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  • 1. IS’ CULTURAL NEWSLETTER Sixth edition, January 2014
  • 2. Hi guys! 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
  • 3. I) PARIS 1) Restaurants 2) Bars and clubs 3) Exhibitions 4) Visits and tours II) THE WELCOME WEEK
  • 4. PARIS  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 (>€20)
  • 5.  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 (>€15)
  • 6.  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:
  • 7.  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. http://www.bar4elements .com/ 149 Rue Amelot 75011 Paris, Metro Oberkampf or Republique We. to Sa. from 5PM to 2AM
  • 8.  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 pieces. 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!)
  • 9.  “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 queuing)
  • 10.  BREAKING BAD 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
  • 11.  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 it ... Price: €22,50 (Hours to be checked at ) 18 Rue de Paradis, 75010 Paris, Metro Poissonière
  • 12.  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 subway shed! 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 unlikely places. 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!
  • 13.  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.
  • 14. 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!
  • 15.  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!
  • 16.  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 back.
  • 17.  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.
  • 18.  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 experience.  THE BUDDY OPERATION AND PRESENTATION OF HEC SOCIETIES 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!
  • 19. And many other surprises: Cusson Dinner, Brunch, Movie Night, PréPOW and the traditional journey to Ikea! SEE YOU SOON!