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Dessins du Studio Ghibli

For the first time ever in Europe, 1,300 sketches from the renowned Japanese Ghibli Studio are being exhibited at the Art Ludique museum. This special exhibition displays the pictures from which phenomally popular animated films such as ‘The Wind Rises’, ‘My Neighbour Totoro’, ‘Castle in the Sky’ and ‘The Tale of the Princess

  1. Art Ludique - Le Musée 34 quai d'Austerlitz, 13e
  2. Until Sun Mar 1
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An American in Paris

’50s classic film 'An American in Paris' has been adapted from the screen to the stage at last. Originally shot in Hollywood, the story has come full circle, with a première at the Théâtre du Châtelet at the heart of Paris. Theatre-goers will enjoy the authenticity of the setting for this show, which is performed in English and subtitled

  1. Théâtre du Châtelet 1 place du Châtelet, 1er
  2. Until Sun Jan 4
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Marché International de Rungis

Paris is home to The Marché International de Rungis, the largest wholesale food market in the world. Spanning 232 hectares, this monster market caters to all of your culinary needs. Set up in the city centre in the 10th century, demand for suppliers was so high by 1969 that Rungis had to relocate. The current market site is in the southern

  1. 1, Marché International de Rungis, rue de la Tour, BP 316, 94152 Rungis cedex
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Slava's Snowshow

  • Rated as: 5/5

Talented magician Slava Polunin brings an enchanting world to life with his Snowshow, which has been on tour for fifteen years and never ceases to engross its audiences. An epic, grandiose adventure, it blends humour and poetic sensitivity in a series of scenes that unfold beneath heavy snowfall. The Snowshow will remind even the most cynical

  1. Le Trianon 80 boulevard de Rochechouart, 18e
  2. Wed Dec 3 - Sat Dec 20
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Cirque Plume: Tempus Fugit ?

  • Rated as: 4/5

There are no lions jumping through hoops or grimacing clowns at Cirque Plume, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. This is far from your typical big top knockabout, making it a perfect pre-Christmas show for anyone at risk of an overdose of seasonal saccharine. Instead of your typical striped tent, the site set up in Parc de la

  1. 211 avenue Jean-Jaurès, 75019
  2. Until Sun Dec 28
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Péniche Concrete

  • Rated as: 4/5

If you want to party through the night and into the day, then head to Concrete. Once every two weeks, the boat is open on Friday and Saturday nights, and on alternate weekends is open from 7am on a Sunday until 2am the next morning. Dress well as the bouncers are a little picky and the usual crowd is dressed to the nines. People go to Concrete for

  1. 69 port de la Rapée, 12e
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David LaChapelle: Land Scape

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Free

A world away from his fashion photography and garish remakes of famous works of art, industrial landscapes are the focus of American photographer David LaChapelle’s latest exhibition ‘Land Scapes’. The photographer’s characteristic love of bright colours, gloss and the artificial are still going strong, but in this exhibition they are

  1. Galerie Daniel Templon 30 rue Beaubourg, 3e
  2. Until Tue Dec 23
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Beaurepaire - Café B

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4

The Beaurepaire restaurant has a traditional French bistro vibe with its brick walls, wooden furniture, red curtains and zinc bar. Set up in 2012 just a few steps from the canal Saint-Martin, the venue is an annex of Café A, a restaurant already well-loved by Parisians. Equipped with turntables and a proper sound system, the Beaurepaire hosts

  1. 6 rue Beaurepaire, 10e
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Le 29

  • Price band: 3/4

Established in 2013, Le 29 photography bookshop is a haven for photographers and graphic artists. All glossy image enthusiasts will enjoy a visit, whether interested in digital or film photography. Le 29 sells monographs, essay compilations, technical guides, exhibition catalogues, photography magazines, art books for kids and more. You can also

  1. 29 rue des Récollets, 10e
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Le Trac

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4

Trac is a must-see Parisian bar: doubling as a culture hub, the venue has a weekly schedule of live music sets, jam sessions, master classes, open mics, theatre improv, DJ sets and even stand-up comedy. Opened in September 2014 by the team that created Djoon, Trac bar has a comfortable, creative vibe. And they haven’t finished with it yet: the

  1. 72 avenue de France, 13e
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