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Mondial du tatouage 2015

Browse for ideas while feasting your eyes on the craziest, most elaborate designs out there at the Mondial du Tatouage, a mammoth annual tattoo convention held at the Grande Halle de la Villette on March 6-8. Visiting Paris from Singapore, Italy the US, Thailand and beyond, tattoo artists will go head to head for prizes (‘best colour tattoo’,

La Fête du Graphisme

Wide-ranging graphic art festival La Fête du Graphisme enlivens the streets of Paris from bus shelters to the Gaîté Lyrique, the MK2 Bibliothèque and the Cité Internationale des Arts. Henning Wagenbreth, Charles Burns, Moulinex, Robert Crumb, Kazumasa Nagaï are just a few of the names on show. The Cité Internationale des Arts is hosting

Lumières: Carte blanche à Christian Lacroix

  • Rated as: 4/5
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Set in the centre of the Marais between a cluster of chic modern galleries, the Musée Picasso, the MAHJ and the Carnavalet, the Musée Cognacq-Jay has long suffered from the local competition and a slightly dusty image. Dedicated to the collection of 17th-century objects and artworks of Samaritaine founder Ernest Cognacq and his wife Marie-Louise

  1. Musée Cognacq-Jay 8 rue Elzévir, 3e
  2. Until Sun Apr 19
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Travel India from Mumbai to Calcutta at Paris’s brand new classical music venue, La Philharmonie de Paris. The last weekend of January will be devoted to celebrating the diversity of Indian music from the classical to the most modern styles. On Saturday afternoon, Andrés Marin’s show ‘Yatra’ (‘Voyage’ in Sanskrit) takes the audience

  1. Philharmonie de Paris 221 avenue Jean Jaurès, 19e
  2. Fri Jan 30 - Sun Feb 1
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  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4

Senegalese designer Sadio Bee creates highly wearable pieces in African batik patterns (the shirts, dresses and suits are all familiar shapes for Western dressers). His brightly-painted little boutique has been a friendly fixture on the hip Rue Sainte-Marthe since 1999, even putting on its own annual fashion show. His workshop is just opposite

  1. 12 rue Sainte-Marthe, 10e
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Festival Sons d'hiver

Paris's banlieues all too often suffer from a bad rep (just ask Fox News), but the reality is far more complex and inspiring. And what better example than jazz festival Sons d'Hiver - now in its 24th edition, the endlessly popular event holds the bulk of its shows in the suburban Val-de-Marne area of southeast Paris. For 2015, there's an eclectic

Carmen Ragosta

  • Price band: 3/4

Carmen Ragosta has been running her quirky little boutique-restaurant on the popular Rue de la Grange aux Belles for over ten years. The clothing rails hang by the tables where shoppers can sample vegan Italian dishes (take note of the €20 brunch), and there's a workshop in the basement to complete the incongruous setup. Carmen trained in

  1. 8 rue de la Grange aux Belles, 10e
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La Trésorerie

  • Price band: 2/4

The building is in fact a former public treasury (‘trésorerie’), and luckily this furniture and homeware store is also full of riches. The large space is bathed in light with a strong Scandinavian feel (there’s also an excellent Swedish café, Smörgås, attached), and is stuffed with everything from wooden spoons to lamps, from stoneware

  1. 11 rue du Château d'Eau, 10e
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The Meta-Perception Club

  • Rated as: 4/5

If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes, you’ll likely jump at the chance of going for a wander wearing one of the animal helmets currently on display at the Centre Culturel Irlandais. Artists in residence Anne Cleary and Dennis Connolly have designed a series of striking helmets handcrafted out

  1. Centre culturel irlandais 5 rue des Irlandais, 5e
  2. Until Fri Feb 20
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Charlie Hebdo at the Centre Pompidou

The Centre Pompidou is currently exhibiting front covers of Charlie Hebdo magazine printed between 1969 and 1986 in its library, the Bibliothèque Kandinsky. Paying tribute to the victims of the attack against the controversial paper on January 7, this exhibit was rapidly pulled together by gallery staff the following day.   Such a display would

  1. The Centre Pompidou Rue Saint-Martin, 4e
  2. Until Sat Feb 28
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Time Out remembers Charlie Hebdo

Time Out remembers Charlie Hebdo

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