There are lots of stereotypes when it comes to a Valentine’s date. Some of the old cliches are great when delivered well. It can be difficult to beat a romantic dinner for two at a top restaurant, followed by an evening’s entertainment at the theatre. Add in a romantic walk and some luxury chocolates and it is many people’s idea of heaven. But, there are other places to enjoy a romantic date that do things a little differently.
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This winter, the Jardin des Plantes will be the host to a series of incredible light statues in the shapes of animals. The idea is that families can wander through the park at their own pace and make great discoveries – a little like an illuminated safari.
Summer in Paris means plenty of chances to enjoy life “en plain air”, and there is no better example than the Festival Classique au Vert series of concerts. These concerts run from August 11th until September 2 and make great use of the pavilion areas within the gardens. The different concerts blend a fusion of American classics, jazz standards and more familiar classical greats.
On September 15th and 16th, Paris opens its doors to you. Visit the city’s museums, institutions and monuments for free on the occasion of the Journées du Patrimoine (Heritage Days), allowing you to explore the magnificent cultural heritage of the capital. During this unique weekend, a host of Parisian cultural venues invite you to enjoy enriching and fascinating visits. It’s a weekend not to be missed.
The story of Edith Piaf is one that resonates with a lot of people today. Those in the industry can relate to the hardships and sacrifices made and the contrasts when the big break comes. Others are drawn to the rags to riches story, one that is more extreme than many imagine if they are not familiar with Piaf’s lifestyle and upbringing.
Film festivals are the perfect opportunity to see something a little different in the world of cinema. The Silhouette Festival at Paris is where emerging talents have the chance to see their work screened before a large audience.