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What to do in Paris this weekend? (Jan 13-15)

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You can waite this little break all week, once the weekend arrives – like everyone – you can't find an original idea to occupy these days off. That's good, Paris Select has scoured the Parisian news to offer you the crème de la crème of fun and unusual activities. Here is a nice little program for this weekend.


Enjoy Winter Tea Time at the Royal Monceau

Find the Tea Time of Quentin Lechat at the Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris. The Pastry Chef imagined this offer as a journey, to be discovered every weekend within the most Parisian of Palaces.A gourmet and exclusive escape to experience in the elegance and refinement of the Long Bar with a view of the interior garden.

On the menu for this Tea Time in 4 sequences : tasty mini pastries – the famous “Princes”, a mini Paris-Brest and a small lemon tartlet – followed by two exclusive creations from the chef. The gourmet break ends in style with the tasting of travel cakes including the marbled cake and the emblematic “royal flan”.

On the pairing side, the Pastry chef Quentin Lechat works closely with the mixology teams to offer unique pairings including a signature Mocktail. This gourmet break is also accompanied by hot drinks and bubbles for Champagne lovers. Meet on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 15 p.m. to 17 p.m., for a privileged moment.

4-course sweet tea time with hot drink and mocktail, at Bar Long on Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 15 p.m. and 17 p.m. Prices: €65/person and €85/person with a glass of Champagne. Information & Reservations: or by phone: 01 42 99 88 00. Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, 37 Avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris.


Last days to admire Shocking! The surreal worlds of Elsa Schiaparelli” at the Museum of Decorative Arts

Since this summer, the Museum of Decorative Arts has devoted a major retrospective to Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Famous (in particular) for her collaboration with artists from the Parisian avant-garde such as Salvador Dali, Jean Cocteau and Man Ray in the 1920s, Elsa Schiaparelli marked the history of haute couture.

From July 6 to January 22, 2023, Shocking! The surreal worlds of Elsa Schiaparelli plunges the public into the world of this great Italian lady through a rich collection of costumes, accessories, jewelry, perfumes, drawings, as well as paintings, sculptures, photos and posters of the greatest creators of the time.

Designer costumes inspired by Elsa Schiaparelli also highlight her impact and the extent of her legacy. A couture exhibition not to be missed!

Or : 107 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris.
When : From July 6 to January 22, 2023.



Taste the best tempuras at Benkay

In Japan, we refer to Teppan Yaki the kitchen associated with the cooking of noble products such as wagyu beef from Kagoshima or lobster… A cuisine considered by the Japanese to be “Haute Cuisine”.

For more than 20 years, benkay offers this authentic Japanese cuisine. With its open kitchen and its Windows on the banks of the quays, the setting of this table is just magical! In front of a amazing views on the Seine, Benkay offers traditional Japanese dishes made thanks to the mastery of three great Japanese dishes: tempuras, Soba/Udon pasta, Teppan Yaki, not to mention the famous sushi.

The side of Teppan yaki, this one is hosted by Kitadokoro Kunio. The great added value? The dishes are prepared before your eyes. You will appreciate the dexterity and finesse of the Chef both in terms of taste and the presentation of the plate where each ingredient takes its place.

Info & Reservations: Benkay Paris, 61 Quai de Grenelle, 75015 Paris. 01 40 58 21 26


Have a drink at the Bar du Bristol

Designed as a cabinet of curiosities, Le Bristol Bar offers an unexpected refuge where you can discover unique signature cocktails. A refuge that is both glamorous and intimate, where you can recharge your batteries at the end of the afternoon... Night owls, from 22 h, when Paris dreams of falling asleep, the world of Palaces meets that of the night, and wisdom becomes BAD., as Bristol After Dark.

Cocktails invent new chords, and DJ sets practice the other art of mixology, brilliantly plunging disco, eighties or pop rhythms into the 21st century.

Already legendary evenings, which could well become cult this season!

The Bristol Bar, 112 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris. Bristol After Dark, 22 p.m. to 2 a.m.  


And for fans of American series...


Instagram following in Emily's footsteps

From season 1 to season 3, Emily traveled all over Paris! Accompanied sometimes by Mindy, Camille or even Gabriel, the beautiful American discovered the emblematic Parisian places like the Musée d'Orsay or the Opéra Garnier, but also the most hidden ones... Click here to discover her Parisian itinerary and instagramme yourself in the footsteps of Emily in Paris !


Take a trip to The Friends Experience

Notice to fans of the series FRIENDS ! After conquering the USA, the exhibition The FRIENDS Experience put down his suitcases Paris to the Porte de Versailles on November 21. During this experience, you can immerse yourself in thecolorful universe et iconic from the Serie. Relive all the highlights of the series: finding yourself in front of the door of the apartment of Rachel et Monica, relax in the two emblematic armchairs of Joey et Chandler, help Ross to pass the sofa in the stairwell... And of course, visitors will be able to settle in the mythical orange sofa du Central Perk, the coffee of the series.

Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles – 1, place de la Porte de Versailles 75015 Paris



Shopper nuggets on sale at Galeries Lafayette

Tours of Galeries Lafayette in Paris

To take full advantage of winter sales, we have not found a better spot than the Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, which bring together the crème de la crème of fashion, on 7 floors. Clothes, bags, accessories, shoes… The most beautiful pieces on sale from the current collections are all there! 

Here are 3 editorial favorites : the Sandro jacket, the Michael Kors shoulder bag and the Ami Paris sweater.

Discover the most beautiful pieces on sale right here!

Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, 40 boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris.


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