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July 10, 2013

Some news from France CXI

Well this is wednesday mid week and the sunshine still here, love it; and the tour de France is in Mont Saint Michel, and the San Fermin bull running is going on in Pamplona Spain; and the football season (soccer to some) is already on in Spain and France starting mid august. And my vacation time and house closing is getting closer.

Oh well so much going on I am overwhelmed;so decided to come here and blah blah blah a bit with new and old things of the movable feast of France.

The sad news is the beautiful Hôtel  Lambert, worked of great architect of France,  Louis Le Vau at the point of the île Saint-Louis in Paris, has burned down on the night of tuesday to wednesday ,today. The fire cause no casualties after starting out in the roof of the mansion. It was purchased in 2007 for  60M € by the  family of the Emir of  Qatar. More in city of Paris webpage ,

At the Pinacothèque de Paris, in parallel with the New Evolution current at public exposure “Art nouveau”, the Pinacothèque of Paris present art to the Art deco movement. This shift is traced through an emblematic figure of its  kind: Tamara de Lempicka, a strong performer in the roaring twenties. Will be to September 8 2013  everyday from  10h30 to 18h30. Night shows Wednesday until 21h. May 1, July 14, opening from 14h. webpage

remember until July 14 there is still the treasure of the saint sepulcre at Versailles faboulous palace. Every day except Mondays from 9h to 18h. Here it is the full info in French,

And the biggest national party is coming up what most of the world knows as Bastille day and in France it is National Day; 14 July.  Leading the military parade on the Champs Elysées, and activities from 12h30 at the esplanade des Invalides, and also, place de la Nation, Place Saint Sulpice,Place de l’Opéra, Parc Montsouris, Place Péclet (15éme),and Place Armand Carrel (19éme).  of course, the fireworks at the Champ de Mars, follow it from 23h with more than 25000 firecrakers togo off.

Also, at the Point Ephémére, from 19h,  and go to the Olympia for the most revolutionary, from Saturday July 13 at 23H,La nuite est morte, vive la nuit, or night is death long live the night!! a replica action of La liberté guidant le peuple as done by Delacroix. Go and reserve for Edgar so the Foodies can have the cafête nationale; , the site will come alive soon, but go there anyway.

The Wanderlust will be the most Breton in Paris, with a shop on how to do a crêpe! from 14h to 17h free,  and the most snob at the hippodrome de longchamp , between the horse race of  the Grand Prix de Paris, and fireworks on Saturday from 16h to 01h;

Versailles wont be behind with 50 000 persons expected on Saturday July 13 night with the Talon Sauvages and the zumba, by the place Notre Dame (the markets), and by 23h at the place d’Armes.  There will be fireworks for the Grand finale with the title « Côté jardins, côté lumières »  rending hommage to the great gardener  André Le Nôtre.  It will be follow by paintings of many variations and fairy tales with a live band… Enjoy it.



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