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

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

(February 2 - February 8, 2017)

Things to do in Paris
© Van Clef & Arpels

Mix luxury with fun this week in Paris. Indulge in fabulous jewels and beautiful cars, and the entire family can connect with fantasy portraits, interactive games and more.

The 70’s of Van Cleef & Arpels

Feast your eyes on 70 pieces of exquisite jewelry reflecting the creative years of the 70’s. To celebrate its 70th anniversary, Van Cleef and Arpel, is displaying its famous jewelry of that decade in its Heritage Gallery located in the Place Vendome. You’ll quickly understand why its artisans earned the name “golden hands” for their superior level of savoir faire in jewel-making and sourcing of precious materials. In this collection, you’ll find the famous long-stranded Alhambra necklace and learn why Elizabeth Taylor amassed one of the most impressive collections from this high jewelry maison.

When: Until March 1s, 2017
Where: Van Cleef &Arpels, Salon Patrimoine , 20, place Vendôme 75001 Paris

© Concept and Design Car exhibition

Women love their cars

The world’s best car designers will strut their new models at what is considered the equivalent of Fashion Week for automobiles: The Concept and Design Exhibition. Described as “works of art” and “sources of inspiration” for car lovers, this is an opportunity to oggle and touch the latest state-of-the-art, beautifully designed cars such as the Austin Martin RB001 or the Jacquar I-Pace.

When: February 1 – 5, 2017
Where: Hôtel national des Invalides, 75007 Paris (Entrance on avenue de Tourville, Place Vauban)

Courtesy of Musée en Herbe

Art Invasion Games

Did you know space invaders have arrived in Paris? No, not actual aliens, but pixelated images reminiscent of old video games that have popped up on buildings and sidewalks for years. These are the work of well-known anonymous street artist, Invader who has inserted his creations in cities all over the world, beneath the ocean, and even in space. The Musée en Herbe pays homage to Invader with a playful, interactive exhibit, «Hello My Game Is…», where children from 3 to 103 can explore the world of this singular artist through 100 never-before seen works.

When: January 26 – September 3, 2017 10 am to 7 pm
Where: Musée en Herbe, 23 rue de l’Arbre-Sec 75001 Paris

© Chau Cuong/Hans Lucas/Studio Photo Circulation

Young photographers everywhere!

This is too cool! For the annual Festival de la Jeune Photographie, there are many opportunities to admire the talent of young photographers and even have your photo taken by them. Check out Studio Photo, where every weekend of the festival you can come and be shot alone, with your family or friends, by a professional photographer. Sign up online, enter a real photo studio and pose in the creative world each artist has created to make your photo unique. But hurry – slots are going fast!

When: Through March 5, 2017
Where: Le Centquatre-Paris, 5 rue Curial, 75019 Paris and various locations throughout Paris. See full Program for details.

Did you know that Chinese New Year Celebrations are in full swing this weekend in Paris? Read INSPIRELLE‘s roundup to find out which neighborhoods are hosting street dragon dances.



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