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A few words about my “new things” in Paris

  • What I’m interested in, what I especially noticed, what, in my opinion, you may like to know about, what I believe is worth seeing or visit and so on… !
  • What ‘s interesting to know, whether you’re a Paris lover or if you’ve planned to come to Paris soon

A non-exhaustive list,

A non-objective list …(!)

But a list that will be updated regularly

Don’t hesitate to check out this page from time to time !

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Séparation 3(3/30/2019) – Toulouse Lautrec exhibition at Le Grand Palais  : from October 9 to January 20202019-03-30 - Toulouse LautrecA large retrospective of Toulouse Lautrec’s works of art. 200 works of art. Booking in advance is highly recommended !

Grand Palais – 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower – Paris 8 – Métro Champs Elysées Clémenceau. www.grandpalais.fr

 

Séparation 3(3/30/2019) – Opening of a new Galeries Lafayette store – on the 28th of March 2019 : Galeries Lafayette-Champs Elysées

On Thursday 28th of March,  the Galeries Lafayette department store opened a new four floors store ( 6500 square meters – 70 000 square feet) on the Champs Elysées in an Art Deco building. The first floor is dedicated to contemporary fashion, the second floor to the luxury and creative labels. On the basement level : the food court. It  sells beauty products too. The store includes a coffee lounge, a restaurant. 300 personal stylists are there to advice the customers2019-03-30 - Gal Lafayette Chps Elysées

Galeries Lafayette Champs Elysées – 60 avenue des Champs Elysées – Paris 8 – Metro Georges V or Franklin Roosevelt https://www.galerieslafayettechampselysees.com

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(As to keep each of the items of this post short, I’ll remove the above video within one or 2 weeks)

An exhibition in a museum located in a wonderful mansion (2d Empire) in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, not far from the Galeries Lafayette and the Champs Elysées.

Vilhelm Hammershoi (1864 – 1916) was a Danish painter, known for his poetic and low-key portraits and interiors.

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In addition, you can

  • Visit this wonderful 19th century mansion (many works of art and furniture) :
  • Enjoy the tea room/café (a wonderful luxurious setting not to be miss !) where you can enjoy a drink or a light meal
  • Visit their very nice cultural book and gift shop

Jacquemart André Museum 159 boulevard Haussmann – Paris 8.  More about Jacquemart André mansion and café : click HERE
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(3/17/2019) – La Samaritaine (Art Deco-Art Nouveau) : reopening June 2020

La Samaritaine is an iconic listed historic monument in a mix of Art Deco and Art Nouveau style, located Paris 1st arrondissement (nearby the river Seine).   Founded in 1870  during the second Empire, it was a wonderful huge department store during decades (composed of several blocks of buildings). It has a very special place in the heart of Parisians (not only in my heart… !). 

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It closed in 2005. reason given : safety reasons … Now owned by LVMH group…. (a French multinational luxury goods, headquartered in Paris).  https://www.lvmh.com/group/. It’s currently under renovation. The project started about 2 years and a half ago. Several activities will be grouped within the buildings : a 5-star hotel, offices, a crèche. It seems that they are preserving (at least partly…) the unique architecture of the façades and  the wonderful staircase and the décor inside should be renovated as it was before.

La Samaritaine has a very special place in my heart.. It was without doubt the place where my grand mother most loved to go in Paris. And this is where she used to take me before Christmas to enjoy the wonderful window displays and the toy department. La Samaritaine will reopen… Yes this is fine but I am glad and sad at the same time… La Samaritaine : 19 rue de la Monnaie – Paris 1 – France

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(3/15/2019) – “It’s very French” ( = “c’est très français”) : A new and fun French ad 

I must say that I don’t especially appreciate the advertisings (on the contrary, it often drives me crazy… !) but in my opinion, this one is special and I thought that posting it with the text that goes with it,  would be fun and that you may enjoy it ! 

(The main character : in blue)

  • Bonjour, je pourrais avoir une baguette s’il vous plait ? // – Craquante, rustique, multigraines ? // Avoir 25 types de baguettes différentes, c’est très français !// Sinon, j’ai aussi les traditions, les sans gluten… // Ca c’est une chocolatine // Pain au chocolat // Chocolatine // Pain au chocolat ! // Ca aussi, c’est très Français !// Faire une bise à Brest ! // 2 à Bayonne // Avignon !// Et à Auxerre … C’est 4 ! // … On s’connait ? // Ah ! Madame est Parisienne ! / Remettre le slip à la mode , c’est très Français / On se ferait pas un p’tit restau !? / Rajouter “petit” devant tout et n’importe quoi, pour rendre ça plus sympathique, c’est très français ! / Choisir une Yarris  hybride, parce que l’essence c’est toujours trop cher, c’est très français /Etre réputé dans le monde aussi bien pour la finesse de nos fromages que pour notre technologie, c’est très français /Oh la !…Oh la la !… Oh la la la !…/ Plus il y a de « la », plus c’est grave, Très Français ! /Oh la la la la la la ! / C’qui est très Français aussi, c’est cette Toyota Yarris produite à Valenciennes pour laquelle nous avons créé le premier film certifié origine France garantie. Tous les acteurs, objets, décor, équipe technique sont français. Faites coucou à la caméra ? Vous ne me croyez pas ? Ca aussi c’est très français ! Allez vérifier sur Yarris Très française.fr

(“français” has no capital letter has it’s an adjective)

(Btw : “Pain au chocolaté has been decided as the “official name” ... !! (very recently) This is true !! 😂 (IFOP survey by La Fédération des Entreprises de Boulangerie (FEB) March 2019 ) but you can still call it “chocolatine ” if you feel like it !!

English translation (If you’ve got some suggestions to improve it, you’re very welcome !)

(The main character : in green)

  • Hello, could I have a baguette please ? Crusty, rustic, multi-grain ? // Having 25 types of different baguettes, it’s very French / Otherwise I also have traditions, gluten-free… // it’s “chocolatine”/ “pain au chocolat” /chocolatine  // pain au chocolat “! // This is very French too ! // one kiss in Brest / 2 in Bayonne // Avignon ! // and in Auxerre… it’s 4 ! //… We’ve met already  ? // Ah ! … Mrs is Parisian ! // Making the brief fashionable again, it’s very French / We could go to the restaurant !? / Adding “little” before anything and everything, tout make it more likeable, it’s very French / Choosing a hybrid Yarris because gas is always too expensive, it’s very French / Being renowned worldwide for the delicacy of the cheeses as well as for our technology, it’s very French / Oh la! … Oh la la! …Oh la la la! … / The more there is “la”, the more it’s serious…  Very French! / Oh la la la la la la la ! / What’s very French too is this “Origin France” guaranteed ! All actors, objects, decor, technical team are French. Say “Coucou” to the camera? You don’t believe me? It’s very French too! Check out on Yarris Très française.fr

 Btw : “I am not responsible for what it’s said in this ad !!!” – Ann Jeanne

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(3/12/2019) – La Pagode is going to come back to life !

La Pagode, a must, is going to come back to life !! Of all the movie theaters in Paris, La Pagode least resembles a cinema. A gem out of time. A cosy and magic atmosphere. But unfortunatly a few years ago,  it has had to close and this made many Parisians and visitors very sad… (!) I remember with nostalgia, the time I spent in this beautiful place.2019-03-10 - la pagode cinema paris - Recherche Google

But…. and this is a great news, it has just been saved by Charles Cohen, an New Yorker (a lawyer) cinema-lover who made his fortune in real estate.   Thank you Mr Cohen !This iconic and wonderful cinema, called La Pagode is located in the 7th arrondissement of d offered asParis  (rue de Babylone, straight down the street from Le Bon Marché. ) is going to be renovated and should reopen within 3 years. It will include 4 movie theaters (instead of the previous 3), with 451 seats. I am looking forward this reopening !

La Pagode was an old independent cinema where it was like going back in time.2019-03-12 - La Pagode cinéma 1

It was built in 1895 in a Japenese style by the very rich director of Le Bon Marché ana gift to his  wife. Unfortunatly, she left him a year later. La Pagode was first used as a dance hall and for receptions  then, converted in 1931 into a cinema specialized in showing independent movies. It was movies you couldn’t see anywhere else (Igmar Bergman, Cocteau, F Truffaut, E Rohmer …). There was a wonderful tea room too in a tiny Japenese garden. Hope the renovation will include a tea room as well ! Don’t miss it when you come

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Séparation 3“Le Coeur de Paris” (the “Heart of Paris”) :

A work of art by Joana Vasconcelos (Portuguese plastic artist) has been inaugurated in February (02/14/2019,  on Valentines’ day) at the edge of Paris at Porte de Clignancourt (Paris 18), not far from the “Puces de Saint Ouen” (flea market). A red and bright heart, 9 meters highvisible from far away. It’s a rotating work of art and it slightly changes color according to day light

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May I tell you it’s a big scandal for many Parisian considering the huge amount of money the city of Paris spent for this heart….. I know how much it cost exactly. But the price is so high that I don’t even dare to tell you the price… !!  If you wish to visit the place, note that it’s not the most beautiful surrounding you’ll find in Paris and around….

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(3/5/2019) New Crystal Fountains on Champs Elysées :

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Apparently, there is a « fountain trend” in Paris !!!!!

New Swarovski crystal fountains will be inaugurated this week (on March 21) on Champs Elysées in Paris. The work of art of 2 French artists (Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. They’ll be installed at the Rond Point des Champs Elysées (nearby Le Grand Palais and Le Petit Palais, and not far from the Alexander III bridge). They are financed with private funds.

6 rotating fountains made of bronze (a central bronze mast) and Swarovski crystals. 13 meters high. The water will flow through the crystal branches.  They will turn slowly on themselves and will mimick the movement of the cars moving around. They will operate from April to October.

 

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(3/4/2019) – New fountains :

The city of Paris is going to install new fountains. This will be fountains“ two-in-one “ : in addition to serving fresh water it will be equipped with an atomizer.  No location mentioned yet 

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There are other fountains which exist already :

  • the most famous are the Wallace fountains (end of 19th century)
  • Fifteen fountains offering sparkling water spread in the city. There will be 4 more soon (next summer)
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Séparation 3(3/4/2019) –Iris Mittenaere, ex miss France and Miss Universe, at the Paradis Latin (cabaret) – 2d May 2019 to October 2019

Iris Mittenaere will be the review leader at the Paradis Latin,  one of the most famous Paris’ cabaret (and the only Cabaret on the left bank). She has been hired by Kamel Oualid (a popular French choreographer) as the review leader for the next show called “L’oiseau Paradis” (the bird “Paradise”)

  • The show : « L’Oiseau Paradis » a 2 hours show. 8pm – 10 pm
  •  2d May 2019 to October 2019
  • Paradis Latin, 28 rue du Cardinal Lemoine – Paris 5 (in the Latin Quarter) Metro stop : Cardinal Lemoine,or Jussieu https://youtu.be/g1ZtNtATiII

The Paradis Latin 

The Paradis Latin is the oldest Paris’ cabaret. It’s located in the Latin Quarter, only a short distance from Notre Dame Cathedral and the Pantheon. It was built by Gustave Eiffel in 1889. It’s listed as a historical heritage site.

It’s one of the most famous Paris cabarets (The  other famous cabarets are : Le Moulin Rouge at the bottom of Montmartre hill and Le Lido at the Champs Elysées avenue)

More details about the Paradis Latin HERE

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(28/3/2019) –STARRY NIGHT” –  Van Gogh – 22 February 2019 to December 2019 

  • A 4D immersive exhibition dedicated to Van Gogh. It takes place at the Atelier des Lumières
  • You’re part of the artwork with thousands of images of works of art digitized and projected and animated to the rhythm of the music.

  • I recommend you BOOK IN ADVANCE your entrance ticket as it may sold out very very rapidly (I booked my entrance ticket 6 weeks before the visit…)
  • 22 February 2019 to December 2019 
  • Every day from 10 am to 6 pm and on Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm. Time slots during lunchtime 12pm to 2pm are the best.
  • More about this exhibition : HERE

The Atelier des Lumières is located in the 11th arrondissement of Paris. . It’s the 1st digital art center in Paris. It proposes immersive art exhibitions. It opened in 2018 (in a former foundry) with an exhibition “Klimt and Vienna”. More about the Atelier des Lumières : HERE

Atelier des Lumières, 38 rue Saint Maur, Paris 11 – Metro Ambroise, Père Lachaise, or Voltaire

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(20/2/2019) –A project of a Art Nouveau museum :

This Art Nouveau Museum would be located in a mansion in the 16th arrondissement of Paris.

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This mansion, called “Hotel Mezzara” was built by Hector Guimard in 1910. It escaped sale and is now listed as a historical heritage site. The Cercle Guimard, (an association dedicated to the famous architect Hector Guimard)’s goal is to accomplish the famous architect’s wish : to create and Art Nouveau museum

One doesn’t know yet if this project will succeed to materialize…

Hotel mezzara 60 rue de la Fontaine – Paris 16

 

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