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March 28, 2013

Some news from France LXXXXVIIII

Well we are reaching holiday here and time off Monday its Easter; happy Easter everyone or Joyeuses Pâques!

The delicious religieuses de chocolat are on now days and they are yummy, its origins goes back to  1850, when they were created at chez Frascati,  Parisien pâtisser that was near the  Grands Boulevards. The latest contest by Le Figaro had the winner in Rollet Pradier at , 6, rue de Bourgogne, 75007. Tél.:+33  01 45 51 78 36. open every day except Saturdays.

For the Easter eggs go to Jean-Paul Hévin with its  l’œuf maillot choco.  and the mendiant gourmand of Pierre Hérmes at and at  Hugo & Victor you try the Palette de choco,

News run now, the triple star of  Michelin Eric Fréchon of the Hotel Bristol,  who redid the Mini Palais at the Grand Palais is now in the renovated gare Saint Lazare train station!!! Been the second train station in Europe in passenger flow (450k) and coming from his native Normandy;it is expected to open September 2013,and you read here first.

Musée Maillol, 59-61 rue de Grenelle, metro rue du Bac is showing MURANO, temporary exhibit on fine glass art of murano until July 28 2013.

Musée Jacquemart-André, 158 Blvd Haussmann, metro Miromesnil, is showing Eugéne Boudin the painter of Normandy and Honfleur, thought of the father of impressionism, many paintings, watercolors, and pastels.

Espace Dali, 11 rue Poulbot, metro abbesses and Anvers, in the heart of montmartre ,this is the only permanent collection in France of Salvador Dali with over 300 works of art.

This is the time for Mexico and Germany at the Musée du Louvre, 99 rue de Rivoli, metro Louvre-Rivoli. Mexico has 10 masterpieces from the 17c and 18c while Germany has over 200 works from the period 1800 to 1939. Running thru June 28 2013.

And this year is 40 years that the Tour Montparnasse has given us the thrills of seeing Paris from above; time to revisit

One of the best recent museum ever made is the wonderful Musée de la Grande Guerre (it s a WWI museum), in the city of Meaux, Seine et Marne dept 77 , go there from Gare de l’est straight to Meaux.  It recounts the collection of Jean-Pierre Verney of his WWI seaches and its one of the best and most catalogued museum on the subject in the world already. Do not missed it.  It is at rue Lazare Ponticelli, Meaux, webpage

Enjoy Paris; and France, cheers







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