Some news from France , CCCLXXV

This is my latest from my belle France ; as we continue into a mild Fall season. That time again to tell you my latest rants about some news from France. An eventful post in my blog that I have enjoyed together with you for the last 12 years now!! And for those non Roman CCCLXXV is 375 ! ,with another dandy round of news of my belle France , of course, chosen by me; there are many others. We are in Fall season mild higher temps for the season is announce. We will be tidy and drinking a nice glass of wine, coming inside our dining room! Hope you enjoy the post as I.

Quick, this is an update! Last November 16 2022, Louis Vuitton announced the opening in December of Louis Vuitton Dream, a free exhibition space where you can discover the most important collaborations of the house, as well as the creations of designers and artists. At the same time, a room is provided to stop for a coffee and taste chocolates, made in collaboration with chef Maxime Frédéric. But the house has more than one trick up its sleeve: it is now announcing the forthcoming transformation of part of its headquarters, located opposite La Samaritaine. Part of the place will indeed become a hotel, and as you can imagine, it will not be a hotel like the others! Luxurious and dazzling, but also splendid for the unique view it will offer over the City of Light. Stay tune!

At the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie, cancers demystified,While 1,000 people are diagnosed every day, cancer remains a taboo subject for nearly one in four French people . For the first time, an exhibition for the general public lifts the veil on the different aspects of this complex disease. To be discovered from the age of 14 at the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie in Paris until August 2023. In constant increase in France for 30 years, cancer is today a real social phenomenon: nearly four million of our fellow citizens face or have already faced this disease. There are over 200 different cancers. Even if they all have in common an anarchic proliferation of cells, they do not attack the body in the same way. For the same organ, we can find very varied cancers. A 26-minute film follows the journey of four patients, each at a different stage, thus providing an overview of conventional care (radiotherapy, chemotherapy, surgery) but also more innovative ones such as hormone therapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapies and supportive care (nutrition, psychology, etc.). Without forgetting an inventory of research in France through interviews with 11 high-level Cancer researchers, Until August 8, 2023 at the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie de Paris, 30 Av. Corentin Cariou, 19éme. Webpage :

Three or four paintings by the famous 19C painter Gustave Le Gray exist in the world, but few of his paintings have been formally identified. The auction, this coming Thursday, November 17, of a painting by the painter and photographer, by the Toulouse auctioneer Marc Labarbe, is therefore an exceptional event, which is of interest to many museums. This large painting, representing the artist’s wife, Palmira Madeline Gertrude Leonardi, an Italian met in Rome, with whom he had six children between 1845 and 1857, four of whom died prematurely. Le Gray rose to fame under Napoleon III but, crippled with debt in 1860, he abandoned his wife and children. Exhibited at the Salon of 1853, was kept by his descendants and is therefore completely unpublished. A painter by training, Gustave Le Gray had followed the teaching of Paul Delaroche at the School of Fine Arts, before leaving for Italy. Alongside his activity as a photographer, Gustave Le Gray never stopped painting, portraits and orientalist scenes being his favorite subjects. Webpage :

At the end of September,2022 the first works for the future Cable 1 cable car were launched in Créteil, in the Val-de-Marne.(94) The project led by Île-de-France Mobilités will connect Créteil to Villeneuve-Saint-Georges in less than 20 minutes.It provides for the creation of five stations in Créteil, Limeil-Brévannes, Valenton and Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, over a 4.5 km stretch. This first phase of work should extend until the summer of 2023. It is located on the road RD1, at the Créteil – Pointe du Lac metro station of line 8, where the terminus of Cable 1.webpage :

Paris is the city in Europe where self-service electric scooters are used the most. The Parisian company Fluctuo observes and analyzes micromobility services around the world. According to his data, Paris is the capital in Europe where the use of these machines is the most intensive. And if they continue no cars only scooters will be on like in some other major cities of our world lol ! .webpage :

Removing the heating on the terrace means 10% less annual turnover according to some restauranteurs, Established for 32 years in the Marais (4éme) where he has three restaurants (le Fer à cheval, les Philosophes and la Chaise au plafond), Xavier Denamur, known for his fight against junk food, readily presents himself as “restorer of the Republic”. Anxious to respect the law, which now prohibits heated terraces, he was among the first, last spring, to remove his braziers. The 12,285 owners operating a terrace in Paris have been notified. In addition to the fine if they continue to heat the outside, those who have not dismantled their devices by January 1, 2023 will have to pay compensation for irregular occupation of the public domain. So no more terraces in Paris another new look of the new City government, and soon there will not be Paris as we know it, I am far from it now !

Nearly eight years after the first developments, lanes reserved for buses (and in some cases taxis) on major roads and motorways represent only 1% of the length of the region’s national road network. It is obvious that will influence the design of future road public transport networks in the outer suburbs: even the most express “express buses” will prove to be ineffective if they remain paralyzed in the daily traffic jams of the main axes of the Ile-de-France region. Of course, keep cutting roads and the jams will become a battle cry ! Stay tune for 2023 !

This one for the memories of old Paris and we even had celebrated my boys birthdays on them, Bankruptcy of Chez Clément (see post restaurants: two years firm required against the former boss, Five years in prison, three of which are probationary. And the definitive ban on managing. for misuse of company assets and fraud, in the case of the takeover of the brand. Hearing the sentence requested by the prosecutor against him, this past Monday, before the Nanterre Criminal Court (Hauts-de-Seine 92), Stanislas Dewynter is stunned. The shock is severe for the one that All-Paris knew in the early 2000s as a talented businessman, who reaped success with his twenty chic and trendy restaurants. It was delighted that he bought the Chez Clément restaurant brand in 2012, the operation precipitated him into the abyss, They are all gone sadly for some mismanagement deeds.

One good news for me and many memorable moments with my dear late wife Martine in her native town, The Majestic cinema in Meaux (Seine et Marne 77), the UGC buys the walls and resumes the work suspended for two years ! The work must resume this Thursday (tomorrow). The Majestic cinema building, in the city center, has therefore officially been sold for 900,000 euros by the city to the General Cinematographic Union. or UGC ! Great news for my first movie outing in France ever !! webpage :

Surprise not as I know the area but Orly airport: thieves scour duty free stores, border police crack down and call passengers to be vigilant yes indeed, ,Since the start of the school year last September 2022, Orly border police (PAF) officials have arrested fourteen thieves. Most of the thefts were committed in the duty free shops in the terminals, The border police, who work closely with Groupe ADP to ensure the safety of travelers, invite the public visiting airports to always maintain a certain vigilance, Of course, common sense prevails always, Orly webpage :

A traditional building, called a “mandir”, will open alongside Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Buddhist places of worship. The first stone of this building was laid in early September 2022 in Bussy-Saint-Georges (Seine et Marne 77) . By 2026, a mandir a traditional Hindu temple will emerge from the ground in Bussy-Saint-Georges. It will join the other places of worship on the Esplanade of Religions and Cultures on the Allée Madame-de-Montespan, a true haven of peace where Muslims, Jews, Jews, Buddhists and Christians.Just by the Disneyland Paris area ; webpage :

This winter, the Musée de l’Homme is transformed into a real art museum! From today Wednesday November 16 to Monday May 22, 2023, discover how our artistic practices have evolved, from prehistory to the present day. On the program: ancient objects from collections from all over Europe, films, photo projections, audiovisual installations, interactive devices… Enough to discover prehistoric art from all angles.Arts et Préhistoire at the Musée de l’Homme 17, place du Trocadéro 16éme, Webpage:

Discover the links between the mineral world and the living world, through beautiful ceramic pieces! The Sèvres porcelain factory and the National Museum of Ceramics are hosting Living Forms, an exhibition bringing together nearly 350 works, ceramics from the Renaissance to the present day. Put into perspective with paintings, pieces of goldsmithery or even scientific objects, the collection questions us about our own relationship to the living. living elms, Sèvres – Manufacture et Musée nationaux, 2 place de la Manufacture – Sèvres (Hauts de Seine 92) Until May 7, 2023, Webpage :

For Alberto Giacometti, a large 6,000 square meter museum in the center of Paris, The Swiss Artist Foundation, cramped in its premises in Montparnasse, will open in 2026, in the former Air France terminal, at the Invalides. Since 2018, the Giacometti Institute, created in the 14éme arrondissement of Paris by the Alberto and Annette Giacometti Foundation. It holds a collection of exceptional abundance: 95 paintings, 260 bronzes, 550 plasters, thousands of drawings and engravings, such considerable archives and a large part of the artist’s library. But, precisely, to show them, the 350 square meters located rue Victor-Schœlcher, in an Art Deco style private mansion in Montparnasse, turned out to be cramped, precisely because of the success of the exhibitions mounted by the Foundation, in Paris and a almost everywhere in the world, and the constantly growing reputation of the artist.Webpage:

It is on the side of a railway wasteland, in the 20éme arrondissement of Paris, that a forest should grow by 2024 ; the City of Paris has announced the purchase of a former station of the Petite Ceinture to open a new section, from Cours de Vincennes to Rue Volga, and transform the whole into a new vast park, a beautiful wooded and vegetated space. On the program, an urban forest therefore, with 2000 new trees planted, but also a clearing and an opening onto the garden of the Charonne station. No need to go to the Bois de Vincennes, the 20éme will also have its own forest.webpage :

And as usual , my end of post culinary delights of my eternal Paris, and belle France!

Le Doyenné, in Essonne (91) , elected best table in France by Fooding, A few months after its opening, in June 2022, the farm-restaurant of Saint-Vrain, created by two Australian chefs in an old castle, is already consecrated by the gastronomic guide .Fooding an alternative Michelin guide that was “cooler”, which revealed its 2023 list on Monday. Four Parisian addresses received a price. The best bistro in France is in Paris at the Bistrot des Tournelles (4éme), the best antidepressant is assigned to Soces (19éme), the best Frit Style is at Reyna (11éme), while Fooding d’amour returns to this furious madness what is Jones (11éme).Webpage :

Looking for inexpensive places students and lovers of cheap cocktails, you are not dreaming, the 2.50€ pints in the heart of Paris do exist! From 16h to 02h, Au Taquet bar welcomes you for an extended happy hour that won’t hurt your wallet. Open from Monday to Saturday, the bar is located between the Poissonnière and Cadet metro stations, you can have a good time with friends and share good cheese and charcuterie boards, always at reduced prices! At Le Taquet 19, rue Bleue 9éme no web yet,

Nestled in the heart of the 8éme, a stone’s throw from the Champs-Élysées and Parc Monceau, is one of our beloved brasseries: La Belle Poule at 18, avenue Hoche 8éme Open 7/7 from 7h to 02h no web yet,

Le P’tit Mousse,with its wooded interior of this fisherman’s hut-style brasserie, the pretty blue and white checkered counter behind which you can see the small series of bottles selected by Thierry, the boss, as well as the large boat suspended from the ceiling, we are embarking on a little exceptional taste journey. Here we are by the sea! Le P’tit Mousse 9, rue Rambuteau 4éme ,Open Tuesday to Friday evenings, Weekends all day until 23h30 no web yet

Le Petit Chinon is the promise of traditional, no-frills cuisine, served promptly in the heart of Paris. Sunny terrace, authentic decoration, warm welcome and good food come together to make our lives easier and simplify our lunch break. On site or to take away, Le Petit Chinon is the ultra practical brasserie for those in a hurry! Le Petit Chinon, 23, rue du Louvre 1éme , opne from Monday to Saturday from 8h to 21h no web yet

It is on a pretty tree-lined square that the Café Joséphine has decided to settle. On one side, a restaurant with tablecloths whose slick decoration was directly inspired by Joséphine de Beauharnais: herringbone parquet flooring, velvet sofas, giant bouquet of peonies and subdued lighting. On the other, a cocktail bar inspired by the world of Josephine Baker, embodying freedom, aesthetics and generosity. Here, you can enjoy traditional French cuisine in a friendly Art Deco setting, Café Joséphine, 1-3, place des 2 Écus 1éme Monday to Saturday from 8h to 01h, Sunday from 10h to 23h, Webpage :

Chez Cézanne, we have a taste for good work, even in a simple way. A few steps from the Jacquemart-André Museum, we find this good address with a warm and relaxed atmosphere. Great products and quality ingredients come together in this kitchen in the heart of Paris. Bistrot Cézanne 13 Avenue Herrick 8éme, Webpage:

There you go folks, another round of my some news from France coming to you freely by the road warrior travel guy . Hope you enjoy this post and do take the air of the Fall season with style in France better ,me think,,, And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

2 Comments to “Some news from France , CCCLXXV”

  1. Thanks for the updates!

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