on our front page this week…
The Barbara exhibition, comprises a large body of photographs and audiovisual elements, uncovering the layers to this woman and artist who stayed true to herself throughout her inimitable career. Of course, this is a must-see for die-hard fans but, also, those who want to develop an understanding of one of France's greatest singers, what she meant to the musical genre, and the country as a whole.
until 28 janv. 2018, Philharmonie de Paris
Jardin Catherine Laboure, an unexpected garden. A beautiful, little oasis in the middle of nowhere. And filled with people; couples, families, singles - all enjoying themselves with a piquenique lunch, playing ball, relaxing in the shade or sunbathing in the midst of it all. 29 Rue de Babylone, 75007 Paris
WHERE WE LIKE TO GO BEST
Musée des arts forains :
The venue is atmospheric with the old merry-go-rounds, shooting stands, doll races and lots of curiousities. If you enjoy stories about old circus, you will love the place. The owner has collected Fairground memorabilia from the last century, fairground rides, barrel organs, models and the like. It is stunning! A very unique museum full of wonders! The english speaking tour guide is excellent and the whole place is enchanting. Highly recommend for an off the beaten path experience, especially if you are into old school carnival contraptions! It is a private museum so you have to book a tour in advance.
53 Avenue des Terroirs de France, 75012 Paris
ONE OF OUR FAVORITES PLACES
The studio of Constantin Brancusi, in the same square of the Pompidou Centre main museum, is free to visit. The revolutionary sculptor, who died in 1957, left his workshop and all its contents to the state and the Pompidou Centre had the studio taken apart and reconstructed in front of it in a modern pavilion. Visitors can get an impression of the space in which Brancusi worked, as well as see some of the work that helped redefine modern sculpture.