Jan 27th, 2018, 07:22 PM

February Preview

By Lorenza Aranda
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Your February guide to all of the musts in Paris.

Paris is a city where you will never get bored. Whether it is museums, streets, events or restaurants, you can always find something new. It is normal not to want to get out your comfort zone and go to the same places every weekend, or maybe you're just feeling lazy. Worry no more since your guide to fashion, entertainment, museums, activities and culinary experiences in Paris that you cannot miss this month is here. 

Entertainment


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Swan Lake: From February 14 to 18 the Russian State Opera's ballet and orchestra will present a performance of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake on the stage of the Palais des Congrès. Prices go from €42 to €75. 

MGMT: On Feb. 5 the American rock band formed in 2002 will be playing in La Cigale. Tickets available.

The Chainsmokers: On Feb. 20 the Grammy-winning American DJ Duo consisting of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart will be playing at La Villette. Prices go from €40 to €55 and tickets are available.

Museums 


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Debora Neff at Maison Rouge: From Feb. 23 to May 20 Debora Neff is showing for the first time—outside the United States—her collection Black Dolls; an ensemble of many African-American artisanal dolls and pictures from 1850 to 1940. The exhibition will be held at Maison Rouge. 

César: Until Mar. 26 the Pompidou Center is holding a major retrospective exhibition of French sculptor César Baldaccini's work. 

Fashion


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Paris Fashion Week: The most important event of the fashion world takes place here in Paris from Feb. 27 to Mar. 6. The most famous designers will be showing the ready to wear fall-winter collections.

Activities


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Carnaval de Paris: On Feb. 11 the costume-themed parade based on the 16th-century tradition will be held in Paris. The joyful parade will start at Place Gambetta and conclude at the Place de la République. There is not a fee to join the parade. 

Taste of the Marais and St Germain: Every weekend this month "Paris by Mouth" will be holding food tastings in Le Marais and St. Germain. The tours are approximately 3 hours long, conducted in English and are  €110 per person. 

Restaurants

Hugo and Co: Originally from Cambodia, a business student turned chef Tommy Gousset (Tommy and Co.) is opening his second restaurant in Paris. Hugo and Co. will have a mix of French and international cuisine; calling all foodies! 

The un-missables and the musts


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Pop art at the Musée de Maillol: The Whitney Museum of art in NY lent most of his pop art collection to the Musée de Maillol. The exhibition will close on Feb. 21.

MoMa at the Louis Vuitton foundation: February is the last month to see the 200 artworks lent by the MoMa, tracing the museum's story at the Louis Vuitton Foundation.