Your perfect Saturday in Paris

November 29

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Brunch • Mûre

Just a few steps from the bustle of the Grands Boulevards, Mûre is a cosy canteen-style café decorated in pastel colours. The space is bright and uncluttered, furnished with just a sofa, a few tables and colourful stools. With a charming wait staff and healthy food options, it hasn’t taken long to gather a loyal following.   Meals are self-service so you just grab a tray and load it up. From salads to pizzas, sandwiches, soups and gluten-free desserts, there’s something to keep everyone happy. The cooking can be inventive, but even the least adventurous eaters needn’t worry about trying something new as the staff are always happy to let you taste before you buy...

  1. 6 rue Saint-Marc, 2e
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Art • Dessins du Studio Ghibli

For the first time ever in Europe, 1,300 sketches from the renowned Japanese Ghibli Studio are being exhibited at the Art Ludique museum. This special exhibition displays the pictures from which phenomally popular animated films such as ‘The Wind Rises’, ‘My Neighbour Totoro’, ‘Castle in the Sky’ and ‘The Tale of the Princess Kaguya’ were developed. The sketches on display have influenced animated studios worldwide, and have had a strong impact on the high-quality graphic films of today.

  1. Art Ludique - Le Musée 34 quai d'Austerlitz, 13e
  2. Until Sun Mar 1
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Restaurant • Atelier Maître Albert

There’s nothing lovelier than a stroll along the Seine in the shadow of Notre Dame, bouquinistes and charming ruelles everywhere you look. Until, that is, it’s time for lunch, when you can feel stuck between the Scylla of overpriced, underwhelming tourist joints and Charybdis of Michelin-starred outfits where the price of the bread basket makes you want to weep quietly into your eau pétillante. Thank goodness, then, for the extremely prolific, multi-Michelin-starred chef Guy Savoy’s outfit, L’Atelier Maître Albert, which neatly hits the mid-way mark between quality and price. Sure, the uniform dark grey exterior and the garish paintings on the walls inside smack slightly of a hotel lobby, but you can’t fault the bottle-lined front bar...

  1. 1 rue Maître-Albert, 5e
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Stage • An American in Paris

This ’50s classic has been adapted from the screen to the stage at last. Originally shot in Hollywood, the story has come full circle, with a première at the Théâtre du Châtelet at the heart of Paris. Theatre-goers will enjoy the authenticity of the setting for this show, which is performed in English and subtitled in French. Inspired by George Gershwin’s 1928 orchestral composition and originally adapted for the screen by Vincente Minnelli and Alan Jay Lerner, this new stage version of An American in Paris brings back the much-loved tale of a love triangle in Paris in the aftermath of the war: struggling American painter Jerry struggles to woo the alluring Lise who, unbeknownst him, is already involved with his friend Henri...

  1. Théâtre du Châtelet 1 place du Châtelet, 1er
  2. Until Sun Jan 4
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Film • Calvary

What do you say to a priest you plan to shoot pointblank between the eyes? ‘Say your prayers,’ of course. Part ‘Father Ted’, part Tarantino, John Michael McDonagh follows up 2011’s ‘The Guard’ with this wickedly funny black comedy, all fatalism and gallows humour, with both a beating heart and an inquiring mind lingering beneath its tough-guy bluster. The mighty Brendan Gleeson – a man built like a wardrobe, with a face like he’s been left on a cliff-edge, battered by north winds – plays Father James, a good priest. In the confession box, a man tells him how he was raped by a priest at the age of seven. That priest is now dead, so it’s Father James who must pay. The mystery voice gives James seven days to put his affairs in order: the murder is fixed for next Sunday... 

Gig • Joey Bada$$

The rapper Joey Bada$$ was born Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott and touts the usual mixtapes and group appearances that tend to set the stage for a breakthrough solo bow. From Bed Stuy, like most of the best, the rising star last hit town playing the zoo with Disclosure. With new single "Big Dusty" Bada$$ makes a formal showing without the whole crew. His debut, B4.Da.$$, is one of those forever-in-the-making rap records that doesn't even seem real anymore.

  1. Le Trianon 80 boulevard de Rochechouart, 18e
  2. Sat Nov 29
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donnahartley
donnahartley

hello, in Paris it is somethingnice to see all the visiting areas and going around in the night is so much better. it si clear that to be a person interested in life itself to enable the person to have caracter in living with the Paris surroundings.