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February 5, 2011

Some news about France XV

Well good weather is back highs of 13°C today still a bit cloudy damp, but no rain nor snow ::) the weather for the next few days is looking good indeed. Temps in the 4 to 12°C range some days with light rain predicted.

The biggest news is Versailles is going after Roland Garros, the French Tennis Open!!! The present location has long been deemed to small and outdated to accommodate this prestigious event, and the French Tennis Federation is seeking better venues. One of them really competing against Paris is my beloved Versailles….The final decision will be rendered by end of next week either Saturday or Sunday February 12 or 13. Stay tune….

The Halles at the Forum in Paris has began to look like a construction site starting this weekend !  It started actually yesterday and will continue for the next few months. The first will be done by the church St Eustache, next to Place René Cassin, playgrounds galore ,This one will along rue Berger,there will be another one by 2014 .  There will take down about 340 trees and work with no date set on getting about 478 trees in its place and better looking…There will be about 50 bungalows along rue Berger and the others will follow so construction in Paris folks be prepared as some buildings will be demolished along rue pierre lescot the so call Willerval buildings of old. The quasi private company or quasi public that will handle this is Sempariseine  with webpage for this project in French here http://www.sempariseine.fr/spip.php?rubrique21

France just beat Scotland in VI Nations rugby 34 x21 with up and down plays, which they will need to improve to face Ireland next week. Ireland just barely beat Italy 13×11 today’s games. Montmartre is dress up to receive the Scots with dinner tonite at Moulin de la Galette http://www.lemoulindelagalette.fr/ . Festivities continue tomorrow , you have all info here http://www.ecosse-montmartre.com/

Have a great end of weekend.Cheers

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