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  • Archive,  Theater-Cinema-Music

    Un Picasso – Play at Theatre de Nesle

    Paris is a small world. On an art tour in the morning and someone hands me a flyer about the play, "Un Picasso (A Picasso)". That evening, attending a vernissage, I am now speaking with one of the directors of the play. Performances are at the Theatre de Nesle from October 22 to November 15 in French or in English, depending on the night of the show.....

  • Person walking across new transparent floor Eiffel Tower 57 meters up

    Eiffel Tower Adds New Floor

    March is a busy month for the Eiffel Tower: a new floor, a winter menu deal and vertical racing. From the Eiffel Tower’s new first floor, look down 57 meters through the new transparent glass floor. The 58 Tour Eiffel Restaurant located on the first floor has a pre-April 1 picnic basket menu. The price doubles April 1, includes your lift ticket. The first edition of La Vertical de la Tour Eiffel is being held in the evening of March 20. This race is 279 meters race from the ground floor to the top of the Eiffel Tower....

  • Poster for Festival Marin Marais 2014
    Archive,  Going Out

    Concert Festival Marin Marais 2014 Has Begun

    Every year the Festival Marin Marais, first held in 2006, celebrates the birthday of the musician and composer, Marin Marais. Marais played in the court of Louis XIV , the Sun King, for forty years. This year eighteen Baroque concerts are performed in October and November at three different venues for one price: ten euros. The musicians work for donations....

  • Archive,  Going Out

    Lydie Solomon: From Chopin to Cuba Concert

    For music recitals in Paris, I am enjoying following Lydie Solomon. She is a pianist, composer and actress and puts together musical programs with a theme. She is passionate about her research. Her latest research includes the works of Frédéric Chopin and those he influenced. The program also includes one of Lydie's original composition. She will perform her newest concert program "De Chopin à Cuba" (From Chopin to Cuba) on Friday, January 24 at 12:45 at the Auditorium de l'Espace Georges Bernanos.

  • Musée des Arts Forains poster for Le Festival du Merveilleux 2013

    Arts Forains Another Marvelous Festival for Christmas 2013

    Travel with the Le Musée des Arts Forains toward a new spectacle once again. In 2013 the theme is "Le Festival du Merveilleux". Between December 26, 2013 and January 5, 2014, at the Pavillons de Bercy, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., mimes, magicians, acrobats and storytellers will guide you on a voyage into a marvelous dream world festival. The Arts Forains museum will present a different show every thirty minutes.

  • Logo for Foire d'Automne (Autumn Home Show) in Paris
    Archive,  Going Out

    Autumn Foire de Paris (Home Show)

    Foire d’Automne Paris Download the free invitation for the Autumn Paris Home Show October 25 to November 3. This home show is the mini version of the super duper version held in April and May. Fill in your coordinates and click on “Telecharger votre invitation”. One email address; one invitation. What you will experience at the Foire d’Automne: Home interiors, gastronomy (tastings-food and wine), health trends, beauty, garden furniture, kitchen, bath, decoration, furniture, knitting workshops, etc. Enjoy!

  • Navigo and Metro Map Plan 2 in Paris

    Use Navigo for Weekend and Holiday Advantages

    This post has been archived. Travel in All Zones Without Extra Charge on Weekends/Holidays In September 2012, Stif introduced a new formula for traveling within the five zones of the department, Île-de-France, which includes Paris using the Navigo Monthly and Navigo Annual passes (not the weekly, Mobilis or Paris Visite). This new service is for the metro, bus, tramway, weekend night buses (Noctilien), RER and regional Transilien trains for zones 1-5 explains the new system for reduced fares within the Île-de-France area. This service is valid from Friday midnight to Sunday midnight and holidays, midnight to midnight. On a Saturday, we used our Navigo (annual pass) to travel between downtown Paris and…

  • Lydie Solomon Eldorado Album Cover
    Archive,  Going Out

    Small Concerts = Big Sounds

    Autumn and Winter Music in Paris Great music by young artists or groups (with no government subsidies) resound from Paris venues with great acoustics: churches, small theaters, cellars, etc. The income for these artists comes either from donations or from a small portion of the entry fee they receive, usually between 10 and 15 euros). The concerts usually last about one and a half hours. The artists are obviously playing for the love of the music and their instrument. This season, Paris has two treats: Lydie Solomon and the Annual Marin Marais Festival. Fingers Dancing Toward Eldorado In May, one of Paris’ young artists performed in the Salle Gaveau concert hall.…

  • General view of first level platform, Eiffel Tower

    A Light Beauty Facelift for the Eiffel Tower

    This story has been archived. Some information may have changed since publication. The Eiffel Tower is about to provide its visitors with a step into dizzying suspension. Soon visitors to the first level will look straight down the Eiffel Tower through a plate of glass instead of looking through the fence. The idea of the architect, Alain Moatti, is to give the impression of floating above Paris. In its third major renovation since 1889, a portion of the Eiffel Tower’s solid flooring will be transformed into a 1.5m (5 ft) wide platform of glass. An inclined glass barrier is designed to replace the present grilled fencing. The work begins February…