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July 13, 2017

Some news from France CLXII

ok so the weather has tame, and it is cooler and humid some sunshine in the afternoon; but we are enjoying a long weekend. Tomorrow is National Day in France ,July 14, for some visitors it is known as Bastille Day.

Even President Trump of the USA is in Paris. Invited by French President Macron for the centenary anniversary of US troops entering WWI in France. They will be a parade from 10h ; where the 1st Infantry Division US will march first along the avenue Champs-Elysées. And the US Air Force Thunderbirds will do a fly over. I just took one photo from my TV for representation of the event.


Activities at the Grand Arch de la Defense, from 21h30 with 15€ admisssion;

The Panthéon celebrates the Republic from 13h to 19h free admission.more info here:

FG Garden Party at the Hippodrome de Saint Cloud (92) from 17h to 02h, admission from 8€; more here:

Grand Bal under the roof of the Grand Palais from 20h free admission with reservation. More here:

Concert du Champs de Mars from 21h to 23h free admission, and in front of the Tour Eiffel firecrakers from 23h to midnight  ,free admission

And of course, my beloved Versailles ,more traditional French; the Louis XIV spectacle , the king of fire in the Chateau de Versailles from 22h admission 75-110€.  There will fireworks in Versailles !!! More here:

Tomorrow evening Friday you should be in Aligre ! giant concert with more than 50 musicians of the Orchestre de chambre de Paris with a show name  « Grand Ensemble » it will be from 19h and 21h More in French here:

Colette ,213 rue Saint-Honoré , the historical store will be closing by December 2017. The original family is still there with Colette Roussaux , and her daughter  Sarah. they started in the area of Sentier by Colette and her daughter coming out of the school or École du Louvre, to joined her mother and founded the store. A Paris institution store and so sad will be closing its doors. webpage here:

In its 24e édition, Paris Jazz Festival will invites you to the Parc Floral  until July 30th. More here:
Henri Manguin ,the Joy of Color at Giverny ,musée des Impressionismes. Until November 5. more here:
The chocolates in same address but in a courtyard , the great Jean-Paul Hévin, 231 rue Saint-Honoré (1st); open every day except Sundays, Tél. +33 (0)1 55 35 35 96.

The grand terrace of 180 persons in the calm of the garden of Louvre with Italian cuisine in the Loulou, Musée des Arts décoratifs, 107, rue de Rivoli (Ier).  Open every day. Tél. +33 (0) 1 42 60 41 96.  webpage in Facebook

Check out the expo in the musée jeu de Paume, from “La vie Folle” of Ed Van der Elsken to the contemporary art of Oscar Murillo of Colombia; see it

Shops to learn starts at the museum or Grand Musée du parfum; 73 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré, Tel +33 (0) 1 42 65 25 44.

70 years of Christian Dior in Paris: The story a designer of dreams in the Musée des Arts  Décoratifs, 107 rue de Rivoli (1st) until January 7 2018; from Tuesdays to Sundays and from 11h to 18h . Webpage here:

And we used to go to El Rancho a Tex Mex resto next to the rive gauche train station in Versailles. Since, closed for several years and now a controversial KFC is open there lol!

From my gallery photo of the old El Rancho of Versailles.

And of course, there are others, we have been to the ones in Franconville, Vélizy, and Flins as well. The official webpage is here:

And I leave you here, as need to get ready for the 14 July. My town has a good program . Enjoy your end of week, me a long 3 day weekend ahead. Cheers

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