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Concierge suggestions March 24

As every month, find suggestions and advice from our concierges to enhance your stay at Le Narcisse Blanc.‍

The show of the moment

Don Quixote at the Opéra Bastille

Inspired by Marius Petipa's choreography, Rudolf Nureyev's Don Quixote is a veritable feast of dance with a Spanish accent. The soloists and the Corps de Ballet are carried away in ensembles and pas de deux to the sound of lively music. Written in the 17th century, Cervantes' novel recounts the adventures of Don Quixote, an idealist who lives in books and one day decides to ride across Spain alongside the naive Sancho Pança. In Nureyev's ballet, they meet Kitri and Basilio. Despite Kitri's father's resistance, the two lovers use every trick in the book - from a puppet show to a fake suicide - to find each other. In the end, it's Don Quixote who brings the happy ending, after battling windmills and crossing paths with Cupid, Dulcinea and the Queen of the Dryads. The costumes and shimmering sets enhance this lively, delightful work.

Exhibitions of the month

Yves Saint Laurent "Transparence" from February 9 to August 25: At the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris, 4 avenue Marceau Paris 16ème

The exhibition focuses on transparency as Yves Saint Laurent's preferred artistic expression. Some forty textile pieces are presented. These are accompanied by elements of the creative process: sketches, tracing patterns, photographs and accessories, as well as a series of drawings inspired by Goya's paintings. Works by modern and contemporary artists echo Yves Saint Laurent's creations.

Notre Dame de Paris, des bâtisseurs aux restaurateurs, until June 1 at the Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine, 1 place du Trocadéro Paris 16ème.

We take a look at this exceptional restoration project, which brings together many players in the long line of builders who have shaped the history of this world heritage site. In the heart of Paris and in numerous workshops throughout France, journeymen, craftsmen, architects, engineers and researchers are working to return the cathedral to worship and to visitors in 2024. The exhibition provides an insight into the materiality of the cathedral, from the Middle Ages to the current restoration project.

An evening with the Impressionists 1874, from March 26 to August 11 at the Musée d'Orsay Paris 7eme.

This immersive expedition invites you to relive the opening night of the first Impressionist exhibition through virtual reality. A unique journey back in time to share with family and friends. The exhibition, which opened in the photographer Nadar's former studio at 8pm on April 15, 1874, brought together independent artists who had chosen to exhibit outside the official Salon. Their names included Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Berthe Morisot, Paul Cézanne, Camille Pissarro and Edgar Degas.

Equipped with a virtual reality headset, visitors discover the hushed atmosphere of the first Impressionist exhibition and meet the painters and places that marked the beginnings of the movement, from the studio of painter Frédéric Bazille to Le Havre, where Monet painted his famous Impression, Soleil Levant.

Restaurant of the month

MonSquare a little corner of paradise in the heart of the 7th arrondissement (31 rue Saint Dominique - Paris)

Quentin de Fleuriau, a young man in his thirties, after ten years of happy experience with the Costes brothers, has chosen to open his first restaurant opposite Square Samuel Rousseau on Rue Casimir Perrier, which he has named Mon Square. The playful, sophisticated decor was created by Florence Lopez, scenographer of atypical places, who designed the furniture with emerald agate and rose quartz accents, the precious Bars, the Toilettes-écrins and the Terrace-garden. Quentin and Florence have chosen three artists to accompany the history and spirit of this décor. Sacha Floch Poliakoff, a young artist, for his beautiful hand-painted canvases in the Salon Vert and Salon Rose. And his poetic designs for menus and logos. Bela Silva, a prolific Lisbon artist, for his dreamlike fireplace, the birds and tree in the bar, and the toilet ceilings, all original ceramic creations. Mathias Kiss, an eccentric visual artist, for his intimate Salon privatif of mirrors and painted skies.