Louvre des Antiquaires 250 galleries, 30 art specialities In front of the Louvre Museum, the Louvre des Antiquaires is a must in the lineup of Paris cultural institutions. 250 antique and jewelry galleries offer a broad range of specialties that can satisfy both the quest of an astute collector and the desires of an ordinary dealer.
The Louvre des Antiquaires is an exceptional concentration of rare objects, jewelry, paintings, furniture, collector's items and antiques
Several galleries also offer temporary theme-based exhibits that allow the public to discover new facets of art.
Louvre des Antiquaires
2 place des Palais Royal 75001 Paris
Metro: Palais Royal - Musee du Louvre
Open from Tuesday to Sunday inclusive, from 11am to 7pm.
01 42 97 27 27 Free Access www.louvre-antiquaires.com
eating and drinking
until the 08 / 30 / 2013
Le Fumoir Upscale brasserie behind the Louvre Set opposite the Louvre, between the rue de Rivoli and the church of Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois, Le Fumoir is one of the busiest and most trendy cafes in Pari. Its large windows, sofas, leather armchairs, cocktails, books and international press make it an ideal afternoon meeting place.
Supposedly, it has a little library at the back where you can sit and read. It has a very chic, smoky atmosphere, full of stylish fashion and art establishment types talking business over their drinks and laptop.
6 rue de l'Amiral Coligny 75001 Paris
Opening hours : daily 11am-2pm; full menu daily noon-3pm and 7-11:30pm
Metro : Louvre Rivoli +33 1 42 92 00 24 € 5 to 30 satellite-productions.fr/Le_Fumoir.html
Soon in PARIS
from the 06 / 15 / 2013 to the 09 / 20 / 2013
Bobin'o Wild nights in Montparnasse Bobin'o, the cabaret of Montparnasse offers an extraordinary show with dozens of numbers from over 40 performers in more than 200 costumes.
Relax in the lounge on the mezzanine level, which overlooks the restaurant area and offers a fantastic view of the performances. For those who love to dance, the club is open until 1AM and 6AM on Fridays and Saturdays.
14 rue de la Gaité 75014 Paris
Metro: Montparnasse 08 2000 9000 www.bobino.fr
from the 07 / 19 / 2013 to the 08 / 18 / 2013
Paris Plage The Paris beach festival The Paris Plage has become an institutionn during 30 days, the Seine and the lakeside at la Villette basin are transformed into a unique beach resort with tons of sand, deck chairs, beach umbrellas, hammocks and palm trees.
Paris Plages is a chance for visitors to see Paris in a whole new light. People come along to have fun or relax, to play pétanque, do their tai chi, jump on the trampoline or play some badminton. You can even attend classes for ballroom dancing or tropical dance.
Meanwhile, children are ably catered for with the many playgroups that are organised. And at nightfall, the many nocturnal events take over.
Along the River Seine
Metro : Hôtel de Ville, Pont Neuf, Châtelet, Pont Marie
In La Villette Park
Metro : Porte de Pantin and Porte de la Villette Free Access www.paris-plages.fr