January is almost a wrap – and we’ve rounded up a an itinerary of things to do before the month comes to an end.
With the winter festivities behind us, we’ve collected a list of Parisian events to keep you cheerful. From quirky cinemas, to dirt cheap cocktails – and even baking with the kids – there’s something for everyone visiting the French capital this month.
Check us out every month as we break down all the things that’s fit to share in the city!
Exhibition: Silent Faces?
In this unique exhibition five different artists use their personal photos and artefacts to explore the silence of absent friends. They remodel their own pasts, creating fascinating new narratives as they search for fresh truths and understandings.
30 Rue des Envierges
10 January 2014 ? 8 March 2014
2pm ? 7pm Wednesday ? Saturday
Gig: Metronomy at La Maroquinerie
Both Avicii and One Direction are playing Paris this January, but if you?re looking for something a little more underground, check out Metronomy at popular indie venue La Maroquinerie. The electro quartet will be performing their brand new album, a copy of which is included in the price of the ticket.
23 rue Boyer
31 January 2014-?Doors Open 8pm
Perfect for those cold and rainy afternoons, head down to La Pagode ? a Japanese style cinema in the 7eme. With French biopic Yves Saint Laurent, critically acclaimed Japanese family drama Tel Pere, Tel Fils (Like Father, Like Son) and Indian romance The Lunchbox all showing this month, there?s something for everyone to enjoy.
With a pretty garden to explore while you?re waiting for your film and blankets provided to snuggle under while you?re watching, this is a cinema like no other.
57 bis, rue de Babylone
Cooking Class?: French Deserts for Kids
Turn your kids into aspiring chefs with this specially catered cooking class. Taught in English, children aged 7 ? 12 create 4 separate French treats from scratch (and take them home afterwards) as they learn a little about French culinary culture. Classes for adults are also offered, but these ones for kids look the most fun!
cook’n with class
6 rue Baudelique
Book your place here
This authentic restaurant offers high-quality French food at unbelievable prices. With steaks starting at just 8 euros, and confit de canard at 9, starters range from 1-3 euros, with deserts only marginally more. Perhaps one of the only places you can eat a quality 3 course meal for under 20 euros, head down early to avoid the queue – but even if you get stuck in it, it?s well worth the wait.
7 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre
Open 11?:30 am? 10pm
Offering a variety of trendy tapas, this popular bar is just a short walk from the busy opera area, and although at first glance it looks like the prices might comply, it offers its high-quality cocktails at just 3 euros each for girls on Mondays and Wednesdays. Sexist this may be, but you?re unlikely to find drinks as good, as cheaply anywhere else in the city.
5 rue Daunou