Parisian cultural agenda by Julie #1 : April

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This is a monthly cultural agenda for families living in Paris. Julie Duchatel, member of Collectif Leopard, and author of Minibranchouille, a blog dedicated to culture,outings and good ideas for Parisian families, writes this article.


In April there will be many exhibitions, films and plays to go with the kids!  How lucky we are because April weather  seems to be very unpredictable and rather bad …

1/ « Les Indiens sont à l’ouest » at Théâtre du Châtelet

It’s the first musical made by Juliette, a great French artist. 75 teenagers are on the stage to interpret a kind of Western opera : it tells the adventures of a young in-the-making director, François, who wants to film how American Indians decided to resist the Whites in the 19th century. Hair-raising!

Théâtre du Châtelet, 2 rue Edouard Colonne, 75001 Paris.

2/”Toy box” exhibition at the “Arts Décoratifs” museum

It’ the 40th birthday of the Arts Deco toys’ section. To celebrate it,  you are invited to watch a great toy selection made by Leslie Setbon. Very beautiful! Maybe a good way to give your kids the idea of tidying their room!

« Le coffre à jouer » aux Arts Décoratifs, 107 rue de Rivoli, Paris  1. From April, 9th to August, 30th 2015.

3/ Pourquoi j’ai pas mangé mon père :

After the book and the play, this is a new adaptation of the English book ‘What we did to Father’ (Roy Lewis, 1960) by the French Jamel Debouzze. This animation film makes us think about the sense and the change intitiated by big inventions such as fire through the relationship between father and his son. It is also a good occasion to watch on a screen Louis de Funes, who is often seen as the spiritual father of Jamel Debouzze.

« Pourquoi j’ai pas tué mon père », from Avril, 8th.

4/ La petite poule noire qui rêvait de s’envoler 

A beautiful children book written by Claire Brun and inspired from a Russian traditional tale : the author plays with modern and graphic aesthetics to illustrate a traditional tale. Rosalie, a little black hen, dreams of flying away and going to a fluorescent world.  For chidren… and parents!

La petite poule noire qui rêvait de s’envoler,  12,90 € sur amazon chez Broché

5/ Le Petit Bain Douche 

After the well-known Bains Douches (which are now a hotel), there is the ‘Petit Bain Douche’,  a club for children under 13 years-old.  KIds can there without parents, with friends. They can also celebrate their birthday here (you should make a reservation). Fatiha MELLAL, choreographer, and Soulist, the DJ who animates  ‘What the Funk à Paris’ parties), are in charge of the club. This a real dance floor for kids wanting to discover dances such as hip hop, soul, or funk!

15€ per kid – 11 € per kid when they come with a group of more than 6 persons. Sunday, April, 19th, from 3pm to 5pm. 

Have a lovely month of April…!



Many thanks to Julie for this agenda! Let’s meet on Friday for a post about kids’fashion selection in Zara, Gap, H&M, and so on…

Take care,


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