Just a couple of minutes from the Champs Elysées, the Fermette Marbeuf is famous not only for its incredible cuisine, but also its décor: full of Art Nouveau flourishes, beautiful tiles and a glass-ceilinged room that has to be seen to be believed, the restaurant is now on the list of France's historical monuments.
Dating from 1898, amazingly it had been completely forgotten, and the original décor removed and covered over. Only in 1978 was part of it revealed by accident and the remainder found in storage in the Paris suburbs. Finally, in 1982 the original décor was reunited and restored.
And the food? Well despite the famous fish and meat dishes, many people deliberatelyleave space for the Ferme Marbeuf's signature dessert: the Grand Marnier soufflé (worth the 15-minute wait). Perhaps you should too?
The Grand Palais will be hosting the modern and contemporary art fair better known as “Artparis” this April...
On this occasion, it will showcase the work of a hundred of the most vibrant French and foreign galleries that appear to be particularly representative of the international modern and contemporary art market.
Retaining its modern-contemporary slant, this significant Parisian art event offers a comprehensive overview of modern art from the 1900s onwards while also featuring a wide range of works by major contemporary artists, French or resident in France, and up-and-coming young artists representing the current French art scene.
“Artparis” brings together about a hundred French and foreign galleries from 14 countries under the glass roof of the Grand Palais over a five-day period.
For this edition, artparis will present a thematic exhibition, specifically dedicated to China Contemporary arts.
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Metro: Line 1 or 9 : Champs Elysees Clemenceau of Franklin D. Roosevelt.