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The won­der­ful world of cin­ema can be dis­cov­ered right in Paris at La Ciné­math­èque française, home to one of the finest col­lec­tions and archives in the world de­voted to film. It was back in 1936 that Henri Lan­glois, a French film ar­chiv­ist, cinephile and a pi­o­neer in film preser­va­tion, cre­ated La Ciné­math­èque française to save from de­struc­tion films, pro­jec­tion ma­chines, cos­tumes, posters and other cine­matic trea­sures. He would be given an Hon­orary Os­car in 1974, “for his un­tir­ing de­vo­tion to the art of film, for his mas­sive con­tri­bu­tions to­wards pre­serv­ing its his­tor­i­cal past and for his unswerv­ing faith in its fu­ture.”

Eight decades later the world of cin­ema that Lan­glois en­deav­oured to con­serve lives on in a light-filled mod­ern build­ing de­signed by Frank O. Gehry in which the world of mo­tion pic­tures is re­vealed through a mu­seum, ex­hi­bi­tions, pro­jec­tions, a film li­brary and book­shop. it of­fers a com­plete cine­matic ex­pe­ri­ence for film lovers and is a per­fect place for neo­phytes to dis­cover cin­ema of the world, of all ages and of all gen­res.

Vis­i­tors en­ter the Gehry build­ing, which is built around a mon­u­men­tal hall that is thor­oughly drenched by in­com­ing light and out­fit­ted with large bay win­dows and small bal­conies, and within will dis­cover col­lec­tions where over 40,000 films, 3000 cos­tumes, 23,000 posters, 14,000 draw­ings and 2,300 ob­jects are con­served. For con­ser­va­tion, restora­tion and en­rich­ment are the mis­sions of La Ciné­math­èque française, which lends as much im­por­tance to non-film ob­jects (archives, books, pro­jec­tion ma­chines and cam­eras, ac­ces­sories and cos­tumes), as it does to films.

La Ciné­math­èque’s Musée du Cinéma ex­hibits some 600 ob­jects en­abling vis­i­tors to jour­ney over three cen­turies into the uni­verse of an­i­mated images. Magic Lan­terns, op­ti­cal boxes as well as cos­tumes worn by, among oth­ers, Vivien Leigh and Greta Garbo, are on hand as well as a host of ex­tra­or­di­nary ob­jects, no­tably the ro­bot from Me­trop­o­lis by Fritz Lang and the head of Mrs Bates in Psy­cho by al­fred Hitch­cock.

Tem­po­rary ex­hi­bi­tions de­voted to ma­jor fig­ures in film are reg­u­larly pre­sented as well. The ital­ian film direc­tor, pro­ducer and screen­writer ser­gio Leone is be­ing show­cased in an ex­hi­bi­tion en­ti­tled il était une fois ser­gio Leone (Once Upon a Time: ser­gio Leone) which is run­ning from Oc­to­ber 10th, 2018 through to Jan­uary 27th, 2019 while the ex­hi­bi­tion Fellini/ Pi­casso will be on from april 3rd, 2019 through to July 28th, 2019.

some 40 films are pro­jected each week at La Ciné­math­èque française in the es­tab­lish­ment’s four movie theatres with pro­grammes re­volv­ing around ma­jor di­rec­tors, ac­tors and tech­ni­cians but also the young gen­er­a­tion of film­mak­ers. a host of ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing con­fer­ences and mas­ter classes are also or­gan­ised around the pro­jec­tion pro­grammes. There is also an ex­cel­lent restau­rant serv­ing home­made dishes us­ing sea­sonal prod­ucts.


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)


Ga­lerie Bar­toux Elysées A con­tem­po­rary art gallery on the Champ­sElysées pre­sent­ing paint­ings and sculp­tures by in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned artists. Open seven days a week. 5 ave Matignon (8th), 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. 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), 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), M° Con­corde


Académie Équestre de Ver­sailles Cre­ated by Bartabas in 2003, the Ver­sailles Eques­trian Academy is both a school and a theatre troupe. The cur­rent show, La voie de l’écuyer opus 2018, fea­tures fenc­ing on horse­back, im­pro­vi­sa­tion and other sur­prises. Shows are held on Satur­days at 6pm and Sun­days at 3pm. Av­enue Rock­e­feller, Ver­sailles. RER C to Ver­sailles Chateau Rive Gauche Ate­lier des Lu­mières A dig­i­tal art cen­tre where gi­ant re­pro­duc­tions of the art world’s Mas­ters’ works are pro­jected. The first ex­hi­bi­tion is ded­i­cated to Klimt. Open from 10am to 6pm and un­til 10pm on Fri­days and Satur­days. 38 rue Saint-Maur (11th), M° Père Lachaise 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), M° Iéna Aquar­ium Trop­i­cal du Palais de la Porte Dorée This aquar­ium on the east­ern edge of Paris is de­voted to trop­i­cal flora and fauna and houses a col­lec­tion of some 15,000 an­i­mals rep­re­sent­ing some 750 species in at­trac­tive spa­ces. Tem­po­rary ex­hi­bi­tions, ed­u­ca­tional dis­plays and work­shops are all on the agenda. Tues-Fri 10am-5:30pm & Sat-Sun 10am-7pm. 293 ave Daumes­nil (12th), M° Porte Dorée 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), 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). 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), 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), M° Quai de la Gare FlyView En­joy a bird’s eye view of Paris with this vir­tual re­al­ity ex­pe­ri­ence lo­cated in the heart of the French cap­i­tal. Par­tic­i­pants don a vir­tual re­al­ity hel­met jet­pack and en­ter a sim­u­la­tor to vir­tu­ally fly over the city for a spec­tac­u­lar view of the cap­i­tal and its iconic mon­u­ments. Suit­able for chil­dren aged 8 and over. 30 rue du 4 Septem­bre, Place de l’Opéra (2nd). M° Opéra France Minia­ture This fun and ed­u­ca­tional park presents all of the ma­jor sites and mon­u­ments of France in minia­ture. The six ma­jor re­gions of France are cov­ered with some 117 mon­u­ments and 2,000 scale mod­els on view in spa­cious set­tings. At­trac­tions, ed­u­ca­tional tools and a restau­rant of­fer­ing re­gional spe­cial­ties round out the agenda. Blvd An­dré Mal­raux, 78990 Elan­court, Take the A13 high­way di­rec­tion Ver­sailles/Saint-Quentin- en-Yvelines then the A12 di­rec­tion Dreux, exit at Elan­court 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. 1 parvis de la Défense, 92044 Paris La Défense, M° La Défense Grande Arche La Mer de Sable Lo­cated in an ex­cep­tional nat­u­ral set­ting, this ad­ven­ture-filled park of­fers a fine day out for the whole fam­ily with 30 at­trac­tions and a host of fun ac­tiv­i­ties. There are four ma­jor shows in­clud­ing two fea­tur­ing horses, en­coun­ters with an­i­mals, themed restau­rants and the park is less than an hour from Paris. 60950 Er­menonville. From Paris take the North Au­toroute A1, di­rec­tion Er­menonville then take exit 7 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 Parc As­terix This theme park brings you back in time to sam­ple life as it was in a Gal­lic vil­lage. Magic po­tions, men­hirs, caul­drons and a for­est of druids are just a sam­pling of the at­trac­tions in this fun-filled park. Thirty kilo­me­tres north of Paris on the A1 high­way di­rec­tion, Lille, exit Parc As­terix be­tween ex­its 7 and 8. Ac­cess di­rectly from Paris with the shut­tle bus which leaves from the coach park at the Car­rousel du Lou­vre (fol­low the signs to ”park­ing au­to­cars”). 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), M° Château de Vin­cennes then 46 bus to zoo. Rex Stu­dios Travel into the heart of cin­ema in this iconic theatre for a unique and in­ter­ac­tive visit into the mag­i­cal world of cin­ema and into the back­stage of the largest movie theatre in Europe. The venue of­fers fab­u­lous fun and en­ter­tain­ment for the whole fam­ily where one and all can take on the roles of al­ter­na­tively ac­tor, spec­ta­tor or even direc­tor. 5 blvd Pois­son­nière (2nd), M° Bonne Nou­velle


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), 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), 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. 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), 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. 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), M° Bir Hakeim/RER C Champs de Mars


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. 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. 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. 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, 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. 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. Metro or RER to la Défense then bus 258 to the stop Château


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


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), 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. Paris City Vi­sion City tours, day and evening ex­cur­sions, trips to

the Loire and other re­gions. 214 rue de Rivoli (1st), 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.


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), 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. Mon, Wed, Fri 12pm - 8pm, Thur 12pm-10pm, sat-sun 11am-7pm. Palais de Chail­lot, 1 Place du Tro­cadero et du 11 Novem­bre (16th), M° Tro­cadéro Dali Paris in the heart of Mont­martre, this venue is en­tirely de­voted to the mas­ter of surrealism, sal­vador Dali and houses a pri­vate col­lec­tion of more than 300 of his works in­clud­ing sculp­tures, en­grav­ings, ob­jects and fur­ni­ture, of­fer­ing a jour­ney into Dali’s life and work. Daily 10am-6pm. 11 rue Poul­bot (18th), 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), 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), M° Sablons In­sti­tut Gi­a­cometti This venue is de­voted to ex­hi­bi­tions, art his­tory, re­search and ed­u­ca­tion of­fer­ing a new look on the work of al­berto Gi­a­cometti and the pe­riod dur­ing which he cre­ated. it is op­er­ated by the Gi­a­cometti Foun­da­tion, which pos­sesses the largest col­lec­tion of works by al­berto Gi­a­cometti in the world. Vis­its must be re­served on­line at www.fon­da­tion-gi­a­cometti.fr/in­sti­tut. 5 rue Vic­tor Schoelcher (14th), M° Ra­s­pail 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), M° Jussieu 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), M° Champs-Elysées - Cle­menceau La Ciné­math­èque Française - Musée du Cinéma in a won­der­ful Frank Gehry-de­signed build­ing, this is a cin­ema mu­seum with screen­ing rooms for in­ter­na­tional film clas­sics, all shown in their orig­i­nal lan­guage. The per­ma­nent col­lec­tion takes a look at cin­ema and its his­tory through an im­pres­sive col­lec­tion of films, ob­jects, archives, cam­eras and cos­tumes. The mu­seum also hosts tem­po­rary ex­hi­bi­tions. 51 rue de Bercy (12th), M° Bercy La Mai­son de Vic­tor Hugo This mu­seum lo­cated in a splen­did pri­vate man­sion on the Place des Vos­ges is de­voted to the French writer, states­man and artist Vic­tor Hugo who once lived there. The mu­seum’s col­lec­tions in­clude draw­ings by Vic­tor Hugo, manuscripts, stat­ues and paint­ings as well as pho­tographs and fur­nish­ings. Tues-sun 10am-6pm. 6 Place des Vos­ges (4th), M° Saint-Paul 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), M° Gare d’Auster­litz MAD 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), M° Palais Royal 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). M° Iéna Mon­naie de Paris - Musée du 11 Conti This beau­ti­ful build­ing on the seine was home to the French mint. To­day crafts­men con­tinue to fash­ion medals, of­fi­cial dec­o­ra­tions and col­lec­tor’s coins. Tues-sun 11am-7pm, Wed 11am-9pm. 11 Quai de Conti (6th), M° Pont Neuf 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), M° Hô­tel de Ville 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), 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), 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. Tue­sun 10am-5pm. Aéro­port de Paris-Le Bour­get, 93352 Le Bour­get, 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), 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), 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), 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), 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, closed Tues. 6 Place d’Iéna (16th), 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), 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), M° Tro­cadéro 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), M° Blanche

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), M° Miromes­nil 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), M° Palais-Royal/Lou­vre-Rivoli Musée de la Magie A fan­tasy world awaits in this space de­voted to magic. Be­neath 16th cen­tury vaulted cel­lars are op­ti­cal il­lu­sions, magic art and more. The visit winds up with a su­perb magic show. Wed, Sat, Sun and school hol­i­days. 2pm-7pm. 11 rue Saint Paul (4th), M° Saint-Paul 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), 39. M° La­marck-Caulain­court 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) , M° Opéra 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, Thurs un­til 8pm. 2 rue Louis Boilly (16th), M° La Muette 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 un­til 8 pm. Jardin des Plantes, 36 rue Ge­of­froy Saint-Hi­laire (5th), M° Cen­sier-Dauben­ton/Auster­litz Musée Na­tional Jean-Jac­ques Hen­ner This mu­seum housed in an el­e­gant 19th cen­tury man­sion show­cases some 300 works, ob­jects and doc­u­ments trac­ing the life and ca­reer of the 19th cen­tury French painter Jean-Jac­ques Hen­ner. Wed-Mon 11am to 6pm. 43 av­enue de Vil­liers (17th), M° Malesherbes 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...). Wed-Mon 9am- 6pm. Jardin des Tui­leries, en­trance Place de la Con­corde (1st). 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. 1 rue de la Lé­gion d’Hon­neur (7th), M° Solférino 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), M° Alma Marceau 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), 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, late night Wed un­til 9pm. Gar­den closes at 5pm. M° Varenne 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), M° Passy Musée Yves Saint Lau­rent This mu­seum de­voted to the French de­signer Yves Saint Lau­rent ex­hibits the cou­turier’s body of work and is lo­cated on the premises of his former haute cou­ture house. Ret­ro­spec­tive dis­plays are al­ter­nated with tem­po­rary the­matic ex­hi­bi­tions and by ap­point­ment guided tours can be or­ga­nized. Tues-Sun 11am-6pm, last tick­ets at 5:15pm. 5 av­enue Marceau (16th), M°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), 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), 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), M° Champs-Elysées - Cle­menceau Phil­har­monie de Paris - Cité de la Musique This cul­tural venue in east­ern Paris ded­i­cated to music houses concert halls, ex­hi­bi­tion spa­ces, re­hearsal rooms and ed­u­ca­tional spa­ces for work­shops and con­fer­ences. Tues-Fri 12pm-6pm/ Sat & Sun 10am to 6pm. 221 ave Jean Jau­rès (19th), 01.44. 84.44.84. M° Porte de Pantin


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The Good, the Bad and the Ug­lyy, Ser­gio Le one, 1966


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