Here is a sampling of some interesting things to do, see and experience in Paris and beyond for this weekend and over the week ahead.
“Roger Ballen and Hans Lemmen: Unleashed” at Musée de la chasse et de la nature
Internationally acclaimed photographer Roger Ballen collaborates with artist Hans Lemmen in a long-distance surrealist game and the result is this excellent exhibition. It closes on June 4 and we cannot stress enough, but it needs to be seen absolutely.
Paris Fringe Festival 2017
The fringe theatre movement, which originated during in 1947 during the Edinburgh Theatre Festival, has grown internationally into a theatrical melange of arts and performances. A little late to the party, Paris started its own fringe festival last year. Now in a second year, the Paris Fringe Festival will see artists from around the world perform across theatres and alternative spaces in the 10th and 11th arrondissements. All shows will be in English.
FOOD AND DRINK
Beers and Burgers
Frog Pub & Underground at Rue Montmartre is an excellent stop for craft beers. Sprawled across three floors, the pub has a relaxed ambience and an interesting mishmash of décor. Our go-to beers are Pearl (pale ale) and Ginger Twist (ginger-infused amber ale), and their recently launched Halo, a citrusy light ale, is surprisingly refreshing. They also serve excellent burgers with crispy sweet potato fries and homemade coleslaw.
Frog & Underground, 176 Rue Montmartre, 75002 Paris, or find another Frog pub near you.
A day trip from Paris to Auvers-sur-Oise
Follow the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise, an hour away from Paris by train. Read our article on the various landmarks and sites in Auvers that inspired, or were the subject of, one of the most prolific phases of van Gogh’s artistic life before he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, at the age of 37.
Save the Date: Music festivals in Paris
Whether you prefer rock ‘n’ roll, folk, house or blues, there are plenty of music festivals lined up for this summer in Paris. Some are free, some get booked out days in advance. Find the ones you prefer with our ongoing listing of music festivals in Paris.