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30 km/h speed limits: what benefits for cities?

What are the new regulations in Paris? As of Monday August 30, 2021, the speed limit is 30 km/h on almost all streets in the capital. Until now, about 60% of the Parisian territory was already subject to this speed limit. From now on, it is almost the entire city, except for the ring road and ...

01
Sep
2021

The Eiffel Tower: presentation and history

on programmes. Who was Gustave Eiffel? Alexandre Gustave Bonnickausen, known as Gustave Eiffel, was born in Dijon, on December 15, 1832 and died in Paris on December 27, 1923. In 1852 he entered the École centrale des arts et manufactures in Paris and graduated as a chemical engineer in 1855. ...

01
Sep
2008

Photo: 4 good reasons to visit the Vivian Maier retrospective in Paris

1- This retrospective is a first in the capital This is the first time in Paris that a retrospective has celebrated the work of American photographer Vivian Maier. Among the 278 photos on display at the Musée du Luxembourg, you will be able to discover never-before-seen shots. This retrospec ...

23
Sep
2021

In Paris, the Hôtel de la Marine reopens to the public

1- When was it built? The Hôtel de la Marine, an iconic monument on the Place de la Concorde in Paris, is a neoclassical palace. It was built and fitted out between 1758 and 1774 by Ange-Jacques Gabriel, Louis XV's first architect. This imposing building first housed the prestigious Garde-me ...

14
June
2021

The Theorem of Narcissus: a free exhibition at the Petit Palais in Paris

A walk in the museum and its gardens The artist Jean-Michel Othoniel is exhibiting until the end of the year at the Petit Palais in Paris 70 new works, almost all of which have been produced especially for the occasion. This artist, known for his obsession with pearls and reflections, will once ...

04
Oct
2021

Celebrate Halloween at the Paris Zoological Park with the Rendez-vous Sauvage

A street art treasure hunt This year's Rendez-vous Sauvage is held at the Paris Zoological Park from October 23 to November 7, 2021 on the theme In search of fascinating species. Among the proposed animations, a treasure hunt will be organized with unpublished works by street artist ARDIF. Th ...

08
Oct
2021

Exhibition: The Laughing Cow celebrates its 100th anniversary at the Palais de Tokyo

Art and laughter For the 100th anniversary of the la Vache qui rit brand, the Palais de Tokyo in Paris hosts an exhibition between modern art and popular iconography. Starting on November 26, 2021, the museum will present under the title 'Elle rit' some 20 works of art (installations, videos and ...

25
Nov
2021

The Statue of Liberty: the emblem of New York

this statue, which he wanted to erect as a hymn to freedom. The construction of this colossal statue began in 1875 in the Gaget-Gauthier workshops in Paris and its various parts were made in France until 1884. As for the internal metal framework to support 300 shaped and riveted copper plates, ...

25
Sep
2008

Le Génie des Jardins : contemporary art in Parisian gardens

es Jardins since 2006. As its name suggests, this event is held outdoors in gardens, and more precisely in the gardens of the 11th arrondissement of Paris. On this occasion, the artists go in front of the public. This event thus contributes to bringing art into the public space, with the will ...

20
Sep
2021

Normandy: 5 destinations in the footsteps of the Impressionists

spiration in its sailing ships and its proximity to the sea. They also used to set up their easels in this city, as Rouen was a perfect stopover between Paris and the first Normandy beaches. While in the city, don't miss a visit to the musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. It houses, among other mas ...

16
Sep
2021

Let's go to the sea with Doisneau : a photo exhibition in La Rochelle

Seaside atmosphere at the Maritime Museum Throughout the summer, the Maritime Museum of La Rochelle is exhibiting Robert Doisneau's maritime images. By visiting the exhibition Let's go to the sea with Doisneau, you will be able to discover, among other things, the holiday photos of the famous ph ...

13
Aug
2021

Lyon: 5 good reasons to visit the Croix-Rousse

iately understand that you are climbing on the heights of the city! With its staircases, this district has besides some false airs of Montmartre in Paris. Copyright : Suba The first good reason to visit this district that the Lyonnais nickname 'the plateau' is therefore to enjoy a breat ...

18
Aug
2021

Portraits of France by Postmen: Yann Arthus-Bertrand's crazy new project

t is to be the subject of a giant virtual exhibition. A selection of the most beautiful images will then be exhibited in the Louvre Post Office in Paris. This project should also be the subject of a book. Of course, it all depends on the pictures that the postmen will bring back. 'The more mat ...

31
Aug
2021

2021, the polar summer: a cultural season throughout France

entitled La banquise sens dessus dessous, is held simultaneously in the host cities from June 23 to October 10, 2021. The participating cities are Paris, Lyon and Nice, but also Besançon, Bordeaux, Brest, Cannes, Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, Dijon, Grenoble, La Rochelle, Lille, Lorient, Marseille, Met ...

06
Sep
2021

Where can I find eco-friendly eyewear?

sses that you don't see everywhere! Second-hand models are also the specialty of the optician Dingue de lunettes located in the 10th arrondissement of Paris. Donate your old glasses To conclude, don't let your old glasses gather dust in a drawer! You can donate them to associations so that th ...

07
Oct
2021

Josephine Baker: 5 things to know about this extraordinary artist

second husband and set out to conquer the cabarets of New York! It was there that she was spotted in 1925 by a producer who suggested she perform in Paris. She was acclaimed at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées where she performed the 'danse sauvage'. She then became a revue leader at the Folie ...

07
Oct
2021

Tom Bob: the street artist who hijacks street furniture

ist's Instagram account @tombobnyc (see link below). Maybe we'll soon have the chance to discover one of his bluffing hijackings in the streets of Paris. Curious city dwellers, keep your eyes open! ...

12
Nov
2021

Photo: Annie Leibovitz exhibition at the Académie des Beaux-Arts

odels. A whole series of prints is dedicated to her partner, the committed essayist Susan Sontag, with whom the photographer lived for a long time in Paris, not far from the exhibition venue. Annie Leibovitz's family also has a place of honor in this exhibition, which is both documentary and pers ...

15
Nov
2021

The Saint Nicolas festivities in Nancy: a magical event

An event not to be missed in Lorraine The Fêtes de Saint-Nicolas à Nancy are an unmissable event in Lorraine. In Eastern France, this event is as famous as the famous Christmas market in Strasbourg! Indeed, it is in Nancy that Saint Nicholas (the Lorraine festival par excellence) is celebrated ...

24
Nov
2021