The first major tribute to the king of Surrealism, Salvador Dali, since 1979 is now open at the Centre Pompidou. This extensive exhibit shows over 200 works, which are shown chronologically in three themed categories. Also on display are rare drawings, photos, objets, and excerpts from film and television shows. The show promises to be a blockbuster, as the show in 1979 was the most attended show in the history of the museum, so be prepared for long lines. My recommendation is to go at night after 6PM as the museum is open till 9PM on most nights.
Till March 25
Rue Beaubourg, 75004
Metro: Hotel de Ville or Rambuteau
Open 11AM till 9PM except Tuesday, Thursday till 11PM
Sainte Chapelle Christmas Concerts
The quintessential Christmas event in Paris is the holiday concert series at Sainte Chapelle. Listen to gorgeous music surrounded by the equally gorgeous stained glass windows.
December 8, 9, 15, 15, 21–31
Ice Skating at Grand Palais/Grand Palais des Glaces
The grandest structure in all of Paris will now have the grandest ice skating rink in the city, measuring 1800 meters in size, the largest rink in France ever created. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights the rink goes nocturnal from 8PM to 2AM with a special light show and a DJ. Skate rentals are available.
December 13 to January 6
3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008
Metro: Champs Elysees- Clemenceau
Jean Pierre Ponnelle, one of the great opera directors of the 20th century, made his mark with this magical version of the classic Cinderella story put to music by the master Rossini.
December 7,10,13,23,26, 27
In addition to my Eye Prefer Paris Tours, we now offer Eye Prefer New York Tours, 3-hour walking tours of New Yorkís best neighborhoods including Soho, Meatpacking/West Village & Tribeca. Tours cost $195 for up to 3 people and $65 for each additional person.Come take a bit of the Big Apple on an Eye Prefer New York Tour!
Come experience my blog ìliveî with my Eye Prefer Paris Tours, which are 3-hour walking tours I lead. The Eye Prefer Paris Tour includes many of the places I have written about such as small museums & galleries, restaurants, cafes & food markets, secret addresses, fashion & home boutiques, parks, and much more.Tours cost 195 euros for up to 3 people, and 65 euros for each additional person. I look forward to meeting you on my tours and it will be my pleasure and delight to show you my insiders Paris. www.eyepreferparistours.com
New! Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes
I am happy to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes. Come take an ethnic culinary journey with me and chef and caterer Charlotte Puckette, co-author of the bestseller The Ethnic Paris Cookbook (with Olivia Kiang-Snaije). First we will shop at a Paris green-market for the freshest ingredients and then return to Charlotteís professional kitchen near the Eiffel Tower to cook a three-course lunch. After, we will indulge in the delicious feast we prepared along with hand-selected wines.
Cost: 185 euros per person (about $240)
Time: 9:30AM- 2PM (approximately 4 1/2 hours)
Location: We will meet by a metro station close to the market
Class days: Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
Minimum of 2 students, maximum 6 students.
Click here to sign up for the next class or for more info.