Some news from France LXXXII

VersaillesOnce settled in at work ,here I am again.  We are getting ready for another trip on business to Paris ,and then Madrid and then Mexico city, while in the meantime, there is this.

The Festival d’ile de France from Sept 8 to Oct 14, in 26 different sites all over the region, the official webpage is at http://www.festival-idf.fr/2012/blog/  You have free transport by navette bus at  5€  roundtrip that will allow you to hook up with the concerts from Paris (free from Cergy for the concert  New York,at  Domaine de Villarceaux). The reservation by telephone is obligatory at +33 (0) 1 58 71 01 01. There is a pass to attend at least 3 concerts for 17€ per concert!  For the young under 26 the price is 10€ per concert!!  Click on the map on the site and will take you to each concert venue for more information.

Some new happening in Paris, to open early September the change of the resto Sensing , that becomes  Guy Martin Italia (19, rue Bréa, 75006. Tél. +33 01 43 27 08 80).webpage http://www.guymartinitalia.com/  Same site but new menu  100% transalpine, new cave and new kitchen team.  The opening of  La Dame de Pic(20, rue du Louvre, 75001), by September 10th.  At the head will be the 3 michelin star chef  Anne-Sophie Pic (Valence)  that is ready to invest in Paris with simple dishes.  Welcome opening mat at  Ma Cocotte, restaurant design by  Philippe Starck,at the flea market of  Clignancourt(110, rue des Rosiers, 93400 Saint-Ouen Marché Serpette Tel +33 01 49 51 70 00).  After a bit of delay it should open by early October under chef  Philippe Amzalak (restaurant Bon, 75016).  It will have space for 250 persons open 7/7 , it has programmed some tapas for the aperos and simple dishes for snacking easy to go down.

More new ones,   Pierre Sang in Oberkampf, http://pierresangboyer.com/  a restaurant open to the people .  And by September 27 the second restaurant of the Palais de Tokyo ,13, avenue du Président-Wilson, 75016),it will be led by chef Gilles Malafosse  (of Petrus,75017) see webpage of museumhttp://www.palaisdetokyo.com/fr/lifestyle/saveurs/le-nouveau-restaurant . The taking over of Grandes Marches, 6 pl de la Bastille, 75012 by the group Joulie that already has in its carte some like ( les Congrès Maillot and Auteuil, Sébillon, Auberge Dab, etc…webpage as my link below blog http://www.cityvox.fr/restaurants_paris/les-grandes-marches_9989/Profil-Lieu ). Ready to open in October. Also, the third Nanashi inside the store Bonpoint, rive gauche at 6 rue de Tournon, 75006 where the chef  ­Kaori Endo  is in charge, webpage http://www.nanashi.fr/ . Finally, there is a second Stube, passage Verdeau(75009),to begin in the fall to conquer the lovers of currywurst and  strudel. webpage http://www.lestube.fr/

The hotel Costes is growing, after purchasing the neighboring hotel Lotti  at my old job street rue de la Castiglione (75001) the owner  Jean-Louis Costes will add about 40 additional suites that were confied to the decorator par excellence  Jacques Garcia, the transformation will begin in at the end of next winter.http://www.hotelcostes.com/ and http://www.hotel-lotti-paris.com/hotel-le-lotti-fr.html lovely photos on both ::)

Some chic Parisien in lovely places where the decor and food says PARIS : my short list. At the old pool  Art déco du Lutetia, dates from 1935  remodeled by  Hermès since last year, cher but glorious Le Plongeoir chez Hermès 17, rue de Sèvres, 75006. Tél. +33 01 42 22 05 39. open every day except Sundays from  12h-19h.Carte around 25-30 € (for teas and pastries ). http://fr.stores.hermes.com/Europe/France/Paris/Hermes-Sevres

Inside an old butcher shop, you find the most refine Argentinian in Pari, Anahi  49, rue Volta, 75003. Tél. +33 01 48 87 88 24.  Open all the evenings from 20h to midnight. Carte about  50-60 €. For the lovers of beef, big portions, my link as below in my blog http://www.cityvox.fr/restaurants_paris/anahi_5173/Profil-Lieu

An old fish market now a fish restaurant with lot of anglo expats community of Paris presence,  Fish la Boissonnerie 69, rue de Seine, 75006. Tél.+33  01 43 54 34 69. Open every day. Menus: 26,50 € (lunch.), 31,50 and 35 € (dinners). Love that tuna in mango sauce lol!!!http://www.cityvox.fr/restaurants_paris/fish-la-boissonnerie_5754/Profil-Lieu

We arrive at a marvel of Spanish touch now Joselin, this is and old bank with huge volumes and the deco very theatrical , all in gold; including a  chesterfield  in golden leather! ,and all dress up in red!! wow!  To boot it has an inmense hall all laid with tiles and with columns and pylon original of the bank. Well enough of description, the food is fantastic love that espadon in plancha, it is at the   Banke Hotel (part of Derby hotels) , 20, rue La Fayette, 75009. Tél. +33 01 55 33 22 22. Open every day . Formule: 29 € (4 small  entrées, 1 plat and 1 café gourmand).Carte at about  60-70 €.http://www.derbyhotels.com/en/hotel-banke/restaurants/josefin-127.html

Daniel Cremieux, modist and designer from men’s clothing to a lot more, see the main store at 28 rue Boissy d’Anglas 75008 http://www.danielcremieux.com/iphone/stores.html My wardrobe. And right by the church at 9, place St Augustin, 75008, see the store of Charles le Golf, http://www.charleslegolf.com/  and Armand Thiery, 45 rue Caumartin, 75009, http://www.armandthiery.fr/e_commerce/magasins.cfm

See at the musée des Impressionnismes, 99 rue Claude-Monet, 27620 Giverny, http://www.mdig.fr/ The exhibition of Delacroix à Signac designs of the Dyke Collection until 31 October, admission 6,50€ ,the evolution of designs in France from 1830 to 1930.

In my wonderful Versailles, the expo  of  Les Dames de Trianon  showing in a nice combination of portraits, the women who made the palace famous, Queens, Imperatrices ,favorites of the kings and queens as well as princesses.  on until October 14, admission is 10€ , held at the Grand Trianon, http://en.chateauversailles.fr/grand-trianon– ITS THE BIG PHOTO !!!!

And last a game, just showing in French news journal, GEOCASHING, seems like a lot of fun, and I will participate.  You have to hide something, and then give others a clue to find it. You can keep what you find or re hided again for the next participant. Fun!!! http://www.geocaching.com/

Until next time, have a great TGIF, Cheers

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