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Dior-Designer of Dreams at Arts Décoratifs
The Musée des Arts Décoratifs celebrates the 70th anniversary of the creation of the House of Dior until January 7, 2018 in a lavish and comprehensive exhibition, Christian Dior, Designer of Dreams (Couturier du Rêve). Whether or not you are a fashionista, if you love history, fashion (retro and future), fabric, intricate beading, art, interiors, photography, etc. this is a rich exhibit that I can recommend. The Dior Héritage collection and works of art are on loan from museums in France, United States and England. Most of the works featured in exhibit are from the Dior Héritage collection and the first time they are shown in Paris.
Paris Plages 2017 – Villette Update
Update for Paris Plages: Clémence from the Seine-Saint-Denis Office of Tourism contacted me with information in English about the Basin de la Villette section of Paris Plages. Paris Plages takes place in two locations every year: along the Seine (Parc Rives de Seine) and in the Bassin de la Vilette. Bassin de la Villette is the new hoping part of town in the northeastern section of Paris. Paris Plages began July 8 and continues to Sunday September 3. As they say on the Mairie de Paris’ webpage: "What would summer be without Paris Plages". For maps of where to go swimming (baignait) what's happening along the basin and what's to…
“Le Dernier Metro” Lost in Frenchlation Outdoors
Go retro Friday, August 18, free movie Jardin de la Folie Titon (28 Rue Chanzy, 75011) for the 10th annual film festival “La Chaise et l’Écran” – think drive in … French movie with English subtitles – outdoors. Below is more information from Lost in Frenchlation about « Le Dernier Métro » (1980) by François Truffaut (which won 10 César awards!) with Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu. “Le Dernier Metro” is preceded by two short films. During the year, Lost in Frenchlation provides English subtitles for select current French films. From The Lost in Frenchlation team: “Lost in Frenchlation is thrilled to be working together with La Mairie du 11ème for the second year…
Expo: l’Histoire en Costumes 1890-1930
For 2017, the Château Champs-sur-Marne's clothing exhibition is from the Belle Epoque through the Roaring Twenties (1890-1930) the exhibit closes September 12, 2017. For children, this Monuments Nationaux château has clothing to try on and a work sheet (in French) to answer questions and understand the exhibit. For adults, the 35-page booklet is filled with explanations (in French), color photos of clothing for women, men and children and accessories. The retrospective style years are 1900, 1909, 1912, 1921, 1925, 1930 and 1935.
Go to the Horse Races in Paris
This page is now in the archives. Current 2018 race information for all the major courses: France Galop, Auteuil, Chantilly, Deauville and Saint-Cloud (place and dates) can be found on the France Galop website calendar page. How to bet is under the title “Day at the races/ Fancy a Flutter?”. (The France Galop’s “Fancy a Flutter” page is having technical difficulties). Check now and then to see if they have reconfigured the page. Memories of Qatar in 2010 and Betting Today Much has changed since 2010. Instead of wandering around and wondering how to bet in 2010, now kiosks can walk me through the steps. If you are new to…
First Paris Fringe Festival
Have you ever attended a Fringe Festival? My first off-the-main-theater circuit experience was in Edinburgh. The concept began in the 1940s in Edinburgh. Now one of the plays I reviewed "There's No Place Like" has been invited to participate in the First Paris Fringe Festival May 23-29, 2016. The festival will feature international and France-based theater companies, workshops (physical theater....
There’s No Place Like – Brings back Memories
Last night I enjoyed the play, "There's No Place Like" at Café du Theatre. Two shows tonight, January 21 (7:30 pm and 9:30 pm - Reservations through the café at 01 42 06 33 37). I heard many familiar memories from my own past. If you are or have been an expat from any country, hoped for a visa, wanted a foreign passport, wished you could move and claim a new country as home, were ready to work hard and faced government rejection....
“There’s No Place Like” – West End Theatre Comes to Paris
"There's No Place Like" is a one-hour play (in English) at Café du Theatre Wednesday, January 20 (7:30 pm) and Thursday, January 21 (7:30 pm and 9:30 pm). Reserve your tickets (seven euros): firstname.lastname@example.org. The play, a hit at the May 2015 Brighton Fringe Festival comes to Paris from London's West End and The Arts Theatre. Lilac Yosiphon's English play is about longing, belonging and immigration. Story: "Hannah was a teacher before she moved to the UK
Write to Christmas Santa (Père Noël) and Play Games
Sixty secretaries at the French post office, La Poste, are waiting for your letters to Santa. The Secrétariat du Père Noël office opens thousands of letters a year. The secretaries in Libourne (in the Gironde) respond to the writers with a special holiday edition La Poste-designed card. In 1962, its first year, the office received 5,000 cards. By 2014, they received over 1.2 million letters to Père Noël (Santa Claus). Père Noël's team can also be found on Facebook....