Ok today was a very foggy day here temps still nice at about 11C or 54F but not much visibility. So I came back home on the expressway as the country roads would have been dangerous. And now the weekend starts ,planning planning again to go out into my Brittany.
In the meantime, here are some news from la Belle France.
The Five Guys American fast-food chain opened Thursday morning its more great restaurant in the world on the Champs Elysées, a few steps from the first McDonald’s in France in terms of turnover, a Quick and a Burger King open end of 2014. More in French here: http://www.leparisien.fr/paris-75/fast-food-five-guys-a-ouvert-son-plus-grand-restaurant-au-monde-sur-les-champs-elysees-09-12-2016-6432396.php
Something about the pollution lately in Paris; The #pollution île de France will be high today (78/100 index) and average tomorrow (61/100). Airparif reported. The view over to Notre Dame .All about the measurement in French here: http://airparif.fr/
The Festival of lights (fête des lumiéres) brings a bit of light and heat in the streets of Sèvres . The public will recognize the famous blue of Sèvres and rose Pompadour developed in tribute to the benefactor of the Royal manufactory. In 1756, the workshop had left Vincennes for Sèvres, in a building built at the initiative of Madame de Pompadour, near her castle at Bellevue. Torchlight descent, which will begin at 19h (7 p.m.) on the heights of Sèvres will now be either with torches, but with bright balloons. More here: http://www.sevres.fr/fete-des-lumieres-2016
And what about those ice skating rings that are so popular this time of the year in my beloved Yvelines dept 78! Our favorites over the years! At Versailles, this synthetic surface of nearly 300 square meters is installed in front of the city hall until January 2 (rate: € 4–7). For the break, we keep warm in a wooden cottage where you can eat. Ditto to Maurepas, where the sliding track span 108 m², on the market square, for three days. But it will wait until Friday 16 December to start. That evening, the equipment will be it late until 22h or 10 pm (free). Other popular rings are at ; Rambouillet, place Félix-Faure. Until 2 January. Price: from € 2 to € 4/hour Carriéres- sous–Poissy, in the sports complex of Alsace, ice track of 200 m² in a cottage, until 6 January. Price: €2-3
More for the seasons it’s here: Four merchants of Venice in the 17C placed their tyranny on women. “Rednecks” Goldoni will be onstage at the Montansier Theater this weekend. This Saturday and Sunday at 15h (3 p.m.) at the Montansier Theater, 13, rue des reservoirs . Price: 16 to €40. Information +33 ( 0) 184.108.40.206.00. More here: http://www.theatremontansier.com/
The enchantment of Christmas. Saturday, from 10h to 20h and Sunday, from 12h to 19h, the ice rink and Christmas market opening, the on-site Jeanne Hachette (rates and schedules of the rink on the site of the city. And also,this Saturday from 13h30 to 22h and Sunday, from 13h30 to 20h, opening of the big wheel (€4 (adults) and €3 (children)). Also, this Saturday and Sunday, from 11h to 18h, pony and horse walks proposed by the association Hercui-links (€2 theride). Walk of Santas. Saturday, from 14h., departure of the Hôtel-Dieu, organized by the association “Although in his plate, uncomfortable in his sneakers. Also, this Saturday at 15h30 , the streets of downtown, street show ‘The awakening of the villains’of the company Afozic. And also, this Sunday at 15h30, “the mechanical clock” ambulation of the company Luxor.
New exhibition. Saturday and Sunday, from 14h30 to 18h30, at the Museum of Pearland Pearl, discovery of the exhibition “Once upon a time… old to the toy World Games” (part 1). Single tariff for exhibition: €3.50, free for children under 5 years and a combined Museum + exhibition ticket: €7 adults, €3.50 less than 16 years old and students, free under 5 years old. Information at +33 (0) 220.127.116.11.74. or on the website www.musee-nacre.com.
Christmas market. Saturday and Sunday, from 10h30 to 19h, on the square of the city/Town Hall, composed of many cottages.
Christmas circus. Saturday, 14 days, 17h and 20h as well as Sunday at 17h, to Royal circles. Ticket office at the checkout of the circus from 10h.
Christmas concert. Sunday at 17h, in the big ballroom of the Palace of Compiègne. In the program, for soloists, chorus and Orchestra, opening the “Zenobia in Palmyra” opera, Giovanni Paisiello, Missa Cellensis, Joseph Haydn. It will be preceded by a conference at 15h., entitled “Paisiello favourite composer of Napoleon”, by Vincent Haegele, historian, Director of the library of Compiègne. Rates (Ticket Office on site): concert only €25 and €20; concert and conference: €30. Reservations at +33 (0) 18.104.22.168.45.
Imperial Highway rides. Saturday, from 14h30 to 18h30, departure rue Saint-Corneille, for a ride in the streets of the city. Free. Exhibitions. Saturday and Sunday, from 14h to 18h, space Saint-Pierre-des-Minimes, ‘The happy days, Joujoulac’ a history of toys 100% forest of Compiègne. Saturday (last day), library Saint-Corneille, “Jules Verne and company: imaginary travel in the 19C. This exhibition revolves around the classic Jules Verne and proposes to rediscover famous writers between 1860 and 1910. Saturday and Sunday, from 10h to 17h at the Palace, «Winterhalter», portraits of court between splendour and elegance Price: €9.50 and €7,50, free under 26 years old. Saturday and Sunday, Center Antoine Vivenel, “treasures of the middle ages, Europe to the Xivesiecle”.
Exhibitions at the Castle. Saturday and Sunday, from 10h to 16h45, installation of the artist Mircea Cantor ‘Bellum & Maternitas’. Entrance to the castle: €7.50, €6, free for children under the age of 18.
Exhibitions. Saturday and Sunday, from 10h to 18h, in the room of the Jeu de Paume of the Castle, “The Grand Condé, the rival of the Sun–King“ as well as “The Duke of Aumale, historian”, in the cabinet of the Castle library . Information and prices on the site www.domainedechantilly.com.
Guided tours. Saturday and Sunday, 11h, 12h, 14h, 15h30, 16h, 16h30 and 17h, apartments of the Duke and Duchess of Aumale, located on the ground floor of the small castle. Price: €3 per person (to book on-site), in addition to the admission ticket of the palace(€17 (adults) and €10 (children 3-17 years)).
Lace Museum. Saturday and Sunday, from 14h to 18h, located at 34, rue d’ Aumale (Court Library), self-guided tour of the small museum consisting of three rooms where you will find unique collections (lace tile, time zones, preparatory drawings, quilted cardboards, shawls, dresses, Ruffles, fanchons, umbrellas, fans,…). Price: €5,€3 and free for children under the age of 18. Information at +33 (0) 22.214.171.124.36. or on the website www.dentelle-chantilly.fr.
Equestrian Christmas show. Saturday and Sunday at 14h30 and 16h30, under the dome of the great stables (Grandes Ecuries) , representation of the new show “Skin of donkey,” based on the tale by Charles Perrault. Price: €21 (adults) and €17,50 (children 3–17 years) (show+ horse Museum) or €30 (adults) and €22 (from 3 to 17 years old) (Show + domain).Booking of tickets at tel +33 (0) 126.96.36.199.80. or on the website www.domainedechantilly.com.
Christmas animations. Saturday and Sunday, from 10h to 12h
and from 14h to 18h on the course-Thore, ride the little train of time. Also, all weekend, Christmas fun course, stand confectionery and hot chestnuts.
Paintings and sculptures. Saturday, from 10h to 12h and from 15h. to 19h. in the Gallery Gilbert Dufois, discovered the new exhibit “Group 4″. Information at tel +33 (0) 3.44.60.03.48.
The collections of the Museum of hunting. Saturday and Sunday, 10h to 13h and 14h to 18h, discovering the new exhibition “Curiosities – ElisabethAmblard looks” presented under “Senlis, one (e) artist. Price: €6, €5 and €3, free for the residents and children under the age of 18. Information at tel +33 (0) 188.8.131.52.93.
And from my family to yours , cheers of the season with French champagne, the only and best one. A selection
Henriot, « Brut souverain » about 25€
Mailly « Grand cru », brut reserve about 30€
Ayala, « Brut majeur » about 30€
Piere Gimonnet & Fils, « Oger grand cru », brut about 30€
Duval-Leroy, « Cuvée Fleur de champagne », brut premier cru; about 35€
Veuve Clicquot, « Carte jaune », brut ;about 35€
Tarlant, « Cuvée Zéro », brut nature; about 35€
Perrier-Jouët, « Grand Brut » ;about 40€
Laurent-Perrier, « La Cuvée » about 40€
Deutz, « Brut Classic » ;about 40€
Pol-Roger, « Réserve », brut ;about 40€
Gosset « Grand Blanc de Blancs » ;about 50€
Happy Holidays to all, and be merry in the merriest of seasons! Cheers