What’s IN: Things to Do in Paris This Week

What’s IN: Things to Do in Paris This Week

(January 5 - 12, 2017)

Valley of the Dolls-Cinematheque Française
"The Valley of the Dolls" directed by Mark Robson (1967)/Cinematheque Française

Brrr, it’s cold out there! Here are some great ideas for staying entertained and warm indoors this week in Paris.

Hollywood on the silver screen

Throughout the month of January, film buffs can get their fill of great Hollywood classics. Select favorites from two film festivals are now playing at the Cinémathèque Française, Paris.

The Hollywood Décadent festival features such films as Joseph Mankiewicz’s “Cleopatra” with Elizabeth Taylor, “Valley of the Dolls“, and Vincente Minnelli’s “Nina“. Or, watch the genius of one of America’s incomparable American directors in the Frank Capra Retrospective. His famous films include: “It Happened One Night, “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.

When: Hollywood Décadent, through January 25, 2017; Frank Capra Retrospective – Jan. 4 – Feb. 27, 2017
Where: Cinématheque Francaise, 51 rue de Bercy, 75012 Paris

© EnsAD / Béryl Libault de la Chevasnerie

Student art in the métro

The French Ecole des Arts Décoratifs celebrates its 250th anniversary this month in the Paris Subway system.The métro provides the backdrop for 250 artworks, which were created in a special workshop by its students and graduates. Buy one ticket and visit the different métro stations showcasing the diverse French talent of this prestigious fine arts school.

When: Through Jan. 17, 2017
Where: Atelier 250 in the Paris Métro

Looking for more cultural inspiration? Check out INSPIRELLE’s fall/winter art roundup for exhibitions this season. Keep in mind some of the best shows are in their final weeks.

© pbornbaert/Shutterstock

Let the winter sales begin!

Save the date! The winter sales begin in all Paris shops on January 11th to February 2017. Start scouting now, and get ready to snatch up your dream pieces at reduced prices. For tips on how to tackle the Paris sales like a pro, read Kirsti Alexandra Reid’s fun post for INSPIRELLE.

When: January 11 – February 2017
Where: Ile de France stores and boutiques

PARENTS: Looking for a place to keep your kids entertained indoors? Check out “15 Indoor Activities for Children in Paris” 




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