Paris, here I come again,and again,again ,again and again

Yes, Paris is a place to come back again and again,AND ,if you are lucky enough to have worked there and lived nearby in Versailles you have the best in the world.Now that I am away starting a new chapter in my life in the Bretagne of France, every chance to come over is for excitement and nostalgia.

I was there yesterday by Montparnasse then Porte Maillot,and walk on the Champs-Elysées to the ave de la Grande Armée,grand indeed. Let me catch up with some of the latest from Paris. Little things to do in the most beautiful city in the universe!!!!!!!!!

Electric cars will be available the gare de Lyon to do your trip in the city,just go to the Avis counter there. This will begin november 21th and you can rent for half a day or full day. Marseille will have it too.

To preserve our European rights on train travel you can always call Europe Direct 00 800 67 89 10 11 or go to http://ec.europe.eu/passenger-rights

You should know due to heavy work to improve the railroad lines in France, schedules will change as of December 11th for 85% of the train network in France. The work will continue in 2012.

On more touristic notes, you can go to the Grand Palais from now to January 9 2012 for a story of video games at the galerie sud-est. The event for all aficionados of the videogame, more information and reservation at www.rmngp.fr

A wonderful retrospective on Spanish paintings from Zuloaga to Velazquez will be at the Musée de l’Orangerie in the jardin des tuileries. more information at www.musee-orangerie.fr and see exposition on the left column.

Great showing of Chinese history at the Louvre from now to January 9 2012, every day from 9h to 18h except tuesdays, with night admission to 22h on wednesdays and fridays. You go in by the pyramide du louvre cour napoleon; reduce rates after 18h on wednesdays and fridays for 6€ from the normal 10€. The program is call “La Cité Interdite”  or the forbidden city. More info at www.louvre.fr

At the Musée du Luxembourg, you will see the 3Cézanne et Paris” expo from now to February 26 2012; from 9h to 22h on fridays to mondays,and 10h to 20h on tuesdays to thursdays. admission 12€. the museum is by the French senat and famous garden at 19 rue de Vaurigard, metro lines 4 and 10 Odéon as well as RER B Luxembourg.Buses 58,84,and 89 takes you here too.

Of course, there is plenty more, but these are some of my favorite events;enjoy them they are all grand.

For a bit off Paris, this coming weekend there is the Salon du Chocolat at Vannes ,the city I work now. at the Parc des Exposition (le Chorus,an very old cereal storage place now use for these events) ,admission is 5€ with great chocolates makers and the special guest, the country of Peru. Chocolates of the Incas….more info here http://www.lechorus.com/detail_programme.php?id=81 , and of course I will be here lol!!!

And something I have been and will sadly missed this year is the Hospices de Beaune, the 151st edition coming up November 20th. It will have famous chef Michel Troisgros that will do six menus around the famous appellations of Pouilly-Fuissé,Corton,Corton-Charlesmagne,Meursault-charmes,Mazis-Chambertin, and Pommard-épenots. they will have 618 bottles of red wine, 143 bottles of white wine for sale by Christie’s. the benefits of the sale will go to charities of heart surgery and France Alzheimer. more info at www.hospices-de-beaune.com

And as always, we will always have Paris, right !!! ::)

Paris

from the quais over the Seine and the Conciergerie

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