Mar 30, 2010

Do you remember the song “La vie en rose” ? certainly, remember Edith Piaf. She was born on 19 th decembre 1915. Edith eventually became the most highly paid star in the world. She made many recordings dating from 1936 until her last recorded song, L'homme de Berlin, which she taped in early 1963.

Musée Edith Piaf, located at 5, rue Crespin du Gast, 11 th arrondissement. It’s a private museum in an apartment. The collections including arts décoratifs , joaillerie , mobilier , peinture , photographie , sculpture , textile , timbres , correspondances. Don’t forget to go to book shop and gift shop. I could find many things that could be a gift for my friend.

Station on Paris metro: Ménilmontant

Mar 27, 2010

Some of my friends really likes the brazilian music, they dance very well. That night we went to the Favela Chic, located at 18, rue du Faubourg du Temple, 11 arrondissement near République, the club is a well-established Paris nightspot. The DJs mix up samba, rock ‘n roll, and hip hop, creating an atmosphere that’s completely chill.

Station on Paris metro: République

Seeing the light of night christmas in rue Oberkampf

Sunny day in rue Oberkampf

Rue Oberkampf is the heart of 11 th arrondissement. Drinks and food along this street. Come and try Chez Justine, 96 rue Oberkampf, Café Charbon, 111 rue Oberkampf. Happy Hour in most bars runs from 5 pm to 8 pm. It’s easy to find snack food after 3 a.m in the rue Oberkampf. It’s a real night parisian atmosphere.

Station on Paris metro: Oberkampf

Mar 23, 2010

I was in a line to go inside the Cirque d’Hiver Bouglione. Many fashionistas were in this building. We were really enthusiasm what kind of collection Frank Sorbier would present. He’s a very talented designer. As usual, his fashion show was dramatic and artistic. The Cirque d’Hiver Bouglione located at 110, Rue Amelot , 11 th arrondissement.

The amphitheatre was built during the reign of Napoleon III and is an oval with twenty sides that encloses an oval ring, which is surrounded by steeply banked seating for the audience. It like a small coliseum. Since as far back as 1852 the Cirque d'Hiver or Winter Circus, has been a venue for not just the ever popular circuses, but also musical concerts and even fashion shows and although it was originally meant to accommodate around 4000 people, due to safety and fire regulations it now holds only around 2000 people at any one time. The circus has been operated by the Bouglione brothers and their descendants since 1934.

Station on Paris metro: Filles du Calvaire, Oberkampf, République

Opéra de la Bastille was built at the site of the former Gare de Vincennes (11 th arrondissement), inspiring substantial redevelopment on the surrounding streets. What was formerly a humdrum working-class neighborhood rapidly gained chic art galleries, shops, theaters, funky jazz clubs, restaurants and bars and it is now one of the trendiest sections of Paris. Designed by the Canadian-Uruguayan architect Carlos Ott, who was chosen in November 1983 after an international competition that attracted entries from some 1,700 architects. The theatre was inaugurated on July 13th 1989. Its architecture is marked by transparent façades and by the use of identical materials for both the interiors and the exteriors. With its 2,700 acoustically consistent seats, its unique stage facilities, its integrated scenery, costume and accessory workshops, as well as its numerous work areas and rehearsal rooms. It is a great modern theatre.

At the southern edge of the Place is a square, currently a popular hangout for skate-boarders practicing their tricks on portable ramps. Underneath this square is the Bastille station of the Paris Métro . The square also overlooks the Porte de Plaisance de Paris-Arsenal, a marina with over 200 slips for various riverboats and pleasure craft, situated on the first stretch of the Canal Saint-Martin, starts from the River Seine and proceeds underground for several kilometers.

Station on Paris metro : Bastille

Le Colonne de Juillet is in the Place de la Bastille, 11 th arrondissement. It remembers the July Revolution of 1830 that made Louis-Philippe, duc d’Orléans, King of the French. Louis-Philippe, known as the Citizen King, cemented the column’s first stone in place on july 28th, 1831. Designed by Architect Jean-Antoine Alavoine,it is an elaborate Corinthian column. There’s a spiral staircase inside. The names of the Parisians who died during the July Revolution were engraved in gold on the column.

Station on Paris metro: Bastille

Mar 19, 2010

When the easter holiday arrived, I decided to go vacation to Switzerland. From Gare de L’est to Switzerland by TGV. The TGV and ICE services to north-eastern France, Luxembourg, southern Germany and Switzerland. Located at 5, rue du 8 Mai 1945, 10 thh arrondissement

Gare de l'Est was opened in 1849 in and was changed from Gare de Strasbourg to Gare de l'Est in 1854. The western wing, the original building, is in axis with the Boulevard de Strasbourg. The statues represent the cities of Strasbourg by Philippe-Henri Lemaire, and Verdun by Varenne.

Station on Paris metro: Gare de l’est

Mar 18, 2010

In the spring and summer, my friends and I went to Quai de Valmy and Quai de Jemmapes. The streets are located in 10 th arrondissement, Canal Saint-Martin neighborhood. The streets are reserved for pedestrians and cyclists. We rented some bikes. It’s very nice and fresh. After that, we took a tour of canal by boat.

The Canal Saint-Martin neighborhood is an area between Gare du Nord and République in Northeastern Paris, in the 10th arrondissement. The canal feeds into the Seine River in the South and the Bassin de la Villete and the Canal de l'Ourq in the North. In 1802, Napoléon ordered the construction of the Canal Saint-Martin. It was built to link to the Canal de l'Ourq, to supply fresh water to the city. In the 19th century, was occupied by working-class laborers. Only recently has it started to attract well-to-do professionals eager to buy apartments with views of the canal.

Station on Paris metro: Gare de L'Est, République, Goncourt, Jacques-Bonsergent

Mar 17, 2010

Musee du Parfum Fragonard, located at 9, rue Scribe, 9 th arrondissement. Built in 1860 by Lesoufaché, a student of Garnier. I can feel the style Napoleon III in this building, which close to Opéra. It’s interesting, I couldn’t stand to know the production process of parfum. Fortunately a woman came to me and offer to guide me. I was very satisfy that I knew the step to make a parfum. In basement, there are many eau de toilet, soaps sold in a cheaper price than other parfum shop

Station on Paris metro: Opéra

This time, I went to Le Bon Marché. It’s a department store located at 24, rue de Sevres, 7 th arrondissement. Built by Gustave Eiffel (he designed Eiffel Tower). The store features constantly renewed fashion collections from over 40 top designers. My friend bought some mineral water from Wales in La grande épicerie de Paris. We could find tomato sauce from naples too. La grande épicerie de Paris is a grocery department that offers over 5000 different products, selected from around the world.

Station on Paris metro : Sevres-Babylone

Mar 2, 2010

Musée Rodin, located at 77, rue de Varenne, 7 th arrondissement. It’s one of the most popular museums in Paris. It houses the Rodin’s work and collections. Everything made by Rodin, including the chairs, armchairs or sofas where visitors are free to sit down. It offers the unique charm of an artist’s home. It’s an enchanting experience to feel the arts of the Rodin.

Station on Paris metro: Varenne