Sixth edition, January 2014
We wish you all the best for this new year and hope you had wonderful holidays.
But now that you’re back, let the real party begin:
In order for you to enjoy your return in Paris and on the campus we have dug up
some good adresses and investigated about nice things to do in the Capital. Relax around a
shisha or chat around tapas with your friends, enjoy some good music at the Music City and
go visit the exhibitions we have tested for you while you still have the time because the
welcome week is coming and won’t leave you any time off.
On the programm?
Food and drinks with the welcome drink, the « cusson » and the French dinner
Culture with a visit of the Louvre by night and a visit of Paris
Party with The Boat Party, as well as a tour of the best bars in Paris
Meetings with the buddy opperation and the presentation of HEC associations
And finally shopping with an afternoon at IKEA…
We hope you’ll enjoy it all `
IS’ cultural pole
2) Bars and clubs
4) Visits and tours
II) THE WELCOME WEEK
MAISON F RESTAURANT:
Do you like fries? If yes don’t hesitate and run to the
Maison F, one of the best places to eat original and
delicious home-made fries (3 types) with well cooked
meat in a cosy atmosphere.
There is also a cocktail bar opened until 1:30AM except
on Sundays and Mondays
3 rue Rougemont, 75 009 Paris, Metro Grands Boulevards
Noon: Mo. to Fr. from 00PM to 2PM
Evenings: Tu. to Sa. from 7:30PM to 10:30PM
See the menu at
RESTAURANT LA MANGERIE:
In the very heart of the Marais, La Mangerie welcomes you with its gastronomic tapas. Enjoy a
nice evening or afternoon in a very friendly atmosphere. Serge, the owner, has always a nice
word for everybody and he will help you to choose between the numerous and original tapas,
cheeseboards, assorted meats and treats that you can easily share with your friends. Everything
is home made and tastes delicious. A really famous address in Paris!
7 Rue de Jarente, 75004 Paris, near Saint Paul metro
Mo. to Fr. from 6PM to 11PM and until 00PM on Sa.
See the menu at http://la-mangerie.com/au-menu (>€15)
ANDY WAHLOO (Shisha and tapas)
Located inside a residence of Henri IV, Andy
Wahloo offers a Mediterranean kemia tapas bar
and an unusual interior mixing south of France
decor and pop art like that of Andy Warhol. The
reception is impeccable and warm... Guaranteed is
a great experience with friends listening to oriental
music and perhaps smoking shisha.
69 Rue des Gravilliers 75003 Paris
Metro Réaumur - Sébastopol ou Arts et Métiers
Mo. to Sa. from 6PM to 2AM
See the menu at:
THE 4 ELEMENTS CLUB
This place, as the name hints, is divided into 4 spaces each representing one element: air, water,
fire, earth. The fire space offers sharp DJ mixes, calm reigns supreme in the earth section, and
the water area is the most refreshing. The air room is dedicated to smokers. Massages are
offered, depending on the mood of the visitor, so to speak.
149 Rue Amelot 75011 Paris,
Metro Oberkampf or
We. to Sa. from 5PM to 2AM
YSL & CARTIER
If you are interested in French luxury tradition, January
will be a fantastic time for you to learn more about it! First, you
can go to the cinema and see the movie Yves Saint Laurent, a
biopic about the ascent of this famous fashion designer. You’ll
have your dose of beautiful dresses and haute couture shows.
You didn’t have enough? Go to Le Grand Palais for the
exhibition “Cartier: le Style et l’Histoire”. You will learn about
the history of this great jewellery house but you will also be
able to admire their greatest
WHERE? Grand Palais
WHEN? Until the 16th of February
Everyday from 10AM to 8PM (to 10PM on We.)
HOW MUCH? €9 (but don’t forget the sesame pass!)
“PIXAR, 25 ANS D’ANIMATION”
The famous exhibition inaugurated in the
MoMA in New York has arrived in Paris! It is
a great occasion to see original pieces such as
drawings, original sketches, storyboards and
sculptures from the movies you all know! Toy
Story, Ratatouille, Finding Nemo, and all the
others will have no longer any secret for you!
WHERE? Art Ludique, le Musée
34 Quai d'Austerlitz 75013
WHEN? Until March the 2nd
Mo. to Fr. From 11AM to 7PM
Sa. To Su. From 10AM to 8PM
HOW MUCH? €11 (Buy it online to avoid
To celebrate the release of the last season of the serie, la FNAC, this famous entertainment
shops chain has just opened an unusual exhibition dedicated to Walter, Jessie and the others in
their shop in the Forum des Halles. So if you go there to enjoy the winter sales, don’t forget to
step by and to dive into the very special atmosphere of this fantastic serie! And it’s FREE!
WHERE? La Fnac Forum des Halles, Metro Chatelet les halles
WHEN? Until February the 2nd , shopping hours
THE MANOIR DE PARIS
Have you ever heard of the strange disappearance of the
porter of the Val-de-Grace, found eleven years later in the
catacombs of Paris? Do you know the history of the Nile
crocodile, found in March 1984 in the sewers of Pont-Neuf ?
Or the green lady of the subway, stabbed in her carriage?
Enter the corridors of the Paris Manor and discover some of
the greatest legends of the capital.
Meet the murderous barber and his friend the bloodthirsty
pastry cook, the ghost of the Opera Garnier and the sorceress
of the Marais for a paranormal adventure. The Manoir de
Paris is two hours of thrills and anxiety across 1,000 m² of
tour that is 23 mysterious rooms on two floors that depict 17
legends. Within the programme are a few surprises concocted
by your hosts for tasty moments of cold sweat. Take it or leave
Price: €22,50 (Hours to be checked at http://lemanoirdeparis.fr/accueil )
18 Rue de Paradis, 75010 Paris, Metro Poissonière
THE HIDDEN FACE OF PARIS
You thought you knew everything about Paris? The 3rd edition
of hidden face of Paris will prove you wrong! Over 3 days, more
than 90 secret places, whether unusual or inaccessible most of the
time, will open their doors and bring to life about a hundred of
original adventures in the heart of Paris and its suburbs. What
more? The details of the visits and experiences will be revealed
only after you make the reservation! Just trust the mysterious
theme and the enigmatic text to make up your mind.
For example, last year the hidden face of Paris offered to discover
the backstage of Moulin Rouge or of the Stade de France, to
climb on the Paris Observatory, to enter the storage of the Musée
des Arts et Métiers or to attend an Oxmo Puccino concert in a
Check their website for visits:
42, rue des Jeûneurs 75002 Paris,
Metro Grands boulevards
Price range: €0 to €20
In 2014, those curious will be able to ”set foot in a golden
institution that has created our greatest athletes; immerse in
country of the obelisks makers; enter a very private
contemporary art gallery; recognize false-appearances and
imitations...” This third edition will also celebrate the arrival of the
Artistic Parentheses: musical, cinema or theater rendezvous in
Reservations for participating to these events (a third of which
are free of charge) will be made on two dates: the 10th and the
22nd of January. Be quick, seats go fast!
CITÉ DE LA MUSIQUE
Opening hours: Variable, make sure to check before going
Address: 221 Avenue Jean Jaurès, metro Porte de Pantin
Prices: Depending on event
An avant-garde building imagined by the architect Christian de Portzamparc. Multidisciplinary, la
Cité de la Musique houses a museum , temporary exhibitions and a large music hall for classic,
jazz or rock concerts. Look for the Jazz à la Villette festival in September to keep up with the
latest musical trends. The Café de la Musique is a terrific spot for a tea in the winter or a cocktail
on the terrace, with a fabulous view of the park, when the weather permits.
This musical city offers the possibility to discover the heritage of music from all over the world,
from the 17th-century until today. The museum has expanded in 2009 its collection to include
new musical styles, with objects from around the world. A symphony of instruments, but also
drawings, models and interactive supports. Guided tours are available (le concert-promenade) to
allow visitors the possibility of viewing the exhibition and taking in a concert at the same time.
On the artistic side, la Cité de la Musique offers quality shows featuring some of the greatest
musical masters: Lennon, Pink Floyd, Gainsbourg or Wagner.
THE WELCOME WEEK!
You loved it in September? You are going to ADORE the second semester version! It’s coming
back: the IS Welcome Week!
Save the date! From Wednesday, January the 29th to Thursday, February, the 6th, we have designed for you
an amazing program! Here is a taste of it, but you’ll receive more information sooner! Prepare
your costumes, the theme will be French history!
WELCOME DRINK: THESE GAULS ARE CRAZY!
Wed 01/29 8pm-11pm at the Escargot
A unique opportunity to meet with the new students arriving on campus for the second semester,
or to have a drink with your friends and the IS team!
THE LOUVRE BY NIGHT AND BARS IN PARS
Friday 01/31 5pm-1am
If you missed it in September and if the load of work or the absence of motivation to face
the RER C haven’t give you the opportunity to go the Louvre yet, this is the best moment to
let you be guided by our IS team in the most incredibly artistic place in Paris! This adventure
will lead us to the bars streets in Châtelet, where we’ll have a drink all together!
THE VISIT OF PARIS:
Sat 02/01 10am-5:30pm
Want to have a walk in Paris before going
back home? We’re reiterated our itinerary
across Paris streets, to let you enjoy the best
of the city, and what you must see before
going back! Shuttles provided to go and come
THE BOAT PARTY
Sat 02/01 9pm-2am
All right, you’ve been there last semester and you’ve done all the activities associated to the
first Welcome Week… Well, you surely haven’t experienced a big party on a boat sailing on
the Seine during one night yet! It’s not too late! Join us on Saturday the 1rst of February to
live this extraordinary attraction, on a boat surrounded by the most fabulous and wonderful
illuminated monuments of Paris! More information coming soon.
THE FRENCH DINNER
Tue 02/04 8pm-11pm in the cafeteria
You said dinner? Yes, another opportunity for
you to escape the RU and to enjoy typical
French food from every region in France! From
the “tartiflette” from Savoy to the Breton
“crêpes”, we assure you an amazing culinary
THE BUDDY OPERATION AND
PRESENTATION OF HEC
Wed 02/05 8pm-11pm in the cafeteria
It’s been a while since you haven’t seen your
buddy? Or you haven’t asked for one in the first
semester and you regret it now? The Buddy
Operation is coming back, giving you a new
opportunity to build your network or simply to
make friends! This semester, the event includes
a presentation of HEC societies, because you,
also, can influence HEC campus life!
And many other surprises:
Cusson Dinner, Brunch, Movie Night, PréPOW
and the traditional journey to Ikea!
SEE YOU SOON!