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February 2015 Eye Need to Do’s: In the Time of Klimt, Benjamin Millepied, Carnaval De Paris & Salon De Agriculture

By Eyepreferparis88 @eyepreferparis


In the Time of Klimt, The Vienna Succession
An exploration of the Art Nouveau movement in the early 1900s from Vienna with Klimt at the helm, this new exhibit shows 180 works from the Belvedere Museum in Vienna. Besides Klimt’s major pieces the show also features furniture, jewels, historic documents, and ceramics by artists and architects Adolf Loos, Josef Hoffman, Egon Schiele, and Oskar Kokoschka.
February 12 – June 21
2-8 rue Vignon, 75008
Metro: Madeleine
Open Tuesday to Sunday , 10:30AM-6:30PM


Benjamin Millepied, the new director of the Paris Opera Ballet has added a last minute piece, Together Alone danced by Aurelie Dupont and Herve Moreau, to the already existing program of three short pieces Paul/Rigal/Lock choreographed by Nicolas Paul.
February 3,5,6, 9,13,14,16,20
Opera Garnier
Metro: Opera


Carnaval de Paris
Come celebrate Carnaval in Paris this year. The parade is in the 18th arr. and the theme this year is knights, dragons, and chatelaines.
February 15


Salon de Agriculture
The annual agriculture and farm fair has massive pavilions with endless aisles of food purveyors with samples of regional cheeses, wines, meats, foie gras, sausages, crepes, and many other delectable foods. There are also animal competitions with over 330 breeds of animals including cows and bulls; draft horses, ponies and donkeys; goats, billy goats, sheep, rams and ewes; rabbits,pigs and dogs. Every year Salon de Agriculture selects a mascot and this year it’s Filouse(photo above) a red Flamande cow bred by Dominique Macke.

February 21-March 1
9AM-7PM, Wednesday & Thursday till 8PM
Porte de Versailles
Metro: Porte de Versailles

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 Charlotte's 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: 195 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,Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Minimum of 2 students, maximum 6 students.
Click here to sign up for the next class or for more info.


I am pleased as punch to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Tours, which are 3-hour walking tours I will personally be leading. 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 225 euros for up to 3 people, and 75 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.
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Click here to watch a video of our famous Marais tour

February 2015 Eye Need to Do’s: In the Time of Klimt, Benjamin Millepied, Carnaval de Paris & Salon de Agriculture

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