Sunday, May 12, 2013

Xin Jin Lou, A Foodie's Gem in the 13th

Check out my article on Xin Jin Lou in Paris.. fantastic French food in a Chinese Traiteur out in the 13th... worth the short bus or RER trip from central Paris. Posted today on Bonjour Paris, an always excellent info letter on Paris.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

European Museums Night is May 18

European Museums Night. Stay up with culture and art!

May 18, 2013
If you will be in Paris on May 18th,  save some energy and plunge into  La Nuite Européenne des Musées, the European Museum Night, when museums stay open late and hundreds of special events are planned across Paris. Discover the cultural heritage of Paris while enjoying concerts, varied events and free entrance to many museums.  

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Boudin Exhibition at the Jacquemart Andre

The Jacquemart André museum is showing a lovely exhibition of Eugene Boudin's paintings and pastels.  This is the first show of Boudin's work in many decades and while not huge, is proving to be an extremely popular 'must-see' for art lovers. Monet once referred to Boudin as the man who taught him how to paint.  Monet and other Impressionists painted with Boudin in the lovely Honfleur area of Normandy and enjoyed long friendships.

The Jacquemart André is a gorgeous 19th century mansion, once the home to a wealthy art collecting couple, who gifted the mansion and its contents to the foundation that now runs the museum.  The 'café' is the original dining room and features lovely tapestries, fireplaces and painted ceilings by Tiepolo.  In the 9th eme. Open daily.  Boudin show is there through June, it is well worth a visit.

Festival des Nomades May 24-26

The Marais sure knows how to put on a party.  The annual Festival des Nomades sponsored by the Mairie of the 3rd arrondissement is three day feast of gallery openings, performances, ephemeral events all over the Marais. has a copy of the 40 page (yes 40 page) pdf outlining all the events.

If you are in Paris in late May check this festival out.  It is sure to have something to engage and delight you!