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January 24, 2011

Some news from France X

Another first day of a week, skies a bit cloudy cool light rain falling in the area. I am in Nanterre “working” and eating in house.

The temps are now 4°C light rain falling, high this afternoon of 6°C, the coldest will be next Saturday at -4°C with a high of 1°C, mix days of cloudy,sunny,and rainy until February 1 according to Meteo France.

Finally Karim Benzema,the fame French footballer/soccer player at Real Madrid score a goal given his team a victory 1×0 over Mallorca in the Spanish league. Needs to do more to show for his high 35M€ salary.

The start of Fashion Week in Paris is today. Great haute couture will be exposing their newest all over the city in various venues including some palace hotels. The new news is the new designer of Alexandre Vauthier already wear by American singer Rihana. webpage, http://www.modeaparis.com/?lang=en

The French César awards ,the equivalent of the American Oscar,have announced their nominees as for example best actor will be  Gérard Depardieu,Roman Duris, Eric Elmosnino, Lambert Wilson and Jacques Gamblin. Best actreeses will be Isabelle Carré, Catherine Deneuve,Sara Forrestier, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Kristin Scott Thomas. Best movie  L’Arnacoeur, Des Hommes et des dieux, Gainsbourg vie heroïque, Le nom des gens ,and The Ghost writer (French but with English name movie !). Best foreign films nominated are Inception (of American Christopher Nolan) The Social network (David Fincher, American), Invictus (latest of  Clint Eastwood, American), Bright star (New
Zealand ‘s Jane Campion) Les Amours imaginaires (Québec, Canada Xavier Dolan) Dans ses yeux (Argentina ,Juan José Campanella) Illegal (Belgium of Olivier Masset-Depasse). webpage , http://www.lescesarducinema.com/#

In 2010 the airline wars between Airbus and Boeing is continuing as Airbus began to pull ahead of its rival. 2010 orders were Airbus 574 and Boeing 530 while deliveries of aircraft in 2010 was Airbus 510 and Boeing 462.

Aemet ,the meteo agency in Spain is reporting very cold days ahead there. Especially in the North and North-East of the country with Teruel getting -12°C!, Zaragoza, Avila, -9°C, Barcelona -10°C etc. Strong rain and winds up to 70 Km/hr in the Canary Islands. http://www.aemet.es/en/eltiempo/prediccion/temperaturas

FITUR, the tourist fair is been held in Madrid as I write, the annual events draws thousands of the general public but also the professionals with new innovations and plans of travel, see webpage http://www.ifema.es/ferias/fitur/default_i.html

As it has been done lately in Fontainebleau,and Versailles; it is now Chambord to do the same. It will open a deluxe hotel that will be ready by the end of 2011. It will have about 40 rooms in two buildings . You can keep track when officially announce at the castle webpage here http://www.chambord.org/Chambord-en-idm-208-n-Practical_guide.html

The winner according to Le Figaro magazine of the best financier cake in Paris is the bakery Hugo & Victor,40, bd Raspail, 75007. Tél. :+33  01 44 39 97 73. As well as branch at  7, rue Gomboust, 75001. webpage http://www.hugovictor.com/ Ohh by the way the Financiers are not financial people, its a small cake usually eaten with coffee for breakfast, its like a coffee cake but done from the 19C in Paris.Try it, its great in the morning Lol!!!!

And did you know that France gastronomy is now part of UNESCO World Heritage sites as in Inmaterial section,given credit to the best culinary experience in the world !!! webpage http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/index.php?lg=en&pg=00011&RL=00437

Have a nice week everyone ::)

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