What’s On in Paris – March

Hermes takes over the Lutetia pool Paris

Hermès opened a luxury boutique in the old swimming hole of the Hotel Lutetia. The pool, built in 1935 and closed in 1970, was 30 meters (98 ½ feet) long. Mosaics cover the floor. The wood huts and railings are the work of the architect, Denis Montel (agence RDAI).

FREE INVITATIONS! Our mailbox often contains invitations to food fairs. At the fairs, we buy something such as wine, cassoulet, foie gras, walnuts, hazelnuts, or other items produced regionally. The producer takes our name and address and sends us an invitation for the next exhibition. Instead of paying five euros to enter the fair, télécharger (download) a FREE INVITATION. You probably will not leave hungry from these exhibitions. The point is to taste the products and hopefully buy what you like. Visit the Web sites below for dates, times, addresses and directions:

Salon Mer & Vigne et Gastronomie (13th Sea and Wine Fair and Food) – Download the Mer & Vigne invitation good for two people.

Saveurs et vins sur Seine – the boat, Maxim’s, is docked below the Eiffel Tower, Port de Suffren 75015 (01 44 18 96 96) – entry to this exhibition of regional producers is free – no invitation necessary

March 19 is the full moon by the way….

Pari Fermier de Printemps This exhibition has about 100 producers.   Download the Pari Fermier de Printemps invitation The producers want you to come and taste the products from their farms.

Serge Gainsbourg fans – March 2 was the 20th anniversary of his departure from the music scene. The Paris Mayor’s office Web site posted photos and commentary (in French). Scroll down to find an extract of a music video with Gainsbourg and Dalida singing “Les Rues de Mon Paris”. If you wonder about the address where he lived, it is 5 bis rue de Verneuil. Someone took photographs of the facade and posted a clever Serge Gainsbourg YouTube showing its changes between 2005 and 2009.

City of Paris Museums – free for permanent exhibits. On the same page download tour guides in English for most of the museums.

Paris Tourist Office provides a long list of current exhibitions in Paris
Find a ballet and theater piece on their Paris Tourist Office Theatre and Shows page as well. Look for discount tickets on the Ticketac.com Web site, which is available in English and Spanish.

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