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Welcome to the May 2019 issue of “What’s up in Paris” magazine.

A monthly magazine focussing on what you shouldn’t miss out on experiencing, seeing, hearing and doing in Paris!
Find out about of a selection of unmissable events in Paris throughout May 2019 thanks to “What’s up in Paris”!
Experience:
What better way to celebrate the month of May than with flowers? Rendezvous on 11th May at Point Ephémère for a flower market. For the event around fifteen independent florists will set up their stands along the canal banks, offering seasonal flowers, plants and creations.
Free entry
Info: www.pointephemere.org

Calling all gourmet foodies! The Food Taste of Paris festival is returning to the Grand Palais from 9th to 12th May for a 5th edition of the event. More than 30,000 visitors will have the opportunity to sample 25 dishes created by 7 top chefs. What’s on the menu? Line-caught croaker fish, peas and shellfish by Christian Têtedoie (Lyon), MOF 1996, President of the Master Chefs of France, Truffle-infused Egg Bibimbap by Pierre Sang, Flavours of Damascus by chef Mohammad Elkhaldy, or perhaps Hazelnut cream, crispy chocolate and raspberry paper by Juan Arbelaez and Nina Metayer. And for younger visitors aged 8 to 15, cooking lessons will be held on 11th and 12th May!
View the full programme: www.paris.tastefestivals.com

Head to the Latin Quarter between the 15th and 22nd May for the Quartier du Livre festival and experience the pleasures of reading in this district that is symbolic of culture in Paris. In total more than 300 events exploring the theme of “literature and Europe” will give book lovers the opportunity to explore the realms of comics, thrillers and even scientific literature through debates, conferences and round table sessions. And amongst the key events, supported by Patrick Poivre d'Arvor... The pop-up book store where more than a hundred authors will be available to meet with their readers, the international eloquence competition and also the “Grande Nuit de la Poésié, a night dedicated to poetry, and a gastronomy and literature trail.
Information: www.quartierdulivre.fr

See:
This year, La Nuit des Musées, during which museums are open until 1 AM, is taking place on the 18th May and includes many sites across the capital. Note: The Musée du Luxembourg will be opening its doors for the evening, with a guided tour of the “Les Nabis et le Décor” exhibition led by students from Université Paris-Dauphine, featuring nearly 90 works from the avant-garde post-impressionist artistic movement. A different museum, a different ambiance... At the Musée des Arts et Métiers live demonstrations of inventions will delight both older and younger visitors alike, such as Foucault’s Pendulum, cinematography and Cugnot’s steam dray.
Programme: www.culture.gouv.fr

From the 2nd May to 12th August, the Musée du Louvre is holding an exhibition on art in the Hittite empire, entitled Royaumes Oubliés, les Héritiers de l'Empire Hittite, or Forgotten Kingdoms, the Heirs of the Hittite Empire. The works reveal the extent of Hittite Empire’s power, which rivals Ancient Egypt and dominated Anatolia (modern-day Turkey) before extending its influence over the entire Levant until 1200 BC. Mythical sites from this forgotten civilisation will be showcased, including the remains of the Tell Halaf site and the sculptures that decorated the palace of the Aramaic king, Kapara.

At the Musée Maillol, the Emil Bührle collection gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy paintings by Delacroix, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Monet, Cézanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Modigliani and Picasso from 20th March to 21st July. An exhibition of works from the collection belonging to German manufacturer who collected more 600 works of art between 1951 and 1956.
Practical information: www.museemaillol.com

Hear:
Are you dreaming getting away from it all? On 10th May the Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara will perform pieces from her last opus, “Fenfo”, during a concert in the mythical hall at the Olympia. Produced by artist Matthieu Chedid, "Fenfo” was recorded in Mali, Burkina Faso, Barcelona and Paris. Fatoumata Diawara is widely considered to have one of the most beautiful voices in modern African music, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear her entrancing voice.

On 28th May, hugely popular singer and musician Sting will be performing at La Seine Musicale in Boulogne-Billancourt. During this concert event, the British artist will give a live performance of some of his many hits, including pieces from his most recent album, "44/876”, released in 2018 and the title of which refers to the international dialling codes for the UK and Jamaica.
Reservations: www.laseinemusicale.com

Calling all jazz lovers! The Saint-Germain-Des-Prés Jazz Festival is re-opening for service from Thursday 16th to Monday 27th May 2019 for a new, 19th edition that will reveal a wealth of jazzy musical experiences! Concerts, conferences and meetings between artists will take place on the corners and in the mythical venues of the 6th Parisian arrondissement, such as the Église Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Théâtre de l’Odéon.
View the full programme on the official website: www.festivaljazzsaintgermainparis.com

Do:
Fancy doing some sport in a pair? The Love Run by Pink Lady will take place on Sunday 12th May in the Bois de Boulogne. The aim? To cover a distance of 7km whilst attached to each other and wearing fancy dress. Before and after the race, Love Runners will be able to enjoy the event village set up on the Pelouses de Saint Cloud, which this year will include a Kids Zone with a child care facility for the first time and a Green Zone for promoting eco-responsibility. Registration: www.love-run.com
On the 12th and 19th May, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées is performing a unique version of the famous opera by Georges Bizet... “Une Carmen, étoile de cirque” directed by Andrea Bernard ensures that the opera is accessible to young visitors, at a very reasonable price. Using lots of colour and inventiveness, the show is guaranteed to pique children’s interest in opera!
Finally, the Jardin des Plantes de Paris is hosting the event village for the Fête de la Nature on 26th and 27th May. Lots of free events and entertainments are on the programme for this edition which is based on “the Super Powers of Nature”, and include shows, gardening workshops, unusual visits and sound trails.
Complete programme: www.fetedelanature.com

Thanks for following us and see you again next month!


Video content: Welcome to the May 2019 issue of “What’s up in Paris” magazine.
A monthly magazine focussing on what you shouldn’t miss out on experiencing, seeing, hearing and doing in Paris!
Find out about of a selection of unmissable events in Paris throughout May 2019 thanks to “What’s up in Paris”!
Experience:
What better way to celebrate the month of May than with flowers? Rendezvous on 11th May at Point Ephémère for a flower market. For the event around fifteen independent florists will set up their stands along the canal banks, offering seasonal flowers, plants and creations.
Free entry
Info: www.pointephemere.org

Calling all gourmet foodies! The Food Taste of Paris festival is returning to the Grand Palais from 9th to 12th May for a 5th edition of the event. More than 30,000 visitors will have the opportunity to sample 25 dishes created by 7 top chefs. What’s on the menu? Line-caught croaker fish, peas and shellfish by Christian Têtedoie (Lyon), MOF 1996, President of the Master Chefs of France, Truffle-infused Egg Bibimbap by Pierre Sang, Flavours of Damascus by chef Mohammad Elkhaldy, or perhaps Hazelnut cream, crispy chocolate and raspberry paper by Juan Arbelaez and Nina Metayer. And for younger visitors aged 8 to 15, cooking lessons will be held on 11th and 12th May!
View the full programme: www.paris.tastefestivals.com

Head to the Latin Quarter between the 15th and 22nd May for the Quartier du Livre festival and experience the pleasures of reading in this district that is symbolic of culture in Paris. In total more than 300 events exploring the theme of “literature and Europe” will give book lovers the opportunity to explore the realms of comics, thrillers and even scientific literature through debates, conferences and round table sessions. And amongst the key events, supported by Patrick Poivre d'Arvor... The pop-up book store where more than a hundred authors will be available to meet with their readers, the international eloquence competition and also the “Grande Nuit de la Poésié, a night dedicated to poetry, and a gastronomy and literature trail.
Information: www.quartierdulivre.fr

See:
This year, La Nuit des Musées, during which museums are open until 1 AM, is taking place on the 18th May and includes many sites across the capital. Note: The Musée du Luxembourg will be opening its doors for the evening, with a guided tour of the “Les Nabis et le Décor” exhibition led by students from Université Paris-Dauphine, featuring nearly 90 works from the avant-garde post-impressionist artistic movement. A different museum, a different ambiance... At the Musée des Arts et Métiers live demonstrations of inventions will delight both older and younger visitors alike, such as Foucault’s Pendulum, cinematography and Cugnot’s steam dray.
Programme: www.culture.gouv.fr

From the 2nd May to 12th August, the Musée du Louvre is holding an exhibition on art in the Hittite empire, entitled Royaumes Oubliés, les Héritiers de l'Empire Hittite, or Forgotten Kingdoms, the Heirs of the Hittite Empire. The works reveal the extent of Hittite Empire’s power, which rivals Ancient Egypt and dominated Anatolia (modern-day Turkey) before extending its influence over the entire Levant until 1200 BC. Mythical sites from this forgotten civilisation will be showcased, including the remains of the Tell Halaf site and the sculptures that decorated the palace of the Aramaic king, Kapara.

At the Musée Maillol, the Emil Bührle collection gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy paintings by Delacroix, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Monet, Cézanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Modigliani and Picasso from 20th March to 21st July. An exhibition of works from the collection belonging to German manufacturer who collected more 600 works of art between 1951 and 1956.
Practical information: www.museemaillol.com

Hear:
Are you dreaming getting away from it all? On 10th May the Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara will perform pieces from her last opus, “Fenfo”, during a concert in the mythical hall at the Olympia. Produced by artist Matthieu Chedid, "Fenfo” was recorded in Mali, Burkina Faso, Barcelona and Paris. Fatoumata Diawara is widely considered to have one of the most beautiful voices in modern African music, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear her entrancing voice.

On 28th May, hugely popular singer and musician Sting will be performing at La Seine Musicale in Boulogne-Billancourt. During this concert event, the British artist will give a live performance of some of his many hits, including pieces from his most recent album, "44/876”, released in 2018 and the title of which refers to the international dialling codes for the UK and Jamaica.
Reservations: www.laseinemusicale.com

Calling all jazz lovers! The Saint-Germain-Des-Prés Jazz Festival is re-opening for service from Thursday 16th to Monday 27th May 2019 for a new, 19th edition that will reveal a wealth of jazzy musical experiences! Concerts, conferences and meetings between artists will take place on the corners and in the mythical venues of the 6th Parisian arrondissement, such as the Église Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Théâtre de l’Odéon.
View the full programme on the official website: www.festivaljazzsaintgermainparis.com

Do:
Fancy doing some sport in a pair? The Love Run by Pink Lady will take place on Sunday 12th May in the Bois de Boulogne. The aim? To cover a distance of 7km whilst attached to each other and wearing fancy dress. Before and after the race, Love Runners will be able to enjoy the event village set up on the Pelouses de Saint Cloud, which this year will include a Kids Zone with a child care facility for the first time and a Green Zone for promoting eco-responsibility.
Registration: www.love-run.com
On the 12th and 19th May, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées is performing a unique version of the famous opera by Georges Bizet... “Une Carmen, étoile de cirque” directed by Andrea Bernard ensures that the opera is accessible to young visitors, at a very reasonable price. Using lots of colour and inventiveness, the show is guaranteed to pique children’s interest in opera!
Finally, the Jardin des Plantes de Paris is hosting the event village for the Fête de la Nature on 26th and 27th May. Lots of free events and entertainments are on the programme for this edition which is based on “the Super Powers of Nature”, and include shows, gardening workshops, unusual visits and sound trails.
Complete programme: www.fetedelanature.com

Thanks for following us and see you again next month!

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