Some news from France, CCXLIII

Well wait! You cannot believe will leave my belle France away for long do you? Here I am with some latest tidbits of my country and sharing with the world. The weather has become cooler now and cloudier with the sun trying to come out, now at we have 16C and only will go up to 18C in the day. This is about 62F  with about the same 64F in Paris.

So therefore, let me get right into the matter shall we!

The Saint-Lazare train station, a must-see for users of the L and J lines, has finally been equipped with validation gates. With one main objective: to fight against the fraud, which represents 63 M € of loss in gain in Ile-de-France region each year. 140 new generation porticos were therefore installed, cordoning off the station on all these accesses: under the arcades, on the transversal platform, the undergrounds and the street access to Rome. It was the last of the big Parisian stations not to be equipped with it. The installation of anti-fraud gates continues in Ile-de-France. Thirty-three other Île-de-France stations will benefit from this new equipment by 2021, ie 1,800 turnstiles replaced in total. Saint Lazare here: Transilien on Saint Lazare

The Théâtre de la Ville is moving to the Place d’Italie. The mythical theater of the Place du Châtelet (1éme) is installed in the 13éme art room, in the basement of the centre commercial Italie-2. (shopping center)More on the theater here:

Real estate: at more than 10,000 € per m2 in Paris, families are fleeing the heart of the capital. Nearly 60,000 Parisians left Paris between 2011 and 2016. Mostly families pushed to the periphery by soaring property prices. And not only Paris ,also at + 61% in Bordeaux, + 55% in Lyon, + 39% in Nantes, + 34% in Lille and Toulouse, + 31% in Rennes … According to,  And this is due to less available spaces due to restrictions on rentals bureaucracy. More here :

In Hauts de Seine 92 , Courbevoie, the generalized “turn to the right” for cyclists. Are on in the city.  The authorized crossing of the red light to turn right was successfully tested rue Jean-Pierre-Timbaud. Other traffic lights will be equipped with this sign in the coming months . More on the city of Courbevoie next to La Défense :

In Val de Maine  94 : With Heineken, Gallia craft beer will also be brewed in Sucy-en-Brie. The Dutch behemoth will invest several million euros to offer a second site in Gallia, Sucy-en-Brie (Val-de-Marne). Beer production will be multiplied by five . And more on who is Gallia here in English :

In Val d’Oise 95 at Garges-lès-Gonesse, the future of  Fort du Stains is in question. The former military base offers the city its main green space. Slightly landscaped, the fort has potential that the mayor wishes to explore. Great ideas bump into a dilapidated reality. You can enjoy the Fort du Stains for its nature but would like it more secure. The fortification dating from 1874 that was created for the protection of Paris. It was built in Garges-lès-Gonesse. The construction was completed in 1878. More in French here :

In Seine et Marne  77 at my beloved Meaux  Julien Rappeneau,  the director of “Fourmi” (Ant) who was released yesterday Wednesday  including  actor François Damiens, presented the day before the UGC feature film shot in part in the town. Julien Rappeneau, director of the cinema Mathieu Nicolas and the president of the film club Jérôme Tisserand, premiered his film “Fourmi” at the UGC Majestic. The cinema here that I came first with my dear late wife Martine on her native town !

At the Yvelines 78 in Poissy  ,the reconstruction of the Maison Eiffel (house) to be  completed in December 2019. The reconstruction of the Maison Eiffel is entering its last phase. The metal house or iron house of Poissy or Maison Eiffel, is one of the ten iron houses listed in France and built according to the process of stamped sheets made in 1889 by the Belgian engineer Joseph Dauby according to the same methods of assembly than Gustave Eiffel for the famous Parisian tower. It was abandoned in the 1980s and suffered major damage before being damaged by the storm of 1999. It was dismantled in 2016 by the technical services of the city of Poissy for a reassembly in the park Meissonier to the horizon end of 2019 and the installation of an interpretation center for architecture and heritage within its. More info in French here :

Also, in the Yvelines 78:  the A13 viaduct in Guerville is open to motorists. The commissioning was carried out this past Tuesday morning, in the direction Province-Paris. The construction site continues in the other  traffic direction Paris-Provence . More in French here :

In the Oise 6O at Compiègne  to celebrate its 40th birthday, the Espace Jean-Legendre is putting out all the guns. The end of the cultural year in the Oise dept 60  will be marked by a lively week for the largest theater in the department. It hosts an extraordinary show to celebrate its 40 years . More in French here :

Conceived as a series of explorations of a day, the walks will allow to visit the cultural places that make the Greater Paris. So put on your sneakers, and go! The Grand Paris Express rides are: (for better interpretation will put the French names afterward)

Saturday, September 7th: In the East, new cities. Pedestrian exploration (À l’Est, des villes nouvelles. Exploration pédestre)

Saturday, September 14: Between lake and river, drift through an architectural utopia (Entre lac et fleuve, dérive à travers une utopie architecturale)

Saturday, September 21: Banks of the Seine to the ghost of the Bievre (Des berges de la Seine au fantôme de la Bièvre)

Saturday, September 28: A balcony on the Seine. Ascension in the south-west of Paris (Un balcon sur la Seine. Ascension dans le sud-ouest parisien)

Saturday, October 12: The walk from line 14 north (La Balade de la ligne 14 nord)

Wednesday, October 23: The Pedestrians of Greater Paris. Walking in the metropolis (Les Piétons du Grand Paris. Marcher dans la métropole)

More info in French here :

To celebrate the TV show Friends’ 25th anniversary, USA Today has announced exclusively that the Central Park Orange Sofa will be coming to cities across the United States, Canada and Europe, including Paris! True symbol of Friends, the famous sofa in orange velvet has known many mythical scenes and cult replicas. So to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the cult series, what better than to install it directly in Paris? In total, thirty sofas made of waterproof fabric will be presented in the cult places of every major city in the world. Regarding Paris, you can find it  September 12  2019 in … the garden of the Royal Palace!  The Palais Royal web here in English :

And to show all in Paris is not glitter here is one example of changing plans on the restaurant scene

In the tranquility of the neighborhood  of Auteuil,district 16 of Paris, it is impossible to miss this double electric blue door from which music escapes. This is the entrance to Daroco, the new temple of Italian cuisine that opened on September 1st. In a decor that manages to be both chic and warm.  The story goes that In the summer of 2018, at the same location, the same entrepreneurs inaugurated Zebra with a new investor. A completely different concept of restaurant, since it was a traditional French brasserie , turn the aging brasserie into a chic and trendy place, all in marble and velvet. So what has happened to make Zebra a failure, so much so that one year after the opening, everything has to change? As the products of Zebra are provided by the cream of the producers (the meat comes from Terroirs d’Avenir, the coffee of Coutume, the salmon carries the Red label …), the prices are felt there. The average ticket is around 50 euros. In the summer of 2019, the team that originally had about fifty employees was reduced to about twenty. And the accounts are still in the red. After a market study, the three entrepreneurs note that the 16éme arrondissement is desperately short of good pizzerias. They decide to replay their trattoria on rue Vivienne to put a paint job, green plants and a pizza oven.

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There you go France is always in my mind/ enjoy the latests and see you around soon ok. And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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