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The Bagatelle gardens

Out of all Paris gardens,  which number in the hundreds, there is an exceptional one that deserves attention, for it is not as known or as accessible as the others, such as the more famous Tuileries or Luxembourg Gardens. It is one of the 4 floral parks of Paris, and is hidden within the […]

By |June 17th, 2017|Daily life|Comments Off on The Bagatelle gardens|

The Jazz in Vienne Festival

Dates: June 29th to July 13th 2017
For jazz music lovers, there are quite a few festivals taking place every year in France. Out of dozens, three are major, in terms of reputation, programs, performers and atmosphere: the Django Festival near Paris, the Jazz in Marciac Festival, and the Jazz in Vienne Festival. The latter […]

By |May 30th, 2017|Events and exhibitions|Comments Off on The Jazz in Vienne Festival|

The Avignon Theater Festival

July 6th to 26th 2017, Avignon, France
For those unaware of it, the theater festival of Avignon is the national main event of theater, and one of the most important international theater festivals, period, in a country long considered one of the world centers of literature and drama. Many say it is comparable only to […]

By |May 20th, 2017|Events and exhibitions|Comments Off on The Avignon Theater Festival|

The croissant, a European story

Since the middle of the 20th century, the croissant has been one of the most emblematic elements of French breakfasts. However few may know that this national symbol has a foreign origin.
The ancestor of the croissant, the Kipferl, can be traced back to the 13th century in Eastern Europe. As early as the year […]

By |May 11th, 2017|Daily life|Comments Off on The croissant, a European story|

Pissarro at Eragny – Nature Regained

Camille Pissarro moved from Pontoise to Eragny in the Oise department, just north of Gisors, in 1884. On the same Epte River that passes through Giverny, Eragny became Pissarro’s home for the rest of his life, nearly two decades, where he produced nearly 400 works. It was where he embraced and developed pointillism in […]

By |April 30th, 2017|Events and exhibitions|Comments Off on Pissarro at Eragny – Nature Regained|

Pissaro the First of the Impressionists

Exhibition at the Marmottan Monet Museum  

Until July 2nd, 2017

 
Camille Pissarro, known as ‘Papa’ to his fellow-Impressionists, was the eldest of the group. Born in 1830 on the island of St. Thomas in the Caribbean, he was fortunate to have studied the works of an amazingly large number of renowned artists* of the 18th […]

By |April 20th, 2017|Events and exhibitions|Comments Off on Pissaro the First of the Impressionists|

A taste of Paris gastronomy event

In May 2017, the third edition of a grand cuisine and pastry exhibition will take place at the Grand Palais in Paris. “A taste of Paris” is a gathering of 21 major figures of the French Cuisine world, organized around workshops, tastings and demonstrations. Ten regular names are joined by eleven chefs who are new […]

By |April 11th, 2017|Events and exhibitions|Comments Off on A taste of Paris gastronomy event|

An exhibit of Dutch painting masterworks: the Vermeer temporary exhibition at the Louvre Museum

For the first time since 1966,  twelve of the Dutch painter’s 36 masterworks are united and exposed in Paris at the Louvre museum. Named “Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting”, this temporary exhibition portrays the master’s work in perspective with other 17th century Dutch painters, such as Gerard ter Borch, Jan Steen or […]

By |March 7th, 2017|Events and exhibitions|Comments Off on An exhibit of Dutch painting masterworks: the Vermeer temporary exhibition at the Louvre Museum|

The Buttes Chaumont Park in Paris

Buttes Chaumont, literally the &Mont chauve&, meaning bald hill, was a desolate mining site for centuries. In less than 150 years, it was turned from a bandits’ lair into one of the boiggest, most original and attractive parks of the city, welcoming hipster youth, families and romantics in search of  atmosphere, which you will not find in any other green area of the city. The main reason is its topography, which derives directly from its historic function as a mining site. It is both beautiful and one of the less well known parks, given its isolated location and the fact that it is far from most Parisian touristic sites. Also, you need to take 2 metro lines to reach it from many parts of the city.
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By |February 16th, 2017|Daily life|Comments Off on The Buttes Chaumont Park in Paris|

An institution of its own: the Auberge du Terroir in Servon

Auberge du Terroir, 3 Place Saint Martin, 50170 SERVON.
Phone: 0(0 33) 2 33 60 17 92
There are many fine restaurants in France, as everybody knows. It is one of the highlight places for gastronomy worldwide. Some might argue that the best places are the most luxurious ones, and that often is true. But […]

By |January 28th, 2017|Daily life|Comments Off on An institution of its own: the Auberge du Terroir in Servon|