Some news from France CXX

Its weird to write right on Christmas Day, but we were early waiting for all to be awake and see the gifts from Papa Noêl Under the tree, yes we still follow traditions in my house. Merry Christmas to all who celebrated and whatever its your day with the good side.

The tree is lit and the boxes are full, and I am looking at them now and the gang just Wake up its 10h30 lol!!! and later on we will have the left overs from last night and more Champagne !

Now for the news from my belle France:

Fondation Cartier – Paris 19éme, will have a showcase of America Latina 1960-2013 until April 6 2014. they are open every day except Mondays from 11H to 20h, and on Tuesdays they are open until 22h, tel +33 (0) 1 42 18 56 50.

and where to celebrate the New Year in Paris, questions comes up again and again from friends and readers alike, so here again my selection, bear in mind ,its my selection on those that I have tried over the years.

Do it at the Villette, Happy end à La Villette Enchantée. 211 avenue Jean Jaurès,19. From  23h30 to  07h. admission is 10€ (in advance), or  15€ (on site). 100% électro from the go go, with the special London invitation of  Fort Romeau, the  DJ Zaltan (Antinote),and the  Parisien Acid Wolf Band of the label  Taapion.

Tous la frite au Point Ephémére. 200 quai de Valmy, 10.From  22h to 06h. admission 18€ (in advance), 20€ (on site).  Here you have the works, with the resident DJ’s  Jean-Poulpe Pieuvre & Marionette, Thierry Theolier  from the Syndicat du Hype, DJ LA from Paris from Red House record, Morgan Pa from Newtrack, DJ Mannekenpis, DJ Tantôt, DJ Wallou, DJ Moultafrite and their guests) will make you dance all night and morning on two dance floors. To make a pause, there will be a space  chill out, four bars, a covered and heated terrace, hot gaufres, Belgian beers, and of course the french fries.  Finally,don’t forget to come in with your best outfit masquarade.

NYE au Wanderlust. 32 quai d’Austerlitz, 13. From 22h to 06h. admission 15€ (in advance).  Special invitation to the  «godfather» of the New York house  Kenny «Dope» Gonzalez. this New yorker organise block parties from 1985, member of the  duo Masters At Work, creator of the label  Kay-Dee ,and  4 times nominated for a Grammy Awards.  He will be join by the  Boston Bun of the label Ed Banger,  Glenn Dale, from Arnaud l’Aquarium (resident DJ ) ,and  Sven Love. After midnight ,the restaurant will have a special menu at  50€ (with prior reservation including the admission), it will transfrom into a dancing hall with two sound systems and two themes.

Le réveillon des annés 80 at the Bus Palladium. 6 rue Fontaine, 9. From 22h to 06h. admission  49€ (in advance with 3 drinks), 59€ (in advance with  10 drinks). party the new year to the sound of the 80’s music . In the program, a cocktail of songs from the generation flashy done by DJ Jeff De Schilton (Do You 80/Generation 80-90). Eurythmics, Depeche Mode, Mickael Jackson, Wham, U2, Tears For Fears, Kylie Minogue,The Cure, Queen, Rita Mitsouko, Étienne Daho, Mylène Farmer, Lio, at the beginning of the evening , Téléphone, Indochine, and a surprise.

Did I told you the Zoo de Vincennes will reopen in April 2014? YES; the mythical zoo is back and better than ever for what I saw driving by it last week. light greenhouse of 4.000 square meters of dozens of birds in freedom, lazy on lianas, where the visitor gets deep with the smell and wetness of thousands of tropical plants. Reconstituted steppes. A vivarium and a last cry giraferie. And, of course, more than a thousand animals – 170 species – from the most classic to the most exotic. Landscaping prowess, ode to biodiversity, the Vincennes zoo (now renamed Parc zoologique de Paris). No longer has much to do with the Wildlife Park that has populated the imaginations of generations of small Parisians. The ever-present Grand rock overlooking the new five biozones is still there. Giraffes, lemurs and baboons will resume service. webpage new too,

Revolution in the parfums business,  the British group Designer Parfums founded by a family of Indian origins, the  Mehta,has purchase parfums  Jean Patou in July 2011 from Procter & Gamble.  Now they are on the move to give this brand that once rival that of Chanel the luster it had, so JP is back.

Some of the better known art galleries outside of the Paris region, has great showing coming up, such as

Joel Shapiro, Saint Etienne, musée d’art moderne de Saint Etienne métropole,

Motopoetique , the motocycle in motion in the Arts, Feb 21 to April 20 2014? at the musée d’art contemporain de Lyon ;

George de la tour,passage Sainte Croix, at the musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, until February 8 2014,

expo Michael Smith , une archeologie de l’humanité, from 4-30 march  2014, musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux,

And I leave with these, as the gifts are opened, and I got my, a CD of Florent Pagny, my best singer of France! ,a leather belt with artsful letters, and a nice winter coat short from my favorite Armand Thiery!!! I am set for 2014, bring it on !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers and Merry Christmas!


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