Street art at the 10th arrondissement Mairie

After the Paris 13 Tower, street art seems to be the new favorite in Paris. The Mairie of the 10th arrondissement is currently hosting an exhibit  with works by 11 street artists. This exhibit was organized jointly with the le Pari(s) urbain gallery, who specializes in street art. On display until March 14 are photographs by Anthony Lietart and Karine Paoli, as well as works by Balyc, Louis Castel, Tonyone, and Shaz’Art. Admission is free: another great reason to go discover this exhibit.

The “L’Art de rue se rue” exhibit, from February 17 to March 14, 2014.
Open Monday through Wednesday and Friday from 8:30am to 5pm, Thursday from 8:30am to 7:30pm, and Saturday from 9am to 12:30pm.
Free admission.

exposition-l-art-de-rue-se-rue-hotel-mareuil-parisPhoto credits: Facebook Mairie du 10ème arrondissement

Mairie du 10ème arrondissement de Paris
72, rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin
75010 Paris
T.: +33 (0)1 53 72 10 00
Metro station: Château d’Eau (line 4) or Jacques Bonsergent (line 5).


Lively Clint on rue de la Roquette

Just days after its opening, this restaurant, gourmet deli, and concept store with an American star’s name is already a well-known favorite. Located at the top of rue de la Roquette, near Père Lachaise, it is an attractive place: light wooden tones and pastel colors, combined with lots of natural light through the bay window, give it a relaxing feel. Open all day long, Clint is also a tearoom, where you can work, read or just sip a delicious coffee from la Brûlerie de Belleville. The shop area offers books, coffee, tea, candles and stylish clothes. In the kitchen, Romain Bréchignac, previously at Royal Monceau, prepares colorful and generous dishes.  Well worth a try!

Photo credit: Facebook Clint

Open Tuesday through Friday from 8:30am to 1am, Saturday from 10am to 1am, and Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
Brunch on Sunday from 11am to 6pm.
Lunch menus: 15 and 18€.

174, rue de la Roquette
75011 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)9 81 60 17 36
Metro station: Voltaire (line 9) or Philippe Auguste (line 2).


Badaboum: when our hearts go boom!

A new favorite this year is the new club in the Bastille area: the Badaboum, which replaces the “La Scène Bastille” concert hall, is on its way to becoming this year’s favorite place.

As in the well-known Charles Trenet song: “when our heart goes boom, it is love waking up”! Upon entering this futuristic club, you will be dazzled. The dancefloor is set up below an amazing display made of neon lights that change colors according to the DJ set.  Designed by the French company NYX Visual Studio, this unique lighting gives the Badaboum an avant-garde feel that matches the deep house and nu disco programming.

Photos credits: Kevin Gay

Photos credits: Kevin Gay

A three-in-one floorplan
Le Badaboum
is a club, a cocktail bar, and a lounge that can be rented out for private events. Each space has its own atmosphere: the bar is striking with its raw design decor, the club itself has a futuristic feel and setup, while the private lounge features 70’s retro design. The club also hosts rock, pop or electro concerts several times a month. Is this the new place for your Parisian nights?

Cocktail bar: open Tuesday through Sunday from 7pm to 2am / free admission.
Club: open Friday and Saturday from midnight to 7am / admission is 10 to 15€.
Concerts: from 7 to 11pm / see programming for schedules and rates.

Le Badaboum
2 bis, rue des Taillandiers
75011 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 48 06 50 70
Metro station: Ledru-Rollin (line 8).


Le Chemise: Oberkampf’s contemporary bistro

Located accross the street from Hotel Mareuil, between République and Oberkampf, Le Chemise is one of our team’s favorite restaurants. With its modern decor and delightful cuisine, this contemporary bistro is simply irresistible.

Copyright photos by Emmanuel Gill.

Deliciously gourmet cuisine
Cédric Lacaze, previously a chef at La Tour d’Argent
, is the young chef in charge in the kitchen. The menu changes every 6 weeks or so, and always includes fresh seasonal products at affordable prices. Cédric Lacaze reinvents traditional French gastronomie dishes with an exotic touch. Sea scallops are seasoned with a mandarin beurre blanc, while roasted duckling is served thai style with a side of Basmati rice. Other dishes stay more traditional, such as duck and fois gras Parmentier, or Brioche perdue served with milk jam and salted butter caramel ice cream. You will be spellbound.

Copyright photos by Emmanuel Gill.

Open Monday through Friday from noon to 2pm, and 7-10pm.
Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Appetizers: from 8 to 13€ / Main dishes: from 17 to 26€ / Desserts: 7€.

Restaurant Le Chemise
42, rue de Malte
75011 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 49 29 98 77
Metro station: République (lines 3, 5, 8, 9 and 11) or Oberkampf (lines 5 and 9).