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February 23, 2011

Some news from France XXI

Well here we are at midpoint and still rainy, grey ,cool, humid days with some more yet to come.  I was driving by Mantes-la-Jolie , a royal town of France with a great Collegiale Notre Dame, just park behind it overlooking the Seine river.

This just in, the city govt of Paris is launching a new webpage for news about the city and it will be expanded to even know the history behind each street. The English version will follow as for now is in French only; enjoy it here at http://opendata.paris.fr/opendata/jsp/site/Portal.jsp

For those seeking the very French of Paris, there is a concert at the famous Olympia from Feb 28 with Véronique Sanson, the French pop singer, showcasing her new album “Plusieurs Lunes” Several moons. Her personal webpage with the info is at  http://www.veronique-sanson.net/actualite/actualite.html

For a bit of jazz from Sweden with a voice like an American, go see Jeanette Lindstrôm at the fame Les Ducs des Lombards jazz corner her webpage with all the info of the event is at  http://www.jeanettelindstrom.com/en/

Want to go to the Circus, then come over to a good one Circus Alexis Gruss, will be performing Méelody its 37th creation with music, acrobats, trapeizes, chevaliers in horses, and comic clowns.  But hurry up only until Feb 27th, they are at  Chemin de ceinture du lac supérieur, Porte de Passy
, Bois de Boulogne,  webpage is at http://www.alexis-gruss.com/

Two brunch classics a la Americaine with the French touch bien sûr that have been my favorites for as long as I can remember is Carette by Trocadero. Now at place des Vosges and starting a nice brunch for 23€  with a breakfast at 12€, reservation is advice ,heavy meals great choices. Have a bit of Paris at 25, place des Vosges, 75003.  Tél. : +33 01 48 87 94 07. Open every day from  7 to midnight! webpage http://www.carette-paris.com/fr/ go to Carette on the right column and choose the location.

Another nice Brunch in another of my favorite areas ,the 7th, the resto Home in Paris, handled by Guillaume Gomez the No 2 chef at the Elysées (the French presidential home), just on Sundays  for 30€  including a hot drink, orange juice and buffet all you can eat, 20€ for the children.  17, avenue de la Motte-Picquet, 75007  Tél +33 01 47 05 07 37. Open everyday except sunday evenings and mondays ;no web but a great find go there.just in front école militaire. 

It will be the Greek month in Paris next March,starting March 1st at the room= salon Impérial in the The Westin Paris Hotel (3, rue de Castiglione), from 12h-19h, with Greek chefs and an elaborate buffet . The recipes will be presented at the two UNESCO restaurants during the week of Feb 28 to March 4th, and in five Greek restos in Paris from March 2 to 31th ,these restos are – Evi Evane, 10 rue Guisarde, 75006. Tél. : 01 43 54 97 86 – Les Délices d’Aphrodite, 4 rue Candolle, 75005. Tél. : 01 43 31 40 39 – Mavrommatis, 42 rue Daubenton, 75005. Tél. : 01 43 31 17 17 – L’Olivier, 15 bd du Temple, 75003. Tél. : 01 42 77 12 51 – La Maison Grecque, 20 rue de Mogador, 75009. Tél. : 01 45 96 37 38. Easy to find the webpages but if need help let me know.

New haircut trends for the spring by Jean Louis David, our favorite in the family, plenty of them in Paris, ours we have visited is in the 16 at galerie St Didier,rue des Sablons,  the short cut rock style is back for woman of course; here is the webpage for the haircuter http://www.jeanlouisdavid.com/salonstrouvez.php?cat=2&sub=2

A movie about the almost coup d’etat in Spain new democracy, where were you? I am glad it was not succesful and thank you King Juan Carlos, the movie webpage http://www.23flapelicula.com/

O. Lyon 1 vs Real Madrid 1, tied in Lyon in the Champions league, so we have a goal advantage for scoring away and the decider will be in Madrid , march 16. The goal for Real Madrid scored by Frenchman Karim Benzema, entering as a substitute.

Well now looking forward to the Chateau de Montmirail in the Sarthe the site of the movie The Visiteurs, French movie, my kids wants to go where they filmed it. So off we go. Cheers and have a great rest of week.

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