During the month of January, Parisians escape the bitter cold into the warmth of the museums. From January 11 to February 22, the Graphic Design festival invades the city in various places, including the Museum of Decorative Arts, with exhibitions on printing, graphic design and typography.
A rather special event will take place at the Shoah Memorial on January 19, on the various representations of the Shoah in comics. To escape the gloom, one could go to the Institute of the Arab World, to discover portraits of the greatest explorers of the globe until 26 February.
Some of the biggest French singers will be performing in Parisian venues during this month of January, with Patricia Kaas, who will launch her great return to the stage by performing the songs of her new album on January 26, Room Pleyel. In the same venue, Christophe will take over from January 31 to present a show mixing the huge classics of his career with enthralling new songs imbued with electronic sounds.
Parisian sporting life is particularly marked this month by the World Handball Championship, which takes place at the Accorhôtel Arena until 29 January. It is the big event of the winter, which sees France aiming to retain its title of champion at home. At the racecourse of Paris-Vincennes, on January 29, the world champions of harnessed trotting races will compete on the tracks to win the Opodo American Grand Prix.
Nothing like a delicious galette des rois to end the winter festivities. At Fauchon, Place de la Madeleine, the traditional round cake takes the form of a red mouth with passion fruit and rose. At Angelina, in the Rue de Rivoli, it comes with almonds, chestnuts and chocolate, and, is covered with gold powder for the ultimate luxury. As for culinary festivities, the BlackSupermarket is developing a brand new concept in the 3rd arrondissement. This former supermarket has been converted into an art and craft centre until 12 February.