Some news from France CXCXIII

And on a nice day out cool but sunny in the morning and hot and breezy in the afternoon, I like to get back into my belle France on the latest tidbits from yours truly.  I am looking forward to my next travel geek coming up Sunday more later.

As for now, let me give you some news and hope you can enjoy them while visiting the most beautiful country in the world ! Wait!!! do they say that about Paris? Lol!

The Oktoberfest in Paris from the  region of Bavaria in Germany, are reproduced identically. A large marquee with a wooden interior, a music group from Munich and a local cook with typical dishes such as the pork shank settle at 20, Avenue Porte-de-la-Villette (19éme) from this Thursday until October 14th. This party started in October 1810 at the wedding of Louis 1er of Bavaria, and the weddings to which the citizens of Munich were invited were held in a meadow at the edge of the City. Thus was born the “feast of october” which takes place under capitals in the same place still today in Germany. and special beers are made for the occasion. The one tasted in Paris for ten days will be that of the Maison Paulaner, who sells nearly half of the beers consumed in Bavaria during the celebration of the Oktoberfest. At the Paris Event Center, 20, Avenue Porte de la Villette (19éme). Admission : 21€ with Drinks. Until October 14th from 18h30 to 23h30. Except Friday and Saturday until 00h30. More info here: https://www.oktoberfestfrance.fr/paris/

Info on the site of the event here: http://www.parisevent-center.com/oktoberfest-2018-quand-le-paris-event-center-se-transforme-en-un-chapiteau-bavarois-geant/

It is 120 years that it fascinates and amazes all generations. To the point that it welcomes every two years more than one million visitors to each edition, to the exhibition center of the Porte de Versailles. renamed Mondial Paris Motor Show, The world of the 2018 automobile sees Big. This year, it welcomes twice as many brands as usual, since they will be 500 to be invited. Held Friday and Saturday from 10h to 22h, Sunday from 10h to 20h and every day until October 14th. At the  Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles (15éme) and Place de la Concorde (8éme). Admission from 14-18€, free for under 11 years. Information at  https://www.mondial-paris.com/fr/visiteur/auto

For 10 years, the Nat Geo Wild France channel has amazed us with the splendors of Nature. In the third place of the thematic channels of discovery, it sensitizes the general public and especially the youngest, to the fragility of our Ecosystem. In our current world, 750 animal species have disappeared, 2 700 are in the process of extinction and 12 500 are under threat. Between a quarter and half of the species will be at risk by 2080, according to news from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Wednesday, October 10, Last of the three afternoons for children at the Puebla pavilion, Nat Geo Wild organizes in the context of its anniversary, fun workshops from 14h to 17h around the discovery of nature and its protection. Responsible cooking, gardening, recycling, makeup, origami, virtual reality… These smart workshops are open to the public on Reservation. At the Arc des Butte Chaumont, Avenue Darcel, 19éme Entrance by the Avenue Simon Bolivar, metro line 7bis Buttes Chaumont ,and line 11 Pyrenees. On the park here: https://www.parisinfo.com/musee-monument-paris/71468/Parc-des-Buttes-Chaumont

On Nat Geo Wild France here: https://www.nationalgeographic.fr/nat-geo-wild

The program of renovation of the small zoo of the Jardin des Plantes (5éme), The menagerie , founded more than 200 years ago in the heart of Paris, must pass into gears. It is the welfare of the thousand animals of 170 species, who live in the historic paddocks and factories of the menagerie of one of the oldest zoos in the world. The work begun since 2014 will continue, especially in the factories of the Menagerie. However all is open for visits and the work might continue into 2019. More on the news here: http://www.jardindesplantes.net/fr/journalistes/communiques-dossiers-presse

The city/town hall of Montfort  L’Amaury (Yvelines 78) confirmed this Thursday the burial of singer Charles Aznavour (A great loss for France and the world, my inspiration as a child to learned French) in the cemetery of the town. It will be held on Saturday at 13h. “in strict intimacy”. On Saturday morning, a religious ceremony must also be held at 10h. in the Armenian Cathedral of Saint-Jean-Baptiste, in the 8éme arrondissement of Paris. Access will be limited to family, relatives and officials. “my land is French. I had a small vault built in a cloister of the 12C in my town Montfort  L’Amaury in the Yvelines, he had told the public in 2009  to the Corsican newspaper Corse Matin. The singer who died on the night of Sunday to Monday October 1st will therefore rest well in the family vault, alongside his parents and his son. The singer lived four years in a large mansion in Galluis, before joining Switzerland in 1971.  The house is now for sale 8 rooms, 600 m2, 2 650 000 €. With its pond, dug pool and stone outbuildings, the property of current owner Francis Darrou marks all the criteria of the perfect place. In 1971, Charles Aznavour had taken less time to find taker, attracted by Switzerland and the softness of its fiscal climate.More on the city hall webpage in French: http://www.ville-montfort-l-amaury.fr/Montfort-l-Amaury-derniere-demeure

Saturday Night is “Nuit Blanche”, something like sleepness night. The highlights of this 17th edition ;the opening for the first time until 04h (4am) of the zoo of the Porte Dorée , The course of a kilometer dotted with golden ribbons between the Invalides and the Champs-Elysées (with concerts and performances), or the eruption of a Amazing Red Geyser in the middle of the plant desert of the city of sciences, recalling the land force of Nature. Eyes will sting Sunday morning!! More info here: . www.paris.fr/nuitblanch

The old mansion of Elsa Schiaparelli, at 20 rue de Berri, was one of the most beautiful hotel innovations of the year. The Hotel de Berri adds to its luxurious range of services a table… Italian of course: Le Schiap, entrusted to the Tuscan chef Michele Dalla Valle. More info here:  https://www.marriott.fr/hotels/hotel-information/restaurant/parbe-hotel-de-berri-a-luxury-collection-hotel-paris/

The Feast of Vine and grape coincides with the first day of “Paris breathe” in the city center  (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th arrondissements closed to traffic from 10h to 18h). Expect good sneakers and time: everything that the capital counts in hillsides and Clos harvested is visited on Sunday. For the less intoxicated: the French federation of hiking in Paris organizes a vine-growing vineyard, from the best known to the most secret. More info by middle of the page at https://www.rando-paris.org/ev%C3%A9nements-du-comit%C3%A9/

After four years of work, the Hotel Lutetia (great to be open many stories and friends encounters here over the years) opened in 1910 by the owners of the Bon MArché begins a new cruise in life. In a Five-star setting, the restored Eiffel-tower, decorated with a work by Fabrice Hyber, hosts the Salon Saint-Germain where the Executive chef Benjamin Brial officiates. The Bar that Gainsbourg loved and sang Eddy Mitchell, now called Josephine, found the frescoes buried under coats of plaster. Chic, refined, it lost its intimate and hushed side: difficult to get along after 19h. But the real novelty, the Akasha wellness area, 700 m2, niche in the basement, lit by light rays: long pool, spa Carita, Fitness Room. An annual fee of  6 800€  allows non-residents to sweat and swim there. The impressive stone ship stowed between boulevard Raspail and Rue de Sèvres overcame the storms to trace its route again. Without departing from his legendary Art Nouveau style and Art deco. More here: www.hotellutetia.com

We Love Art l’a fait ! The Museum of the Centre Pompidou will be transformed into an ephemeral club on Thursday 18 October from 23h30. The perfect opportunity to get your hips up to the end of the night! On the occasion of the FIAC (international Fair of contemporary art), We Love Art will turn on Thursday 18 October the forum of the Centre Pompidou, usually reserved for the reception of visitors, on a festive night. The program: a performance by the artist Davide Baluda in the contemporary collections, from 22h30 to 23h30, followed by an after-party until 04h (4 a.m). The luminous installation of the Visual System team will pair perfectly with the sound of electronic performances of musicians, to make you vibrate all evening on this digital dancefloor… The Rendezvous is taken! Centre Pompidou Place Georges-pompidou 4éme arrondissement. More info here: https://amis.centrepompidou.fr/yacp/

From November 7 to 11, the salon Fine Arts Paris is set up at the Carrousel du Louvre, to highlight what the Parisian and international galleries do best in painting, drawing, and Sculpture. Recognized art dealers and young emerging galleries will mingle to present their selections of works, modern or old. This exhibition will also be the occasion to discover new or rare works, such as the canvas of Louis de Boullogne, originally designed to decorate the mansion of the writer Charles Perrault, and disappeared during the destruction of the building in 1683; Or the first plaster masterpiece of the Bonaparte family portraitist, before he was known as such. A sculpture will be particularly honored, thanks to the presence of specialized galleries but also the setting up of a “week of sculpture” in more than twenty museums and Parisian institutions such as the Musée d’Orsay, the Musée Bourdelle, The Musée de la vie Romantique or the Musée Rodin. This exceptional week will allow the lucky ones to enter the private reserves of the largest museums, to attend unpublished private visits, or to participate in workshops to learn about the technique of sculpture and meet contemporary Artists. finally, the Salon Fine Arts Paris will be an opportunity to attend an exceptional exhibition about Henry de Triqueti, a 19C painter who became a famous sculptor.  A week to perfect  your artistic culture!  Salon Fine Arts Paris, carrousel du Louvre, 99, rue de Rivoli, (1éme) Admission is 15€ reduce to 7,50e for the under 26 yrs old. More info here: https://finearts-paris.com/en/home-2/

There you go I am on the run, preparing for next trip and then cool off period before Halloween; then November back out to Asia and on and on, early 2019 back to the Americas and then Asia again. Who knows, my time is getting nearer to retire and can’t wait!

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

2 Comments to “Some news from France CXCXIII”

  1. I would love to go for the Oktoberfest in Germany some day and I love the idea of Nat Geo to make children aware of the dangers to the environment and wildlife: it sounds very interesting.
    Such a busy schedule for you! What happened to your retirement?

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