Jul 30, 2010

Walking to the Jardin Shakespeare in the Bois de Boulogne and enjoying its five miniature gardens. There are Macbeth, Hamlet, The Tempest, As You Like It and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Each named after work by Stratford. The Jardin Shakespeare houses an open air theatre festival every year. Plays by Bard, which performed in English and French. It’s a charming entertainment.

Station on Paris Metro: Sablons, Porte Maillot

Jul 28, 2010

Joconde in Musée National des Arts et Taditions Populaires

Musée National des Arts et Taditions Populaires is located at 6, Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 16 th arrondissement. It’s a museum displays several objects and implements in their everyday setting. Looking at the collections such as medicine, furniture, painting, photography, technology, textile, archeology, decorative arts, ethnography, jewellery, and literature giving me a vivid image of the techniques, beliefs, customs of French over the last thousand years. Also, there are temporary exhibitions.

Station on Paris metro: Sablons

Jul 27, 2010

Château de Bagatelle is a neoclassical château in the Bois de Boulogne, 16 th arrondissement. The garden spaces surrounding the château, which was linked to its dependencies by underground tunnels, was expanded with a surrounding park in the naturalistic English landscape style by the Thomas Blaikie Scottish garden designer.

Station on Paris metro: Porte maillot

Jul 26, 2010

Hop onto the little multicoloured train at Porte Maillot, 16 th arrondissement. In the Jardin d'acclimatation, I was whisked right into the middle of a world of attractions and activities: the Enchanted River, the Dragon, the Little Horses, Merry-go-round village, distorting Mirrors and a variety of playgrounds… there’s something for everyone. Nature lovers can head for the big Birdhouse, the farm animals, deer and a family of bears, lama or admire the kitchen garden overflowing with seasonal vegetables and fruit.

Station on Paris metro: Porte maillot

Parc de Bagatelle

Bois de Boulogne was designed by Baron Haussmann. Bois de Boulogne is a huge park in 16 th arrondissement. There are Jardin d’Acclimatation that provide fun for the whole family, the excellent Musée National des Arts et Traditions Populaires; the beautiful floral displays of the Parc de Bagatelle; and the racecourses at Longchamp and Auteui. Also there's a riding school, a bowling alley, bike rental (for which you'll need to leave your passport as security) at the entrance to the Jardin d'Acclimatation and 14km of cycling routes; and boating on the Lac Inférieur. The wildest, part for walking is towards the southwest corner.

Station on Paris metro: Sablons, Porte Maillot

Jul 23, 2010

Olafur Eliasson, 360° room for all colours, 2002

The biggest art theft history was happened in Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. The paintings taken were Le Pigeon aux Petits Pois by Pablo Picasso, La Pastorale by Henri Matisse, L’Olivier prés de l’Estaqueby Georges Braque, Nature Morte aux Chandeliers by Fernand Léger, La Femme à l’éventail by Amadeo Modigliani. All are valued € 100 million. How big amount!!!

Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (Paris museum of modern art) is located at 11, Avenue du Président Wilson, eastern wing of Palais deTokyo, 16 th arrondissement. The collections include over 8000 works illustrating various trends of the art of the 20th century. There’s also a temporary exhibition.

Station on Paris metro: Iéna

The only museum that open till midnight is Palais de Tokyo. It’s located at 13, Avenue du Président Wilson, 16 th arrondissement. It’s an art deco building that was built in 1937. In 2001, it reopened with the new interioir design by Anne Lacaton and Jean Philippe Vassal.

It houses Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris that founded 1999.There are self service restaurant that it’s great when summer came, I could have some meal outside the building; Tokyo Eat restaurant (inside restaurant with the delicious food) and a nice library.

Station on Paris metro: Iéna

Jul 21, 2010

Runa Khan Marre, was selected as an Associate Laureate in 2006 for her project to preserve her nation’s ancient, boat-building heritage, lent two full-scale sailing craft and 50 small-scale replicas to France’s Musée National de la Marine (National Maritime Museum) between January and November 2008

Musée National de la Marine (Maritim Museum) is located in the west wing of the Palais Chaillot, 17 Place du Trocadéro, 16 th arrondissement. It is a museum of art and technology, history, society, and specializes in the maritime history of France. It explores the innovations in naval construction, the development of pleasure boating and off-shore racing and the technical progress in marine research and of defense.

Musée National de la Marine houses most important collection in the world of model ships, gunboats and artifacts beginning from the 17th century. Many models of merchant ships, fishing boats and pleasure crafts of over three centuries are exhibited.

Station on Paris metro: Trocadéro

Musée de l’Homme, located in the west wing of the Palais Chaillot, 17 Place du Trocadéro, 16 th arrondissement. Established in 1937, it’s a museum of anthropology, ethnology, paleontology and prehistory.

The Exhibition space covers 10,000 square meters, 108,000 square feet, with a third of that devoted to the prehistoric and ethnographic collections. The remaining area is used for temporary exhibits and a library containing over 180,000 books. The Musee de l'Homme has four permanent collections: "The Night Times", describing the evolution from the first hominoids to modern humans including exhibits of human fossils; "Six Billion Humans", tracing the growth of world populations and the challenges facing the future;"All Relatives, All Different", concerning the unity and diversity of humans through biology, genetics and linguistics;"Galleries of Ethnology" covering Africa, Asia the Americas, the Arctics and the Pacific Islands.

Station on Paris metro: Trocadéro

The Jardin du Trocadéro (Trocadero Garden) covers 93,930 square meters, extending from the Palais de Chaillot to the Seine River. There is the famous Fountains of Varsovie, created in 1937 by Roger Expert and Paul Mâitre. The Varsovie Fountains are a series of cascading basins, dominated by a large basin, with an array of 20 cannon styled water-jets throwing 5,700 liters of water per second to a distance of 50 meters, as well as 56 water-sprays throwing water 4 meters out and there are 12 vertical fountains throwing water 7 meters high.

I saw many sculptures in the Jardin du Trocadéro . The first level of stairs from the Palais de Chaillot, are two sculptures made of stone, "L'Homme" (The Man) by Pierre Traverse on the west side and "La Femme" (The Woman) by Daniel Bacqué on the east side.

Station on Paris metro: Trocadéro

Trocadero also named Palais de Chaillot. The monumental architecture crowns the Chaillot hill in Paris. It located at 1, place du Trocadero, 16 th arrondissement.

The view on La tour Eiffel (Eiffel Tower)is very beautiful from the Palais Chaillot. I tried to take a picture in many different sides and I got beautiful pictures. In summer, many people play skateboard in there. It’s energizing.

Station Paris metro: trocadero

Jul 19, 2010

Attending wine tasting class with a wine specialist in Musée du Vin, I tried to have better understanding of different wines, knowing what to pick and what not to, for accompanying my food choices. Located at 5, Square Charles Dicken, 16 th arrondissement and it was established in 1984.

The exhibits seem to have everything possible connected with wine, even from corkscrews to decanters, glasses to barrels, wine presses and so much more, and a section showing old photographs, articles, portraits, and drinking songs, there is even a hymn to Saint Vincent on show, and he is one of the main patron saints of wine. There is a little wine bar where you can sit down and have your complimentary glass of wine, which comes free within the cost of the admission price. Also a restaurant situated in the cellars and has a cosy atmosphere with the different menus to choose from, all with traditional food and also some knowledgeable waiter to explain a specific wine to accompany each course. It’s an unforgettable experience!!!

Station on Paris metro: Passy

Berthe Morisot, Au Bord du Lac (On the Lakeside), 1883. Oil on cnavas, 1883. Oil on canvas, 24 x 19 5/8 in. Musée Marmottan Monet. Gift of Annie Rouart

The Musée Marmottan Monet is located at 2, rue Louis-Boilly, 16 th arrondissement. It is famous for housing the world's largest collection of Claude Monet paintings. The museum is in a former hunting lodge belonging to the Duke of Valmy and close to the Bois de Boulogne.

Marmottan was a collector of paintings, furnishings, bronzes and other artifacts from the First Napoleon Empire era. Upon his death in 1932, he donated his home and art collection to Académie des Beaux-Arts, who opened his mansion as the Musée Marmottan in 1934.
The museum became famous following the death of Monet's son Michel in a fatal car accident in 1966. Michel, the only child of Claude Monet, left his father's collection of paintings to the Musée Marmottan, transforming the museum into a mecca for impressionist art.

Together with the Le Havre caricatures of around 1858 and continuing through to the water lilies, irises, Japanese bridges and rose arbours inspired by his garden at Giverny, the museum presents a unique opportunity to see major works from the various stages of the master's career and thus follow the development of his technique. Other impressionists whose work is displayed at the museum includes Degas, Manet, Pissarro, Renoir, Rodin and Sisley.

Station on Paris metro: La Muette

Jul 16, 2010

Maison de Radio France is located at 116, Avenue du Président Kennedy, near the Pont de Grenelle (Grenelle Bridge), 16 th arrondissement. Built between 1953 and 1963, it’s a home of Radio France in Paris. The cylindrical building of 500 metres in circumference and tower 68 metres high make it beautiful.

In Musée de Radio France

There is a Museum of the History of Radio and Television (Musée de Radio France) inside the building. Established in 1966, it traces the history of those media from its very origins, including the 1793 Chappe telegraph, and crystal receivers. There are 2000 objects include prototypes and commercial devices, archival documents, photographs, and manuscripts, replicas of early radio laboratories and studios, and exhibits.

Station on Paris metro: Ranelagh, Mirabeau

Jul 10, 2010

Stade Pierre de Coubertin, located at 82, Avenue Georges Lafont, 16 th arrondissement. It’s an indoor arena and venue of the Paris Racing Basketball team and Open Gaz de France women’s tennis tournament.

It was constructed for the International Exposition of 1937, reconstructed after World War II, and completely renovated in 1990. Its capacity is 4836 seats. It hosts Challenge International de Paris and Challenge Monal and also cultural event like la Rencontre internationale de danse hip-hop in February 2007, l’Open Concept II.

Station on Paris metro: Porte de Saint-Cloud

The futuristic Stade Rolland Garros

The new hall of Stade Rolland Garros

The restaurant in Stade Rolland Garros

Stade Rolland Garros, a tennis venue located at 2, avenue Gordon-Bennett, 16 th arrondissement. It’s a home to French Open Tennis Tournament, a Grand Slam played in May and June. It’s a cozy and futuristic venue. Rolland Garros is a first French fighter aircraft flyed over the Mediterranean Sea during the World War I.

There are twenty courts including Tenniseum, a museum of tennis, known as Musée du Tenis. The museum was created in 2003 by the Fédération Française de Tennis (French Federation of Tennis), and currently contains about 1000 m² of exhibition space. Its permanent collection is primarily multimedia (video displays) and photographs; it also contains roughly a hundred tennisracquets dating from 1950 to the present.

Tintin in Musée du Tennis

Station on Paris metro: Porte d’Auteuil, Michel-Ange-Molitor

Jul 7, 2010

Musée National du Sport was established in 1922 and was located at 93, Avenue de France in 13 th arrondissement. In 1963, reestablished by the secretary of state for youth and sport. Roger Taillibert created the galleries in Parc de Princes Stadium built in 1972. In 2008, the museum moved to the Parc de Princes, 24 rue du Commandant Guibaud, 16 th arrondissement.

We can found more than 100.000 items documenting sport from 16 th century to the present including the history and evolution of physical and sports activities in France from their origins, the history of Olympic Games from 1896. The collections include sport equipment, sculptures, paintings, drawings, posters, books, magazine, philately and advertising.

Station on Paris metro: Porte de Saint-Cloud

World Cup 2010... All of the people talked about worldcup. I remembered when I was in Paris, my friends like the games very much. They wanted to buy some t-shirt Paris Saint Germain and some buy it for their collections. We went to Parc des Princes by car. The boutique of Paris Saint-Germain is in the Parc des Princes.

Parc des Princes is located at 24, rue du Commandant Guibaud, 16 th arrondissement. The Parc de Princes is situated just above the Périphérique next to the Bois de Boulogne. Inaugurated at June, 4 th, 1972, with the capacity 49000 seats. The first match was Marseille vs Bastia.

Station on Paris metro: Porte de Saint-Cloud

Jul 6, 2010

Visiting my friend who lived in passy neighborhood and having lunch in her apartment. She wanted to show me the Parc André Citroën. Parc André Citroën located in rue Balard and rue St Charles, 15 th arrondissement. From Station metro Javel André Citroën, we directly go down to that parc.

Admiring Paris with the 360o panorama, we were in the captif ballon or air ballon in the Parc André Citroën in 150 mt altitude. We could see La Tour Eiffel, Tour Montparnasse, Sacré-Coeur....so wonderful especially in this lovely summer.

Station on Paris metro: Javel, Lourmel