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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 this week - October 17 - 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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Want to know what to do in Paris this week? Read on

Bars ● Jésus Paradis

Jesus walks among us! Well, Jésus Borges does anyway, founder of Brazilian restaurant/ bar Jésus Paradis. The place is simply decorated, with orange and red neon lights illuminating the bar’s unpretentious settings – think monastic modesty rather than Vatican-style grandeur. The Cruzcampo beer - more flavoursome than a standard lager - is the perfect accompaniment for our Brazilian tapas...

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10th arrondissement

Art ● Corps en mouvement

In the Richelieu wing of the Petite Galerie du Louvre, ‘Corps en mouvement’ – curated by renowned choreographer, Benjamin Millepied – draws us into a whirlwind of marching statues, angels about to take flight and twirling ballerinas. Alongside the Egyptian figurines and more contemporary works, are classic paintings capturing, for example, Apollo at full speed or the energy released by seemingly static Tanagra statues. Although most works were created in a time when 3D was impossible to even fathom, their sheer momentum is fascinating...

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The Louvre , 1st arrondissement Until Monday July 3 2017

Shopping ● Gâteaux Thoumieux


On rue Saint-Dominique, lies the minimally decorated Gâteaux Thoumieux - but this little corner of paradise doesn’t need mouldings and gilding. Expect only to have eyes for the sugary treasures made by chef Sylvestre Wahid and his pastry chef Alexis Lecoffre (whose brunch at Brasserie Thomieux is still in our hall of fame). This glamorous pâtisserie does a beautiful selection of viennoiserie, fruit tarts and about ten individual cakes. One scan of the counter is enough to see that Wahid likes his fruit: there’s mango cheesecake, apple and ginger tart...

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7th arrondissement

Things to do ● Belleville's Thursday night Food Market

Hooray! Food Market is back and better than ever. The open-air street food market on boulevard de Belleville is now open two Thursdays a month all year round, serving hot food you can takeaway or enjoy at one of their big wooden tables. Three unmissable dishes for you to try Meaty treats from The Beast. These guys aren’t messing around when it comes to meat: Black Angus beef brisket, free range pulled pork, ribs or chicken, all served with roast potatoes straight from the oven...

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By: Zazie Tavitian

Restaurant ● La Régalade Saint-Honoré

This article refers only to the Sunday brunch. Bruno Doucet’s bistrot institution A La Régalade doesn’t do a croissant or brioche-filled brunch. Instead, it resembles a traditional lunch; a cold buffet of starters with mains served to the table, followed by a dessert buffet – all for €35. Help yourself to the bar’s buffet of starters – mushroom and nut terrine, celery remoulade, crab with herbs, cooked whelks with house mayonnaise, soft leeks in a mustard vinaigrette and pesto-marinated scallops. Unsurprisingly, the starters were filling enough but we soldier on...

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1st arrondissement

Art ● MMM - Matthieu Chedid rencontre Martin Parr

Ever imagined watching a symphony or listening to a picture? “Impossible,” we hear you splutter. Well, the Philharmonie de Paris would disagree. From an unlikely collaboration between French rock singer Matthieu Chedid and contemporary British photographer Martin Parr springs an unprecedented sensory experience. ‘MMM’, open to the public from October 4 2016 to January 29 2017, brings music and photography together in an original, bold and colourful artistic dialogue between two creatives...

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Philharmonie de Paris , Parc de la Villette Tuesday October 25 2016 - Sunday January 29 2017
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