If you’re reading this article, it’s because your chances of a weekend away by the sea are slim. But who said that we can’t escape without leaving Paris?
Have a wonderful weekend in Paris!
It’s 11 am, on Friday, the weekend is coming, and your nerves begin to switch. Your spirits are high, you don’t want to tap at that keyboard anymore and have started doodling on your notepad instead.
It’s high time you start thinking about how you’ll spend this weekend you’ve been waiting for! You can expect to have a good time with a touch of culture, a taste of gastronomy and a pinch of literature. This spring meet seem a little bit boring, and not everybody has the opportunity to “go south”. But here’s a program which will delight you much you’ll want to dance the Flamenco…
MAKE YOUR WEEKEND A SUCCESS
ON A FINE SATURDAY IN MARCH…
… ON SATURDAY, at 11 AM: A REAL MOMENT OF HAPPINESS
Looking for an easy way to escape the mundane routine of your daily life? To admire natural beauty, amazing colors and dreamlike landscapes? In a sublime setting that you won’t forget? We have the solution: it is as simple as going to the exhibition “Pierre Bonnard, Painting Arcadia” at the Musée d’Orsay.
We’ve all heard of this Post-impressionist painter of the Nabis movement, but we’re perhaps less aware of how extraordinary, impression and poetic his work is. Rather than listening to me tell you about it, go and have a look for yourself: I guarantee you’ll be completely blown away.
“Pierre Bonnard, Painting Arcadia“, to the Musée d’Orsay until July 19th, 2015.
ON SATURDAY, at 2 PM: ARE YOU HUNGRY?
It’s lunch time! Have the “Bonnardiennes” splendors worn you out? So treat yourself! Just a short walk away you’ll find the Varenne Café, at the corner of Rue du Bac. A real Parisian bar with outdoor tables on a sunny sidewalk, a zinc and mahogany decor. Serving delicious small dishes… Enjoy your meal!
Varenne Café, 36 Rue de Varenne, Paris 7th district
ON SATURDAY EVENING TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GO TO PLAYS
The discrete lover… There’s a scent of classical theater in the air, it seems! Molière? Marivaux? No, you fools! We are delighted to present Señor Felix Lope de Vega, a famous Spanish author of the 17th century.
His “Discrete lover” play is a rat race for love, where Fenisa, a young lady from a good family and cloistered by her mother, is madly in love with Lucindo, a charming young man. Naturally, the road is paved with obstacles, and these (disguises, plans, twists and turns of every kind) are all the ingredients to bring the lovers’ predicament to its dramatic climax. What may surprise you, dear readers, in this text, is the author’s modern tone given he lived in the days of Shakespeare and not of Rihanna.
It features strong female characters who take control of their destinies, and a heroine, Fénisa, who leads everybody around by the nose for emancipation. You’ll undoubtedly have a good time, with brilliant actors and a comic script: enjoy the show!
Theater 13 – 30 rue Chevaleret, 75013 Paris
AND ON SUNDAY…
… 2 PM
Brilliant! Princesses’ dresses… (Gentlemen please don’t take offense, dresses does not necessarily mean English candy or meringues with whipped cream!)
And the best example is the exhibition that is currently taking place at the Galliera Palace, the Paris Fashion museum, where the most beautiful creations of Jeanne Lanvin are on display. You will, I’m sure, therefore be delighted to go along with your wife and see these evening dresses, each one more elegant, refined and beautiful than the last. She will undoubtedly go on shopping spree under the powerful spell of this magical place.
Exhibition “Jeanne Lanvin” until August 23rd, 2015 – Galliera palace, 10 avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie, Paris 16th district.
ON SUNDAY, at 5 PM: “HELLO TROCADERO”
A few steps away from the Galliera Palace is a beautiful plaza located between the Museum of Modern Art and the Palace of Tokyo. You will find zinc chairs and tables on the esplanade to enjoy a refreshing juice with a little snack on a sunny afternoon…
The Terrace, 13 avenue of President Wilson, Paris 16th district.
ON SUNDAY, at 8 PM: IT’S TIME TO SLEEP!
You’ve been waiting for this delightful moment for long time… You are in your room, looking for a movie, with a sweater around your shoulders and a plate of pasta pasta shells and ham – your secret gastronomic weakness.
This evening it will be “Damned” by Luchino Visconti. Of course, it’s not a funny film but one the most outstanding and the famous movies of his time (in 1969, a whole program). The wealthy aristocratic Von Essenbeck family witness the rise of the Nazis. Faults grow more apparent in the characters and each one, in turn, moves in a different direction… Have a good weekend!
THIS WEEKEND SOUNDTRACK
“Three girls in the wind”: Theodore, Paul and Gabriel (unlike their names).
THE LATEST DISCOVERY OF THIS WEEKEND
A green (ecological) object especially in times of pollution ; an elegant means of transport for the spring and love season ; completely useless bikes.