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The title above could trick you into thinking that Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring is going to be performing in Paris once again in the stunning Opera Garnier or even in the new Opera Bastille. Sorry to disappoint the Ballet lovers here, but we are talking about a much bigger event, or as the Rolling Stones put it: "A Bigger Bang!” The "Fête de la musique" (music Fest) is the only event aside the obvious and plain Bastille day celebration, which monopolise and set on fire the whole of the city of lights for 24 hours. Even cops have been seen dancing! And that is a rare sight in the French capital, trust me! So to get the best deals for hostels in Paris and an up to date database of events and things to do, log onto 2binparis.com. Created in Paris in 1982 by the then minister of culture Jack Lang, this musical revelry of the summer solstice is the "must be there" event for all the music devotees. There will be plenty of official gigs, like a massive French music stage in Place Denfert-Rochereau, some Drum Battles near Saint Michel, and the entire Rock scene at the Pantheon without forgetting the usual music bars and concert halls which will be booming. But the best thing about this festival is the fact that thousands of bands will be playing everywhere and anywhere in Paris, so you will be able to clap your hands and stump your feet or even dance on every street corner. And who knows? If you're lucky, you might bump into the next Edith Piaf or the new Django Reinhardt! All styles will be represented from Reggae to Rock going trough Jazz and Classical, down to the best of the French electronic music, it is going to be a massive musical melting pot of musical genre. The concept is such a success that 110 countries spreading across the five continents took the idea of the "Fête de la musique" and made it their own. So come to the place it all started off, be a part of this unique celebration to mark the first day of the summer in a Parisian musical fashion. Another good thing is that all forms of transportation will be free all night long. See you on the 21st June.
If you are in Paris looking for a place where they play electronic music, everyone will point to the Social Club. This club is located at 142 rue Montmartre, in the heart of Paris, is the focal point for concerts, events, parties, premieres, parades and musical experimentation. The stated mission of the space is in fact to break down all barriers between different styles, genres, and especially among people. For this reason, the Social Club tries to provide the best in each event organized, trying to alter and mixing the genres in an attempt to create something new, better and unique. The Social club, formerly used by printers, where even George Clemenceau did publish the famous J'accuse by Emile Zola, was not only restored, it has been transformed into something truly stunning. White lights on the walls and ceiling break the darkness of the room, characterized by cylindrical and cubic shapes in pure minimalist style, leading customers to the core of the Social Club: the console and then the music. All tourists who love good music and new trends and decide to visit just for a weekend in Paris should not miss the opportunity to spend an evening at the Social Club !
While we wait for 2012 and the new exhibits at the Louvre- Raffaello and Leonardo da Vinci- Dali and Matisse at the Beaubourg, Degas at the Orsay Museum , the reopening of the Picasso Museum, we must emphasize how important has been the 2011 to the Parisian Museums, who recorded 27 million visits! With 8.8 million visitors the Louvre is still the most visited museum in the world, but the culture of Paris has benefited from an influx of Americans, Russians and Chinese visitors who have helped the Parisian museums to celebrate the record: + 10% Versailles, + 9% for the Quai Branly, Orsay + 4%. If you want to enjoy a city that offers charme, good food, great views but also the best museums in the world, you must decide to spend a few days in the City of Light. We recommend staying in an apartment in Paris or a nice bed and breakfast. The museums of Paris are waiting to give you an unforgettable experience! There are great artists whose works are collected in one big museum, and there are painters such as Caravaggio whose works are to be found in different places, mostly churches. Get on the trail of one of the greatest painters of all time and begin to do it by reading A tour in the footsteps of Caravaggio.
One of the exhibitions in Paris is definitely Expressionismus & Espressionismes that will be held at the Art Gallery of Paris located in 28 Place de la Madelaine. The exhibition will continue until 11 March 2012 and contains several masterpieces of German and compares its two currents, one born in Monaco "Der Blaue Reiter", which was one of the leading representatives of Wassily Kandinsky and the one born in Berlin a few years before "Die Brücke". In this exhibition will highlight the diversity of German compared to other European countries that have experienced this current of thought inspired to '"work of art."
The show's title is inspired by a major exhibition that took place in Venice in 1986 entitled "Futurism and Future", which highlighted the various components of Italian Futurism. Cost of the ticket: € 11.50 If you want to visit this exhibition held in one of the most beautiful places in Paris, we recommend you to reserve one of these Accommodation in Paris listed on BBparis.com
If you've considered spending a few days in Paris this Spring, then do it before the 30th of July 2011, until that date you'll still be able to visit the exhibition "Paris at the time of the Impressionists", a true art event being held at the Hôtel de Ville.
It's a free exhibition that intends to show, through the works of the Impressionists, the urban changes that the city of Paris underwent during the period from 1848 until 1914, a period when the urban vision of the city was greatly reinterpreted.
Artists of the caliber of Degas, Monet, Pissarro, Gauguin and Renoir all contributed to this modernising moment thanks also to the creation of the subway and life in the city.
Their art testifies to the changes that took place... Take advantage of this occasion, reserve a weekend in a bed and breakfast Paris choosing among the many options and participate in this extraordinary event…