THINGS TO DO IN PARIS – [May 2016]

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Don’t pack your Paris trip without a light jacket! Yes it’s gotten warmer here and the cherry blossoms are still on the trees (barely) but the weather can be a bit temperamental these days.

As per usual, we’ve compiled the best of things to do every month and this May you’ll be happy to find the regular where to eat, drink and stay, but also a list of museums with gardens to wander if you’re in the mood to get lost in some pretty Parisian places.

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Eat

Vegan in paris brasserie lola 75002 rue montmartre

Brasserie Lola just opened their long awaited second VEGAN
restaurant in the trendy neighborhood of the Etienne Marcel/
Montorgueil. Find them at 49 Rue Montmartre for your vegan Pad thai, creamy
risotto or killer chocolate cake! The service is friendly and the food
is great. All the Parisian favorites veggie style.
Address:  49, rue Montmartre 75002 PARIS

Drink

 

Wine by ONE – a great place to try many french wines, over 100
types in a cosy setting with very friendly staff. Perfect concept for
wine lovers wanting to try a variety of wines by putting money on a
card and just enjoying wine by the glass rather than buying whole
bottles.
Address: 9 Rue des Capucines, 75001 Paris
Phone:01 42 60 85 76
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Coffee

look inside hardware society coffee shop parisHardware Societe Paris just opened up the cutest place beside Sacre Coeur serving great food and coffee Australian style – that means the portions are are as generous as the staff.  Try the Lobster Benedict!

Address: 10 Rue Lamarck, 75018 Paris

Stay

new hotel panache paris review

The hotel Panache just opened in the trendy 9th arrondissement by
Adrien Gloaguen. In addition to a restaurant that’s on the tongues
(and in the bellies of the entire Paris Foodie Scene) this new hotel
follows suite to the  Dorothée Meilichzon style clan with just the right
amount of modern day and vintage panache for the decor.

Perfect for a romanticn weeks stay in Paris.
Hotel Panache

Address:  1, rue Geoffroy Marie 75009 Paris – France
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ART

1.  Gainsbourg at Galerie de l’instant

Gainsbourg exhibition paris 2016

this hommage to Serge ends May 31st , so don’t miss it.
Address: La Galerie de l’Instant 46, Rue De Poitou Paris 75003
+33144549409
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2. Helena Almeida, Corpus at Jeu de Paume –

art in paris 2016 helena almeida-une

as a part of the “Printemps culturel Portugais”  – until May 22 2016
Lisbon born and one of Portugal premier contemporary  female artist Helena Almeida
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Address: Jeu de Paume – 1 place de la Concorde 75008 Paris

 

Don’t miss:

1. Le Grand Train

le grand train to do paris summer 2016

is right in time for the warm weather – with a massive outdoor space , an old factory transformed with trains and
lots of food and events for the summer awaits. Brainchild that spun off of last year’s Ground Control.

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2. Paris Beer Week

nicole tasting nitch blog paris beer week

The renowned Craft beer festival is back and  kicked off April  29th until the May 8th
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3. Champs Elysee without cars – starting from May 8th 2016

Every first Sunday of the month you’ll be able to walk car -free and even picnic
on the Champs Elysee. The next Paris-wide day without cars for all of paris will take places in September.

 

4. Rolland Garros

10 more days until the tennis championship that the
world comes to pairs to see the clay courts being kicked up. May 16 to June 5
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5. Paris Hip Hop

Nneka, KRS-One  will be on board, plus many others
French and International rap and hip-hop and graffiti artist for the
15 days festival.

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6. Villette Sonique Music Festival

May 5th to June 1st 2016

 

7. Jazz at St. Germain des Pres

May 19 to 31
Since 2001 this international Jazz festival has been bringing us some
of the best musicians at unique locations all over Paris.
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—– WANDER  —-

8. Flea Markets are everywhere now !

the warm weather is perfect to wander around the best neighborhood Fleas like May 8th at Rue Ordener,
May 21st at Place des Abbesses (by the Lions Club)

 

9. Top 4 Museum Gardens

Have you visited these museums and their gardens?
remember that on the first sunday of each month they are free. My
faves are 1. Musee Carnavalet in the Marais, Musee de la Vie Romantic
in the Pigalle area but the Petit Palais has a hidden garden so does
the maison Balzac.

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