Despite your waiting all week for this short moment of respite. Once the weekend arrives, you are like many other people and struggle to come up with original ideas to occupy your days off. Fortunately, Paris Select has scoured the news of Paris to find the funniest and most unusual activities. Here is a nice little program to take full advantage of your long weekend.
Enjoy a shot of culture
It’s a unmissable event for culture lovers! The first Sunday of each month, Paris museums give us the opportunity to discover their treasures free. This exceptional day allows us to rediscover the City of Light under a new angle. Immerse yourself in the most fashionable exhibitions from the moment. So get out your diaries and write down the date of Sunday 7 May 2023 ! This is an opportunity not to be missed to satisfy your thirst for culture !
Discover the Pampa, the most popular rooftop in Montmartre
Du April 8 until June 30, the rooftop of Terrace » Hotel turns into a pretty meadow during a bucolic spring. In collaboration with the claw of French and organic gin Anae. The terrace welcomes you to take part in fun DIY workshops, organized by Sixteen Bets. You can taste delicious cocktails and mocktails seasonal and unique creations, floral and fruity imagined of course by Anae Gin. Lemons hung from the ceiling dried flowers and pampas branch as decoration. We love the atmosphere that makes us feel in the countryside, in the 18e district of Paris.
Spend a delicious moment at the Bauhinia, the terrace
Upon arrival of beautiful days and until October, The Shangri-La unveils its summer terrace: the Bauhinia orchestrated by Quentin Testard. She invests a confidential garden in the west of Paris. Out of sight and facing the top of the Eiffel Tower. imagined as a indoor-outdoor living space, Summer by La Bauhinia plays on both counts. The freshness of a dining room open onto the vegetation, and the magic of tables set in a private garden. The lower part of the terrace, real summer dream, let in just enough sunlight through its flowery pergola. A few tables set up on the edge of the upper part of this urban oasis offer, stuning view on the Iron Lady. For the more cautious, you can also enjoy the sumptuous indoor room.
La Bauhinia at Shangri-La Paris – 8 Av. d'Iéna, 75116 Paris
Participate in the charity run Wings For Life World Run Paris
Sports and solidarity lovers, get your sneakers ready! Book your day from 7th May 2023 for an extraordinary running experience ! For the tenth time, a unique charity race in the world will be organized simultaneously in several cities and countries of the whole world. The goal is to support research on spinal cord injuries. This edition, sponsored by renowned athletes Matthias Dandois and Sasha Zoy, will take place at the Bois de Vincennes from 13 p.m. This solidarity event aims to collect donations. They will be donated directly to research projects for those affected. Thus, each kilometer traveled will bring you closer to achieving this common objective. So join this unforgettable race, combining sport and solidarity!
Bois de Vincennes – Route de la Pyramide, 75012 Paris
Discover the Royal Opera of Versailles
Take advantage of a unique opportunity to discover the cultural jewel that is'Royal Opera of Versailles comes to you! From May 6 to 8, 2023, the Tous à l'Opéra event will allow you to discover free of charge this historical masterpiece. The Opera has been carefully restored to preserve its former glory. The Palace of Versailles is one of the most emblematic tourist sites in France. His Royal Opera is one of centerpieces. By offering you this free visit, the Tous à l'Opéra event invites you to discover the history and beauty of this exceptional place.
Royal Opera of Versailles – 3 Pl. Léon Gambetta, 78000 Versailles
Enjoy a new edition of Plants for All
If you dream ofgreen interior, I have a good news for you ! Plants for All proposes thousands of plants, directly from the producers, to from 2 euros only. And even if you are not an expert in gardening, you will certainly find what you are looking for! Discover 150 varieties of plants available at the event. Plants for All's big low-cost plant sales have become a unmissable event for all nature lovers. Several times a year you can buy plants to brighten up your interior at unbeatable prices. And for the month of May, the sales will take place in several places in Paris, notably at the Atelier Basfroi. SO, don't miss this opportunity in gold to add a touch of green to your interior and enjoy the beauty of plants Low price !
Basfroi Workshop – 23 rue Basfroi, Paris 11
Enjoy a new musical night at the Fondation Vuitton
The Louis Vuitton Foundation provides a second evening night special on the sidelines of the “Basquiat × Warhol” exhibition. The public will be able to discover the work of three female artists. This evening will be held on Friday May 5, 2023 from 19 a.m. to 23 p.m. and will feature three concerts featuring artists shaping the future of the music scene, namely 47MEOW, Kay The Prodigy and Theodora.
The event will also feature a workshop (available continuously from 19 p.m. to 22:30 p.m.) to explore and practice collage and graffiti techniques. Family micro-visits will also be organized every 30 minutes, 19:30 a.m. to 22 p.m. And to top it off, the Market canteen will offer a selection of homemade lemonades and local beers in a New York-style atmosphere.
Louis Vuitton Foundation – 8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75116 Paris
Make your own olive oil for this summer
Summer is coming and who says summer says necessarily olive oil in all dishes ! Synonymous with cicadas and the south, olive oil sublimates all our salad recipes. Impossible to do without! And like every summer, the chance of being in short supply is great. So why not make it yourself ? Thanks to Cecile's workshop, located in Montorgueil, discover the fascinating world of olive oil production. First you will have a introduction to olive growing. Then on the benefits of olive oil on health and an insight into the vocabulary specific to olive oil. Cécile will make you a olive oil tasting of exception from different countries, varieties and maturities. Thanks to that sensory discovery, then you will realize yourself your own olive oil by assembling according to your taste preferences different olive oils.
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