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Robert Doisneau Photography Expo – Free!

An expo of Robert Doisneau’s photography of Les Halles is currently showing at Hotel de Ville, for free. The most famous of his photographs has to be the kiss in front of hotel de ville. I’ve pencilled in a visit and cannot wait to have a peak: Details of the event —- From 8 Feb au 28 aprl 2012 Open all days save for sunday annd public holidays from 10h à 19h. Last entrants allowed to go through at 18h30. At Salon d’accueil of the Mairie de Paris 29 rue de Rivoli 75004 Paris Métro : Hôtel de Ville Accessible to people with reduced mobility. For further information : 01.42.76.51.53. Free entrance.

Museum on the history of immigration to France

It is not as easy to remember the name of ‘Cité nationale de l’histoire de l’immigration’ as easily as the Louvre or other well loved museums – but it is nonetheless one worth seeing. There aren’t any historic art pieces or archaelogical finds but it is a treasure trove of documents and images that capture the role that immigration has played into shaping modern day France. The museum departs from the premise that the French revolution while ushering in the concept of Liberté, Franternité et Egalité, also forced a complete redefinition of citizenship while drawing the line between those who belong and those who do not. The birth of a republic also forced other questions to the fore – such as that of integration. That is, for those who do not fit the bill, what is to be done to make them a part of the freedom and equality loving majority. The question remains pertinent today, more than ever. ANd I am hoping to follow this during the election period. As for the museum, it …

iPad + Apple Store,Opera Garnier = Customer Satisfaction

The Apple Store at Opera Garnier has to have some of the best service you will find anywhere in Paris. Well, in my limited experience. My views may not be representative of every customer that has ever sought the services of the Apple store here. Nonetheless, today I finally got round to purchasing an IPad – which is very well worth the investment I must add! And, similar to a previous time that I had to go into the Apple store with a problem with my notebook – the staff went an extra 10 miles to be helpful, the service was impeccably fantastic and well, the product that you walk out with only compounds the joys of being loyal to Apple as I am 🙂 Not only did I walk out of the store with a very handy tablet for my studies – the experience of buying the iPad was second to none. Yes, the store looks busy at first glance but the service personnel is forthcoming, helpful and courteous. As the year kicks off, …

Free Entrance to Paris Museums – First Sunday of the Month

Found this useful list of places that grant free entrance today, given that it is the first Sunday of the month! i.Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine – Cité Chaillot – Place du Trocadéro (Paris 16e) ii.Cité nationale de l’histoire et de l’immigration – Palais de la Porte Dorée (Billet jumelé Aquarium + Cité Nationale) (Paris 12e) iii.Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature (Paris 3e) iv. Musée de l’Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris – Musée AP-HP (Paris 5e) v. Musée d’Orsay (Paris 7e) vi. Musée du Louvre (Paris 1er) vii. Musée du Quai Branly (Paris 7e) viii. Musée Gustave Moreau (Paris 9e) ix. Musée national d’art moderne – Centre Pompidou (Accès panorama gratuit le 1er dimanche du mois) (Paris 4e) x. Musée national de l’Orangerie (Paris 1er) xi. Musée national des Arts asiatiques – Panthéon bouddhique gratuit (Paris 16e) xii.Musée national du Moyen Âge (Paris 5e) xiii. Musée national Ernest Hébert (fermé pour travaux) (Paris 6e) xiv. Musée national Eugène Delacroix (Paris 6e) xv. Musée national Jean-Jacques Henner (Paris 17e) xvi.Musée Picasso …