Archive for July, 2012
Coffee for one euro or less is not something one would associate with Paris, but it exists. Until now these rare places have been the well-guarded secret of in-the-know caffeine junkies, but Paris.fr decided to crowdsource on Twitter and Facebook, and compile a list of all the places in Paris one can still get a cup of joe without paying off-the-charts Parisian prices. Below is a map, so try to find a cafe near you and support this worthy cause!
This is unique footage of the great Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919).
via the YT channel of nickwallacesmith
This is unique film of great Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926) at work on a canvas en plein air.
via open culture
The traditional military parade of July 14th will be held on the Champs Elysées in the 8th arrondissement. The troops will march starting at 9:00, from the Arc de Triomphe to Concorde.
After “Africa” in 2010, and “overseas” in 2011, the official theme of the parade will be “l’armée en mutation” (“changing the military”) and, for the first time, the peacetime soldiers and UN soldiers will participate in the military parade. Among the highlights of the show: the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Bir Hakim, the 70th anniversary of the creation of three units of the Free French Air Forces (FAFL), the 70th anniversary of the creation of the signal corps with honors to eight signal regiments, and the 220th anniversary of the Marseillaise.
9:10: The troops take place on foot and on motorcycle at the Étoile/Champs-Élysées site.
9:20: Inspection of the troops by the general officers commanding the foot parades and motorcades.
9:45: The honour guards of the Garde Républicaine take place, Place de l’Étoile and Place de la Concorde.
10:00: Arrival of the President of the Republic, Avenue de Friedland. Welcome by Adm. Édouard Guillaud, French Armies Chief of Staff, and Army Corps General Bruneau Dary, Military Governor of Paris. Troops review.
10:20: Honours rendered to the President of the Republic, Place de la Concorde, by the First Infantry Regiment of the Garde Républicaine.
10:25: Opening event.
10:40: Opening flypast commanded by Aerial Division General Patrick Charaix, Deputy General of the National Territory, Commander of Air Defence and Air Operations.
10:45: Troops parade on foot commanded by Brig. General Denis Heck, Territorial Deputy General to the Military Governor of Paris.
11:15: Mounted troops parade. Motorcade commanded by Division General Martial de Braquilanges, Commander and Chief of Staff of Corps 3 of Marseille.
11:30: Closing helicopter flypast.
11:35: Closing event by the Paris Fire Brigade.
11:40: Departure of the President of the Republic.
(parade schedule via parisinfo.com, and is from 2011 – routes/times may alter for 2012)
La Tendenza, Architectures italiennes 1965-1985 par centrepompidou
The first retrospective exhibition in France devoted to one of the founding movements of post-war architecture, from Italy, “La Tendenza, Italian Architectures, 1965-1985″ presents a selection of over 250 drawings, models, photographs, paintings and films, as well as a rich documentation. The exhibition traces the highlights of the movement led by Aldo Rossi. Rejecting the notions of avant-garde and Utopia to initiate a political and critical architecture tuned into reality, La Tendenza offers a new approach to the architectural project founded on a renewal of drawing and the image. (source: centrepompidou.fr)
Exhibition ends September 10
Practical information here.