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October 26, 2021

Driving in Paris, yes is possible!!!

I have written a post on driving in Paris several years back, and believe me, its time to updated it, text and links. So, of course, this will be in my black and white series; hope you enjoy it. This is a big question asked by many and many have asked me about it, To undertand them, if you read the media and travel guides, the first thing is don’t drive in Paris ; this is misleading, I drive to and in Paris many times but I planned my trips so the walking does the most with a very well place underground garage or above street ,its very doable, Let me tell you a bit about driving in Paris, yes is possible !!!

I used to worked in Paris and did it for 9 years. At first ,I took the suburban trains to Gare Saint Lazare and the Metro Concorde. As time went on , was really tired of the sardines ambiance underground and sad long passageways and people pushing around just to get in first. I asked for a way to walk, and surprise find out it took me 18 minutes on the metro rides and underground walks and the same time just walking straight out of Saint Lazare !

And of course, what better way to go to work than passing by the Grand Magasins and the Church of the Madeleine and going around it and forward into rue Faubourg Sainte Honoré /rue Sainte Honoré ! and into  rue Cambron and then ,rue de Mont-Thabor and into rue Castiglione ,just glorious route on foot; never again in metro. Then, had to come to Paris for meeting friends and others zombies of the night scene and darn those public transport quit at 12h47 at the time, so how to get back home!!!  The car, always the old reliable car, and an American friend living in Paris, remind me about we are use to drive coming from the USA. So, I tried the car to Châtelet to meet some friends at a brasserie; and that was the last time came on public transport to Paris, almost 9 years of car driving. And now since 2011, visiting by car and love it as well.

The Greater Paris Metropolis must respond to a health and climate emergency. In 2019, Airparif, the Association Agréée pour la Surveillance de la Qualité de l’Air (AASQA) in Île-de-France, estimated that 400,000 metropolitan residents breathe highly polluted air exceeding the annual limit value for nitrogen (NO2). 17 days of air pollution episodes were observed in the Metropolis in 2019. The Greater Paris Metropolis has validated a strategy with the Metropolitan Air Energy Climate Plan definitively adopted by the Metropolitan Council on November 12, 2018. Reclaiming air quality is one of the priorities. To achieve this, the establishment of a metropolitan low-emission zone (ZFE) was assessed as part of the Île-de-France Atmosphere Protection Plan as having the greatest impact, with quick on improving air quality. the Low Emissions Zone (ZFE), such as there are nearly 250 in Europe and in other cities around the world (ADEME Report – Sept. 2020), aims to limit the access of the most polluting vehicles in the center of urban areas. it is recognized as particularly effective in reducing pollutant emissions from road traffic, the car being one of the main sources of pollution in cities. The airparis pollution rating daily hit the map webpage:

The mayor of Paris, Anne (Ana) Hidalgo a native of San Fernando, (Cadiz province), Spain is trying to overhaul all that is Paris with these laws , However, surprise she is going for election as President of France and now says need to find a way to accommodate car drivers lol ! Politician will get rid of the best always, The movement to minimize cars in Paris started out with fines for the type of car that will be allowed into Paris, For coming you need a sticker (vignettes) showing the pollution potential in your car from 5 to 1 and then electric. Any day in weekday or working days from 8h to 20h you have to see the year of your car and when can you come to Paris. The entrance into these zones or This rules started on January 15, 2017, and are part of the (ZFE) zones de faible emission or low emission zones, The trend is to continue to finally phase out cars from Paris by 2030. 79 towns located in the A86, have Crit Air July 4, 2022 crit air 3, January 2024 crit air 2, 2030 objective of 100% clean vehicles. My car still is crit air 2 and have the vignette ! This is obtained for 3,67€ post covered at the government webpage :

All transport professionals, taxis, vtc and motorcycle taxis must also order the anti-pollution sticker, Moving in a low-emission mobility zone (ZFE-m) with an unauthorized vehicle or without a Crit’Air sticker is sanctioned by a fine of up to 375€ for heavy goods vehicles, buses and coaches and 180€ for other vehicles. The city of Paris on the ZFE zones:

And some new stuff ,since August 2, 2021, inter-line traffic is again authorized for motorcycles and scooters in 21 departments in France thanks to a new experiment. Meaning motos can weave in and out between cars and passed on same lane! Great ,very dangerous but this does not make money!! Other goodies, Autoroutes/highways toll tariffs increase by 0.30% to 0.65% on average from February 1, 2021. The average increase in these tariffs amounts to 0.44% across all operating companies. from the highway/motorway network. In the event of on-site repair (including a return trip for the professional and a repair lasting a maximum of 30 minutes), you must now pay 132.70 euros vs 131.94 previously. For breakdown assistance requiring towing (to a rest area or service area, to the repairer’s workshop or to a location chosen by the motorist), this price varies according to the weight of the vehicle: 132.70 euros for vehicles weighing less than or equal to 1.8 tonnes; 164.09 euros for vehicles with a total weight greater than 1.8 tonnes and less than 3.5 tonnes.

What to do from all this, more savvy drivers, planning ahead, I do it all the time; don’t leave home without planning your routes for all potential issues and where to go for help, A wise and responsible driver should always take the time to check many parameters before setting off on the road. Also, while it is important to control the weather conditions to avoid unpleasant surprises, it is also imperative to prepare your route and calculate your travel time. This will save you the stress of not knowing which road or lane to take to get to your destination. GPS can sometimes mislead us or change our route at the last moment; yes indeed especially out in the countryside, In this case, the situation can very quickly become oppressive. To avoid this kind of inconvenience, take the time to examine a paper map beforehand and write down your journey. For all new trips to new areas I still do this and believe me! You will find better routings too!

Do not hesitate to search the Internet for the car park closest to your point of arrival. you can enjoy a price reduction of up to -70%. A significant advantage, while parking spaces in Paris and other major cities are becoming increasingly rare and more and more expensive … In the city limits, all street parking is payable Monday through Saturday from 9h to 20h, and you pay per hour. Sundays and public holidays are free parking days. You ,also, can escape at lunch time usually between 12h and 14h, When you find a parking place, you’ll have to go to the nearest kiosk to pay. The kiosks are usually located on every block, and you need to enter your license plate nulber, so be sure to have that handy ,Once you’ve paid and got your ticket, you’ll need to display it on the car dashboard. In Paris, you’re meant to leave the proof of parking on your dashboard. If you don’t pay, you risk a fine or fine of 35€, and if you park in a delivery or unauthorized space, your car will be towed and impounded. You can easily find a parking garage in almost every Parisian neighborhood. Indigo parkings (best) is the most common, but there are often several options around major sights and monuments, such as the Louvre. You can find your parking on this do it all onepark webpage :

If you’re planning to drive into the Paris from another country or from somewhere else in France, I recomend that you fill up your tank before entering the city. That’s because gas and diesel are WAY more expensive in the city. In Paris, or elsewhere, I usually go to Total Access, which is a large company with several stations around Paris, Just type Paris on the top left for those in Paris; webpage:

Remember, these additional points, not exhaustive but the most obvious ok, The right of way in France, and in Paris, you must always yield to vehicles on your right. This is known as priorité à droite in French. This means if you’re on a main boulevard, and another vehicle wants to enter your lane of traffic from a street on your right, you must yield to let them in , In Paris, the speed limit on large avenues and most boulevards is now 30km per hour (around 18 mph !!) and, there are reduced speed areas throughout the city. In Paris, you must stop at every red light, and you cannot turn either direction until the light turns green. Then you must yield to oncoming and through traffic. Roundabout or traffic circles are those huge places which connect multiple large boulevards and smaller streets. There’s usually a monument or large statue in the middle. You’ll find them all over Paris, but the most famous are Place de l’Etoile (around the Arc de Triomphe) Place de la Concorde, and Place de la Madeleine. You must yield to vehicles entering the roundabout. Be aware. Check your mirrors and blind spots CONSTANTLY, the traffic in Paris moves at lightning speed, and scooters are famous for darting through even the narrowest gaps here. Stay calm but confident. Drivers use their horns like extra punctuation in Paris, and you will hear them. Don’t let it throw you off.  You may even need to be a little pushy in order to exit the roundabout. This takes practice, and you can always go around again if you don’t make it the first time.

Although driving in Paris can be super convenient at times, I firmly believe that Paris is best explored on foot. Many lively areas of the city like the Rue Mouffetard, Rue Montorgeuil, and Rue Cler are always pedestrian-only. And on Sundays, many other parts of the city close to motor vehicles. Neighborhoods in Montmartre, near the Canal Saint-Martin and le Marais to name a few, are pedestrian friendly on Sundays. Of course, this will not have much of a different to visitors who use public transport most of the time, it will  just diminish eventually the activity of locals around Paris and will just move to other more friendlier cities. The exodus has begun to cities like Bordeaux and the countryside like around my area of Morbihan and even my little town has gained 5% population in last 5 yrs and the project is to reach 10K folks by 2025 ! More and more Parisiens around here lol! There are reports of 15% reduction in Paris, due to this and high real estate prices.

The Paris tourist office on driving in Paris:

The Paris tourist office on renting a car in Paris, Auto Europe :

You stay tune as Paris is changing in many ways hopefully not to be destroyed by politicians. I think Paris will win, its eternal. Happy motoring in my belle France, and the most beautiful city in the world, Paris!!! And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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October 26, 2021

BHV, that other Parisian dept store!

In my rounds in Paris I came upon this building once again. I have written very briefly on it in previous post and deserves better indeed. Maybe because it is next to the city hall I have been here briefly over the years in Paris. However, back in my old home of Versailles we did went several times to its branch there at Parly II shopping center (see post). I like to update this older post on the wonderful BHV or Bazaar de l’Hôtel de Ville or city hall market bazaar…. It is more than that, very sophisticated as the other better known stores which have their posts in my blog as well.

paris bhv store dome front nov19

It is indeed on a wonderful street rue de Rivoli right over the esplanade or parvis of the Paris‘ city hall; and with its great dome commands attention indeed. A Paris landmark to be visited. The Bazaar de l’Hôtel de Ville, operated by BHV Exploitation under the name BHV Marais since 2014. It is now part of the Groupe Galeries Lafayette since 1991. This establishment was at the origin of a chain of stores centered on the DIY do not count any more than a shop outside Paris at Le Chesnay Parly2 Yvelines dept 78), yes my shopping center of old! Abroad the group is based in Beirut, Beijing, Berlin, Dubai and Jakarta under various names.


The BHV Marais is organized in different sections such as :

In the basement: DIY; on the ground floor: jewelery, perfume, women’s fashion; on the first floor: women’s fashion and shoes; second floor: luggage, stationery, culture and creative hobbies; on the third floor: the culinary arts and 2 restaurants (Marlette and the Artisans de la Truffe); fourth floor: decoration and lighting; on the fifth floor: toys, children’s fashion, lingerie and restaurants; on the sixth and top floor: the bathroom, bedding and linens; a five-storey neighbor’s shop (rue de la Verrerie); a pet shop; a cycle shop; a floor carpet and parquet shop; and Eataly an Italian restaurants and groceries at rue du Temple.

The new  BHV Marais in a few figures : 38,000 m2 of retail space spread over two main buildings ideally located in the heart of the Marais / 900 brands offering a selection of the best of Home, DIY, Creative Leisure and Fashion / 10.5 million annual visitors / 5 restaurants and 1 food court / 2,000 m2 of urban agriculture / 2 stores: Rivoli and Parly 2(Le Chesnay-Rocquecourt 78). The new areas are: On the fifth floor of the store, Les Tables Perchées and Table Hachée with a bistronomic menu offering inventive and gourmet cuisine. On the top floor, (this is to match the other store….) the bar Le Perchoir Marais welcomes the public in an idyllic setting in the heart of Paris. The green patio of the Parisian Omnivore District (POD), located in the courtyard of the BHV Marais L’Homme, also offers a range of world cuisine.

A bit of history I like

The shopkeeper Xavier Ruel, arrived from Lyon, and began by selling some hosiery articles by hawkers, in large umbrellas. He notice that, even by turning the sellers, the best sales are always made at the corner of the Rue de Rivoli and rue des Deux-Portes-Saint-Jean (nowadays Rue des Archives). He decided, in 1856, to establish his store there. Xavier Ruel died in 1900, and his grandson Henri Viguier, took over the BHV. He completes the work of his grandfather , completing in 1912 , its famous rotunda and most of its modern structure. The store covers 1,300 meters of galleries built on 11 floors, it becomes one of the Parisian department stores of fashion. The  BHV became a limited company in 1931 to its entry in the stock market in 1960. The BHV adopts all the innovations of the trade with in 1954,inaugurates a first elevator/lift and then, in 1971 , a public car parking with direct access to the store.

In 2007, the BHV Homme (Men’s) opens at rue du Temple. The main store focuses on women’s fashion, DIY, decoration and furniture. The basement is totally renovated and modernized. In 2013, the property is renovated again. It’s name is changed, becoming  BHV Marais. The DIY (do it yourselves) shelving is kept in the basement. Above, two floors, instead of one, are allocated to women’s fashion. A new shoes area is created on the first floor. The sections furniture are removed to make more room for leisure and clothing. In 2016, after an agreement reached between the unions, the BHV became the first Parisian department store to open on Sunday.

Some webpages to help you plan your trip are: 

The official BHV stores webpage:

And as we went more to the Parly II store, here is their info:

The Paris tourist office on BHV Marais

And there you go folks, another Paris landmark to be visited and for your shopping pleasure of my eternal Paris. Hope you enjoy BHV Marais as the other, and do some serious shopping in Paris!

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

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October 26, 2021

Some news from France, CCCXLVIII

It’s time again for my series dear to me since the start of my blog back Nov 2010! Thank you for reading me over these years! It has been a pleasure!! In this Automme (Fall) day in my beautiful Morbihan, lovely Bretagne and belle France; let me tell you about some news from France! Hope you enjoy reading as I.

The Musée des arts décoratifs brings to light in the exhibition “Cartier and the arts of Islam”, visible from now to February 20, 2022, one of the sources of inspiration for the Parisian house. The tiara, a platinum structure on top of which beautiful diamonds burst, is made of rock crystal engraved with sophisticated windings. But these did not fall from the sky and the Cartier house, which created the object in 1912, was not struck by the divine thunderbolt of the creation the Museum of Decorative Arts (MAD). Cartier and the arts of Islam. At the sources of modernity, at MAD, 107, rue de Rivoli, Paris 1éme. webpage:

With the exhibition “Ettore Sottsass. The magic object “, presented at the Centre Pompidou, in Paris, until January 3, 2022, parades from room to room throughout the creative life of the architect, designer, painter and scenographer. a remarkable exhibition bringing together four hundred works (drawings, paintings, objects), five hundred photographs and two hundred unpublished documents which retrace the career of the maestro (born in 1917 in Innsbruck, in Austria, died in 2007, in Milan, in Italy), the “guru” of the avant-garde. webpage:

The famous brand of chocolate drink Cacolac, installed since its creation almost seventy years ago in Gironde, should inaugurate, in summer 2022, its first factory entirely dedicated to canning … wine!! oh well…. Since 2012, the family group has already discreetly sold around five million cans of wine per year, mainly in the United States (of course). A great diversification for the group. If the first chocolate drink from Cacolac was born in 1954, the family dairy was installed in Bénauge, on the right bank of Bordeaux, at the end of the 19C. Over the years, the business grew, and from the late 1970s the famous aluminum can supplied to supermarkets. At the start of 2000, the Bordeaux factory was relocated to a larger site in Léognan, about 20 km from Bordeaux.Can’t imagine folks drinking wine from a can, but as the world turns… And who is Cacolac well read webpage in English:

A wonderful book now in French but also in Spanish. “Dictionnaire Cervantes” or dictionaryi, by Jean Canavaggio: an obsessive presence. An antidote against any biographical illusion affecting the author of “Don Quijote”, signed by one of his greatest specialists. More than other writers of his time, Cervantes left in the works born of his imagination traces what Jean Canavaggio characterized as an “episodic and fragmented autobiographism . Until the discovery of archives documenting certain episodes of his life, it is the presence in the works of this split self that has nourished the biographies of the author. Deduced from the texts or enriched by the archives, they chained the successive lives of Cervantes, who was, over the years, a soldier in Italy, a captive in Algiers, munitioner and tax collector, imprisoned in Seville for debts to of the Royal Treasury, precocious poet, unhappy playwright and, ultimately, the author of short stories and stories which invented literary modernity. In 1986, by publishing his biography of Cervantes (Mazarine), revised and reissued several times, Jean Canavaggio gave the masterpiece of an inexhaustible genre.More info in French:

Twenty-six objects soon to be returned to Benin by the Quai Branly Museum!! yes plenty spread around museums not belong to them! The historical pieces of the kingdom of Abomey, from the collections of the Musée du quai Branly, are due to be transferred on November 9,2021. They are exhibited on October 31 as a temporary presentation is planned after the return, probably in Cotonou, until the place planned for the city of Abomey, in the south of the country, is ready to receive them. The war began in 1890 with the battle of Cotonou. The French seized Abomey, the capital, on November 17, 1892. It was then, during the sacking of the royal palaces, that the three bocio statues, which are the emblems of the last three kings, Ghézo, Glélé and Béhanzin, and are supposed to protect, as well as furniture and court objects. The Gen Dodds who took them (stole), donated it to the Musée du Trocadéro, in Paris, in two installments: eight pieces in 1893, eighteen in 1895. Now back to Benin at last. webpage:

Hundreds of two-wheeler drivers marched in procession from the Porte Dauphine to the forecourt of the Hôtel-de-Ville. Passed by the Paris Council on July 6, the measure will come into force on January 1, 2022 for a raise on parking fees. Leaving at 15h from the Porte Dauphine 16C, the roaring procession arrived at around 17h15 on avenue Victoria, in front of the forecourt of the Hôtel- de-Ville (4éme) According to the price list of the Hôtel de Ville, motorcyclists will have to pay from January 1, 2022, 3 euros per hour to park in the first 11 arrondissements (zone 1) and 2 euros in the others (zone 2). Monthly cards at 90 euros (zone 1) or 70 euros (zone 2) will be set up for regular visitors who will also pay 1.20 euros per hour in zone 1 and 80 cents in zone 2. As for Parisian residents, the annual card will cost them € 22.50 to benefit from a daily rate of 75 cents.Oh well next will be cyclists!

24 works of contemporary art are exhibited at the Jardin des Tuileries garden. As part of the international contemporary art fair (FIAC), these works are presented in the open air and free of charge between the Louvre Palace and the Place de la Concorde. This outdoor exhibition of 24 contemporary works of art, open to all and without reservation, it’s great!Indeed

Following the relaxation of social distancing rules in amusement parks, Disneyland Paris has announced the return of two of its iconic shows as well as the launch on November 13 of the new Christmas parade. The sanitary pass remain compulsory within the grounds of the park. The first of the shows to make its return this Saturday, “The Lion King and the Rhythms of the Earth performed daily at the Frontierland Theater. The” Disney Illuminations “night show will return on December 21st 2021. This sound and light show projected on the facade of Sleeping Beauty castle, which combines water jets and pyrotechnic effects, will once again transport visitors every evening in Mickey’s wake. The main novelty is the arrival, from November 13, of the Christmas parade called “Mickey and his sparkling Christmas parade”, this unprecedented parade will be composed of five luminous floats, each representing scenes and decorations typical of the Christmas holidays and featuring Mickey and his friends, as well as the Disney princesses and Santa Claus, accompanied by Tinker Bell and supervised by the performers, dressed in luminous costumes designed for the occasion. So welcome back Disneyland Paris!

It was Zola’s paradise: completely restored, his house in Médan reopens after ten years of closure. It is here, in his house in Médan (Yvelines 78), that the father of “J’accuse” wrote many of his novels. A very beautiful museum dedicated to the Dreyfus Affair is inaugurated. The house acquired by Emile Zola in 1877 is the cradle of most of his writings. More info official webpage:

For the fourth year, Chinese lanterns illuminate the park of the Château de Thoiry from October 31. A nighttime show entirely redesigned for this new edition: pandas, whales, zebras … a luminous fairyland at the Thoiry zoo . The park of the Château de Thoiry will once again become a marvelous, brilliant and shimmering garden for the 4th edition of Wild Lights. A fairyland based on the principle of Chinese lanterns, in the heart of nature, where you walk around at your own pace. webpage:

It is a Gallic tidal wave which is about to sweep through bookstores around the world from this past Thursday October 21 with the release of the 39th Asterix and Obelix album, “Asterix and the griffon” In bookstores this Thursday, the 39th tome of the adventures of the irreducible Gauls reached record runs. But beyond the incredible editorial phenomenon, Asterix has established itself in recent months on all fronts, from cinema to television.In addition to comic books, Asterix can be found in films, an animated series, a amusement park… And other projects are still to come. webpage:

Fot interest for some coming and locals alike like me let me tell you Real Estate prices are going up everywhere! You think great for your investments but so will be the same for your future purchases!! In Seine-et-Marne,(dept77) houses are popular. According to Orpi,(a real estate company) the number of compromises jumped by + 12% between January and August 2021 and prices per square meter by + 9%. As for apartments, the figures rose by + 14% and + 4% respectively. In the Yvelines, (78) the trend is even stronger: compromises on houses soared by 45% (stable prices with an average of € 3,470 / m²) over the period and apartments by 18% (+ 5% for price per square meter reaching € 3,870). + 73% is the increase in the number of home searches nationwide, between January and August 2021, according to Orpi. In Paris, the market remains balanced with prices around 10,200 euros per square meter. The attraction for suburban homes is growing. The reason ? They not only attract Parisians looking for a new primary residence, but also those who have had the experience of teleworking during confinement and intend to enjoy the great outdoors regularly, over a long weekend. Yes folks are moving out west to Bretagne too, for prices, cost of living, and just plain fun activities in plein air!My town is expected to reach 10K folks by 2025 from current 7.5k!

If you are one of those young Parisian workers who work in environments that want to be dynamic and kindly hipsters, you may recognize yourself in the following lexicon, which we found in a book written by Samantha Bailly: Stagiaires : le guide de survie or interns, the survival guide (Éditions Larousse, 2016). We don’t “think”, we “brainstorm”, we don’t “manage”, we “take the lead”,. We do not say that something is “boring” but “challenging”, We do not make a “phone call”, we have a “call”, We do not say “I stole the ideas of a competitor” but “I did a benchmark”, We were not fired, we “started a new adventure” etc. slang à la Française comes more and more English….

This year again, Cadremploi (jobs site) conducted a study on the preferred cities of Parisian executives. The latter, published on August 26, 2021, reflects a real desire to leave the capital, for a cheaper and less stressful lifestyle, and a more lenient climate . Of course, this is ongoing for several years now, and I am glad I did leave! 69% of Parisian executives wish to leave Paris! within 3 years to come, and 33% are actively looking for a job elsewhere or have already started transfer procedures. At the top of the ranking are Bordeaux (48.7%), Nantes (40.7%), and Lyon (30.1%). and Rennes is in 7th place. The trend continues away from Paris.

Blitz Society is a whole new place with a cozy atmosphere, inspired by New York clubs. Inside, 27 custom-designed chess tables, good wine, a background of jazz music. The bar was designed by a chess master Vincent Riff, national youth coach at the Swiss Chess Federation, and the tables by architect Sandra Benhamou. This place aims to democratize the game of chess and is aimed at enthusiasts as well as the curious (open to all, no membership card, internship for children …). Its name “Blitz” refers to high-speed games in which players must play their shot in less than five minutes. Blitz Society, 4, rue du Sabot, 6éme. Open Tuesday to Sunday 11h to 23h. webpage:

How to imagine a Paris without the Canal St-Martin? It’s a must-see, one of our favorite spots, indeed. Inaugurated in 1825, it is the last canal to emerge from land or water and the only one to be located entirely in Paris. It anchors the 19éme, 10éme, 11éme, 4éme and even 12éme arrondissements, where it flows into the port of the Arsenal in Bastille. With its nine locks and its 4.5 km long, it is the smallest of the three small canals, but above all the most famous. A bit of History I like: Inaugurated in 1825, it is the last canal to emerge from land or water and the only one to be located entirely in Paris. Adorned with Eiffel-style movable bridges, the cinema lovers adores it. Between the Place Stalingrad and the port of the Arsenal, between walks, parks, pétanque bars, evenings by the water, a brunch, an aperitif and frenzied nights, we love this little Saint-Martin. And for water lovers, in bottles or in the canal, you can also discover this gem on board a boat. Cruises are organized by Canauxrama and Paris Canal. A good plan to cross the 9 locks and descend the 25 meters deep that the Canal Saint-Martin has to offer. Some place to eat, drink, enjoy life at its best in the eternal Paris are

Meet on the Quai de Valmy for a very sweet hangover brunch at Tiger Milk. The very first to bring out her Mexican brunch which is worth the detour . 37 Quai de Valmy – 10éme. webpage:

Siseng is the neo-restaurant that masters the bao-burger like no other where you can eat Asian burgers, colorful foods, the best steams in Paris but also gourmet dishes. It was even elected among the 18 best restaurants in France! As much to tell you that it is better to book ahead. 82, quai de Jemmapes – 10éme. webpage:

At Les Petits Tonneaux, it is impossible to miss the terrace, which extends to infinity of this good old harbor in the Faubourg du Temple. Pints ​​and glasses not expensive, here nobody takes the lead and the party can last until the early hours with the possibility of putting your own music 15-17 Rue du Faubourg du Temple – 10éme no webpage but info here:

This is an update need to post now. tramway line 13 is coming to the Yvelines dept 78 my former dept. A distance of 18.8 km between Saint-Germain-en-Laye and Saint-Cyr-l’Ecole;30 minutes journey.passing every 10 minutes in rush hours due to begin by Summer 2022! By the end of 2027, the T13 will be extended from Saint-Germain-en-Laye to Achères via Poissy. webpage info:

There you go folks, hope you enjoy the post and do come on over my belle France. Things are moving in the right way slowly does it. And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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