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December, 2021 Eye Need to Do’s: ASVOFF Fashion Film Festival, Eiffel Tower Concert, Soutine & DeKooning, & Nijinsky at the Paris Opera

Fashion icon Diane Pernet is presenting the 13th edition of her A Shaded View On Fashion Film Festival. The festival lineup this year includes short and long films and a Zoom talk series. The impressive jury includes filmmaker Bruce LaBruce, fashion designer Pam Hogg, fashion influencer BryanBoy, and Daphne Guinness.   December 1-3 Admission is free but you must register online for tickets.    https://shotgun.live/fr/ festivals/opening-ceremony- asvoff-by-diane-pernet-3537 ...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Ashton, Paris Opera, Rachmaninov, Atout France, Nijinsky, Tuileries Gardens, Richard Nahem, Eye Need To Do's, Place Vendome, Red Doors, Eye Prefer Paris Postcards, De Kooning, Frenchlation


Happy Thanksgiving 2021

Here is my annual Thanksgiving blog, which I've published before. Enjoy! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and for the last seven years I have published this French Thanksgiving vocabulary list, courtesy of my former New York French teacher, Luc Georges. Since Thanksgiving is not an official holiday in France, many ex-pats postpone their Thanksgiving dinner for Friday or Saturday, but some are traditionalists and make it on Thursday. I will be going to a friend's house Saturd...
Tags: Travel, New York, Holidays, France, Paris, Atout France, Tuileries Gardens, Richard Nahem, Place Vendome, Red Doors, Eye Prefer Paris Postcards, Wood Doors, Indiens, Luc Georges, Green Doors, Iron Doors


SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, December 1- Tuileries Christmas Market Tour

Please join me for a very special Facebook Live tour with Atout France of the festive Tuileries Christmas Market on Wednesday, December [email protected] East Coast Time, 9am Mid-West Time, 7am West Coast Time & 4pm Paris Time.  As is the custom each year, Paris is decked out in lights as the festive season approaches. Streets sparkle, major department stores come alive and the magic of Christmas weaves its spell!  We will visit the best and most popular Christmas market in the iconic Tuileries Garde...
Tags: Travel, Holidays, Entertainment, Events, Paris, Atout France, Tuileries Gardens, Richard Nahem, Place Vendome, Red Doors, Eye Prefer Paris Postcards, Wood Doors, Green Doors, Iron Doors, Eye Prefer Paris Paris Door Collection, Green Doors Blue Doors Metal Doors


Paris Photos

A mix of photos around Paris taken within a few days of each other. We had a misty rain and then this rainbow when the sun came out. It was enormous. And look at this unusual cloud formation on the left. It looks like something came down and smashed in flat on top and I guess a wind of some sort did. I saw it from my apartment window.(I read up on this type of cloud, called an anvil cloud, and it is cause by wind in the cloud hitting ice crystals at the top.) A really gorgeous...
Tags: Travel, Photos, France, Horses, Clouds, Paris, Rainbow, Florist, Galeries Lafayette, Tuileries Gardens, Ferris Wheel


Lippizan Parfums de Marly: Classics Never Die

The history of the niche brand Parfums de Marly is connected with the French palace of Marly, commissioned by Louis XIV in 1680 and demolished in 1806. From the magnificent palace complex with a park and fountains, only the park remains, and all the preserved bronze and marble sculptures now adorn the Tuileries Gardens and the Marly Hall in the Louvre. The famous Horses of Marly were created by Gu... Read full article: Lippizan Parfums de Marly: Classics Never Die from Fragrantica Perfumes and ...
Tags: Fashion, Louis XIV, Tuileries Gardens, Marly, Parfums de Marly, Lippizan Parfums de Marly, Marly Hall, Gu Read, Lippizan Parfums


Emmanuel Macron accosted by gilets jaunes in Paris – video

Anti-government gilets jaunes (yellow vest) protesters confronted the French president and his wife, Brigitte, as they walked with bodyguards in the Tuileries Gardens in Paris on TuesdayEmmanuel Macron accosted by gilets jaunes as he takes Bastille Day walk Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, France, World news, Paris, Emmanuel Macron, Tuileries Gardens, Brigitte, Gilets jaunes protests, TuesdayEmmanuel Macron


Emmanuel Macron accosted by gilets jaunes as he takes Bastille Day walk

Call for increased security as French president tells demonstrators ‘be cool’Anti-government gilets jaunes (yellow vests) hurled abuse at Emmanuel Macron as he walked with his wife, Brigitte, on Bastille Day in a public garden in Paris, prompting calls from opposition leaders for increased security.Demonstrators confronted the French president and his wife, Brigitte, as they walked with bodyguards in the Tuileries Gardens in Paris on Tuesday. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Protest, France, World news, Paris, Emmanuel Macron, Tuileries Gardens, Brigitte, Gilets jaunes protests


French Government Seeks Designs For Memorial To Victims Of Slavery

“Last week, the country’s ministry of culture launched an open call for the design and production of the public work, which will be installed in Paris’s Tuileries Gardens, next to the Musée du Louvre.” The Representative Council of France’s Black Associations, one of the leaders of the campaign for the monument, says that “the artist chosen must be of African descent.” – Artnet
Tags: Art, Paris, Visual, Tuileries Gardens, 06.12.20


Experience Museums Around the World Via the Magic of ‘Living Pictures’! Pageant of the Masters!

Experience Museums Around the World Through the Magic of ‘Living Pictures’ with Pageant of the Masters’ #TourDePageant This re-creation of Édouard Manet’s “Music in the Tuileries Gardens” was presented in the 2012 Pageant of the Masters. The original painting hangs in the Hugh Gallery in Dublin, Ireland.     Experience great art from celebrated museums […]
Tags: Seo, édouard Manet, DUBLIN Ireland, Tuileries Gardens, Magic of ` Living Pictures, Hugh Gallery


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


What's Open On Christmas and New Year's Day in Paris?

Sure, most of the small shops and restaurants are closed, as well as a majority of museums. But you might be surprised to discover that there's actually a lot of things still open on Christmas and New Year's Day in Paris. More info on holiday fun here: * Christmas in Paris* New Year's Eve in Paris Sure, most of the small shops and restaurants are closed, as well as a majority of museums. But you might be surprised to discover that there's actually a lot of things still open on Christmas and...
Tags: Travel, Google, Holidays, Restaurants, French Culture, Paris, Alain Ducasse, Luxembourg, Michelin, Shops, Chinatown, Centre Pompidou, New Year's Day, Vaux Le Vicomte, Belleville, Lido


FIAC outdoors ... in the rain

FIAC stands for “Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain” (International Contemporary Art Fair). It has been occurring on a yearly basis since 1974 and lasts only some three days. The main exhibition takes of course place indoors, in the Grand Palais, but there is also a lot to be seen in some temporary tents along the Champs Elysées. Part of the “show” takes place outdoors - here first a few things which you could find between the Grand and the Petit Palais. So… I m...
Tags: Travel, Koons, Tuileries Gardens, Grand Palais, Place Vendome, FIAC, PeterParis, Foire Internationale


How to Plan a Day Trip from London to Paris by Train

A day trip to Paris from London is the perfect addition to a trip to England! Thanks to the fast and efficient Eurostar train, it’s never been easier to visit Paris for a day. Honestly, one day isn’t enough for Paris — ideally, you should spend as much time there as you can. But not everyone has lots of extra time to spend. So is it worth it if you only have one day to spare? Absolutely — taking the train from London to Paris is always worth it. Even if all you have is one day, you can still m...
Tags: Europe, England, New York, London, France, Blog, Gare du Nord, Paris, Heathrow, Eiffel Tower, Zara, Notre Dame, Montmartre, Louvre, London City Airport, Seine


Poor Jeanette...

Yes, it was snowing… poor « Jeanette ». She was portrayed by Paul Belmondo, the dad of Jean-Paul. She is one of the many statues in the Tuileries Gardens. I think that on average we have one (or half-a) day of snow per year here in Paris. So it happened last Tuesday. I had some walking to do, so… There were rather few tourists around, see the poor one alone on the upper deck of the excursion boat. I didn’t see a single book stall open. … and some ...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Jeanette, Tuileries Gardens, Paul Belmondo, PeterParis, Jean Paul She


Only for a limited time...

FIAC is an annual important art fair, for fairly contemporary art, using the Grand Palais. This year it took place October 17-21. Some artwork can also, for a limited time, be found outside, on some squares … and also in the Tuileries Gardens. I went there the other day, maybe a bit too late, but I found some of the exhibited items. I’m not going to give the names of all the artists, you can find it all here. We recognize of course Calder… This double horn makes it...
Tags: Travel, Tuileries Gardens, Paris 1, Grand Palais This, FIAC, Jardins des Tuileries, PeterParis


Poor Jeanette...

Yes, it was snowing… poor « Jeanette ». She was portrayed by Paul Belmondo, the dad of Jean-Paul. She is one of the many statues in the Tuileries Gardens. I think that on average we have one (or half-a) day of snow per year here in Paris. So it happened last Tuesday. I had some walking to do, so… There were rather few tourists around, see the poor one alone on the upper deck of the excursion boat. I didn’t see a single book stall open. … and some ...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Jeanette, Tuileries Gardens, Paul Belmondo, PeterParis, Jean Paul She


Only for a limited time...

FIAC is an annual important art fair, for fairly contemporary art, using the Grand Palais. This year it took place October 17-21. Some artwork can also, for a limited time, be found outside, on some squares … and also in the Tuileries Gardens. I went there the other day, maybe a bit too late, but I found some of the exhibited items. I’m not going to give the names of all the artists, you can find it all here. We recognize of course Calder… This double horn makes it...
Tags: Travel, Tuileries Gardens, Paris 1, Grand Palais This, FIAC, Jardins des Tuileries, PeterParis


Disputed ownership of Citizen Lane’s art | Letter

Ownership of 39 paintings collected by Hugh Lane in the early years of the 20th century is disputed because of a codicil to his will leaving the paintings to found a gallery of modern art in Dublin, writes the historian Roy FosterIn his review of the Impressionists show at the National Gallery (theguardian.com, 13 September), Jonathan Jones says Manet’s Music in the Tuileries Gardens “belongs to the National Gallery”. This may be true in the strict legal sense, but ownership of this and 38 other...
Tags: Europe, London, World news, Culture, Ireland, Art and design, Dublin, National Gallery, édouard Manet, Manet, Lane, Jonathan Jones, Hugh Lane, Hugh Lane Gallery, Tuileries Gardens, Lusitania


How to Plan a Day Trip from London to Paris

A day trip to Paris from London is the perfect addition to a trip to England! Thanks to the fast and efficient Eurostar train, it’s never been easier to visit Paris for a day. Honestly, one day isn’t enough for Paris — ideally, you should spend as much time there as you can. But not everyone has lots of extra time to spend. So is it worth it if you only have one day to spare? Absolutely — a day trip to Paris is always worth it. Even if all you have is one day, you can still make it the best day...
Tags: Europe, England, New York, London, Featured, France, Blog, Cities, Gare du Nord, Paris, Heathrow, Eiffel Tower, Zara, Notre Dame, Montmartre, Louvre


Pavillon Marsan restored.

I sometimes report on things around Paris which would need repairs, restoration, refurbishing… With all historical landmarks, it’s obvious that it’s not an easy task to keep everything in perfect shape. Sometimes some donators are around, but in most cases we also talk about tax money. So, some kind of indulgence must be there, but also admiration when you look on the results of some restoration work. I just recently reported about the Saint-Germain-des-Prés church (see post here) and he...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Louvre, Louis XIV, Tuileries Gardens, Peter Olson, Paris 1, Pavillon Marsan, Tuileries Palace


Something missing (2)

When leaving the Tuileries Gardens (see preceding post) I noticed that something else was missing.  Well, some of the beautiful lamp posts, candelabras, on Place de la Concorde (several posts here and here) have suffered. We should remember that they have been here since the 1830’s when the present look of the Place was created by the architect Jacques Ignace Hittorf (I talked about him several times, e.g. here). Most of candelabras look fine…. … but a few are in i...
Tags: Travel, Place de la Concorde, Tuileries Gardens, Peter Olson, Paris 1, Jacques Ignace Hittorf


Something missing...

I posted a few times already on the statues in the Tuileries Gardens, see e.g. here, hereand here. I found a post on the excellent blog “Paris-bise-art” (also in activity since some ten years) about the marble (?) statues that were placed here during the 18th and 19th centuries and the article talked about in which shape these statues may be today. I guess that we agree that these statues need to be renovated, cleaned… and that some missing parts should be added. ...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Louvre Museum, Tuileries Gardens, Peter Olson, Paris 1, La Fontaine, Paris 16, Jardin de Ranelagh, Jardins des Tuileries, Ranelagh Gardens


Concorde

This is Place de la Concorde in Paris, a very busy square, traffic-wise. It's the place where Louis XVI was beheaded back in the 18th century, when it was called Place de la Révolution. Here is where the Tuileries Gardens are connected to the Champs-Elysées. The US embassy is just outside the photo to the left. The rue Royale connects Concorde to the Madeleine church (in the background) where Johnny Hallyday's funeral was held earlier this month. Place de la Concorde, looking north. These cars...
Tags: Travel, Holidays, US, Paris, Brussels, Ken, WCS, Johnny Hallyday, Place de la Concorde, Louis XVI, Royale, Tuileries Gardens, Paris Walk Sep 2011, Place de la Révolution Here


Contemporary art (?) - more...

Referring to my preceding post about FIAC and some temporary art installations, I got a question about what – for a couple of days - was to be found outside the Centre Pompidou. Yes, there was a rather controversial “sculpture” presented by “Atelier van Lieshout”. It was planned for the Tuileries Gardens, but was refused there by the Louvre – some concern about the explicit nature of the “sculpture”… but the Centre Pompidou accepted. (It was removed last Monday.) I had the intent...
Tags: Travel, David Hockney, Centre Pompidou, Pompidou, Tuileries Gardens, Peter Olson, Paris 4, FIAC


Contemporary art

Sorry for a long break… I will try to make a little post now and then again, perhaps not quite regularly. My sciatic is obviously declining and I start to be able to do some modest walking again.  Here is a report about the FIAC, Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, the yearly Paris International Art Fair, which this year took place last weekend. The major place of the exhibition is the Grand Palais (see previous posts).  The street in...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Tuileries Gardens, Palais Royal, Peter Olson, FIAC Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain


Structure Deemed Too Lewd For Louvre Will Go To Pompidou Centre

The architectural sculpture titled Domestikator was rejected by the Louvre for installation in the Tuileries Gardens because they were thinking of the children: the work was thought too sexually suggestive to be displayed outdoors. (A playground is not far away.) So the work will end up outside the Pompidou Centre instead.
Tags: Art, Visual, Tuileries Gardens, Pompidou Centre, Domestikator, 10.13.17


'Obscene? Pornographic?' – Louvre deems sexually explicit sculpture too risqué

Museum made the decision to drop Domestikator, which depicts a human figure penetrating an animal, after criticism on social media The Pompidou Centre in Paris will display a sexually explicit sculpture after it was deemed too risqué for the Louvre. Standing 12 metres tall, Domestikator, a creation from Dutch artist Joep van Lieshout, was originally expected to stand in the 13th century Tuileries Gardens adjacent to Paris’ Louvre museum as part of a contemporary art fair this month. Continue re...
Tags: Art, Europe, France, World news, Culture, Art and design, Paris, Louvre, Tuileries Gardens, Pompidou Centre, Domestikator, Joep van Lieshout


Giant artwork of buildings having sex too graphic for outside Louvre, going to Pompidou instead

The Louvre in Paris decided that the "Domestikator," the 40-foot-tall installation by Atelier Van Lieshout seen above, wasn't the right fit for the adjacent Tuileries Gardens. The plan was to show it during this month's Fiac! International Contemporary Art Fair. “Online commentaries point out this work has a brutal aspect,” wrote the Louvre’s director, Jean-Luc Martinez Martinez, in a letter to fair organizers. “It risks being misunderstood by visitors to the gardens.” The Louvre was also repo...
Tags: Art, Post, London, News, Architecture, New York Times, Paris, Louvre, Centre Pompidou, Pompidou, Tuileries Gardens, Tuileries Garden, Van Lieshout, Domestikator, Jean Luc Martinez Martinez, Musée National d Art Moderne


Sculpture Pulled from FIAC Sculpture Show Over Explicit Content

A sexually-explicit sculpture by Dutch art and design collective Atelier Van Lieshout has been pulled from the FIAC sculpture show in Paris’s Tuileries Gardens, the Art Newspaper reports. “Online commentaries point out this work has a brutal aspect; it risks being misunderstood by visitors to the gardens,” says Jean-Luc Martinez, the director of the Louvre. Read more at Art Newspape
Tags: Art, News, Paris, Art News, Minipost, Tuileries Gardens, Van Lieshout, Jean Luc Martinez


Louvre Bars 'Sexually Explicit' Architectural Sculpture From Tuileries Gardens

"The work by the Dutch art and design collective Atelier Van Lieshout, entitled Domestikator, was due to go on show later this month as part of the Hors les Murs public art programme organised by representatives of the Fiac contemporary art fair (19-22 October)." The director of the Louvre argues that "this work has a […]
Tags: Art, Louvre, Visual, Tuileries Gardens, Hors Les Murs, 10.02.17, Van Lieshout