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Welcome to the December 2017 issue of “What’s up in Paris”.
This monthly magazine is dedicated to everything you need to experience, see, listen to and do in Paris!
So stay with us and discover the “What’s up in Paris” selection of the events you shouldn’t miss in December 2017!

Experience:
December, of course, means Christmas! And Christmas means magic: Paris’ department stores put on their wonderful winter costumes, a festival of bright lights, colour and glitter. At Galeries Lafayette, the windows will be decorated like a funfair. Standing proudly beneath the cupola, the giant Christmas tree, covered in soft toys and balloons, will put you in a light-hearted, festive mood! At Bon Marché, you’ll be heading for the North Pole, with a sleigh ride to visit Father Christmas’ toy factory. You’ll see him working flat-out to make sure that all the toys are ready for 24 December. Finally, BHV Marais has decided on a Danish theme for 2017. Denmark will be best seen in the darkness of night, with its snowy setting.
To stay in the atmosphere, why not take a stroll round some of the many Christmas markets in Paris. Which are the ones to visit? There’s the “Apprentis d'Auteuil” Christmas solidarity market from 2 to 10 December in the 16th arrondissement, where you can do your shopping and support a good cause at the same time. The “Apprentis d’Auteuil” is a foundation that provides young people with major school, social and family problems with a home, education and training and helps them re-integrate into society. The youngsters will be exhibiting thirty eye-catching crèches that they have made themselves, on the theme of light! There’ll also be entertainment for children and choirs singing Christmas carols.
Finally, if you’re feeling a bit peckish towards the end of the day, head for the Printemps du Louvre. M&M's is opening a Christmas pop-up store until 8 January. If you’re a fan of the brand, you’ll find an exclusive My M&M’s gift pack and a range of new products on sale for Christmas and the New Year. You can also make up your own goblet of M&M’s in exclusive colours!

See:
Fancy a taste of the great outdoors? Then head for the “Dessiner en plein air” (Outddor drawing) exhibition at the Louvre Museum until 29 January. A hundred drawings and etchings and thirty sketch books are on show to help you learn all about landscape art in the 19th Century and the new practices in a century when studio painting took precedence over everything, with no respect for reality.
Another place, another atmosphere… The “Bibliothèque-musée de l’Opéra”, at the Palais Garnier, is dedicating a fine exhibition to the French director Patrice Chéreau (1944-2013). Entitled “Directing opera”, the exhibition includes a wide range of documents: manuscripts, correspondence, drawings, models and photographs on themes such as light, costumes and the orchestra… Until 3 March 2018.
Camera, lights, action! The “Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie” has been turned into a film set until 19 August 2018 with a major exhibition dedicated to special effects. Sets, make-up, 3D, audition, tests, special effects, etc. Everything is there to help visitors to slide for a moment into Spielberg’s shoes. And there’s a bonus: on the way out, you can see your own visit filmed as a humorous trailer that you can download at home.

Listen:
Charles Aznavour, one of the giants of French variety music, will be in concert at the Paris Arena Bercy on 13 December 2017. A unique concert by the 93-year-old artiste, who has written over 1000 songs and performed classics such as “La Bohème”, “Hier encore”, “Et pourtant” and “Emmenez-moi”. There are still a few seats available!
In a different but equally charming register, Carla Bruni will be in concert at the Trianon on Saturday 2 December. The singer and former First Lady returns with a new album entitled “French Touch”, in which she reinterprets the great international standards, including the words and tunes of great Anglo-Saxon artistes such as Abba, Depeche Mode, The Clash, Rita Hayworth, Willie Nelson and the Rolling Stones. The top titles? “Enjoy The Silence” and “Miss You”!

Do:
The Christmas holidays are a time for giving pleasure to the children! And what do the little ones love? The circus! Lucky children, the Pinder Circus is back in Paris, on the Reuilly lawns, from 4 November 2017 to 21 January 2018, with a brand-new show. Spanish clowns, exotic animals, jugglers, acrobats… Get ready for a wonderful show!
If you like old American films, the Théâtre du Chatelet is moving into the nave of the Grand Palais for fifty performances of the show “Singin’ in the Rain” made famous by the cult film starring Gene Kelly, from 28 November to 11 January 2018. This brilliant production, full of surprises, is directed by Robert Carsen. A real return to the glamour of the golden age of Hollywood!
For fans of modernity and the avant-garde, couturier Jean-Paul Gaultier is launching his Fashion Freak Show at the Folies Bergères until the end of 2018. Half revue, half fashion parade, the show promises over two hours of burlesque, exuberance, provocation and eccentricity. A real feast for the eyes! Have a great December everyone – Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We’ll be back on 1st January 2018.


Video content: Welcome to the December 2017 issue of “What’s up in Paris”.
This monthly magazine is dedicated to everything you need to experience, see, listen to and do in Paris!
So stay with us and discover the “What’s up in Paris” selection of the events you shouldn’t miss in December 2017!
Experience:
December, of course, means Christmas! And Christmas means magic: Paris’ department stores put on their wonderful winter costumes, a festival of bright lights, colour and glitter. At Galeries Lafayette, the windows will be decorated like a funfair. Standing proudly beneath the cupola, the giant Christmas tree, covered in soft toys and balloons, will put you in a light-hearted, festive mood! At Bon Marché, you’ll be heading for the North Pole, with a sleigh ride to visit Father Christmas’ toy factory. You’ll see him working flat-out to make sure that all the toys are ready for 24 December. Finally, BHV Marais has decided on a Danish theme for 2017. Denmark will be best seen in the darkness of night, with its snowy setting.
To stay in the atmosphere, why not take a stroll round some of the many Christmas markets in Paris. Which are the ones to visit? There’s the “Apprentis d'Auteuil” Christmas solidarity market from 2 to 10 December in the 16th arrondissement, where you can do your shopping and support a good cause at the same time. The “Apprentis d’Auteuil” is a foundation that provides young people with major school, social and family problems with a home, education and training and helps them re-integrate into society. The youngsters will be exhibiting thirty eye-catching crèches that they have made themselves, on the theme of light! There’ll also be entertainment for children and choirs singing Christmas carols.
Finally, if you’re feeling a bit peckish towards the end of the day, head for the Printemps du Louvre. M&M's is opening a Christmas pop-up store until 8 January. If you’re a fan of the brand, you’ll find an exclusive My M&M’s gift pack and a range of new products on sale for Christmas and the New Year. You can also make up your own goblet of M&M’s in exclusive colours!
See:
Fancy a taste of the great outdoors? Then head for the “Dessiner en plein air” (Outddor drawing) exhibition at the Louvre Museum until 29 January. A hundred drawings and etchings and thirty sketch books are on show to help you learn all about landscape art in the 19th Century and the new practices in a century when studio painting took precedence over everything, with no respect for reality.
Another place, another atmosphere… The “Bibliothèque-musée de l’Opéra”, at the Palais Garnier, is dedicating a fine exhibition to the French director Patrice Chéreau (1944-2013). Entitled “Directing opera”, the exhibition includes a wide range of documents: manuscripts, correspondence, drawings, models and photographs on themes such as light, costumes and the orchestra… Until 3 March 2018.
Camera, lights, action! The “Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie” has been turned into a film set until 19 August 2018 with a major exhibition dedicated to special effects. Sets, make-up, 3D, audition, tests, special effects, etc. Everything is there to help visitors to slide for a moment into Spielberg’s shoes. And there’s a bonus: on the way out, you can see your own visit filmed as a humorous trailer that you can download at home.

Listen:
Charles Aznavour, one of the giants of French variety music, will be in concert at the Paris Arena Bercy on 13 December 2017. A unique concert by the 93-year-old artiste, who has written over 1000 songs and performed classics such as “La Bohème”, “Hier encore”, “Et pourtant” and “Emmenez-moi”. There are still a few seats available!
In a different but equally charming register, Carla Bruni will be in concert at the Trianon on Saturday 2 December. The singer and former First Lady returns with a new album entitled “French Touch”, in which she reinterprets the great international standards, including the words and tunes of great Anglo-Saxon artistes such as Abba, Depeche Mode, The Clash, Rita Hayworth, Willie Nelson and the Rolling Stones. The top titles? “Enjoy The Silence” and “Miss You”!

Do:
The Christmas holidays are a time for giving pleasure to the children! And what do the little ones love? The circus! Lucky children, the Pinder Circus is back in Paris, on the Reuilly lawns, from 4 November 2017 to 21 January 2018, with a brand-new show. Spanish clowns, exotic animals, jugglers, acrobats… Get ready for a wonderful show!
If you like old American films, the Théâtre du Chatelet is moving into the nave of the Grand Palais for fifty performances of the show “Singin’ in the Rain” made famous by the cult film starring Gene Kelly, from 28 November to 11 January 2018. This brilliant production, full of surprises, is directed by Robert Carsen. A real return to the glamour of the golden age of Hollywood!
For fans of modernity and the avant-garde, couturier Jean-Paul Gaultier is launching his Fashion Freak Show at the Folies Bergères until the end of 2018. Half revue, half fashion parade, the show promises over two hours of burlesque, exuberance, provocation and eccentricity. A real feast for the eyes!
Have a great December everyone – Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We’ll be back on 1st January 2018.

Linked key words: Paris, France, Christmas, Santa Claus, Bon Marché, Galeries Lafayette, Printemps, Louvre Museum, Opera, Charles Aznavour, Carla Bruni, Pinder circus, apprentices of Auteuil, M & M's, Jean Paul Gaultier, Fashion Freak Show, Folies Bergères , Happy Holidays, New Year's Eve

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