SOME OTHER PARIS – A totally different look at the City of Lights (Streaming on YouTube)

An unconventional look at current life in the City of Light, Some Other Parisexamines everything from the Yellow Vest protests to the Parisian art scene through the eyes of expats, immigrants and French citizens. The documentary takes viewers far beyond the Eiffel Tower, past the fancy fashion houses and the haute cuisine. It is an immersive journey through the Paris of artists and intellectuals; inhabitants of a densely populated, expensive city, dodging around the cost of living, tightly packed public transportation, pollution and dog poop on the sidewalk.Directed by James H. Jewell III and executive produced by Kara Jewell, thisdocumentary film features twenty interviews with artists, musicians, poets,novelists, playwrights, radio personalities, a journalist, a real estate broker, a gamer, a charity worker, a costume designer/refugee worker, a sign language tour guide, and a rabbi. Residing in Paris is perhaps the only common denominator this diverse cast of c…

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BBI Boulogne-Billancourt Information talks about Bill & Rosa’s Book Room

BBI Boulogne-Billancourt Information - it's a pretty dull title for a magazine, but a really nice municipal publication just like Boulogne-billancourt is a really nice town. We read it every month to see what is going on in sports, culture, politics, business and best of all the history pages of our city. Julie Fagard, the journalist who interviewed us, clearly enjoys her job. She was lovely, interested and asked some great questions. She very much liked the concept we have put forth. The Book Room is rather unique in Boulogne as there are no English book shops and no used book shops in this town of nearly 110,000. The article has already brought in a dozen customers on the first day we were open after publication! I looks like we've hit a chord. We're happy to give back to Boulogne-Billancourt, the second largest city in Ile de France after Paris (and 30th largest in France), as it is a great place where people are friendly and smiling. There's great shopping on the vibra…

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Hôtel Marignan – a new “all inclusive” package for families

From stay-at-home to vacation without missing a beat

Hôtel Marignan, a Parisian family-owned hotel, proposes a new “all inclusive” package for families looking for good value on a trip to Paris

To encourage tourism in Paris after months of confinement, and to make it possible for families to visit Paris in the best conditions, the Parisian family-owned hotel, Hôtel Marignan, offers a new all-inclusive package for clients who would like to visit Paris economically. The hotel offers rooms for from 4 to 5 people with private shower and toilette for 135€ for four guests and 145€ for five guests, including breakfast and all of the hotel’s services. All clients have free use of an equipped kitchen, a washing machine, a clothes dryer, equipment for babies and young children…And, the hotel accepts ANCV vacation coupons.

Reservations: reserv@hotel-marignan.com / +33 1 43 54 63 81

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Win a set of bed linen from La Chambre Paris – Giveaway!

Ian and his wife Alison launched La Chambre Paris in September 2019. They found buying high quality bed linen in France expensive (brands can be sold for up to 10x cost). They were also frustrated by the traditional model of buying in a big store plus returns only being available if it is in the original packaging was not consumer friendly. They firmly believe that brands should stand behind the quality of their products and offer people the chance to really test and try the bedding which is why you have 90 days to sleep, wash and fall in love with their bedding!

So they decided to create La Chambre Paris and found a factory that shared their values of exceptional quality, eco-responsibility and transparency. They developed a curated range of French washed linen, sateen and percale and brought in little details such as duvet ties and by cutting out all the middlemen they can sell to you at an affordable price. 

Now is the perfect time to refresh your b…

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Laughter in France

Laughter is the best medicine. Reflections on laughter in France, the land of La Vache qui rit!

Première-affiche-par-B.Rabier,-1924,-Maison-de-la-Vache-qui-Rit.-©-MVQR The city of Bordeaux seems to be the center of laughter in France

One might say Bordeaux likes to laugh more than elsewhere in France. The city is host to the Festival Les Fous Rires de Bordeaux 14-21 March 2020 http://lesfousriresdebordeaux.fr/ and just concluded the exhibition "Rire!" at their science and nature Muséum. But Bordeaux doesn't own the market there are many other spots are also holding festivals in 2020, for some funny reason most are in March!

Festival d'Humour de Paris 14-24 March https://festivaldhumourdeparis.com/ Le Printemps du Rire in Toulouse 6 March - 5 April https://leprintempsdurire.com/ 36ème Festival Mont-Blanc d'Humour 23-26 March https://www.saintgervais.com/fete-et-manifestation/36eme-festival-mont-blanc-dhumour-saint-gervais-les-bains Les Vendanges …
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The Sky’s the limit (Plus haut que le ciel)

The Eiffel Tower's story in a play! Photo: (c) Bernard Richebé

Paris, 1884. Gustave Eiffel is bored. He may be one of the greatest engineers of his time, but his creative impulses are running out of steam. The up and coming and brilliant Adolphe Salles joins the company. Mr. Salles has a simple plan for the Eiffel company: less risk-taking and more profitability. He therefore refuses the delusional and costly project brought to him by Nouguier and Koechlin, two passionate engineers who want to build the tallest monument in the world. But Claire Eiffel, one of Eiffel's five children, dreams of seeing her father take on new great architectural adventures. She believes this strange looking tower, this so-called “idea of ​​the century”, is precisely the opportunity to re-prove his skills and in the process get out of a planned marriage to Salles. But this extraordinary tower has its own will! The site quickly becomes an uncontrollable whirlwind of confrontations, p…

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ISG INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL

Created in 1967, ISG INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL has continuously nurtured the uniqueness and success of its graduates. ISG International Business School belongs to IONIS Education Group, founded in 1980, the leading group in private, higher education in France. The 25 schools and entities of the group bring together nearly 28.500 students in the fields of business, digital marketing, communication, management, finance, information technology, digital applications, aerospace, energy, transport, biotechnology and innovation.

If you’re looking for a program totally taught in English, come and join the ISG’s State approved Bachelor in International Management and take a State approved BBA with our partner Middlesex University (London, UK), in just 3 years, right in the heart of Paris.

This three-year course targets students looking for both an academic and professional, highly-international management program dispensed in the Anglo-American style, pr…

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The Ile de France, elegant ocean liner

The exhibition “L’Art déco, un art de vivre à la Française : the ocean liner Ile de France” looks back on the story of this elegant ship, born during the Roaring Twenties which was a Franco-American link making the crossing from Le Havre to New York. The ship was the symbol of an unrivaled French art de vivre, the epitome of French elegance and the exhibition shows us the history of a society and of the art of travel. Models, photos, paintings, advertising posters, Ruhlmann armchairs, Christofle silverware, Haviland porcelain, vintage menus (including the children's and dog's menus that will make you smile), matches and ashtrays and a vintage publicity film are all presented. A fascinating view of a world of luxury. This was not the biggest or the fastest ship, but it had the longest life of all ships in the French fleet (1927-1961) and exuded the French Touch as seen on the brochure from 1949.

"What is the French Touch? Is it the breakfast you have serv…

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The International Players presents “Season’s Greetings”

The International Players return to Le Quai 3 in Le Pecq this January with the black comedy Season’s Greetings, a classic from the celebrated English playwright Alan Ayckbourn.

Reservations: www.internationalplayers.org or 07 81 02 78 14

The action takes place in 1978, in a leafy English suburb, at the home of Belinda and Neville Bunker, a middle-class couple who have invited family members and a young couple to spend Christmas with them. Belinda has done her utmost to make the festivities a success, but the Christmas magic doesn't always work when the guests don't all get on with each other and find themselves in a confined space for three days.

Belinda's sister has also invited Clive Morris, a charismatic young writer and his arrival upsets what is already a very delicately-balanced atmosphere. As the spirit of Christmas takes more and more turns for the worse, tensions mount – as does the comedy. There is a painfully chaotic and s…

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