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10 blindingly good things to do in Paris this week

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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 see and do in Paris this week

Exhibition • Les Clefs d'une passion

Critics' choice

Opened in early 2015, the Fondation Louis Vuitton continues to stake its claim in Paris’s cultural landscape with a beautiful collection of iconic works from the first half of the 20th century. Most pieces are on loan from major institutions like the MOMA, the Tate Modern, the State Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, the Pushkin Museum in Moscow and even Oslo’s Munch Museum...

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Until Monday July 6 2015

Restaurant • Les Déserteurs

Critics' choice

The only critcism to be made of Les Déserteurs is that it is exactly as one would expect: located in a neighbourhood that is quintessentially ‘cool’ and steeped in a gastro-bistro mentality, this restaurant offers complex medleys of flavour perfectly in step with current food trends.  The waiters’ spiel can be a little long, covering the preparation of each dish and the provenance of the ingredients. But that’s a minor quibble, because the food here really is excellent...

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Charonne

Bar • Le Très Particulier

Critics' choice

Tucked away behind the Montmartre hill, with rooms priced at €400 a night, the luxurious Particulier Montmartre hotel bar is a favourite with in-the-know Parisians. Visitors have to jump through quite a few hoops just for a drink at the bar, proceeding down a private-access street and through a series of intercoms and buzzers before finally reaching the hotel garden. Designed by Louis Benech (who also renovated the Tuileries), this lush enclave...

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Montmartre

Restaurant • Poulet-Purée

Critics' choice

Foodies will know the Île Seguin eco-city, a small island in the Seine southwest of Paris, for its bucolic promenades and lunch canteens like L’Atelier and Doddy’s Coffee. And now there’s another reason to make the trip to Boulogne: Poulet-Purée. Cosy but sprawling, this restaurant boasts three separate dining rooms: a casual Formica lunch counter, a lounge with leather booths and a barn-like interior with wood furniture, stuffed chickens...

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Exhibition • Velázquez

For many, Diego Velázquez springs to mind as the greatest painter of the Spanish Golden Age. For some,  Edouard Manet included, he was the best painter who ever lived. ‘Las Meninas’, ‘The Triumph of Bacchus’, the portrait of his slave, Juan de Pareja – these works influenced over three centuries of artists straight through to modernism...

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Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais Until Monday July 13 2015

Club • Terrasses Kréyol

Known to inveterate party-goers as ‘La Terrasse Experimentale’, Les Terrasses Kréyol, is a pop-up club in a Caribbean restaurant on the outskirts of the city near the Clignancourt flea market. Set up on the initiative of music collectives like Syndrøm, Roofnacht, and P2Z,this unique venue is super fun while being super serious about the music...

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Restaurant • Rôtisserie Stévenot

Critics' choice

People who stop in at this little shop in the Marais, lured by the unbeatable scent of roast chicken, almost always come back. And how could they not, when the roasts are of such quality? Before they ended on the spit, these tasty birds were raised ranging freely about the woods at Landes, making for plump, meaty thighs. Come at lunchtime for the chicken quarters, fresh mixed vegetables and impeccable gratin dauphinois...

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The Marais

Club • Le Malibv

Le Malibv, located at Etienne Marcel in the 2nd arrondissement, has become an essential weekend destination for Parisian revellers. In its previous ’70s incarnation it was an African club, but since then has been thoroughly renovated before re-opening as Le Malibv. Now, you pass through a discreet red door (which blends into the façade of a neighbouring pizzeria), and down a dark, narrow stairway to discover 44 Rue Tiquetonne, 2015 edition...

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Museum • Musée des Automates et de la Magie

The museum’s entryway, although narrow, is a conspicuous shade of bright orange. And still, it’s easy to miss. But venture through the orange door and you’ll find yourself in a dark, humid chamber with cavernous vault ceilings: the unlikely premises of not one, but two historic Parisian museums...

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The Marais

Club • Au Paris 80

Parisian music collectives like Otto10, Alter Paname, [BP] and Cracki are all fighting tooth-and-nail for use of this space. And it’s not hard to see why: Au Paris 80 is a 2000m2, mostly outdoor venue on the site of a former circus. Perfect for long summer days,  the space has retained its tent and carnival flair with giant sandboxes, wacky furniture and decked-out walls, which all give party-goers plenty of reasons to make the trip out to Bobigny...

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Bobigny

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