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“25 ans de créativité arabe”

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

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Exposition '25 ans de créativité arabe'

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If you are looking for a unique and cultural experience in Paris you should consider to visit “25 ans de créativité arabe“. An exhibition that shows a “vivid cross-section of the very latest work coming out of the Arab world rather than a summing up of the last quarter century.”

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Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 10am-6pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm.

Discover the Gaïté Lyrique

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

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Paris, is one of the world’s most popular cities, has plenty of must-see places, but if  the time is limited, and you are looking for different and emblematic places, it is not easy to choose the right place to visit. This is why the Hotel Pulitzer Paris is constantly highlighting different and particular places.

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The Gaïté Lyrique turns out to be one of the most individual tourist attractions in Paris, but it’s one of the most significant symbols of the digital culture, modern music, and currently welcoming art of the city. This is definitely  a different experience in Paris  and it will show you another perspective of the city.

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Click here if you want to know more about the Gaïté Lyrique.

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Where to eat in Paris?

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

When it comes to choose the right place to eat in Paris, ParisbyMouth.com is the best option, find the best restaurants, wine bars, bakeries & pastry shops of the city.

From Antiques to Wines & Spirits (100 best shops)

Monday, July 16th, 2012
We invite to discover this useful and unique shopping guide by TIMEOUT.FR
The most complete shopping guide of Paris!
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Top 10 Exhibitions for 2012 in Paris

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

Journey into the world of Tim Burton at the Cinémathèque, check out Helmut Newton’s vamps at the Grand Palais, and discover Artemisia, a lesser-known baroque painting genius, at Musée Maillol: 2012 promises to be one hell of an art-rich year – and this list is just the tip of the iceberg!

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Get to know all the exhibitions following this link: TOP 10 EXHIBITIONS FOR 2012 IN PARIS

Recommended: Royal Danish Ballet: Napoli

Monday, December 26th, 2011
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For its fourth visit to the Palais Garnier, the Royal Danish Ballet presents a reinterpretation of a great ballet from its repertoire, whose tradition never ceases to live and evolve.
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August Bournonville, the Danish dancer, ballet master and choreographer of French origin, lent his identity to the Royal Danish Ballet and gave it a style in keeping with the rigour and grace of the French School. First presented in Copenhagen in 1842, “Napoli” established itself as the choreographer’s masterpiece and became emblematic of Danish romanticism, with a first act anchored in reality and a second act inviting us into the supernatural world.
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Performed ever since by the company since its creation, Napoli was re-worked in 2009 by Nikolaj Hübbe, its current artistic director. With the complicity of Sorella Englund, he moved the adventures of Teresina and her fiancé, the fisherman Gennaro, to the streets of 1950s Naples and completely expunged all hint of divine intervention.
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Day/Time: Monday, January 9th 2012. 19:30
Venue: Palais Garnier, Paris
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Napoli
Ballet in three acts
Libretto by August Bournonville
Edvard Helsted, Holger Simon Paulli, Hans Christian Lumbye, Music
Louise Alenius Boserup,  Act II Music
Sorella Englund, Nikolaj Hübbe, Choreography and staging after August Bournonville
Maja Ravn, Sets and costumes
Anton Liep, Graphic creations
Mikki Kunttu, Lighting
Camilla Hübbe, Dramaturgy
Orchestre Colonne
David Levi, Conductor
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Coldplay Concert in Paris

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
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The alternative rock band Coldplay returns to Paris for his new tour in 2011. On 14 December, will be at the Palais Omnisport de Paris Bercy, at 19:30.
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Coldplay are a British band formed in London in 1998. With their first album Parachutes in 2000 become the new standard for pop-rock. Add to its success the album A Rush of Blood to the Head, X & Y and Viva La Vida in 2008.
Composed by the charismatic Chris Martin, singer and pianist, Guy Berryman, bassist, Jon Buckland, guitarist and Will Champion, drummer, the group is considered the most important pop-rock of the moment.
Back in 2011 with their new album Mylo Xyloto released on 24 October. This concert is one of the first of the tour! Be among the privileged and assists the English band’s concert in Paris.
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Top 10 Paris Monuments

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Everyone knows what the Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame look like, but have you seen the classics that hide beyond the city’s traditional tourist circuits? Try some of these…

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Cimetière du Père-Lachaise

  • Critics choice
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Père-Lachaise is the celebrity cemetery – it has almost anyone French, talented and dead that you care to mention. Not even French, for that matter. Creed and nationality have never prevented entry: you just had to have lived or died in Paris or have an allotted space in a family tomb.

  1. Boulevard de Ménilmontant, 20e, Paris, France

Sainte-Chapelle

Devout King Louis IX (St Louis, 1226-70) had a hobby of accumulating holy relics. In the 1240s, he bought what was advertised as the Crown of Thorns, and ordered Pierre de Montreuil to design a shrine. The result was Sainte-Chapelle. With 15m (49ft) windows, the upper level appears to consist almost entirely of stained glass. The windows depict hundreds of scenes from the Old and New Testaments, culminating with the Apocalypse in the rose window.

  1. 6 boulevard du Palais, 1er, Paris, France

Palais de Chaillot

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This immense pseudo-classical building was constructed by Azéma, Boileau and Carlu for the 1937 international exhibition, with giant sculptures of Apollo by Henri Bouchard, and inscriptions by Paul Valéry. The Palais houses the Musée National de la Marine and the Musée de l’Homme (closed for renovation until 2012). In the east wing are the Théâtre National de Chaillot and the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine.

  1. Place du Trocadero, 16e, Paris, France

Tour St-Jacques

  • Critics choice

Loved by the Surrealists, this solitary Flamboyant Gothic belltower with its leering gargoyles is all that remains of St-Jacques-La-Boucherie church, built for the powerful Butchers’ Guild in 1508-22. The statue of Blaise Pascal at the base commemorates his experiments on atmospheric pressure, carried out here in the 17th century. A weather station now crowns the 52m (171ft) tower.

  1. Square de la Tour Saint-Jacques, 4e, Paris, France

La Conciergerie

  • Critics choice

The Conciergerie looks every inch medieval. However, much of the façade was added in the 1850s, long after Marie-Antoinette, Danton and Robespierre were imprisoned here during the Revolution. The 13th-century Bonbec tower, the 14th-century César and Argent towers, and the Tour de l’Horloge all survive from the Capetian palace.The visit takes you through the Salle des Gardes and the Salle des Gens d’Armes, an impressive vaulted Gothic hall built between 1301 and 1315 for Philippe ‘le Bel’.

  1. 2 boulevard du Palais, 1er, Paris, France

Petit Palais

Despite it’s elegant, Belle Époque allure the ‘Little Palace’ is overshadowed by its big brother, Le Grand Palais, just across the road. But ignore it and you’ll miss out on one of Paris’s loveliest fine arts museums, with an extensive mish-mash of works by Poussin, Doré, Courbet and the impressionists, as well as other paintings and sculptures from the Antiquity to 1900. The building, built by Charles Girault for the 1900 for the World Fair, is lit entirely by natural light and sits around a pretty little garden – a plum spot for coffee and cakes.

  1. avenue Winston-Churchill, 8e, Paris

Place des Vosges

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Paris’s first planned square was commissioned in 1605 by Henri IV and inaugurated by his son Louis XIII in 1612. With harmonious red-brick and stone arcaded façades and steeply pitched slate roofs, it differs from the later pomp of the Bourbons. Laid out symmetrically with carriageways through Pavillon de la Reine on the north side and Pavillon du Roi on the south, the other lots were sold off as concessions to officials and nobles (some façades are imitation brick). It was called place Royale prior to the Napoleonic Wars, when the Vosges was the first region to pay its war taxes.

  1. 4e, Paris, France

104 (Centquatre)

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104, described as a ‘space for artistic creation’, occupies a vast 19th-century building on the rue d’Aubervilliers that used to house Paris’s municipal undertakers. The site was saved from developers by Roger Madec, the mayor of the 19th, who’s made its renovation the centrepiece of a massive project of cultural and urban renewal.There aren’t any constraints on the kind of work the resident artists do: 104 is open to ‘all the arts’, but finished pieces have to shown in one of 104′s annual ‘festivals’.

  1. 104 rue d’Aubervilliers & 5 rue Curial, 19e, Paris, France

La Grande Mosquée de Paris

Some distance removed from the Arabic-speaking inner-city enclaves of Barbès and Belleville, this vast Hispano-Moorish construct is nevertheless the spiritual heart of France’s Algerian-dominated Muslim population. Built from 1922 to 1926 with elements inspired by the Alhambra and the Bou Inania Medersa in Fès, the Paris mosque is dominated by a stunning green-and-white tiled square minaret. On la rue Geoffroy-St-Hilaire, La Mosquée café (open 9am-midnight daily) is delightful – a modest courtyard with blue-and-white mosaic-topped tables shaded beneath green foliage.

  1. 2 place du Puits de l’Ermite, 5e, Paris, France

Observatoire de Paris

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The Paris observatory was founded by Louis XIV’s finance minister, Colbert, in 1667; it was designed by Claude Perrault (who also worked on the Louvre), with labs and an observation tower. The French meridian line drawn by François Arago in 1806 (which was used here before the Greenwich meridian was adopted as standard) runs north-south through the centre of the building. You’ll need to apply for an appointment at the Observatoire by letter, but it’s also worth checking the website for openings linked to astronomical happenings – or visit on the Journées du Patrimoine.

  1. 61 avenue de l’Observatoire, 14e, Paris, France
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    Source: http://www.timeout.fr/paris/feature/123/top-10-paris-monuments

The Cirque du Soleil – “Corteo”

Monday, November 7th, 2011
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For 27 years now, The Cirque du soleil has been putting on the most spectacular and poetic circus acts of the time. The prestigious decors, top artists and polished set design have made The Cirque du Soleil internationally influential. This new show, Corteo, lives up to its reputation.
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The show begins in a fun-fair atmosphere, where a clown evokes the subject of his own funeral. And so begins an interior journey that unfolds before the eyes of spectators, and which addresses the many facets of the clown: ridicule, tragedy, perfection, imperfection, strength and fragility. Each of his moods is illustrated by a circus act performed by a top class artist.
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Whilst two acrobatic dancers show the equilibrium and the strength of the clown, a trampoline act (on beds!) reveals the childish nature of the person. As for his former love life, it is illustrated by spectacular aerial acrobatics on lights hanging several metres high. Twenty circus acts continue to punctuate this great interior journey. Corteo is also a scenographic and decorative performance. Rotating areas, a steel cable-car, a maze and huge curtains make up the scene of the show. Created by Jean Rabasse, the decor plunges the spectator into a lyrical and dreamlike world.
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Boulogne-Billancourt

From November 4 2011 to December 18 2011

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Cézanne and Paris

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
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The Hotel Pulitzer Paris recommends “Cézanne and Paris
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Cézanne did not only paint Provençal scenes. In the course of twenty trips to Paris, the artist learned a style of painting that he would continue to develop in Provence, attracting interest and praise from critics, art dealers and collectors. The 80 works in this exhibition provide insight into the southern painter’s time in Paris.
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The first section describes his arrival in Paris, his training in the city and early paintings, taking a close look at his mastery of landscape painting and use of Impressionist techniques. It goes on to explore Cézanne’s nudes. Working at a time when erotic paintings were becoming increasingly popular, he experimented with new ways to portray female nudes and invented his particular pictorial representation of them.
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Still lifes also make up a significant portion of Cézanne’s work, and the exhibition spotlights the way he creates space and depth of perspective, and his masterly use of colour and shapes in his depictions of objects as well as his portraits and erotic paintings.
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Website : www.museeduluxembourg.fr
Source: http://en.parisinfo.com/show-exhibition/1368397/cezanne-and-paris