Some news from France LXXXXVIII

I am done with my week, and looking ahead to a busy week of travels, first to Brazil ,then Paris, come back hopefully time to write on my blog and then out again to South Africa, and then back out again to Paris/Versailles.

Not to leave you all alone, here are the latest tips and pieces from the movable feast that is France.

One of the biggest issues is water pollution in Paris, and many events are cancelled due it. But do you know, this is one of the most beautiful waterways in the world and certaintly the most famouse, yet its polluted don’t go in or eat anything from it. I am talking about the SEINE river of Paris.  First it was the Traversée de Paris in September 2012 and now it is the Triathlon de Paris that has been cancelled because of water sewage problems  This is increase as the authorities are working on water transportation so many boats with old age and dripping oil all over; lol!!!

Art in Paris Art Fair, from March 28  to April 1st 2013 at the wonderful Grand Palais de Paris.  It will show the richness of the Parisien scene in spring with the expositions of  Adrian Paci  in Jeu de Paume, Anticorps  by Antoine d’Agata at the Bal, Correspondances  at the Espace culturel Louis Vuitton, Disaster ,at the Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac at Pantin, Julio Le Parc at Palais de Tokyo, Ettore Sottsass  at  Sèvres-Cité de la Céramique, Walid Raad at the musée du Louvre, Alina Szapocznikow, dessins at Centre Pompidou.  Also, the Russian memory of Paris with the exposition of  Chagall, entre guerre et paix at the  Musée du Luxembourg ,and  Hugo invite Dostoïevski – Les Frères Karamazov  photograph by  Alexeï Vassiliev at the Maison Victor Hugo, without forgetting the collections of the musée Zadkine recently renovated.

the places of all the events are

La galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 69, avenue du Général Leclerc – 93500 Pantin. Métro : Eglise de Pantin, ligne 5 – RER E Pantin

hours at the Grand Palais,  Thursdays March 28 11h30 – 20h
Fridays MArch 29  11h30 -22h
Saturday March 30 11h30 -20h
Sundays March 31  11h30- 20h
Monday April 1st  11h30- 19h, night time seance on Friday March 29 from 20h to 22h. admission is : 20€ Métro : Franklin-D.-Roosevelt, Champs-Elysées-Clémenceau , lines 1, 9 & 13, and Bus : Lines 28, 42, 52, 72, 73, 80, 83,and  93 access pedestrians is by  5 avenue Matignon, webpage

The big event is the Negresco coffee contest going on until April 7.  The winner of the local contest on TV  Top Chef 2012,and ,also, the ex super chef of L’Agapé substance, David Toutain and from the hotel Ritz kitchen Michel Roth, and the pastries of the Pré Catelan ,Christelle Brua could come to your house to cook for you ol!!!. you have two possibilities, first on the right column black band that says JOUEZ! and on the bottom center answering the 3 questions and hitting Valider mes Réponses for a free breakfast. webpage in French,

And last but not least, for buying at good prices and on second hand clothing  in Paris do come to these, they are waiting for you ::)

From Monday to Friday 11h-21h ,and from saturday to Sunday at  12h- 21h
8 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie 75004

01 42 76 03 72 

By Flowers
Monday  14h30 – 20h30,tuesday to saturday  11h- 20h30 ,and Sunday  14h30-20h30. 
86 rue des martyrs 75018

Kilo Shop Marais :
69-71 rue de la Verrerie

Kilo shop Saint Germain : 
125 boulevard Saint Germain

19 avenue de clichy
75018 from 10h00-19h30.
01 40 08 03 00, and 96 Boulevard de Barbes,75018,Marcadet
from  10h- 20h.

12 Rue de la Grande Truanderie Paris 1er 
Métro : Etienne Marcel 
monday to saturday from  11- 19h
Tél : 01 42 36 19 91,  

UPDATE: I have to tell you this because traveling next might take me a few days to write in my blog. The French pool table ,billard championship will be held in Croissy sur Seine; The Billard Open of Paris,  I know the town as when i came into France it was one where I was offered an apartment even without deposit, its a very nice town with the best British School in France, and finally I chose Versailles ::)  The best 32 players in France will be here, see the official webpage of the sport in France here,


Have a great weekend y’all.

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