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France Strikes - 2 & 3 April 2012: 20% of the flights cancelled at Orly

31 Mar 2012 - 11:46

Strikes in France

Monday and Tuesday, 20% of the flights will be cancelled at Paris Orly airport


The travellers on departure or arrival of Orly airport on Monday and Tuesday 2 and 3 April 2012, will have to get information about their flight before going to the airport. The Head office of the civil aviation (DGAC) announced this week end that she asked the airline companies to remove 20% of the flights for these two days, because of a call to the strike of three trade unions of air-traffic controllers.

“The disturbances are to be envisaged on the whole territory” and in particular in the regional airports as from Sunday evening, a spokesperson also prevented.
Strike is due to a reform of the organization of work.
DGAC affirms however that the airport of Roissy-Charles-of-Gaulle will not be touched.


Paris's Airports:
Charles de Gaulle, Orly live flight info : 
More about Charles de Gaulle airport

More about Orly airport

More about Paris Beauvais airport

Paris Art Fair 2012 till April 1st.

28 Mar 2012 - 10:14

Paris Art Fair 2012 is a modern and contemporary art fair held under the majestic glass dome of the Grand Palais.

This year Paris Art Fair  is launching a new section showcasing contemporary European design...



Paris Art Fair 2012
Grand Palais
March 29 - April 1st 2012
20€ or 35€ for entrance and catalog 

Helmut Newton - Grand Palais exhibition in Paris

25 Mar 2012 - 15:27

Helmut Newton, YSL, French Vogue, Rue Aubriot, Paris 1975 (dressed)

This is the first retrospective in France of the work of Helmut Newton since his death in 2004.


The exhibition bring together more than two hundred photographs, mostly original or vintage prints made under Helmut Newton’s supervision: Polaroid, working prints in various sizes, monumental works.


The exhibition does not stop at Newton’s women, but explores the many, sometimes secret fields of his work. Designed by June Newton and punctuated by quotations from the photographer, it will be on both counts “Newton by Newton”.











Helmut Newton

Grand Palais, Galerie sud-est
24 March 2012 – 17 June 2012
from 10am to 10pm


Ai Weiwei exhibition at Jeu de Paume

1 Mar 2012 - 13:01

“Ai Weiwei. Entrelacs” - Jeu de Paume, Paris

“Ai Weiwei. Entrelacs” - Jeu de Paume, Paris



The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who was not authorized to leave Beijing, exhibits for the first time in Paris his work as a photographer, witness of his tireless combat in favor of freedom of expression.


The exhibition “Ai Weiwei. Entrelacs”, which opened at Jeu de Paume, offers the French public the discovery of this critical observer of the Chinese society. His detention during 81 days in spring 2011 caused international indignation.



Till 29th of April 2012
Entrance: 8.5o€



“Ai Weiwei. Entrelacs” - Jeu de Paume, Paris

“Ai Weiwei. Entrelacs” - Jeu de Paume, Paris


“Ai Weiwei. Entrelacs” - Jeu de Paume, Paris

“Ai Weiwei. Entrelacs” - Jeu de Paume, Paris


“Ai Weiwei. Entrelacs” - Jeu de Paume, Paris

“Ai Weiwei. Entrelacs” - Jeu de Paume, Paris


“Ai Weiwei. Entrelacs” - Jeu de Paume, Paris

“Ai Weiwei. Entrelacs” - Jeu de Paume, Paris

Michelin Announces 2012 Guide For France

27 Feb 2012 - 18:49

Michelin  Guide 2012

The Michelin guide 2012 awarded three stars to a restaurant tucked into the French Alps, taking the total number of eateries with the coveted rating to 26 in France.

French chef Emmanuel Renaut scooped the award for his "Flocons de Sel" ("Salt flakes") restaurant, which benefits from an idyllic chalet setting up a winding mountain road, in the southeastern Megeve region.

But the addition still leaves France well behind Japan, which has 32 three-starred restaurants.

The guide, which goes on sale on Thursday, lists a total of 4,289 restaurants of which 594 have one to three star ratings.


Become a chef in a restaurant in Paris for a night!

15 Feb 2012 - 16:49


Become head chef for a night in a real Paris restaurant.

A new concept to discover on this website called Un Jour, Un Chef ( A day, A chef) who helps amateurs to realise their dreams of becoming head chef for one night.

The new chefs have creative control over ingredients, menu design and the cooking process, with help from the professionals, and by the evening they will be serving up their creations to friends and family, as well as a judging public

The 50-cover restaurant, situated near Bastille Square, has its own team of experts, including concept creator and chef Ludovic Dalavaud, who will offer advice to each day’s cook. . 

“Doisneau, Paris Les Halles” exhibition

7 Feb 2012 - 18:54

“Doisneau, Paris Les Halles”

“Doisneau, Paris Les Halles”

From Wednesday February 8 to April 28, 2012, the Town hall of Paris presents a new exhibition called:  “Doisneau, Paris Les Halles”. Les Halles were a food market till the 70's.

While waiting to discover the renovation of this quarter, in 2013, the City proposes to the public this splendid retrospective in images.

To discover 205 pictures (including 190 drawn by Doisneau itself) color and black and white from the photographer devoted to this “heart” of Paris.




“Doisneau, Paris Les Halles”
Free entrance
Mairie de Paris (Town hall of Paris) February 8 to April 28, 2012. Open from Monday to Saturday  from 10am to 7pm.

A W Hotel in Paris..

7 Feb 2012 - 09:47

W hotel in Paris

The Starwood group is lauching the W Paris – Opéra.

Located in the Opéra area of Paris, in an elegant 1870s Haussmann era building, W Paris - Opéra is situated between Paris' most famous department stores, Galeries Lafayette and Le Printemps with the exclusive boutiques of the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré nearby. If shopping is not enough, the landmark Garnier Opéra house, world class restaurants and museums are just a stroll away.

We can't wait to go at the W Lounge or at Arola, the signature restaurant headed up by Sergi Arola, our two-starred Michelin Executive Chef.


Opening the 14th of february 2012

The 2012 winter sales in Paris begin 11th of January 2012..

4 Jan 2012 - 10:34


The 2012 winter sales: begin 11th of January to end 14th of February 2012


A great occasion to visit Paris and shop…


Get ready with our Paris shopping guide

A 2CV invited at Google's new office inauguration in Paris

7 Dec 2011 - 20:12

French President Nicolas Sarkozy listens to Google employee Robbie Dowek ( demonstrating a tablet as Google executive chairman  Eric Schmidt enjoys sitting in an authentic 1967 Citroën 2CV, during the inauguration of the new offices of Google France in Paris on December 6, 2011.

This iconic French motorcar was supplied, dismantled and installed in Google’s offices with the help of

After Velib...Autolib' will help you visit Paris!!

3 Dec 2011 - 10:15

Autolib' will be launched in Paris, Monday, 5th of December 2011. 


Autolib' is an electric car’s service working in Paris and Ile de France cities, users will be able to sign up for daily, weekly or annual memberships ranging from 10 euros to 144 euros.


Then by paying according to the length of time the car is used, ranging from 10 euros for first half an hour to 7 euros for the following ones if you signed for a daily membership for example.










Working for foreigners : “In order to sign up at our automatic kiosks, you will need only your driving licence, a valid form of identification (passport or national identity card) and a credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Carte Bleue)….””

Marks & Spencer is back in France

23 Nov 2011 - 09:07

After a decade in the cold, Marks & Spencer plans to open branch on Champs-Elysées in time for Christmas.


It has been a decade in which French fans of Marks & Spencer bacon, sausages, double cream, Earl Grey tea and cotton knickers have simply had to do without.

On Tuesday, M&S, made its long-awaited comeback, launching a French-language website weeks before it opens a three-storey store on Paris's most celebrated avenue, the Champs Elysées...






Beaujolais Nouveau launches extraordinary 2011

18 Nov 2011 - 14:21

Since last thursday you can enjoy the Beaujolais Nouveau 2011


At an average 4 euros ($5.41) a bottle for a wine made in less than 10 weeks, Beaujolais Nouveau remains a profitable operation for many producers.


Beaujolais Nouveau is made from the Gamay grape. The 2011 vintage, a year characterized by unusual weather leading to relatively early harvests, appears to have provided higher quality wine from fewer grapes. The 2011 Beaujolais Nouveau was harvested early and could mature a bit longer until the traditional third Thursday of November....

Paris Photo is at Grand Palais from 10th to 13th November 2011

7 Nov 2011 - 17:30

Paris Photo is celebrating its 15th anniversary at the Grand Palais — a major step ahead for the renowned international event.


117 galleries from some 23 countries will present the best of 19th century, modern and contemporary photography in the heart of the French capital. To complete this panorama of worldwide photography, a selection of 18 publishers will have a dedicated space in the fair.




Visitor information
Dates: 10th -13th November 2011
Grand Palais
Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris
Dates: 10-13 Nov. 2011Opening: 9 Nov. 2011 (by invitation only)
Opening Hours:
Thursday 10 Nov. - Sunday 13 Nov.- noon – 8pm (7pm on Sunday)- Late opening on Friday: 9.30pm


Full Price Entry : 25 € (all taxes included) Student Reduced Price Entry : 12 € (all taxes included) Children of less than 12 years, free access
2011 Catalogue : 25.00 € (all taxes included) 2011 Book : 28.00 € (all taxes included) 
Full Price Entry + Catalogue : 40.00 € (all taxes included) Full Price Entry + Catalogue + Book : 60.00 € (all taxes included) 


First pictures of Paris Photo


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Fiac is open till October 23th - a photo tour..

19 Oct 2011 - 21:27

Fiac 2011

From Thursday October 20th to Sunday 23th, 2011, noon - 8 pm  

168 galleries

2867 artists
Full price entry is 32€

Catalogue is 35€ 

Info at




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Fiac 2011 will open soon... First pictures..

18 Oct 2011 - 13:15

Fiac 2011

From Thursday October 20th to Sunday 23th, 2011, noon - 8 pm  

168 galleries

2867 artists
Full price entry is 32€

Catalogue is 35€ 

Info at




Fiac at Jardins des Tuileries from 7:30am to 7:30pm every day : Free



Jean-Luc Moulene body versus twizy 2011 , alu, fibre de basalte, résines et peintures








Jean-luc Moulene, galerie Chantal Crousel
















Moataz Nasr Galleria Continu





























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Exhibitions and Openings this week-end in Paris

14 Oct 2011 - 11:14

To see this week-end in Paris :


Nobuyoshi Araki, Sans titre (Lady Gaga), 2011.

Nobuyoshi Araki, Sans titre (Lady Gaga), 2011. 



October 14th , 7pm

Nobuyoshi Araki with pictures of Lady Gaga at Kamel Mennour








October 15th

Opening of Pierre Denan exhibition with launching of a new revew called Ah Ah AH at Galerie de multiples

17, rue Saint Gilles 75003 Parisdu mardi au samedide 11h à 19h+33 (0)1 48 87 21 77




Xavier Veilhan  "Orchestra"

Till 12/11/2011 at Galerie Perrotin 

76, RUE DE TURENNE, 75003, Paris

Anti-austerity strike in Paris and France on 11/10/2011

11 Oct 2011 - 09:28

Strikes in Paris and France public transport on tuesday 11 October 2011


Transport lines in and out of Paris, including local trains to the capital’s airports, will be severely affected by industrial action on Tuesday in protest at the French government’s austerity measures.


RER B  (that is local train from Paris to Charles de Gaulle airport)

2 trains/3 at 6pm, Access to CDG still difficult..


Paris Public transport: Metro

2 trains/3

No connection with Gare du Nord station


Paris's Airports: Charles de Gaulle, Orly, Beauvais

Air traffic is normal today

Charles de Gaulle and Orly Live flight info :

All about the strike of the railways in France on 10/07/2011

7 Oct 2011 - 09:56

Friday 07/10/2011: Strike of the railways in France because of aggression in a train.


  • Latest information at The strike is finished. Back slowly to normal in the afternoon. 



  • information:

Eurostar and Thalis services are not affected by today's rail strike in France, although services may be busier and call at extra stations in France.


Paris and Ile-de-France: the traffic is disturbed on certain lines of the network:the lines H and K towards Gare du Nord' s station and the lines J and L towards St Lazare. 


The RER circulates normally in Paris and around Paris

RER B : The traffic to Roissy airports (Charles de Gaulle Airport CDG) is normal 


"Gare de Lyon" station: a train on two


Concerning Bordeaux, the situation is complicated. Very little TGV circulates. Very little TER, put aside the line Bordeaux - Arcachon since it functions without controller.


In Lyon, 20 trains should circulate until 1PM. Bus were placed at the disposal of the customers.


In Marseilles, traffic very disurbed on the regional network. A train on two on average. Only one train on 4 in circulation for the line Marseilles - Avignon.

TGV circulates for the moment normally.


In Poitou-Charentes, practically no train at the station of Poitiers.
The traffic is almost normal in Brittany and Lorraine.


More info on
In French: Un numéro vert est à la disposition des clients : 0 805 90 36 35

Salon de la Photo 2011 at Paris Expo

6 Oct 2011 - 11:03

Salon de la Photo 2011

The Salon de la Photo 2011 showcases the very latest products by internationally renowned brands. 


From 6 to 10 October at Paris Expo Porte de Versaille it provides a lively forum for ideas, skills and interests and features an outstanding programme of events, presentations, workshops and discussions; the fair attracts all the key market leaders, and also has a popular sales area and bookshop...

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