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Paris Dates Ile-de-France

  • Gare de Lyon Clock Tower. Built between 1895 to 1902; expanded in 1927. It stands 67 meters high, has four faces each measuring 6,5 meters in diameter.
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    Journées du Patrimoine 2013-Reserve Now for Gare de Lyon

    Reserve to visit the historical train station Gare de Lyon, in the twelfth arrondissement, Paris, and trains from the Orient Express. During the Journées du Patrimoine, SNCF is arranging visits to familiarize visitors with the history and heritage of the Gare de Lyon. During this annual weekend event, monuments are free, however, some places may charge or require a reservation. The Gare de Lyon for the clock and fresco gallery tour and for the mythical trains tour require a reservation. Sign up at the SNCF-Gare de Lyon page.  Reservations opened noon August 29. How to reserve Each reservation is individual and requires separate email addresses. Signing up for a module is easy…

  • Paris Needlework Fair Poster Aiguille-en-Fete - English 2012
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    Needlework Fair in Paris

    Grab your knitting needles, embroidery threads, patchwork and hoops. The Paris Needlework Fair (l’Aiguille en Fête) takes place in February (February 9 and 12, 2012). The fair is not restricted to age or gender. The men are knitting alongside the women and there is even a sporting event: Speed Knitting! The annual Paris needlework fair began in 2004, and continues to grow and attract talent from around the world. Susan O’Connor is flying in from Australia giving special classes in English. Her classes (January 31, February 1, 2 and 3) are being held at the famous Au Ver à Soie.  The cornflower pinball and scissor sheath class is being held…

  • Sapeur Pompier demonstrating helmet on future rescuer recruit
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    Journées du Patrimoine-Paris – How to Visit

    This year’s Journées du Patrimoine Web site is easy to use if you speak French. Instructions follow below. The alternatives to helping you decide where to go first are a visit to the culture office, newspapers, download applications or copy pages off the Internet. If you have children with you, check the Web site Citizenkid (Use Google Translate) to read their suggestions for children six and up. The photo is at the Caserne Sévigné fire station (Hôtel Bouthillier-de-Chavigny, 9 Rue De Sévigné Paris 4th). Culture Minster’s Office Visit the Ministère de la Culture beginning the third week of August to find out information about the current Journées du Patrimoine in…

  • Aquarium-Trocadero-Cineaqua - man with baby in front of window
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    Paris Activities for Summer

    Some items in this post are out of date, others still happen in Paris. Check links for updates. This is a good portion of my Summer Newsletter which contains information about dates and activities for the Paris 2011 summer. The summer Festival de Saint-Denis , takes place in June and July. The entire program is shown on their home page. Click on “Voir le Détail” for information about each concert in French and English. Listen to an extrait of Charpentier’s Te Deum, which opens the 2011 program 8:30 p.m. at the Basilica. Some concerts are in the Basilica and some in the Légion d’Honneur. For ticket prices, click on “Bulletin…

  • Shooting a movie in Paris - Place Monge
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    New York Film Academy Paris April 24, 2011 – Open House

    For those interested in film studies, I received a request to post this Open House event information. New York Film Academy Provost/Recteur Michael Young and Director of Admissions Tami Alexander will discuss the Bachelor and Master degree programs offered at the New York Film Academy, in addition to the variety of hands-on film and acting workshops. Information will also be provided about the New York Film Academy Summer Program in Paris. The event will be held at the Hilton Arc de Triomphe Paris Hotel, Champollion Meeting Room, 51-57, rue de Courcelles, Paris, France 75008 on Sunday, April 24th from 3pm to 5pm. Questions? Please contact Michael Young at Follow…

  • Hermes takes over the Lutetia pool Paris
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    What’s On in Paris – March

    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 &…

  • Pont Louis Philippe looking back at Ile de la Cité
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    A February Saturday in Paris

    Products produced on the farm, lunch, smoke a cigar and the movies are the activities we schedule for a Paris Saturday in February. Throw in some chocolate and port wine spontaneously and the day is set! The platform is packed at Metro Concorde. We find a standing place in the back of the car and head with other Salon d’Agriculture enthusiasts toward the metro stop Porte de Versailles. Thinking we have left early Saturday (11 a.m.), we find that everyone else thinks the same thing. We are headed to enjoy a fair that opened officially for the first time in 1870 and moved officially to Porte de Versailles in 1925.…

  • Chinese New Year 2011 Lion Dance at shops along rue Sedaine in the Bastille, Paris
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    Chinese New Year along rue Sedaine in Paris

    Chinese New Year is more than a one day affair Since February 3, Paris is celebrating the Chinese New Year or “Spring Festival” and the year of the Rabbit. The festival lasts for 15 days with surprises every day depending on your neighborhood’s ethnicity. Celebrations have expanded to other arrondissements from the 13th arrondissement as the Chinese population has grown. Traditional parades held February 6 are available for viewing in photos and videos on the Web site for the Mairie de Paris (Paris Mayor’s Office). Plan for the big parade and events at the Hôtel de Ville plaza on February 13, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. A parade of noise took…