Events and Trade Shows

Paris Dates Ile-de-France

  • Barefoot college, Tilonia, India, man sitting next to Merry Xmas/Happy New Year banner
    Events and Trade Shows,  Videos,  Welcome to Colleen's Paris

    Happy New Year 2015 from Paris!

    The Paris Mayor’s Office brought in the new year with a spectacular display of “video-morphing” on the Arc-de-Triomphe. The spectacle lasted 20 minutes and ended with fireworks from the top. Wherever you were on December 31 (I was almost a month in northwest and central India), you can relive a slice of the moment virtually on their Daily Motion (French YouTube) channel.

  • Events and Trade Shows,  Videos

    Postcard from Paris Plages

    Paris Plages is open mid-July to mid-August, even if it rains. To watch the video in HD high quality, I suggest you put the YouTube setting to 720p (the wheel in lower right corner of video). On the Hotel de Ville plaza play volleyball or wheelchair basketball. Fill up your water bottle at the "Eau de Paris" stations (eau=water). This is the 12th annual Paris Plages sponsored by the mayor's office of Paris (Mairie de Paris). Paris Plages is always in three locations

  • July 14 Bastille Day Fireworks Paris; photo by Rob Johnstone from a special street; write to me to find out where
    Events and Trade Shows,  Transportation

    Planning for July 14 (14 Juillet) in Paris

    When planning your fireworks visit, you can be in the Fan Zone of the Champ-de-Mars or the esplanade of Trocadéro to enjoy front row seats. The bridges offer a side view as we had on Pont d'Alma. On their webpage, the magazine, Vivre Paris, has a map showing alternatives for bridges, parks and rooftops.... Imagine the logistics of moving this many people, which means that numerous metro stations were closed. And entering any nearby and open metro station was impossible due to press of flesh! Our quandary: How to get home to the Bastille from Pont d'Alma .....

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    Paris Home Show (Foire de Paris) – Ideas, Food and Inventions

    Two Paris icons were born in 1889, the Eiffel Tower and the Foire de Paris. is THE icon for the home show. Over 600,000 visitors are expected in 2014 for 3,500 exhibitors. In 1889 when the first Foire de Paris opened, over thirty million visitors passed through the pavilion of 500 exhibitors. With a showing like that, it took another ten years to organize an official event instead of holding it only during the world fairs. The Foire de Paris developed from a World's Fair event to an annual Paris in 1904. The Big Show continues until the 11th of May....read more

  • Events and Trade Shows,  Life in Paris & France

    A Stroll on a Tightrope Stretched Across the Seine

    [youtube]http://youtu.be/SXU6t3EIXjc[/youtube] April 6 was the scene of water events in Paris; Paris Marathon runners sweat a lot and crossed the Seine on a bridge. Watching from the Charles de Gaulle bridges that links the Gare de Lyon and the Gare d’Austerlitz, Denis Josselin crossed the Seine on a tightrope. ParisiannewsTV made a video that includes an interview with Denis Josselin with English subtitles. The river Seine is busy year round with boats and activities.I found out about the tightrope walker on the Paris Mayor’s office website “Que faire à Paris“. Click on “Une semaine à Paris en un clic” (One week in Paris in one click) Voilà you now speak French…

  • Hotel Lutetia auction flyer from Pierre Bergé & Associés-May 19 to 25, 2014
    Events and Trade Shows

    Hotel Lutetia Auction and Closure

    The first Art Déco hotel in Paris is closing April 14, 2014 for three years... Pierre Bergé & Associés have announced the auction of Hotel Lutetia's interior pieces. Viewing of the items opens May 15 and 18. The auction takes place between May 19 and 25, 2014 at the Hotel Lutetia. The Hotel Lutetia, built in 1910 is selling its large art collection ......

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    Bloom Where You Are Planted 2013

    Bloom Where You Are Planted is October 4, 2014 . This was my third Bloom participation in 2013. Even if you have been in Paris a while, there is always something new to learn; organizations to find out about; social networking and a great goodie bag!

  • Journees du Patrimoine ceiling interior of the bank Societe Generale Boulevard Haussmann
    Events and Trade Shows,  History

    History of Journées Européennes du Patrimoine

    Jack Lang decided in 1984 to open the doors of French public buildings to the public. 50 countries in Europe now do the same, annually the third week in September. After that first Journée Portes ouvertes dans les monuments historiques (Historical Monuments Open House) on the third Sunday in September. The Sunday visits became so successful, that in 1992 the event became a day-two French affair taking place the third weekend in September. The name changed to Journées du Patrimoine. Europe adopted the name Journées européennes du patrimoine in 2000. For the French, this is an opportunity to visit their national monuments that are closed to the public or have…