Some news from France CXXXV

Here here, we are having better weather today, just up to 62F or 17C with shades of sunshine. And we finish June, and for me ,we close the fiscal year for my company. Now the fun begins with the reports lol!!! My usual blah blah blah on la Belle France and especially the Paris in all of us ::)

First something I dwell on a few times is beer. Well in France the popularity and sales of it is growing. 5% higher than last year’s sale with 70% of them made in France! And more than 2000 brand names!   All this was from a popular phenomenon of drink local that said  M.  François Loos, président  of the Association des Brasseurs de France.  It all started in 1985 and in my Brittany with the creation of the brewery  brasserie Coreff at Carhaix-Plouguer.  Taken from article in the  Le Figaro journal.

The AOC Cassis of wines is celebrating 80 years since the nomination as AOC wines. The Rosé wines contributes more than 70% of the vinicole production of Cassis, but the Whites with 11 winemakers and an area of 215 hectares showing very small area in comparison with other AOC areas of France. They will come soon 100% Bio and have implemented a Customer service training to help tourists visit the vinyards! The predominant grapes are the Clairette and the Marsanne for the whites; consider the best from Provence here. The Rosés grapes are  the Grenache, Cinsault, Barbaroux, Carignan, and the Mourvédre. More of this wonderful wine here:

Prohibited to drive in Paris, new law says all cars put into circulation before January 1997 ,but also minivans registered before October 1997 are not allowed to drive in Paris according to AutoScout24, some 600,000 vehicles are concerned in the Paris  region.  Also concerned two-wheelers on the road before June 1999, and heavy trucks and buses dating from before October 2001, but not vans, moving trucks, firefighters, tankers refrigerated trucks and vintage cars. The ban is valid from Monday to Friday, from 8h to 20h (heavy goods  vehicles are prohibited 7 days a week). Ticketing will intervene only in October 2016 . The fine: 35 euros, or 45 euros for failure to have stamp (vignette). per City of Paris.

The exposition last summer of the magical theater Olympia “yesterday, today, and tomorrow”, allowed fans to discover or rediscover with photographs, film, stage costumes evoking the most memorable concerts of this mythical place. The renovations began in 1996 that helped rebuilt the Olympia 60 meters lower. An Underground street with an area for trucks dumping, parking for 16 trucks, 3 tractor trailers and unloading docks. To ventilate the room, four power air machines were installed doing 155K m3 of air per hour  with opening to cool each seat and avoid tensions on the structure, when the public has too much noise and energy, the room is place on springs that helps when the floor collapse 10 cms. The new room has preserved the soul of the original. Red or blood red or red Coquatrix and curtains, night blue ceilings, and lyre shape mezzanine. The Olympia has kept its logo with the deformed “O” symbolizing the contours of the city of Paris and the pedestrian bright letters from the time of Piaf. The reality is far removed from the caption for this address that makes 10 million euros of sales per year. The Olympia can be reserved for those who have the means to afford it – at 20 500 euros per day.

The “Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping”, which opens today July 1st for 3 days, around the obstacle course on the playground of Bagatelle in the Bois de Boulogne. Metro line 1 Pont de Neuilly takes you there. Today the horse jumping show is from 9h to 22h (Including the Eiffel Record in the high jump of the city of Paris at 8h30 today , Saturday from 9h to  21h and Sunday from 9h 20h30 . Tariffs 1500 seats in free access in the stands, or two other paid for 45€ and 75€ the day of the competition. The Village is open to the general public. Many events around such as artisans, authors, photographers, and painters.Sunday at 14h30 the Christie’s House Orchestra will have an unprecedented auction of items from the obstacles course.

As told here before, the Navigo pass is going up from 70€ to 73€ per month from August 1st. In the same proportions or increase of 4,3% the subscribers from zones 2-3,3-4, ,4-5 will paid less than 70€.  The metro single unit ticket will go up too, from 1, 80€ to 1, 90€ and increase of 5, 5% and the carnet or book of 10 tickets will cost now 14.50€ (an increase of 2.8%. RATP

Bison Futé advise motorists to delay their departure today July 1st (the first day of vacation time in France)  to before 14h or after 20h or even 22h. The 3 lanes on A6 not usually enough will be slower due to construction work between Village and Ormoy, by then the highway of the Sun (A6) may be called the highway of the misery of motorists. Le Parisien

Would Beauvais Airport be an impregnable Citadel?

Bus companies Flixbus and Frethelle come once again to face a closed door. According to the syndicate mixte de l ’Aéroport (SMABT) owner of the platform bus terminal the trajectory Between Beauvais and Paris for the second time has failed to be adopted. As early as November, bus companies have attempted to tackle the monopoly of the Airport on passenger bus service.  “We believe that the price of 16.50€ on average to connect Paris to Beauvais is aberrant, scandalous, and not justified according to Yvan Lefranc-Morin, Director of Development for Flixbus. And of course, he is correct!!! Le Parisien.

Enjoy your weekend ,wherever you are.

Just the latest news,the RATP is having free WIFI on several stations and point connect stations in others starting now. The 20 minutes free connections are at the following stations: Porte Maillot line 1, Chaussée d’Antin RER A, CDG étoile RER A, Gare de Lyon line 1, Gallieni line 3, La Defense RER A, Gare du Nord line 4, St Lazare line 14, Cité Universitaire RER B, Auber RER A. And the point connect stations are at St Denis Université, line 13, Bibliothéque François Mitterrand line 14, Val de Fontaney RER A, and Noisy le Grand RER A. More in French here:

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