Winning Ideas for Winter 2018 in Paris

Exhibits, bars and plays are all on the menu in Paris during winter 2018.

A Night at the Theatre

Playing out at the quaint Théâtre de la Contrescarpe, catch the play adaptation of Anna Karenina, Tolstoy’s masterpiece. Adapted by Laetitia Gonzalbes, this version of the famous story explores homosexuality, with Anna Karenina betraying her husband by having an affair with Varinka, a woman. The play is showing until the end of December and is performed in French.

Théâtre de la Contrescarpe
5 rue Blainville (5th), 01 42 01 81 88

Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina courtesy of Théâtre de la Contrescarpe

The King of Pop

The King of Pop is being celebrated at the Grand Palais courtesy of a new exhibition. Michael Jackson: On the Wall is running through to the 17th of February, 2019, and it explores the celebrated artist’s impact on contemporary art. The show will bring together the works of over 40 artists who have drawn inspiration from the singer, from his image to his musical talents. Pieces on show include works by Paul McCarthy, Faith Ringgold and Andy Warhol, who used Michael Jackson’s image back in 1982.

Grand Palais
3 ave du Général Eisenhower (8th)

Michael Jackson painting by David LaChapelle
An Illuminating Path by David LaChapelle © David LaChapelle © Adagp, Paris 2018


Tea with Art

Paris’s famous tea salon, Angelina, is celebrating the current art exhibition Alphonse Mucha at the Musée du Luxembourg with a new pastry that has been created exclusively for the show. Bite into Rêverie, with its rose mousse and heart of berries, after taking in the Art Nouveau exhibition and spell out a perfect afternoon in Paris. Available until the 27th of January.

19 rue de Vaugirard (6th), 01 46 34 31 19

The Happiest Place on Earth

The festivities for Mickey’s 90th birthday continue with parades, shows and plenty of surprises. And with the holiday season, the famous mouse himself will be performing on the drums with his Big Band as part of his Christmas special for the Happiest Place on Earth. And to extend the Disney experience over the holidays, the Disneyland Hotel is decorating its rooms with Christmas trees and plenty of Disney gifts.
From Paris take the RER A to Marne-la-Vallée/Chessy
Please check website before making your way to the park for all opening hours.

Christmas at the Disneyland Hotel
Christmas at the Disneyland Hotel courtesy of the Disneyland Hotel

Mandarin Oriental, Paris Welcomes Spain

Spanish cuisine is being highlighted from the 12th to the 16th of November at the Mandarin Oriental, Paris hotel with a special menu put together at both the Camélia restaurant and the hotel's Bar 8. Chef Raul Balam and his mother Carme Ruscalleda, one of the most renowned chefs in the world, have created a healthy yet appetising menu that highlights the traditional cuisine of Catalonia. Dine on ceviche and croquettes and enjoy the signature cocktail, Clear Sangria, to toast this very special event. Reservations are recommended.
Mandarin Oriental, Paris
251 rue Saint-Honoré (1st), 01 70 98 78 88

Spanish tapas plate
Spanish cuisine at the Mandarin Oriental, Paris courtesy of Mandarin Oriental, Paris