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Paris Photo 2011

Paris Photo 2011

For the first time, the Grand Palais is to host Paris Photo 2011. The event features nearly 130 galleries and publishers from throughout the world and offers a unique panorama of 19th century, modern and contemporary photography. A major event on the domestic and international artistic and cultural scenes, the 2011 edition will be the exhibition’s 15th anniversary and will focus this year on African photography from Bamako to Cape Town. An enthralling show for amateurs, professionals and collectors alike.”

November 10 - 13, 2011
Paris Photo 2011 at the Grand Palais.
Nave of the Grand Palais - Main entrance
Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris
Metro: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Champs-Elysées-Clémenceau
RER: Invalides

Th-Sun: 12pm-8pm
(Open until 9.30pm on Friday; closes at 7pm on Sunday)

Pizza e fichi: Roma in Paris.

Pizza e fichi: Roma in Paris.

Pizza e fichi has some delicious pizza sold by the slice (al taglio). The meet and cheeses used for the pizzas come from Italy. The dough is made every 24 to 48 hours and the toppings vary daily — they are made with fresh ingredients (except for the mushrooms when they are not in season.) Slices costs 3,80€ (classic) or 4,80€ (gourmet). I love their pizza dough, it is soft in the middle and slightly crunchy on the outside—just enough to feel a slight resistance when biting.

Pizza e fichi
17 Rue Alexandre Dumas
75011 Paris
tel: 01.43.67.50.11
Metro: Rue des Boulets, Alexandre Dumas

M-F: 12pm-3pm / 6.30pm-9.30pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Les Petits Bla-blas in Paris: Another great shop for kids.

Les Petits Bla-blas in Paris: Another great shop for kids.

Les Petits Bla-blas in Paris is a small boutique with hundreds of little gadgets to fill up your bags and pockets and keep as surprises for your little ones. Les Petits Bla-blas sells adorable clothes and accessories for kids, along with some fabrics (14€/meter) with cowboys or rocket themes reminiscent of the 60’s. If you don’t feel like sewing there’s always the options of buying Les Petits Bla-blas accessories and clothes made with these fabrics. If you want to bring back home some really cute souvenirs from Paris for your kids, your grand-children, your friends’ babies or your cousin, Les Petits Bla-blas is definitely a cool place to check out.

Les Petits Bla-blas
7 rue de Crussol
75011 Paris
tel: 06.15.91.68.47
Metro: Filles du Calvaire, Oberkampf

Tu-Sat: 12pm-7pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Festival Mino: Musical shows for kids in Paris.

Festival Mino: Musical shows for kids in Paris.

If you want to take your kids out for some of the best musical shows in Paris check out the Festival Mino. The festival takes place at two different locations: the Espace Cardin and the Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles. The shows range from 2 to 5 and up, they run for about 50 minutes each and cost 10€ (or 6€/person if it is a school group).

November 5, 6, 7 & 8, 2011
Festival Mino at the Espace Cardin
1 Avenue Gabriel
75008 Paris
tel: 01.44.56.02.02
Metro: Concorde

November 9, 10, 11 & 12, 2011
Festival Mino at the Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles
46 rue Quincampoix
75004 Paris
tel: 01.53.01.96.96
Metro: Rambuteau

Retro Bottega in Paris: Drinks and Italian goodies on a side street.

Retro Bottega in Paris: Drinks and Italian goodies on a side street.

La Retro Bottega is a nice spot for an apéro or a simple lunch; it is located on a small street, right off the Faubourg Saint Antoine’s dense traffic. Sit around their makeshift-like tables for a plate of homemade Italian food or buy some charcuterie and a bottle of wine to go, either way you’ll enjoy their products.

Retro Bottega
12 Rue Saint-Bernard
75011 Paris
tel: 01.74.64.17.39
Metro: Faidherbe-Chaligny

Kitsuné Club Night in Paris at La Machine du Moulin Rouge

Kitsuné Club Night in Paris at La Machine du Moulin Rouge

October 7, 2011 - 11.30pm
Kitsuné Club Night at La Machine du Moulin Rouge
90 bd de Clichy
75018 Paris
tel: 01 53 41 88 89
Metro: Blanche

Le siffleur de ballons in Paris: Wine, food, and apéromatchs!

Le siffleur de ballons in Paris: Wine, food, and apéromatchs!

The restaurant l’Ebauchoir opened a new space, a wine bar, across the street: Le siffleur de ballons. It is a place to eat, drink and buy wine (and other goodies such as terrines, vinegars, honey…) The dishes are simple but good (plate of charcuterie, sandwiches, soupes, salades…) and the prices range from as low as 5€ (the croque siffleur: ham, goat cheese, tomato and roquette) to 12€ (a plate of pata negra bellota ham); wines by the glass range from 3,50€ to 6€. Le siffleur de ballons is a great stop for a quick and simple lunch, for an apéro, to buy a sandwich to go or to buy a bottle or two.
Check out the saturday lunch “Apéromatch”: a wine tasting session consisting in comparing wines from either two different regions, countries, grape variety, vinification… For 18€ you try four different wines while eating cheese and charcuterie.

Le siffleur de ballons
34 rue de Citeaux
75012 Paris
tel: 01.58.51.14.04
Metro: Faidherbe-Chaligny, Reuilly-Diderot

Tu-Sat: 10.30am-3pm / 5.30pm-10pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Slash.fr: The best online guide to art events and venues in Paris.

Slash.fr: The best online guide to art events and venues in Paris.

Slash.fr is a carefully curated bilingual guide to the best art venues in and around Paris and features up-to-date artist and event listings.”
Slash.fr classifies all art events in Paris by either medium (architecture, urban art, design, drawing, film, installations, new media, painting, photography, sculpture, sound, mixed media, video…) venues (art centers, foundations, galleries, museums, independant, temporary…) events (openings, screenings, lectures, performances, fairs, exhibitions…), dates (past, new, current, closing, ongoing, upcoming…) or location. You won’t find an online art guide of Paris as resourceful as Slash.fr.

You can also download the free Slash iphone app for the best pocket size Paris art guide, with an interactive map letting you know if venues are open and if they have a current event registered on Slash (no more walking into closed doors!)