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What to do in Paris this week

Explore Paris like a native with the best music, shopping, restaurants, bars and other things to do, September 19 - 23 2016

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Want to know what’s hot, happening or simply essential viewing in one of the world’s greatest cities? Our local critics’ guide to what to do in Paris each week selects the best in arts and culture, music and nightlife, restaurants, shopping and more, giving you the keys to the most inspiring experiences that Paris has to offer.

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Music ● Red Bull Music Academy Festival 2016

The Red Bull Music Academy Festival comes to Paris from September 19-24 2016 with an eclectic line-up of shows across the French capital, the festival celebrates the latest underground and cutting-edge rock and electro sounds from around the world, while also giving up-and-coming musicians the chance to collaborate with various established international touring artists...

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By: Flora Hudson

Art ● Persona, étrangement humain

Spanning primitive art, contemporary art and A.I., the pieces in this challenging conceptual exhibit are designed to highlight the several different shades of meaning contained within the word ‘being’. At once experimental, detailed and meticulously researched, this fascinating window into spiritual cultures new and ancient will appeal to anyone willing to have their minds expanded by art...

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Tuesday September 27 2016 - Sunday November 13 2016

Film ● War Dogs

Filmmaker Todd Phillips graduates from ‘The Hangover’ trilogy with this part comic, part downer real-life story about an unlikely pair of twentysomething guys from Florida who blagged their way to multi-million-dollar arms contracts during the Iraq War. Jonah Hill is by far the movie’s biggest asset as Efraim Diveroli, an awkward and ballsy entrepreneur with a weird laugh and a car boot full of machine guns...

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Bars ● L'Apollo

The Boulevard du Montparnasse isn’t exactly lacking in bars – quite the contrary in fact. But new addition L’Apollo has been bravely facing up to the area’s established brasseries and watering holes since June 2016. With its lovely, sunny terrace surrounded by Areca palm plants, and furnished with gold-tainted tables and wicker chairs, the place is beautifully decorated and its cocktail menu is impressive...

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Restaurants ● Caffè Boboli


Before we’ve even sat down in Café Boboli, we know we’ve come to the right place – there’s the animated singsong of the Italian language, and it’s always reassuring to come across Italians in an Italian restaurant. And our hunch was correct: we think we may have found the best pasta carbonara in Paris...

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