Thursday 1 April 2010

Something for the Weekend (2nd – 5th April)

The long Easter weekend is traditionally the moment when large groups of tourists make their reappearance in Paris…which is why I will be away looking for eggs in Nantes!

If you have any events or activities you think should be promoted or which you would like to promote yourself, please add them in the comments. Let me know also if you have any events in the coming weekends you would like to promote.

Oeufs, Enigmes et Chocolat
It's not just in Nantes that there will be eggs to find, but all over France. The Monuments Nationaux, an organisation that covers a variety of historical buildings, will be organising treasure hunts at many of its sites including the Conciergerie and Notre Dame in Paris. A full list of the sites taking part can be found here.

Elliott Erwitt at la Maison Européenne de la Photo
This weekend is the last chance to catch the ‘personal best’ of the American photographer Elliot Erwitt. If you go along on Sunday, you may also catch Owen and Peter too!
Maison européene de la photographie
5/7 Rue de Fourcy, 75004, M° Saint Paul

4am Project
This Sunday is the 4th day of the 4th month. At 4am, you are invited to go outside and take a snap of the world as it sleeps – or not! I took part last year, but will the world look different this time around?
More information, including how to get involved, what group events are organised and how your photos could win you prizes can be found here:

Exotiques Expositions
The various 'Expositions Universelles' held in Paris over the years left many traces on the city landscape; the Eiffel Tower in 1889, the Grand Palais in 1900 and the Palais de Tokyo in 1937, but this exhibition at the Archives nationales de France aims to show a different side to these events. The goal of the expositions was to bring the exotic to Paris, and over the years the shows included Egyptian t
emples, Chinese museums, Aztec pyramids, and Algerian palaces. Via a selection of over 200 rarely seen documents (plans, engravings, photographs, posters, texts, etc) this exhibition will show how these expositions influenced Western ideas on the 'exotic' worlds around them.
Until 28th June

Archives nationales de France, Hôtel de Soubise
Monday to Friday (except Tuesday), 10am - 12.30pm, 2pm - 5.30pm
Saturday and Sunday, 2pm - 5.30pm
Entrance : 3€

High Fidelity
High Fidelity is a regular event where rock groups are invited to become DJs and play their favourite tracks. This time round the guests are two members of Maximo Park and Ian McCulloch of Echo and the Bunnymen. There will also be a live set from upcoming band The Ritch Kids.
Saturday 3rd from 10pm
La Machine du Moulin Rouge
90 blvd de Clichy, 75018 M° Blanche

Free entrance to museums
A quick reminder that as usual, all state run museums are free on the first Sunday of each month. A
full list of the museums concerned can be found here.


Cergie said...

Il y a un beau village (je ne me souviens plus de son nom) près de chez notre fille et son compagnon au pays de la Pierre dorée du coté de Lyon, où les habitants cachent des oeufs durs dans les rues, les cachettes sont régulièrement réapprovisionnées.
A Pâques nous aimons aller dans les Vosges voir les jonquilles sortir leur nez de la neige ou plutôt leur nuque car elles courbent la tête. Et c'est ce que nous allons faire encore cette année.
J'ai lu que les serres du Jardin des Plantes sont réouvertes, au fait. J'irai sans doute un jour.
Bon séjour à Nantes Adam ! Ce ne sont pas des jonquilles là-bas en ce moment mais des camélias en fleurs.

Owen said...

Hi Adam, hope you come home with tons of chocolate, enough to last you through to the following Easter... Guess we'll have to find another time to meet...

Thanks for the nod here... am looking forward to meeting Peter, and I think Nathalie of Avignon in Photos may be there, I hope so anyway, and quite likely la Framéricaine of Halway to France, The Ersatz Frenchwoman, and Spit and Baling Wire may be there also... May turn into quite a crowd, especially after people see your piece here ! Maybe I'll join you in Nantes...

PeterParis said...

Yes, we all met for the photos! Pity you couldn't join! We have to do something about that!

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