Love is in the air…February is the shortest and sweetest month with Valentines Day smack bang in the middle. Whether you want some date ideas to dazzle your loved one or some distraction from being on your lonesome, we’ve got things to do for you here:

FILM


For the film buff with a conscience, FIFE (International Environmental Film Festival) is offering a huge variety of documentaries and fiction films inspired by our planet’s plight. César award-winning director Martin Provost leads the jury. 3-10th February

Head to Art Ludique to see the concept art and sketches of Studio Ghibli, known for their highly poetic animated films PRINCESS MONONOKE and SPIRITED AWAY. Until March 1st.

ART

Deep in the depths of the Bois de Boulogne is a stark modern building, Foundation Louis Vuitton, and Olafur Eliasson is providing the highly immersive opening exhibition. Come in from the rain and contemplate for a within his magical landscapes. Until February 15th

The Pompidou have rustled this exhibition together in record time after the atrocity that shook the country. For those who want to no more about this infamous paper, come and see their entire history on display. Until February 27th.

MUSIC

Indie folksters Alt-J are rocking Le Zénith with their infectious songs that stand out from the crowd of trendy wannabes. Get a ticket before they inevitably sell out. February 4th

For the older (or retro-loving) indie folk, catchy as hell The Divine Comedy are playing in Paris too. Check out their hilarious classic ‘The National Express’ for a satirical criticism of coach travel. February 11th at Philharmonie de Paris

LOVE

Where is this? The Amazon? Believe it or not this is in our very own Paris in the lovely park Buttes Chaumont. With waterfalls, caves, an island and lots of grassy slopes, there’s plenty of perfect make-out spots.

“Uno-dos-tres, cuatro-cinco-seis” Tango dance on the banks of the Seine for a romantic and inexpensive treat. Head down to Quai St. Bernard and join in the fun or drink wine and watch amazedly.

Published on 2 February 2015