Automne is a long, narrow, nondescript little French restaurant in the 11th arrondissement with pale-green walls, wooden tables and an open kitchen in the back, where self-taught chef Nobuyuki Akishige labors away (the restaurant’s full name is “Restaurant Automne par Nobuyuki … Read More
Last week, we reviewed the exhibition “Dutch Artists in Paris: 1789-1914” at the Petit Palais, and this week we have a show on one Dutch artist (and friends) in Montmartre: “Van Dongen and the Bateau Lavoir,” at the Musée de Montmartre. … Read More
The tsunami of Japanese chefs taking over French restaurants in Paris might tend to obscure another big trend: Israeli restaurants. Since we reviewed the wonderful Miznon, the Paris outlet of famed chef Eyal Shani (who claims to have invented Israeli … Read More
La Villette at night. © Paris Update
What's Happening in Paris This Week
For full details about an event, click on the title to visit the official Web site (in English when available).
Feb. 24-March 4
Porte de Versailles, Paris
February 14-March 6
A temporary ice-skating rink on top of the Montparnasse Tower.
Tour Montparnasse, Paris
Through March 6
A festival of the films of funny man Max Linder accompanied by piano music.
Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé, Paris
At the Grand Salon d’Art Abordable, prices for artworks range from €50 to €5,000.
La Bellevilloise, Paris
Through February 17
The Faits d’Hiver festival presents seven new dance performances.
Various venues, Paris and suburbs
Through February 28
The festival Le Monde Est Stone presents a vision of the United States through movies by everyone from John Ford to Spike Lee and Michael Mann. Controversial director Oliver Stone will be on hand January 24-28 for talks and a master class.
Forum des Images
Through February 15
A retrospective of the work of the American director of war films and Westerns who influenced the French New Wave.
Through February 21
Official six-week retail sales period.
All over Franc3
Lost in Frenchlation presents La Douleur (Memoir of Pain), directed by Emmanuel Finkiel. Cocktail hour at 8pm.