8:00 AM, May 21, 2022
Sunday we take the air and spend! You can choose to celebrate nature in the Jardin des Plantes (5th) put on your skates for a roller-skating party (77), hop on your bike for a little queen party (92) or try out Breton dance (14th). We also travel, with our eyes for the great Indian festival of Holi (16th) or for an oriental art fair (8th), with our ears for a tango concert (19th) and especially with our taste buds, in the Maghreb (11th), Korea ( 6th) or Japan (94).
Our 10 ideas for trips in Paris
1st – The image in all its states
Festival – Last day for the first edition of the Jeu de Paume festival, Fata Morgana, dedicated to the different sizes and shapes of the statue. Performances, listening sessions and encounters with artists are on the program.
True ? Palm game, M° Concorde. Price: festival pass at 20 euros, otherwise from 7.50 to 12 euros. Free under conditions. Practical info: from 11 am to 7 pm jedepaume.org
2nd – Collection drawing
Living room – In the historic setting of the Palais Brongniart, more than 1,000 drawings are brought together for the Salon du Dessin. An internationally renowned event for collectors and amateurs.
True ? Palais Brongniart, M° Bourse. Price: from 7.50 to 15 euros, free for children under 18. Practical information: from 11 am to 8 pm salondudessin.com
5th – Nature celebrates
Animation – The Jardin des Plantes celebrates biodiversity during this nature festival weekend. Dedicated village, listening sessions, film concerts, guided tours, workshops… For all ages and all curiosities.
Find all the animations of the Nature Festival on this link
True ? Jardin des Plantes, M° Gare-d’Austerlitz. Prices: free. Practical information: from 10 am to 7 pm jardindesplantesdeparis.fr
6th – Prints through the ages
Fair – A journey from the 15th century to the present day to trace the history of printmaking, a versatile art technique that still appeals to contemporary creators. All in the emblematic Cordeliers Monastery.
True ? Refectory of the Couvent des Cordeliers, M° Odéon. Price: from 5 to 10 euros, free up to 17 years. Practical info: from 11 am to 6 pm parisprintfair.fr
8th – Oriental Contemporary Art Fair
To travel – A journey to the heart of North Africa and the Middle East. About a hundred artists recognized in their respective countries exhibit in Paris during the Menart Fair to introduce people to the modern and contemporary oriental art scene.
True ? Cornette de Saint-Cyr, M° Ternes. Prices: free, by reservation. Practical information: from 12h to 19h menart-fair.com
14th – Fest-deiz in Paris
Breton dance – Revise your Breton dance steps and get ready for the closing Fest-deiz of the Breton celebrations. Singers and musicians from the Mission Bretonne and the Ile-de-France Breton scene will provide the show.
True ? Breton Mission, M° Vavin. Price: free. Practical info: from 3 pm. missionbretonne.bzh
16th – Celebrated the festival of colors
traditions – On the occasion of Holi, a major traditional festival, the Jardin d’Acclimatation sets in the Indian era: local gastronomy, traditional make-up, traditional music and dance… All topped off by the traditional release of colors.
True ? Jardin d’Acclimatation, M° Les Sablons. Price: 7 euros entry to the park, free entry to parties. Practical information: from 12 noon. jardindacclimatation.fr
17th – Pop Up Flea Market
vintage – Vintage crockery, decoration, second-hand furniture… The Balizinzin sisters, inveterate bargain hunters, are organizing the 11th edition of their pop-up flea market. Find the best gold nugget.
True ? 131, rue Legendre, M° Brochant. Price: free. Practical information: from 10 am to 7 pm Instagram @Balizinzin
19th – Tango Sunday
Concert – Rediscover the musical heritage of the Argentine composer and bandoneonist Astor Piazzolla, thanks to the Quinteto. Louise Jallu, representative of the new tango wave, provides the first part.
True ? Philharmonie de Paris, M° Porte-de-Pantin. Price: from 32 to 40 euros. Practical info: at 4.30 pm philharmoniedeparis.fr
20th – Belleville workshops open house
Exposure – Go behind the scenes of art. The workshops in the Belleville district open their doors. Painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, photography… Nearly 150 artists and collectives share their world with you.
True ? Rue de Vaucouleurs, M° Couronnes. Price: free, with registration. Practical information: from 12 noon. facebook.com/ecotable
Our 3 tips in Île-de-France
Seine-et-Marne (77) – Hits of the 80s
party skating – Put on your inline skates, your neon t-shirts and your flared jeans to join the Rollers Disco Party at the Imaginarium. A gigantic track to slide and dance to the sound of the best disco hits.
True ? The Imaginarium, Lagny-sur-Marne. Price: 13.50 euros for adults with roller skate rental, 11.50 euros for children from 6 to 15 years. Practical information: from 3 pm to 7 pm imaginariumexperience.fr
Hauts-de-Seine (92) – Cycling Day
walks – The two-wheeler is in the spotlight! Borrow a bike and set off to discover the Blue Boardwalk, a rehabilitated towpath. Decoration and repair workshops and entertainment are offered throughout the day.
True ? Michel-Ricard Stadium, Rueil-Malmaison. Price: Free entrance, children’s helmet compulsory. Practical information: from 10 am to 7 pm destination.hauts-de-seine.fr
Val-d’Oise (95) – Encounters from here and elsewhere
street performances – A horse show, a musical walk and a circus with acrobatic lifts. On the occasion of the 34th Rencontres d’ici et d’ailleurs, 13 participatory events are offered free of charge throughout the city, for everyone.
True ? City Stadium, Jean-Jacques Rousseau intersection, Place de la Résistance, Garges-lès-Gonesse. Price: free. Practical information: from 8 am to 8 pm opposito.fr
Our good addresses for the weekend
Mokoloco (11th) – A nugget where you can taste North African cuisine
This bistro has the feel of a sandwich shop. Moreover, it was one before the owners, the same as Mokonuts (also in the 11th), decided to turn it into a restaurant where you can also leave with a “dwich” during lunch. In this hallway is the kitchen behind the bar and a handful of tables. With a view of the street on one side, the courtyard on the other.
Since the reconversion, Mokoloco and his micropiano have been a cheerful playground for daring young conductors, who take turns in residence. After Marcel Khalil Hanna and Filipino chef Erica Paredes, place for Johann Barichasse. In the plates last Saturday, to share, it is North Africa in the mouth. Super-gourmet zucchini fritters, feta cream and herb salad (11 euros); Maakouda, deep-fried mashed potatoes, bursting with flavor (13 euros); Tunisian ojja, a kind of chakchouka with tomato sauce, egg, merguez sausage and harissa (15 euros). Sunny and generous. A nuggets kitchen.
Mokoloco, 74, rue de Charonne (11th). Sunday and Monday closed. From Tuesday to Friday, lunch, menus: 20 euros and 24 euros. Count around forty euros in the evening. Brunch on Saturday. Such an. : 09 51 05 80 88.
Table de Mee (6th) – All the flavors of Korea
It is the little sister of Bistrot Mee, the happy eldest of the Gwon family close to the Tuileries (1st). For their Table de Mee, they crossed the Seine and settled on the Left Bank with Zachary Buis, a well-equipped Canadian who oversees the selection of natural wines.
One night off the leash it steered heavily behind the kitchen bar. The plates smoked, the plates danced from table to table and everywhere smelled of Korea. Skipping the menu, we tasted aubergine fritters, crispy on the outside, soft on the inside (8 euros); vermicelli baked with baby vegetables and very tasty minced beef (9 euros). Dingueries: a beef stew with pear juice and soy sauce (19 euros), and ground beef sautéed with garlic, leek and chili (19 euros). The set was accompanied by a nice bowl of rice. Mee’s Table does what it wants.
Mee’s table, 6, rue des Ciseaux (6th). Sunday and Monday closed. A la carte, count around forty euros. Such an. : 01 43 54 42 56.
Shinkyo (94) – The “Japanese” neighborhood in Vincennes
Shinkyo clashes a bit. It’s not a trendy bistro, nor is it a hipster-packed takeaway. It’s just the “Japanese” canteen we’d like to have downstairs. The facility is clean and efficient. And the few Christmas baubles that were still on the shelves last week even have a certain charm. But the alluring asset of the house, aside from the absolutely adorable and caring service, is the fish, which is extremely fresh. We eat these “Japanese classics” that we love: tuna sushi, salmon sushi, the two fondants, maki, breaded shrimp, octopus and sea bass. Our favorite, the nagi, a mix of tuna, salmon and California maki. And also, on a slice of carrot, steamed ravioli with tender belly and shrimp. A small warm place that is always filled to the brim.
Shinkyo, 170bis, Avenue de Paris, Vincennes (94). Menus between 12.50 and 29.90 euros. Closed on Sundays. Such an. : 01 43 65 51 24.