The Life and Times of Marie Curie

Where Paris - - Arts & Attractions - From Novem­ber 8th through to March 4th, 2018 Place du Pan­théon (5th), 01 44 32 18 00 www.paris-pan­theon.fr

An ex­hi­bi­tion en­ti­tled Marie Curie a Woman in the Pan­théon is be­ing held, fit­tingly, in the Pan­théon, pay­ing tribute to the great sa­vant who was born 150 years ago on Novem­ber 7th, 1867. The show of­fers a glimpse into Marie Curie’s per­sonal life as well as a back­stage view onto her sci­en­tific work. She would re­ceive the No­bel Prize, twice, in 1903 for Physics (shared with her hus­band Pierre Curie and An­toine Henri Bec­querel) and for Chem­istry in 1911. Recog­nised as one of the great­est schol­ars of her age, she re­mains to­day one of the best-known sci­en­tists in the world. She would be­come, in 1995, the first woman to en­ter the Pan­theon, where emi­nent per­son­al­i­ties are buried in the crypt, on her own mer­its. The ex­hi­bi­tion starts off with a pro­logue fol­lowed by five the­matic seg­ments ex­plor­ing her life and works. A wide panorama of ob­jects and ar­chives have been as­sem­bled for the show in­clud­ing sci­en­tific in­stru­ments, pe­riod doc­u­ments and per­sonal items re­count­ing the fam­ily life of Marie Curie and the in­ner work­ings of the In­sti­tut du Ra­dium, to­day the In­sti­tut Curie. The In­sti­tut du Ra­dium was born in 1909 of the will of Marie Curie and the im­por­tance of a cause, the fight against can­cer. At the time, the In­sti­tut du Ra­dium housed the Curie lab­o­ra­tory, un­der the di­rec­tion of Marie Curie, de­voted to re­search in Chem­istry and Physics and, too, the Pas­teur lab­o­ra­tory un­der the di­rec­tion of Claudius Re­gaud ded­i­cated to the bi­o­log­i­cal ef­fects and med­i­cal ap­pli­ca­tions of ra­dioac­tiv­ity. The two sci­en­tists pro­posed a project of devel­op­ment for the In­sti­tut du Ra­dium in which re­search and ther­a­peu­tic ap­pli­ca­tions would be closely linked. This con­tin­uum of re­search and treat­ment, elab­o­rated by Marie Curie and Claudius Re­gaud, re­mains, over a cen­tury later, the hall­mark of the In­sti­tut Curie, which re­lies on this fun­da­men­tal cor­ner­stone to con­tinue to in­no­vate in the fight against can­cer. The ex­hi­bi­tion is or­gan­ised by the Musée Curie and the Cen­tre des Mon­u­ments Na­tionaux, which man­ages the Pan­théon.

ARC DE TRI­OM­PHE

The tri­umphal arch com­mis­sioned by Napoleon and fin­ished in 1836 stands in the cen­tre of the Place Charles de Gaulle and boasts a fab­u­lous view of the Champs-Elysées and in­cludes the tomb of the Un­known Sol­dier. Visit the in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibit on the his­tory sur­round­ing the Arch. Open daily 10am-10:30pm, times may vary, last ad­mis­sion 45 min­utes be­fore clos­ing, Adults 12€, Chil­dren un­der 18 and EU cit­i­zens un­der 26: Free. www.paris- arc- de-tri­om­phe.fr Place Charles de Gaulle (8th), 01 55 37 73 77. M° Charles- de-Gaulle-Etoile

LA CONCIERG­ERIE

A me­dieval royal res­i­dence with Gothic halls, used as a prison in the Rev­o­lu­tion. Although the mon­u­ment is empty, a His­toPad can be rented to vi­sion de­tailed 360° re­con­sti­tu­tions. Daily 9:30am-6pm, times may vary, last tick­ets 30 min­utes be­fore clos­ing time. Adults 9€. Com­bined ticket with the Sainte-Chapelle 15€. Chil­dren un­der 18 and EU cit­i­zens un­der 26, free. 2 blvd du Palais (1st), 01 53 40 60 97. M° Cité

EIF­FEL TOWER

Built as a tem­po­rary ex­hibit for the 1889 World’s Fair, the iron struc­ture now sym­bol­ises Paris the world over. The tower sparkles with twin­kling lights ev­ery hour on the hour from twi­light to 2am. From Jun 15 through Sept 1 9am-12:45am (stairs and lifts, last ad­mis­sion stairs, last lift mid­night). From Sept 2 through Jun 14 lift open daily 9:30am-11:00pm, From Sept 2 through Jun 14 stairs open daily 9:30am-6:30pm. Last en­tries 45 min­utes be­fore clos­ing. En­try fee (7-17€ for adults) de­pends on how high you go. There is a glass floor on the first floor 57 me­tres above Paris and a champagne bar is on the top of the tower, open from 12 to 10pm. www.tour- eif­fel.fr Ave Gus­tave Eif­fel (7th), 01 44 11 23 23. M° Tro­cadéro

NOTRE-DAME CATHE­DRAL

Con­structed be­tween 1163 and 1345, it is a Gothic mas­ter­piece. Free guided tours in English Wed and Thurs at 2pm & Sat at 2:30pm. Ex­pe­ri­ence Quasi­modo’s view of Paris from the tow­ers Apr-Sept 10am-6:30pm week­days; Oc­tMarch 10am-5:30pm; Sat-Sun; Jul-Aug un­til 11 pm on Fri & Sat. Last tick­ets 45 min­utes be­fore clos­ing. An on-site in­ter­ac­tive dis­play or the ap­pli­ca­tion Je­file lets you en­vis­age the wait for vis­it­ing the tow­ers and to re­serve your time. 10€. www.tours-notre- dame- de-paris.fr 6 Parvis Notre- Dame (4th), 01 42 34 56 10 . M° Cité

PALAIS GARNIER-OPERA DE PARIS

De­signed by ar­chi­tect Charles Garnier, and a bril­liant ex­am­ple of Sec­ond Em­pire ar­chi­tec­ture. Daily vis­its on your own, 10am-4:30pm (adults 11€, stu­dents and un­der 25, 7€) in­for­ma­tion: 08 92 89 90 90. Guided tours in English daily at 11:00am and 2:30pm (15.50€). For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion on guided tours call 08 25 05 44 05 Place de l’Opéra (9th). M° Opéra

PAN­THEON

An 18th- cen­tury mon­u­ment com­bin­ing Greek and Gothic ar­chi­tec­ture, where Voltaire, Rousseau, Marie Curie and other no­ta­bles are buried. From Novem­ber 8 through to March 4 Marie Curie, une femme au Pan­théon, an ex­hi­bi­tion de­voted to the il­lus­tri­ous sci­en­tist, Marie Curie. Jan-March & Oct-Dec 10am-6pm; Apr-Sept 10am-6:30pm, last tick­ets 45 min­utes be­fore clos­ing. 9€. Free for chil­dren un­der 18 and EU cit­i­zens un­der 26. www.paris-pan­theon.fr 6 pl du Pan­théon (5th), 01 44 32 18 00. M° Cardinal-Le­moine

SACRE COEUR DE MONT­MARTRE

Lo­cated on the high­est peak of Paris, the view from the Sacré Coeur is breath-tak­ing.

There is a guest­house for pil­grims pro­vid­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion and meals. Daily 6am-10:30pm; Dome 8:30am-8pm. www.sacre- coeur-mont­martre.fr 35 rue du Che­va­lier- de-la-Barre (18th), 01 53 41 89 09. M° An­vers

SAINTE-CHAPELLE

A jewel-like chapel on the Ile de la Cité in the court­yard of the Palais de Jus­tice with High Gothic stained glass win­dows, at its finest on days when there isn’t a cloud in the sky. JanMarch 9am-5pm; Apr-Sept 9am-7pm; Oct-Dec 9am-5pm, last tick­ets 30 min­utes be­fore clos­ing time.10€. Com­bined ticket with La Concierg­erie 15€. Free for chil­dren un­der 18 and EU cit­i­zens un­der 26. 2 blvd du Palais (1st), 01 53 40 60 97. M° Cité

THE TUI­LERIES GAR­DEN

This vast park filled with peace­ful wide al­ley­ways for strolling and an oc­tag­o­nal wa­ter basin of­fers a place for a promenade be­tween the Pyra­mide du Lou­vre and the Place de la Con­corde. Sculp­tures by Mail­lol, Rodin, Dubuf­fet and Louise Bour­geois are among the jew­els set in these re­fresh­ing gar­dens. Place de la Con­corde (1st). M° Con­corde

AR­EAS & MAR­KETS

Paris Flea Mar­ket

Also known as the Puces de Saint-Ouen or Clig­nan­court from its lo­ca­tion north of Mont­martre, this is the city’s largest and most fa­mous flea mar­ket, of­fer­ing ev­ery­thing from used books and leather jack­ets to pre­cious antique jew­ellery and Louis XVI fur­ni­ture, in a se­ries of dif­fer­ent mar­kets. Don’t be put off by the rows of tacky stands un­der the overpass; the real Flea Mar­ket lies be­yond them. Sat-Mon 9:30 am-6:30pm. 142 rue des Rosiers, St-Ouen (10-minute walk from Porte de Clig­nan­court)

Carré Rive Gauche

This group of antique deal­ers and art gal­leries in the 6th and 7th ar­rondisse­ments pre­sents fine works, spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions and ex­cep­tional pieces through­out the year. Many of the gal­leries are spe­cialised in the dec­o­ra­tive arts while the venues of­fer vis­i­tors a jour­ney into 7,000 years of art his­tory. Lo­cated on the Left Bank on and around the Quai Voltaire, rue de l’Univer­sité, rue du Bac, rue de Verneuil, rue de Lille, rue de Beaune and rue des Saints-Pères (7th) ART GAL­LERIES

Ga­lerie Bar­toux Elysées

A con­tem­po­rary art gallery on the Champ­sElysées pre­sent­ing paint­ings and sculp­tures by in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned artists. Open seven days a week. 26 ave des Champs-Elysées (8th), 01.42.89.41.21. Mº Franklin D. Roo­sevelt

Ga­lerie Ol­wen For­est

Gallery ex­hibit­ing vin­tage cos­tume, cou­ture jew­els and Art Deco crys­tal jew­ellery, as well as jew­ells cre­ated by de­sign­ers such as Elsa Schi­a­par­elli and Coco Chanel. Jew­ellery made for the cin­ema and a se­lec­tion of vin­tage jew­els telling the story of rock and roll. Per­ma­nent ex­hi­bi­tion Erot­ica/ Ex­ot­ica, fea­tur­ing vin­tage pieces jux­ta­pos­ing the two themes. From Sat-Mon. St-Ouen Flea Mar­ket, Marché Ser­pette, 110 rue des Rosiers, Saint-Ouen. 01.40.11.96.38. M° Porte de Clig­nan­court

Ga­lerie Ta­me­naga

Im­pres­sion­ist and mod­ern paint­ings by masters in­clud­ing Cézanne, Renoir, Bon­nard, Klee, Cha­gall and Pi­casso, as well as con­tem­po­rary in­ter­na­tional art in­clud­ing a ro­man­tic en­sem­ble by Jean Pierre Cas­signeul. Tues-Sat 11am-7pm. 18 ave Matignon (8th), 01.42.66.61.94. Mon-Sat. Mº Franklin D. Roo­sevelt Opera Gallery Mod­ern Masters: Botero, Cha­gall, Léger, Calder and Pi­casso, and a se­lec­tion of con­tem­po­rary artists: Brasilier, Corda, Mach, Kusama and Joe Black. Art pieces ex­hib­ited in a gallery space ide­ally sit­u­ated in the Tri­an­gle d’Or. Open Mon to Sat 10am-7.30pm; Sun 11:30am-7pm. 62 rue du Faubourg St-Honoré (8th), 01.42.96.39.00. M° Con­corde

AT­TRAC­TIONS

Aquar­ium de Paris (Cinéaqua) Dis­cover the world of the sea at this de­light­ful aquar­ium. Daily 10am-7pm, first Sat of the month un­til 10pm, last tick­ets one hour be­fore clos­ing. 5 ave Al­bert de Mun (16th), 01.40.69.23.23. M° Iéna Bal­lon de Paris Fly over Paris in a hot air bal­loon that also mea­sures the level of pol­lu­tion in the at­mos­phere. The bal­loon can fly up to 150 me­tres into the Parisian sky. Flights are de­pen­dent upon the weather so it is prefer­able to call ahead on the day. Daily, 9am to the clos­ing time of the Parc An­dré Citroën where the bal­loon is lo­cated. 2 rue Cauchy (15th), 01.44.26.20.00. M° Javel Canal Saint-Martin This trendy Parisian neigh­bour­hood has a wide ar­ray of bars, restau­rants and eclec­tic shops lin­ing the sides of this func­tion­ing canal which links the Vil­lette basin to the Arse­nal port. Quai de Jemmapes/Quai de Valmy (10th). M° République Cat­a­combes de Paris The cat­a­combs of Paris house the re­mains of sev­eral mil­lion Parisians whose bones were trans­ferred to these un­der­ground quar­ries from Parisian ceme­ter­ies in the 18th and 19th cen­turies. The visit is not rec­om­mended for preg­nant women, peo­ple with heart or res­pi­ra­tory prob­lems or suf­fer­ing from claus­tro­pho­bia and chil­dren un­der 14 must be ac­com­pa­nied by adults. The 2 km one-way visit ends at 21bis ave René Coty (14th). Tues-Sun 10am-8:30pm. 1 ave du Colonel Henri Roi-Tan­guy (place Den­fert-Rochereau) (14th), 01.43.22.47.63. M° Den­fert-Rochereau Cité des Sci­ences et de l’In­dus­trie Sit­u­ated in the heart of La Vil­lette Park, the sci­ence and in­dus­try mu­seum houses a wide num­ber of ac­tiv­i­ties and ex­hi­bi­tions. La Géode-a gi­ant hemi­spheric dome that shows films in 360°. La Cité des En­fants-in­ter­ac­tive spa­ces (2-7 yrs & 5-12 yrs) are specif­i­cally de­signed to ini­ti­ate chil­dren’s senses. 30 ave Corentin Car­iou (19th), 01.40.05.80.00. M° Porte de la Vil­lette Dis­ney­land Paris With 2 Dis­ney Parks, filled with more than 50 at­trac­tions, shows and pa­rades, a day at Dis­ney­land Paris will set pulses rac­ing among even the most sea­soned thrill-seeker. Around 35 min from Paris by train (Na­tion sta­tion), RER A to Marne-la-Val­lée/Chessy Flight Ex­pe­ri­ence Paris You can pi­lot a Boe­ing 737 in a state of the art flight sim­u­la­tor. Un­der the guid­ance of a qual­i­fied in­struc­tor, you can take off, climb, cruise and land. You can choose your route and flying time from sev­eral dif­fer­ent flight pack­ages. 21 quai d’Auster­litz (13th), 01.45.86.04.04. M° Quai de la Gare Grande Arche This stun­ning mon­u­ment listed as 20th cen­tury her­itage is sit­u­ated in the heart of the busi­ness dis­trict, La Défense. Its rooftop of­fers a 360-de­gree panoramic view of the city and it houses ex­hi­bi­tion spa­ces de­voted to pho­to­jour­nal­ism ex­hi­bi­tions on the 35th floor. A res­tau­rant and a sand­wich shop are all on the agenda. Daily 9:30am-6:30pm. 1 parvis de la Défense, 92044 Paris La Défense, 01.40.90.52.20. M° La Défense Grande Arche Le Manoir de Paris The ur­ban leg­ends of Paris come to life in this haunted manor house and listed his­toric mon­u­ment. Fri 6pm-10pm & Sat, Sun 3pm-7pm. 18 rue de Par­adis (10th), M° Château d’Eau Paris Story A fun and ed­u­ca­tional way to dis­cover the city of Paris through an ex­cep­tional au­dio­vi­sual pre­sen­ta­tion. Daily 10am-6pm, pro­jec­tion ev­ery hour on the hour. 11bis rue Scribe (9th), 01.42.66.62.06. M° Opéra/Chaussée d’Antin Parc Zoologique de Paris This beau­ti­ful zoo pre­sents in 16 nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ments some 1,000 an­i­mals, birds, mam­mals, rep­tiles, am­phib­ians and fish rep­re­sent­ing 180 species. En­trance lo­cated at the cor­ner of the ave Daumes­nil and the Route de Cein­ture du lac Daumes­nil (12th), 01.40.79.31.25. M° Château de Vin­cennes then 46 bus to zoo.

Pav­il­lons de Bercy Dis­cover a dec­o­ra­tive and di­verse won­der­land re­plete with a Theatre of Mar­vels, a fan­tas­tic gar­den and a mu­seum de­voted to rides and at­trac­tions found in amuse­ment fairs from 1850 to 1950. 53 ave des Ter­roirs de France (12th), 01.43.40.16.15. M° Cour Saint-Emil­lion

BOAT CRUISES

Bateaux Parisiens Gi­ant glass-roofed tour boats de­part­ing ev­ery hour on the hour, 10am-10pm (ex­cept 1pm & 7:30pm). Lunch and din­ner cruises also avail­able. Port de la Bour­don­nais (7th), 08.25.01.01.01. M° Tro­cadéro Bateaux-Mouches The leg­endary com­pany has been of­fer­ing cruises on the Seine river for decades. Dou­bledeck boats pro­vide an un­usual ap­proach to Paris mon­u­ments. De­par­tures ev­ery 45 min, 11am-9pm. For din­ner cruises please see the Din­ing sec­tion. Pont de l’Alma (8th), 01.42.25.96.10. M° Alma-Marceau Ba­to­bus A sleek “shut­tle boat” mak­ing 8 stops in­clud­ing the Eif­fel Tower, the Lou­vre, the Jardin des Plantes and the Town Hall. 10:30am-7pm. 01.76.64.79.12 Vedettes du Pont Neuf These hour cruises on the Seine of­fer a dis­cov­ery of the city’s lead­ing mon­u­ments.10:30am-noon & 1:30pm-10:30pm, boats 30 min apart. Square du Vert Galant (1st), 01.46.33.98.38. M° Pont Neuf River Limou­sine Take in a pri­vate cruise on the Seine on board a cus­tom-built lux­u­ri­ous boat re­plete with a salon and a bot­tle of champagne. Reser­va­tions re­quired. 06.86.07.87.37 Vedettes de Paris Of­fer­ing one-hour cruises de­part­ing from the Eif­fel Tower. 10:30am-10pm, boats 30 min apart. Spe­cial theme cruises also avail­able in­clud­ing a champagne tast­ing cruise. Port de Suf­fren (7th), 01.44.18.19.50. M° Bir Hakeim/RER C Champs de Mars

DAY TRIPS

Au­vers sur Oise The French coun­try­side and the vil­lage where Van Gogh spent the last months of his life are just 27 km from Paris. In town you can visit a 17th cen­tury chateau and the Mai­son Van Gogh (open Mar through Oct). SNCF from Gare du Nord to Val­mon­dois, then change for Au­vers-sur-Oise (about 1 hr 15 min)

Chartres

The town of Chartres is known for its splen­did cathe­dral with mag­nif­i­cent stained glass win­dows. You can also visit the Cen­tre In­ter­na­tional du Vi­trail, a work­shop and mu­seum de­voted to stained glass which is unique in Europe. SNCF from Gare Mont­par­nasse (about 1 hr); last re­turn train to Paris about 9pm.

Château de Fon­tainebleau

A res­i­dence of the French kings from the 12th to the 19th cen­tury, this royal château is fa­mous for its su­perb Re­nais­sance decor by Ital­ian artists. WedMon 9:30am-5pm. 01.60.71.50.70. SNCF Gran­des Lignes from Gare de Lyon to Fon­tainebleau-Avon (40 min), then a short bus or shut­tle ride from the sta­tion.

Château de Ver­sailles

Louis XIV’s mag­nif­i­cent palace, with the Hall of Mir­rors, Grands Ap­parte­ments and Le Nôtre’s su­perb gar­dens. The Chateau is open Tue-Sun 9am-6:00pm. Gar­dens open daily 8 am to sun­set; free. Av­enue Rock­e­feller. 01.30.83.78.00. RER C to Ver­sailles Chateau Rive Gauche

Château et Do­maine de Chan­tilly

North of Paris, a 16th cen­tury royal château with a beau­ti­ful park and a fab­u­lous art col­lec­tion. Mon-Sun 10:30am-5pm. 03.44.57.40.40. SNCF at the Gare du Nord (25 min) or RER D to Chan­tilly– Gou­vieux (45 min) then take the free bus no. 15 marked “Sen­lis” to the château.

Château de Vaux le Vi­comte

This unique es­tate with its 17th cen­tury cas­tle and for­mal French gar­dens is one of the most beau­ti­ful in France. The cas­tle’s vast French gar­dens, punc­tu­ated by foun­tains and wa­ter basins, are re­garded as royal gar­dener An­dre Le Nôtre’s mas­ter­work. By car 55 km from Paris. Maincy 77950, 01.64.14.41.90

Giverny

En­ter into the world of the Im­pres­sion­ists in this dreamy vil­lage west of Paris where Claude Monet ar­rived in 1883. Monet’s home, gar­dens and the im­mor­tal­ized wa­ter lily ponds re­main, all opened to the pub­lic at the Fon­da­tion Claude Monet. 84 rue Claude Monet, SNCF from the Gare St. Lazare to Gare de Ver­non, 45 min­utes, then the No. 240 bus to Giverny. 02.32.51.28.21

Musée Na­tional du Château de Mal­mai­son

This de­light­ful 17th cen­tury cas­tle on the out­skirts of Paris was the ru­ral home of Josephine and Napoleon Bon­a­parte. 10am-12:30pm/13:30pm5:45pm/Un­til 6:15pm Sat & Sun. Closed Tues. Ave du château de Mal­mai­son, 01.41.29.05.55. Metro or RER to la Défense then bus 258 to the stop Château

GAR­DENS Jardin d’Ac­cli­mata­tion

A tra­di­tional French chil­dren’s park in the scenic Bois de Boulogne re­plete with rides, ex­hi­bi­tions, pavil­ions, a pup­pet theatre, a rid­ing academy, restau­rants and pic­nic grounds. Daily 10am-6pm. Ave du Ma­hatma Gandhi, Bois de Boulogne (16th), 01.40.67.90.85. M° Les Sablons

Jardin des Tui­leries

This vast park filled with peace­ful wide al­ley­ways for strolling and an oc­tag­o­nal wa­ter basin of­fers a place for a promenade be­tween the Pyra­mide du Lou­vre and the Place de la Con­corde. Sculp­tures by Mail­lol, Rodin, Dubuf­fet and Louise Bour­geois are among the jew­els set in these re­fresh­ing gar­dens. Jardin des Tui­leries (1st), M° Con­corde

Jardin du Lux­em­bourg

These lovely gar­dens were built upon the ini­tia­tive of Queen Marie de Medici in 1612. They are com­posed of both English and French gar­dens, a large pond an or­chard of old vin­tage fruit trees and an api­ary. Ac­tiv­i­ties for adults in­clude chess, ten­nis and re­mote con­trol boats while chil­dren can a pup­pet theatre, rides and slides. Rue de Médi­cis - Rue de Vau­gi­rard (6th), M° Odéon

GUIDED TOURS L’Open Tour Paris

Open-topped buses and over 50 stops. Buy tick­ets on board, at ho­tels, or at their bou­tique of­fice. 13 rue Au­ber (9th), 01.42.66.56.56. M° Opéra

Paris Au­then­tic

This is a unique Parisian con­cept for per­sonal sight­see­ing tours and ex­cur­sions in tra­di­tional French 2cv cars. Be picked up any­where in Paris and the Parisian driv­ers of Paris Au­then­tic take you for an un­usual dis­cov­ery of their city. En­joy Paris by day or night, champagne in Mont­martre, his­toric land­marks, lux­u­ri­ous places, se­cret neigh­bour­hoods, tai­lor-made tours. 06.64.50.44.19

Paris City Vi­sion

City tours, day and evening ex­cur­sions, trips to the Loire and other re­gions. 214 rue de Rivoli (1st), 01.44.55.60.00. M° Tui­leries Retro Tour Dis­cover Paris on board a gen­uine side­car and mo­tor­cy­cle with a pri­vate guided tour from Retro Tour, ac­com­pa­nied by your Gen­tle­man Sider guide and driver dressed in Che­vi­gnon clas­sic cloth­ing. Sev­eral tours, which can carry one or two peo­ple, are avail­able and you can also cus­tom­ize your tour. 01.85.39.07.07. www.retro-tour.com

MU­SE­UMS & FONDATIONS

Cen­tre Ge­orges Pom­pi­dou France’s top mod­ern art mu­seum, with some 56,000 works by more than 5000 artists. WedMon 11am-9pm (last tick­ets 8pm). Place Ge­orges Pom­pi­dou (4th), 01.44.78.12.33. M° Ram­buteau Cité de l’Ar­chi­tec­ture et du Pat­ri­moine The Palais de Chail­lot now houses the Mu­seum col­lec­tion of French Mon­u­ments as part of the per­ma­nent col­lec­tion in the Pav­il­lon de Tête, while the tem­po­rary ex­hibits are housed in the left wing of the Pav­il­lon d’About. The mu­seum is com­posed of three Ga­leries: Ga­lerie des Moulages, Ga­lerie des Pein­tures and Ga­leries d’Ar­chi­tec­ture Mod­erne et Con­tem­po­raine. Mon, Wed, Fri 12pm - 8pm, Thur 12pm-10pm, Sat-Sun 11am-7pm. Palais de Chail­lot, 1 Place du Tro­cadero et du 11 Novem­bre (16th), 01.58.51.52.00. M° Tro­cadéro Es­pace Dali In the heart of Mont­martre, the only per­ma­nent ex­hi­bi­tion, in France, en­tirely de­voted to the mas­ter of Sur­re­al­ism, and more par­tic­u­larly to his sculp­tures and en­grav­ings. Daily 10am-6pm. 11 rue Poul­bot (18th), 01.42.64.40.10. M° Abbesses/An­vers Fon­da­tion Cartier pour l’Art Con­tem­po­rain A con­tem­po­rary art cen­tre de­signed by Jean Nou­vel with an ex­cel­lent book shop and lovely gar­den. Tue 11am-10pm, Wed-Sun 11am-8pm. 261 blvd Ra­s­pail (14th), 01.42.18.56.50. M° Ra­s­pail Fon­da­tion Louis Vuit­ton This cul­tural in­sti­tu­tion in the Bois de Boulogne is de­voted to con­tem­po­rary art and cre­ation. Ex­hi­bi­tion spa­ces dis­play per­ma­nent col­lec­tions and tem­po­rary ex­hi­bi­tions. 8 ave du Ma­hatma Gandhi (16th), 01.40.69.96.10. M° Sablons Ga­leries Na­tionales du Grand Palais Na­tional art gal­leries in the glass-roofed ex­hibit hall built for the 1900 World’s Fair. Thu-Mon 10am-8pm, Wed to 10pm. 3 ave Général Eisen­hower (8th), 01.44.13.17.17. M° Champs-Elysées - Cle­menceau In­sti­tut du Monde Arabe De­signed by ar­chi­tect Jean Nou­vel, a cul­tural cen­ter and mu­seum of Arab and Is­lamic arts. Tue-Sun 10am-6pm; Li­brary: Tues-Sat 1pm-8pm. 1 rue des Fossés-Saint-Bernard (5th), 01.40.51.38.38. M° Jussieu

Les Docks - Cité de la Mode et du De­sign

This cul­tural in­sti­tu­tion lo­cated on the banks of the Seine show­cases cre­ation, fash­ion and de­sign. Housed in a spec­tac­u­lar con­tem­po­rary build­ing, the cen­tre’s pro­gramme in­cludes spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions, art and trade shows and de­sign­ers in res­i­dence. 34 Quai d’Auster­litz (13th), 01.76.77.25.30. M° Gare d’Auster­litz

Le Grand Musée du Par­fum

The world of per­fume un­folds in this mu­seum de­voted to per­fume and the art of per­fume mak­ing, one of France’s lead­ing in­dus­tries. Lo­cated in a beau­ti­ful pri­vate man­sion, the mu­seum takes the vis­i­tor on a his­tor­i­cal and sen­so­rial quest. The visit is highly in­ter­ac­tive with videos and de­vices used to try out the fra­grances and scents found along the way which in­clude many of the raw ma­te­ri­als used in per­fume mak­ing. Tues-Sun 10:30am-7pm. 73 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré (8th), 01.42.65.25.44. M° Miromes­nil

Mona Bis­marck Amer­i­can Cen­ter

The cen­ter is po­si­tioned to be the premier venue for Amer­i­can art and artists in the cul­tural cap­i­tal of Europe – Paris. Its mis­sion is to en­gage in­ter­na­tional au­di­ences in a com­pelling di­a­logue with Amer­i­can cul­ture of the 20th and 21st cen­turies. 34 ave de New York (16th), see the web­site for open­ing hours: www.mon­abis­marck.org

Musée d’Art et d’His­toire du Ju­daisme

A beau­ti­ful mu­seum of Jewish art and his­tory in a 17th cen­tury man­sion. Mon-Fri 11am-6pm, Sun 10am-6pm. Hô­tel de Saint-Aig­nan, 71 rue du Tem­ple (3rd), 01.53.01.86.60. M° Hô­tel de Ville

Musée des Arts Dé­co­rat­ifs

A semi-pri­vate mu­seum with a fab­u­lous col­lec­tion of dec­o­ra­tive arts-fur­ni­ture, house­wares, ce­ram­ics and porce­lain, paint­ings and ob­jets d’art, dat­ing from the late Mid­dle Ages to 21st cen­tury de­sign, in­clud­ing a dozen sump­tu­ously fur­nished pe­riod rooms. Tue-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat-Sun 10am-6pm, Thu un­til 9pm. 107 rue de Rivoli (1st), 01.44.55.57.50. M° Palais Royal

Musée des Arts et Métiers

A mar­velous dis­play of some 3,000 sci­en­tific and tech­no­log­i­cal dis­cov­er­ies and in­ven­tions through the cen­turies, in­clud­ing Pas­cal’s 1642 cal­cu­la­tor and Fou­cault’s 1855 pen­du­lum. TueSun 10 am-6 pm, Thu 10 am- 9:30 pm. 60 rue Réau­mur (3rd), 01.53.01.82.00. M° Arts et Métiers Musée d’Art Mod­erne de la Ville de Paris The city’s mod­ern art mu­seum of­fers a per­ma­nent col­lec­tion cov­er­ing the en­tire 20th cen­tury. TueSun 10am-6 pm. 11 ave du Prési­dent Wil­son (16th), 01.53.67.40.00. M° Alma-Marceau/Tro­cadéro Musée de l’Air et de l’Es­pace Here you will find 350 au­then­tic aero­planes, 1,000 scale mod­els, thou­sands of works of art and one of the finest col­lec­tions of air­craft in the world rang­ing from 17th cen­tury bal­loons to the Con­corde. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. Aéro­port de ParisLe Bour­get, 93352 Le Bour­get, 01.49.92.70.00. Take the num­ber 350 bus from the Gare du Nord di­rectly to the mu­seum. Musée de l’Ar­mée – Hô­tel des In­valides This his­toric mon­u­ment houses a su­perb mil­i­tary mu­seum while Napoleon’s im­pres­sive tomb lies un­der the golden cupola of the Eglise du Dome. The per­ma­nent ex­hi­bi­tion draws on a col­lec­tion of more than 500,000 works, ob­jects and doc­u­ments from the Bronze Age to the 21st cen­tury. Daily 10am-5pm. Hô­tel des In­valides, 129 rue de Grenelle (7th), 01.44.42.38.77. M° Varenne Musée Cer­nuschi The beau­ti­fully ap­pointed 19th cen­tury pri­vate man­sion which be­longed to the Ital­ian pa­triot Henri Cer­nuschi is home to the city’s mu­seum de­voted to the arts of Asia. The per­ma­nent col­lec­tions are housed on the first floor while the ground floor is de­voted to tem­po­rary ex­hi­bi­tions. Tues-Sun 10am-6pm. 7 ave Vélasquez (8th), 01.53.96.21.50. M° Mon­ceau Musée Cog­nacq-Jay This mu­seum of the city of Paris is de­voted mainly to art of the 18th cen­tury with the ex­cep­tion of a ma­jor work by Rem­brandt. Paint­ings by Canaletto, Tiepolo, Boucher, Frag­o­nard and sculp­tures by Houdon and Le­moyne along with pe­riod fur­ni­ture, Saxe porce­lain and ob­jects worked in sil­ver are housed in a man­sion listed as a his­toric mon­u­ment lo­cated in the Marais. Tues-Sun 10am-6pm. 8 rue Elzévir (3rd), 01.40.27.07.21. M° Saint-Paul Musée Grévin A wax mu­seum dis­play­ing more than 300 life-sized his­tor­i­cal and mod­ern French and in­ter­na­tional fig­ures. The re­stored Palais des Mi­rages plunges the vis­i­tor into a gi­ant, mir­rored kalei­do­scope. Mon-Fri 10am-6:30pm, Sat-Sun, bank and school hol­i­days 10am-7pm. 10 blvd Mont­martre (9th), 01.47.70.85.05. M° Grands Boule­vards Musée Guimet This mu­seum houses one of the most ex­ten­sive col­lec­tions of Asian art in Europe, dis­play­ing over 4,000 works of art from the con­ti­nent’s myr­iad cul­tures and civil­i­sa­tions, span­ning five mil­len­nia. Daily 10am-6pm, last en­trance

at 5:30pm, closed Tues. 6 Place d’Iéna (16th), 01.56.52.53.00. M° Iéna/Bois­sière Musée en Herbe A su­perb mu­seum for chil­dren (and adults, too) of in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibits and work­shops. The bou­tique, in a fairy tale set­ting, is filled with books, games and ed­u­ca­tional toys for all age groups. Opened every­day 10am-7pm. 21 rue Herold (1st), 01.40.67.97.66. M° Palais Royal Musée de l’Homme The na­tional an­thro­po­log­i­cal mu­seum houses re­mark­able, in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned pre­his­tory and an­thro­po­log­i­cal col­lec­tions of­fer­ing a glimpse into the hu­man be­ing, his com­plex na­ture and evo­lu­tion from the in­cep­tion of his ap­pear­ance on the face of the planet to the present. Wed-Mon 10am-6pm, un­til 9pm on Wed. 17 Place du Tro­cadéro et du 11 Novem­bre (16th), 01.44.05.72.72. M° Tro­cadéro Musée de l’Orangerie In the heart of Paris in the Tui­leries Gar­den this com­pletely ren­o­vated mu­seum al­lows the vis­i­tor to dis­cover the spec­tac­u­lar en­sem­ble of Monet’s Wa­ter Lilies in nat­u­ral light­ing as well as the 144 works of art in the Wal­ter-Guil­laume Col­lec­tion (in­clud­ing Renoir, Cézanne, Modigliani, Matisse, Pi­casso, Derain, Sou­tine). Wed-Mon 9am- 6pm. Jardin des Tui­leries, en­trance Place de la Con­corde (1st), 01.44.77.80.07. M° Con­corde Musée d’Or­say A dra­mat­i­cally ren­o­vated for­mer train sta­tion de­voted to 19th and 20th cen­tury art, in­clud­ing the Im­pres­sion­ists, Manet, Van Gogh and Gauguin. Tue-Sun 9:30am-6pm, last tick­ets at 5pm. 1 rue de la Lé­gion d’Hon­neur (7th), 01.40.49.48.14. M° Solférino Musée Jac­que­mart-An­dré The man­sion of 19th cen­tury mag­nate Edouard An­dré and his wife Nélie Jac­que­mart, whose stun­ning col­lec­tion of fur­ni­ture and art in­cludes an Ital­ian sec­tion with works by Man­tegna, Uc­cello and Bot­ti­celli. Daily 10am-6pm, Mon & Sat un­til 9:30pm (for tem­po­rary ex­hi­bi­tions only). 158 blvd Hauss­mann (8th), 01.45.62.11.59. M° Miromes­nil Musée de Mont­martre and Jardins Renoir The mu­seum on the hill was founded in 1960 and to­day houses a per­ma­nent col­lec­tion that boasts works by Toulouse-Lautrec, Modigliani and Utrillo. The charm­ing mu­seum is also sur­rounded by three gar­dens ded­i­cated to Au­guste Renoir, ren­der­ing the mu­seum even more ex­cep­tional. Open daily from 10am to 6pm. 12-14 rue Cor­tot (18th), 01.49.25.89. 39. M° La­marck-Caulain­court Musée de la Vie Ro­man­tique A lovely 19th cen­tury home and gar­den with me­men­tos of Ge­orge Sand and paint­ings by Ary Sch­ef­fer. Tue-Sun 10am-6 pm. 16 rue Chap­tal (9th), 01.55.31.95.67. M° Blanche Musée du Lou­vre One of the world’s most im­por­tant art col­lec­tions, in­clud­ing the Mona Lisa, Euro­pean paint­ing and sculp­ture, large-for­mat 19th cen­tury French paint­ings, Greek, Ro­man and Egyp­tian an­tiq­ui­ties. Open Wed-Mon 9am-6pm (to 9:45 pm Wed & Fri, re­duced price af­ter 6pm). 99 rue de Rivoli (1st), 01.40.20.53.17. M° Palais-Royal/Lou­vre-Rivoli Musée du Par­fum - Frag­o­nard Dis­cover the world of per­fume and per­fume mak­ing in this de­light­ful mu­seum op­er­ated by Frag­o­nard, the leg­endary Grasse-based per­fume and essence maker en­sconced in a su­perb Napoleon III town house. This year Frag­o­nard is cel­e­brat­ing the lily of the val­ley. Free. Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun and hol­i­days 9am-5pm. 3-5 square de l’Opéra Louis Jou­vet (9th) , 01.40.06.10.09. M° Opéra Musée du Quai Branly - Jac­ques Chirac An ex­ten­sive and dra­mat­i­cally dis­played col­lec­tion of indige­nous arts from Africa, Asia, Ocea­nia and the Amer­i­cas. Tue, Wed & Sun 11am-7pm, Thur, Fri & Sat 1am-9pm. 37 Quai Branly (7th), 01.56.61.70.00. M° Alma Marceau Musée du Vin Opened in 1984, the Wine Mu­seum is a cul­tural cen­ter ex­hibit­ing the rich and var­ied col­lec­tions of French wine housed in one of Paris’ old­est lime­stone quar­ries. Tue-Sat 10am-6pm. 5 Square Charles Dick­ens (16th), 01.45.25.70.89. M° Passy Musée Mar­mot­tan Monet A beau­ti­ful and de­light­ful mu­seum in a pri­vate man­sion hous­ing the world’s largest col­lec­tion of works by Claude Monet. Tues-Sun 10am-6pm (last tick­ets at 5:30pm), Thurs un­til 8pm. 2 rue Louis Boilly (16th), 01.44.96.50.33. M° La Muette Musée Pi­casso A ma­jor col­lec­tion of Pi­casso’s works - paint­ings, draw­ings, sculp­tures, ce­ram­ics - dis­played in a beau­ti­fully re­stored 17th cen­tury man­sion in the trendy Marais dis­trict. Tues-Fri 11:30am-6pm, Sat & Sun 9:30am-6pm, late night un­til 9pm, the third Fri­day of the month. 5 rue Thorigny (3rd), 01.42.71.25.21. M° Saint-Sébastien - Froissart Musée Rodin Sculp­ture by Au­guste Rodin, with works by his pupil and muse Camille Claudel, in a for­mer pri­vate man­sion, with its fa­mous gar­dens and chapel. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:45pm (last tick­ets 5:15pm), late night Wed un­til 9pm. Gar­den closes at 5pm. 79 rue de Varenne (7th), 01.44.18.61.10. M° Varenne Mu­seum Na­tional d’His­toire Na­turelle A nat­u­ral his­tory mu­seum famed for its Grande Ga­lerie de l’Evo­lu­tion, a stun­ning dis­play of thou­sands of an­i­mal species. Other gal­leries house the rich col­lec­tions of pa­le­on­tol­ogy, com­par­a­tive anatomy, min­er­al­ogy and ge­ol­ogy. The gal­leries and ex­hi­bi­tion halls are sur­rounded by the botan­i­cal gar­dens of Paris and one of the old­est zo­o­log­i­cal gar­dens in the world, the Mé­nagerie. Wed-Mon 10am-6pm, Sat late night un­til 8 pm. Jardin des Plantes, 36 rue Ge­of­froy Saint-Hi­laire (5th), 01.40.79.54.79. M° Cen­sier-Dauben­ton/Auster­litz 11 Conti - Mon­naie de Paris This beau­ti­ful build­ing on the Seine was home to the French mint. To­day crafts­men con­tinue to fash­ion medals, of­fi­cial dec­o­ra­tions and col­lec­tor’s coins. Mon-Sat 10am-6pm. 11 Quai de Conti (6th), 01.40.46.56.66. M° Pont Neuf Palais Gal­liera For­merly the 19th cen­tury Palais de la Duchesse de Gal­liera, this is the city’s fash­ion mu­seum. Tue-Sun 10am-6pm. 10 ave Pierre 1er de Ser­bie (16th), 01.56.52.86.00. M° léna/Alma-Marceau Palais de la Dé­cou­verte This mu­seum and cul­tural cen­tre geared for both chil­dren and adults is de­voted to the sci­ences and hosts tem­po­rary ex­hi­bi­tions in ad­di­tion to its per­ma­nent spa­ces de­voted to math, physics and other sci­ences. In­ter­ac­tive dis­plays, work­shops and a plan­e­tar­ium are all on the agenda.Tues-Sat 9:30am to 6pm. Av­enue Franklin Roo­sevelt (8th), 01.56.43.20.20. M° Champs-Elysées-Cle­menceau Palais de Tokyo Built in 1937 as the French Mod­ern Art Mu­seum, the Palais is known to­day as the site of con­tem­po­rary cre­ation, ded­i­cated to open­ing the minds of all gen­er­a­tions. This is the only mu­seum in Paris to be open un­til mid­night and al­most all events are open to the pub­lic. From 12 noon to 12 mid­night ev­ery day ex­cept Tues­day. 13 ave du Prési­dent Wil­son(16th),01.47.23.54.01. M° Iéna Petit Palais The city’s fine arts mu­seum, in a beau­ti­fully ren­o­vated 1900 build­ing. The ex­ten­sive per­ma­nent col­lec­tion of­fers a panorama of art from an­tiq­uity to the early 20th cen­tury. Tues-Sun 10am-6pm, late night Thurs un­til 8pm. Ave Win­ston Churchill (8th), 01.53.43.40.00. M° Champs-Elysées - Cle­menceau

DIN­ING ON THE SEINE

Bateaux-Mouches - Clas­sic French En­joy a ro­man­tic din­ner cruise on the Seine river en­chanted by vi­o­lin and pi­ano mu­sic. Daily de­par­tures for din­ner at 8:30pm. On Sat, Sun and pub­lic hol­i­days lunches at 1pm (with coun­try mu­sic). Port de la Con­férence, Pont de l’Alma (8th), 01.42.25.96.10. Mº Alma-Marceau Bateaux Parisiens - Clas­sic French En­joy a three or four course lunch or din­ner on board these boats as they take you on a tour of Paris on the Seine. The menus change with the sea­sons. The lunch menu can in­clude chilled green as­para­gus with moz­zarella and for a main free-range chicken with mashed pota­toes. Din­ner choices can in­clude smoked sal­mon to start and as a main filet of sea bass. Reser­va­tions re­quired. Port de la Bour­don­nais (7th), 01.76.64.14.45. M° Tro­cadéro Yachts de Paris - Clas­sic French The most lux­u­ri­ous of all the river boats serves up gourmet din­ner cruises in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the French house of gas­tron­omy Lenôtre. The sea­sonal menu in­cludes noble prod­ucts and dishes that have been elab­o­rated ex­clu­sively for the cruise. En­joy an ap­pe­tizer of cray­fish fol­lowed by poul­try with zuc­chini flow­ers, then cheese and dessert. Port Henri IV (4th), 01.44.54.14.70. M° Pont de Sully

AROUND LOU­VRE & PALAIS ROYAL (1st, 2nd)

Aux Ly­on­nais - Bistro A beau­ti­ful 1890 bistro now co-owned by su­perchef Alain Du­casse, of­fer­ing spiffed-up and mod­ern­ized Lyon spe­cial­ties: baked eggs with craw­fish, roast chicken with mush­rooms, toma­toes and onions in vine­gar glaze. Tue-Fri L&D, Sat D. 32 rue Saint-Marc (2nd),01.42.96.65.04. M° Riche­lieu-Drouot Bistro Vol­nay - Bistro Good, au­then­tic French food in a re­laxed, friendly set­ting with a first-rate wine list in­clud­ing an ex­cel­lent value Vol­nay. The cheese tray is su­perb and gen­er­ously served. Mon-Fri L&D. 8 rue Vol­ney (2nd), 01.42.61.06.65. Mº Opéra Brasserie Ré­jane - Brasserie This ca­sual res­tau­rant of­fers up tra­di­tional French fare at the Nolin­ski ho­tel. Clas­sic starters in­clude mack­erel in white wine with grain mus­tard dress­ing while a nice main is the roasted freerange chicken in a thyme-flavoured gravy. The desserts were cre­ated by pas­try chef Yann Brys who has the M.O.F., the finest crafts­man of France, ti­tle. Daily B, L & D, 7am-11pm. 16 ave de l’Opéra (1st), 01 42 86 10 10. M° Pyra­mides Ca­nard & Champagne - Clas­sic French This charm­ing res­tau­rant serves two of France’s most em­blem­atic food­stuffs, duck and champagne. French-raised duck is served de­li­ciously as foie gras, con­fit (pre­served in its own fat and grilled) and ma­gret (duck breast). There is a su­perb se­lec­tion of cham­pagnes as well. Tues-Sat L&D. 57 Pas­sage des Panora­mas (2nd), 09.81.83.95.69. M° Grands Boule­vards Cham­peaux - Brasserie This Alain Du­casse brasserie, lo­cated be­neath the canopy of the Fo­rum des Halles cen­tre, is a fine spot for a nice lunch, in­ven­tive cock­tails with tapas or din­ner. Tra­di­tional brasserie fare is on the agenda like cold cut plat­ters and onion soup as well as a se­lec­tion of mar­i­nated raw fish dishes and an ar­ray of souf­flés, the house’s sig­na­ture dish. Daily L & D. Fo­rum des Halles, Porte Ram­buteau (1st), 01.53.45.84.50 . M° Les Halles Clover Grill - Steak­house The lat­est of­fer­ing from French chef JeanFrançois Piège sees car­ni­vores treated to the best steak in town. Black Mar­ket beef from Aus­tralia and Prime An­gus beef from Kansas are only some of the cuts found on the menu along­side cock­tails cre­ated by the tal­ented trio be­hind the Ex­per­i­men­tal Cock­tail Club es­pe­cially for the res­tau­rant. Mon- Sat L&D. 6 rue Bailleul (1st), 01.40.41.59.59. Mº Lou­vre-Rivoli La Cui­sine de l’E7 - Con­tem­po­rary Two min­utes away from the mag­nif­i­cent opera house is where you can en­joy sea­sonal con­tem­po­rary cui­sine at Ho­tel Edouard 7’s res­tau­rant. Dishes in­clude a roasted goats cheese salad sea­soned with caramelised fig and honey and sal­mon tar­tar served with buck­wheat crepes. Mon-Fri L&D. 39 ave de l’Opéra (2nd), 01.42.61.56.90. M˚ Opéra Le Grand Ve­four - Mod­ern Clas­sic The op­u­lent two-star res­tau­rant in the Palais Royal ar­cades that has been serv­ing the Parisian beau monde since the 1700s. Among chef Guy Martin’s su­perb dishes are the foie gras ravi­oli with truf­fle jus. Mon-Fri L&D, Fri. L only. 17 rue de Beau­jo­lais (1st), 01.42.96.56.27. Mº Palais Royal Le Bistrot de Louchébem - Clas­sic French Serv­ing tra­di­tional cui­sine in a cosy am­biance with plenty of charm. Once you’ve set­tled in, the staff will sug­gest a list of starters like the house- made foie gras or the warm goat cheese salad. Tues-Sat L&D un­til 11pm. 7 rue des Prou­vaires (1st), 01.45.08.04.10. Mº Châtelet Le Céladon - Gourmet This res­tau­rant in­side the Hô­tel West­min­ster of­fers up sourced mar­ket-based gas­tro­nomic dishes in a re­fined Re­gency style set­ting. Chef Christophe Moisand changes the menu on a weekly ba­sis but dishes may in­clude a med­ley of Saint Jac­ques with leeks and can­died le­mon for starters and mar­i­nated cod poached with gin­ger for a main. Daily L & D. 13 rue de la Paix (2nd), 01.47.03.40.42. M° Opéra Le Meurice-Alain Du­casse - Mod­ern Clas­sic A stun­ning 18th-cen­tury room of­fers a gas­tro­nomic menu fea­tur­ing sump­tu­ous 2-star cui­sine that changes with the sea­sons. Daily B, L (ex­cept Sat), D. Hô­tel Meurice, 228 rue de Rivoli (1st), 01.44.58.10.44. Mº Tui­leries Le Louchébem - Bistro Lo­cated in the heart of the his­toric Les Halles dis­trict, this es­tab­lish­ment is cur­rently in the hands of the fourth gen­er­a­tion of the same fam­ily. From the cooked ham on the bone to an au­then­tic salad of pot au feu, ev­ery­thing here is home­made. Mon-Sat L&D. 31 rue Berger (1st), 01.42.33.12.99. Mº Châtelet/Les Halles Le Lulli - Clas­sic French This de­light­ful res­tau­rant lo­cated in the Grand Hô­tel du Palais Royal of­fers fine cui­sine in a win­ter gar­den set­ting. Re­cent of­fer­ings in­cluded a pea soup flavoured with mint and served with pep­pered ri­cotta, and the Lulli cheese­burger served with French fries. B daily, Mon-Fri L. 4 rue de Valois (1st), 01.42.96.72.20. M° Palais Royal-Musée du Lou­vre Le Res­tau­rant du Palais Royal - Con­tem­po­rary Fine con­tem­po­rary French cui­sine can be savoured in this one-star res­tau­rant with an el­e­gant and cosy at­mos­phere over­look­ing the beau­ti­ful gar­dens of the Palais Royal. Chef Philip Chronopou­los pre­pares tra­di­tional dishes like lamb T-bone served with sweet peas and sea­weed, and caramelised duck served with a sweet apri­cot jus and car­rot puree. Tues-Sat L&D. 110 Ga­lerie de Valois (1st), 01.40.20.00.27. M° Palais Royal Le Souf­flé - Clas­sic French This is the place to taste one of France’s finest spe­cial­ties, the souf­fle. At­ten­tive ser­vice and su­perb qual­ity await in this res­tau­rant es­tab­lished in 1961. Faith­ful to tra­di­tional cui­sine, in ad­di­tion

to over 20 dif­fer­ent kinds of souf­fles, a clas­sic French menu is pro­posed. Mon-Sat L&D. 36 rue du Mont Tha­bor (1st), 01.42.60.27.19. Mº Con­corde

LE MARAIS (3rd, 4th)

Bofin­ger - Brasserie A land­mark brasserie with a sensational Belle Epoque decor. Keep it sim­ple here: steak tartare, oys­ters and big seafood plat­ters. Daily L&D un­til 1 am. 5-7 rue de la Bastille (4th), 01.42.72.87.82. M° Bastille Break­fast in Amer­ica - Amer­i­can For a tra­di­tional Amer­i­can Diner serv­ing clas­sic com­fort food - in­clud­ing real burg­ers and breakfasts (omelets, bagels and yummy pan­cakes with real maple syrup etc.), plus fresh milk­shakes and much more. Re­ceive 10% off when you or­der break­fast any­time of the day by show­ing our ad. 4 rue Mal­her (4th), 01.42.72.40.21. M° Saint-Paul L’Am­broisie - Haute Cui­sine In a beau­ti­ful 17th cen­tury man­sion in the Place des Vos­ges, me­dia-shy three-star chef Bernard Pa­caud is renowned for splen­did ren­di­tions of de­cep­tively sim­ple dishes such as lob­ster ravi­oli with truf­fles or lan­gous­tine feuil­lan­tine with sesame and curry. Tue-Sat L&D. 9 Place des Vos­ges (4th), 01.42.78.51.45. Mº Saint-Paul L’Ami Louis - Bistro A clas­sic bistro known for huge por­tions of foie gras and ex­or­bi­tant prices. Peo­ple tend to love it or hate it, and well-heeled tourists re­serve weeks in ad­vance. Wed-Sun L&D. 32 rue du Vert­bois (3rd), 01.48.87.77.48. M° Arts et Métiers

QUARTIER LATIN & SAINT-GER­MAIN (5th, 6th)

Al­cazar - Brasserie This fam­ily-owned Parisian res­tau­rant of­fers a har­mo­nious at­mos­phere high­lighted by lux­u­ri­ant veg­e­ta­tion. Savour a beet, goat cheese and hazel­nut salad for starters then try a nicely spiced shoul­der of lamb with apri­cots for a main. Mean­while cock­tails can be en­joyed up on the bal­cony. Daily L&D, closed Sun & Mon in the sum­mer. 62 rue Mazarine (6th), 01.53.10.19.99. Mº Odéon Au Moulin à Vent - Bistro This charm­ing bistro lo­cated in one of the old­est neigh­bour­hoods in Paris is known for the qual­ity of its Salers beef and its spe­cial­ties of the Beau­jo­lais re­gion. Tues–Fri L&D/Sat D only. 20 rue des FossésSaint-Bernard (5th), 01.43.54.99.37. M° Jussieu

Café de Flore - Bistro

The leg­endary café made fa­mous in the 1950s by Jean-Paul Sartre, Si­mone de Beau­voir and other Left Bank in­tel­lec­tu­als. The at­mos­phere is still Parisian, the fare lim­ited to (ex­pen­sive) drinks and light snacks and tra­di­tional desserts. Daily 7:30 am-1:30 am. 172 blvd Saint-Ger­main (6th), 01.45.48.55.26. Mº Saint-Ger­main- des-Prés Café des Deux Magots - Café The other leg­endary Left Bank café, still go­ing strong long af­ter its 1950s hey­day. The prices are equally high, but it re­mains an au­then­tic Parisian favourite. Daily 7:30 am-1:30 am. 6 Place Saint-Ger­main (6th), 01.45.48.55.25. Mº Saint-Ger­main- des-Prés Hélène Dar­roze - South­west­ern French Young chef Hélène Dar­roze serves up south­west­ern French spe­cial­ties in this con­tem­po­rary one-star res­tau­rant. The ca­sual ground floor Salon d’Hélène serves up­scale tapas. Tue-Sat L&D. 4 rue d’As­sas (6th), 01.42.22.00.11. Mº Sèvres Baby­lone La Méditer­ranée - Seafood A bright and beau­ti­ful, mostly seafood res­tau­rant with mar­velous wall paint­ings and a glass­walled ter­race fac­ing the Odéon theater. It once wel­comed the likes of Liz Tay­lor and Or­son Welles, as the dis­creet pho­tos on the stair­well at­test. Daily L&D un­til 11 pm. 2 Place de l’Odéon (6th), 01.43.26.02.30. M° Odéon Lapérouse - Gourmet This el­e­gant res­tau­rant on the Seine serves finely pre­pared gas­tro­nomic French cui­sine. Starters in­clude cray­fish ravi­oli or foie gras with 12 spices. A nice main course is the aged house steak. Pri­vate din­ing rooms may be re­served as well. Mon-Fri L&D, Sat, D only. 51 Quai des Grands Au­gustins (6th), 01.43.26.68.04. Mº Saint-Michel La Tour d’Ar­gent - Clas­sic French A Paris in­sti­tu­tion from an­other era, now with only one star, but still of­fer­ing its fa­mous num­bered pressed duck and an ab­so­lutely mag­i­cal view of Notre-Dame. Tues-Sat L&D. 15-17 Quai de la Tour­nelle (5th), 01.43.54.23.31. Mº Maubert-Mu­tu­al­ité La Truf­fière - South­west­ern French Cozy res­tau­rant in a 17th cen­tury vaulted cel­lar serv­ing south­west­ern French cui­sine, in­clud­ing foie gras and black and white truf­fle dishes, and menus that change with the sea­sons. 2,400 bot­tle wine list. Tue-Sun L&D. 4 rue de Blainville (5th), 01.46.33.29.82. Mº Place Monge Le Mont­par­nasse 1900 - Clas­sic French Sump­tu­ous food in a sump­tu­ous decor. A stun­ning Art Nou­veau set­ting in this reg­is­tered his­tor­i­cal mon­u­ment sur­rounds you as you de­light in a fine se­lec­tion of grilled meats and finely pre­pared dishes. Daily L&D. 59 blvd Mont­par­nasse (6th), 01.45.49.19.00. Mº Mont­par­nasse-Bien­v­enue Re­lais Louis XIII - Clas­sic French In a wood-beamed me­dieval town­house, twostar chef Manuel Martinez serves de­li­cious dishes re­volv­ing around sea­sonal prod­ucts. Fine wine list. Tue-Sat, L&D. 8 rue des Grands-Au­gustins (6th), 01.43.26.75.96. Mº Saint-Michel Taokan - Chi­nese Con­tem­po­rary Chi­nese gas­tron­omy is served in this el­e­gantly dec­o­rated res­tau­rant. An ex­cel­lent dim sum is among the of­fer­ings while starters in­clude crispy shrimp rolls or pep­pery beef with a tasty herb salad. Mon-Sat L&D. 8 rue du Sabot (6th), 01.42.84.18.36. M° Saint-Sulpice Ze Kitchen Ga­lerie - Fu­sion Ze silly name aside, chef Wil­liam Ledeuil’s chic res­tau­rant of­fers ex­cel­lent soups, mar­i­nated fish, pasta starters and main cour­ses a la plan­cha. Mon-Fri L&D, Sat D. 4 rue des Grands-Au­gustins (6th), 01.44.32.00.32. Mº Saint-Michel

AROUND THE EIF­FEL TOWER & LES IN­VALIDES (7th)

58 Tour Eif­fel - Clas­sic French Lo­cated on the 1st floor of the Eif­fel Tower this is a great place for a lunch or din­ner while en­joy­ing a breath­tak­ing view. This res­tau­rant prof­fers a chic pic­nic for lunch, among the of­fer­ings: seared sal­mon, Cae­sar salad and gourmet ham­burg­ers (served un­til 5:30). Daily L&D. Champ de Mars (7th), 01.45.55.20.04. Mº Ecole Mil­i­taire Ar­pège - Con­tem­po­rary Three-star chef Alain Pas­sard’s menu is now half vegetarian serv­ing ravi­oli with vegeta­bles, Cévennes onions with Parme­san, and his fa­mous tomato dessert - though car­ni­vores can find dishes like squab with sug­ared al­monds. Mon-Fri L&D. 84 rue de Varenne (7th), 01.47.05.09.06. M° Varenne Jules Verne - Haute Cui­sine This gas­tro­nomic gem is a very ex­pen­sive res­tau­rant in the Eif­fel Tower taken over by mul­ti­ple-star chef Alain Du­casse. The Jules Verne has been awarded one Miche­lin star. Treat your­self to “haute-cui­sine” with the most spec­tac­u­lar view of Paris. Daily L&D. Eif­fel Tower, 2nd floor (7th), 01.45.55.61.44. Mº Bir-Hakeim

L’Ate­lier de Joël Robu­chon - Bistron­omy The 1-star lunch-counter res­tau­rant of chef Joel Robu­chon serves con­tem­po­rary French dishes such as a foie gras burger. Daily L&D un­til 11 pm. 5 rue Mon­talem­bert (7th), 01.42.22.56.56. M° Rue du Bac Le Res­tau­rant du Cinq Codet - Clas­sic French En­joy savoury and au­then­tic cui­sine in a warm at­mos­phere in this res­tau­rant serv­ing clas­sic French cui­sine. The menu re­volves around the sea­sons and in­cludes home­made desserts. A snack menu is served every­day through­out the day. MonSat L& D, Sun, L only, snack menu in the evening. 5 rue Louis Codet (7th), 01.53.85.15.60. M° Ecole Mil­i­taire Les Om­bres - Con­tem­po­rary The spec­tac­u­lar glass-domed rooftop res­tau­rant of Musée du Quai Branly, di­rectly be­neath the Eif­fel Tower. Con­tem­po­rary French with an ex­otic touch: foie gras ter­rine with mango chut­ney, roast lamb with ginger­bread and zuc­chini ravi­oli. Daily L&D. 27 Quai Branly (7th), 01.47.53.68.00. Mº Alma-Marceau

AROUND THE CHAMPS-ELYSÉES (8th)

114 Faubourg - Brasserie An el­e­gant one-star es­tab­lish­ment in the Bris­tol Ho­tel prof­fers su­perb cook­ing from three-star chef Eric Fre­chon in a de­light­ful du­plex space. 7/7, L&D. 114 rue du Fbg Saint-Honoré (8th) , 01.53.43.44.44. Mº Miromes­nil 39V - Con­tem­po­rary This glam­orous one-star res­tau­rant, in the heart of the Golden Tri­an­gle, sports a mod­ern, stream­lined dé­cor. The grilled lan­goustines in a light cit­rus sauce are ex­cel­lent as is the cheese­cake. Mon-Fri L&D. 39 ave Ge­orge V (8th), 01.56.62.30.05. Mº Ge­orge V Api­cius - Con­tem­po­rary The one-star res­tau­rant of chef Jean-Pierre Vi­gato, of­fer­ing a mix of mod­ern and coun­try cook­ing: lob­ster ravi­oli, potato char­lotte with caviar. Mon-Fri L&D. 20 rue d’Ar­tois (8th), 01.43.80.19.66. Mº Saint-Philippe- du-Roule Caviar House & Prunier - Caviar Next door to the com­pe­ti­tion, the caviar shop and res­tau­rant an­nex of Prunier (16th), spe­cial­iz­ing in French caviar. Mon-Sat L&D. 15 Place de la Madeleine (8th), 01.47.42.98.98. M° Madeleine Epi­cure - Gourmet The beau­ti­ful din­ing room looks out over the ho­tel’s French gar­den and is a per­fect set­ting for three-star chef Eric Fre­chon’s re­mark­able cui­sine and su­perb desserts by pas­try chef Lau­rent Jean­nin. Daily L&D. Hô­tel Le Bris­tol, 112 rue du Fbg Saint-Honoré (8th), 01.53.43.43.00. Mº Miromes­nil La Scène - Gourmet This gas­tro­nomic res­tau­rant in the Prince de Galles ho­tel of­fers an au­then­tic and gen­er­ous cui­sine us­ing re­mark­able prod­ucts. For a fish course, suc­cu­lent French lob­ster is a fine choice while meat dishes in­clude fine milk-fed veal and wild hare from the Beauce re­gion. Mon-Sat B, L&D, Sun Brunch. 33 ave Ge­orge V (8th), 01.53.23.78.52. Mº Ge­orge V Ladurée Champs-Elysées - French Pas­tries Ev­ery day from 7.30 am to mid­night, Ladurée serves break­fast, lunch, tea time and din­ner. On the ground floor the “Eif­fel Ve­randa” as well as the out­door ter­race over­look the glam­orous Av­enue des Champs-Elysées. On the first floor, the five cosy din­ing rooms is dec­o­rated in the “Sec­ond Em­pire” re­fined style. 75 ave des Champs-Elysées (8th) Lau­rent - Gourmet This gourmet 1-star Miche­lin res­tau­rant serv­ing so­phis­ti­cated cui­sine in a beau­ti­ful set­ting with a gar­den is a Parisian in­sti­tu­tion. The finest pro­duce and prod­ucts are used to pre­pare sea­sonal French cui­sine with a con­tem­po­rary touch. Mon-Fri L&D, Sat D only. 41 ave Gabriel (8th), 01.42.25.00.39. M° Champs-Elysées Cle­menceau Lasserre - Clas­sic French Chef Adrien Trouil­loud serves an au­then­tic and re­fined cui­sine re­volv­ing around fresh pro­duce in this his­toric one-star res­tau­rant with its glid­ing sun­roof ceil­ing. Mon-Sat D only, Thu-Fri L only. 17 ave Franklin De­lano Roo­sevelt (8th), 01.43.59.02.13. M° Franklin D. Roo­sevelt Mon­sieur - French This con­tem­po­rary ho­tel res­tau­rant serves au­then­tic French cui­sine in­spired by the coun­try­side. The menu changes ev­ery month, with a dif­fer­ent re­gion cel­e­brated and served up us­ing the fresh­est in­gre­di­ents. Mon-Fri L&D. Ho­tel Lan­caster, 7 rue de Berri (8th), 01.40.76.40.18. M° Ge­orge V Le 68 par Guy Martin - Con­tem­po­rary Tucked away down­stairs in the his­toric Guerlain bou­tique is a res­tau­rant burst­ing with flavour­ful dishes. The menu and res­tau­rant have been con­ceived by starred chef Guy Martin and the dishes draw their in­spi­ra­tion from Guerlain’s fa­mous fra­grances. 7/7, con­tin­u­ous, B, L, D. 68 ave des Champs-Elysées (8th) 01.45.62.54.10. M° Ge­orge V Le Ca­mondo - Con­tem­po­rary This de­light­ful res­tau­rant in a pri­vate man­sion is ad­ja­cent to the mu­seum of the same name. The menu changes with the sea­sons and can in­clude a crab and grape­fruit salad for starters fol­lowed by filet of duck breast with figs. There are a host of home­made pas­tries for dessert. Tues-Sat L&D, Sun L only. 61bis rue de Mon­ceau (8th), 01.45.63.40.40. M° Vil­liers Le­doyen - Gourmet This 3-star res­tau­rant in an el­e­gant 18th-cen­tury pavil­ion with a Napoleon III decor in the gar­dens of the Champs-Elysées, where chef Yan­nick Al­léno serves his unique gas­tro­nomic cui­sine. Tue-Fri L&D, Mon D. Carré des Champs-Elysées (8th), 01.53.05.10.00. M° Champs-Elysées-Cle­menceau Le Safran - Gourmet Fine French gas­tron­omy and in­ter­na­tional cui­sine is served in the Art Deco am­biance of this res­tau­rant lo­cated in­side the Hô­tel du Col­lec­tion­neur. Daily L&D. 51-57 rue de Cour­celles (8th), 01.58.36.67.97. M° Cour­celles Les Con­fi­dences du San Régis - French In the chic 8th ar­rondisse­ment just a few steps from the Av­enue des Champs-Elysées is where you will find Hô­tel San Régis’s cosy win­ter gar­den res­tau­rant. Un­der an il­lu­mi­nat­ing glass roof guests are in­vited to sam­ple French dishes in­clud­ing duck foie gras and a scal­lops mille­feuilles. Daily B, L&D. 12 rue Jean-Gou­jon (8th), 01.44.95.16.16. M˚ Champs-Elysées-Clé­menceau Mai­son Blanche - Con­tem­po­rary Chef Fabrice Gi­raud pre­pares savoury and re­fined fare that changes with the sea­sons. Lo­cated on the 7th floor of the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the res­tau­rant with its gar­den ter­race over­looks the Eif­fel Tower. Mon-Fri L&D/ Sat-Sun D. 15 ave Mon­taigne (8th), 01.47.23.55.99. Mº Alma Marceau Manko Paris - Peru­vian This charm­ing Peru­vian res­tau­rant serves up au­then­tic fare in a beau­ti­ful set­ting. Try spe­cial­i­ties like the causa, a mashed pota­toes dish sea­soned with lime and chilli pep­pers, ce­viches or em­ber oven-cooked dishes like jumbo prawns flavoured with Nikkei mari­nade and served with grilled shi­take mush­rooms. Mon-Fri L&D, Sat D only. 15 ave Mon­taigne (8th), 01.82.28.00.15. M° Alma-Marceau Yeeels - Con­tem­po­rary This chic and trendy bar and res­tau­rant of­fers up fresh and in­ven­tive fare and both clas­sic and highly orig­i­nal cock­tails in an el­e­gant at­mos­phere. For starters try the re­fresh­ing gaz­pa­cho or as­para­gus with Parme­san cheese and radishes. Main dishes can in­clude sal­mon with wild rice or a filet of Black An­gus beef while cheese­cake and a rasp­berry based pas­try are stars of the dessert menu. Daily L&D. 24 ave Ge­orge V (8th), 01.42.88.75.75. M° Ge­orge V

AROUND OPÉRA GARNIER & PI­GALLE (9th, 10th, 18th)

Bouil­lon Chartier - Clas­sic French The myth­i­cal Parisian eatery where you share a ta­ble with stu­dents, artists or el­e­gant busi­ness­men. There is a daily set menu but each day en­joy clas­sics like hard-boiled eggs with may­on­naise or grated car­rots to start fol­lowed by a hearty chou­croute or chopped steak with chips. Daily con­tin­u­ous ser­vice L&D. 7 rue Fbg Mont­martre (9th), 01.47.70.86.29. Mº Grands Boule­vards Café Pouchkine - Café This de­light­ful tea salon, the Paris branch of the fa­mous Moscow es­tab­lish­ment, lo­cated in the Prin­temps de­part­ment store serves and sells

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