The Top 5 things to do in Paris in January

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If you like Paris history, this January is the month for it.1. My first tip will be to let you go in the eastern Paris to visit the recently inaugurated Museum of the History of Immigration , located on the edge of the Bois de Vincennes, its main task being to reconcile France multicultural present with France colonial past.

293, avenue Daumesnil – 75012 Paris – Métro Porte Dorée

2. Galliera Museum took advantage of this new reopening to organize there its Fashion Mix exhibition, an excellent opportunity to trace the history of French fashion through the history of immigration, and to explain how French “Haute Couture” and Parisian “Prêt-à-porter” enriched from the arrival in Paris of some famous fashion creators

Musée de l’histoire de l’Immigration, from December 9th to May 31th

3. Another tip about the same topic is the very interesting exhibition “la Collaboration 1940/1945”, about another controversial part of our history, a side of France we are not very proud of.

Archives Nationales, from November 26th to March 2nd

4. In the same area, La Mairie de Paris offers to discover the history of Paris through the history of the famous Magnum agency.  Paris Magnum, an eloquent testimony of the last 80 years of Paris through the lens of the greatest photo reporters of their time

Mairie de Paris, from December 11th to March 28th

5. Of course, sales will start on January 7th

and don’t forget, “Paris sera toujours Paris », as ZAZ sings it in her new album

Happy new year !!! Bonne année 2015 !!!

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