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Have a wonderful weekend in Paris #1

It’s high time to start thinking about where you’ll spend the weekend you’ve been waiting for!
Here we go again: in March you can expect to have a good time with a touch of culture, a taste of gastronomy and a pinch of literature.
 
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March, There we go again!

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 where you’ll spend the weekend you’ve been waiting for!
 
Here we go again: in March you can expect to have a good time with a touch of culture, a taste of gastronomy and a pinch of literature. You dream of wild grass, meadows, bal musette (popular French accordion music) and of guinguette (a French riverside cafe), then put on your berets and flower dresses because this spring Paris awaits you…

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ON A FINE SATURDAY IN MARCH…

SATURDAY LUNCHTIME: FIND A PLACE TO EAT AND DRINK

Tune up your taste buds by heading to la Buvette, a wonderful place where you’ll get delicious food , such as French toast, coq au vin and madeleine, a treat for your taste buds in a trendy and rustic atmosphere. Yum!
 
La Buvette, 28 rue Henri Monnier, Paris 9ème (9th district) paris.ilovebuvette.com
 
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SATURDAY, 2 PM: DISCOVER THE CANNIBALES

On the subject of reading, I’d love you readers to discover the cannibales (cannibals) this weekend. Is this cavalier introduction to the topic just when you really wanted to take a nap? Well no!
 
Do you know Kadist? It’s is a foundation of Modern Art located in the 18th district (arrondissement) of Paris just a few steps from Abbesses. Like other foundations, its mission is to support young artists in setting up projects, creating their collections and in putting on exhibitions.
 
The foundation, little known to the general public, is pleased to present an exhibition on the subject of cannibals in this cozy and welcoming setting. Why cannibals and not musklys (fleur de lys) flowering,  you might ask? Perhaps it’s because colonials have provided us a misleading image of cannibals. You need to step back and find out the truths of this little discussed subject. The exhibition offers film screenings, old engravings and contemporary drawings that will make you see cannibalism differently.
 
“Canibalia” Exhibition, Kadist Foundation, 19 bis – 21 rue des Trois Frères, Paris 18ème (18th district)… www.kadist.org


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ON SATURDAY NIGHT, TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE A PLAY IN SAINT OUEN!

You might know that famous rhyme: «  Napoleon plays the trumpet while his wife complains! »
 
We can hear you from here, grumbling from like a child about the prospect of attending a play in Saint Ouen! (This is crazy no?)
 
Here are 2 good reasons why you should go to the theater there:
 
1) A superb play about  5 young people during the First World War, whose friendships and relationships are challenged as they enter adulthood.
2) You can get tickets at a reduced rate with the following code (The Culture Delivery) for this Friday 13 and for tomorrow by contacting the Espace 1789. Then, dear readers,  all you need to do is take the road!
 
« Une année sans été » (A year without summer) at the Espace 1789, 2/4 rue Alexandre Bachelet, Saint Ouen.
www.espace-1789.com On Friday 13 and Saturday 14 at 8 pm, 10 tickets at a reduced rate with the “The Culture Delivery” code.
Make a reservation via resa@espace-1789.com


 

AND ON SUNDAY…

… 2 PM

You see, I told you we’ll go to the ball! No need to come dressed with a crinoline since it’s a video ball… This weekend is decidedly more and more mysterious…
 
For once, come and discover a selection of films directed by Mark Lewis, a Canadian filmmaker at Le Bal, a place usually dedicated to photography. These are peculiar/comic films,  which capture banal, everyday actions  through silent sequence shots. This particular filming technique gives you the sensation of being totally immersed in the film, of running across the wheat fields, of flying over a stronghold , of hovering above the Brazilian urban landscape.
 
Where does this mysterious sensation come from ? It is surely the result of the the silent, poetic atmosphere that the films evoke. This beautiful exhibition, very different from those you’ve seen before, invite you to take a break, free your mind and dream…
 
“Above and about” exhibition, Le Bal, 6 impasse de la Défense, Paris 18ème( 18th district). www.le-bal.fr
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ON SUNDAY, 5 PM, STILL AT LE BAL…

In this lovely setting, you’ll also find an adorable little café, where  you can enjoy a drink whilst watching passers by.
Le Bal Café, 6 impasse de la Défense, Paris 18ème (18th district) .


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SUNDAY, 8 PM: IT’S TIME TO SLEEP!

You’ve been waiting this blissful moment for some time… You are in your room, searching for a movie, with a plaid around your shoulders and one foot on your afghan hound which lies on your berber carpet?
 
Tonight I’d recommend that you watch “Blancanieves”, by Pablo Berger, a black-and-white silent movie inspired by the Snow White tale, which takes place in 20th-century Andalusia. It will leave you speechless!
Have a good week everyone!


 

INDISPENSABLES!

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THIS WEEKEND SOUNDTRACK

Do you really want to go back in time? Listen to The Do, they perform miracles…
 
Click here to listen

 

THE LATEST DISCOVERY OF THIS WEEKEND

A good photographer, politically incorrect and a little bit rude. This is the perfect book to read for this weekend.
 
Erwin Olaf, volume 2. Click right here to buy (also available in bookstores)

 
 
 
Pictures of furnished apartment rentals in Paris by Lodgis

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