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

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Cultural activities or outdoor events… We have selected the best times to enjoy Paris this April 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?

To sit at the table of a starred restaurant, Shabour

starred restaurants 2nd arrondissement

In the heart of the 2nd arrondissement of Paris stands Shabour. One of the culinary creations ofAssaf Granit, a renowned Israeli chef. Nestled in a 17th century building, between Saint-Denis and Montorgueil streetsShabour seduced by its dynamic atmosphere as well as its raw decoration, all bathed in subdued light!

Each dish is an invitation to escape, like the carrots accompanied soft-boiled egg, tahini foam, eggs salmon and tzimmes. Or even snacked red mullet, revisiting oriental bouillabaisse. And to round off this feast as it should be, let yourself be tempted by the semolina cake flavored with orange blossom, served with a creamy pumpkin custard. What a delight ! 

Shabour – 19 Rue Saint-Sauveur, 75002 Paris

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To find out more starred addresses, read: 3 starred restaurants to discover in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris

Which DIY workshop to choose for this weekend in Paris?

Need an accessory that suits you? Make your own leather bag


Enter the Atelier and immerse yourself in a space halfway between a workshop and a studio. You will discover a large central table. Ready to welcome exchanges and sharing of a unique experience with other participants. Under the expert guidance of Tiffanny, you will have the opportunity to make a leather accessory with your own hands. Totally unique and personalized.

Learn more about this workshop!

To find out more about this activity, see our article: Create your own leather bag: a unique experience in Paris

Which exhibition to discover this weekend?

“The birth of department stores” at the Museum of Decorative Arts 


Immerse yourself in the captivating history of department stores at the exhibition event at decorative arts museumApril 10 to October 13, 2024. Discover the temples of modernity and consumption such as Bon Marché, Galeries Lafayette and many others, which shaped the urban landscape of the 19th century. Explore their evolution through political, social and cultural changes until their consecration at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts of 1925. fascinating immersion in the era of department stores awaits you!

Decorative Arts Museum – 107 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris

To find out more about this exhibition, see our article: Discover the history of department stores at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris

Where to have a drink this weekend in Paris?

To spend a chic and relaxed evening, choose the Bar du Plaza Athénée


Nestled within the iconic Hotel Plaza Athénée,  Plaza Athénée Bar is a Parisian institution synonymous with sophistication. The elegance of its decor, designed by the renowned Patrick Jouin, creates an intimate and warm atmosphere. This bar offers an exquisite cocktail menu, highlighting unique creations and revisited classics. The impeccable service and selection of quality spirits make it a destination of choice for lovers of refinement.

Plaza Athénée – 25 Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris

To find out more chic bars in Paris, read our selection: The most stylish bars in Paris for your chic dates

Which spa to book to relax for a weekend?

To enjoy a luxurious well-being offer, the Spa le Burgundy by Sothys


Located in the heart of the hotel, the “ Spa Le Burgundy by Sothys » extends over some 250 m2. With its sober and luxurious decor, this space in soft tones invites you to relaxation. From the moment you are welcomed, the visitor feels pampered. In the locker room, wraparound bathrobes, dressing tables and large armchairs, as well as products from the Sothys range are at your discretion. With two treatment rooms including a duo, a sauna, a hammam, a fitness room and a 15-meter swimming pool… Spa Le Burgundy is a destination in itself. To relax as you should, the Spa offers you a gastronomic offer signed by the Executive Star Chef Anthony Denon and the pastry chef Léandre Vivier.

Burgundy Paris – 6-8, rue Duphot, 75008 PARIS

To find out more about the spa, read our article: Spa le Burgundy by Sothys: a new luxurious well-being offer

Which trendy store to discover this weekend?

Discover the flagship event: Le Nouveau Cool at Galeries Lafayette


From April 19 to June 23, 2024, the famous Parisian department store will be transformed into a temple of creativity and sustainability. Offering its customers a unique shopping experience focused on reinvention and circularity. In a world where sustainability and environmental responsibility have become unavoidable imperatives, Galeries Lafayette position themselves as pioneers of circular fashion with the launch of their flagship event: The New Cool. Galeries Lafayette is thus inaugurating an era of circular and responsible fashion. Paris Select tells you about it in detail!

To find out more about this shopping event, click here: The New Cool: Galeries Lafayette inaugurates an era of responsible fashion

Where to brunch this Sunday?

To taste the trendiest brunch in the Marais, the Boubalé

Under the direction of Israeli star chef Assaf Granit, Boubalé unveils a symphony of taste. The cuisine pays homage to his childhood memories, his Ashkenazi heritage but also the family traditions that marked his journey. Each dish at Boubalé is an invitation to travel. Here, generosity reigns supreme. It transports guests on a memorable gastronomic experience to the streets of Jerusalem.

Sunday brunch – €72 per person and €36 per child (5-12 years old) – free under 5 years old.

Boubalé – 6 Rue des Archives, 75004 Paris

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To find out more about this address, see our article: Le Boubalé unveils its trendiest Brunch in the Marais

Need to chill out in front of a movie?

If you like women's football: Comme des Garcons by Julien Hallard

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Comme des Garçons transports you to Reims in 1969. That year, Paul Coutard, a sports journalist for the daily Le Champenois, decides to challenge his superior by organizing a women's football match for the newspaper's annual fair. To his great surprise, he receives unexpected help by Emmanuelle Bruno, his “best enemy” and executive secretary. 

Together, they embark on a daring adventure : the creation of the whole first women's football team in France. Beyond rivalries and prejudices, this story immerses the viewer in a captivating epic where friendship, courage and passion for sport transcend social barriers but also conventions of the time.

And for the children?

Choose the Design et moi family workshop at the Center Pompidou

Discover a fun and creative workshop that will awaken your child's imagination while allowing them to explore the fascinating world of design and crafts. During this unique experience, children will be encouraged to think about how materials can transform our relationship with everyday objects. This workshop not only offers a unique opportunity for artistic exploration, but also a reflection on our relationship to the objects around us. Your child will leave with a new appreciation for design and the creative potential of materials, as well as their own creation that is both functional and aesthetic.

Du April 8 – 21, 2024 – 15 p.m. – 16:30 p.m., every day except Tuesdays

The Center Pompidou – Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris

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