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Chinese New Year is about family parades, culture and food in Paris. Where to celebrate?

You have three Chinese hoods in Paris: one in the south, the largest, called the Triangle de Choisy, know as Chinatown. One in the East, in the Belleville hood and the rue de Belleville. The third is in the 3rd arrondissement, near Le Marais district, on rue du Maire.

Family Mood: The Parades
Four parades not to be missed depending on your location.
>At the Jardin d’Acclimatation, on Tuesday, February 17 at 2pm, the Chinese Grand Carnaval in side this West Side Paris garden. (This Tuesday is also known as “Fat Tuesday”, or “Mardi Gras”, the day of the Carnavals). It’s a family event, come dressed up with your  kids, parents, grand-parents and you’ll get in for free. Where? 45 avenue du Matama Ghandi, 75016 Metro station: Sablons (Line 1). More on the event.

Chinese New Year in Paris, by the tourist in paris
>On Place de la République, on Saturday February 21, 2015, at 2:30pm, starts the famous Dragon Parade. A can’t-miss show. Check the road map

>At Belleville,
activities and parade start Saturday February 21, at 11:30am. Where? 2 Boulevard de la Villette, 75019.
>In Chinatown, the Grand Parade (200000 visitors every year!) is a tradition, Sunday February 22 at 1pm. Where? 44 avenue d’Ivry, 75013.

Artsy Mood

>”One day in China” exhibition in the 3rd arrondissement City hall: Ten years in photographs, a trip immersed into China’s daily life. When? Everyday from 9am to 7pm. Where? 2 rue Eugene Spuller, 75003. Metro station: Arts et Métiers (Lines 3 & 11).
>Black and White Photo Exhibition in the 13th arrondissement city hall: 50 years of pictures taken by famous French photographer Marc Riboud during his trips to China from 1957 to 2010. When? On week days, from 8:30am to 5pm. Where? 1 place d’Italie, 75013. Metro station: Place d’Italie (Lines 5, 6, 7)

Foodie Mood: The best raviolis

> Affordable quality raviolis; Guo Xin is the best Chinese raviolis restaurant and local hidden venue in the Belleville hood. Walk up the rue de Belleville for a taste of China (restaurants, small shops, groceries). No reservation.
>Chinese Haute-Cuisine at Shang Palace, inside the Sangri-La hotel. Authentic Chinese cuisine in a sino-franco luxurious setting. 1-Star Michelin. Book here. Where? Sangria-La Hotel, 10 Avenue d’Iéna, 75116. Metro station: Iena (Line 9)
>Craving for some more Asian food: Try our Japanese restaurant or this Korean kitchen.

Party Mood: Meet the Chinese expats in Paris

>Organized by “Expats Paris”, this Chinese New Year’s Party on Saturday will give you the opportunity to meet Chinese expats living in Parisy and dance, as well as part. Book at events@expats-paris.com. When? Free entrance from 7pm to 2am. Where? Elysée Lounge, 3 Rue des Saussaies, 75008 Metro stops: Miromesnil (Line 13), Saint-Philippe du Roule (Line 9)

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