Foire de Paris-shopping for home fashion
Making the annual pilgrimage to the Paris Home Show (Foire de Paris) is now mission accomplished. However, we are going back for more. Last year we made contact with the interior architects and chose the style for the new, smaller sofa bed (canapé lit) and chair. After numerous vacations and conferences we are about to squeeze in and firm up our renovation plans to upgrade the nearly hundred year old electricity to accommodate the......
Paris Plages 2017 – Villette Update
Update for Paris Plages: Clémence from the Seine-Saint-Denis Office of Tourism contacted me with information in English about the Basin de la Villette section of Paris Plages. Paris Plages takes place in two locations every year: along the Seine (Parc Rives de Seine) and in the Bassin de la Vilette. Bassin de la Villette is the new hoping part of town in the northeastern section of Paris. Paris Plages began July 8 and continues to Sunday September 3. As they say on the Mairie de Paris’ webpage: "What would summer be without Paris Plages". For maps of where to go swimming (baignait) what's happening along the basin and what's to…
Paris Cinema Festival from Lost in Frenchlation
This is a summer invitation for the event La Chaise et l’Écran cinema festival “cinéma dans nos rues” (on the Paris streets) from Manon at “Lost in Frenchlation“. Here’s hoping for a warm Friday, August 19, 12 Place Léon Blum, Paris 75011 (metro: Voltaire – line 9). Although walking distance from my apartment, my feet will be walking in Washington DC that night. Lost in Frenchlation screens current French films throughout the year. Here is your chance to enjoy French culture in the open air for free with seating provided; another opportunity to watch French films with English translations. Enjoy! “Bonjour ! Lost in Frenchlation is proud to be working together with La Mairie…
“There’s No Place Like” – West End Theatre Comes to Paris
"There's No Place Like" is a one-hour play (in English) at Café du Theatre Wednesday, January 20 (7:30 pm) and Thursday, January 21 (7:30 pm and 9:30 pm). Reserve your tickets (seven euros): firstname.lastname@example.org. The play, a hit at the May 2015 Brighton Fringe Festival comes to Paris from London's West End and The Arts Theatre. Lilac Yosiphon's English play is about longing, belonging and immigration. Story: "Hannah was a teacher before she moved to the UK
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 .....
l’Officiel des spectacles – Your Weekly Guide About Paris
What is going on in Paris? What time does it start? How long does the exhibit last? Where can I listen to a concert? Where can I find a flea market? Is there a flea market or antique show near my hotel? These types of questions can be easily answered with up-to-date responses as soon as you step off the plane in Paris. For 35 cents stop at a “Relay” in the airport and pick up a copy of l’Officiel des spectacles, which is published every Wednesday. Or, before you leave, visit the l’Officiel des spectacles website. The website includes exhibitions outside and within Paris. If you would like help…