(Français) Musée Soulages, Rodez
(Français) Musée Soulages, Rodez
© RCR - Photothèque Rodez
(Français) Montagnes du Jura
(Français) Montagnes du Jura
© Katherine HIBBS
Hôtel
Hôtel " The Six "
Haarlem, cité du Siècle d'or
Haarlem, cité du Siècle d'or
Epernay: une balade en Champagne
Epernay: une balade en Champagne
© Katherine HIBBS
Vienne 1900
Vienne 1900
© Katherine HIBBS
Golfe du Morbihan
Golfe du Morbihan
Le château de Voltaire
Le château de Voltaire
©Alimokalboussi
1925-1935: une décennie bouleversante
1925-1935: une décennie bouleversante
© Maurice-Louis Branger
Rishikesh, Inde
Rishikesh, Inde
Jacques Mayol, l'homme dauphin
Jacques Mayol, l'homme dauphin
© Junji TAKASAGO
Glasgow
Glasgow
Polders de Zélande, Pays-Bas
Polders de Zélande, Pays-Bas
Grand Musée du Parfum - Paris
Grand Musée du Parfum - Paris
La Piscine de Roubaix
La Piscine de Roubaix
Bornéo
Bornéo
Indonésie

24
Jun,2019

Ange Leccia: Ravir la force mais toujours aimer

The abbey of Jumièges nestled in the peaceful meanders of the Seine river proposes until October 31 next a set of six visual art creations by Ange Leccia: To delight the force but always love. The moving images of this corsican artist evoke water and sky, acting as a metronome of time. Timeless and androgynous faces asleep or just dreamers, drift in filigree on a distant background of musical loops of the last 50 years …   Dealing with a persistent melancholy, that of an adolescence lost over a peaceful water …     Angel Leccia reminds us that the period of adolescence was called “depression” during Greek antiquity. “I always make the parallel between adolescence and the state of the artist, they are both hyper idealistic and even endian … if there was not this suffering there would not be such creativity!” .       Echoing the medieval past of the abbey of Jumièges and its  gorgeous open-air ruins, Ange Leccia refers to the myth of Enemies of Jumièges restored in Evariste-Vital Luminais’ painting.  The legend refers to king Clovis II,  away from his kingdom for a distant pilgrimage leaving his two sons behind him. Chasing their mother caused



18
Jun,2019

A stroll in Kavala

In this early summer, before the massive wave of tourists sweeps unbridled, why not  experience a stroll in Kavala located 175 kilometers from Thessaloniki in Greece? Kavala, which name is related to horses, was an important coaching inn on the road to Istanbul. Built amphitheatrically along the Aegean Sea with numerous beaches, the city is especially important, thanks to the history that created it and the sites and museums it owns.     Baptized successively Neapolis which led to gold reserves from Paggaio, in the Greek period of Philip the II, it was named Christopolis (the city of Christe) in 746 during the Byzantine era. Kavala, located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, was an important trading post in Roman times. In 42 BC, a decisive battle took place on the current archaeological site of Philippi marking the passage of the Republic to the Roman Empire. The fortifications and the castle still visible in the district of the old city of Panayia go back to the Byzantine, Venetian and Ottoman period. The acropolis was supplied for a long time in water thanks to the Roman aqueduct of Kamares, and later rebuilt by the Ottomans in the 14th century. It



13
Jun,2019

The Soulages Century ©

This year the city of Rodez celebrates with pride the Soulages Century © as well as the 5 years of existence of the Museum of the same name. Seven themes will be deployed in the city,  focusing on monumental, musical, gastronomic, museum and urban art. The cathedral of Rodez meanwhile, will be wrapped with light with the talent of the artist Miguel Chevalier from the first days of August. The Soulages Museum in Rodez In the early 2000’s, a vote was held for the construction of the museum, which opened in May 2014. The construction of the building was entrusted to the Catalan cabinet RCR arquitectes (Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta). The exteriors of the building deploy a belted corten steel façade, embellished with a rusty patina effect.         These tones of orange-brown remind us of the paper works with walnut husks of the secular artist. The vast architectural ensemble extends over more than 6000 square meters. Pierre Soulages, known for his outrageous canvases, his Chinese ink and his walnut  stains has also designed the drawings of the Foirail garden near the museum. The artist and his wife, Colette, will donate no less than 500



12
May,2019

             



1
May,2019

Projet Sweden@

It is in the frame of the Sweden@ project launched in 2013 by the Swedish Institute that the Parisian public will be able to discover the beautiful Insight photographic exhibition in its gardens until June 9th.Sweden@ has established a strong link between different participating countries and Sweden, thus fostering creative co-creation and networking relationships across borders. Every year new countries join this “cultural caravan”, extending this initiative, particularly with the prospect of the Africa 2020 season. This event will bring together 54 states on the African continent in Paris. Up to now Zambia, South Africa, Rwanda, Kenya, Colombia and Mexico are Sweden@’s main partners.   The public will be able to wander through the gardens of the Swedish Institute to discover the artistic work of 6 visual storytellers (2 women and 4 men), real creators in movement, sharing their vision of Africa today and tomorrow. About the artists of the exhibition Insight Earl Abrahams, from South Africa, explores the themes of identity and different forms of segregation and to his eyes photography as well as video, are means of expression giving a voice to the oppressed. He chose to exhibit a black and white series on the contortions of a



10
Apr,2019

Maison Blanche

The Maison Blanche restaurant, located at 15 Avenue Montaigne is a very confidential address. This unusual place, conceived by Imaad Ramouni, stands above the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, offering a dizzying view of the most emblematic monuments of the Parisian capital. At the arrival of spring, this sleek decor sees its brightness increased tenfold. Thanks to the huge glass windows that enclose it, opening on to two terraces. Directed since 2002 by Bruno Franck, a graduate of the Lausanne Hotel School, the Maison Blanche restaurant has seen prestigious guests: “I remember unique moments like this evening when Sharon Stone stood behind the bar and played the barmaid for her friends! … “. Whether for a business lunch or a romantic dinner, the Chef Fabrice Giraud will amaze your taste buds with a menu that is constantly evolving with fresh seasonal products. His childhood memories in the south of France have undoubtedly inspired his culinary talent. His favorite dish is a recipe from northern Vaucluse made from eggplants and tomatoes that his grandmother Angèle prepared for him! Beyond the dishes, we will appreciate the refinement of their graphic presentation.       The lunch formula option consists of a starter with a



24
Mar,2019

Ski de printemps dans l’Ain

Why not spend a weekend dedicated to spring skiing in the Ain region in the middle of the Jura Mountains? You will have to climb to the highest peaks of course to find the last snows while enjoying a nice stay not far from our Swiss friends! The Ain region is one of the three districts forming the Jura mountains with the Doubs and the Jura. The department has the highest summits of the massif with the Crêt de la neige (1720m) and the Reculet (1717 m). Whether you are cross-country skiers, alpine skiers or snowshoe enthusiasts, there’s always something to do for everyone! A breathtaking view on the Mont Blanc, Lake Geneva and the Jura mountains (labeled in the 2000s’) will be the icing on the cake of photographers. Ask for the program, the Ain will offer you an anthology of courses for all tastes! A night trip to the monks shelter “The Chalet des Chalets” From the 12th century, the monks were at the origin of clearing within the Valley of the Valserine. They were at the initiative of the alpine pasture system and the famous cheese making in the Jura mountains . Our night snowshoeing lasted about



13
Feb,2019

Hôtel Le Six

      Nestled in a quiet street behind the Boulevard du Montparnasse, Hotel Le Six is worth a visit … The Montparnasse of the 20s where Ernest Hemingway found his marks between the Coupole and the bar Falstaff is located nearby. The clientele of the Six, classified in category 4 stars,  gathers 80% of Americans willing to discover the “Paris is a party” of the writer. The establishment is part of the Maisons de Georges collection which also includes the Gaston and Observatoire hotels. The Bonneau family, of Brittany origin, owns it. The decor here is that of a family house revisited with taste and refinement by the interior decorator and architect Stéphane Renaud from the Mouvement carré agency.       The bias was that of greening  depicted in  Spirit jungle styled wallpapers in the common areas. In 41 rooms spread over 6 floors, the walls are embellished with fabrics of the same spirit signed Pierre Frey and Christian Lacroix.         The hotel offers 3 suites of 35 square meters each with a small personalized living room in a space composed of exposed beams with a nice view on the roofs of Paris.   A Six



11
Feb,2019

Nos Ancêtres les Gaulois

 The restaurant Nos Ancêtres les Gaulois located 39 rue St. Louis  en l’île   celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this month  in a setting alternating between hunting trophies, unusual objects and barrels of wine. In the 17th century at the same location was a forge with exposed beams and stone walls. For 50 years already, this authentic Parisian institution regales the most ferocious appetites in a friendly and joyful atmosphere with a unique “all inclusive” formula. You can taste at will a delicious buffet, meat grilled over a wood fire (rib steak, leg of lamb, wild boar sausage, chicken label red chicken, duck confit), cheese platters to share, seasonal fruits and various desserts. We will appreciate the wine served at discretion in huge barrels!     The team of this authentic place is waiting for you, wearing a Gallic cap with the famous horns (beef). After making the necessary connection with the famous national hero Asterix, it reminded me of the costume of Herero and Namas in Namibia. The latter are herders of cattle herds. They defended their good lands against the German Lords who wanted to remove them at the beginning of the XXth century. Their descendants have kept the wearing



10
Feb,2019

London & Partners à Paris

A memorable evening on the theme of London took place in the residence of the Ambassador of England in Paris to promote London & Partners, the official convention office and promotion agency of the capital  across the Channel.This workshop organized masterfully by Axium Marketing Agency has allowed us to discover prestigious London brands and hotels such as The May Fair, where London Fashion Week takes place every year, generating more than 100 million pounds of orders. Barbara Jamison-Woods of the London Convention Bureau was there to inform the various event organizers of London’s extraordinary potential.  Should you dream of having a dinner or a reception at Kensington Palace or a cocktail party in the Tower of London for your clients? This project will become a reality with the help of the London Convention Bureau and its multiple partners!  Many thanks to Axium Marketing and Corinne Both, organizer of this great event!