Hello, allô , hola ola, well just another passing by Paris and it feels like a new-born. The weather has help , as sunny and cool just nice. We were as high as 18C, just back from another trip to East Europa. And ,finally got me the workers to do my terrace. Some shopping, some new phones, and now something about France and Paris in specific.
On the arrival of spring, these are the places recommended by the Air France folks on Paris.
1) musée de la vie romantique, just a lovely tea break in the garden is romantic! it is at the building hôtel Scheffer-Renan, 16 rue Chaptal, tel +33 (0) 1 55 31 95 67. info and access in English here, http://parismusees.paris.fr/en/city-paris-museums/city-paris-museums-network/museum-romantics
2) Detaille, from 1905 great parfums are made here with engrave glass containers, at 10 rue Saint Lazare, Tel +33 (0) 1 48 78 68 50. www.detaille.com
3) Musée Carnavalet, a must one of my favorites and the history of Paris within. It has a beautiful garden à la française.23 rue de Sévigné, tel +33 (0) 1 44 59 58 58. www.carnavalet.fr
4) Musée des Archives Nationales, a wonderful garden surrounded by four beautiful buildings the hôtel Soubise, hôtels d’Assy, and Breteuil with a tree gardens, and the hôtel rohan. at 60 rue des Francs-Bourgeois, tel +33 (0) 1 40 27 60 96: www.archivesnationales.culture.gouv.fr
5) The best coffee in town coming from 72 countries in beans , roasted on site, wonderful flavor do stop by, La Caféothéque de Paris at 52 rue de l’Hôtel de Ville;tel +33 (0) 1 53 01 83 84. www.lacafeotheque.com
6) to taste delicious white wines in Paris on site, and books in a library! go to the Chapitre 20, at 8 rue Saint-Paul, from 19 to 21h every thursday. tel +33 (0) 1 77 15 20 72, www.chapitre20.fr
7) Musée Rodin, the must for the great Rodin, with one of the best gardens in Paris, 3hectares of it. And the great sculptures of course. see it at 79 rue de Varennes, tel +33 (0) 1 44 18 61 10 , www.musee-rodin.fr
8) the Musée Galliera, has a wonderful garden on the lawn you can have a picnic, great spot recently renovated, see it at 10 avenue Pierre Iér-de-Serbie, tel +33 (0)1 56 52 86 00. www.palaisgalliera.paris.fr
9) the Musée Bourdelle, scupltures of bronze around flower and plants, with red bricks in an urban oasis in Paris at 18 rue Antoine Bourdelle, tel +33 (0) 1 49 54 73 73. www.bourdelle.paris.fr
10) the famous and wonderful Musée de Cluny, walking in the forest with the dame à la licorne, with plants lineup as per their utilisation in the middle ages; at 6 place Paul-Painlevé, tel +33 (0) 1 53 73 78 00. www.musee-moyenage.fr
11) the wonderful Musée Delacroix, recently renovated gardens in 2012 as they influence the painter in 1857, see it at 6 rue de Fürstenberg, tel +33 (0) 1 44 41 86 50 , www.musee-delacroix.fr
12) the excentric musée Zadkine, abundant vegetation with different scents with beautiful bronze sculptures of Ossip Zadkine; he lived here from 1928 to 1967! see at 100 bis rue d’Assas, tel +33 (0) 1 55 42 77 20. http://parismusees.paris.fr/en/city-paris-museums/city-paris-museums-network/zadkine-museum
If you want to eat in a palace and with a great chef go to the Palais de Brongniart, by the Bourse de Paris at 28 place de la bourse, in the bottom you will find the Terroir Parisien of Yannick Alléno with a deco like a New York loft apartment. Very chic and not expensive from the carte from 20€ see more at www.yannick-alleno.com
The great building of louis Vuitton at 102 avenue des champs Elysées, has now more than shopping but a museum in the espace culturel. www.louisvuitton.fr
One of my old hangout areas as used to work for many years just around and went bar hopping there, the Hôtel Burgundy has been renovated with a beautiful spa with Thai, Indian, and Hawaiian style treatments from 150€ at 6-8 rue Duphot, tel +33 (0) 1 42 60 34 12, www.legurgundy.fr
Continuing with the best of Paris, see the wonderful neo classical facade , Inside all done with interior designer Jean-Louis Deniot for the hôtel Thérèse at 5:7 rue Thérèse, tel +33 (0) 1 42 96 10 01; www.hoteltherese.com again just up my alley n my old beautiful Paris.
Come to see the wonderful exhibition on Van Gogh thru the writings of Antonin Artaud, who did it in text first in 1947. The exhibition centers around the writing in the book by Artaud, all this at the even wonderful Musée d’Orsay. ah the work is entitled “Van Gogh, l suicidé de la societé” OR Van Gogh ,the man suicided by society. lasts until July 6. see at 1 rue de la légion-d’honneur, www.musee-orsay.fr
Americans are in vogue see Bill Viola, on his art videos at the Grand Palais until July 23, www.grandpalais.fr and Robert Adams photos of the American west at the musée du jeu de Paume until May 18; www.jeudepaume.org
And more in Paris, from Watteau to Fragonard until July 21 at the jacquemart-andré, www.jacquemart-andre.com and the story of the obelisk of Pairs done first in 1836 back to Egypt and then finally at the place de la concorde, see the travels of it until July 6 at the marines museum or Musée National de la Marine , www.musee-marine.fr
The judicial police of Paris is moving out (the tradition of the CSI or Scotland yard) from the traditional 36 quai des Grands-Augustins to the Batignolles district. Many crimes were investigated here even that of Princess Diana accident. The new building in the 17éme of Paris will have a courthouse next door all now Under construction, you read it here first on the blogweb…..
There are many Cuban restaurants in Paris last read they were 14 but only a handful are real restaurants the rest are mostly cigar and salsa places; one that can stand out do both pretty good is Cuba Compagnie in the 11éme arrondissement 48 bd Beaumarchais not far from the Bastille, http://www.cubacompagnie.com/
If you want to go to the jungle in Paris , yes you can too, Paris has it all. See the aquarium tropical de la porte Dorée, 293 avenue Daumesnil,, created in 1931, www.aquarium-portedoree.fr or the equally impressive Grandes Serres du jardin des Plantes at 9 rue Cuvier, www.jardindesplantes.net and the secluded and nice Jardins des Serres d’Auteuil, my favorite place to get lost, at 3 avenue de la porte d’Auteuil, no web simple unique founded in 1761 all surrounding a garden à la française with five greenhouses of 19C architecture, and do come during the music festival to evoque mother nature at its best.
And while passing by Charles de Gaulle, the airport CDG do stop by terminal 2E hall M for the airport museum, showing until September 17 2014 works from the heritage furniture and Gobelins tapestries including the armory of objects kept from the time of Louis XIV you will see work by Charles le Brun, le Corbusier, Alexander Calder, André-charles Boulle, Joan Miro, and even the more recent collection by Sylvain Dubuisson.
See y’ah around, cheers.