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Sélection culturelle, gourmande, astuces d’initiés et adresses pointues pour musarder dans les marges de l’été.

Tout Latour

Arles Alfred Latour (1888-1964) painted, drew, and took photographs, especially at his getaway in the Alpilles, in Provence. The beautiful Musée Réattu in Arles is presenting some incredible prints, every bit as crystalline as his watercolors.


Jusqu’au 30.09. 10, rue du Grand-Prieuré.

Style en poche

Paris You’d almost think it was still Oscar season: Tammy & Benjamin’s minimalist purses are perfect for weddings, christenings and long cocktail parties. A standout? The cherry-red Anna bag, made in France.

pochette anna

Tammy & Benjamin.

Pour les fourmis par temps de cigale

Paris Tartans were in vogue last winter; for the summer, Delfonics x Sézane have simplified the motif for their striped beach-bag pouch, perfect for sunblock, loose change and all the other essential nothings required for idling with peace of mind.

collection Rayures

Delfonics x Sézane. Carrousel du Louvre. 99, rue de Rivoli.

Histoires à cachet

Paris Already available as an app, Épistoire now exists in a paper version, so that children can follow the daily adventures of a merry band of incredible heroes. Tucked snugly into their envelopes and adorned with lovely stamps, these stories in French can be read in bed, with the family, or solo if you’re all grown up.

maison d’édition épistoire

De 4 à 14 ans.

Empreintes intérieures

Paris Oddly enough, the works of American artist Eloïse Van der Heyden evoke the English countryside depicted in Mary Webb’s cult novel Sarn. Probably because her inchoate works reflect the yearning for “a strength that forever permeates” (Gaston Bachelard). For the exhibition “Private Myth”, the artist aims to capture her outsize dreams in her engravings, watercolors and ceramics.


Jusqu’au 13.07. Galerie Catherine Putman. 40, rue Quincampoix.

à l’air pur

Paris In 1992, Studio Tectona launched a bench designed by Andrée Putman. This season, London duo Barber & Osgerby are streamlining outdoor furniture, with solid teak, bold lines and a frame-like structure, for well-supported contemplation.

Banc Tecto

En roue libre

Biarritz There was the dandy horse in the late 19th century, and then Jean Prouvé’s restyling of 1941, and now there’s Coleen. The design of this ultra-modern bicycle, developed in Biarritz, was inspired by the history of the two-wheeler, and its technology has been sourced from all over Europe (English brakes, French wheels, German tires). A gem.

vélo coleen

L’art du décalage

Nantes The 2018 Voyage à Nantes festival in Jules Verne’s hometown is titled “Éloge du Pas de Côté.” Guest of honor Philippe Ramette subverts traditional forms of representation, while Céleste Boursier-Mougenot opens up his box of sounds. Don’t miss James Turrell at the Musée d’Arts. Pure perception.

Voyage à nantes

Jusqu’au 2.09.

Mouvements de joie

Paris Pe Lang is more passionate about the delightful harmony of time than its mechanics—hence the perfectly crafted, modern installations the Swiss artist designs in his workshop near Zurich, which satisfy both the ear and the eye. They slide, vibrate and breathe. Kinetic dynamics by an artist endowed with eurythmics.

Pe Lang

Jusqu’au 13.09. Galerie Denise René. 22, rue Charlot.

Porter beau

Vron Moismont covers up your shoulders when you get caught in the rain, decking them out with timeless patterns, printed in India. This summer, they’ve fashioned a few pieces of cotton into chic backpacks, as well as this bag to take everywhere, big enough to hold all treasures you find.

sac 1 pimento

60 x 60 cm.

Un air d’indolence

Paris Lay it out, wrap yourself in it, wake up, go for a swim then start over. Summer relaxation has found its best ally: Egyptian percale cotton bordered with 550 g/m2 terry by Cap d’Arsène. This luxurious beach towel comes in eight different hues with white piping. The perfect fabric for bathers who’ve decided to while away the summer.

Drap de plage Marine rayé Rose

Trois tailles.

Cocteau sur un plateau

Limoges Weary of certain misinterpretations of his writings, Cocteau took up ceramics (1957-1963), creating 300 simple pieces. Raynaud has adapted some of the designs in porcelain. Mythology and its legendary heroes elegantly find their way to your table.

grand plateau protée et grande coupe Orphée & eurydice

Collection Raynaud et Jean Cocteau.

Folies de porcelaine

Limoges From Dylan Beck (photo) to Chris Wight, 13 artists project ceramics into the future, with materials like nylon, wood and polyethylene. Or, like Dane Flemming Tvede Hansen, with 3D printed porcelain. Magnificent.

sans les mains !

Jusqu’au 30.03.19. Fondation d’entreprise Bernardaud. 27, avenue Albert-Thomas.

Lumières lovées

Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Yellow, like the radiance of the rising sun; pink like evening light: the Provençal sun inspired the pastels woven into four merino plaids in a joint project by Brun de Vian-Tiran and textile design students at ENSCI.

plaids 3 mérinos

Brun de Vian-Tiran x ENSCI.

Chapeau bas !

Paris Have we really entered a new world? Yes, if the venerable Maison Michel is to be believed. Their hats aimed at the chic racegoer’s of Royal Ascot are now adorned with plastic ribbons. Irreverence meets elegance.

Capeline Virginia

Maison Michel x Royal Ascot.

Ceci n’est pas un cake

Paris At the Ritz, the madeleine (read: Proust) is a soft, spongy icon. Chef François Perret has created a trompe-papilles: a dessert masquerading as a chocolate marble cake that conceals fresh mousse, vanilla and caramel on a crunchy cookie base. A gourmet deception to lighten up your summer.

entremets marbré Ritz

15, place Vendôme.

© Fondation Alfred Latour / DR - Tammy & Benjamin - Sézane

© DR - Eloïse Van der Heyden, courtesy Galerie Catherine Putman - Tectona

© Franck Rigoulot - Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, photo Blaise Adilon - Pe Lang

© Aurélie Lecuyer - DR - Jean Cocteau, photo Richard Alcock

© Claire Curt - Dylan Beck - DR - Matthieu Cellard

© The Inside front cover of Top n° 17, 1975 - Moxy NY - Fornasetti

© Sucession Picasso, photo Hervé Lewandowski / RMN-GP - DR - The Estate of Francis Bacon, 2018, ProLitteris, Zurich, photo Robert Bayer

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