Your perfect Friday in Paris

January 30



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Shopping • Kitsuné

The London/Paris style collective has finally got its own boutique, which offers the entire catalogue of music compilations, as well as branded clothing that takes a back-to-basics approach using quality producers. You'll find Scottish cashmere, Japanese jeans and Italian shirts, together with items made in collaboration with Pierre Hardy, Scheisser underwear and James Heeley.

  1. 52 rue de Richelieu, 1st
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Art • Lumières: Carte blanche à Christian Lacroix

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 Jay, the museum has struggled to find its place in the Parisian cultural landscape – until now. It has re-opened after several months of inspired renovations, and is completely reinvigorated. The carte blanche offered to Christian Lacroix to celebrate the reopening... 

  1. Musée Cognacq-Jay 8 rue Elzévir, 3e
  2. Until Sun Apr 19
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Restaurant • Roseval

With its understated frontage, set on a pretty square beneath the impressive Eglise Notre-Dame de la Croix, Roseval isn't quite what you'd expect to find in this rather out-of-the-way corner of Ménilmontant. Opened to rave reviews in 2012 by a crack team of hot young chefs (Brit Michael Greenwold and Sardinian Simone Tondo), the formula was an attractive one: high-end cooking through a set menu of several small courses, at prices which compared favourably to other restaurants in the bracket. Times have changed though – prices are up to €50 a head with €25 for matched wines, and Greenwold departed in September 2014 in the direction of The Sunken Chip....

  1. 1, Rue d'Eupatoria, 20e arrondissement
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Bars • Paris Cocktail Week

From January 24 to 31, Paris will be brimming with umbrella-topped drinks. So if you ever needed a good reason to hit up a few cocktail bars, here’s a fantastic one. The city’s very first cocktail fest organised by Eric Fossard and Thierry Daniel will play out over 35 top Parisian bars including the Sherry Butt, Syndicat, Dirty Dick, the Experimental Cocktail Club and Candelaria. These spots will serve up cocktails at mouth-wateringly low prices when you flash the bartender a Cocktail Week pass (free and available to print out here). The event will also bring cocktails to unexpected venues – think cinemas, barbershops and tattoo parlours...

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