Archive for February, 2014

February 15, 2014

Some news from France CXXIIII

Here I am back, and lots to write , always invigorating passing by Paris, the eternal city of love oops its Valentine’s, did you did you!!! A late but meaningful happy Valentine’s day to all.

You need to try the chocolates of our local boy Henri Le Roux, created the wonderful caramel chocolates in 1977, and have a store in Paris at 9 rue des Martyrs, 9éme. It is now run with great Japanese flair by Makoto Ishii since 2006.

And ,continue with French flair with Guerlain parfums: hip store at 68 avenue des Champs-Elysées, 8éme.  It has been there since 1914!!! and of course the next door restaurant Le 68 is managed by chef Guy Martin of Vefour fame…

well we had our Daniel Hechter, L’Air du temps, Hugo Boss, Lacoste ,and YSL so we cover all the price ranges at home lol!!! Another great store is the Le 66, at 66 ave des champs elysées, for men and women having over 150 brands represented on 3 floors.

A great New York import we are always looking for, especially us romantic Americans ho ho ho! is La Buvette, the great west village emporium now finally in Paris too. breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 28 rue Henri-Monnier,9éme,

Talking about an out of the way museum in Paris, but in my favorite area of the city, musée Marmottan-Monet is celebrating plenty this year. Les impressionistes en privé, célébrâtes 80 years of the museum. From September 2014 to January 2015 the museum will be celebrating the 140 years of impressionistes paintings school. Get on at 6 rue Louis-Boilly,

Continuing with the smashing success of the presentation of HOW TO BECOME PARISIAN IN ONE HOUR by Olivier Giraud in the Théatre des Nouveautés, 24 bd Poissonniére. Fridays and Saturdays at 19H Sundays at 18h, and Mondays at 20h. metro Grands Boulevards, and his webpage,

Keep an eye for the French movie coming out this year of the La Belle et la Bête or the beauty and the beast 70 years after the great work by Jean Cocteau it is coming tothe big screen totally .

And on the mood of love, after all this is February, one at least me like to remember those wonderful films we fell in love with Paris,like the title of my blog paris1972 for that Le Dernier tango à Paris, Marlon Brandon, and Maria Schneider. However, don’t forget Charade with Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn wow!  If you go to the musée Carnavalet to admire the Roméo et Juliette au tombeau des Capulet. Le Baiser by Rodin at the musée Rodin, and how about the musée de la vie romantique 16 rue Chaptal 9éme.

Visit the wall of love or the Mur des Je t’aime in the heart of Montmartre in the romantic gardens of the place Jehan-Rictus where the words of I love you are written in 280 languages!!! near metro Abbesses, up rue la vieuville. Also, have your lock at the passarelle des arts  or the fontaine Médicis in the cave of the jardin du Luxembourg.

How about a kiss in Paris, well many places he he he! but the classic ones you should try are at the very top of the hill of Montmartre on the street of vinyards near Sacre-Coeur, yes this is at the corner of rue Saint Vincent and rue de la Bonne. How about the île Saint-Louis or the île de la Cité; or get off the popular into the private of the île aux cygnes facing the statue de la liberté. Last for me should be the Butte-Chaumont park, in the temple call Sybille why not.

Yes, it is 850 years of Notre Dame, the grand dame by the Seine. 14 millions visitors last year and why not, get in line, wait, see it. its Worth it. The grand orgue or organ is the most important in France; five keyboards, 109 stops, and 8000 pipes it is also the largest. It has 10 bells . The construction lasted 107 years and a great French expression comes from this event. “Je ne t’attendrai pas 107 ans”  OR I won’t wait 107 years. or forever. Nice , tranquil beautiful Paris.

men, women looking for French outfits well go Parisian for a real fashion local look go to Zadig & Voltaire store, clothing, accessories ,and jewerly. Here is the addresses where to find them,

machines call PABLO are been installed in the airports for the tax rebate to non EU Citizen visiting France. as well as customs formalities, several languages like English, Spanish, Portuguese, Arab, Chinese, Russian and Japanese. The machines are at CDG Terminals 1,3, 2A,2C,2D,2E,and 2F. at Orly they are at Sud and Ouest terminals.

Last news that croisieurope is coming up with a new cruise on the river Loire, staring in April 2014, there will be 6-10 days cruises from Nantes, Saint Nazaire or Angers on a 90×15 boat with 48 cabins name the MS Loire Princesse.  ;

Have a great weekend everybody. Cheers.


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