On this page, we will post information about nearby events and places. To see what’s happening in Paris, you can go to those sites:
- Official Website of the Convention and Visitors Bureau lists
- What to do in Paris? from the Paris City Hall; the website is updated weekly and upcoming events (sometimes not listed elsewhere).
- Time Out website lists most events and venues
La Villette (5-10 minutes walk)
The conference center is part of the park of “La Villette”, where you can rest and relax (there are a few restaurants, and lawns where you can relax).
This summer, an exhibition about Toutânkhamon will be opened to the public (all ages).
Paris Philarmonic and Music Museum
The season finishes on July 13, but you can still visit the museum (special exhibition this summer: Electro)
Open Air Film festival (10 minutes walk)
A open air film festival is held every year at la villette (non-French speaking movies are subtitled). The program is available on the website of La Villette - in French, but you should be able to get the titles and dates. The movie starts after nightfall; entrance is free, and you can have a picnic (bring nothing that can be thought of as “dangerous”, including forks), but you can rent deck chairs + a blanket (it can be cold when the movie finishes).
Le 104 (20 minutes walk)
As an artistic and cultural factory of a new genre, the CENTQUATRE-PARIS welcomes visitors and artists from all over the world. Theatre, visual art, dance, music… thought up as truly collaborative platform, it gives access to all of today’s art, through a resolutely popular, contemporary and challenging programme. As an atypical life space interspersed with shops, it also offers spaces for free artistic practices and infants. For start-ups that become part of its business accelerator, it constitutes a territory of unique experimentation, at the crossroads of art and innovation.
le 104 is a modern art museum, with a large space used as social space (you can just go over there and relax!). There is also a pizza truck we recommend.
We list here some places recommended by SIGIR 2019 local organizers extended team!
A great bar / restaurant located nearby the conference venue. It is located in front of the canal, and food is very nice - salads & other simple meals, home-made food!
Historic, Authentic, Cheap: typical, simple French food in a 1896 décor
One of my favourite place in Paris. A majestic place with a sumptuous marble stairs, a small mirror gallery in the spirit of Versailles. A true journey back in time.
Wonderful brunch with organic and home-made food. A nice place with large wooden table
A large empty room where paintings by great painters are projected. Animation and immersion guaranteed, another way to discover art!
Museum with a very nice garden, close to Gare Montparnasse. Access to the garden and to the permanent collections is free.
bar with great hall, (check the planning sometimes there are conferences or projections)
An ancient hospital, turned into a bar, a lot of outdoor spaces
Bar in a former hangar, sometimes there are concerts
Big bar, also a large terrace on Quai de l'Ourq, they made their own beers locally
This glacier offers 100% organic ice creams with Lebanese flavours. I particularly like Achta ice cream (milk cream and pistachios) without forgetting the pistachio chips on top
A small corner of greenery and tranquility in Montmartre that traces the main lines of art in the area. Very pleasant.
A very trendy pizzeria with great products. Everything is fresh. No reservation by phone, you have to queue at the beginning of the service to get a table. It is worth it;) Several restaurants in Paris. See: https://www.bigmammagroup.com/en/accueil
The only Canadian bar with proper Poutines
Tiny bar with excellent cocktails, food is also great. Designed for small groups
Best Gyozas in Paris according to Japanese
Nice Ramen in Paris (super busy, be careful)
Typique, bon, pas cher
Vietnamese food. Paris ' best phô.
Canal st-martin. Nice bar-restaurant with artistic exhibitions and night club.
Near La Villette, amazing parc inside Paris. Nice restaurants inside too.
Burger restaurant. Quite good.
Many various activities : exhibitions, dancing, theatre, cinema, concerts, street-art. A giant open-space with lot's of things to do. Coffees, restaurants, etc.
Many many bars in the neigbourhood, festive mood. Also many restaurants in Faubourg st-denis street : Daily Syrien (syrian food), Paris New-York Burger (delicious burgers), Sette Pizza (delicious pizze), Brasserie Julien, Indian restaurants in "Passage Brady", etc. Down the street, near Les Halles, thai street food, xiaobao (chinese food), ...
French traditional food. Expensive but very good.
Design-artistic decoration, techno music, very calm place. Very good cocktails. Gastronomic french food (lunch menu 22-27€).
Alsacian brasserie. Good food. Better make reservation on week ends.
Traditionnal french food. Old brasserie (1924). Was visited by Jacques Chirac and Bill Clinton. Very expensive but very good.
XVIII th century neo-classical mausoleum that contains the remains of distinguished French citizens (Voltaire, Marie Curie, Rousseau...). You can go on top of the cupola and have an amazing view on all Paris and its momuments (and take pictures ;) )