Tag : Musée Marmottan


To do in Paris in November

Written by james, the 05 November in category The Concierges' Gazette, 0 comment

Visit the new department dedicated to Islamic Arts at the Musée du Louvre, just opened after 4 years of major renovation works. This new space consists in an amazing glass roof and is located Cour Visconti. This great project conducted 20 years after the great pyramid provides its collections with a space befitting their prominence within the museum.

Thanks to an exceptional partnership with the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, the Musée Marmottan presents Rubens, Van Dyck, Jordaesn and the others until February 3rd, 2013. This exhibition offers a selection of 41 pieces from the former Southern Netherlands during the Golden Century and highlights the five distinctive styles of the Flemish painting: history paintings, still-lives, portraits, scenes from the everyday and landscapes.

The Opera Bastille shows Tosca, Puccini’s masterpiece, interpreted by Martina Serafin, until November 20th. A singer in love, passionate, jealous and impulsive, a romantic painter, an idealist and a defender of liberty, a police chief with a lust for flesh, power and blood: all the ingredients of a melodrama for a spectacular work capturing the essence of opera.

Pierre Meneau, Marc’s son (Chef of « L’Espérance » at Saint Père sous Vézelay) welcomes us at Crom’Exquis, in reference to these delicious small croquettes. He will delight you with the kromeski fritters of course, but also the pâté in a pastry crust with foie gras and pistachios, the hake with beans from Paimpol and smoked bacon, the filleted Landes chicken breast with potatoes Darphin and the thin apple tart with vanilla ice cream. Traditional and delicious! Count 40 to 75 Euro. Menus for lunch. Open from Monday to Friday, from noon to 2.30 pm and from 7.30 pm to 10 pm. 22 rue d’Astorg, 8th. Tel: +33 1 42 65 10 74.

The Taverne du Sergent Recruteur has a new owner and is now one of the best restaurants of Paris! In the kitchen, a young Chef who made his classes with famous Chefs and has imagined an oyster in silver scale with pistachios and pickled onions, a mackerel and horseradish snow, a beef from Galice with sweet pepper jam and guindillas, and other exquisite dishes matching with a very clever wine menu. The décor has also changed a lot with Jaime Hayon who mixed the medieval stones with design pieces. Lunch menu at 65 Euro, dinner menus at 95 Euro for 6 dishes or 145 Euro for 8 dishes. Also, a Gastro Bar (count 40 to 50 Euro). Closed on Sundays and Mondays. 41 rue Saint Louis en L’Ile, 4th. Tel: +33 1 43 54 75 42.

For the meat addicts, Akrame waits for you at the Atelier Vivanda, across the street: mimosa eggs, heart of Black Angus beef ribsteak with Dauphine potatoes, chocolate mousse with salt from Guérande. Classical and delightful. Closed on Sundays and Mondays. 18 rue Lauriston, 16th. Tel: +33 1 40 67 10 00.


Going out in Paris in March

Written by james, the 06 March in category The Concierges' Gazette, 0 comment


The Impressionist movement’s best-known woman painter, Berthe Morisot, is honored at the Marmottan Monet Museum. Fascinated by the themes of childhood and women, she was considered as one of the most innovative and least dogmatic artists. From March 8th to July 1st.
The Pinacothèque dedicates its new exhibition to The Jade Masks of the Mayas.These masks, created for the governors of the most prestigious lost Mayan cities and entirely restored, had the mission to ensure eternal life to these dignitaries after their death. Until June 10th.


The exhilarating Merry Widow of Franz Lehar will bring her lightness to the Palais Garnier until April 2nd! This piece paints the portrait of a carefree Europe where political issues are secondary to affairs of the heart, and Thomas Mann considered it spread the joy of life! An irresistible moment full of joie de vivre, highly recommended in today’s context.


Antoine Westermann (Drouant, Mon Vieil Ami) has just opened Coq Rico, a bistro specialized in exquisite poultries. In front of the Moulin de la Galette and in a lively atmosphere, enjoy the chickens, farm hens, pigeons, but also the gizzards, the terrines, the vol-au-vent and the famous boiled chicken with vegetables.  For the desert, you will have to make a difficult choice between a floating island, an iced meringue and other delicacies. Count 60 to 90 Euro. Open every day. 98 rue Lepic, 18th. Tel: +33 1 42 59 82 89.

The Michelin Guide 2012 has just been published. Here are some of the new Parisian restaurants with one star: our neighbor Les Tablettes de Jean-Louis Nomicos (16th), La Truffière (5th), Kei (1st), Le Quinzième – Cyril Lignac (15th), Le 39 V (8th)… Do not hesitate to ask the Concierge the other ones.


Going out in Paris in May

Written by jamie, the 04 May in category The Concierges' Gazette, 0 comment


In echo to the celebrations of the Franco-Russian Year, the Opera Garnier welcomes the Bolchoï Theatre Ballet for a double bill: Flammes de Paris, performed in 1932 and set in the French Revolution, and the famous Don Quichotte, created on the stage of the Bolchoï Theater in 1869. From May 5th to 15th.


The Musée Marmottan Monet presents Complicity and Rupture, dedicated to Raoul and Jean Dufy. This is the first time that the two brothers’ pieces are put together. If Raoul’s work is very well known (fauvism and cubism), Jean’s remains less popular. The exhibition shows one hundred pieces and tries to underline what linked the brothers but also what distinguished them. Until June 26th.


Come and discover Speakeasy, a new lounge restaurant with a smoking room. The chef, who worked with the Pourcel brothers and Rostang, concocts : tuna toro in a soya sauce with yuzu, cod with pepper from Madagascar, Speakeasy tiger… Every evening, a singer on the piano plays a mix of jazz, blues and soul music from the 50’s and 60’s. DJ on Friday evenings from 11pm. About 50 / 70 Euro. 25 rue Jean Giraudoux, Paris 16th (+33 1 47 23 47 22). Open every evening (closed for lunch).

Akrame Benallal, who has just been elected “Grand de demain” by the Gault & Millau guide, has opened his first restaurant Akrame (ex L’Etoile Lauriston and L’Orchidée). In a modern and uncluttered setting, with an open kitchen, you will really enjoy: egg cooked at 62°C on a potato and herring tartare, cod on black quinoa… Lunch menu at 35 Euro, about 45 / 65 Euro for dinner. 19 rue Lauriston, Paris 16th (+33 1 40 67 11 16). Closed on Saturday and Sunday.

The museum assembling the biggest collection of worls by Claude Monet is without a doubt the Musée Marmottan-Monet, located at nr 2 rue Claude Boilly. It is very easy to access it from the Saint James Paris, especially during a little summer walk in the neighbourhood!
This summer, the musée Marmottan-Monet unterlines the influence Claude Monet had on the Abstraction movement. 44 Impressionist and Abstract art works have been put together for a striking comparison. You will see works by Rothko, Hofmann, Still, Pollock, Krasner, Tobey and others.
Do not hesitate to contact us during you stay, our concierges would be pleased to organize tickets for you!



In Paris before Christmas

Written by jamie, the 08 December in category The Concierges' Gazette, 0 comment


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.


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.


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.


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.