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Chantilly- Le Rocher des Tresors

Coming home in June from New York, I met a charming young man, Nico Nancel, who lives in Paris, and is half-American and half-French. We became fast friends and met a few times for coffee. He invited me to an event he was producing, Le Rocher des Tresors in Chantilly. The show is the first time they have had a projection on the chateau, which is a big deal.  The dates of the event were last weekend, and I went on Sunday night. It was a crisp night, with the threat of rain, but the rain god...
Tags: Travel, New York, Entertainment, Events, Paris, Alain Ducasse, Notre Dame, Nico, Le Jardin, Chartres Cathedral, Chantilly, Auberge du Jeu de Paume, Richard Nahem, Auberge du Jeu de Paume Hotel, Le Rocher, Toile de Jouy

Helping travelers discover new things to do

While travel restrictions continue to vary across the globe, people are still dreaming of places to visit and things to do. Searches for “activities near me” have grown over the past 12 months, with specific queries like “ziplining” growing by 280% and “aquariums” by 115% globally. In response to this increasing interest, and to support the travel industry’s recovery, we’re introducing new ways to discover attractions, tours and activities on Search. Now, when people search on Google for attract...
Tags: Travel, Google, California, Paris, Tokyo Tower, Google Ads, Richard Holden

Radisson Hotel Group invites Chinese guests to create meaningful and memorable moments in Shanghai

Radisson Hotel Group is reviving the joy of travel in Shanghai with a new campaign that invites Chinese travelers to create memorable, meaningful moments in the “Paris of the East”. As China’s domestic tourism recovery gains momentum, guests are encouraged to return to this amazing metropolis and rediscover its iconic attractions.
Tags: Travel, China, Paris, Shanghai, Radisson Hotel Group

Paris Photos

I got out and met a friend the other day here in Paris. Here are a few photos that I took. I don’t know if this bench is meant to look like a flying carpet or not, but it did to me. A very common sight around Paris in front of restaurants. A door across the way. I need to come back one evening and get a photo with that blue neon light over the door making everything interesting. These look yummy. Meringue balls inside a dough of some sort, then rolled in nuts. Ru...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Door, Outside Eating, rue Saint Andres des Arts


An art project, years in the making, finally happened in Paris although the artists who conceived it are no longer alive. I hopped on a bus heading to the Arc de Triomphe to see it totally wrapped. Just before the bus arrived at my getting off stop, the driver announced that there would be a detour. All traffic was stopped as the whole area around the Arc was traffic free. The bus circled way around it and I’m not sure where it was going to end up but I asked the driver to let me off at a stop l...
Tags: Travel, Art, Paris, Arc de Triomphe, Wrap Art

Arc De Triomphe Wrapped by Christo

There’s been high anticipation for the unveiling of the Arc De Triomphe Wrapped by Christo, as 1200 workers have been working non-stop, seven days a week for the last month for it to open on time for September 18.   I went twice, first on Friday night, when it was dramatically bathed in white light, and early on Saturday morning, when the pleated fabric contrasted with the sharp red cord stood out against the combination of clouds and patches of blue sky. The image was quite striking.   ...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, New York, Events, Paris, Gardens, Parks, Christo, Arc de Triomphe, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, Jeanne Marie, Arc De Triomphe Wrapped, Issaye Miyake, Central Park Gates Project, Place Etoile

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More photos from the past on my blog. The reflection of the tower at Bastille in the opera house. Paris is starting to look like this again but with even more tables outside. The fountain at Place Daumesnil. Napoleon’s tomb.
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Bastille, Archives, Cafe, Napoleon, Daumesnil, Daumesnil Napoleon

Louvre Hotels Group Launches Hosho, A New Bed-selling Concept To Enjoy Paris With Only 20€ In Your Pocket!

Finally there is something new in lodging options in Paris for small budgets, families, groups and backpackers...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Louvre Hotels Group Launches Hosho

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Photos from my past blog postings. This lady in the Normandy headdress was in a parade up on Montmartre. I just like the expression on her face. The staircase-there was no elevator-in the very first apartment I lived in in Paris. This used to be on the side of the Cabaret Lapin Agile on Montmartre but they painted over it. I saw these two nude many walking around Montmartre many years ago. They were promoting nudity. It’s not lawful if you wondered. The lady with the ca...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Normandy, Paris, Archives, Montmartre

Social Construct falls as pandemic turns world anti-social

Construction-tech startup Social Construct calls it quits Startups are fragile beasts, according to Ben Huh, CEO of Social Construct, which just became the latest real estate casualty of the pandemic. The proptech startup, which launched in 2017 with the aim of streamlining building planning and assembly with software and automation, will officially wind down operations in the fourth quarter. The pandemic undercut the startup s early successes and threw a ratchet in its plan for a Series B rais...
Tags: Travel, London, Israel, Asia Pacific, Paris, Seattle, Zurich, Cheezburger, Ben, Kuo, Venture, Susquehanna Growth Equity, Aarons, Qadir, Zach Aarons, Eric Schaffer

Domaine de Primard

I’ve hardly taken a day off this summer but two weeks ago I took a mini break overnight and traveled to Normandy. I was invited to experience the newly opened Domaine de Primard, a five-star hotel and spa just an hour from Paris by train.  Domaine de Primard is part of a small chain of luxury hotels under the banner of Les Domaines de Fontenille. I had the fortunate experience of visiting Domaine de Fontenille, a vineyard and hotel in the Luberon in Provence last June and enjoyed a fabulou...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Martha Stewart, Austria, Normandy, Paris, Catherine Deneuve, Provence, Diego, Mirabelle, Luberon, Richard Nahem, Susanne Kaufmann, Domaine de Primard, Les Domaines de Fontenille, Domaine de Fontenille

Saving history: 3D laser scans preserve world heritage sites

To prevent the present from erasing the past, non-profit organizations are creating detailed 3D scans of famous monuments.Stored online and shared with researchers around the world, these digital copies will endure long after their real counterparts are gone. Occasionally, this work is incredibly dangerous.On the night of May 14, 1940, the German Luftwaffe bombed the Dutch city of Rotterdam. When government administrators entered the streets to tally their losses the next morning, they learned t...
Tags: England, Isis, London, Germany, Iraq, Syria, History, Afghanistan, Unesco, Taliban, Paris, Middle East, Innovation, Archaeology, Myanmar, Guatemala

Vaccines set to unleash pent-up oil demand -IEA | Reuters

Vaccines set to unleash pent-up oil demand -IEA | Reuters After three months of decline in global oil demand, COVID-19 vaccine roll-outs are set to unleash thirst for oil stymied by pandemic restrictions especially in Asia, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday."Already signs are emerging of COVID cases abating with demand now expected to rebound by a sharp 1.6 million barrels per day (bpd) in October, and continuing to grow until end-year," the Paris-based IEA wrote in its mon...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Paris, IEA, Reuters, International Energy Agency IEA, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

Tribute to Christo and Jeanne Claude

  In celebration of the upcoming Christo installation on the Arc de Triomphe, I am dedicating this post to Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude, who together created a worldwide art movement.   As I mentioned a few times before, I regularly take a power walk along the Seine. Last week I noticed an installation of a group of billboards commemorating the various art installations Christo and Jeanne Claude had created over many decades. After looking through them, I was astonished by their prod...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Japan, Florida, Events, History, Paris, Gardens, Parks, Central Park, Christo, Arc de Triomphe, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, Jeanne Claude, Pont Neuf

The Pied Piper

Water and being outside are two things most children love. The fountain at the park was hard to turn on for most of the little hands there so Yann decided to hold it on for them. Gabriel, as you can see doesn't like wet clothes, hence he was in his diaper. Once the children knew that someone was holding the water on the lineup was continuous their pails, and water bottles were filled and dumped in the sand box.       Children being children carefree, barefoot, playing with water and sand ...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Gabriel, Pied Piper, Yann, French Husband, French la Vie, The Baby to Be

Paris Blue, A New Memoir by Julie Scolnik

I am excited about having my new friend, Julie Scolnik, an American flutist, share this news about her new book, which is a love letter to Paris. Please welcome Julie to Eye Prefer Paris and read her personal message to you below.   I will be posting a give-away of Paris Blue on October 5, the day the book is released.   Hello All! Thank you to Richard for letting me share this with you!  I have been working on a memoir, Paris Blue, on and off for forty years. It is a story...
Tags: Travel, Books, Book Reviews, Paris, Richard, John Irving, Julie, Luc, Wordsworth, Elie Wiesel, Amazon Barnes, Gregory Maguire, Howard Reich, Richard Nahem, Orchestre de Paris, Paris Blue

Week 33: a plague on Paris

100 years ago this week: Week 33The 1920s was an era of modernism and progress, but in certain respects, Paris was still a medieval city. The archaic nature of the sanitary conditions in some districts - overlooked most of the time - only became an issue when infectious diseases broke out. Was the plague about to make a comeback in 1921? Scratch your itch here.The Plague in ParisA few cases have [Author: Adam]
Tags: Travel, Paris, Adam

Best ways to score a cheap flight upgrade for your next international trip

Looking to fly business but not take a second mortgage out on your home? Lucky for you, there are plenty of ways to upgrade a flight. And no, despite how popular this theme tends to be, dressing well is not one of them. Maybe at one time, dressing the part when you were talking to the gate agent helped, but now thanks to the thousand-and-one ways to acquire elite status on airlines, the airlines are far less interested in your designer bag and way more interested in whether that bag has thei...
Tags: Travel, Credit Cards, Europe, New York, La, Singapore, San Francisco, Atlanta, Flying, Paris, Delta, American Express, Las Vegas, Amex, Flights, United

Some EU countries are banning American travelers or enforcing quarantines - regardless of vaccination - as US virus cases climb

Tourists visit the Esplanade des Droits de l'Homme with the Eiffel tower in the background, in Paris on August 6, 2020. STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP via Getty Images The EU removed the US from its list of countries from which travelers can enter without restrictions. Individual countries have responded with measures ranging from bans to tighter entry requirements. The restrictions come as the Delta variant continues to spread in the US. See more stories on Insider's business page. As...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Science, News, Sweden, Greece, Germany, US, Trends, Eu, Spain, European Union, Tourism, Paris, Italy

French Ways

Finally at the end of summer the warm weather has arrived in Provence, driving everyone either inside or to the beach. Luckily, for us our maison du village (house in the village) has stone walls that are over three feet thick. Our maison's wall butts up against the neighbor's maison's wall creating a six foot thick stone wall. Insulation at its finest: Cool interior in the summer, holds heat in during the winter. Our home is a mere four hundred years old... and yes most French household ke...
Tags: Travel, California, France, Chelsea, living in France, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Francis, Levi Strauss, Florence, Provence, Mona Lisa, Corey, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci, Guardian Angels

Paris Rooftop Views: La Samaritaine, Hotel Le Fouquets, and Institut du Monde Arabe

Since you left so many positive comments and glowing reviews of my first Paris Rooftop Views blog from last month, I am bringing you a new series today.   Today I present a potpourri. First are the views from the fabulous suites at the Hôtel Barrière Le Fouquet's Paris, just off the Champs E lysées, that I had the privilege of viewing last month on a tour of the gorgeous hotel suites. The views were from the top floors of the hotel which faced north on to the Champs Elysees and beyond...
Tags: Travel, Architecture, Paris, Notre Dame, Seine, La Samaritaine, Institut du Monde Arabe, Seine River, Île Saint Louis, Richard Nahem, Hôtel Barrière Le Fouquet, Paris Rooftop Views

The Archives

Since I am not out and about that much with my knee, I decided to have a look at all photos I’ve taken since I started this blog, almost 20 years! Rue de Rivoli at night. The fair at the Tuileries going on now, but an old photo. A photo from when we lived in Provence with a cypress tree refracted in the wine. Love this architecture and design. Paris in the evening.
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Archives, Provence, rue de Rivoli

Travel: Orlando beckons this fall with thinner crowds, new attractions

Chances are you won’t be replicating my itinerary by visiting six theme parks in six days on your first or next Orlando vacation — even the official tourism association for the region considered that a “whirlwind trip” that was bookended by travel days. But when you’re a theme park enthusiast who’ll travel across the country to Florida to see Mickey Mouse and Harry Potter, both bi-coastal residents of California as well, walking 147,000 steps to experience 67 attractions in less than a week seem...
Tags: Travel, Florida, California, France, New York City, Disney, US, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Alaska, Hawaii, Paris, Harry Potter, Universal, Amusement Parks

Land and Monkeys Boulangerie Taste Comparison

Last year, just before the pandemic started, I wrote about a newly opened boulangerie on Blvd. Beaumarchais, Land and Monkeys, which was the first all plant based/vegan bakery in Paris. (CLICK HERE to read). Even though we aren’t vegan, Vincent frequently buys bread and other products from Land and Monkeys and the quality is excellent.  Land and Monkeys recently opened a branch across the street from our apartment and Vincent couldn’t be happier. He’s there almost every day and brings home...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Antoine, Vincent, Bernie, PAUL, Linda, Huntsville Alabama, Richard Nahem, Pastry & Chocolate, rue de Turenne, Land and Monkeys, Linda Spalla, Bernard Verdier, Linda We, Boulangerie Saint Antoine

Vietnam's biggest island long held onto a seductive image as the country's 'last paradise.' Then came the clubs, a casino, and a safari.

Travelers who arrive on the Southeast Asian island of Phu Quoc may be forgiven for thinking they are in Venice, the Amalfi Coast, or Paris - anywhere but Vietnam. Alex Robinson Photography / Getty Images When Ken Atkinson first visited the Vietnamese island of Phu Quoc in 2003, he was struck by its beauty."It was similar to Phuket or Samui when these Thai islands started from nothing," Atkinson said of the island, which is southwest of Vietnam. The executive chairman of Grant Thornton Vietn...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Europe, Board of Directors, Bali, Australia, China, Southeast Asia, US, Trends, Unesco, Paris, Wwf, Sydney, John, Las Vegas

Perfectly Modest Drab

Walking along in Paris two women in front of me caught my attention. Now I am not a fashionista, nor buy fashion magazines so who am I to judges, but I did. The mother and her thirty something year old daughter could not have been more dowdy if they tried from head to toe they looked like a throw back to 1970s and not in that hip cool sense but in the grammy frumpy sense (if you could call it sense!), and in Paris, where anything goes these days, those two could have won a medal for "Perfectly...
Tags: Travel, France, Paris, French la Vie

We'll always have Paris

I let this anniversary go by until Ken reminded me. Forty years ago last Thursday was 2 September 1981. I left New York for my first-ever trip to Paris to spend a school year learning French at the Alliance Française. The transportation was arranged by the college that sponsored the year abroad program. Students from all over the US were on their own to get to the flight, Icelandic Air Flight 204 out of JFK, an overnight flight with a re-fueling stop in Reykjavik, Iceland. The final destination ...
Tags: Travel, New York, US, Brooklyn, Gare du Nord, Paris, Manhattan, Luxembourg, Jfk, Douglas, Ken, WCS, Reykjavik Iceland, Ken B, Wikipedia Icelandic Air

Global Gas Price Surge Threatens to Dent the Economic Recovery - Bloomberg

Global Gas Price Surge Threatens to Dent the Economic Recovery - Bloomberg Natural gas prices are undergoing a historic surge, and it’s bad news for everyone from ceramic makers in China to customers of patisseries in Paris.The cost of the fuel is already at record seasonal highs in most major markets and looks likely to rise further, threatening to dent the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.The coming winter may give the world a painful lesson in just how pervasive and vital gas has become ...
Tags: Travel, Energy, China, Paris, Bruce Robertson, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Economic Recovery Bloomberg, Economic Recovery Bloomberg Natural

Paris After Sunset

  Paris after sunset. Walking from one end of Paris to the other, or walking from my daughter's apartment in the 10th by Saint Martin Canal to our apartment in the 14th by Montparnasse it is about a five mile walk      unless you do what I do which is weaving, mingling, poking in and out of courtyards and favorite spots then the time and miles can make sunset sunrise.                         [Author: French la Vie]
Tags: Travel, Paris, Montparnasse, Saint Martin Canal, French la Vie

The Perfect 10

  In a perfect world everything is perfect. Everyone is happy. Life offers geniune kindness and plenty to eat. Nobody suffers or dies, children grow up with only good memories of their families. Everyone has what they need. There isn't any waste. And if I wanted long legs and a little nose I would have it. But in a perfect world it wouldn't matter because nobody would see imperfections, nor judge one another. Futhermore, we would not judge ourselves, we would be perfect.         While in Paris...
Tags: Travel, France, Wikipedia, Paris, Husband, Montmartre, Walpole, French Husband, Chopin Hotel Always, Richelieu Drouot Inexpensive Hotel, Paris Hotel Chopin Aren, French la Vie

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