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Eye Prefer Paris Book of the Month, May 2021: Book Giveaway- Paris, City of Dreams

CORRECTION: Last Friday I posted that June 19 is when Americans will be able to visit France again, it's actually June 9. My apologies. My friend gifted me this wonderful and fascinating book, Paris, City of Dreams: Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann, and the Creation of Paris, and I am passing it on to you.   Acclaimed historian Mary McAuliffe vividly recaptures the Paris of Napoleon III, Claude Monet, and Victor Hugo as Georges Haussmann tore down and rebuilt Paris into the beautiful Ci...
Tags: Travel, Usa, France, Germany, Paris, Napoleon, McAuliffe, Victor Hugo, Claude Monet, Charles Baudelaire, Haussmann, Napoleon III, Richard Nahem, Paris City, Rosemary Flannery, Mary McAuliffe

Lindell & Co Home Furnishings

Before I get to today’s post, I want to thank everyone for watching my live Marais Tour last week and also for your generous tips to my PayPal account. I'm sorry I couldn't thank all of you individually, but know I really appreciate it. CLICK HERE to watch the video and CLICK HERE if you would like to leave a tip in my PayPal account (you don’t have to have a PayPal account), which I would greatly appreciate. Enjoy!   My friend Susan told me she had recently reconnected with an old friend...
Tags: Travel, Shopping, India, Paypal, Nepal, Paris, New Zealand, Ralph Lauren, Kashmir, Susan, Kelly, Lindell, Gabrielle, Haussmann, Richard Nahem, Gabrielle Soyer

New to Stream: OVID’s February 2021 Movie Lineup

New to Stream: OVID’s February 2021 Movie Lineup, the curated streaming destination for documentaries and art-house films, has announced its February streaming lineup! OVID exclusives next month include Rogier Kappers’ Emmy nominated documentary Lomax the Songhunter, two films by Romanian director Radu Jude titled I Do Not Care if We Go Down in History as Barbarians and Aferim!, as well as Tsai Ming-liang’s Rebels of the Neon God, The Hole, and much more. You can learn more about thes...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Japan, New York, Hollywood, Movies, France, Nazis, Iraq, Berlin, Nigeria, Africa, US, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, America

Lockdown in Paris: Day 55: One Foot Out the Door

Today is a national holiday in France celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE Day, or the end of WWII in Europe. But with just three more days until the leash is loosened on the French population from our Coronavirus confinement, Parisians are more distracted by what they’ll be doing on May 11th. As of this morning there have been 25,987 deaths in France from Covid-19, so the government continues to stress the importance of remaining vigilant while the virus is still circulating. But with the...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, France, Paris, Resistance, Seine, Paris Plage, Hollande, Afp, Fred, Mouth, Sarkozy, Macron, Galeries Lafayette, Bois de Boulogne

Cherry Blossoms on Rue Saint Antoine

As of last week, there was another set of restrictions put in place in Paris to protect against the virus. Now, we are not allowed to travel more than one kilometer from our homes, so now instead of taking my morning walk on the quai on the Seine, I walk up and down the walkway in my courtyard garden. Last Saturday I went out for groceries, and on my corner was a moment of happiness that I captured for you. The cherry blossom trees are in full flower and the pink flowers against the azure sky...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Paris, Gardens, Antoine, Parks, Haussmann, Richard Nahem

This and That

Another group of various photos from Paris. A colorful area as I exit the metro. An unusual building in the Left Bank. I love ancient architecture not torn down for Haussmann’s redevelopment of Paris, even though I like his work. Another ancient building. Hard to beat the Saint Sulpice Church.
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Left Bank, Haussmann, Saint Sulpice, Archetecture, Ancient Buildings, Metro Entrance

Christmas in Paris

Also see: * What's Open on Christmas and New Year's Day in Paris* New Year's Eve in Paris How Do the French Celebrate Christmas? Even though France is a staunchly secular country, Christmas celebrations are still a big deal, much like in the US, with special food, gifts, decorations, and a bearded guy in a red suit. There are, however, a few big differences you’ll notice if it’s your first time in France for the holidays. Parisian transplant Alysa Salzberg wrote a very comprehensive article...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Disney, US, Jean de la Fontaine, Paris, Strasbourg, Eiffel Tower, Swan Lake, Santa, Antoine, Disneyland Paris, Emma, Heather, Bernard

Lead Contamination: Is Paris Safe?

In case you missed the latest news about the April fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, it seems the risk of lead contamination from the 440 tons of incinerated lead in the roof and spire was not clearly communicated to the public in a timely manner, causing a bit of a panic in locals and visitors, especially those with small children. So is Paris safe to visit? How close can you get to the cathedral without risk? And why hasn't the English-language press  picked up the other major lead c...
Tags: Travel, News, Safety, Fire, Poisoning, New York Times, Paris, Notre Dame, Train Station, Contamination, Lead, Health & Safety, Le Parisien, Left Bank, Notre Dame Cathedral, Haussmann

A Week In Paris, France, On A $101,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Are you a furloughed federal employee? We'd love to read your Money Diary. Submit here.Today: a communications director working in software development who makes $101,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on roses. Editor's note: All prices hav...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, France, Time, House, Paris, Fifa, Sharp, Starbucks, Virgo, Paris France, Picon, Left Bank, Pret, Galeries Lafayette

11,000 Digitized Books From 1923 Are Now Available Online at the Internet Archive

Whether your interest is in winning arguments online or considerably deepening your knowledge of world cultural and intellectual history, you will be very well-served by at least one government agency from now into the foreseeable future. Thanks to the expiration of the so-called "Micky Mouse Protection Act," the U.S. Copyright Office will release a year’s worth of art, literature, scholarship, photography, film, etc. into the public domain, starting with 1923 this year then moving through the ...
Tags: Google, Books, Congress, College, Archives, Mussolini, James Joyce, Facebook Twitter, William Butler Yeats, Leonardo da Vinci, Josh Jones, Brewster Kahle, Thom, Nietzsche, U S Copyright Office, Haussmann

Gorgeous new Apple store is powered entirely by renewable energy in Paris

The latest Apple store designed by Foster + Partners has opened in a beautifully renovated 19th-century building on Paris’s Champs-Élysées. Powered with 100 percent renewable energy, Apple Champs-Élysées draws energy from the photovoltaic panels integrated into its kaleidoscopic roof light and collects rainwater for reuse in the bathrooms and irrigation systems. Described by Apple as the tech company’s “grandest Forum,” the retail location blends historic architecture with contemporary design i...
Tags: Apple, Design, Milan, France, Renewable Energy, Architecture, Gallery, Forum, Paris, Apple Store, Restoration, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Adaptive Reuse, Daylight, Rainwater Collection

Winter in Paris

 We seldom get snow in Paris but I hope we do this year if for the photos if nothing else. In the meantime photos taken here and there in the cold. Mushrooms for sale at a market. So nice to see without plastic wrap. I love this brasserie floor. The rest of the room is great too, especially the red curtain. Seen through the window-typical Parisian architecture before Haussmann. A sweet, well=behaved dog on the metro.
Tags: Travel, Paris, Haussmann

Pristine Footage Lets You Revisit Life in Paris in the 1890s: Watch Footage Shot by the Lumière Brothers

Pioneering filmmakers Auguste and Louis Lumière, the inventors of the projected motion picture, held their first private screening in Paris in March of 1895. The streets of the French capital would go on to provide the brothers with plenty of life in motion for their new technology to capture in the years thereafter, and you can watch eight such real scenes compiled in the video above. With its startling clarity — and its more recently corrected motion and added sound — this selection of...
Tags: Google, London, Film, College, Berlin, New York City, San Francisco, History, Paris, Tokyo, Eiffel Tower, Seoul, Coen Brothers, Facebook Twitter, Eric Rohmer, Paris Metro

Is Paris's Bibliothèque District Cool Enough for Instagram?

When Parisians think of the 13th (if they think of it at all), they usually think of Chinatown or even the Butte aux Cailles, both which are highly Instagrammable. But this particular corner of the 13th a rrondissement, known as the Bibliothèque district after the massive national library at its center, is not the place tourists usually want to Instagram. To most of them, it “doesn’t look like Paris”. But it’s actually quite photogenic and refreshingly contemporary if you’ve exhausted all of t...
Tags: Travel, France, Cinema, French Culture, Paris, Sightseeing, Bob, Street Art, Food Trucks, Chinatown, Cat Cafe, Seine, Art Galleries, Contemporary Architecture, CAF, Jeanne

Eye Need to Do’s October 2018: Yves Saint Laurent, Caravaggio in Rome, Jerome Robbins, and Miro

Yves Saint Laurent: Dreams of the Orient   In 2017 the Yves Saint Laurent Museum opened to much acclaim. The former showroom and atelier of the greatest couturier and fashion designer of the 20th century has been transformed into a museum which rotates the extensive 50 year plus archives of clothes, shoes, and accessories. The latest show, Dreams of the Orient, focuses on Saint Laurent’s passion for Eastern culture including India, China, and Japan. Approximately 50 designs are shown alon...
Tags: Travel, Japan, New York City, Rome, Paris, Italy, ANN, Philip Glass, Joan Miró, India China, Caravaggio, Miró, Laurent, Cavaliere, Garnier, ROBBIN

Rooftop Views of Paris and the Loire

In the last month, I have had three terrific opportunities to photograph the roofs and rooftops of Paris and the Loire Valley. At the beginning of July, I took a trip to the Loire Valley and toured some chateaus. I climbed up to the tower of the 15th century Chateau de Langeais and set my camera on the ancient rooftops of the town. The slanted slate roofs accented with brick chimneys and dots of treetops made for a rich, architectural mosaic. At Chateau Villandry, I captured the vi...
Tags: Travel, Architecture, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Loire Valley, Loire, Haussmann, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Hotel Lutetia, Chateau Villandry, Villandry Chateau de Langeais Villandry Chateau

Dipping Into Strasbourg

Even under grey skies, Strasbourg’s colors pop: ocre and salmon pink turned bright under the rain. The Rhine splits up into rushing canals, turning into deep shade of seaweed green once it reaches the River Ill and the Canal du Faux-Rempart. On first impressions, Strasbourg doesn’t have the classic French look with the homogenic Haussmann buildings you’ll find in Paris or the art nouveau curves of Lille. The triangular houses criss crossed with timber beams fits into the architecture you’d find ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Germany, Paris, Switzerland, Strasbourg, Lille, Rhine, Europe Travel, City Or Urban Travel, Jennifer Projects, Alsace, Klimt, Haussmann, River Ill

45 Unexpected Things To Do in Paris

Paris is one of those cities that’s always so easy to return to. There are just so many amazing things to do in the city, so many amazing museums, and activities, and parks, and the food—THE FOOD! Well, by food, I mean cheese. But you get the idea: Paris is exciting. It has been, it is, and it always will be. Paris isn’t just a place, it’s a way of life. And while the main tourist attractions shouldn’t be missed, there’s a lot of ways to enjoy Paris. It’s not all museums and walking tours, it’s ...
Tags: Travel, Germany, Paris, Lafayette, Notre Dame, Martin, Don, Pompidou, Pompidou Center, Paris Metro, Jardin, Haussmann, rue de Seine, Pont de Bir Hakeim, rue Sainte Croix de la Bretonnerie, Boulevard Saint Germain

Poubelle Beautiful

        What's the beauty in Poubelle?     Poubelle means garbage in French.   Years ago when my cousin Julie (Sacha's Buddamere who will be at Chelsea's wedding), came to visit us in France, she commented to my husband that the French language had beautiful sounding words for mundane objects. Take the word pamplemousse it rolls right off your tongue it means, grapefruit. Or the word gendarmerie its counterpart in English is miltary police. Or the word POUBELLE which translates in...
Tags: Travel, France, Chelsea, Paris, Belle, Haussmann, Brocante, Tongue in Cheek, Ouen, Julie Sacha, Poubelle, Buddamere, Ouen Marche, Monsieur Poubelle

BETC Luxe Presents the New Mon Paris Couture Campaign For Yves Saint Laurent Beauté

BETC Luxe is Yves Saint Laurent Beauté’s global agency for all its fragrances.Together with General POP, they are launching their first ever film for the iconicperfume Mon Paris.It this new chapter, which reinterprets the vertigo of love at first sight, theFrench capital plays the role of the third lover of a passionate couple, playedby Crista Corber and Jérémie Laheurte. The fervent lovers invite us to aniconic Paris, an intense journey from the legendary club Bains Douches, thePlace des Victoi...
Tags: Beyonce, Advertising, Paris, Fashion industry, Hanni El Khatib, Yves Saint Laurent, Haussmann, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté, BETC Paris, Sébastien Tellier, Billy Kidd, Gloria J, BETC Luxe, Ricky Saiz, Crista Corber, Bains Douches

The Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois Church

The Saint-Germain-l’Auxerrois Church got its name from a man who was a bishop at Auxerre during the 5th century. A previous church was destroyed by the Vikings during the 9th century, a second one from the 11thcentury was replaced by the present one during the 12th and 13thcenturies – of course with a number of additions and modifications during the following centuries. The church is situated very close to the Louvre and has always been some kind of a royal church. It becam...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Vikings, Louvre, Monet, Town Hall, Marie, Germain, Auxerre, Haussmann, Peter Olson, Paris 1, Tuileries Palace, Saint Germain l'Auxerrois Church, Auxerrois Church, Saint Bartholomew 's Massacre

Véliberté, egalité, fraternité: is Paris's once-seminal bike sharing out of date?

Ten years ago, Vélib revolutionised Paris and inspired the world. But a new operator, higher prices and a hi-tech competitor have shaken its confidenceIt was past midnight, I was new to Paris and the city’s municipal bike sharing system seemed something to be regarded with mistrust. It was the first time I ever used Vélib’. It’s hard to believe now, but in 2009 – before the Boris bike, before Uber, and in the bureaucratic world of France – being able to rent a bicycle from a machine using nothin...
Tags: Europe, France, Environment, World news, Cities, Paris, City transport, Green travel, Velib, Haussmann, Charles de Gaulle Étoiles

Véliberté, egalité, fraternité: is Paris's seminal bike share scheme out of date?

Ten years ago, Vélib revolutionised Paris and inspired the world. But a new operator, higher prices and a hi-tech competitor have shaken its confidenceIt was past midnight, I was new to Paris and the city’s municipal bike sharing system seemed something to be regarded with mistrust. It was the first time I ever used Vélib’. It’s hard to believe now, but in 2009 – before the Boris bike, before Uber, and in the bureaucratic world of France – being able to rent a bicycle from a machine using nothin...
Tags: Europe, France, Environment, World news, Cities, Paris, City transport, Green travel, Velib, Haussmann, Charles de Gaulle Étoiles

My new neighbourhood.

Yes, I moved. My metro station is now "Alma-Marceau" – which opened in 1923. We are at the junction of the Avenue Marceau and the bridge, Pont d’Alma … and also of the Avenue George V, Avenue Montaigne... Maybe it’s of some interest to know why these names? Alma refers to the Battle of Alma in 1854 during the Crimean War. Marceau refers to a French general, François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers (1769-96) who was killed in a battle at the age of 27 and who also is immortalized by ...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Vatican, Tokyo, Byron, Seine, Wilson, George, Michel de Montaigne, Haussmann, Peter Olson, Paris 8, YSL, International Herald Tribune, Alma Marceau, Marceau

My Home for You

I was sent a press release last week about a new guest house- a cross between an Air Bnb and a hotel- named My Home for You. I decided to check it out, as I am frequently asked by clients and blog readers, where to stay in Paris. My Home for You is located in a 1840s pre-Haussmann building near the Grand Boulevards, across from the Rex Cinema and a busy thoroughfare near the Paris passages, Drouot auction house, Palais Royal and Galeries Lafayette. Jean-Etienne, a gentle-mannered man who ...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Paris, Cambodia, My Home, Limoges, Haussmann, Air BnB, Palais Royal, Richard Nahem, Christofle, Guimet, Mies van de Rohe, Paris My Home, Grand Boulevards, Rex Cinema

What the French can be proud of

1. Paris In 2016, Paris ranked #3 in the top 10 of the most visited cities in the world. The City of Lights is most famous for its amazing Haussmann architecture, for the chic and romantic atmosphere, and for its countless museums. You can easily spend an entire month visiting Paris without being bored. Even for a Parisian, there are always new things to do and places to discover. It took me 4 full days just to visit all of The Louvre. 2. The diversity of the landscapes You can enjoy beaches ...
Tags: Travel, France, Culture, Paris, Alps, French, South West, Provence, All, Accomplishments, Louis Pasteur, Haussmann, Cultural Identity, Proud

Door of the Month May 2017: Ave. Raymond Poncairé

I am back to the Door of the Month format this month instead of Instagram. Last Sunday I was strolling around the 16th arrondissiment after a dance performance at the Theatre de Chaillot and discovered a slew of fantastic doors on Ave. Raymond Poncairé. Ave. Raymond Poncairé is an elegant street with some formidable Haussmann and Art Nouveau buildings. The doors and facades have stunning details and intricate ironwork. Notice the use of pine cones in the first shots. Which is your...
Tags: Travel, Etsy, Paris, Haussmann, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Eye Prefer Paris Postcards, Door of the Month, Raymond Poncairé, Raymond Poncairé Ave Raymond Poncairé, Ave Raymond Poncairé

Colorful Walk Through the History of Cartagena, Colombia

One aspect of my Monograms trip to Colombia I loved was how much free time I had to explore on my own. I’ve written about Monograms in more detail in this post, but they are a fantastic tour option for independent travelers like myself who really enjoy getting to know new places in their own way. For me, that usually means scouting a couple of different walking tours to help introduce the history and culture of a new destination and one of my go-to companies is Context Travel. Throughout the ye...
Tags: Travel, Virginia, Barcelona, Colombia, Unesco, Paris, Santa Clara, Destinations, Cartagena, Claudia, Cartagena Colombia, Botero, Haussmann, Colombia Cartagena, Cartagena Warm, Plaza de San Diego

A Guide To The Usually Overlooked Brutalist Icons Of Paris

"The hard lines and raw material of these buildings, captured in Nigel Green’s crisp photographs that accompany the map, seem out of place in this French city of past regencies and Haussmann’s 19th-century design," but perhaps they show what Paris could, or should, be.
Tags: Art, Paris, Visual, Haussmann, Nigel Green, 03.09.17

March 2017 Eye Need to Do’s: Rodin, Emanuel Gat, Jardins and Alicia Koplowitz Collection

Rodin: The Centennial Exhibit 2017 is the 100th anniversary of Rodin’s death. A major exhibit will mark the special occasion with 200 of his works along with sculptures and drawings by Bourdelle, Brancusi, Picasso, Matisse, Giacometti, Beuys, Baselitz and Gormley, who were greatly influenced by Rodin. March 22 to July 31 Grand Palais 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Metro:Champs Elysees-Clemenceau Emanuel Gat T...
Tags: Travel, Usps, Paris, Fuji, Glenn Gould, Rodin, Stravinsky, Gormley, Stalingrad, Rothko, Haussmann, Clemenceau, Richard Nahem, Eye Need To Do's, Montmartre St Germain, Barcelo