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What to do in Paris this weekend? (January 19 to 21)

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Cultural activities or outdoor events… We have selected the best times to enjoy Paris this weekend. From unique trade fairs to exciting exhibitions and sensational shows… Follow our program to experience an unforgettable weekend in the City of Lights!

Where to dine Saturday evening?

For a gastronomic journey, discover Boubalé


Let yourself be seduced by the exquisite creations of Israeli star chef Assaf Granit, now at the Hôtel Grand Mazarin. Boubale, this culinary gem, goes well beyond a simple restaurant. It is the new pulsating heart of the Marais, a place dedicated to pleasure to find each other above all! At Boubalé, which means “my little doll, my little darling” in Yiddish, abundance and warmth are the key words. 

Assaf Granite dares for the first time to revisit the Ashkenazic culinary tradition of his childhood. The plates, magnificently adorned with irresistible colors and scents, celebrate delicacy and gluttony. You will set off on a captivating gastronomic journey. On the borders of Central Europe and the Mediterranean, at the heart of this emblematic address. An experience not to be missed! 

Boubalé at the Grand Mazarin – 17 Rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris

For more restaurants for Saturday night dinner: 6 restaurants to explore on the Right Bank

Which DIY workshop to choose for this weekend?

For a cocooning atmosphere: Make your own scented candles! 


Take a seat in the charming Rama workshop. A craftsman passionate about the art of candles ! In a two-hour workshop, discover the world of scented vegetable candles as well as the subtleties ofdifferent waxes. Rama, with his expertise, will reveal to you the secrets of their use. First, choose the container, the fragrances and the size of the wicks. Then move on to making your own candles. At the end of this unique workshop, creating candles will no longer have any secrets for you. You will leave with two candles scented 125 ml, fruits of your own creativity! 

The workshop is located in the heart of the 1st arrondissement of Paris, a stone's throw from the Hôtel de Ville metro station – 3 Av. Victoria, 75001 Paris

I want to create a plant-based candle, it’s here!

To find out more about DIY workshops, see our article: 5 Parisian workshops to make your own candles

Which exhibition to discover this weekend?

To immerse yourself in the life of an artist “Chagall at work” at the Center Pompidou

January exhibitions

Explore the captivating world of Marc Chagall au Centre Pompidou. Here, 127 drawings, five ceramics and seven sculptures, offered by Bella and Meret Meyer in 2022, enrich the collection. Immerse yourself in his avant-garde works. In particular the drawings for the ballet “ Fire Bird » and the sketches ofceiling of the Opera. Also discover the daring diversity of his artistic practice through ceramics, collages and sculptures 1950s to 1970s. Music, closely linked to Chagall, inspires his exploration of movement and matter. This exhibition offers an immersion in the artist’s studio. She reveals the creative process from the first sketch to the final creation. A moving artistic experience awaits you in the heart of Centre Pompidou ! 

Until February 26, 2024 – The Center Pompidou – Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris

To find out more about the current must-see exhibitions, consult the article: TOP exhibitions to see in January

Where to party on Saturday night?

For an evening in Slavic mode, meet at Raspoutine


The Rasputin is the very embodiment of life glamorous and vibrant nightlife in Paris. Located in the trendy district of Golden Triangle, this box of legendary night is renowned for its enchanting atmosphere and lively evenings that captivate partygoers from all walks of life. The sumptuous decor, inspired by theopulence of russian palaces, immerses you in a mysterious and seductive atmosphere.

A list of captivating cocktails is offered at the heart of this theatrical decor. The haunting music, carefully selected by talented DJs, makes the velvet walls of this exceptional place vibrate and invites you to wiggle your hips on the dance floor. The Rasputin is a must choice.

Rasputin – 58 Rue de Bassano, 75008 Paris

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Which spa to book to relax for a weekend?

To recharge your batteries in an exceptional place: the Guerlain Spa at the Saint James hotel 


For a moment of absolute relaxation, meet at the splendid Hotel Saint James. Nestled in the 16th arrondissement, this mansion has a hidden bar, a restaurant and of course a spa.In collaboration with Guerlain cosmetics house, this wellness area of 400 square metersoffers exceptional treatments and massages. 

The luxury spa offers iconic treatments Guerlain spas such as tailor-made treatments. A beauty expert then smooths the features, lifts the face, awakens its radiance, releases tension from the body.. itgives it flexibility, vitality and balance by inviting you to let go. You can first do yourself good by getting active in the fitness room. Then unwind in the steam room, sauna, huge pool with a view of the sky, and whirlpool. You will be immersed in a whole other world luxuriously soothing thanks to the decoration. Our favorite is the majestic staircase in Burgundy stone and the Greco-Roman details by François Mascarello. 

Guerlain Spa Saint James, 5 Pl. du Chancellor Adenauer, 75116 Paris

To find out more about more relaxation spots, discover The best spas in Paris to do alone or in pairs

Where to brunch this Sunday?

For a healthy and gourmet buffet: the Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal


Located near the splendid garden of the Palais-Royal, Cafe 52 welcomes you in a bright setting, conducive to serenity. Thus, Café 52 is committed to promoting cuisine focused on well-being and respect for the environment. The brunch unfolds in the form of an exquisite starter buffet, featuring a variety of fresh seafood, smoked fish carpaccios, toast with varied flavors such as truffle tarama, sea urchin tarama, and much more.

You will also have the choice between diversified main dishes. The poke bowl, the smorrebrod and the dish of the day. To round off this feast, you will be tempted by the sumptuous dessert buffet, offering a tempting selection of baskets of fresh fruit, chia pudding, cottage cheese, cookies, pastries, etc.

Café 52 Grand Hotel du Palais Royal – 4 Rue de Valois, 75001 Paris – Price-wise, count on €90book now here!

For more Brunch addresses: The trendiest spots for brunch in Paris

Which trendy store to discover this weekend?

To find star boots: Maison Skorpios

Skorpios, founded in 2019 by Mexican entrepreneur Adriana Abascal, embodies the perfect alliance between comfort, elegance and style through its iconic boot collections. Made in Italy by renowned artisans, Skorpios shoes favor sustainability, highlighting quality materials and a distinctive color palette.

Boots, Skorpios' flagship element, quickly achieved icon status, notably with the Adrianna high boot carried by Lily Collins in “Emily in Paris” . Among the fans of the brand, we also include the first lady of France, Carla Bruni, fan of their boots! This brand embodies a sophisticated and glamorous aesthetic, combining classic elegance with a touch of modernity, while encouraging responsible consumption. The assurance of a fashionable and ethical gift.

Skorpios House – 5 Rue de Grenelle, 75006 Paris

To find out more about the best Parisian boutiques: Our inspiring addresses for shopping fans

Which neighborhood to walk in this weekend?

To delve into the history of the city, head to the Marais

Marsh, it’s THE neighborhood historical and cultural par excellence ! A “must”, or unmissable, in good French! It is also the only neighborhood which overflows two districts, each of them concentrating a majority of architectural gems, of incredible diversity

To find out more about this district, consult our dedicated article: Guided tour in the Marais, the historic and cultural district par excellence

Where to taste the best galette des Rois this weekend?

Enjoy a truly delicious pancake with Matthieu Carlin at the Hôtel Crillon

Matthew Carlin, pastry chef of Hôtel de Crillon, Rosewood Hotel, celebrates the first Epiphany of the Butterfly Pastry with a sumptuous king cake. A taste masterpiece that reinvents traditions. This cake consists of a delicate frangipane Asked Hazelnut and lemon zest, offering a sweet experience with finesse. Let yourself also be seduced by the clin bysubtle butterfly eye, emblem of pastry. Praline coulis, delicately poured onto the pancake, reveals an irresistible creaminess. Thus, tile biscuit butterflies complete this gourmet work.

Hotel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel – 10 Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris

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