on our front page this week…
«SERENISSIMA» REPUBLIC OF VENICE!
A few more days to enjoy this remarkable exhibition.
Curious paradox that the Venice of the eighteenth century: when its political, economic and territorial power has considerably reduced since the Renaissance, it is experiencing a formidable golden age of culture. The City of the Doges multiplies the festivals, celebrations and other spectacles illustrated by a collection of around 60 works from masters Tiepolo, Guardi, Canaletto or Longhi.
Sérénissime! Venise en fête, de Tiepolo à Guardi
Musée Cognacq-Jay, 8 rue Elzévir, 75003 Paris
until June 25, 2017
Did you know that in Paris, there is a remarkable tree centuries old? While you are strolling around why not stop there and meditate for a few minutes?
Planted in 1601 by Jean Robin, botanist and gardener to the king, the oldest tree in Paris enjoys a great reputation! The seedling of this locust (family Fabaceae) were brought back from America, by Mr. Robin. Today the 400 years-old tree is 15 meters high and 3.50 meters in circumference. When you know that a locust usually grows to be 10 meters tall that’s impressive!
The master of René Viviani – Montebello Square
Square René Viviani, 75005 Paris
WHERE WE LIKE TO GO BEST
"To feel the magic of Paris, we do not ... take a boat trip. Yes, the Seine is a mythical river, and wanting to discover the city by boat is understandable. From our point of view, nothing beats a long romantic stroll along the banks to feel the incomparable atmosphere of the Seine. Paris is a city that we love to explore on foot ... If we absolutely want a cruise on the Seine, we go instead for a cruise dinner. Paris is wonderful for walkers ...From the Alexander III bridge to the Ile de la Cité, we enjoy a 2 hours walk that cross some of the most beautiful places in Paris. Jardins des Tuileries, Place de la Concorde, the Louvre, Pont Neuf … and to take time to contemplate …"
ONE OF OUR FAVORITES PLACES
If it were necessary to remember only one market in Paris, it would be the Aligre market, situated in the heart of the Faubourg Saint-Antoine, in the 12th arrondissement. This area, renowned since Louis XIV for its carpenters and cabinetmakers who, in the eighteenth century, passed to make the most beautiful furniture in the world, has kept its village look, with its streets dating back to the Middle Ages, And its passages with unchanged names: Cheval-Blanc, Hand-d'Or, Bonne-Graine, Forge-Royale ...
Place d'Aligre, 75012 Paris