Sometimes the best thing about a museum is the building itself. The Musée Jean-Jacques Henner is one three floors of a 19th century townhouse in the smart 17th arrondissement, just next to the sweet parc Monceau.
Although Henner never lived or worked here, it was the studio of artists Guillaume Dubufe, whose work can be seen on the ceiling of the luxurious Train Bleu restaurant, in the library of the Sorbonne, or in the foyer of the Comedie Française.
Legend has it that the building was also the inspiration for Emile's Zola novel "Lola".
Freshly re-opened after renovation work to make it wheelchair-accessible and to restore certain rooms to their original colours (after a dodgy 70s paint job) the museum includes works by the artist on loan from the Louvre and Musée d'Orsay - the largest collection of his work in the world - as well as paintings, drawing and sculptures by other artists, taken from Henner's own collection.
The Paris International Sailing and Watersports Fair
Fair has always aimed to share the joy of being on the water with as wide an audience as possible. This annual event is one of the most significant in the nautical world: There will be no fewer than 1,200 exhibitors (Beneteau, Jeanneau, Windward Islands ) and 1,500 brands representing the international sailing scenario. The show is split into different areas which include boarding/skiing, power, speed and performance, sailing events, diving, rental offers, tourism, equipment sales, canoeing and kayaking, rowing, speedboats, services and a specialist bookshop.
Place de la Porte de Versailles
Metro: Porte de Versailles or Balard