Looking for stimulation to shake off the winter blues? We’ve got ideas from secret visits to an online film festival or a body and mind winter unwind.
The Hidden Side of Paris
Tempted by the off-limits and the unknown? From Jan 27 – 29, 2017, the festival Paris Face Cachée offers a chance to visit unique places usually closed to the public, and experience unique adventures usually unavailable. The kicker? You don’t know exactly what you’re in for until you sign up.
Check out the deliberately vague descriptions of places and events on their WEBSITE and reserve your spots (reservations are strictly online and places are limited). Reservations for the first wave of activities opens Jan 11 (descriptions currently online), the second on Jan 18 (descriptions online Jan 16). Only then will you receive full details of your adventure. Will it be a visit to a private villa, a tour of an ancient archaeological site or a chance to taste something sublime? Take the plunge and find out.
When: Jan 27 – 29, 2017
Where: Paris and close suburbs, see WEBSITE for details
Get stimulated every which way
Paris may be gray in January and February, but its theaters continue to light up with music and dance performances. The winter dance festival, Faits d’Hiver, is the perfect opportunity to discover some of the rising stars of contemporary dance, such as Myriam Gourfink and Thomas Lebrun, who are presenting works never before seen in Paris, in nine different venues across the city. Ring in the New Year with some cutting-edge culture!
When: Jan 12 – February 9, 2017
Where: see WEBSITE for full program
Here’s your chance to catch some of Paris’ major cultural exhibitions this season. Check INSPIRELLE’s cultural roundup to see which shows are in their final days.
The One and Only Online French Film Festival
Stay warm indoors with the launch of the 7th Edition of My French Film festival. This unique online event features 28 films in 10 languages, accessible to web users around the world. French film lovers can screen the works of a new generation of talented filmmakers being showcased and rate their favorite films. The selection includes two Belgian films in competition, a French cinema classic, two French-Canadian films, and two French-language Swiss films presented out of competition. The midnight line-up is shrouded in secrecy until launch day on January 13, 2017.
When: Jan 13 – Feb 13, 2017
Where: Subscribe online in all countries and in certain theaters and various platforms in 90 countries, plus available on a range of international airlines.
- Viewing of all short films is FREE
- Viewing fee for one feature film: €1.99
- Festival Pack: €5.99 for access to all available films
Learn to let it go
There’s still time to sign up for the final places in Sophie Dingeman’s Body and Mind Unwind Winter Workshop this weekend in Paris. A respected Feldenkrais® practitioner, Dingeman applies the Feldenkrais Method to “teach the body to think to move minds.” Learn movements that can help you alleviate the stress of the past year and develop muscles to strengthen the body and enhance awareness for the new challenges ahead.
When: Saturday, Jan 14, 2017, 4 pm to 6 pm
Where: Centre de Yoga du Marais, 72 rue du Vertbois, 75003 Paris
Workshop: 40 Euros, in English, Places limited.
To register please contact Sophie by email: email@example.com or book a private session with her by email or phone: +33 6 43 22 31 93