Some news from France CVIIII

Mid week is always fun around here, light work and little school so we come home earlier. The big news is the Summer sales begins today all over with few exceptions in FRance!! Soldes d’éte.

They began wednesday June 26 at 8H and will finish on Tuesday July 30. see more of it here, you know 64% of French people do their shopping during this period! according to an article in L’Express of today.

In other news ,the heritage days will be this year on September 14-15. The sites will be up with the programs by July 15. This is the journée du patrimoine where many site usually or always closed to the public are open, and it has catch up all over Europe too.  The site will let you know, http://www.journeesdupatrimoine.culture.fr/

You can splash in a 15 meter  pool at the hotel Shangri-La. 10, av. d’Iéna  this summer for 250€, http://www.shangri-la.com/fr/paris/shangrila/health-leisure/

You can have a nice dinner at the Comptoir du Relais and then ask for room  n° 56, attached to resto, and available for the night. The room is next to a wonderful nid nest of swallows on the roofstops of Paris. They will leave in the morning. Hotel Relais Saint-Germain 6, carrefour de l’Odéon ;http://www.hotel-paris-relais-saint-germain.com/  I must add one of my favorite spots in Paris!

In the Jardin des Plantes we have the bats night event coming back and ever so popular, a film by 19h30 and the see the bats by 21h;this is for August 24, and see webpage http://www.jardindesplantes.net/la-nuit-internationale-de-la-chauve-souris

Before that for the July 14 National Day festivities or Bastille day, at the Chateau de Rambouillet, a fireworks display to remember. From 22h45 to 02h and then a bal dance at place de la liberation. Catch the tourist office for details as the event approaches, http://www.rambouillet-tourisme.fr/

and for summer with 50 tons of sand, come for the best beach in the area city wise that is. At La Plage. From June 21 to September 15. at  Glazart, 7-15, av. de la Porte-de-la-Villette; http://www.glazart.com/LaPlage/2012/07/18/laplage-2013-2/

Paris to the conquest of the Seine is ready since June 19 ,the Bergers du Seine, and many innovations along the mythical river of Paris.  Among the facilities already in place, a climbing wall, a space picnic, teepees for kids, containers housing games. The restaurants have more difficult to finalize their project, including Faust and Rosa Bonheur. It also expected with curiosity the garden floating and the five islands moored near the pont de L’alma, forming five different atmospheres, illustrating biodiversity.  Some more traffic congestions but the city is not for the car anyway, we just try harder ::) The city plans a private monitoring device and rounds mountain bike police day and night. Life isn’t always a bed of roses. more on a webpage http://lesberges.paris.fr/

At the Stade de France June 29 we will have Bruce Springteen, with tickets from 57€ to 99€! yikes http://accueil.stadefrance.com/fr/customers/billet/bruce-springsteen

WELL JUST IN CAN’T WAIT FOR NEXT POSTING SO HERE IT IS. The chateau de Champs sur Marne is finally open after restorations. 31 Rue de Paris  77420 Champs-sur-Marne, this is just outside Paris(18 kms on RER A)  and on the Seine-et-Marne dept where my wife is from.  Built in the 18C , it had many famous tenants from the Duke of Valliére, Duke de Lévis, and Marquise de Pompadour. In 1895, Louis Cahen d’Anvers, a great collectionist in love with the 18C ask architect Destailleur to restore it and call upon Henri Duchêne for the park/gardens. webpage http://champs-sur-marne.monuments-nationaux.fr/en/

Well this is it for now, happy trails in France, the movable feast country !!!!!!!

Paris

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