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What to do in Paris this weekend? (24-26 Feb)

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Although you've been hoping for that little bit of respite all week long, you may find yourself, like many other people, running out of ideas to fill your weekend. Luckily, Paris Select has reviewed Parisian news to bring you the best activities. Here is a nice little program to spend a good weekend.


Test the cuisine of chef Paul Pairet at the Crillon

It is in the most chic palace in Paris that chef Paul Pairet has left his suitcases. The man with the three stars offers two new tables. Nonos is the result of a desire to revive the energy of a culinary genre of which luxury hotels have been the proud representatives, by reinventing the French grill. The restaurant offers timeless cuisine with a wide selection of tasty, generous and joyful recipes.

As for eatables, considered the little brother of Nonos, it is both the pantry, the friendly canteen and the grocery counter of the main restaurant. The latter offers a daring selection of seafood, charcuterie, smoked fish and cheeses, with the audacity of a chic deli.

The occasion is perfect for dining in a 5-star palace as a couple or with friends without paying an extravagant sum. 

Nonos by Paul Pairet is open Wednesday to Sunday from 19:00 p.m. to 22:30 p.m. From 1er March, Nonos will also be open for lunch, from 12:00 p.m. to 14:30 p.m.

Nonos & Edibles – Hotel de Crillon – 10, Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris


Sleep at the Palace of Versailles

This February 24, it is possible to sleep at the Palace of Versailles and more precisely behind the scenes of the Royal Opera of Versailles, usually closed to the public. The luxury hotel chain Airelles offers an unforgettable experience where you can immerse yourself in the universe of Louis XIV. Called the Grand Control, this immersion offers you a getaway for two. You will have the opportunity to eat dishes by Alain Ducasse during the Festin Royal des Cent Marches.

The weekend also includes two nights with breakfast included, as well as a one-hour treatment at the Valmont spa and also a Marie-Antoinette tea-time. You will have the opportunity to visit the gardens of the Palace of Versailles by golf cart and also receive the services of a dedicated butler. For more information, visit here.

Le Grand Controle - Airelles Palace of Versailles – 12 American Independence Street, 78000 Versailles - +01 (85)36


Taste new products at Ladurée

A whole new delicacy is entering the Ladurée house: Eugénie. This small biscuit with two textures pays homage to this historical feminine personality, the Empress, a contemporary of Louis-Ernest Ladurée, founder of the House in 1862. You can therefore settle down in one of the many Ladurée tea rooms in Paris to discover all new flavors. With a crunchy biscuit shell and a fondant chocolate centre, this cake resembles the iconic House macaron with a touch of originality.

Ladurée offers a wide choice of flavors for this new cake. With tea, pistachio, blackcurrant, orange blossom, rose, caramel or chocolate, all the little biscuits are gluten-free, enough to make a maximum of happy people!

Laduree Champs Elysees – 75 Avenue des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris

Laduree Royale – 16 Rue Royale, 75008 Paris


Discover the new Pinel&Pinel boutique

Fans of fashion and bags, this new Pinel&Pinel store is made for you! This new store dedicated to luggage opens its doors at 332 rue Saint Honoré. Since its beginnings, 20 years ago, this leather goods and trunk maker, Pinel&Pinel is now found in this emblematic district of luxury between Louis Vuitton and Goyard. The 70 square meter Lab on two levels will showcase the most iconic and atypical pieces by Fred Pinel, its creator. 

The store offers all kinds of exotic leather trunks or mini trunks with the brand's emblematic logo and in several colors. French know-how has attracted many customers since the label saw its sales increase by 15% in 2022! Now you know what you have to do.

Pinel&Pinel, 332 rue Saint Honoré 75001 Paris


Immerse yourself in the world of Harry Potter

Good news for Harry Potter fans, an immersive shop has opened its doors in Bercy Village. Dedicated to the wizard with the round glasses, this new store brings together the most emblematic objects of the saga. Official wands of the main characters, t-shirts branded with the names of the four houses of Hogwarts, or sweets with atypical tastes, Harry Potter enthusiasts will find what they are looking for. Enough to keep them waiting until the long-awaited exhibition which will open its doors at the Porte de Versailles next April.

The event promises to be XXL. This exhibition will be one of the largest ever imagined in France. You will dive straight into the unique world of JK Rowling. Before even starting this immersive exhibition, you will have to choose your house, your wand and even your patronus. You can then sit on Hagrid's armchair or practice your skills at Quidditch. All you have to do is wait, the exhibition will be open to the public from April 27th. In the meantime, it is possible to take your tickets, just here.

Harry Potter Immersive Exhibition – Parc des Expositions – 1 Pl. de la Prte de Versailles, 75015 Paris


See a PSG training session at the Parc des Princes

Want to approach Kylian Mbappe closely? It's possible ! This Saturday, February 24, football fans will have the opportunity to attend a training session with the Parisian club. At 17:30 p.m., Neymar, Sergio Ramos and even Lionel Messi will be on the lawn of the Parc des Princes in the heart of the 16th arrondissement of Paris to train before the famous Classico. The same evening, they face the Marseille team.

But in the meantime, you can give them strength and motivate them during their training. This is the very first time that the club has opened its doors to supporters. It will take between 5 and 15 € to attend the famous training of the Parisian club.

Parc des Princes – 24 Rue du Commandant Guilbaud, 75016 Paris


Take a walk at the Salon de l'Agriculture 

Like every year, the Agricultural Show returns, Porte de Versailles from February 25 to March 5. The perfect opportunity to discover and meet farmers from all over France. If you are a food lover, the Agricultural Show has many stands where you can taste the various flavors of our regions. Charcuteries from Corsica, emblematic cheeses such as Saint Nectaire or chocolates from Martinique, there is something for everyone! 

But that's not all. You will also have the opportunity to meet this year's muse cow: Ovalie. Of Salers breed, 5 years old, she is from Cantal. Perfect for children, the Salon de l'Agriculture also offers the opportunity to see many animals from all over the world! Biquettes, goats, pigs and even camels and dromedaries, there will be something to amaze young and old alike!

Even if agriculture is not your forte, the many farmers present on the site will be able to teach you how to discover their profession.

Agricultural centre – Parc des Expositions – 1 Pl. de la Prte de Versailles, 75015 Paris

Zola, the infrequent


Discussion in January 1895 between Emile Zola and Léon Daudet. The two men discuss the case of Alfred Dreyfus who has just been publicly degraded as a result of high treason! They rub shoulders, but all oppose them. Their literary careers, their vision of the world, but especially their opinions on this history, which already divides society. It was at this evening, as well as following the proofreading of the article, that Daudet wrote for Figaro. Zola will make his commitment to Dreyfus and to the people, whom he considers at the very center of his work. A fundamentally modern play where the actors perfectly embody their characters! A hymn to commitment turned towards altruism. Infrequent, but perfectly appreciable. This piece can be enjoyed on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 21 p.m., Saturdays at 20:30 p.m. and Sundays at 16:30 p.m., at the Théâtre de la Contrescarpe, a stone's throw from rue Mouffetard, Paris 5.

Contrescarpe Theater – 5 Rue Blainville, 75005 Paris

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