Le Fumoir Upscale brasserie behind the Louvre Set opposite the Louvre, between the rue de Rivoli and the church of Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois, Le Fumoir is one of the busiest and most trendy cafes in Pari. Its large windows, sofas, leather armchairs, cocktails, books and international press make it an ideal afternoon meeting place.
Supposedly, it has a little library at the back where you can sit and read. It has a very chic, smoky atmosphere, full of stylish fashion and art establishment types talking business over their drinks and laptop.
6 rue de l'Amiral Coligny 75001 Paris
Opening hours : daily 11am-2pm; full menu daily noon-3pm and 7-11:30pm
Metro : Louvre Rivoli +33 1 42 92 00 24 € 5 to 30 satellite-productions.fr/Le_Fumoir.html
until the 08 / 18 / 2013
Leonardo da Vinci Projects, drawings and machines Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) displaying skills in numerous diverse areas of study. Whilst most famous for his paintings such as the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper, Leonardo is also renowned as a scientist, engineer and inventor. Spectacular this exhibition pays tribute to the genius inventor.
You will be able to see almost forty machines developed from manuscripts of the Italian artist. These exhibits, including the giant seven metre wide crossbow and the flying boat, have been loaned by the Museo della Scienza e della National tecnologia-Leonardo da Vinci of Milan.
Giuseppe Verdi's Aida Opera in four acts Aida is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni, based on a scenario often attributed to French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette. Aida was first performed at the Khedivial Opera House in Cairo on 24 December 1871, conducted by Giovanni Bottesini.
Aida is essentially about conflict. Hieratic and flamboyant, spectacular and introspective, Verdi's masterpiece returns to the Paris Opera after an absence of more than half a century.
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
LIbretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni
Carlo Cigni Il Re
Luciana D’intino ⁄Elena Bocharova Amneris
Oksana Dyka ⁄ Lucrezia Garcia Aida
Marcelo Alvarez ⁄ Robert Dean Smith Radamès
Giacomo Prestia Ramfis
Sergey Murzaev Amonasro
Elodie Hache Sacerdotessa.
Opera de Paris
Place de la bastille 75012 Paris
Outdoor cinema festival A selection of films in their original language version to discover This summer a giant 544 m² screen is erected on the Prairie du Triangle in the Parc de la Villette. For this edition, the theme is "First class and fold-away seat" or how a destiny is made in a socially, politically, and historically- determined context featuring Polisse, The social network, Ocean's eleven, Habemus Papam …
Take a seat on the lawn or in a deckchair with a blanket for those cool nights - chair hire (7 €). Night falls and the show begins.
Parc de la Villette
211 avenue Jean Jaures 75019 Paris
Metro: Porte de la Vilette or Porte de Pantin Free Access www.villette.com