It’s a story of acquisitiveness comparable to that of William Randolph Hearst, who is said to have owned a quarter of the world’s art at one point and whose life was immortalized in Orson Welles’s film Citizen Kane. A fascinating … Read More
I went to Pianovins with a food-blogger friend who had already been there, loved it and reviewed it. When he arrived, co-owner Éric Mancio – who, along with his partner, chef Michel Roncière, worked for Guy Savoy for many years – … Read More
December is upon us and the yearly holiday-shopping marathon has begun. If you’re searching for gifts that are classically Parisian without being kitschy, check out our list of products in all price ranges made in the Paris region to put … Read More
Spotted by C’est Ironique (www.parisupdate.com/category/cest-ironique) humorist David Jaggard, who comments: “Someone on Rue Dancourt deserves a Nobel Prize for slovenly housekeeping: they finally got around to throwing out the old Christmas tree – on December 4.”
What's Happening in Paris This Week
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Mulled wine and gifts galore: a full list of Christmas markets in Paris.
Various locations, Paris
Magical châteaux, ice skating and family fun: a comprehensive list of Paris’s Christmas events.
Various locations, Paris
Discover unusual interior design, fashion and food at this winter edition of the popular Klin d’Œil collaboration with the Carreau du Temple.
Carreau du Temple, Paris
A retrospective celebrates the career of Egyptian filmmaker Youssef Chahine.
La Cinémathèque Française, Paris
Through December 22
The Africolor cultural festival puts African music in the spotlight.
Various locations in Paris suburbs
Through December 18
Captivating photographs of dancers at Gabriela Rosa de Silva’s Danse Poétique.
Maison de la Via Associative et Citoyenne, Paris
Through December 8
Festival Monte le Son: This year’s festival in Paris libraries focuses on “the voice.” Expect music ranging from opera to metal.
Various libraries, Paris
Classic and modern films in 35mm are celebrated at Tous les 35 du Mois.
Forum des Images, Paris
Tuesdays through December 18
Classical music in the Marais
A range of talented musicians perform at free (donation requested) midday concerts for Les Midis Trente (no website yet; contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details).
Eglise des Blancs Manteaux, Paris
Through December 31
The Festival d’Automne presents leading talents in art, dance, film, theater and more from around the world.
Various venues, Paris & Île de France
Lost in Frenchlation presents Un Homme Pressé (A Man in a Hurry), directed by Hervé Mimran.