GOING OUT IN PARIS - Concert by the Italian phenomenon Måneskin this Wednesday, Fête de l'Huma this weekend and extension of the Tutankhamun exhibition, discover our top 3 outings of the week.
[Updated September 9, 2019 at 7:07 p.m.] This week, in Paris, we will not miss the concert of the Italians Måneskin, a pop-rock group from Rome who had already won the hearts of the French last February with a Café de the complete Dance. It is at La Cigale that the four young Italians put down their suitcases this Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 7:30 p.m. The pop rock group is already enjoying immense success in its country, with a first single Torna a cosa, carried by the languorous voice of Damiano David, followed by a second title, L'altra dimensione, dancing to perfection.
The group made a name for itself after its remarkable appearance on the Italian program X Factor (in the same line as Nouvelle Star in France). Their first album, Il ballo della vita, was a real commercial success in Italy, also supported by the single Morirò da Re, certified several times platinum as Torna a casa. Their music draws its source from rock but also rap, funk and pop, led by the particular vocal timbre of Damiano, close to ragga at times. See you at La Cigale this Wednesday evening at La Cigale so you don't miss anything from the phenomenon that perfectly masters the scene (Reserve your place | Place at 19.50 euros standing and 29.55 euros seated).
Going out in Paris is an opportunity to dazzle on your own, as a couple or with your family. This week, in addition to the Måneskin pop-rock concert at La Cigale announced above, don't miss the Fête de l'Huma festival from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 September at La Courneuve, with stars like Aya Nakamura, Soprano, Shaka Ponk or Eddy de Pretto, but also the rising stars of French rap with the groups L'Or du commun or Lord Esperanza.
Did you know that the exhibition Tutankhamun, the Treasure of the Pharaoh goes into extra time? It will not be his last weekend in Paris as originally planned. So go for it at La Grande Halle de La Villette, however reservations are highly recommended!
Outings in Paris and Île-de-France for the whole family and without spending a penny, no no it's not April Fools! A good number of cultural or leisure sites think of families whose budget can sometimes be tight and open their doors free of charge to the public, a few days a month or on a permanent basis.
In addition to these few good plans, an outing in the forest, in particular that of Fontainebleau whose rocks constitute a fabulous playground, or on the banks by the Seine offer beautiful 100% free walks to let off steam in the fresh air.
Do not hesitate to turn to connected tourism, just as user-friendly, it does not cost a penny. Geocaching, this 21st century orienteering course, will appeal to the common sense of the whole family, while the greeters, these volunteers who love their neighborhood will guide you on a walk off the beaten track.
For a cultural break without spending a euro, know that access is free every day of the year to the permanent collections of the museums of the city of Paris, namely the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris, the Maison de Balzac, the Bourdelle Museum, the Carnavalet Museum (still under construction), the Cernuschi Museum, the Cognacq-Jay Museum, the Petit Palais, the House of Victor Hugo and the Museum of Romantic Life.
The first Sundays of each month are also free in most national museums and monuments, such as the Center Pompidou, the Musée d'Orsay, the Picasso Museum or the National Renaissance Museum at the Château d'Ecouen. But free admission still has a price, you will have to be patient, free Sundays attract crowds!
This restaurant in Paris particularly symbolizes gallant Paris. This former private mansion, which saw the greatest writers and politicians of the 18th century pass by, houses small private rooms, ironwork and woodwork from another time. The sulphurous decor and the intimate atmosphere, recreated by the fine light of the candelabra, will capsize hearts. Address: 51 Quai des Grands Augustins, 75006 Paris
This is an address as romantic as it is original: half-hotel, half-residence for artists, the Hôtel Amour is located in the very trendy "South Pigalle", a stone's throw from rue des Martyrs. One of its particularities is to have 20 rooms personalized by 20 different artists, all friends of the owners, themselves in the business. And if you are lucky, you will have the opportunity to meet, in the gardens or the very Parisian brasserie of the hotel, singers and musicians from the international scene, some of whom have made it their favorite address. Address: 8 Rue de Navarin, 75009 Paris.
To declare your love to your loved one, take him/her to the wall of "I love you". Completed in 2000, this fresco of 10 meters by 4, composed of 511 enamelled lava tiles and imagined by Frédéric Baron creates the surprise, hidden in the square des Abbesses, in Montmartre. The "I love you" written by a thousand people in the streets of Paris since 1992 have been collected there, calligraphic in more than 300 languages and dialects. Whether in Tamil or Breton, collect yourself in this place thought by its author as a "space where love is combined in all languages". Address: Square Jehan Rictus, Place des Abbesses, 75018 Paris