The Musée du Quai Branly dedicated to the fundamental arts is already celebrating its 10th anniversary. Until July 24th, visitors will discover among others « Matahoata », an exhibition and a tribute to the Marquesas Islands, this French-Polynesian archipelago that inspired so many artists, from Paul Gauguin to Jacques Brel. Discover their cultural universe, more lively than ever with tattoo, danse, sculpture…
Run to the Institut du Monde arabe to discover « Jardins d’Orient, de l’Alhambra au Taj Mahal », the fabulous story of oriental gardens, told along a path of 300 artworks, from the Antiquity to the present times. You will discover what inspired the gardens and, exceptionally on the front square, a pop-up oriental garden imagined especially by landscape architect Michel Péna. Palm, orange and jasmine trees among others, in the heart of Paris until September 25th!
From May 9th to 31st, the Opera Bastille will take you to Vienna in the 18th century, with the famous “Der Rosenkavalier” from Richard Strauss, showing the thwarted love of Octavian and Sophie, in love together despite their respective engagement. A masterpiece dealing with the nostalgia of love and the transience of time, under the baton of conductor Philippe Jordan.
Discover the new Canopée des Halles and take a gourmet break at Champeaux, imagined by Alain Ducasse and Olivier Maurey. A name full of history for a new address which intends to be “the” brasserie of the 21st century. In a modern décor, you will enjoy their specialties of “soufflés”, salted or sweet, but also a bream with basil, a lemon chicken, a duck parmentier or a plate of deli at off-peak hours. Note the menu presented as a railway scoreboard. The wine list has been conceived by the Head Sommelier of the Ducasse galaxy. Nice terrace. Count 30 to 70 euros. Opened every day from 8 am to midnight. (until 1 am from Thursday to Saturday). Forum des Halles, la Canopée, 1st.
Simon Horwitz, who made his classes with Wahid, Gagnaire and Meneau, welcomes you to his neo-bistrot: Elmer. Here are some of his creations, inspired by his many travels: grilled octopus, drained soft fresh cheese, leek and black radish; duckling from Challans, carrots and pink radish; cod with its “rouille”; bonito fish, pear potatoes, seaweeds and fennel; and as a dessert, a sweet almond shortbread with a lemon cream and pears or a surprising chocolate ganache cream with curry and a whisky ice cream. This is original and delicious! Count 50 to 80 Euro. Closed on Sundays and Mondays. 30 rue Notre Dame de Nazareth, 3rd.