.

At the Pinacothèque de Paris, visit the exhibition “L’or des Incas. Origines et mystères”. While dominating the Andes for over a century, the Incas had a real fascination for gold that they considered to be the “sweat” of the sun. 253 artworks coming from the most prestigious Peruvian museums are reassembled. From September 10th.

The Maison Européenne de la Photographie introduces you to Karl Lagerfeld the photographer. The exhibition presents altogether personal and professional pictures as well as pictures for magazines and experimental photographs. An additional talent of the brilliant fashion designer of Chloe and then Chanel. From September 8th.

Restaurants – news

The “Spring”, the new address of the amazing and self-taught American chef Daniel Rose opens its doors. The restaurant is larger than the former one, it features a wine bar and “dinette”, and even a cellar for tasting. The menu sounds delicious: chicken broth and red mullet, Crab claw and buckwheat, rump of veal “à la Grenobloise” and ground almonds. Menus from 23 € to 64 €. 6 rue Bailleul, 1st. Tel: 01 45 96 05 72. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Stop at Moton Village, in the Fiat show-room to discover Nolita, the restaurant designed by Jean-Michel Wilmotte and directed by the talented Italian chef Sébastien Mancuso. Surrounded by impressive cars, you will have the opportunity to taste:  Sole a la Plancha grilled with Parmigiano cheese, Sicilian saddle of lamb and sweet pepper with Ricotta cheese, figs and raspberry and Fragolino. 2 Rond Point des Champs-Elysées, 8ème. Tel : 01 53 75 78 78.


Exhibition at the Musée Guimet

Written by jamie, the 07 June in category Going out, 2 comments

Within a few minutes walk from the Saint James, the Musée Guimet focuses on a quite unknown civilisation that flourished in Gandhara between the 1st and 6th centuries A.D. As a place of culture and exchanges located North-West of the actual Pakistan, Gandhara developed a culture based on various sources. Nourished by Greek influences after its conquest by Alexander the Great, this civilisation bloomed with Persian and Indian inspirations. The exhibition puts together 200 exceptional Greek-Buddhist works that testify of this world that found and created its own brilliant civilisation between the Roman world (West) and the Han Chinese world (East). To discover before August 16th.