Grand Rex and the Rex Studios

Any cinema and film lovers amongst us?
This one’s for you!
Visit the Grand Rex and get a tour of the Rex Studios! 

Grand rex rex studios paris cinema tour

Take a journey behind the scenes and into the magical world of cinema on this interactive tour of the Grand Rex.
This historical monument of a cinema is pretty special as it still has it’s original decor from 1932!

Learn about each step of the movie making process by discovering the artists entrance, Director’s office, images from events and previews, the tunnel of the stars, the projection booth (one of the most secret spaces of cinema), the special effects room, film sets and more.

Don’t forget to keep an eye out on what’s showing in the main hall of the Rex.
As well as showing some of the newest releases, the Grand Rex also screen classic movies, movie marathons (Rambo and Matrix are the next to be featured) and even play host to amazing ciné-concerts.
A ciné-concert is a screening of the original film but with a twist. They have a live orchestra playing the music of the film throughout. It’s a truly amazing experience.


Grand Rex, Rex Studios cinema paris

Practical info
Tours of the Rex Studios last 50 minutes. They are available with an audio guide in English or French (other language options are also available)

The standard entrance is 11euros for an adult and 9 for a child.
For an independant tour with audioguide the price is 16.50 

There are several tour options offered on their site
These include
– the studio tour followed by a film
– rex studios and
musee grevin combo ticket.

Find the Grand Rex at number 1, boulevard Poissonnière in the 2nd arrondissement. 


Virtual Room – Virtual Reality Escape Game

It’s the end of school and the holidays are here!
Anyone else feel as though this year has just flown by?

This post is for those of you with older children, aged 10+
It can be difficult to find things that get them enthusiastic so today I have an activity for you that will get the kids buzzing with excitement (and keep them out of this scorching sun for a while).

virtual room paris VR escape game

The Virtual Room is the first of its kind in Paris. It is an escape game in a virtual reality, a unique virtual reality experience.

I couldn’t recommend this enough if you have older children (10 +)

Each team member (possibility of 2-4 members in each team) has a Virtual Reality headset which will transport you into a whole new world.
Walk on the moon and then return to the age of the dinosaurs!
In the game you assume the form of a robot. You can see and communicate with your other team mates in the virtual world as you have a built in microphone.
You must work together to solve the clues and move on to the next levels.

virtual room paris VR escape game

Check out this video trailer of Chapter 1 – Time Travel.

This escape game is the absolute coolest. I did the first round with my partner and we had a blast. We loved that you had to interact with each other in the game by throwing objects to each other in order to complete each level and save the world!
We went back a few weeks ago as a team of 4 to do Chapter 2 and had just as much, if not more, fun!

Find out more and reserve directly on their website –

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Scone Recipe – It’s tea time!

So, I just got back from a week in Cornwall, England.
If there is one thing those guys take seriously over there, it is their scones. And who can blame them really? Scones are delicious.

Mary Berry fruit scone recipe, cream tea

Mary Berry is a whizz in the kitchen.
If you don’t know her, where have you been?
Watch yourself some Great British Bake off this weekend.

Here is her scone recipe.
They are the perfect treat for gouter or to be made ahead for breakfast!

You will need

  • 450g self-raising flour
  • 2 level tsp baking powder
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 100g butter, softened and cut into pieces
  • 2 eggs
  • a little milk
  • handful of sultanas(optional if your kids are fussy about fruit)

How to make this scone recipe :

Preheat the oven to 220C. Lightly grease two baking trays.

Put the flour, baking powder and sugar in a large bowl. Add the butter and rub in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

Crack the eggs into a measuring jug, then add enough milk to make the total liquid 300ml. Stir the egg and milk into the flour – you may not need it all – and mix to a soft, sticky dough.

Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface, knead lightly and work in the sultanas, if using. Roll out to a rectangle about 2cm thick.

Cut into as many rounds as possible with a cutter and place them on the prepared baking trays. Brush the tops of the scones with a little extra milk, or any egg and milk left in the jug.

Bake for 12–15 minutes, or until the scones are well risen and a pale, golden-brown colour. Lift onto a wire rack to cool. Eat as fresh as possible.

Mary Berry scone recipe cream tea

To serve the traditional way, split the scones and serve with strawberry jam along with a good dollop of clotted cream. This is called a cream tea!
They can also be eaten plain or with butter. As you like.

There are quite a few options when it comes to scones, you could make cheese ones, oat and nuts, lemon and cranberry or sundried tomato to name just a few!

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