France

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



29
Dec,2018

(Français) Une Saint-Sylvestre en Seine-Maritime

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20
Dec,2018

(Français) Culture et gastronomie du Gers

Aufildeslieux remains faithful to the authentic regions of France, especially to the Gers culture and gastronomy. For the end of the year, why not organize a stroll through slow tourism between exhibitions, catering to its short circuit producers, wineries and heritage places? The Gers region echoes in images with its generous nature and its disconcerting landscapes. It vibrates in winter and summer between music, circus and innovative forms in the field of cooperation between local artisans. Like a friendship that is woven over time, Occitanie does not stop challenging our epicurean desires.While the winter frosts nestle in the small villages of Simorre or Lombez, we can still hear the fanfares of the 31st Festival Circa move away until next autumn …. The Fall of the Angels, a choreographed show by Raphaëlle Boitel The history of the Circa Festival in Auch started in the mid-70s with the Pop Circus in the attic of an oratory, not far from the banks of the Gers river, thanks to the abbot of Lavenère-Lussan. The initiative of this school served to empower young people by giving them the sense of group work. In the 90s it was decided to create a circus show of current



26
Nov,2018

The White Paradise of the Jura Mountains ..

There are places far from the maddening crowd to experience a real return to nature. Here you will encounter cozy lodgings with discreet charm melt into the white paradise of the Jura mountains … In a perimeter beyond time, one will be lost willingly in the snow-covered meanders of 310 kilometers of Alpine ski slopes or even more than 2500 km of “gliding” in the middle of the spruce forests. The Jura Mountains, atypical, extend over three departments as well as the regions of Burgundy-Franche -Comté and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes. Country of the famous vin jaune and Comté,  here, know-how is a guarantee of authenticity that we will take the time to savor. The Great Crossings of the Jura will offer you, summer and winter, the pleasures of hiking through the Pays de Montbéliard down to the Bugey located in the Ain region. Six routes are offered with cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter or mountain biking. Cross-country skiers can go from mid-December to mid-March from Villers-Le-Lac in the Doubs region and join Giron in the Ain district. Count 20 to 40 Km per day to cover this stage of 185 Km in total. Snowshoe enthusiasts, meanwhile, will also travel



23
Oct,2018

(Français) Dorothea Lange – Politiques du visible

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20
Oct,2018

(Français) Journées des plantes de Chantilly

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9
Oct,2018

(Français) Les secrets de Muriel

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