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What to do in Paris during this long weekend? (from May 18 to 21)

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Long weekends provide a valuable opportunity to relax, recharge and explore new experiences. Whether visiting a new exhibition with friends or family, testing a new Parisian brunch or partying in the Chalet des Îles. These moments of extended break allow you to take full advantage of the freedom and extra time for yourself. If you're short on ideas, Paris Select has concocted the best activities to do during this long weekend.

Visit the “Art-gent” exhibition at the Monnaie de Paris

Organized by the Money of Paris, "Art-gent" invites you to dive into the heart of the history of depiction of money in art and the delicate relationship artists have with money. This exhibition runs more than 20 century of art history. From ancient Egypt to contemporary art, on the theme of complex reports between Art and Money. Contemplate some hundred and fifty pieces from diverse backgrounds of Simon Vouet, Warhol, Degas and more.

You have until September 24, 2023 to discover them!

The Paris Mint – 11 Quai de Conti, 75006 Paris


Monsieur Madame exhibition, at the Paris Montreuil Expo

Live a immersive experience in the universe of famous people from the collection of cult children's books. (Re)discover the fun and joyful world of Mr. Mrs. wandering in 6 colorful themed rooms. An exhibition fun and interactive, designed to spend a moment fun and educational with your children! They will finally be able to touch the works. Meet these 100 characters. Until May 21 to visit it.

Paris Montreuil Expo – 128 Rue de Paris, Montreuil, 93100


Admire the work of Joana Vasconcelos at the Sainte-Chapelle of the Château de Vincennes

Until September 3, 2023, Joana Vasconcelos invests the Sainte-Chapelle of the Château de Vincennes and exhibits his work: " Tree of Life ". This magnificent creation is composed of at least 110 blackleaves, red and gold. All embroidered and woven by hand. The Portuguese artist imagines an exceptional work of 13 meters high inspired by Catherine de Medici. The queen worked for the fittings of the Holy Chapel, the castle and the park. A park where she planted no less than 3 elms. Do not miss to discover this grand work!

The Saint-Chapelle of the Château de Vincennes – 2 Cr des Maréchaux, 75012 Paris


“Circulation(s)”, the festival of young European photography

You only have a few days left (until May 21, 2023) to visit the 13e edition du Festival of Young European Photography. An edition that promises to be fabulous! Fourteen nationalities will be represented in unique and colorful scenography. circulation(s) invites you into the 19th district of Paris and introduces you to young talents tomorrow's photography. Photo and contemporary art come together to illustrate the questions, the passions and uncertainties of these young artists. For the little ones, the festival will take place in “Little Circulation(s)”, a playful and interactive exhibition designed just for them. A wonderful program not to be missed.

CENTQUATRE-Paris – 5 rue Curial – 75019 Paris (Wednesday to Sunday from 14 p.m. to 19 p.m.)


Fall for Japanese pastries from Takumi

Discover Takumi, the first shop that makes authentic Japanese Cheesecake in Paris. Located at 29 rue des Pyramides, in the first arrondissement of Paris, Takumi combines French and Japanese pastry know-how. Taste their famous Airy cheesecake with different flavors: yuzu, matcha, chocolate,… But this original pastry don't stop there! You will find cream puffs, madeleines, Paris-Brest or even chouquettes revisited.

Takumi – 29 rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris


Reopening of the Loulou restaurant terrace

Spitz, it is an address as there are few: authentic and friendly, tasty, timeless. Impossible to guess from the side of the street. Installed in the majestic spaces of the Museum of Decorative Arts, the restaurant du tout-Paris reveals itself as an apartment at theintimate atmosphereWith its tablecloths, its deep sofas, its careful luminosity. Loulou celebrates lunches that stretch late into the afternoon, in the sweetness of life, around a season card celebrating natural products: truffle pizza, pasta dish, perfectly cooked fish, red fruit pavlova… More than an address, even more than a table!

LouLou Paris – Museum of Decorative Arts – 107 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris


Enjoy a good brunch at Maison Jenny

Eat in this whole new intimate address located in the 13th arrondissement. jenny house is a modern bistro with a French-Japanese-inspired menu. Their specialty? Turnkey taco-shaped pancakes, available in savory with egg and bacon or with fruit, to be drizzled with maple syrup. This delicious restaurant also offers vegetarian dishes. A la carte brunch à absolutely test.

Maison Jenny – 19 Rue Philibert Lucot, 75013 Paris


“Bring your best vibes” to the Chalet des Îles

The Chalet of the Islands invites you to celebrate the arrival of summer on Friday May 19. For 9 hours, the Chalet is transformed and takes you on board in the tropics for an evening punctuated by DJ sets: LOUMA, VALENTINE G, ALEX. DELARGE, TROPICO & KOBAIEN. From 19 p.m., the park will be open to the public.  First come, first served to take advantage of last rays of sun feet in the grass! Burgers, grilled meats barbecue & tapas will be on the menu. From 20 p.m., the large terrace of the Chalet turns into fully open stage, with giant dance floor and disco ball. The Chalet des Iles is ready to see you dance all night !

Chalet of the Islands – Bois de Boulogne, Pier of the Chalet des Îles Porte de la Muette Belt of the lower lake, 75016 Paris



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