Some news from France CXXVIIII

Back for another edition of Some news from France, a popular post I gather. Enjoy France and surtout Paris!!

You have this June 18 the Fête de la Musique, all over France even in my small town, but in Paris at the Esplanade des Invalides (7éme) you will be put in the Canadian hour at 19h.  For the  5e édition,of the night will have 6 artists such as Half Moon Run, Busty and the Bass, Philémon Cimon, Wesli, Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire, and Princess Century. The time to look towards North America.

At my Montparnasse 56 with a panoramic view on top of the Tour Montparnasse (15éme) ,work will begin that will end in 2019.  This will be a total renovation and all those architects wishing to participate can put up their bids until July 13,2016 . You can contact the choosing committee here

ANFR (national agency of frequencies), Paris has now 1 150 ‘carriers’ of issue 4 G receiving a total of 2 103 antennas *. Bouygues Telecom, which owns the largest 4G network from Paris with 881 antennas, before Orange (649 antennas), SFR (627 antennas) and Free (243) the distribution of the antennas in the capital can be found on the site

The Tourist affluence in public transport in the capital, including on the occasion of the Euro16 has been accompanied by an upsurge of pickpockets. Within hours, the police arrested not less than 14 pickpockets surprised in flagrant delictof  stealing. A  Swedish supporter  taken for  €170 at the  station Denfert-Rochereau, a German who lost his wallet at the Saint-Michel station , a Mexican tourist at the gare du nord that lost his  laptop from his  backpack… The arrested, almost all minors, were placed in custody by the police of Paris.

At Saint-Ouen, 350 antique dealers will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the flea market Paul Bert. The Paul-Bert market led to the heart of the flea market in Saint-Ouen at the end of World War II. This is where flea market in Saint-Ouen existed since the end of the 19C… over the remains of an ancient vine. In 1977, the garage located in its midst has also been transformed  and covered, and took the name of its founder, Alain Serpette. 10, rue des Rosiers, Saint-Ouen. Free admission, open to the public with an invitation to download on the website

The T11 express tramway will be the first line from the suburbs to suburbs in the Grand Paris area , which will connect Epinay at le Bourget in July 2017,  both tram and train, therefore, the future line will be visible as a streetcar, the Ile-de-France . It is expected that the segment be extended between Noisy-le-Sec and Sartrouville (Yvelines), passing to Argenteuil (Val-d’Oise). This project will be call the Trangentielle Nord, more in French here:

The publication of a first list of 141 communes with the recognition of the State of Natural Disaster due to the recent flooding between May 28 to June 5th, will have an additional 46 communes towns in Seine-et-Marne dept 77. These towns are Beautheil, Bernay-Vilbert, bois-le – Roi, Boissy-le-Châtel, Celle-sur-Morin (La), Chalmaison, Champeaux, chaumes-en-Brie, Chevru, Condé-Sainte-Libiaire, Couilly-Pont-aux-Dames, Coupvray, Coutevroult, Crécy, Doue, Esbly, Ferté-sous-Jouarre (La), Frétoy, Guérard, Isles-lès-Villenoy, Jouarre, Lagny-sur-Marne, Lumigny-Nesles-Ormeaux, Maincy, Marolles-en-Brie, Moisenay, Montry, Mouroux, Orly-sur-Morin, Pézarches, Pommeuse, Roissy-en-Brie, Rozay-en-Brie, Saint-Augustin, Saint-Germain-sur-Morin, Saint-Martin-des-Champs, Saint-Méry, Saint-Ouen-en-Brie, Saint-Ouen-sur-Morin, Saint-Rémy-la-Vanne, Sancy-lès-Provins, Soignolles-en-Brie, Sourdun, Grafton, Villiers-sur-Morin, and Voulangis. Le Parisien newspaper report. Highlights those of my family, and Maincy is where the famous castle Vaux-le-Vicomte is but itself not damaged

Sunday the commemoration of the race Paris-Rambouillet. In 1899, she was one of the first motor races to be held in France.  80 centuries-old vehicles and their crews from France, but also England, Belgium, Germany and even from the United States will start at 8h30 at the Invalides in Paris and will join Rambouillet passing through the Valley of Chevreuse and the Abbey of the Vaux de Cernay. Sunday from  14h to 17h, the car show in the Park of the château de Rambouillet. Free admission.

Saint Germain en Laye (Yvelines dept 78). The National Archaeological Museum (in the castle) will open its doors to the public for free. It will be possible to  enjoy unique collections and participate in different workshops around a particular study of the bones of animals. Lectures will be ,also, organised around tours on Saturday and Sunday.

The public inquiry on the CDG Express project runs until July 12. This direct rail link between Gare de l’Est in Paris and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (terminal 2). The public hearing will be  Thursday at 20h30 at the Luxor cinema, 170, boulevard Magenta in Paris. Then Monday, at 20h30 at the Hotel Radisson Blu, rue de la Chapelle in Le Mesnil-Amelot (77). Site in French here:

Val-d’Oise dept 95, celebrates archaeology in the  7th Edition of National Archeology Day taking place this weekend. Guiry-en-Vexin, the Museum of archaeology is interested in the famous Gauls. Far from  Astérix and Obélix exposition this Friday to Sunday devoted to the emergence of trades: will allow visitors to discover their true story.  This Saturday and Sunday from  13h to 18h ,two specialists archeologist dressed in Celtic costumes will offer a demonstration on the manufacture of beads and bracelets.

Why not combine nature and history? This Saturday, from 10h30, an archaeological journey will lead the public to Genainville, Wy-dit-joli-Village and Guiry-en-Vexin (12€) under the label “country of art and history”.

Louvres, the Archea Museum also cooked up a program for this celebration.

This Friday, a conference-visit will present the history of the game of chess and its importance in the middle ages. This Saturday at 18h30 embracing historical humor with the projection in the open air of the series of Kaamelott 14h to 18h. This Sunday,  animations on the construction of the castles will be offered for free.

Did you know that Paris is the world’s most thirsty city when it comes to wines? yes we drink more than any other metropolitan area in the world….Source : Vitisphere  from a study in INSEEC :

With a wine consomption per person over 15 years of age reaching  5,23 millions hectoliters ( 51,75 liters per person per year), Paris has the first place well ahead of Buenos Aires ,Argentina with 3,43 millions hl, 32,18 l/per/yr, The Ruhr around  Essen-Bochum-Duisbourg, Germany with 2,89 millions hl, 28,5 l/per/yr), London, UK  2,77 millions hl or 27,75 l/per/yr, and New York ,USA with 2,31 millions hl and 12,08 l/per/yr).  Arriving in 5th place  New York is nothing to surprise you as the USA is the biggest consumer of wines in the World. Only that when compare with consumption per person France continues to be the leader.

Hear all about it, as you know France, adopted a change in its regional administration areas from a previous 22 to now 13. Some kept the same name such as Bretagne, Île de France, PACA, etc etc , but the rest change. The nord pas de calais/Picardie  is now the Hauts de France and now  the old régions of Midi-Pyrénées and Languedoc-Roussillon coming under one as Occitanie (going way back to the original name of the area and language). This will be made official in the regional Council meeting of June 24th.

Enjoy the anecdotes and stories of the Belle France !!!

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