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March 25, 2011

Some news from France XXX

Well spring is in the air indeed, temps today as high as 21°C registered in my area of Versailles. For the next few days into early April we will have about the same from the lows of 8°C in the morning to as high as 18°C. Good things are coming our way.

The new thingy in town is the Nuits Parisiennes that will be on April 1, and will have several presentation around the city of Paris in art form. From 18h to 22h. ArtParis is sponsoring amongst others.  The sites will be Hôtel Le Meurice, le Village Royal,Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard, L’Eclaireur, Artcurial, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Hôtel Royal Monceau, and Villa L, more info rmation in the special webpage here in English

A survey by the firm Entreprise & Prévention has found out the French prefer to drink alcoholic beverages at home. The general breakdown is 80% at home and 20% outside. The ones at your own home comes out on top with 49%, with family,friends or colleagues is at 31%, in a bar is 5%, discotheque is 4%, restaurant or brasserie 4%,and in a Café 4%. Just fine with me and my thoughts. The same survey talks about the purchase of 74,7 liters of alcoholic beverages per household in 2010.

Something renovated and spruce up in an usual place, and still great cuisine with oyster is Le Bar à Huîtres112, boulevard du Montparnasse, 75014. Tél. +33 01 43 20 71 01. Open every day with three other addresses in Paris, webpage

For the music lover there is the exhibition of Georges Brassens ou la liberté”  at the Cité de la Musique , Parc de la Villete,75019 until August  21 2011. webpage

work on the RER B from CDG airport will have delays for three weekends from March 26/27, April 2/3, and April 9/10. du to work on the line B the circulation of train will be stop between Aulnay-sous-Bois and the airport according to the SNCF.

Tonite there is 133 millions euros to win in the Euro Million lottery lol! I am in !!!

Also, tonite there is France vs Luxembourg and Spain vs Czech Republic for the European Championship of football/soccer. France game is at 21h local time.

In the Plaza Oriente in Fuenlabrada,Madrid soon to open the biggest Chinese shopping center in Europe, it is located in the commercial park Cobo Calleja, which already has 377 firms with Chinese management with 3,000 workers of which  60% are Spanish .

There will be a mini marathon for new entrepreneurs in Madrid . All division from 14 yrs old and up are allowed, the race is for 5 kms and will start at 9h30 on April 9 from the  Paseo de Coches in the Retiro park or Parque del Buen Retiro.  More info here

The second round of regional elections will be held next Sunday in France, the race has a increase in the voting percentages from the far right the Front National or FN.

Next round of aid from the EU to Portugal that after Greece, Ireland is next. Spain is quivering on the border possibly next. Its historical for the south of Europe to get more aid, it always has been from the rich North. However, this time there is still the EU to come to the rescue. It will be balance out.

More round of democracy calling from the North Africa,and Middle East, newest one is Syria. All of the best of  luck to the democratic voices and may the already democracies help more. Cheers

The islands  in and around Paris, most know about Ile de la Cité, and Ile Saint Louis in central Paris. However, do you know Ile de Chatou in my area of Yvelines dept 78 (Impressionists territory and I was by there yesterday ) , Ile de l’Abreuvoir at Champigny-sur-Marne bordering the river Marne in dept 94 Val du Marne, between the 16éme and 15éme arrondissements, the Ile aux Cygnes, old digue of Grenelle, its an artificial island of 890 meters long ( 2937 ft) and 11 meters wide (36.3 ft), in the bois de Vincennes you have the lake Daumesnil , and it is link by two the ile de Reuilly and the Ile de Bercy,  famous too by impressionists painters you have the Ile de la Jatte or also call Ile de la Grande Jatte share by the towns of Neuilly-sur-Seine and Levallois-Perret in dept 92 Hauts de Seine, the Ile de Puteaux long of 2 kms is shared by the towns of Puteaux and Neuilly-sur-Seine in dept 92 Hauts de Seine, the site of an old Renault car manufacturing plant and today waiting rehabilitation sits at Boulogne-Billancourt, dept 92, the ile de Seguin, first a military camp and today a regional public park sits at Issy-les-Moulineaux, the Ile Saint-Germain, and last the Ile d’Amour is an island of the river Marne on the limits of the town of Bry-sur-Marne, dept 77 Seine et Marne.

And well have a happy weekend I need to get out and see those French playing the Luxembourguish in football/Soccer. Cheers

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