Saint Sylvestre/New Years Eve in Paris

It’s New Year’s Eve, or ‘la Saint-Sylvestre’ in Paris and in keeping with tradition, there are a few things to expect of tonight/today – the eating of New Years’ Eve staples – foie gras, papillotes and the drinking of mulled wine along with crucial, sparkling white alcoholic beverages to usher in 2011! There is no…

Pivotal Paris Politics – 2010 France in Retrospect

It’s the enf of yet another year – and in keeping with the season, lonely editors and reporters, and dedicated ones too – take this down time to pull together the highlights of the past year. often compelling them into the “best of…’ whatever it is books, movies … whatever it is …of the year….

Rising River Seine

France 24 among others reports on the river Seine recording exceptionally high water levels – apparently the highest since 1910. There isn’t much evidence of any official acknowledgement of an imminent flooding of the Seine’s banks (or any apparent bursting of the river toward the streets of central Paris!) – but should it happen, that…

Paris’ "Most beautiful metro stops"

‘Why Go :Paris ” , a brilliant travel website, gives beautiful pictures of some of the most stunning Paris metro stops. Click here for a link to a set of ‘sweet’ images of some of the city’s pretty, pretty interesting and interesting-looking metro stops.

"Metrostop Paris" by Gregor Dallas

I recently picked up an entertaining read that I knew would be interesting from line one of Chapter one which reads “The best time to visit Metrostop No. 1, Denfert-Rochereau is in the morning of Paris’s first day at work, which for most people in Paris is on a Tuesday.” Call it love at first…

J’♥ Le Plomb du Cantal, Paris

Revisited a restaurant introduced to me by a good friend – “Le Plomb du Cantal” for hearty South Western France cooking. There are simply no words to describe how delicious and divine the food is here – I am even a bit weepy out of sheer joy and pleasure. The address to this delicious cure…

Concert: Notre Dame de Paris

Cathedrale Notre dame de Paris – Puer Natus Est Highlight from George on Vimeo. A highlight from ” Puer Natus Est” a concert in medieval latin hosted by Cathedrale Notre Dame de Paris. Well, my highlight video here is as grainy and unclear as they come – but suffice to say the concert was a…

Louvre Auditorium Concerts

Stumbled across an interesting BBC piece on talent scouting at the Louvre auditorium. The next concert seems to be scheduled for the 6th of January according to the Louvre’s programme (in French). Hoping to get a glimpse of an auditorium that has showcased contemporary and classic musicians, speakers, ‘grand masters’ of the arts and the…

"Skyline": Holiday movie expedition 3

Just watched “Skyline” and good news is that in an apocalyptic alien invasion, Paris emerges unharmed by an army of brain eating extra-terrestrial beings. New York, London, and Frankfurt are not as lucky. There are several, mixed reviews of the rest of the movie. On one hand. there seems to be general agreement that the…