It was in Pantin, a new cultural meeting, that our team has chosen to give life to its new collection: Le Cercle Balzac Paris. Inspired by women animating the literary salons of 18th A century, this collection was designed for curious, free and daring women today.
A few centuries from the literary salons of the past, Pantin charmed us by his "new cool" by establishing himself as a new driver force in matters of art, theater and literature; where good man rhymes with community. What if today's literary salons were finally hiding in this multicultural district?
"Pantin is above all an opening to today's world. »» Gastine chrysoline
Leaving the metro, Porte de Pantin station, we come across a man playing saxophone, then we walk a few steps to find a group gathered around young women dancing hip-hop in the street. In short, you will understand, Pantin is above all a large village which today defends "living together" and freedom of expression.
This district is also the expression of an authentic creative movement refusing any convention. Dance, theater, fashion, music, underground concerts and municipal gardens, mix with homogeneity in a very epicurean and avant-garde atmosphere, where shares and exchanges are valued. No doubt, Pantin is an essential cultural meeting place!
On the occasion of the launch of Lookbook from the October collection, Chrysoline de Gastines, (co-founder and artistic director of Balzac Paris), tells us a little more about her favorite for this multicultural district…
Why did you choose Pantin to shoot the new Balzac Paris collection? The Balzac Paris circle is a circle made up of inspired and inspiring women sensitive to living together and who like to discover authentic and avant-garde addresses. Pantin is a bit of all this at the same time: a popular, united and committed commune.
Your favorite shooting spot? Along the Ourcq canal, a sweetness of absolute living!
A particular memory during the shoot?
The rain that makes us pest at the moment to then give way to a magical light that gives magnificent photos. Discover in preview the dock b a place of creation, artistic and taste pleasures like what we want to tell you with the Balzac Paris circles.
Some addresses to share with Pantin?
An exhibition at Pantin?
The Revel house which is dedicated to the crafts with many craftsmen who work and animate: exhibitions, meetings and workshops.
A song to listen to to walk in the streets of Pantin?
Synapson Djon Maya Mayi but not only in Pantin!
Our addresses in Pantin:
Puppets - Bistrot, in appearance unpretentious, where quality dishes are served like Pantin: simple and authentic.
6 rue Victor Hugo, 93500, Pantin
Gallia bar - unusual place in an old disused hangar, the Gallia bar is the ideal place for an evening with friends. 35 rue Méhul, 93500, Pantin Relay - Located in a rustic setting, this summer terrace is the ideal place for a lunch in the sun and enjoy the last beautiful days of the season. Our opinion: We recommend the carpaccio of beef!
61 Rue Victor Hugo, 93500, Pantin
Dock b pantin - Former industrial location converts into a cultural center welcoming in particular the new headquarters of the BETC advertising agency; But also exhibitions, concerts, festivals, shows, where exceptional artists occur.
1 place de la Pointe, 93,500, Pantin
Thaddaeus Ropac gallery - Very bright contemporary art gallery, open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Exhibition entries are often free.
69 avenue du Général Leclerc, 93500, Pantin
The stories trunk - This bookstore where a warm atmosphere reigns highlights local authors and has a large children's department. Little more ? The booksellers team recommends its nuggets and "favorites".
81 avenue Jean Lolive, 93500, Pantin