Archive for July 30th, 2011

July 30, 2011

Some news from France LV

Well here I am at home, a quick weekend getaway to be with family again. I am ready to go out to get my older boy and eat out in Versailles.

In the morning I went to Paris Orly to pick up my father from his month long vacation with his sister in Miami/Key West, Florida USA. He has lots of stories and many goodies from the old home.

The weather in the Paris area is gorgeous today, very sunny but not hot and clear, the buildings the monuments were clearly visible even from the A13 highway. tomorrow is more of the same so a nice weekend. I will head back home tomorrow too.

The good news is my twin boys have school to start in Sept near Vannes, Morbihan area, and my older boy has interview mid august with a school that will put us all there quicker. The house is for sale by owner for now, waiting to see how is the market reaction. Hopefully , we will be all together by Christmas.

I continue with my travels next week is near Anvers, Belgium ,and I just came back myself from Lisbon ,Portugal. Then August is kind of quiet here always, and september everything kicks off high with more trips around France and afar.

Now great events in Paris ,musée quai de Branly, arts-expositions, the MAYAS ,from the beginning to the top,  or better in French, Mayas, de l’aube au crépuscule. this is running now until October 2, tuesdays, wednesdays, and sundays from 11h to 19h, nighlty on thursdays, fridays and saturdays until 21h. 160 pieces shown coming from the Mayas civilization in Guatemala are on displays, wonderful! webpage

Great cinemas runs in Paris now, my favorite all times is at LA VILLETTE. movies after movies shown the best and some to find, going on until August 21 2011, in the prairie du triangle du parc de la Villette, Paris 19, Tel +33  01 40 03 76 92. And its free!!!.webpage

Paris plages is on again, with the usual warning to us locals to avoid the city center of PARIS for driving ::) Its their 10th anniversary with many special events, and its gaining in popularity ever since, Paris Plages, until august 21th on the parvis de l’hôtel de Ville , voie Georges Pompidou , and on the bassin de la Villette. Open from 8h to midnite, free admission. webpage .

If you want guided visits of Paris, this one is recommended by friends who came over, and other local know them with good reputation, weppage head by Thomas Dufresne, tours are 10 euros and last about 2 hrs, check out the blog above,and enjoy Paris with company.

Well I am on my way out of the area, but as with many, we will always have Paris/Versailles , for me tops. And, and, I only be 5 hrs away by car and 3h50 mins by TGV train.

So see you in the Morbihan, Brittany of France. and enjoy France, its a movable feast all by itself. Cheers!!!

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