Some news from France, CCCLIV

And here we go again closing 2021 and hoping for the best in 2022. I like to first wish all my readers and followers a very Happy New Year and best wishes for 2022. There is lots going on in my belle France , and here are the latest of my series some news from France. Hope it can be useful for your planning.

Always there, Ile-de-France Mobilités and RATP will accompany you on the night of December 31, whether near your home or even a little further away. And yes, transport will run from 21h on December 31 and until 5h30 on January 1 2022.
Here are the lines that will run all night:
Line 1: Château de Vincennes, Nation, Gare de Lyon, Bastille, Châtelet, Concorde, Franklin-D-Roosevelt, George V, Charles de Gaulle-Étoile, Porte Maillot, Pont de Neuilly, Grande Arche de La Défense
Line 2: Nation, Père Lachaise, Belleville, Jaurès, La Chapelle, Anvers, Pigalle, Place de Clichy, Charles de Gaulle-Étoile, Porte Dauphine
Line 5:Place d’Italie, Quai de la râpée, Bastille, Oberkampf, Jacques Bonsergent, Gare du Nord, Gare de l’Est, Jaurès, Laumière, Porte de Pantin, Church of Pantin, Bobigny-Pablo Picasso
Line 6: Nation, Bercy, Place d’Italie, Denfert-Rochereau, Montparnasse, Cambronne, La Motte Picquet-Grenelle, Bir-Hakeim, Trocadéro, Boissière, Kléber, Charles de Gaulle-Étoile
Line 9:Montreuil town hall, Porte de Montreuil, Nation, Oberkampf, Grands Boulevards, Havre-Caumartin, Saint Augustin, Franklin-D-Roosevelt, Alma-Marceau, Trocadéro, La Muette, Porte de Saint-Cloud, Pont de Sèvres
Line 14: Olympiads, Library, Cour Saint-Émilion, Bercy, Gare de Lyon, Châtelet, Pyramides, Madeleine, Saint Lazare, Pont Cardinet, Porte de Clichy, Clichy-Saint-Ouen, Mairie de Saint-Ouen.
On the RER side, you can count on lines A, B, C and D. The noctiliens, for their part, will circulate exactly like a classic weekend night.

Due to the preparatory work for the extension of metro line 14 to Orly Airport and for the arrival of 8-car trains, traffic was interrupted on the entire line on a regular basis. From January 9, 2022, the line will be closed from 22h on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, until July 27, 2022. A replacement bus is available between Gare de Lyon and Olympiades. Saint-Ouen and Gare de Lyon, we invite you to take the connections.

Adaptation work on Metro line 4 and its stations is continuing. They require regular closings over the year 2022: Line closed in the evenings from 10h15, Monday to Thursday, from January 3 to June 30 inclusive; Line closed Sunday morning until noon, from January 9 to June 26 inclusive (except April 17, May 1 and 8, and June 5); Line closed all day on Sundays January 30, February 20, March 6, April 3 and May 15.

The blues of VTC drivers, who increasingly snub Paris. Traffic jams, forbidden bus lanes, drop in speed, weight of applications … The VTCs of Greater Paris point out the obstacles which increasingly complicate their working conditions. Between traffic changes and traffic jams, VTCs are avoiding the center of Paris more and more, such as rue Royale (8éme) .

Sales of Champagne increased by 40% compared to 2020, which leaves you speechless when you consider that the health crisis is far from over. Case shipments this year will be even larger than in 2019. The reason for the success can be found in foreign countries, where demand for Champagne has exploded since January 2021. Also famous brands and winegrowers, who export up to 80% of their production, are benefiting from the improvement, more than those who sell their bottles in France only. It should also be noted that carriers have increased their prices because of the Covid-19, which will affect the prices of champagne from January 1, 2022. Stay tune we got ours already great prices !!

The Château and the Grandes Ecuries of Chantilly, will be the setting for three shows during the end of the year celebrations. The equestrian show “Alana and the city of Opal” at the Grandes Écuries. A show written and directed by Virginie Bienaimé, especially for Christmas, telling the story of a young girl who wants to stand on her own feet and goes in search of the mythical Amazons. A creation which brings together around fifteen horses, their riders and riders, and which it is always possible to go and applaud at the Grandes Écuries until January 2 2022.

The viewers of France 2 TV will find the dome of the Grandes Écuries on the evening of December 31 for a New Year’s Eve hosted by Stéphane Bern, surrounded by an audience of celebrities. Clara Luciani, Pascal Obispo, Nolwenn Leroy ‚Zaz, Juliette Armanet, Bénabar, Gérard Lenorman, Julien Doré, Nicoletta, Garou, Tayc appear in the program, along with the Moulin Rouge, Lido and Paradis Latin troupes, and of course the equestrian company of the Grandes Écuries. An evening where we will not fail to evoke the famous Chantilly cream, by the presence of Mickaël Ejzenbaum, member of the Brotherhood of Whipping Knights . At midnight will be fired what will undoubtedly be the only fireworks display in France since the all pyrotechnic events have been banned to limit the circulation of Covid-19. That of the Château de Chantilly will not have an audience but will benefit from a soundtrack prepared by DJ Michaël Canitrot.

With the nightclub closure announced earlier this month, we need plans to at least have a good time on the last day of 2021! The wings of the Moulin Rouge and the great Féérie review will make your head spin. Extend the evening until the early hours: on December 31, the Bal du Moulin Rouge offers you a magical New Year’s Eve, the Féérie review and its 100 artists, 1,000 costumes with feathers, rhinestones and sequins, sets and breathtaking special effects … and of course, the giant aquarium. A parade of the greatest cabaret acts performed by internationally renowned artists. Le Moulin Rouge, 82 bd de Clichy 18éme.

The Lido is Paris, and Paris is the Lido! Located on the Champs-Élysées, this cabaret and its magazines are essentials of the City of Light Lido, 116 av des Champs-Élysées 8éme.

Lumières en Seine invites you to the national Domaine de Saint-Cloud for a magical night stroll on the outskirts of Paris. From the entrance to the Grille Clémenceau, Lumières en Seine promises to offer you a spectacular evening in an enchanting setting, along an immersive course of about two km, where the magic of the end of year celebrations mingle. year and the magic of winter. Lumiéres en Seine, 1 av de la Grille d’Honneur ,Saint-Cloud (Hauts de Seine 92)

Croisière Paris Seine La Marina offers lunch and dinner cruises on the Seine in the heart of the City of Light, panoramic boats, refined cuisine made from market products, warm and professional service … not to mention the passage in front of a illuminated Eiffel tower. So many elements brought together to give you a magical and unforgettable moment to start the year 2022. Paris Seine cruise La Marina Port Solférino, at the foot of the Musée d´Orsay 7éme.

The New Year’s concert at Saint-Germain des Prés Church, Come and listen to the Great New Year’s Concert, La Voix du Ciel, The 4 Seasons by Vivaldi, Meditation by Thaïs by Massenet, and great opera arias such as Mozart, Handel , Puccini, Verdi, Bellini … Great New Year’s Concert Saint-Germain des Prés Church 3 place Saint-Germain-des-Prés 6éme.

The Madeleine New Year’s concert. For those who will be in the fittest, this great concert will take place … on January 1, the day after a New Year’s Eve that may have been too wet. But don’t stop at nothing! Go listen to Les Valses de Strauss played by the Hélios orchestra, to start the year 2022 on a good note. New Year’s concert Madeleine Church, Place de la Madeleine 8éme.

The French are about to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Molière’s baptism. No less than nine plays by the playwright will be performed until next summer. Unpublished sets, made-to-measure costumes, paintings and furniture … For several weeks now, everyone has focused on the sets for the next Tartuffe or the Hypocrite.

Marcel Proust, a Parisian at the Carnavalet Museum, the author of “In Search of Lost Time” has spent most of his life in Paris. For the first time, an exhibition examines the close links between the city and the writer. examining the links between Marcel Proust and the city of Paris, where the writer was born and where he spent most of the fifty-one years of his existence. Marcel Proust, a Parisian novel is rich, very rich. Period photos, paintings, handwritten documents, advertising posters, furniture, fashion accessories .. A total of 280 pieces are on display, some of which have never been shown to the public, such as this touching photo of young Marcel at 15, his eyes already smoky and down on his lip. “We approached 35 institutions and 19 private lenders. But a third of the works also come from our collections, ”explains Valérie Guillaume, director of the Carnavalet Museum. The first part looks at the Paris where the author lived. From the apartment in Auteuil, where he was born, in 1871, to that in rue Hamelin, not far from the Arc de Triomphe, where he died, in 1922, the writer has never left the right bank of Paris. He knew seven homes, all located in the 16éme and 8éme arrondissements, where most of social life took place. Proust was fundamentally a Parisian !

It is the most visited amusement park in Europe! When many doubted the American instrution well…yankee doodle dandy! Before the health crisis, Disneyland Paris attracted 15 million visitors per year. While the vast majority of them, back since the park reopened in June 2021, are occasional visitors who come once or a few times a year, some are die-hard devotees for whom Disneyland Paris is a second home. We have been 3 times and already planning for early 2022 to back with the boys!!

The members of the Old Paris Commission, responsible for ensuring the proper architectural performance of Paris, looked into the future of the building that had housed the Tati sign for decades. There, on Boulevard Rochechouart (18éme), Immobel won the call for projects aimed at rethinking the historic 8,000 square meter store, abandoned by its historic owner. Housing, shops, offices, hotel accommodation and cultural space are on the program. We are increasingly seeing perfect alignments of buildings. But that’s not the story of Paris. And from a climatic point of view, these openings are important for the passage of air and light.Oh well now see Paris Bio lol!

In the chalet of the royal park of Nandy,Seine et Marne dept 77, Grand Paris Sud sees a cultural gem. Its construction dates back to the end of the 19C, 150 years after the creation of the 70-hectare park in which it is located. Imagined by Etienne-Michel Bouret, great financier of the reign of Louis XV, this park unfolded according to a regular grid, with the castle as central point, the destroyed, named royal pavilion after the stay of Louis XV for a hunt. Placed in the center of the park, on the remains of a masonry terrace-belvedere dating from the 18C garden, it sits on a prime location, very overhanging, which opens onto the vast panorama of the Seine valley. This will be worth saving thanks.

In Châtres, Seine et Marne dept 77; the medieval Church of Saint-Antonin built from a period estimated between 1180 and 1220, the church of Châtres has just been labeled Heritage of Regional Interest. The awarding of this label should help its future restoration, in particular that of its roof. It would house, under the altar of the Virgin Mary, the relics of Saint-Roch and Saint-Félix. The latter was a bishop of Nantes and a great figure of the Merovingian episcopate. The Saint-Antonin Church, in Châtres, could even be named after the second bishop of Meaux, who lived in the 2C or, according to other sources, 3C. There are a number of listed objects, including an 18C mahogany pulpit, brought back from the islands by a sailor, and a Cordoba leather painting from the same period. The sanctuary and the choir also display the characters of 13C architecture, with cross vault on ribs. As for the frame in the form of the hull of an overturned boat, it would have been built in the 16C. Its bell dates from 1782. It is baptized Antoinette and was blessed in 1789!

On January 1, 2022 to celebrate the New Year and make your wildest dreams come true, the Topbun restaurant is offering its first 200 burgers free of charge after opening to the bravest. On the program, gourmet and completely decadent smash burgers largely inspired by the American brand Shake Shack, all 100% organic. Topbun 5 Rue Eugène Freyssinet 13éme January 1, 2022 at noon group Big Mamma webpage:

To finisht with a wonderful dish of grandma confection and redone plenty of times at home, eaten anywhere! The Tortilla in Spain is a thick and chewy omelet, often with potatoes, with or without onion. The purists only put potatoes, candied in hot oil, the creatives add grilled peppers, sautéed chard or roasted mushrooms. And even Chorizos lol! The Ingredients for 1 tortilla (4 to 6 people). 4 large fresh eggs, 1 kg of melting potatoes (Bintje type), vegetable oil or we use Olive oil virgin extra, 1 large sweet white onion, Salt, pepper to taste.
The preparation: Peel the washed potatoes and cut them into slices (about 5 mm thick). Liberally pour oil into a curved-sided skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the potatoes. When they are soft but without coloring (candied and not fried), remove them from the oil and drain them on paper towels or in a colander. Salt. Beat the eggs in a bowl, add the lukewarm potatoes and mix. Leave this preparation to stand for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, mince the onion and sauté in the remaining oil. Drain and add to the egg-potato mixture. Adjust the seasoning. Heat the pan (uncleaned) over medium heat, add a little oil if necessary and pour in the preparation. Sear, stirring constantly so that the tortilla does not stick. When the underside is golden brown, pour the excess oil into a container (or a second pan). Flip the omelet. Resume cooking the second side. Brown, making sure the tortilla keeps its soft interior. Finish by sliding the tortilla onto a platter. Serve hot, warm, or cold. We do it hot but for tapas or apéros can be cold. There you go Buen Provecho ::)

There you go folks, another dandy from my belle France. Hope you enjoy the post and again be safe enjoy the end of year or Año Viejo and best wishes for 2022 to all.

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

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