Paris: the best city for a good cultural injection
I used to live in Paris. I don’t anymore, but it felt good to be back again. First to visit friends, then for graduation, it’s nice to go back to one of my homes.
Paris is one of the most touristic cities I know, and yet when I’m there I don’t have that stupid need to do all the typical touristic things. Besides graduation and seeing everyone again from all the corners in Europe, I took these days to enjoy a good old cultural injection, both gastronomic and artistic. They’re both mandatory in Paris, I really do think so.
Going to Maison de la Truffe or Joel Robuchon’s L’Atelier is always a delicious experience, you have the best food you’ve ever had and talk about it for a year, always wishing you could go back. But Paris is not only about the fancy restaurants, in fact, every little bistro or brasserie will make it possible for you to have a very tasty french meal.
Other than gastronomy, I tried the Inside exhibition at Palais de Tokyo, which was really cool. A lot of creepy interpretations and videos of whatever the “inside” means for different artists, but also many interesting installations and sculptures.
And then, at Pompidou there was a maquette exhibition of Frank Ghery’s architecture projects, from his early houses in California to the arts centres and music venues all over the world.
And finally, after looking at the maquette of the Louis Vuitton Foundation, I actually went to Bois de Bolougne to properly see the building. There were no exhibitions yet, but it was totally worth it to go and see the museum building. It is absolutely beautiful!
And finally, I guess when in Paris, all roads lead to Eiffel Tower…