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Paris is breath-taking right now! Primroses, poppies and violets cover the Jardin du Luxembourg, the Parc de la Tuilerie and many other parks around the city. Going on a picnic, reading a book or just lying on the grass are great ideas for any sunny afternoon, but don’t forget you are in Paris and May is a month full of events! ÉCU’s staff has selected some of them for you.

ART

lecorbusierLe Corbusier. The measures of man – 29 April 2015 to 3 August 2015 
On April 29th Centre Pompidou inaugurated a retrospective about Le Corbusier. Not only was he a visionary architect, urban planner and theorist of modernity, but also a painter and sculptor. During the visit you can discover how the human body was an essential element in his work regarding the definition of architectural and spatial aspects of composition. Tickets price : €14/€11. For more detailed information click on : https://www.centrepompidou.fr/en

 

europeannightofmuseumEuropean Night of Museum – 16 May 2015
The European Night of Museums is a special event that takes place in Europe since 2004. If you like the adventures of Ben Stiller in “Night at the Museum”, don’t lose this opportunity! You won’t see any stuffed animals or mummies sprung to life, but you’ll have the opportunity to access permanent exhibitions, workshops and concerts for free. For more detailed information click on: http://nuitdesmusees.culturecommunication.gouv.fr/

 

bellevilleOpen doors of artists’ studios in Belleville – 29 May 2015 to 1 June 2015
If you enjoyed the Ateliers d’Artistes (open artists studios day) at 59 rue Rivoli, you should definitely join this event! The association Ateliers d’Artistes de Belleville aims to promote and defend the visual arts in four neighbourhoods (Xe, XIe, XIXe, XXe). The event lasts tree days and it’s a great opportunity for all artists willing to share their creativity with people living in the neighbourhood.
For more detailed information click on: http://ateliers-artistes-belleville.fr/

CONCERTS

jazzfestivalJazz Festival in Saint-German-des-Prés 21 May 2015 to 1 June 2015
The 15th edition of one of the coolest festivals in Paris will take place from May 21th to June 1st. The event will be hosted in Saint-German-des-Prés in amazing locations such as Saint-Sulpice church, Odeon Theatre and Sorbonne University. Visitors can listen to good music and participate in master classes. Check tickets price on : http://festivaljazzsaintgermainparis.com/accueil.

jcoleJ.Cole – 10 May 2015
The American hip hop artist will play at Olympia, in the same room that once welcomed famous singers like Edith Piaf, Rolling Stones and Madonna. Cole has received a Grammy Award nomination for his first studio album « Cole World : The Sideline Story ». Buy your ticket on : http://www.songkick.com/concerts/23046948-j-cole-at-lolympia.

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