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10 brilliant things to do this week

Les Bains © Paul Raeside

Read on for our guide to the week's coolest events and most interesting venues. If you manage to tick off all ten, head back to our home page for daily updates on the best restaurants, cultural events, nightlife, and whatever else Paris manages to think up before our next Hot List is published on Monday. 

The best things to do in Paris this week

Ober Mamma

The 2015 opening from the team behind East Mamma on the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, Ober Mamma is a handsome addition to the Big Mamma group of Italian trattorie. Owners Tigrane and Victor have managed to repeat the success of their first restaurant with this Oberkampf hangout...

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Oberkampf

Israel Ariño : Le Temps éparpillé

Critics' choice

It’s been a great summer for photography fans in Paris this year. First it was the brilliant Anna and Bernhard Blume exhibition at the Centre Pompidou, and now this more autobiographical display from Israel Ariño at the Galerie VU. The photos follow a very particular narrative thread, which visitors must reconstruct. These black and white snippets seem to connect to one another gradually, sketching a rough portrait, detail by detail, of the figure behind the camera...

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Until Saturday September 12 2015 Free

Ellsworth

For many, an intimate multi-course meal at Verjus is a special thing, or even a destination dinner, to be reserved weeks before a visit to Paris. But the expatriate succès fou isn’t a casual hangout, despite the charming wine bar downstairs with its own snack menu. Three cheers, then, for the 2015 arrival of its upstart little sister, Ellsworth (named for one of the founders’ grandfather). Here, the name of the game is affordable, casual chic...

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Jinji

This 20 square metre boutique dresses men from head to toe with trendy new and second-hand items. Starting from the bottom up, you’ll find inimitable Stan Smith trainers, sold in black and white, with laces or Velcro. There’s a great selection of monochrome New Balance trainers, as well as Reeboks and Converse. Clothes wise, there’s no risk of fashion faux pas as outrageous designs are few and far between...

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6th arrondissement

Cinéma au Clair de Lune 2015

For its 15th edition, the Cinéma au Claire de Lune, organised by the Forum des Images, is hosting eleven free outdoor film screenings at different locations across Paris from July 24 to August 9. Kicking off at 9.30pm every evening, you can catch everything from Stanley Donen’s classic ‘Funny Face’ (starring the eternally charming yet roguish Audrey Hepburn) to a bouncy comedy from Bruno Podalydès (‘Bancs Publics’) and a slew of vintage comedies...

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By: Huw Oliver

Sans objet

In Aurélien Bory’s troubling Wellsian vision, two dancer-acrobats compete with a massive robotic arm (the sort used to build cars), proving no match for its inexhaustible, mechanised rhythms. ‘Sans objet’ belongs to a growing genre of ‘physical theatre’, which – inspired by mime and theatrical clowning schools – imagines the performer’s body as a contested and dramatized site, combining circus techniques (acrobatics and pantomime) with the expressivity of contemporary dance...

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Théâtre de la Cité Internationale Until Sunday August 2 2015

Le 49.3

There’s the feeling of a quaint university bar about the interior of the 49.3, all elegant metal stools and brown leather sofas. Its name sounds like some sort of legal amendment, but actually refers to the fact this 11th arrondissement bar offers an impressive 49 different beers in three different categories. You can choose from a variety of exceptional beers here, with prices rarely exceeding €5.50 for a 330ml bottle (for a decent brew, that’s not bad)...

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Charonne

L'été au musée des Arts forains

Paris can be a bit of a nightmare during a heat wave. Everyone’s first thought is to head the nearest slab of grass, to grab some shade and crack open the rosé. But a picnic in an overcrowded park isn’t your only option. Instead, make your way to this half-hidden space, tucked away in the former wine warehouses of Bercy. Le Musée des Arts Forains is more its own world than a museum...

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Musée des Arts Forains Until Monday August 31 2015

Les Bains

Critics' choice

Located on the tiny Rue du Bourg-l’Abbé in the 3rd arrondissement, Les Bains has a long and illustrious history. First opened by the Guerbois family in 1885, it was originally a bathhouse catering to la crème de la crème of Parisian society, including Marcel Proust. In the ’80s and ’90s, it was a famously debauched nightclub, frequented by the likes of Sean Penn and Grace Jones...

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The Marais

Des Bulles et des Ballons

This Montreuil address was once both a tearoom and a bookshop specialising in comics and children’s fiction. Having abandoned its literary function, however, it’s now simply a bar and restaurant. Even though we actually came to get our fill of Tintin, we stay on, reeled in by the sunny little terrace and a jovial welcome from the staff. A light-filled building spanning two floors, Des Bulles et des Ballons remains a jolly, friendly place for coffee or lunch...

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Montreuil

Comments

9 comments
lala m
lala m

Do not even think about visitng Georges the restuarnat at the Pompidou. Lots of ridiculous looking waiters whose brains are somewhere else. 

we had the worst service, terrible food at overinflated prices. . when we told the matire d that our waiter was not bringing food or wine as ordered he started to argue with us. Scallops---36 euro were six frozen scallops cooked with no seasoning and no vegetables and a bowl of undercooked rice..Cod was a greasy mess of something tasting like fish. .... Avoid at all costs 

Maia Nielsen
Maia Nielsen

Üt, by R-Bag : Brilliant clown show every Thursday, Friday, Saturday night at tiny Théâtre Clavel, metro station Pyrénées. Excellent music, laughs for everyone, for kids, for grownups, and most importantly even for people without a word of French. Buy a ticket or pay upon liking, on your way out! Until Dec. 29th.

bob
bob

absolutely pathetic

Olivier
Olivier

try Brasserie de l'epoque, fabulous food, very friendly service and very good value for money. Passage Vero doda opposite the Ministere de la culture et de la communication in the 1er arrondissement. A must do for the real parisian brasserie fare!!

Dubqi
Dubqi

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cola
cola

I love it all!

Susan
Susan

Very helpful. Will visit at least three of these ten when in Paris in March.

Joe
Joe

Ice skating in front of L’Hôtel de Ville looks brilliant! Thanks Time Out :)

chardin
chardin

concert lyrique , dimanche 18 Novembre 17h cathedrale ste Croix 12 rue du Perchre 75003