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This Sunday afternoon at the always interesting Bellevilloise will be a brunch brocante burlesque bazar! It's quite a mouthful, but what on earth is it? The Bellevilloise is now well associated with the burlesque, mostly through the annual festival in the autumn and through the girl-power striptease lessons each weekend, and this Sunday's event is another chance to promote the activities. You'll find burlesque professionals, vintage boutiques and other creators selling all the equipment you'd need to get started in the art, as well as food, drink a jazz DJ set and a live Swing concert.
La Bellevilloise 19-21 rue Boyer, 75020
Sunday 14th March, 12pm - 6pm
Vinyl, Disques et Pochettes d’artistes
When an album was played at 33 revolutions a minute and not streamed online, musicians and artists often had very close relationships. What would the Velvet Underground have been without Andy Warhol? The Maison Rouge near Bastille is celebrating this relationship by displaying the incredible collection of a Belgian vinyl fanatic, Guy Schraenen. Over the last thirty years Schraenen has accumulated over 1000 objects including around 800 singles and albums, but also catalogues, magazines, recordings and other creations, all of which involve a combination of music and other art forms.
Until 16th May
La Maison Rouge
10 boulevard de la bastille, 75012
Wednesday to Sunday, 11am - 7pm
Paris, Ville Rayonnante
The face of Paris today is mostly that of a 19th Century, with little remaining of its medieval heart. However, if there is one place that relics from this era survive it is in its churches. This exhibition at the Musée national du Moyen Age looks at what was built in the 13th century when the city was rapidly expanding, both in the civil and religious domains, and how this affected artforms such as sculpture and furniture making. Focussing on just a few decades in this period, it shows how Paris became the reference point in Europe, notably through the construction of Notre Dame and the Sainte-Chapelle.
Until 24th May
Musée national du Moyen Âge
6, place Paul Painlevé, 75005
Everyday except Tuesday, 9.15am - 5.45pm
Foire Nationale à la Brocante et aux jambons
What could make a more natural combination than antiques and ham? Lots of things probably, but this certainly seems to be a combination that pulls in the crowds. Celebrating its 80th edition on the site, but with a history that stretches back to the 15th century, the Foire nationale à la brocante et aux jambons is a colourful piece of French folklore situated on an island in the Seine that was previously popular with impressionist painters. Expect a wide mix of antiques, bric a brac, music and...well, ham!
More information can be found here
Ile de Chatou
Until Sunday 21st March
Daily from 10am - 7pm
Rueil-Malmaison RER, then a free 'petit train' service to the site.
Salon Mer et Vigne
My attention has also been drawn to an interesting salon taking place from today until Sunday, the Salon Mer et Vigne at the Espace Champerret (Porte de Champerret). The salon features around 160 stands of regional French produce, including wine, oysters and foie gras!
Click on this link to download free entrance tickets.