Some news from France CXXX

Beautiful weather has return , and sunshine in the skies. We are getting ready to another wonderful weekend in Brittany. Tomorrow we celebrated my oldest birthday in Rennes.


Louis de Funes is a French movie star of the 1960-80’s ,made famous in France for the movie le Gendarme de Saint Tropez (1964) , I know him since the series Fantomas (even before a james bond), and on those movies I took my first steps to Learning French long ago. We are celebrating 100 years of his birth. He began his movie career in 1945, taking him long to establish himself as a great actor. showing at the Crous culturel de Paris,

The Collection Lambert  in Avignon is now closed for renovations.  The project has it that will bring together the hôtel de Caumet (current building) and that one of hôtel  de Montfaucon (an old art school). The renovation will take about 18 months.

For the new Arts center in Arles, the regional government and arts organisation has chosen amongst  the 176 nominations, 5 teams of architects for the project of relocation of the NPHS. These are : Eduardo Souto de Moura, Portuguese architect, 2011 Pritzker Prize, Prix Wolf 2013;  Corinne Vezzoni and Associates, architect based in Marseille, born in Arles; Rudy Ricciotti, Grand national prize of architecture 2006;  Francis Soler, Grand national prize of architecture 1990; and Marc Barani, ‘ Équerre D’Argent 2003, national Grand Prix of architecture 2013.  the project of Frank Gehry that will house the Luma Foundation. The future building of 4000 m² will offer spaces of courses and vocational training, of laboratories dedicated to film and digital techniques an exhibition space and a conference area. It will also help to confirm the identity and the international influence of Arles as territory of photography and contemporary art. The jury will meet June 12, 2014 in Arles to elect the winner team among the five chosen candidates.

The mondial du tatouage (world tattoo) , Grande Halle de la Villette ,  41, rue de Verneuil – 75007 Paris;

and more at musée  du quai Branly from 6 May to 18 October 2014, tattoos and tattuages,

From 23 march to 5 April the Atelier des peintres du Marais expose their work at  72 rue François Miron
75004 , webpage here


My wonderful Versailles, will have the Grands Eaux Musicales : Saturdays and Sundays from April 5 to October 26, 2014 + Tuesdays from May 20 to June 24 + some holidays. Getting water from 11: 00 to 12: 00 and 15:30 to 17: 00. and Exceptional Grandes Eaux Musicales dates on Friday, April 18, Thursday, may 8, and Friday, August 15. The Jardins Musicaux: Tuesday April 01 to May 13, and then from July 01 to October 28 from 9:00 to 18:00. Attention: during the musical gardens, there is no great waters music

Lots to do for the weekend so need to go, but stay tune, more to come in Paris1972-Versailles2003.


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