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What to do in Paris this weekend? (2-4 Feb)

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You can waitthis 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.


Discover the Proust House

Building on the success of Maison Souquet, elected " most romantic hotel in the world », the Collection Maisons Particulières has just unveiled its new address: the Proust House. A hotel that recreates the splendor of the Parisian salons of the Belle Époque, as close as possible to Marcel Proust's masterpiece: In search of lost time. Once again, it was the famous French decorator Jacques Garcia, who was in charge of staging the Maison Proust. Decorative objects – paintings, old books, works of art and period furniture found over several years – restore the splendor of the aristocratic interiors of the Belle Époque that Marcel Proust knew so well how to depict and write.

The decoration of the lounges, bedrooms, suites and spa features authentic treasures inherited from the end of the XNUMXth century.nd century. Among them, a copy of The Swann, dedicated by the author, a letter from Marcel Proust to Princess Soutzo, as well as a portrait of Marcel Proust by Jacques Aymer de la Chevalerie. Much more than a hotel, the Maison Proust is an incarnated place. The creative audacity of its founders associated with the talent of Jacques Garcia gave it a soul, Marcel Proust its spirit.

Proust House, 26 rue de Picardie, 75003 Paris. 01 86 54 55 55

I immerse myself in the world of Proust!


Take a trip to Eataly Paris Marais for the Festa del Vino

On Thursday, February 2, the second edition of the Wine Festival in Eataly Paris Marais. On the program, 11 Italian producers (representing 21 domains) will make you taste about forty wine references in total. Notice to fine oenologists, as well as neophytes, do not miss this opportunity to meet the Italian wine region… To accompany your tasting, an offer of Italian cuisine will also be offered with specialties such as Pizza alla pala, typical of Rome, or regional meats and cheeses.

Most ? From February 2 to 12 inclusive, a 20% off offer will be valid on the references tested during the Festa del vino. The opportunity to restock your cellar with beautiful bottles.

Go to to book your exceptional evening.
(34,9€/person for a free tasting of Italian wines and Italian cuisine)

 Eataly, 37 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris



Celebrate Candlemas at Brutus

Candlemas 2023 is celebrated this Thursday, February 2. For the occasion direction Brutus! In April 2017, Charles and Maxence inaugurated Brutus, creperie enthroned in the 17e arrondissement (rue des Dames) and first artisanal cider cellar from Paris. The particularity of the establishment? In addition to their fine selection of artisanal ciders, the two Parisians of Breton and Norman origin advocate a cuisine 100% homemade and get their supplies directly from producers in short circuits to use only seasonal products.

On the occasion of the Candlemas, the duo at the helm of Brutus, collaborated with the talented bartender Joseph Akhavan. At stake: a combo of sweet samosas-style pancakes (to share) and cocktails with delicious Caribbean flavors : pineapple, coconut, lime… No doubt, these original potions mixing rum and cider will warm your heart!

Brutus, 99 rue des Dames, 75017 Paris. 09 86 53 44 00 & 28 rue de la Gaîté, 75014 Paris. Learn more about Brutus, here.


Skate at the top of the Montparnasse Tower

From the Saturday 4 Februaryhighest ice rink in Paris come back and put your bags down top of the Montparnasse tower, 210 meters above sea level! That 230 m2 ice rink will welcome visitors to the Paris Montparnasse observatory every day during the winter school holidays, from 14 p.m. to 20 p.m. 
With family or friends, young and old will be able to enjoy the pleasure of skating in the open air. All while admiring a panoramic view of Paris… Don’t miss the sunset, which is absolutely impressive from this point of view…

Skating is hollow! So, to restore, the small altitude bar installed for the occasion offers on its menu: mulled wine (to be enjoyed in moderation), sweet waffles, creamy hot chocolate... Everyone will find something to regain their strength and warm up.

Montparnasse Tower, 33 Avenue du Maine, 75015 Paris.


Discover an old brothel 'To the beautiful hens'

Surrounded by mosaics and suggestive frescoes, the former brothel To the beautiful hens reveals itself to the public. Completely restored in 2011, this exceptionally decorated establishment has kept its early XNUMXth century Art Deco charm. Thus, during your visit, you will be able to discover all the naughtiest but also the most fascinating secrets of this unusual place... Listed as a historical monument, To the beautiful hens represents the last Parisian brothel to have kept its decor intact. Come experience a moment of escape in the heart of the Roaring Twenties in one of the most famous brothels in Paris!

32 rue Blondel, 75002 Paris.



Trust the Funk Five evening at the Jazz Club Méridien

Ce Saturday February 4 at 20:30 p.m., the Méridien offers an evening that will groove to the sound of the group Funk Five. This is an opportunity to sing, dance and remember the great years of funk and disco ! All the biggest hits will be honored. From American artists of the 70s/80s, we will find Kool & the Gang, Earth wind & Fire, Jocelyn Brown, Donna Summer, Michael Jackson, Barry White and many others… Let's groove tonight!

Jazz Club Etoile, 81 Boulevard Gouvion-Saint-Cyr, 75017 Paris.


Retromobile: The meeting place for enthusiasts

For car fans, this weekend is the 47th edition of the event RETROMOBILE at Paris Expo Portes de Versailles, organized by Exposium. It is the meeting place for enthusiasts to appreciate the most beautiful vehicles in the history of the automobile. From the creation of the automobile to the current speed sports single-seaters, the world of the automobile is unveiled this weekend. The diversity of the exhibitors present makes it possible to discover the whole universe of collectors: watches, miniatures, emblematic cars as well as artists! 

This year you will be able to discover the 10th of the 34 emblematic Ferrari 250LM from 1964 for the first time exhibited to the general public! This iconic model from the Italian brand is internationally recognized for being the last to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1965.

Paris Expo Portes de Versailles, 1 Pl. de la Pte de Versailles, 75015 Paris


Take 15 minutes to plan your Valentine's Day

To help you organize the most perfect Valentine's Day, Paris Select has thought of everything.
If you want to give yourself a moment for two in a sublime spa, escape for a weekend or even have original experiences, we have prepared some great selections for you. Whether it's with friends or with your other half, it's important to celebrate love.

We found lots of great ideas for you:


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