Some news from France, CCCXLVI

It is passing fast, we are moving full steam ahead, as well as the cold weather lol! Nahh here still a piece of cake… Travel is in the air but now I believe we will be more choosy and finding new places me think. I am giving some suggestions at the end of page. Hope you enjoy this some news from France.

The founder of Louis Vuitton would be 200 years old in 2022. A face and a story eclipsed by exceptional posterity, which the house celebrates around the world on its anniversary. A tribute to the founding father continued to this day from his grandson, who only wore it as a middle name. Gaston-Louis, Henry-Louis, Claude-Louis, Jacques-Louis, Patrick-Louis…etc, And it is true that there are a few of all these Louis ,some more than others, obviously in Louis Vuitton, the house, the brand, the company: as if the shared first name summarized all the generational contributions.

He came from a young miller’s son from the Jura forests, motherless, who, in 1835, at the age of 13, left his reconstituted family to travel, in wooden clogs, the 420 km that separate the Anchay mill from Paris, He arrived in Paris in 1837, poor land as an apprentice with Romain Maréchal, layetier-packeur, where, for sixteen years, he made boxes, crates , and protected precious objects and voluminous dresses, until his savings, increased penny by penny, enabled him to settle in his name in 1854. He was then 32 years old. In 1854, he married Clémence-Émilie Parriaux and establishes his house on rue Neuve-des-Capucines, in the milliners and dressmakers district.

By moving in near rue de la Paix, he plays on the proximity to the nerve center of fashion of the time; he was also friends with fashion designer Charles Frederick Worth, who moved there soon after. He prepares boxes made ad hoc by his suppliers, that are rudimentary in shape and technicality certainly not suitable for calling “trunks”. In 1858, Louis set up a workshop near the Saint-Lazare train station, where he found his first love, wood. In 1880, he hands over the rue Scribe store to his son Georges and retires to the Asnières factory, where he is only concerned with the manufacture and design of new models. In 1892, he passed away at age 71. His son, Georges, is now alone in command. Webpage :

Displayed in all the galleries of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, the exhibition “Icons of modern art”. The Morozov collection presents the masterpieces of one of the most famous collections of French modern art (Matisse, Gauguin, Bonnard, Picasso, Van Gogh, Degas, Monet, Renoir, Maurice Denis, Cézanne…) and Russian (Vroubel, Chagall, Malevich, Larionov, Serov…) brought together by the brothers Mikhaïl and Ivan Morozov . Wealthy Muscovite industrialists, art lovers, they were among the greatest patrons and collectors of the early 20C. Louis Vuitton Foundation, 8, avenue du Mahatma Gandhi; 16éme, webpage :

The campaign of the great Gallo-Roman sanctuary of Autricum , the current Chartres led the team to a discovery that some do not hesitate to qualify as “pure miracle”. The wasteland where the old sanctuary was located was occupied by slaughterhouses between 1836 and their destruction in the early 2000s. Since then, the space has been used to see a crèche and an Olympic swimming pool, Le bassin d ‘. Apollon was discovered by chance, during the removal of charred wood, remains of the suspended ceiling. With a side of 5.50 meters, its floor is in white limestone, its walls in colored marble, imported from Italy and Turkey. more than 1,500 pieces of ornamental woodwork dated from Antiquity. Their perfect state of preservation is due to the water present in the Apollo basin, discovered under the charred beams. Still amaze of what if found in my belle France, A great discovery indeed. webpage:

In Lens, the story of love and hate between Picasso and the Louvre revealed, The story between the painter and the museum, made up of cannibalization and provocation, is told on neutral ground, through 450 works and documents. See is in the Nord ! Webpage :

The Daurade Basilica of Toulouse, inaugurates its large raised organ !! The great organ of the Daurade was installed in 1864 in the basilica which borders the Garonne river, The event is rare and important for music lovers. This past Wednesday, October 13 at 20h30, the resident organist of the Daurade Basilica Willem Jensen and the cellist Christophe Coin are giving a joint concert as part of the Toulouse Les Orgues festival. The opportunity to celebrate the great organ of the church, freshly renovated. Nice ! Webpage :

n 2018, a study by the Paris Urban Planning Workshop (Apur) recorded 8.8 million intra-muros trips, while the Global Transport Survey highlighted a 10% increase in these trips in eight years. It is on the basis of this observation that the city was embarking on a mad race to push cars outside the walls, crystallized by the implementation of the Cycling and Active Mobility plan, sponsored by the government. The same year, a thousand Vélib ‘terminals were spread across the city, totaling nearly 19,500. The Yego, launched this summer in Paris, after Madrid and Bordeaux, have the look of a mint-colored Vespa, Yes hope 2022 to change this mentality of confrontation instead of solution solving the crowded Paris!! Or we will be like Jakarta/HCMC lol!!

I am inserting a bit of trivia I like, On June 17, 1885, to cheers, the Statue of Liberty arrived in pieces, in New York harbor. Departing from Paris to Rouen by train, the famous work of Bartholdi sets out to cross the Atlantic aboard the “Isère”. Nearly 200 boxes contain the carefully numbered pieces of the colossus. On its arrival, the frigate is greeted by artillery salutes and cheers from the immense crowd. It was not until October 28, 1886 to attend the official inauguration. And still there, telling you all about the Franco-American cooperation, oldest in the world (1776 get it).

La Répu was available, Chez Jenny too, a long brewery legend which we will eventually miss as now closed. In the meantime, it’s off to the broth side, two floors, 400 seats and it is better to disembark at sharp noon so as not to have to eat the other house specialty: the queue !! Bouillon République has 2 floors and 400 seats, In the great tradition of the Bouillons this one is to try soon, webpage :

Taillevent, the return of a great French restaurant, New chef, a new chapter in the work of Taillevent and, please do not rush to turn the page. welcome the arrival of Giuliano Sperandio, long second applied to the irreproachable Christophe Pelé at the Clarence, now stoic as a stimulus to shed light on the institution of rue Lamennais. A leyend is back ! Webpage :

Neva Cuisine (neo-bistro) is now open ,For ten years now, Beatriz Gonzalez, a chef of Mexican origin who has worked with Lucas Carton and the Grande Cascade in particular, has been delighting the area around Saint-Lazare train station with this first address , followed since by the equally successful Coretta (17éme). The Neva Cuisine with an old bistro decor mixed with contemporary touches ;vintage chandeliers in subdued light, large mirrors, columns, parquet, the just quadra offers a solid bistronomic repertoire of the author, She is good, will need to try this address, webpage :

The oenologist Xavier Charvin d’Andlau and his parents, the count and the countess of Andlau-Hombourg, revive the winegrowing tradition of Île-de-France by producing a sparkling white wine in the 16éme arrondissement. His pocket vine from the Bagatelle-Paris estate has only 470 vines, arranged in 27 rows. They are planted a few meters from the family home of the Count and Countess of Andlau-Hombourg, a private mansion on the route du Champ-d’entraînement , built in 1926 by the Maharaja of Kapurthala for his wife, an irresistible dancer. flamenco. Here, we appreciate the fantasy. More info webpage :

Le musée des égouts de Paris, or the Paris Sewer Museum, which was to reopen in 2020, is finally making its return on October 23, 2021 The museum created in 1975 should now be able to accommodate all audiences. Disabled people will be able to access the museum in particular, as the site has been impossible for them to access until now. Explanatory panels and interactive screens now punctuate the route of the visit. There are also some old machines, staged with sewer mannequins from different eras. Indeed, the sewer museum allows you to take a real trip back in time: the installations can go back to the time when Paris was called Lutèce, in antiquity. The great historical periods that have marked Paris are all found in these basements and we cross them during a one-hour visit. Now have your nose ready ! Paris Sewer Museum, Opposite 93 quai d´ Orsay Paris 7éme webpage :

On October 31, 2021, come experience the funniest Halloween of all! During its Disney Halloween Festival, the Disneyland Paris park takes you into the night in the craziest of autumn parties on a very special evening. Come and shiver at your favorite attractions (Phantom Manor, Big Thunder Mountain, Peter Pan’s Flight or Pirates of the Caribbean) exceptionally open from 17h and until 02h, And to get you in the mood, consider putting on your scariest costume, The best Halloween in France ! Webpage :

A Historical monument of the Halles district, restored and transformed into a museum, the Bourse de Commerce-Pinault Collection, establishes an unprecedented dialogue between heritage and contemporary creation. With a program of exhibitions, meetings and events, it presents a point of view on contemporary art through the Pinault Collection. Painting, sculpture, photography, video, performance, installations: open to all disciplines, to all audiences, it offers a committed, unique, always renewed look at the art of our time. 2 rue de Viarmes 1éme, webpage :

The neo-Gothic style castle of Monte Cristo, with entirely sculpted facades, It houses memories of the writer: portraits, letters, books… It is full of treasures, starting with the astonishing, very finely decorated Moorish living room, where you will find the busts of Dante, Shakespeare and Molière, his favorite writers, and a host of exotic objects brought back from his travels. Opposite, discover the Château d’If, a small Gothic castle surrounded by water that served as a study. It’s up to you to locate the 88 titles of his novels, sculpted on the facades , A fine tucked away nicely we love in the Yvelines dept 78 our old home, you get there by RER A – Saint-Germain-en-Laye stop ; then bus 10, Les Lampes stop , By train: From Paris Saint-Lazare line L direction Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche, Marly-le-Roi station then bus 10 stop Les Lampes, 5 minutes walk, Reception pavilion, Chemin du Haut des Ormes, 78560 Le Port-Marly, webpage :

For the first time, the Musée national Picasso-Paris and the Musée Rodin have joined forces to present the “Picasso-Rodin” exhibition-event. This exceptional partnership between two great monographic museums offers an unprecedented look at these genius artists who paved the way for modernity in art. This rich exhibition of more than 500 works, paintings, sculptures, ceramics, drawings, archival documents, photographs invites the visitor to an unprecedented reinterpretation of their abundant and innovative artistic journey. National Picasso Paris Museum, 5, rue de Thorigny, 3éme, webpage :

Located in the heart of Paris, Square Louis XVI, not far from the Gare St Lazare, the Expiatory Chapel, built under the Restoration, is a place of memory of the Ancien Régime (monarchy) and the French revolution. This exceptional neoclassical and romantic building is dedicated to the memory of the royal family. It was built from 1815 under the orders of king Louis XVIII, on the site of a former revolutionary cemetery (Madeleine). In 1793, Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, (later transfered to the Bas St Denis) but also the Comtesse du Barry, Charlotte Corday and Olympe de Gouges were buried there. Webpage :

There you go folks, another dandy some news from France, with some news and some suggestions for a visit to marvelous eternal Paris. Get in before it is change, by the mayor! And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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