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August 1, 2013

Some news from France CXIIII

Its a scorching day today with high of 33C and the heat is just beginning. I will be leaving next week for Italy for two weeks vacations ,then come back for my house closing here. A very busy period, so bear with me ok.

We have the festival of impressionistes ,all over Normandy and at Giverny , where we are reminder of the close collaboration with Japanese painter Hiramatsu Reiji , presenting for the first time in France.   The presentation will have a collection on display of japanese scenes from  Claude Monet, and works of the prestigious collection at the museum of  Musée Marmottan Monet ,and the high school or lycée Claude Monet of Paris. Call  « Hiramatsu, the fountain of nympheas, honoring Monet »,until October 31.

 At Cherbourg, Claire Tenu worked for the last two years in the city invited by the Le Point du Jour (Centre d’art Editeur)  . On this imaginary space you will see the city photograph and its opening to the sea in reference to its local Napoleonic heritage and the local  Jean-François Millet. Until September 29.

At Caen and its nearby beltway we have the Le Musée Eclaté de la presque’île de Caen (MéPIC) from the school of superior arts : 15 artists with  15 containers in  15 towns on the open skies. Until October 27th

At Granville, « Impressions Dior » witness the links uniting the house of Dior with the impressionistes movement. THe museum Christian Dior starts a dialogue between a selection of paintings by Monet, Degas, Renoir , and others and more than  70 dresses from the first creation of Mr Dior. until September 22.

Now get some healthy meaty food in Paris with corn, dry tomatoes, and steaks or  hambugers, pizzas, and  hot-dogs, see and taste at MOB Docks en Seine, 34 quai d’Austerlitz -75013 Paris – tél : +33  (0) 142775105 from Brooklyn NYC USA to Paris

at Grasse, you have the Musée International de la Parfumerie; exposition of Paul Poiret. fashion modist that was the first one to create its own perfum house in 1911 : Les Parfums de Rosine. Until September 29.

What are the 10 things you must do when in Paris the latest from le Figaro; you have to have purchase an ice cream at Berthillon

To have fed the canards in the jardin d’Acclimmatation ,taken a breakfast at the Café Marly (louvre), to have done pique nique or picnic at the ponts des Arts, to have cross the place de la concorde in a bicycle, to have taken the elevator or lift at Beaubourg; to have read a book/novel at the jardin du Luxembourg, to have dance in a péniche/boat; to purchase a puppy dog at the quai des mégisserie; and to spent the month of August in Paris!

For this summer in Paris try one great one near where I used to work in the eternal city, Da Rosa rive droite, 19bis rue du Mont-Thabor, 1éme Tel +33 (0) 1 77 37 37 87, everyday from 11h to 23h30. A nice club sandwich with iberian bellota ham for 20€ 

and of course some of favorite Latino bars restos in Paris are La Perla , 26 rue François Miron
metro Saint Paul. , and Hacienda del  Sol, 157 boulevard du Montparnasse, metro Raspail, wonderful and both real latin chefs.

Enjoy it until next time ,and have a great weekend y’all ::)

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