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Welcome to the December 2019 issue of "What’s up in Paris", a monthly publication with details of all there is to experience, see, hear and do in Paris! So carry on reading "What’s up in Paris" to find out about a selection of unmissable events taking place in December 2019!

Experience:
At the crossroads of the Huchette district with Boulevard Saint Germain and Notre Dame, the stalls of the Notre Dame Christmas Market are once again extending a festive welcome from 13th-29th December 2019. French crafts and gastronomy will be on sale, along with free entertainments for children and visits with Father Christmas. Decorative object, candles, jewellery, ceramics, glassware, hand-painted Christmas decorations, wooden toys and leather-bound books… Around thirty stall-holders await you in Square Viviani, Quai Montebello, to share their studio-crafted creations with you, along with a glass of mulled wine.

The ambiance at Le 1905 bar is very definitely Belle Epoque. This Vins des Pyrénées speakeasy, located in the IV arrondissement serves cocktails and other surprising drinks that recreate the atmosphere of the beginning of the 20th century. Amongst these drinks, “Gentleman cabrioleur”, made with gin, white vermouth, white cacao liqueur, Manzanilla sherry and mastikha, is particularly memorable, as is “Mistinguette”, a fruitier cocktail made with calvados, tequila, a home-made red fruit cordial, Muscovado sugar and apple wine. A magical place that is completely out of the ordinary!

To do their Christmas shopping, Harry Potter fans can visit Village JouéClub de Paris, on Boulevard des Italiens in the II arrondissement to explore Wizarding World, a new space dedicated to the saga, as well as to Fantastic Beasts, and is open until 31st January 2020. The pop-up space celebrates the bespectacled wizard’s world, as well as that of J.K. Rowling’s well-known magical saga. A complete Made at Hogwarts programme awaits you!

See:
Until 8th March 2020, the Musée du Quai Branly is inviting modern art lovers to come and explore an exhibition around Somuk, an artist from New Caledonia. This is a perfect opportunity for visitors to discover the world of this modern personality, "one of the only Melanesian artists from the beginning of the 20th century whose works have been preserved in significant numbers" and "a symbol of the recognition of contemporary art in the Pacific”. Photos and objects will also be on display, as will contextual background to the artist’s drawings, including many that are the result of orders places by contemporary missionaries and anthropologists and which Somuk worked on by composing “complex scenes”. This exhibition is part of the international year of indigenous languages organised by Unesco.
Info and reservations: www.quaibranly.fr

Until 31st December, the Harcourt studio is inviting photography lovers to its most recent exhibition, Tales and Legends, for a unique visual journey back in time to the fairy tales of our childhood… Alice in Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Matchstick Girl… the stories are re-interpreted here through the pure images that form this exhibition, which is the brainchild of Normal Magazine as part of the Month of the Photo in Paris. All of the works are numbered and available for purchase throughout the exhibition.
Information: www.studio-harcourt.com

Until 1st February 2020, the Grande Galerie at the Bibliothèque Mazarine, located in the VI arrondissement, is holding an exhibition called Livres au miroir. Pictures taken by photographer Marguerite de Merode raise the question of whether literature can radically change a life. In total, 27 photographic works recreate the portrait, without images, of "27 protagonists of French culture through their writings on the work that has transformed their life ". Including Claude Lévy-Strauss, François Sagan, Pierre Paolo Pasolini, Dante Alighieri, Nicolas Poussin, Jules Verne and even Marcel Proust...
Info: www.bibliotheque-mazarine.fr

Listen:
Swan Lake returns to the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées for the festive season, from 24th December 2019 to 5th January 2020. Performed by the prestigious ballet from the Kiev National Opera, Tchaikovsky’s bewitching music will delight young and older ballet fans alike.
Reservations: www.theatrechampselysees.fr

Calling all Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata fans! Pavillon Baltard in Nogent-sur-Marne is opening its doors on Sunday 8th December 2019 for a one-off concert with the pretty title 'Echos de la Vallée du vent, des lucioles et du Soleil Levant' (Echos of the Valley of the wind, the fireflies and the Rising Sun), which showcases the great works of several masters of Japanese animation, all performed by The Neko Light Orchestra. An opportunity to rediscover old favourites such as ‘Castle in the Sky’, ‘Spirited Away’, ‘Totoro’ and many others.
Info: www.pavillonbaltard.fr

For the 8th consecutive year, Radio Classique is holding its Grand Concert de Noël at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st December 2019. The Symphony Orchestra of the Republican Guard and the French Army Choir and the Hauts-de-Seine Choir will be performing Hungarian March by Berlioz, Tchaikovsky’s Waltz of the Flowers as well as other traditional Christmas songs. The perfect start to a magical Christmas!

Do:
Feeling like doing something extra-special for a really memorable Christmas? Make your way to the 6th floor of Peninsula, at Oiseau Blanc, to sample delicious, refined dishes in a magnificent setting with a view of the Eiffel Tower. On the menu? Beluga caviar from Petrossian, Breton lobster and Bresse capon cooked slowly with truffles. For those who wake early, the Méridien Etoile is serving a Christmas brunch on 25th December 2019, perfect for an indulgent start to this family day. Duck foie gras, mi-smoked salmon and fatted chicken with preserved lemon and olives are all on the buffet menu. Hurry, hurry! Monnaie de Paris is holding its final hunt for gold coins on 14th December 2019. Families are invited to follow a trail inside Monnaie de Paris with the aim of finding all the answers to the riddles and trying to win the treasure. Registration required!
Website: www.monnaiedeparis.fr

For the 2019 Téléthon, the Association Sportive Sorbonne Université is organising introductory diving sessions on Saturday 7th December at the Jean Taris swimming pool, with an invitation to donate 10 euros. For younger participants aged 3 to 8, a guided underwater session will be on offer. Don’t forget to bring your swimwear and towel. The association will provide diving equipment, fins, mask and snorkel. A photo exhibition raising awareness of marine biology and illustrating the medical potential in using molecules from the marine environment will also be open to visitors.

Happy December to one and all!

See you again on 1st January

 
Contenu de la vidéo : Welcome to the December 2019 issue of "What’s up in Paris", a monthly publication with details of all there is to experience, see, hear and do in Paris!
So carry on reading "What’s up in Paris" to find out about a selection of unmissable events taking place in December 2019!
Experience:
At the crossroads of the Huchette district with Boulevard Saint Germain and Notre Dame, the stalls of the Notre Dame Christmas Market are once again extending a festive welcome from 13th-29th December 2019. French crafts and gastronomy will be on sale, along with free entertainments for children and visits with Father Christmas. Decorative object, candles, jewellery, ceramics, glassware, hand-painted Christmas decorations, wooden toys and leather-bound books… Around thirty stall-holders await you in Square Viviani, Quai Montebello, to share their studio-crafted creations with you, along with a glass of mulled wine.
The ambiance at Le 1905 bar is very definitely Belle Epoque. This Vins des Pyrénées speakeasy, located in the IV arrondissement serves cocktails and other surprising drinks that recreate the atmosphere of the beginning of the 20th century. Amongst these drinks, “Gentleman cabrioleur”, made with gin, white vermouth, white cacao liqueur, Manzanilla sherry and mastikha, is particularly memorable, as is “Mistinguette”, a fruitier cocktail made with calvados, tequila, a home-made red fruit cordial, Muscovado sugar and apple wine. A magical place that is completely out of the ordinary!
To do their Christmas shopping, Harry Potter fans can visit Village JouéClub de Paris, on Boulevard des Italiens in the II arrondissement to explore Wizarding World, a new space dedicated to the saga, as well as to Fantastic Beasts, and is open until 31st January 2020. The pop-up space celebrates the bespectacled wizard’s world, as well as that of J.K. Rowling’s well-known magical saga. A complete Made at Hogwarts programme awaits you!
See:
Until 8th March 2020, the Musée du Quai Branly is inviting modern art lovers to come and explore an exhibition around Somuk, an artist from New Caledonia. This is a perfect opportunity for visitors to discover the world of this modern personality, "one of the only Melanesian artists from the beginning of the 20th century whose works have been preserved in significant numbers" and "a symbol of the recognition of contemporary art in the Pacific”. Photos and objects will also be on display, as will contextual background to the artist’s drawings, including many that are the result of orders places by contemporary missionaries and anthropologists and which Somuk worked on by composing “complex scenes”. This exhibition is part of the international year of indigenous languages organised by Unesco.
Info and reservations: www.quaibranly.fr
Until 31st December, the Harcourt studio is inviting photography lovers to its most recent exhibition, Tales and Legends, for a unique visual journey back in time to the fairy tales of our childhood…
Alice in Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Matchstick Girl… the stories are re-interpreted here through the pure images that form this exhibition, which is the brainchild of Normal Magazine as part of the Month of the Photo in Paris. All of the works are numbered and available for purchase throughout the exhibition.
Information: www.studio-harcourt.com
Until 1st February 2020, the Grande Galerie at the Bibliothèque Mazarine, located in the VI arrondissement, is holding an exhibition called Livres au miroir. Pictures taken by photographer Marguerite de Merode raise the question of whether literature can radically change a life. In total, 27 photographic works recreate the portrait, without images, of "27 protagonists of French culture through their writings on the work that has transformed their life ". Including Claude Lévy-Strauss, François Sagan, Pierre Paolo Pasolini, Dante Alighieri, Nicolas Poussin, Jules Verne and even Marcel Proust...
Info: www.bibliotheque-mazarine.fr
Listen:
Swan Lake returns to the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées for the festive season, from 24th December 2019 to 5th January 2020. Performed by the prestigious ballet from the Kiev National Opera, Tchaikovsky’s bewitching music will delight young and older ballet fans alike.
Reservations: www.theatrechampselysees.fr
Calling all Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata fans! Pavillon Baltard in Nogent-sur-Marne is opening its doors on Sunday 8th December 2019 for a one-off concert with the pretty title 'Echos de la Vallée du vent, des lucioles et du Soleil Levant' (Echos of the Valley of the wind, the fireflies and the Rising Sun), which showcases the great works of several masters of Japanese animation, all performed by The Neko Light Orchestra. An opportunity to rediscover old favourites such as ‘Castle in the Sky’, ‘Spirited Away’, ‘Totoro’ and many others.
Info: www.pavillonbaltard.fr
For the 8th consecutive year, Radio Classique is holding its Grand Concert de Noël at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st December 2019. The Symphony Orchestra of the Republican Guard and the French Army Choir and the Hauts-de-Seine Choir will be performing Hungarian March by Berlioz, Tchaikovsky’s Waltz of the Flowers as well as other traditional Christmas songs. The perfect start to a magical Christmas!



Do:
Feeling like doing something extra-special for a really memorable Christmas? Make your way to the 6th floor of Peninsula, at Oiseau Blanc, to sample delicious, refined dishes in a magnificent setting with a view of the Eiffel Tower. On the menu? Beluga caviar from Petrossian, Breton lobster and Bresse capon cooked slowly with truffles. For those who wake early, the Méridien Etoile is serving a Christmas brunch on 25th December 2019, perfect for an indulgent start to this family day. Duck foie gras, mi-smoked salmon and fatted chicken with preserved lemon and olives are all on the buffet menu.
Hurry, hurry! Monnaie de Paris is holding its final hunt for gold coins on 14th December 2019. Families are invited to follow a trail inside Monnaie de Paris with the aim of finding all the answers to the riddles and trying to win the treasure. Registration required!
Website: www.monnaiedeparis.fr
For the 2019 Téléthon, the Association Sportive Sorbonne Université is organising introductory diving sessions on Saturday 7th December at the Jean Taris swimming pool, with an invitation to donate 10 euros. For younger participants aged 3 to 8, a guided underwater session will be on offer. Don’t forget to bring your swimwear and towel. The association will provide diving equipment, fins, mask and snorkel. A photo exhibition raising awareness of marine biology and illustrating the medical potential in using molecules from the marine environment will also be open to visitors.
Happy December to one and all!
See you again on 1st January


Mots clés liés : Paris, Notre-Dame Christmas Market, Santa Claus, bar 1905, Harry Potter, Quai Branly Museum, Somuk, Studio Harcourt, Mazarine Library Grand Gallery, Swan Lake, Classical Radio, Peninsula Paris, Monnaie de Paris , Telethon 2019

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