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Top 3 Things to Do in Paris in February

The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, a food tour – there are certain Paris must-sees that never change. But the French capital is also home to a thriving, ever-changing scene of exhibitions, concerts, and more! Here are the three things we’re most excited about for next month.

1. Catching Van Gogh At the Petit Palais

The centrally located Petit Palais is hosting a temporary show of Dutch masters including one of our favorite fellow expats, Vincent Van Gogh. The exhibition, which opens on the 6th of February, focuses on Dutch artists who lived in Paris between the French Revolution in 1789 and the beginning of the First World War in 1914. With over 100 works, this exhibition is sure to be something special!

2. Martin Gets a New Friend in Robert

One of our favorite wine bars in Paris is getting a new outpost! Loïc Martin and Peter Orr are opening Robert, a new restaurant that they tell Paris Food Affair will depart from the small plates trend that has taken over Paris’ dining scene of late. Given how much we love Martin (and Au Passage, another member of the family), we can’t wait to see what Robert has in store for us when it opens this month!

3. Saying “Meuh” to French Cows

Paris may be a center of art, culture, and gastronomy, but most of France is actually better known for its agriculture (thankfully! Otherwise, where would we get all that delicious cheese?)

Every year, Parisians get a glimpse of the agricultural bent of the rest of the country with the agricultural trade show or “Salon de l’Agriculture” at Porte de Versailles. A ticket into this trade show affords you the opportunity not only to see some of the most beautiful farm animals France has to offer (imagine a county fair on steroids) but also to taste some of the top regional specialties from all over France.

What are you looking forward to this month in Paris? Let us know in the comments or via Facebook!