Some news from France LXXXVIIII

well its been a while but traveling and home work takes its toll; I am back.

It’s been scorching hot for the area, up to 34C over 90F and today it was 29C! and a downpour of rain , heavy for a while just arriving home. But getting closer to our summer vacation, and the house is coming along.

Some nice expositions in my wonderful Versailles are coming up as,maquettes de la marine imperiale at the Château de Versailles, until September 14 2014, exceptionally models of navy ships of the empire, awesome not usually shown many of them , shown every day except Mondays from 12h to 18h30 ,admission 15€.  http://www.chateauversailles.fr/les-actualites-du-domaine/evenements/evenements/expositions/maquettes-de-la-marine-imperiale/maquettes-de-la-marine/informations-pratiques-1

at the Château de Breteuil , the collection of furniture and dresses of the nobles for 400 years of history, there until December 30 2014 every day from 10h to 17h30 admission 15,90€ adults.http://www.breteuil.fr/

until December 31 2014,the New Guinea is of fashion at St Germain en Laye , musée d’Archéologie, expo every day except Tuesdays, from 10h to 17h admission is 5,50€ http://www.musee-archeologienationale.fr/

a nice romantic one, the boating (canotage) in the Seine from Maupassant to Mistinguett, at the musée de la Grenouillere, Croissy sur Seine, just over the Seine from Paris. until December 14 2014 , 4€ admission, open from 14h30 to 18h; http://www.grenouillere-museum.com/

and the latest shopping, Paris is on top. 50%, London second with 25%, Milan 18%, the fashion is the first thing they have in mind coming to Paris. next comes fashion  (51 %), souvenirs (40 %), cosmétics and perfums (38 %).  Survey done to Russians, Brazilians, Chinese and Japanese tourists with the Brazilians the biggest spenders at 6150€ per head! The study was done by the international cabinet, Abington.

more coming to Paris, Maison de Victor Hugo, until Feb 15,2015, a crossing of looks Victor Hugo,Jean Vilar, and Agnès Varda; admission is 7€  the house is open 10h to 18h .http://www.maisonsvictorhugo.paris.fr/

Until February 2015 at the Musée de Montmartre, the catalan artists, such as Utrillo to Picasso, open 10h to 18h 9€ adults, the history of the Catalan artists at Montmartre. http://www.museedemontmartre.fr/

The much announce opening of the Musée Picasso may finally comes through. It is estimated to be open by October 25, 2014. http://www.museepicassoparis.fr/

From Manet to Matisse at musée d’Orsay, running through February  22, 2015, hours 9h to 18h admission 11€. http://www.musee-orsay.fr/fr/evenements/expositions/au-musee-dorsay/presentation-generale/article/7-ans-de-reflexion-41150.html?tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=254&cHash=a1bcb37531

At the Invalides, the view from the front of the grand guerre  until Jan 25 2015. Admission soon to be shown, hours 10h to 18h; http://www.musee-armee.fr/accueil.html

At the Conciergerie, a showing of Saint Louis, until Jan 11 2015, admission 8,50€ adults, hours 9h30 to 18h. http://www.monuments-nationaux.fr/fr/actualites/a-la-une/bdd/actu/1764/exposition-saint-louis//

At Cluny ,a voyage to the middle ages with cooperation of muséums of the same genre. Feb 20 2015, admission 8,50€, hours 9h15 to 17h15, http://www.musee-moyenage.fr/

And the département 93 Seine Saint Denis, with all its urban problems is catching on to tourism, not only the basilica of Saint Denis and the Legion d’honneur. They are doing the beach theme like Paris along the Canal de l’Ourcq; the most tourists here are Brazilians, Portuguese, South Americans, and French from the provinces. The département has good transport to and from Paris, such as Metro lines 3, 5, 7, 9,11, 12 and 13 as well as 4 lines of tramway and a fifth one under construction and 3 lines of RER trains.  A prolongation of the line 14 to Saint Denis is on Schedule under the program of Grand Paris to help out the traffic on line 13.

Do plenty to do, and these are just my favorites events, there are a lot more in la belle France. Cheers

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