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Paris: Marais and the Louvre Concerts Virtually

Feeling like a walk through the Marais, visiting famous Paris restaurants or listening to a concert at the Louvre while staying cozy at home with a glass of French wine?
If so, then save these dates: Louvre Concerts November 10 and 12; The Jewish Marais November 18; Famous Parisian Restaurants December 3.

image for Louvre Live ConcertsLive Concerts from the Louvre

November 10Live YouTube streaming 12:30 pm Paris (your time zone)
This concert is being streamed live in the Louvre Auditorium. “Relive the court and ballet arias of the Grand Siècle with the Correspondances ensemble conducted by Sébastien Daucé. Listen to the works of Œuvres d’Antoine Boësset, Henry Du Mont, Pierre Guédron, Louis Couperin, Étienne Moulinié and Jacques de Chambonnières.”

November 12: Live YouTube streaming This concert is being streamed live in the Louvre Auditorium. “Francesca Dego offers a real musical postcard from her country thanks to her violin. A trip to Italy, accompanied by Francesca Leonardi at the piano. Works by Igor Stravinsky / Ottorino Respighi / Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.” Concert to follow live:

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Thierry Heil takes you to the Marais and Restaurants

image of Jewish rabbi cookies Thierry Heil guided walksDuring normal conditions, Thierry Heil takes you on guided walks in Paris and surrounding areas. One that I enjoyed was through Rambouillet. Now you can visit Paris and surrounding areas virtually with Thierry.

November 18 at 5 pm (your time zone): the Jewish Marais
“For a full history of the Jews in France, from their arrival with the Romans to their final expulsion in the 14th century. With many slides, the talk will go through the community’s revival after the French Revolution, the expansion in the 19th century as well as the tragedy in the 20th century. The lecture will highlight several Synagogues (including the beautiful Art Nouveau one by Guimard), stores and views of the Jewish quarter, past and present.”
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Image of Train Bleu interior Gare de LyonDecember 3 at 5 pm: Must-see restaurants in Paris
“After the typical brasseries, this talk will focus on the most famous Paris restaurants. Some of them opened nearly 5 centuries ago, others are not so old, but they all have this significant decor and atmosphere as well as many stories, often involving celebrities. All are now part of common memory and Parisian heritage, and should be included on a list of things to do once in Paris!”
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