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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

Restaurant • Anahi

On a sunny September evening in 2014, La Jeune Rue – Cédric Naudron’s half-hyped, half-derided project to buy up and renovate some 36 properties along three streets in the third arrondissement – has at first glance a slightly wistful air of neglect. The Rue du Vertbois and Rue Volta feel secluded from their buzzier Marais neighbours – calm grey Parisian scenes populated by occasional quietly strolling couples, the shop fronts elegantly battered, firmly shuttered relics. But look closer, and the signs of change are there – you can peer through smudged glass to freshly renovated spaces beyond, find a pocket of activity around a hip-looking gallery, or spy some tired-but-trendy business types having a late meeting over architectural drawings...

  1. 49 rue Volta, 3e
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Art • William Eggleston

Trolleys piled up in a supermarket car park. Cadillacs hooked to petrol pumps. Fridge shelves lined with innumerable milk cartons. And above all, people: people buying, spending, consuming. People living the American Dream.Welcome to the southern American states circa 1950. When photographer William Eggleston started out snapping his homeland at the end of that decade, his images betrayed the unmistakeable influence of Henri Cartier-Bresson: high-contrast monochrome, meticulous compositions, a preoccupation with suburban existence. But over the years colour crept in, and with it a growing fascination with the garish consumer culture…

  1. Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson 2 impasse Lebouis, 14e
  2. Until Sun Dec 21
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Bar • La Petite Chaufferie

Sick and tired of trying to find a Parisian bar that offers good drinks, decent music and reasonable prices? So were the team behind La Petite Chaufferie. In December 2013 they took the matter into their own hands and opened up this hip new watering hole, proclaiming it to be somewhere where you can 'eat electro and listen to organic'.Stepping out of the hubbub of the Faubourg Saint-Denis and into the roomy, colourful venue, you'd be forgiven for thinking you'd stumbled into a vegeterian hipster's wet dream. The lunch menu is certainly veggie-friendly, despite the odd meat dish, and all the ingredients are organic and (where possible) locally sourced. It's all healthy and wholesome without being sanctimonious and boring...

  1. 32 rue de l’Echiquier, 10e
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Gig • Tuxedomoon + Jessica 93

As part of the 6th edition of the Eldorado Music Festival, the Café de la Danse plays host to Tuxedomoon and Jessica 93 on the 20th September.  Born in 1977 out of the electronic music lab of the University of San Francisco, the members of Tuxedomoon combine elements of rock, no-wave, classical music, jazz, funk, tango and oriental music. Keen on collaborations with contemporary artists, they're back on our radars with the album 'Pink Narcissus', their own version of the soundtrack of the film James Bidgood, which came out in 1971. At their side is one-man band Jessica 93. Geoffrey Laporte signed his first LP in 2013, a dark and unsettling production published in association with three good labels...

  1. Café de la Danse 5 passage Louis-Philippe, 11e
  2. Sat Sep 20
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Wine • Au Quai

Born to a family of Chinese immigrants who trade in leather, Alain isn't your quintessential French vigneron with a ruddy face and a country accent. He explains his predilection for natural and biodynamic wines (which constitute 90% of his stock) by drawing on his Buddhist faith: his vines are treated with respect and in accordance with the lunar phases, as his beliefs mandate. And who's to question them, when the results are this good? The next time you're boozing by the canal on a Friday evening, give the local Monoprix a miss and head to Au Quai instead. Your palate will thank you...

  1. 15 rue Alibert, 10e
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Art • Miriam Cahn: Corporel/Körperlich

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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Restaurant • Hobbes

New on the bustling Avenue Bolivar in autumn 2014, Hobbes is a fresh addition to the neighbourhood, all fresh bright colours and organic vegetarian dishes. Named for the tiger rather than the philosopher, Bill Watterson annuals are liberally available to accompany your meal, which could be reason enough to visit in itself. As might be expected, the menu changes regularly depending on the seasons; our sample of the kitchen’s cooking began with a lovely lentil salad, a creamy celery soup with cubes of feta, cartoon-bright vegetable futomaki and the delicious plat du jour – vegetables cooked in coconut milk with tofu and quinoa. The table next to us was tucking into an enticing vegan burger, which we’ll be back to try. Mains are priced at around €10...

  1. 31 avenue Bolivar, 19e
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Film • Pride

It’s the holy grail for filmmakers: to tell a story with something to say about our world that is also shamelessly entertaining, moving and funny. ‘Pride’ recalls how a small group of gay activists took a trip from London to rural South Wales in 1984 to lend their support to a beleaguered village during the miners’ strike. Their reasoning was that the miners were going through a struggle not so different to their own. And what joy and pain director Matthew Warchus and writer Stephen Beresford unearth as they detail awkward meetings that blossom into unlikely friendships and personal breakthroughs. The ‘gays’, as the Welsh call them, are led by young Mark Ashton (Ben Schnetzer), loud and determined...

Restaurant • A Noste

Why open one restaurant when you can squeeze three into a single venue? Julien Duboué, erstwhile chef at Afaria, doesn't do things by halves: his new venture is essentially three eateries in one, each serving a different variety of Basque cuisine in a different setting. In the bustling downstairs room, diners sit around high communal tables and tuck into platters of succulent tapas. On the ground level, those in a hurry grab takeaway taloa (corn pancakes) from a pop-up stall. Things get serious upstairs, where the more genteel clientele relish the various courses of the €38 set menu (€60 at dinnertime). We sampled the latter option, and can happily report that it's worth every centime – the meat is divine...

  1. 6 bis rue du 4 Septembre, 2e
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Gig • Psychic TV

You'd be hard-pressed to find a more outlandish yet genuinely innovative musician than Genesis P-Orridge, the self-dubbed Pandrogenous cofounder of Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV. A master dramatist, P-Orridge can move from the singsongy to the sadistic in the space of a single breath. This unmistakeable underground band is back on tour and will be in Paris on the 21st September at the Gaïté Lyrique...

  1. La Gaîté Lyrique 3 bis rue Papin, 3e
  2. Sun Sep 21
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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!!

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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