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Boats on the Seine 2

As many of you know if you have followed Eye Prefer Paris for several years, I get inspired by something new, and then fixate on it for a period of time. The fixations have included doors, courtyards, lanterns, window boxes, drainpipes, and a host of other subjects.My latest photo fixation is boats on the Seine. I featured my first photos on a post in May, and since then I have been photographing boats on the Seine all the time when I take my almost daily power walk along the river.   Her...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Paris, Gardens, Parks, Seine, Richard Nahem


August 2021 Eye Need to Do’s: Music Festival Parc Floral, Cinema en Plein Air, Wonderland, and La Nuit Aux Invalides

Music Festival Parc Floral The Parc Floral, which is part of Bois de Vincennes, hosts four different series of music events outdoors in the park all summer ling. They include a jazz festival, classical music, children’s music, and evening concerts. Musicians and concerts in August include the Rouen Orchestra of Normandy, Moses Boyd-jazz, Paul Lay- Full Solo, a piano recital by Pavel Kolesnnikov, a string concert with the Modigliani Quartet and Astrig Siranossian, and a children’s concert...
Tags: Travel, Napoleon Bonaparte, Les Invalides, Parc de la Villette, Modigliani Quartet, Richard Nahem, Eye Need To Do's, Bois de Vincennes, Plein Air Wonderland, La Nuit Aux Invalides, Rouen Orchestra of Normandy Moses Boyd jazz Paul, Pavel Kolesnnikov, Pascal Parisot, Plein Air La Villette Every, Truman Capote Ali Queen Margot Amadeus, Porte de Vincennes


Paris Plage 2021

Paris Plage, the Paris beach, has been a major summer event since 2002. Now in its 19th year, it originally was just in one location in the Right Bank, but in recent years has been extended to the Left Bank near the D’orsay Museum, the Basin de Villette and this year they have also added the Trocadero Gardens.   I strolled on the Right Bank plage just by my house between Pont de Sully and Pont des Arts early last Saturday evening and it was a hotbed of activity. People were partying, picn...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Paris, Gardens, Parks, Paris Plage, Left Bank, Right Bank, Richard Nahem, Pont, Trocadero Gardens, Basin de Villette


Anima Exhibition by Emmanuel Abiteboul and Maxime Simon

Earlier this month I was strolling through the Marais and discovered a pop up gallery at 6 rue Elzevir, a side street off of rue des Francs Bourgeois.   The show at the gallery, Anima, was a collaboration between two artists Emmanuel Abiteboul and Maxime Simon. On one wall was a series of what appeared to be elaborate illustrations of Tarot symbols by Maxime and each one had roman numeral on top. The illustrations were so exquisitely and finely painted that I spent a long time looking at ...
Tags: Travel, Marais, Abiteboul, Anima, Richard Nahem, Maxime, Emmanuel Abiteboul, Maxime Simon, rue Elzevir, Marseille Tarot de Marseille


Instagram Photos July 2021

 I want to thank everyone for watching my live Tarte Tatin in the Loire yesterday 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, as I do these tours free of charge for France.fr  Enjoy!   It’s summer in Paris and I’ve been ou...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, France, Paypal, Paris, Loire, Richard Nahem, Galeries Lafayette Musee Carnavalet


Abstract Metro Photos- Series 17

 I want to thank everyone for watching my live Tarte Tatin in the Loire yesterday 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, as I do these tours free of charge for France.fr  Enjoy!   As they say in the U.S. , I’ve been ...
Tags: Travel, France, Paypal, Paris, Loire, Richard Nahem, Metro and Street Posters


Club des Chefs des Chefs Press Conference

I receive many invitations for events and press conferences and a few weeks ago I received one that intrigued me. The invitation was for a press conference for the Club des Chefs des Chefs, an organization of the top chefs in the world. The press conference was for a selected group of international chefs who were making a week-long visit to France, and after the conference there was going to be a cocktail buffet after. Bingo! This invite had my name written all over it.  Club des Chefs des...
Tags: Travel, France, White House, Barack Obama, Events, Normandy, Paris, Bill Clinton, Kennedy, Bordeaux, Reims, Elizabeth, Emmanuel Macron, Charles de Gaulle, Phillip, Jackie Kennedy


La Vie D’Artistes Photo Exhibit At Tour Saint Jacques

I’m always delighted to see the outdoor photo exhibits in Paris at various locations including the gates of the Luxembourg Gardens, Hotel de Ville, and Tour Saint Jacques.   The latest exhibit is La Vie D’Artistes, a series of black and white photos by photographer Paul Ullman. During a 40-year period, Ullmann photographed dozens of artists, singers, and musicians in a room underneath the famed Olympia Theater. There’s also gallery show of the photos in the Marais at the Galerie Basia Emb...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Paris, Gardens, Parks, Loire Valley, Jacques, Ullmann, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, Saint Paul Village, Luxembourg Gardens Hotel de Ville, Paul Ullman, Galerie Basia Embiricos, Rue des Jardins Saint Paul


SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, July 22- Making Tarte Tatin Live Facebook Event

I am reposting yesterday's blog post because I made an error on the date for the event below.  Please join me for a very special event in the Loire Valley, on Wednesday July 22, where I will be live, filming   how Tarte Tartin is made, at the original house of the Tatin sisters, who invented the recipe. We are going to discover this new hotel on the site and give you a demonstration of how to make the authentic (and delicious!)Tarte Tatin at home! Warning: Do not watch the video with a...
Tags: Travel, Events, Paris, Loire Valley, Richard Nahem


Paris Window Boxes-2021

It’s my annual edition of the Paris window boxes. For 2021, I concentrated mostly on the window boxes in my neighborhood, Le Marais. Do you have some favorites?   Eye Prefer Paris 16th Anniversary   I want to thank the following people for generously donating to Eye Prefer Paris so I can continue my subscription service. Your donations exceeded my initial request of $540 and I will apply the extra funds towards a second year. I also want to thank you for your kind notes you included i...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Paris, Gardens, Parks, Linda, Richard Nahem


Les Extatiques-Outdoor Art Installation at La Defense

I am a big fan of outdoor art and sculpture installations and always like the contrast between the art and the surrounding elements of nature and architecture.   La Defense is currently exhibiting the 2021 version of Les Extatiques, where contemporary artists and sculptors are invited to install their works on the esplanade. This year there are nine artists showing their artworks and below are photos and commentary.  Note that there are actually two installations, one in the  La Defense, ...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Mexico, Paypal, Paris, Gardens, Parks, Metro, Daniel Arsham, La Defense, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, Tony Cragg, La Seine Musicale, Cyril Lancelin, Johan Creten


Carnavalet Museum Reopening

Similar to Le Samaritaine department store, which I wrote about yesterday, it’s taken over five years for the Carnavalet Museum to re-open after an extensive renovation, costing 58 million euros.   First opened in 1880, the Carnavalet is dedicated to the history of Paris and is the oldest Paris city museum. Located in the heart of the Marais, the museum is an amalgamation of two former hotel particuliers/palaces, the Hôtel Le Peletier de Saint Fargeau, built in 1690, and Hôtel Carnavalet,...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Marie Kondo, Fouquet, Carnavalet, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, Carnavalet Museum, Alfonse Mucha, Madame Sevigne, Fargeau, Le Samaritaine, Hôtel Carnavalet, Henri Cartier Bresson Another, Fouquet Shop


Eye Prefer Paris 16th Anniversary

On June 26, I celebrated 16 years of bringing you Eye Prefer Paris, posting three to four times a week. I want to thank and acknowledge everyone who has read Eye Prefer Paris, and especially want to thank my loyal subscribers who have received my posts by email over the years.  I would like to continue distribution of my blog via email instead of you needing to remember to visit my website, but in order to keep up your "Parisian content fix," I need your help. The service that sends my ema...
Tags: Travel, Events, Paypal, Paris, Richard Nahem


Reopening of La Samaritaine

Now that Paris is fully open, including stores, museums, live theater, cinema, and restaurants and cafes, I am catching up on my to do list. In the past week I’ve been to a number of cultural events, exhibitions, and cafes, and will continue to do so in the coming weeks.   Last Wednesday I visited the newly reopened La Samaritaine on rue de Rivoli, near the Louvre. Once the Art Nouveau jewel in the crown of Paris department stores, La Samaritaine was bought by the LVMH Group in 2001, and ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Fashion, Shopping, Architecture, Paris, Michelin, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Christian Louboutin, Ernest, Sanaa, La Samaritaine, Maison Plisson, Richard Nahem, Eric Kayser


July 2021 Eye Need To Do’s: Banksy, Napoleon, La Traviata, and Eugene Atget

The World of Banksy: The Immersive Experience The world’s most famous street artist, Banksy, is having a show of over 100 of his iconic pieces in a huge, 13,000 square foot space. There are a number of works from private collections.   Until December 31, 2021 Location Espace Lafayette-Drouot   44 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre, 75009 https://theworldofbanksy.fr/?source=sortiraparis Napoleon   It’s the bicentennial year of Napoleon’s death and a major exhibition has...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Banksy, Napoleon, La Traviata, Fontainebleau, Eugène Atget, Richard Nahem, Eye Need To Do's, Atget, Fondation Henri Cartier Bresson, La Grande Halle de la Villette, Banksy Napoleon La Traviata, Faubourg Montmartre, Louvre Malmaison Versailles


Instagram Photos-June 2021

Here are some of my most “liked” photos from my three Instagram accounts from May and June.   If you still haven’t followed me on Instagram yet, here are my handles.  @eyepreferparis      @parisian_doors   @literal_streetart   Green door JR mural at Hotel Paradiso Paris Place de la Concorde Blue door House in Etretat Etretat Paris rooftops Paris cafes reopen NYC Apple store 59th street [...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, House, Paris, Richard Nahem, Hotel Paradiso Paris Place de la Concorde Blue, Etretat Etretat Paris


Etretat Houses And Gardens

While I was preparing for the Lupin tour for Facebook, I snapped photos of the charming houses and gardens in Etretat. The climbing rosebushes were doing a great job of decorating the facades of the houses and the lush shrubs and bushes blanketed the front and side yards. I also loved the various materials and details of the houses such as thatched roofs, brick, and half-timber.   CLICK HERE to watch the Lupin 2 video from Etretat, in case you missed it.  ...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Facebook, Architecture, Gardens, Parks, Lupin, Richard Nahem


Meredith Mullins: A Paris Retrospective (Part II)

I am taking a blogging break this week and have asked friends to write guest posts for Eye Prefer Paris during my absence. Today  Meredith Mullins is writing about a very special show of her photos.  Welcome back to “In A Paris Moment,” a photography exhibit by Meredith Mullins, where Eye Prefer Paris readers are being given an exclusive preview of the images.   Today, we look at the two remaining themes of the show—the graceful and gravity defying artistry of Paris circuses and the ma...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Meredith, Pacific Grove California, Richard Nahem, Meredith Mullins, Pacific Grove Art Center


Meredith Mullins: A Paris Retrospective (Part I)

I am taking a blogging break this week and have asked friends to write guest posts for Eye Prefer Paris during my absence. Today and this coming Thursday, Meredith Mullins is writing about a very special show of her photos.  How do you choose the most powerful images from the past eight years of your visual life? How do you tell a story so that people can see and feel what seized your senses and made you stop to capture that moment in time?   It is not an easy task.   I have been g...
Tags: Travel, California, Paris, Richard, Meredith, Pacific Grove California, Richard Nahem, Meredith Mullins, Eye Prefer Paris, Pacific Grove Art Center


DIVAS: Exhibition at the Institut du Monde Arabe by Jennifer Burdon

I am taking a blogging break this week and have asked friends to write guest posts for Eye Prefer Paris during my absence. Today, Jennifer Burdon, a terrific museum guide and art lover, has written an article about the DIVAS Exhibition at Institut du Monde Arabe.   The golden age of arab music and cinema (1930 -70) produced some spectacular women performers; they are celebrated in the current exhibition at the Arab Institute in Paris.   For anyone who doesn’t know this building, situa...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Egypt, Morocco, Paris, Italy, Algeria, Beirut, Montmartre, Cairo, Jean Nouvel, Nasser, Faten Hamama, Jack Lang, Institut du Monde Arabe


Return to the Luberon: La Tour d’Aigues and Mirabeau

After visiting the village of Ansouis, which I posted about yesterday, we went to La Tour d’Aigues. Outdoor cafes and restaurants had just reopened in France the week before, so we had lunch at a sweet outdoor café and enjoyed some fresh salads. Across the street from the café was the ruins of the Chateau La Tour d’Aigues, a Renaissance architectural wonder from the 16th century which was influenced by the triumphal arches of Roman Antiquity. The chateau has been repurposed since 1985 as a co...
Tags: Travel, France, Architecture, Luberon, Mirabeau, Richard Nahem, Ansouis, Jean de Florette


Return to the Luberon: Ansouis

Another lovely village we visited in the Luberon was Ansouis. Officially named one of the most beautiful villages in France, Ansouis is the Luberon at its best.   The population is just over 1,000 people, and the residents take much pride in the upkeep of limestone facades of their ancient homes by maintaining beautiful vines, plants and flowerpots.   Two other highlights of Ansouis is the impressive 12th century chateau and the Saint Martin  C hurch.   ...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Gardens, Parks, Martin, Luberon, Richard Nahem, Ansouis, France Ansouis


Return to Etretat 2021

 I want to thank everyone for watching my live Lupin 2 tour yesterday 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, as I do these tours free of charge for France.fr  Enjoy! I arrived in Etertat on Tuesday morning, a day ear...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, France, Paypal, Monet, Lupin, Richard Nahem, Etertat


Return to the Luberon: Bonnieux and Lacoste

Last summer I wrote about my trip to the Luberon area in Provence, where I was invited to a friend’s house to stay for a week. Our friends were generous enough to invite us again this year at the end of May instead of the end of July, which worked out great. We enjoyed beautiful weather, with sunny, warm, and clear days, with temperatures in the mid to high 70sF, and the evenings and early mornings were crisp and little cool.   The highlight of the trip last year and again this year was v...
Tags: Travel, France, Paris, Provence, Jasmin, Luberon, Marquis de Sade, Lacoste, Richard Nahem, Bonnieux, Etretat Normandy, Lauris Lourmarin, Bonnieux Lacoste Ansouis Gourdes Mirabeau, Lourmarin Valley, Louis Alphonse Donatien, Marquis de Sade Right


Damyel Chocolate

As many of you know, I was a chocolatier in New York City in the mid-1980s. I had my own shop called Rich-Treats, on West 55th St. between Fifth Ave. and Ave. of the Americas in Manhattan, and sold my own recipe, chocolate truffles.  After developing, tasting, and selling chocolates for a seven-year period, I developed a refined palate which I still use to taste and discern chocolate today. At the end of April, I received a press release introducing a new line of vegetal/plant-based cho...
Tags: Travel, France, New York City, Americas, Paris, Manhattan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Guatemala, Marais, Richard Nahem, Pastry & Chocolate, Rosiers, Etretat Normandy, Damyel, Damyel David Uzan


Video Giveaway: Eugène and Berenice - Pioneers of Urban Photography

My friend Michael House is a terrific filmmaker and musician. He made an excellent video of my Eye Prefer Paris Tour in 2013 and I still use it today to promote my tours. Michael even created a fun soundtrack for the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdlYXR98aCo&t=32 Michael has also made a series of documentaries on subjects such as the French filmmaker Jacques Tati, the British author Somerset Maugham, and Shakespeare with actor Simon Callow.   One of his best films is Eugène ...
Tags: Travel, Film, France, New York City, Paris, Shakespeare, Michael, Abbott, Simon Callow, Eugene, Berenice Abbott, Somerset Maugham, Richard Nahem, Jacques Tati, Atget, Etretat Normandy


Eye Need to Do’s- June, 2021: Gabrielle Chanel, Paul Signac, Chagall, Modigliani & Soutine, and Gaudi

After an absence of over 15 months because of the lockdown and Covid, I am happy and relieved to publish the Eye Need to Do’s, which features the latest cultural events in Paris every month.   Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto This exhibition traces the prodigious career of Coco Chanel, from her first boutique in Deauville to her astounding effect on fashion over the next 60 years. I saw this exhibition last summer and I highly recommend it. CLICK HERE to read my blog post. Unti...
Tags: Travel, France, Paris, Gaudi, Coco Chanel, Musée Jacquemart André, Deauville, Haussmann, Gabrielle Chanel, Richard Nahem, Eye Need To Do's, Frenchlation, Ossip Zadkine, Paris School, Pierre 1er de Serbie, Soutine


Door(s) of the Month May 2021: Luberon in Provence

Last week I made another trip to the Luberon to stay in my friend’s house in Puyvert, a tiny town just next to Lourmarin. We did a few side trips to the various villages in the area including Ansouis, Mirabeau, Bonnieux, and La Motte dAigues, and I captured some great doors. Which do you like best?   Here’s an invitation to watch a very special tour. I am doing my first live tour for France.fr outside of Paris and traveling to Etretat, Normandy to film part two The Footsteps of Lup...
Tags: Travel, France, Paris, Provence, Luberon, Richard Nahem, Door of the Month, Lourmarin, La Motte, Puyvert, Etretat Normandy, Ansouis Mirabeau Bonnieux


SAVE THE DATE-JUNE 9: In The Footsteps of Lupin Live Tour In Etretat, Normandy

Here’s an invitation to watch a very special tour. I am doing my first live tour for France.fr outside of Paris and traveling to Etretat, Normandy to film part two The Footsteps of Lupin.   The date is Wednesday, June 9 @10am EST (east coast time), 9am Midwest time, 7am, West coast time, and 4pm Paris time.   CLICK HERE   to reserve your place.   Below is the description: Welcome to Our Sequel of In the Footsteps of Arsene Lupin, Part II In the first part of the series, As...
Tags: Travel, France, Events, Normandy, Paris, Richard Nahem, Maurice Leblanc, Arsene Lupin, Etretat Normandy, Eugène Boudin Gustave Courbet Claude Monet, Le Clos Lupin, Museum Le Clos Lupine Maison Maurice Leblanc


Boats On The Seine

Two weeks ago, I posted a photo series of reflections on the Seine, and I received many compliments from you. (CLICK HERE to view them).   I am still taking my brisk, power walks along the Seine and I recently shot a series of mostly barges and utility boats. As I was watching them, I pondered where are they going, where are the captain and the crew from, what are they transporting and why, and a host of other curiosities.   Do you like the black and white photos?    I want to th...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, France, Paypal, Gardens, Parks, Seine, Richard Nahem, Rue de Martyrs Food