Category Archives: Events

Délurée

Famed Parisian department store, Les Galéries Lafayette, has unveiled its 2013 holiday windows. Here’s a video clip summarizing the spectacle. In a race against the clock, Frédéric Lourau, the Visual Identity Director, and his team work from January to November … Continue reading

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Virgule

Virgule, Etc. is the name of the retrospective exhibit at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris that celebrates the contributions of French shoe designer Roger Vivier. The exhibit is set up as though it were a permanent museum dedicated to … Continue reading

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Nos jouets dans l’espace

There was a charming story on the French news about Nicolas Morel, a dad from the Rhône-Alpes region who made his kids’ dream come true. Apparently, the five and seven-year-olds wanted to send their little plastic toys into space. (Don’t … Continue reading

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Paris en bouteille

Paris, the city of fashion, the city of history, the city of . . . grapes? In the 70s, restaurateur Jacques Mélac planted a few baco grape vines from the Auvergne that clambered over his Parisian bistro (42 rue Léon … Continue reading

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Un manège

How would you like to time-travel to turn of the century Paris? If you’re near New York, you can do just that at Fête Paradiso.  Free ferry rides whisk visitors from Manhattan or Brooklyn to Governors Island each weekend until … Continue reading

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Les Parisiens: ce qu’ils disent, ce qu’ils font, ce qu’ils pensent

For the past few years, reading My Little Paris has been an important way for me to learn about what’s going on in Paris and to keep up with more current vocab. I learn something new with every post. Kanako … Continue reading

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La Chouette d’or

Recently on the French news, they featured the story of the twenty year quest to find la chouette d’or (lah shoe-ette door), or “the golden owl.” In April 1993, Max Valentin (a pseudonym to protect his peace) buried the statue … Continue reading

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La nuit européenne des musées

La nuit européenne des musées is Saturday, May 18, 2013. Special events are scheduled in museums across Europe, including 166 different events in Paris alone. Browse the list of what’s going on across France by the name of the city. … Continue reading

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Une Bulle hors du temps

From the 18th to the 22nd of April, 2013, the Parisian auction house Artcurial will auction off the contents of the luxury hotel Le Crillon. Since 1758, Le Crillon has welcomed guests at its magnificent location on the Place de … Continue reading

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En avril, ne te découvre pas d’un fil

Two weeks ago, it was snowing. As I’m writing this, it’s about 85 degrees Fahrenheit, or almost 30 for those more comfortable with Celsius. Tomorrow it’s supposed to be about 20 degrees colder. Spring weather certainly is crazy. There’s a … Continue reading

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