The new year will be rich with essentials events in the life of Parisian such as the Night of the Museums, the Heritage Days, the White Night , the Fête de la Musique, the Artifice Fire of Bastille day etc... Let's start with a selection of great events in January to make you all want to enter the New Year with joy !
-If you want to look for bargains during the winter sales, or soldes, this year, go for it from January 9 to February 19 !
-Fashion is immortalized in the fashion photos of Irving Penn, whose work is being shown at the Grand Palais until January 29.
-Opened in late 2018, the Musée Yves Saint Laurent is located in the celebrated designer’s 16th arrondissement workshop. The current exhibit, Yves Saint Laurent: Dreams of the Orient, runs until January 27.
-Chopin with Candlelights (January 2, 4, 11, 20, & 27) features the composer’s works for piano in an intimate, candlelit church.
-Spend an enchanted evening in the Notre Dame Cathedral for a one-night-only organ recital on January 29.
-For a similarly magical experience in one of the city’s other famed churches, head to La Madeleine, where Vivaldi’s Four Seasons will be performed on several dates throughout the month of January.
- Maison and Objects Fair Paris: From January 18 to 22, 2019. Exhibition of decoration and interior design reserved for professionals. True reflection of trends, new talents and concepts.
- The Night of Reading: January 19, 2019. Libraries and bookstores will open exceptionally to the public throughout the evening. Many actors of books and reading (authors, publishers, schools, local associations ...) will join the project.
Paris museums feature great names in art this month.
Exhibitions started in 2018 and continuing in 2019
Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist at the Grand Palais until January 22, explores the creative process of this Post-Impressionist artist.
The Centre Pompidou will focus on the “radical decade” of Fauvism co-founder André Derain in a show displaying the French artist’s works from 1904-1904; the exhibition runs until January 29.
- until January 6, 2019: "Zao Wou-Ki, Space is silence" at the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris This beautiful exhibition brings together for the first time a large number of polyptychs and paintings large format from major European and Asian collections.
- until January 6, 2019: "Picasso, Blue and Pink" at the Musée d'Orsay. The Orsay and Picasso-Paris museums, associated for an exhibition-event dedicated to the blue and pink periods of Pablo Picasso, which saw the birth of so many masterpieces, and were particularly decisive in the career of the artist.
- until January 7, 2019: "Neanderthal The Expo at the Musée de l'Homme - Where did Neanderthal live? In which environment and what habitat? Come into direct contact with the environment of Neanderthals and their way of life of hunters nomadic gatherers.
- until January 7, 2019: "The first Gothic sculpture in Île de France" at the Cluny Museum. In co-production with the Rmn-GP.
- until January 13, 2019: "Masterpieces" at the Picasso Museum. What meaning does the notion of masterpiece have for Pablo Picasso? The exhibition responds to this question by bringing together masterpieces, some of which are presented in Paris for the first time, and retracing the history of their creation and critical reception.
- until January 14, 2019: "The cruel tales of Paula Rego" at the Musée de l'Orangerie. Born in 1935 in Lisbon, Paula Rego is an artist apart. This exhibition gives a good overview of his work inspired by models, dolls and masks, where reality and fiction mix, daydreams and nightmares.
- until January 21, 2019: "Dazzling Venice, Venice, Arts and Europe in the 18th Century" at the Grand Palais
- until January 26, 2019: "The Baron Campana and his collection" at the Louvre Museum, Napoleon Hall.
- until January 27, 2019: "La Fabrique du Luxe: the network of Paris Merchant Merciers in the eighteenth century" at the Cognacq-Jay Museum. Immerse yourself in the sources of Parisian luxury! Through the fates of some merchant-mercers, the museum will present a hundred documents, archives and works of art illustrating the origins of Parisian luxury.
- until January 27, 2019: "Musical comedies, the joie de vivre of cinema" at the Philharmonie. The exhibition sets out to immerse visitors in the films themselves, with giant projections, accompanied by photographs and rare documents. Closer to the cinematographic experience, the course is organized around a large space populated by characters dancing, from Fred Astaire to John Travolta, from West Side Story to the twirling objects of Beauty and the Beast.
- until January 28, 2019: "Caravaggio in Rome, friends and foes at the Jacquemart André Museum For this unique event, nearly 10 of the artist's masterpieces will be held in France on an exceptional basis.
Exhibitions starting in January 2019
From January 25 to April 19, 2019: "Leonardo da Vinci and the Italian Renaissance" at the Beaux-Arts. The Beaux-Arts in Paris pay tribute to Leonardo da Vinci and his contemporaries, exhibiting 30 drawings by masters of the Italian Renaissance, testifying to the practices of the workshop of the late fifteenth century and early sixteenth century.
The Winter Chalet at Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme is probably the most improbable pop-up, with raclette and cocktails being served in a converted barn in the center of the city.
Here are 3 restaurants in Paris that are not to be missed.
Beautiful dining room, with a great atmosphere. The kitchen is open and it's wonderful to watch the chefs at work! Everything tasts fresh, the portions are generous and they all looked amazing.
32 rue de la Fontaine au Roi, 75011 Paris, France
LA POULE AU POT, The food iss exceptional, service is polished, perfect in every way. A wonderful experience with the famous chef Piège.
9, rue Vauvilliers, 75001 Paris, France
We Love the decor. Perfect for a diner with friends, starting with some cocktails at the bar.
19 Passage des Panoramas, 75002 Paris