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What to do in Paris this weekend? (3-5 March) 

After a week punctuated by work and professional meetings, it is now time to stroll through the streets of Paris. Like every weekend, Paris Select offers a series of cultural, sporting and well-being events. See the Patrick Demarchelier tribute exhibition This Wednesday, March 1, the A. Galerie is offering an exhibition in tribute to Patrick Demarchelier. Iconic photographer of the fashion world, the artist who died in March 2022, left behind a series of iconic black and white portraits. Lady Diana, Kate Moss, Madonna, Naomi Campbell, Gisele Bündchen, Scarlett Johansson, Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman all passed in front of the photographer's lens. Born in Le Havre in the North-West of France, Patrick Demarchelier started photography at the age of 17 before moving to Paris. In just a few years, he has become a key figure in the fashion world. His photos were many times the covers of major magazines like Vogue or Harper's Bazaar. A. Galerie – 4 Rue Léonce Reynaud, 75116 Paris – See the exhibition by Azzedine Alaïa From Monday …

6 activities in Paris under the sign of Asia

Want a change of scenery without having to leave Paris? Discover the best Parisian addresses that will take you on a trip to Asia for a day. From art to gastronomy through practical workshops, enjoy a busy day under the sign of Asia. An exhibition at the Guimet Museum The Guimet Museum, or National Museum of Asian Arts, is an ideal idea for an outing to learn more about the art and customs of Asian civilizations. Painting, sculpture, textiles and even jewelry: you will discover one of the most impressive collections of Asian art in the world. You can stroll, room after room, in the different regions of Asia and discover the treasures contained in this museum. Then go to the Hotel d'Heidelbach to contemplate the Japanese garden. Guimet Museum – 6 Pl. d'Iéna, 75116 Paris Book my skip-the-line! – Take part in an introductory course in tai-chi Come and discover the Chinese martial art of tai-chi during an initiation course. This practice, full of benefits for the body and the mind, can be akin to …

5 very cool sports you absolutely must try

Exercising doesn't just extend to doing sit-ups or running on a treadmill. There are a multitude of physical activities to move while having fun. In Paris, more and more clubs offer unique coaching. The capital is slowly beginning to adopt new trends from all over the world. Paris Select makes you discover the three most fashionable sports of the moment. Indoor Cycling When you live in the daily stress of Paris, all you want is to let off steam. Nothing like indoor cycling. But then, what is it? In French, indoor cycling is practiced mainly in communities. Screwed to his indoor bike, a hyper-motivated coach gives us orders and motivates us to surpass ourselves. Practically plunged into darkness and loud music, you come out of your coaching completely washed out! Its benefits: Indoor cycling is effective in stimulating your cardio and obtaining a curved shape. Where to do it in Paris? The studios…

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

Although you've been hoping for that little bit of respite all week long, you, like many other people, may find yourself 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 Comestibles, 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, …

Ballad at the Saint-Ouen flea market

Les Puces de Saint-Ouen, located in the north of Paris, is one of the largest antique and second-hand markets in the world. It brings together 15 separate markets grouped together under the name of “Les Puces”. The Puces de Saint-Ouen were born in the 1880s, when ragpickers and scrap dealers began selling objects they had salvaged from flea markets in central Paris. These informal sales have gradually developed into a real industry. The flea market, settled in the town of Saint-Ouen, north of Paris, in the 1920s. Today, the Puces de Saint-Ouen are one of the most popular tourist attractions in Paris, welcoming millions of visitors every year. To better prepare for your visit, Paris Select has selected the best flea markets for you. Vernaison market This is the oldest market on the site and one of the most popular. It offers a wide selection of antiques and collectibles. You can find furniture, jewelry, clothes, books, toys and …

Top 5 family weekends

Escape for a weekend and share unique moments with your family. Failing to leave during school holidays, a weekend of 2 or 3 days can easily be organized. Discover many theme parks and amusement parks to experience thrills and create unforgettable memories. Here are some ideas of destinations for family fun! – Océanopolis – Brest Océanopolis-Brest is a National Center for Scientific Culture dedicated to the ocean. Take your children to discover the marine world and the many species that inhabit it. Océanopolis is not a simple aquarium. Designed by scientists, the center is in permanent contact with researchers from all over the world. Throughout the year Océanopolis offers a rich and diversified program highlighting different marine ecosystems. In order to better understand the diversity of the marine universe, you will be able to explore three pavilions (Brittany, tropical and polar), reconstruction as close as possible to reality in order to make visitors aware of the protection of its biodiversity. Your children will be amazed by the 10 animals that inhabit the 000 …

7 creative workshops in Paris to do with children

Are you looking for an activity to do with your child to develop their creative side, introduce them to a new art? Whether it's for a privileged moment with the family or to organize the birthday of your child and his friends, here are some ideas for creative workshops in Paris. – Discover with your child the art of old-fashioned photography For children with an artistic streak, passionate about photography, this workshop is the ideal activity. In parent-child pairs, you will discover the process of old photography. You and your child will take on the role of photographer and model, then come the time to develop the photos as was customary in the 19th century. You can then leave with your unique family photo following this workshop! I introduce photography to my children! – Initiation to the basics of sewing This sewing course is the ideal activity for an afternoon with your child and his friends, on the occasion of a birthday for example. Led by a stylist, this workshop will allow …