Le Bal
  • 14
  • Apr
  • 2013

Located down the tiny Impasse de la Defense off the bustling Avenue de Clichy in the 18tharrondissement, the building at number 6, Le Bal, currently serves as a multi-purpose venue for the arts. Le Bal focuses specifically on the “document-image,” encompassing photography, video, film and new media as a means of representing reality. But you can also get a drink or a light meal at Le Bal Café.

The Building

In the roaring twenties, a popular dance hall called Chez Isis stood in this spot. After the dancing subsided, it lived on as France’s top betting center until 1992. After years of abandonment, the building was bought by the city of Paris in 2006 and plans for the current Le Bal venue went into action.

A young team of talented architects created a modern, functional space with exhibits flowing naturally into one another. The café and the bookstore open out onto the cobblestone path with a colorful children’s playground behind it.

The Café

The space has a very modern black and white décor with low hanging lights. Small rectangular shelves filled with glasses, wine bottles, and teapots line the wall behind the bar.The menu is seasonal and has a British twist, thanks to former Rose Bakery chefs Alice Quillet and Anna Trattles.

Le Bal, 6 Impasse de la Défense, 75018 Paris, M° Place de Clichy



Dali at Centre Pompidou and Espace Dali Montmartre
  • 28
  • Jan
  • 2013

Until 25/03/2013 you can visit a retropective exhibition on the work of this pecular artist.

Salvador Dali (1904-1989) a Catalan surrealistic artist was a painter, sculptor and writer. At the exhibition you can appreciate known and unknown works.

It’s an excellent introduction to the surrealistic artist for young people and unveil some fresch perspectives for others.

Centre Pompidou, 19, Rue Beaubour, 75004 Paris, M° Rambuteau – Hôtel de Ville – Les Halles


If you have a crush on Dali, try to visit the Espace Dali Montmartre. This small museum is definitely a hidden gem .

Espace Dali Montmartre,  11, rue Poulbot, 75018 Paris, M° Anvers + Funiculaire to Sacré Coeur, Abbesses, Lamarck-Caulaincourt.

Les Enfants du Paradis
  • 21
  • Jan
  • 2013

Until 27/01/2013 the cinémathèque wants to let you explore the lifeworld of Marcel Carné when he made Les Enfants du Paradis.

The Cinémathèque Française holds one of the largest archives of films, movie documents and film-related objects in the world. Located in Paris, the Cinémathèque offers daily screenings of films from around the world.

Apart from that, the building is very special and designed by Frank Gehry.

Cinémathèque Française, 51, Rue de Bercy,  75012 Paris, M° Bercy (line 6 – 14)

  • 14
  • Jan
  • 2013

Until 20/01/2013 . I tried to persuade one of our friends to visit this exhibition because he’s using the aborigine art as an inspiration for his photographic work. I hope he will get there before closing time .

“The exhibition presents for the first time in Europe a major artistic movement, born in 1971-1972 in the community of Papunya, at the heart of the central Australian desert.

By transposing to recycled wooden panels the motifs employed in ephemeral ritual paintings, the Aborigine artists of Papunya created an astonishingly inventive formal art, saturated with meaning. These works change the manner of understanding the territory and conceiving the history of Australian art.

With more than 160 canvases and almost 100 objects and photographs from the period, the exhibition presents the iconographical and spiritual sources of the Papunya movement and traces its development from the first panels to the large canvases of the early 1980s.”  extract from the site musée du Quai Branly

Emu Dreaming (Rêve d’émeu), Long Jack Phillipus Tjakamarra (Pintupi), 1972.