07 September 2009

Bob L'Eponge

If you think you've seen SpongeBob in his wackiest state, wait 'til you've seen him in the exhibition which portrays him as an art icon. In your most serious state, contemplate at his portrayal on some of the famous paintings. See if you can try your luck not to laugh.

SpongeBob's own version of Salvador Dali's Persistance de la Memoire

SpongeBob's version of Georges Seurat's Un Dimanche apres-midi a l'ile de la Grande Jatte

SpongeBob's version of Grant Wood's American Gothic

SpongeBob's version of Da Vinci's L'Homme de Vitruve

SpongeBob's version of Sandro Botticelli's La Naissance de Venus

SpongeBob as Vincent van Gogh's Autoportrait a l'oreille bandee

I love SpongeBob... and Patrick too.

Pavillon De l'eau
July 10-November 21
Entrée libre

Cinéma au clair de lune

In selected open areas in Paris, under the moonlight, French films are shown to the public, absolutely FREE.

August 5-23


Tarzan (and Jane) lost in the jungles of Musee du quai Branly. The museum exposes Tarzan and friends, complete with activities and jungle-related treats for kids.

Musee du quai Branly
June 16-September 27
Acces Libre on first Sunday of the month

04 September 2009

Festival Paris Cinema

A showcase of works from international filmakers, as well as a chance for the public to view the films for a special rate of 5 euros per screening.

For the film enthusiasts who hold no money in their pockets, Retour de Flamme is an early Christmas gift-a must-see of special silent film screenings held in Centquatre.

On its closing day, Centquatre opens its doors to the public for a free cine-concert of Kenji Mizoguchi’s Oyuki the Virgin. A party is also held to cap off the festival.

03 September 2009

Free 10-minute Massage

If you can bear being a feast to the eyes of passers-by, then you might as well avail of the free 10-minute massage sessions in Pont St. Louis. Just don't forget to toss in a few coins into the chapeau for tips.

Le Festival FNAC Indetendances

Just when I needed music to drive away the bad spirits enveloping my soul, FNAC was there to help cure my beaten-up self-esteem. Fortunately, as I am as thin as a stick, everytime I watched a gig, I always managed to squeeze myself in at the front row.

The ultimate music to my ears came from Naive New Beaters and CirKus avec Neneh Cherry. Others who performed were La Casa, Joseph d'Anvers, The Bewitched Hands on the Top of our Head, Peter von Poehl, Charlie Winston, Flow, Fujiya & Miyagi, Krystle Warren, Chinese Man, Soldout, etc.


Parvis de l'Hotel de Ville
July 25-August 15

Cinema En Plein Air

Paris does get sweeter in the summer when you get the opportunity to spread your picnic blanket in the grass, share a bottle of wine and chips with friends and watch interesting films in a giant inflatable screen for FREE!

Into the Wild, Broken Flowers, Brokeback Mountain, Little Miss Sunshine, Amistad are just some of the popular films shown to public.

Parc de la Villette
Metro: Porte de Pantin
July 15-August 16
Acces Libre et Gratuit

Paris Plages

Paris creates its own beach. Every year, since 2002, the Seine is transformed into a summer-friendly destination. Everyone of all ages can immerse their bodies in an aquagym, munch snacks from the kiosks, shake their booties in dance workshops, or simply enjoy basking in the hot hot Parisian sun.

10 August 2009

Free Flavored Water

What could be more refreshing under the Parisian summer heat than a plastic cupful of free flavored water. Quench thy thirst as Paris promotes its eau du robinet.

Parvis de l'Hotel de Ville