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February 7, 2011

Some news from France XVI

Here it is another week, driving by the Arc de Triomphe on my way to a meeting at av Hoche near Faubourg Saint-Honoré. The temps are ideal with a high today on my car weather reader of 15°C ! The Meteo France calls for temps in the next few days of 8-13°C some sunny some cloudy but no rain is call for. Hoping for a quiet Saint Valentin with good weather. I had my lunch at restaurant Do Re Mi,  a nice brandade de morue, white muscadet and coffee for 21€ ,nice view in nice weather in chic Paris at 215 rue du Faubourg Sainte-Honoré. no web, Metro Ternes or George V. Tel +33 01 45 61 06 35

Nice entertainment near me was had last night at PACHA 78 a nightclub in the town of Louveciennes near St Germain en Laye even thus the address is at 64 rue de Versailles ,you come from Paris on the A13 road second exit direction St Germain en Laye ,then about 200 meters. This is a nightclub with 8 rooms giving you many choices! The bottom is line up with theme rooms like Bora Bora, Oasis, and Pacha, and the upstairs has a VIP club with belly dancers. You come in for Singles night on Wednesdays, the show sexy the Thursdays, and Ladies Night the Sundays. webpage

The studies conducted by The Lancet , a leading British medical journal, show that the French are one of the lowest in Europe with body mass of 25,9 for men and 24,8 for women. The study was conducted of those over 21 yrs old in 199 countries. The article in French by the Le Parisien newspaper

The first fragance by the mark Swarovski is been launched in collaboration with the labs Clarins available for next april for 36€ and will be call Aura. It is ,also ,90 years of the perfum Chanel No 5, all started in 1921 when Coco Chanel pick the 5th sample from a perfum mixer and decide to name such and make it avalaible to all in May , month No 5 ! Voilà the rest you know ::)

The Prado museum in Madrid and the Ermitage in Saint Petersburg will have a duel of treasures between them as follows , the works from the Prado will go to the Ermitage opening on February 25, 66 paintings from the Spanish, Italian ,and Flemish schools. The return will be in Madrid in November 8th having  160 works (including archeological, decorated arts, paintings,  sculptures, and drawings ) . According to reports in El Mundo newspaper of Madrid.

The great artery in Madrid Gran Via, will have stars on its pavement to imitate the Hollywood blvd to coincide with the issuing of the Goyas, the Spanish equivalent to the Oscars which will be given out next February 13 at the Teatro Real or royal theater. webpage

Corsairfly and TGV came to an agreement to provide transfers from air to train air to Paris-Orly airport.  The airlines flies from 15 French cities to the Antilles,Indian  Ocean islands , and North America. webpage

Carla Bruni ,the wife of French President Sarkozy is planning another music album , her third , she is registering  Los Angeles,Calif,  USA

The project Docks en Seine, will come to conclusion next October.  Build in the old general stores (at the crossing of quai d’Austerlitz and pont Charles de Gaulle, 75013) where it will the  Cité de la mode et du design, Or the city of fashion and design. The opening had been postponned and now it seems will be done by October 2011. Webpage

The Musée de l’Armée is showing the exhibition of  Under the look of Mars, the armory of the Princes of Europe, from march 16 to June 21 2011. rue de Grenelle at the Invalides, webpage

The Musée de la vie Romantique, is exhibiting the jardins romantiques français or French romantic gardens from 1770 to 1840 under from gardens of light to gardens of romance. Dates from March 8 to July 17, 2011. Webpage

Atelier Grognard in Rueil-malmaision is showing a wonderful string of paintings from the ecole de Rouen ,impresssionist arts at it s best with scenes frm the river Seine. You have heard of  Paul Gauguin, Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissaro, but also Fantin-Latour, Guillaumin, etc etc. running now until April 21. 13h30 to 19h located at 6 Avenue du Chateau de Malmaison, tel +33 01 41 39 06 96. email for more information at

Have a great week everyone ::) A+

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