Climate, short films, gastronomy and salsa: our 15 ideas for a good Sunday in Paris

8:00 a.m., May 14, 2022

Treat yourself to a gourmet weekend by tasting the dishes of around thirty great chefs during the Taste of Paris (7th). You can also immerse yourself in Italian gastronomy at the Cultural festival (11th) or share a giant banquet with the residents of Belleville (20th). And to digest, let yourself be tempted by a special Cannes cinema screening with short films from last year’s fortnight (14th) or take a few dance steps at the Jardin Villemin kiosk, to the frenzied rhythms of salsa ( 10th).

Our 10 ideas for outings in Paris

4th arrondissement – Understand everything about the climate

Good reflexes – Simulate a low-carbon life, discover eco-gestures, identify nature in the city, create a cloud… At the Weather and Climate Forum, scientists offer a thousand and one experiences and encounters to understand and act.

Where ? Forecourt of the Town Hall, M° Hôtel-de-Ville. Price: free. Practical information: from 11 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.

5th arrondissement – Notre-Dame on screen

Heritage – The Bernardins dedicate three event weekends to Notre-Dame de Paris. For the first of them, we find the cathedral seen by the cinema, with in particular a projection of the last film by Jean-Jacques Annaud.

Where ? Collège des Bernardins and Cinema Club Schools, M° Maubert-Mutualité. Price: 9 euros per session. Practical information: at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 5.30 p.m.

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7th arrondissement – Signature dishes

Gastronomy – Come and taste the dishes of great chefs while admiring the Eiffel Tower during the Taste of Paris festival, at the ephemeral Grand Palais. About thirty chefs participate, like Mory Sacko, between two cooking classes.

Where ? Ephemeral Grand Palais, M° École-Militaire. Prices: 22 euros. Practical information: from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. or from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

8th arrondissement – In the shoes of an MEP

European- European Commission, Council, Parliament… Difficult to navigate! Since yesterday, Europa Experience has been explaining everything to you in an immersive journey. For example, you can slip into the shoes of a deputy.

Where ? Place de la Madeleine, M° Madeleine. Price: free. Practical information: from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

10th arrondissement – Salsa in the park

Kiosk – The dancers and musicians of the salsa group Los Guajiros await you at the bandstand in the Villemin garden for a ball. Three hours of outdoor concert, during which you are free to join the dance.

Where ? Villemin garden, M° Gare-de-l’Est. Prices: free. Practical information: from 4 p.m.

11th arrondissement – Italian delicacies

Travel – Savor the best of Italian cuisine at the Cultural festival. On the menu: we learn with the best chefs during master classes, we get hands-on with pizzaiolos and we have fun at the ephemeral grocery store.

Where ? Bastille Design Center, M° Richard-Lenoir. Price: 15 euros. Practical information: from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

14th arrondissement – Cannes short films

Movie theater – The L’Entrepôt cinema is screening five short films selected last year at the Cannes Film Festival. Films from around the world, including the Palme d’Or winner All the Crows of the World.

Where ? The Warehouse, M° Pernety. Price: 5 euros. Practical information: at 6:30 p.m.

16th arrondissement – Plastic arts with the family

Creation – Hat, fan or frock coat? At the Maison de Balzac, visual artist Angélique Ivanov invites you to make 19th century fashion accessories with your family during a plastic arts workshop.

Where ? Balzac’s house, M° Passy. Price: 10 euros. Practical information: at 3 p.m.

19th arrondissement – The City of Tech

Virtual reality – The Cité des sciences demystifies technology with its Tête-à-tech festival. Through experiences and encounters, we learn about virtual reality, we discover new means of transport and we admire a demonstration of a hoverboard.

Where ? City of Sciences, M° Porte-de-la-Villette. Price: 12 euros. Practical information: from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

20th arrondissement – Giant banquet

Neighborhood life – In Belleville, restaurateurs, residents and shopkeepers have been cooking since morning to invite you to a giant neighborhood banquet, led by the Écotable Community. After eating, it’s time for games, workshops and a soup-disco.

Where ? Rue de Vaucouleurs, M° Couronnes. Price: free, on registration. Practical information: from 12 noon.

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YVELINES (78) – Siesta in the vegetable garden

Nature – Versailles goes green with its Esprit Jardin festival. On the program: workshops for young and old gardeners, cultural activities around nature and even a musical siesta in the King’s vegetable garden.
Where ? Forecourt of Saint-Louis Cathedral, Versailles. Price: free. Practical information: from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

SEINE-SAINT-DENIS (93) – For the broken hearted

Karaoke – Special “broken hearts” Sunday at 6b in Saint-Denis. Disappointed lovers will be able to attend an eloquence duel, take part in “games of disenchantment and chance” then sing their grief during a karaoke.

Where ? 6b, Saint-Denis. Price: free. Practical information: from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

VAL-DE-MARNE (94) – Tales and zero waste

Festival – The Kremlin-Bicêtre launches its Popular Ecology Festival. Plant market, potting workshops, collaborative picnics, storytelling, introduction to zero waste… Pinel Park is teeming with activities to experiment with ecology on a daily basis.

Where ? Pinel Park, Le Kremlin-Bicetre. Price: free. Practical information: from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Our good addresses for the weekend

Istr (3rd) – Seafood and cocktails

Festive and trendy. Neat decoration, pimped plates. People come here to share a seafood platter washed down with a cocktail (85 euros for two). Prawns (shelled and it’s a bit of a shame), whelks mayo, langoustines and oysters. You can also eat small worldly dishes like a turbot steak, mashed beetroot and hibiscus (17 euros). For purists, the house burger with oysters in special n°1 tempura, lemon ginger mayonnaise, brown crab, wakame seaweed, pomegranate (25 euros).

Istr, 41, rue Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth, (3rd). 7 days a week (non-stop Saturday and Sunday). Such. : 01 43 56 81 25. 7 days a week. A la carte, count between 35 and 40 euros approximately.

Dupin (6th) – Plates to savor

​Here is a cozy address just a stone’s throw from the Bon Marché Rive Gauche. To believe that it was created on purpose to take a break from a shopping day. But not only… You can feel the Rostang touch, generous and enveloping. Dishes to savor, joyful, bistro. A few weeks ago, Alexandre Zida’s oyster mushrooms from Paris, watercress cream, hazelnuts and wood sorrel and chicken egg, delicious; Breton artichokes, smoked sheep cheese, apple and peanuts, spring. For dessert, Guanaja chocolate soufflé, milk flower ice cream, completely maddening.

Dupin, 11, rue Dupin, 6th. Such. : 01 42 22 64 56. Closed Sunday and Monday. Lunch menu: 36 euros and 44 euros. Tasting menu: 89 euros.

Terre (11th) – For foodies

​Two tables on the sidewalk, a common bench and a sunbeam. The card is enticing. It smells like a good bistro, without stylistic effect, just with good ideas. White asparagus, bottarga and bergamot: a fun pairing (13 euros). Then gnocchi, parmesan, peas and ginger butter sauce. The gnocchi lack a bit of softness in their heart, but the rest is damn attractive, peas that crunch to the bite and ginger butter (17 euros). And the dish of the day? Demented: Easter lamb, chops on one side to suck to the bone and, on the other, the flesh to bite your appetite. To accompany it: a delicious combo of peas, salicornia and a potato pan (29 euros). Sweet and indulgent.​ g

Earth, 23, rue de Montreuil, 11th. Closed on Tuesday evening, Sunday and Monday. A la carte, count between 35 and 40 euros approximately.

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Climate, short films, gastronomy and salsa: our 15 ideas for a good Sunday in Paris