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September 12, 2019
January 26, 2020
The Figurative Mondrian

PARIS. Mostly known for his abstract works, Piet Mondrian also produced figurative paintings and drawings in the early stage of his career. This exhibition presents sixty-seven of them, half of which have never been shown in Paris before. It features landscapes, portraits and flower paintings marked by Impressionism, Luminism, the Fauves and Symbolism, all on loan from the Salomon Slijper Collection that owns the largest number of works by Mondrian in the world. Musée Marmottan. 2 rue Louis Boilly, 75016 Paris. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm, Thursday till 9pm. Admission : €12 / €8.50. Information : 0144965033
www.marmottan.fr
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October 09, 2019
January 27, 2020
Toulouse-Lautrec retrospective

PARIS. Chronologically arranged, this vast and not-to-be missed retrospective presents more than 200 paintings and drawings illustrating all facets of Toulouse-Lautrec’s talent. Visitors can discover the different periods of his career, the themes and figures that inspired him, especially nightlife in Montmartre including dancers such as La Goulue and Jeanne Avril as well as brothels. Works on display also feature posters he produced for artists, dancers, singers he liked or were his friends and for cabarets he used to go. Grand Palais. 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris. Open every day except Tuesday from 10am to 8pm, till 10pm on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Admission : €15 / €11. Information : 0144131717
www.grandpalais.fr
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October 11, 2019
January 26, 2020
Charlie Chaplin and music

PARIS. Presenting Charlie Chaplin’s film extracts as well as art works, machines, scores and manuscripts, the exhibition “Charlie Chaplin, the one-man-band” looks at his production from a musical vantage points. It shows how dance, rhythm as well as the illusion of speech and sound were all rigorously orchestrated in each of his film. Visitors, and especially kids, can also dress as the little Vagabond and do the sounds effect for a silent movie. Philharmonie de Paris. 221 avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris. Open Tuesday to Thursday from noon to 6pm, Friday from noon to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 8pm. Admission : €11 / €6. Information :
philharmoniedeparis.fr
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October 16, 2019
February 10, 2020
El Greco retrospective

PARIS. Featuring more than 70 works, this retrospective traces back the whole career of Domenikos Theotokopoulos, better known as El Greco, from his beginnings in Crete to the peak of his fame in Toledo. Highlighting the evolution of his style during his stay in Venice and Rome, then in Spain, it presents large size religious scenes and portraits that made him famous but also small size canvases from his debut including little-known icons as well as very rare genre paintings he produced later in his life. Grand Palais. 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris. Open every day except Tuesday from 10am to 8pm, till 10pm on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Admission : €13 / €9. Information : 0144131717
www.grandpalais.fr
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January 11, 2020
April 19, 2020
Dunkirk carnival

DUNKERQUE. One of the craziest and most festive carnivals in Europe, the Carnaval de Dunkerque is also one of the longest as it runs over several months with events on weekends and certain weekdays. It features balls and processions of groups of revelers and musicians called “bandes” who are dressed up or wear yellow fishermen's coats, as the tradition dates back to the 17th century when ship owners held a feast for the fishermen and their families before the men departed for six months to fish off the coast of Iceland. The parades last around 4 hours and finish at the Town Hall where the crowds demand 'what they deserve', that is 450 kg of herrings which are traditionally thrown off the belfry. The party culminates in the “Trois Joyeuses”, on the Sunday, Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Information :
www.carnaval-de-dunkerque.info
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January 11, 2020
February 02, 2020
Hip-hop dance

SURESNES. NEAR PARIS. The Suresnes Cités Danse festival celebrates hip-hop dance for a whole month. It comprises more than thirty performances featuring twenty-two choreographers and about hundred dancers including internationally recognized ones such as Mourad Merzouki, Nawal Lagraa Aït Benalla, Abou Lagraa, Bouziane Bouteldja and Mickaël Le Mer. Théâtre de Suresnes Jean Villar. 16 place Stalingrad, 92150 Suresnes. Admission : from €15 to €30 per show. Information and bookings : 0146979810
www.suresnes-cites-danse.com
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January 16, 2020
January 26, 2020
Circus festival

MONACO. Patronized by Monaco's Prince Albert, the Monte Carlo International Circus Festival is the most important circus event in the world. It has become the annual rendezvous of the international circus community and is a must-go for circus lovers. It features spectacular animal acts, uproarious comedic performances, and masterfully choreographed acrobatic feats. Each act is judged on its technical difficulty and creativity by a panel composed of circus professionals, journalists, and specialists from around the world. Chapiteau de Fontvieille. 5 avenue des Ligures, 98000 Monaco. Admission fees. Seats : €60 to €190. Upper level benches : €30 to €50 for adults. Information and bookings : 00 / 377 92052345
www.montecarlofestival.mc
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January 19, 2020
Mars 29, 2020
Limoux Carnival

LIMOUX Running for about ten weeks, the Limoux carnival takes place every Saturday and Sunday as well as on Ash Tuesday and every day during its final week. It features various exhibitions and events, the main ones being the parades taking place through the old town at 11am, 4.30pm and 10pm. Playing traditional music and wearing spectacular dresses, the bands of revelers called guilds sing satire in the ancient Occitan language making fun of society and its rules.The carnival ends with the Nuit de la Blanquette when a straw effigy of the King Carnaval is burnt at the stake in the main square taking the blame for the sins people have committed during the festival. Information :
www.limoux.fr/ad_attachment/D%C3%A9pliant%202020%20carnaval.pdf
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January 20, 2020
January 26, 2020
Monte-Carlo Rally

MONACO AND SOUTHEASTERN FRANCE. One of the oldest and most famous car races in the world, the Monte-Carlo Rally is run around Monaco, along the French Riviera and in the south of the French Alps. This 88th edition starts in Monaco with a night stage. It features stages in the Hautes-Alpes, Alpes de Haute Provence and Alpes-Maritimes departments as well as two loops of two stages in the mountainous hinterland of Nice, one by day and the other by night. Information :
acm.mc/edition/rallye-monte-carlo-edition-2020/
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January 23, 2020
January 26, 2020
Thermalies

PARIS. Only fair entirely dedicated to well-being, the Thermalies gathers together more than 300 exhibitors specialized in thalassotherapy, hydrotherapy, balneotherapy and spa. It also includes a tea-shop, a nail bar, a massage space, conferences, and workshops. Carrousel du Louvre. 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris. Open Thursday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm, Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Admission : €10. Information :
www.thermalies.com
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January 24, 2020
February 01, 2020
Paris Cocktail Week

PARIS. Fifty top Parisian cocktail bars participate in the sixth Paris Cocktail Week and each one offers a 30% discount on cocktails especially created on this occasion. The event also features master classes in the art of cocktail making. Information :
pariscocktailweek.fr
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January 25, 2020
January 26, 2020
Wine festival

BURGUNDY. Paying homage to Saint Vincent, the patron saint of winegrowers, the Saint Vincent Tournante is held in a different village every year. Located in the Côte d’Or department, worldwide famous for its wines, the village of Gevrey-Chambertin plays host to the 2020 edition of this festival whose highlights are a colorful procession with wine brotherhoods and mutual aid associations as well as a mass in honor of Saint-Vincent. An assembly of the brotherhoods, art performances, musical shows and wine tasting in all cellars are also on the agenda. Cellars are open Saturday from 11am to 5pm and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Admission : €17 online / €20 on the spot including a glass and 7 tasting vouchers. Information :
gevreychambertin-svt2020.fr
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January 26, 2020 Prix d’Amérique

PARIS. Europe’s greatest trotting event, the Prix d’Amérique is held at the Paris Vincennes hippodrome. Eighteen trotters will compete in this 2700 m long harness race - one of the world’s most exciting and coveted - that many drivers consider as the world trotting championships. Hippodrome de Paris Vincennes. 2 route de la Ferme, 75012 Paris. Opening of the gates at 11am. The race meeting starts at 1.50pm with nine races on the card. Prix d’Amérique at 4.pm. Entrance : €5, free for under 18s. Information :
www.prix-amerique.com
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