• Movie poster of Le Dernier Metro Lost in Frenchlation August 18
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    “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…

  • Salon du Chocolat Junior new addition to the 2016 Paris edition
    Children and Teens,  Events and Trade Shows,  Food, Drink & Health,  Life in Paris & France,  Museum exhibitions

    Salon du Chocolat Junior is New Addition

    On Sunday evening, the opportunity arose to visit the last opening hours of the Salon du Chocolat. The show continues through November 1 in Pavilion 5, Porte de Versailles and is a five-day event that began the 27th of November. My goal this year: See what is happening at the Salon du Chocolat Junior on the main level. For the first time in 2016, the Salon du Chocolat Junior, gives young chocophiles the chance to sign up for pastry classes, Choco-Tours of the salon wearing cooking toques, workshops, visit the beauty boutique with delicious chocolate treatments, enjoy cultural heritage and entertainment activities with African cocoa-producing countries and watch the production…

  • Life in Paris & France,  Museum exhibitions

    Pierre Cardin’s Permanent Paris Museum

    Pierre Cardin goes to his studio everyday, continues working with his stylists and leaves a notebook next to his bed to make notes and drawings.... In 2014 the fashion designer told his closest assistant and former apprentice, Renée Taponier, that just in case no one pays homage to his legacy of work after he passes on, he might as well do it himself. He opened a museum on rue Saint Merri. What a collection! This visit opened a new world for me about someone who I thought just designed men's suits and the Beatles collarless jackets. Ingenuity and a view to the future with no pang of nostalgia are alive…

  • Pont Alexandre III west side
    Life in Paris & France,  Photography-Art

    Photography Tour Ideas in Paris

    A reader asked about photo tours in Paris with instructions after reading my article “Paris Photo Walk at Pont Alexandre III” Here are some of the companies in Paris. I also recommend checking TripAdvisor and MeetUp. Better Travel Photos (tours in Paris and London), 32 Avenue de Suffren, 75015 Paris, France Phone Number: +33 6 74 04 21 84 Paris Photography Tours, 25 Rue de Cotte, 75012 Paris, France Phone Number: +33 6 17 08 54 45 Photo Tours in Paris (various cities), 7 rue Valentin Hauy, 75015 Paris, France Phone Number: +33 6 40 14 84 49 Pictours, 5 Rue Joseph Granier, 75007 Paris, France Phone Number: +33 6…

  • Taking a break during the photo session Port des Champs Elysées
    Life in Paris & France,  Photography-Art

    Paris Photo Walk at Pont Alexandre III

    On a Thursday night, I met up with other photographers in Paris near the Pont Alexandre III. The bridge connects to Avenue Winston Churchill. We met at Mr. Churchill's statue on the grounds of the Petit Palais. The idea of this meet up was to photograph movement along the quais between the bridge Alexandre III and Pont Royal near Musée d'Orsay. It gave me an opportunity to meet other photographers and test my powerful compact Lumix on manual mode. Not dressed warm enough, I only made it to Place de la Concorde.

  • Cherry flowers in the Trocadero Gardens Eiffel Tower in early April
    Let's Explore,  Seeing Paris

    April Spring Easter Monday — Or Is It June in Paris?

    No amount of heat or pollen is keeping Easter Monday Eiffel Tower visitors away. The temperature reads 25 degrees Celsius (75 degrees Farenheit), but the temperature feels much warmer in the sun. The allergy/pollen index is at “3” – above average according to AirParif. Judging by the sneezing going on, I would agree. The pollen is blowing, mixing with the dry yellow powdery sand. The picnickers abound and stick it out. Coming to Paris soon? Bring over your allergy tablets and take half a tablet before bed. If you have allergies and are concerned about the pollen index, visit the AirParif Web site. They provide an English section, but not…

  • Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light David Downie
    Book Reviews,  Books & Guides & Writing

    Book review: “Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light”

    Follow the journey of footsteps in the vignettes of David Downie’s Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light. They are perfect bedtime stories or café reading. In this updated edition of David’s travel book, his stories reveal his personal wit and tongue in cheek humor. This adds charm and brings out a smile as you read about his own Paris history and reflections in each vignette. After finishing this wonderful book, Paris, Paris I began the process of re-reading all of my little green post-it notes. With these notes tacked all over the book, I am ready to visit and re-visit parts of Paris off the wide Haussmannian boulevards. Wander with David…

  • Orient des femmes - Women in the Near East - Musee du quai Branly, Paris until May 15, 2011
    Museum exhibitions,  Videos

    When Bethlehem Was The “Paris” Of Fashion

    Once upon a time before the black chador of the Islamic fundamentalists and the western dress of an American shopping mall, before the Israeli War of 1967, Bethlehem was considered the “Paris” of Palestine. Before western dress began to take hold in the cities, women left their homes dressed in embroidered silks. Syrian women wore wide-legged, low-crotch pants and caftans, a style that dates back to the Persian era. l’Orient des femmes on display until May 15, 2011 at the Musée du Quai Branly is a fashion route through the Fertile Crescent, the Near East, from the north in Syria to the Sinai desert in the south. The clothing designer,…

  • Christmas decorations at Tissus Reine
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    Cute Christmas Decorations In Montmartre

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