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July 5, 2013

Some news from France CX

Thanks God is Friday alright , and like I said, summer is finally here with temps today in the 25C in my area of Brittany. We are heading towards vacation time here in Friday from the National Day 14  July (popularly known as Bastille day), and until the rentrée or re entry of schools in September 3 in my area.

I start by saying that the harrassment on cars continues with more radars for speed been put in the Paris periphérique. Porte de Passy, Dauphiné,Sévres, Brancion, Champerret, Vincennes are some of the new entries. This couple with the fact that they is an intention from the government to increase the tolls/péages on the roads base on kilometers run on them, and past the extra cash to them and some about 40% to departments. Its all money and nothing on security.  They are looking at 1% tax in 2014, I will surely keep an eye on it. Happy Motoring in France, its easy.

In continue with transportation, the tramway T5 of Paris is now running test runs without passengers to eventually become operational  Test runs until July 29.  This tramway will put together the town of  Saint-Denis (Seine-Saint-Denis- 93) and Garges-Sarcelles (Val-d’Oise-95).

New Palais de Tokyo is having an international extravaganza; After “Soleil Froid”, the Palais de Tokyo experimented again and coached 30 galleries and art venues throughout Paris to make manifest the emergence of the figure of the curator. At the Palais de Tokyo, ‘New waves’ (nouvelles vagues) is a large demonstration composed by 21 curators or groups of international curators (13 nationalities), selected by a jury from among more than 500 applications. running thru Sept 9 2013. webpage

Then go the newest thing the Moonshiner bar,

Invisible to the uninitiated, the Moonshiner, the whisky with 83 references specialist, is also preparing elaborate cocktails, including the excellent Salsa Verde 20 (mezcal, cucumber juice, lime, coriander, agave) or the Number 6 best-selling (rums 3 and 6 years old, ginger, lime, pineapple, combawa). All on a jazzy music, in the half-light of a deco 1900 , with integrated comfortable smoking room. It is in the antechamber that happens: the Neapolitan pizza maker cooks up one of his specialties products carefully from sources (Prince de Paris ham, olive oil and oregano’s head in olives, bufala of the farm of Alexandre etc.). Da Vito / Moonshiner. 5, rue Sedaine, (75011). Tél. +33 (0) 9 50 73 12 99. Open every day from 18h to 2h, and soon the lunch at midday for the pizzeria. Pizzas from 10-14€. Cocktails from 7-14€. More of it here in French,
Don’t forget the summer is Paris Jazz Festival to July 28th, at the  Parc floral de Paris (75012) more here . You have the FNAC live with performers like Oxmo Puccino, Olivia Ruiz,Cali, and Jacques Higelin , this one until July 21, at the parvis de l’Hôtel de Ville de Paris ,free admission.
Rock en Seine, will be big and nice, such as Phoenix, Alex Hepburn and La Femme amongst others , August 23-25 at the Domaine national de Saint Cloud (92) ; the site


Festival Sin Fronteras until July 31 at the dome in the Cabaret Sauvage (75020) a musical travel thru India, Cuba, USA, the Tziganes, and Jamaica. the site,

Scénes d’été now until August 25 at Parc de la Villette (75019) , world music for six week ends; free, music from Italy to South Africa ,from hip to tango. webpage

Soirs d’été-ouî FM or the evenings of summer from tomorrow to  July 13, it sth district festival of the 3éme arrondissment of Paris at the renovated place de la République ,and for five evenings of concerts for free, with a grand bal on July 13. performers such as Jake Bugg, Deportivo, Naive News Beaters ,and Rachid Taha, site here

Enjoy Paris ,and France, I do ::) Cheers.


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