Wrapping the Arc de Triomphe
Some dreams become reality. Fabric is covering the Arc de Triomphe sixty years after Christo and Jeanne-Claude envisioned the project L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped. “L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped” is entirely funded by the Estate of Christo V. Javacheff through the sale of Christo’s works of art. It receives no public funds”. In mid-August steel protective framing covered the arch. On Sunday, September 12, 25,000 square meters of fabric began its descent. By September 18, 3,000 meters of red cord will complete the package. This gift to Paris will stay wrapped until October 3. The noisy roundabout will fall silent for the three weekends between September 18 and October 3. Only those…
Madame Eiffel Tower Celebrates 130 Years
In May 2019, the Eiffel Tower turned 130; however, why not celebrate the birthday all year long. To celebrate this event, an interactive Fall Event is underway at the Eiffel Tower until the end of November on the esplanade, under a dome covering about 300 m2, is free and open to everyone. Visitors walk over screens on the ground that reproduce the image of the girders .... which feels likes walking over nothing, experience the monument’s wind resistance and become painters of the Eiffel Tower
A Rare Moment in Paris with Frank Gehry
Frank Gehry had just left the auditorium in a conversation with Jean-Louis Cohen at the Fondation Louis-Vuitton. After listening to his architectural journey as it relates to the "free and independent" architect Charlotte Perriand, I walked up to him. I thanked him for sharing his thoughts and for his unique design of this Fondation Louis Vuitton museum shaped like a boat, which is the symbol of Paris. He touched my arm and asked if I had seen the Charlotte Perriand exhibit, which had opened the day before.
Use Lulu Dans Ma Rue When You Need Help
From our balconettes (Parisian wrought iron window fences), we are enjoying our carrots - getting fatter every day, fresh cherry tomatoes, and wild strawberries; the plants are blooming. BUT who will water them while we are on vacation? Lulu Anna. The city of Paris (Mairie de Paris) has a service called Lulu dans ma rue (Lulu on my street). Need a helping hand taking things to the cellar (cave)? Ironing? Water your plants?
BHV and Other July Changes in Paris
Every July 1, new legislation and modification to daily routines take effect. This year, the changes include plastic bags, polluting vehicles, contraception, Sunday shopping hours …. These are some of the main changes for 2016 gleaned from Direct Matin . Beginning July 3, BHV/Marais (part of the Galeries Lafayette group) is the first Paris department to open on Sundays as a result of the Loi Macron (Minister of the Economy, Emmanuel Macron) ...
Lost And Found In Paris-One person’s story
The Case of lost and found in Paris (Objets trouvés) Barbara wrote: “I left my bag on the bus with the kid’s stuffed animals and toys. I called the RATP who checked the end stations, and they didn’t have it. After 24 hours I followed your instructions and called the lost and found, went there, and they had my bag with everything in it.” “Your site told me what to expect when I arrived at the lost and found office…” Losing things can happen to anyone. One Sunday, traversing Paris, I lost a glove. That Thursday a five-minute walk from metro Convention took me to 36, rue des Morillons, a…
Seeing Green In The Metro? It Is The RATP!
The RATP has a tourist welcoming program until August 31. The program works in conjunction with the Paris Tourist office and the City of Paris. If you need “Information”, one of the 200 green-jacketed, multi-lingual individuals in either select metro or the RER stations can help you. It will take a few mouse clicks to get the Tourist Web page. Visit the RATP Web site, click on the big words “Touristes, nos gilets…”, which opens to a French page (in case all tourists speak French, I guess). Scroll down below the video (which is also in French! What is RATP thinking!?). Be sure to check out their Tourist information page…