24 June 2019

Hats are always a good idea

With soaring temperatures expected all week it's time to grab a hat.


"Paris pools will host night swimming, large parks will stay open all hours and special 'cool rooms' will be set up in town hall buildings as French authorities fear for residents’ health during the anticipated European heatwave.
The French capital still carries the trauma of the 2003 heatwave, which caused many thousands of deaths in France and so many deaths in the Paris area that morgues ran out of space.
Elderly people and those living alone without contact with neighbours are a particular concern as the city increases emergency planning...."

21 June 2019

Music en fête

Today is the 37th Fête de la Musique when Paris turns into a giant street party heralding in the first day of summer.

Above: dinner and jazz at La Chope des Puces

122 rue des Rosiers 93400 Saint-Ouen
Tel: 01 40 11 28 80

jazz manouche Sundays from 2 p.m.-7 p.m.

- Call for scheduled dinner/jazz evenings -

20 June 2019

Face off

Exhibition of modern art and pop culture #4

Ends August 2, 2019

Halle Saint Pierre
- bookstore / coffee shop / museum -
2 rue Ronsard 75018

Photos from champagne press opening in July newsletter

19 June 2019

Déjeuner sur l'herbe

June means food, music, art and, as usual, Paris goes all out.

Above: streets at the foot of Montmartre covered in grass and transformed into giant picnic spaces complete with lounge chairs, live music and barbecues til midnight

Below: quick tapas & beer stop


2019 Fête de la Musique

Friday June 21st

"On this day, amateur musicians will invade the capital’s streets and bars to properly celebrate the 38th edition of Make Music Day aka Fête de la Musique"


17 June 2019

All in one night


Flash downpour then clear skies: dinner at Restaurant 58 inside the Eiffel Tower.

Chef de cuisine: Thierry Marx

Below: gliding on the river under a full moon when the Eiffel Tower lit up