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生长 Genesis

'Genesis' is a show about the origin of things, no less. The Belgian dancer-turned-choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui has earned a reputation for his genre-bending (and indeed limb-bending) shows. For this typically ambitious project, he's teamed up with dancer Yabin Wang (who made an unforgettable appearance in 'House of Flying Daggers') for a

  1. 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, 19e
  2. Mon Dec 1 - Fri Dec 5
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Le Sorelle Macaluso

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Critics choice

The scene is set: a few shields, a clutch of swords, a handful of crucifixes. Onto the sparsely arranged stage march eight Italian dancers – two men, six women – who proceed to take up arms. Choreographer Emma Dante needs no more materials, no bigger cast, in order to do her thing. In little over an hour, her troupe weave a terpsichorean

  1. Théâtre du Rond Point 2 bis avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt, 8e
  2. Wed Jan 14 - Sun Jan 25
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Bien Fait

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4

Not a few gastro vans have cropped up on the city's boulevards since the Parisians first acquired a taste of street food a couple of years ago. Yet Bien Fait ('well done' or – more ironically – 'serves you right') stands out for the sheer quality of its victuals, lovingly prepared and elegantly served in a takeaway box.The brainchild of Didier

  1. Port de Javel Bas, 15e
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Faust

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 3/4

Spreading its wicker chairs across a cute riverside terrace located beneath the Pont Alexandre III, Faust's outdoor bar jostles with its neighbours Le Flow and En Attendant Rosa for the attention of the moneyed and trendy. It’s a rather high-end affair: champagne, rosé and fashionable dress are the order of the day, even if the diner-inspired

  1. Sous le pont Alexandre III, 7e
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Oh My Cream!

  • Price band: 3/4

It's hard not to fall for Oh My Cream!, with its teasing name and row upon row of immaculately arranged cosmetic products hailing from the four corners of the globe. After the internet, this boutique is your best bet for niche brands of skin cream – some thirty in total, representing countries from Australia to Colombia.Organic and ethical

  1. 3 rue de Tournon, 6e
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Inaro

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

In recent years, Rue René Boulanger has become something of a polestar for winers and diners based in the République area. Inaro, with its woody décor and shelves of alluring wine bottles, is one of the many classy options that have cropped up on the street of late. It's popular enough that groups should think about booking ahead, but not to

  1. 38 rue René Boulanger, 10e
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Le Fleurus

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4

As the rest of the 14th arrondissement goes to bed, Le Fleurus keeps the party going till the small(ish) hours for the benefit of local students. Come the evening, residents of the Cité Universitaire flock here to grab dinner and a drink to the strains of the various rock, folk and world bands who play here almost daily. On Friday nights musical

  1. 10 boulevard Jourdan, 14e
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A$AP Mob

The hipsters' rappers of choice in 2012, when they burst onto the scene with A$ap Rocky's 'Purple Swag', A$ap Mob remain one of the most formidable names in rap. Operating like a glam Wu-Tang Clan, the New York collective have already put out a couple of hit solo albums, and their first group effort is on the way. Not bad for a crew whose average

  1. Le Zénith 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, 19e
  2. Wed Oct 29
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Suuns

The luminescent Montreal-based post-punk, pop and experi-rock outfit play from their second album, 'Images du Futur'. Echoes of the 2012 student protests in Quebec reverberate through their latest tracks, which are darker than anything they've produced before. Don't get them confused with drone metal druids Sunn O.

  1. La Gaîté Lyrique 3 bis rue Papin, 3e
  2. Until Wed Oct 1
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Miriam Cahn: Corporel/Körperlich

  • Free

The Centre Culturel Swiss exhibits the strange, ethereal works of Basel-born artist Miriam Cahn. Her unorthodox paintings, drawings and photography fizz with feminist symbology.

  1. Centre culturel suisse 32 et 38 rue des Francs-Bourgeois, 3e
  2. Until Sun Dec 14
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