jeudi 13 décembre 2007

White Xmas in Versigny
Saturday Decembre 15th, 2007

The Versigny domain in Oise, was famous so far for its "days of the plants", For the first time the domain organises a white chrismas party with a sound and lightshow designed and staged by François Melchiori, one of the " Versailles's Grandes eaux" designers.

White Xmas in Versigny
Saturday Decembre 15th, 2007

Château de Versigny
Take the A1 Exit Senlis follow Ermenonville- Nanteuil-Le-Haudoin. About 45 mn from the porte de la Chapelle
Tel. : 03 44 88 62 23
Show starting at 06:30pm Open from 05pm.
Entrance fee: 10 eur & 6 eur . Free - de 5 year old.


15 & 16 décembre
Your week-end's flea markets and bric-a-brac at a glance

MÉNILMONTANT (75020), place Maurice-Chevalier, 50 exhibitors. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, from 09am to 09pm, Free access. Tel. : 01 40 33 50 30.

TORCY (77), parc de loisirs, 250 exhibitors. Saturday, from 05:30 am to 07pm, Free access. Tel. : 01 57 42 90 66.

GRISY-SUISNES (77), salle polyvalente, 60 exhibitors. Saturday & Sunday, from 09am to 06pm, access 1.50 eur. Tel. : 03 86 96 29 07.

ASNIÈRES (92), espace Concorde, 27, rue de la Concorde, 30 exhibitors. Saturday & Sunday, from 09:30am to 07pm, Free access. Tel. : 06 11 21 11 20.

MONTPARNASSE (75014), boulevard Edgar-Quinet, 120 exhibitors. Sunday, from 07am to 06pm, Free access. Tel. : 01 43 24 53 65.

BAULNE (91), parking Aldi, 400 exhibitors. Sunday, from 06am to 06pm, Free access. Tel. : 06 11 05 62 32.

SAINT-GERMAIN-LÈS-ARPAJON (91), chemin des 50 Arpents, 350 exhibitors. Sunday, from 05am to 06pm, Free access. Tel. : 08 91 70 01 31.

mercredi 5 décembre 2007

Belles Montres (Beautifull watches)
Le Salon de l’horlogerie de prestige at the Louvre's Carrousel

Watch aficionados will be in heaven this weekend. Forty exhibitors from all major brands, will be waiting for them at the Salon de l’horlogerie de prestige. Once there, you will not be able to buy anything but a limousine service is scheduled to take potential buyers to outlets nearby. Many animations are also planned, such as the ability to have your antique watches and collectibles expertised by a specialist from Christie's Geneva.

A selection of prestigious brands, including A. Lange & Söhne, Bedat, Bertolucci, Blancpain, Boucheron, B.R.M., Bulgari, Cabestan, Cartier, Chanel, Chaumet, Concord, Cyclos, Daniel Roth, De Bethune, Delaloye, Duc Oger, Philippe Dufour, Gérald Genta, Glashütte, Greubel Forsey, Vianney Halter, Hautelence, Hublot, Hysek, F.P. Journe, Leon Hatot, Mc Gonigle, Maurice Lacroix, Milus, Montblanc, Parmigiani, Perrelet, Piaget, Richard Mille, Romain Gauthier, Jerome Romain, Alain Silberstein, Ulysse Nardin, Urwerk, Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef & Arpels will present their innovations and their best pieces. À la bonne heure !

Belles Montres (Beautifull watches) - Le Salon de l’horlogerie de prestige
From December 7 to 9th, 2007

Carrousel du Louvre
75001 Paris

From 10am to 07pm
Entrance fee : 10 €

Metro : line 1 et 7, Palais Royal-Musée de Louvre station
direct Access from station to the Carrousel du Louvre
Open from 08:30am to 08pm

Bus : lines 21- 27- 39- 81- 95,
Palais Royal station


Epicurean's Garden of Eden !
The Savour Show of Gourmet Pleasures at the Espace Champerret

Rêves Dreams of novel or authentic flavors ... Envies of shared delicacies with friends ... Quest for healthy products, developed in the best tradition ... Desire to share the secrets of great chefs ... Wishes to renew your kitchen accessories ... From December 07 to 10th, the most incredible gourmet french selection settle at The Savour Show of Gourmet Pleasures. What a delight for the taste buds of all discerning gourmet !

Salon Saveurs des Plaisirs Gourmands (The Savour Show of Gourmet Pleasures)
From 07/12/2007 to 10/12/2007

Espace Champerret
Place de la Porte Champerret
75017 Paris

Metro : line 3, 2 stations : Porte de Champerret & Louise Michel
RER : line C Station Péreire
Bus : 7 lines : N°84-92-93-163-164-165 et PC, Station Porte de Champerret


Les féeries d’Auteuil
until December 24th, at the Auteuil Foundation

The féeries d'Auteuil are in full swing, scattered in the 2 ha park of the Fondation d'Auteuil. There is, of course, a Christmas market, consisting of about fifty chalets of traders and artisans from across France. But also an exhibition of chrismas cribs (the wonderful crib and 5 scenes of the Nativity with the Fouque House's Santons, a hundred santons and chrismas cribs designed by youngsters (8-20 years) from the Auteuil Foundation), a space for children (ride, pony, workshops…) and a program of concerts and conferences on Saturdays and Sundays. In the afternoon, the Foundation brasserie turns into tearoom.

Les féeries d’Auteuil
jusqu’au 24 décembre

Fondation d’Auteuil
40, rue Jean-de-la-Fontaine
75016 Paris
Every day from 11am to 07pm
Free entrance
Tel. : 01 44 14 75 75


ARTCURIAL - Luxury, Sport & Collectibles
December 10th at the Paris Palais of congress

They are vintage or more recent but they marked their time to a point that sometimes they have become cult objects. From the Renault 8 Gordini to the Renault 5 Alpine Turbo, the Fiat 500 to the Citroen DS 19 cabriolet, about fifty so-called collection vehicles are offered for sale on Monday at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, where they are exposed throughout the weekend.

A notable item in the "over the top" category, a Roll's Royce Silver Dawn 1954 estimated between 36000 and 40000€ with its 6-cylinder engine and, icing on the cake, the original kettle, mounted on a marqueted shelf equipped with his magnetic cup !

Action "Luxe, Sport et Collection (Luxury, Sport & Collectibles)"

Monday 10 december 2007, 08pm
50 collection, prestige and competition vehicles.
Public Display: Saturday 8, Sunday 9 and Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, from 11am to 06pm

Palais des congrès
Amphithéâtre bleu
2, place de la Porte Maillot
75017 Paris
tel : 33 (0)1 40 68 22 22


vendredi 23 novembre 2007

Kara, Days of the creative jewellers
at the Bourse de Commerce until November 26th, 2007

Trailblazing French and international jewellers will be meeting the public at the 6th edition of Kara, the international jewellery fair of designers. Kara has been a springboard for new ideas, shapes and creative adventures since its inception. It has highlighted new directions, figurative themes, colours and stones in fashion, prompted enthusiasm for precious materials such as rose gold, opal, Tahitian pearls, bangles and jewellery for men…elements featured at the exhibition that influence the following seasons.

Its overriding goal is to promote budding talent and to put bold designers in touch with the people who can discern that authentic and creative touch, and who see what they wear as a statement about what makes them unique.

The next edition of Kara will take place from 23 to 26 November 2007 at the Bourse de Commerce – an amazing venue in more ways than one – and provide a unique opportunity to talk to designers spanning a plethora of creative styles to find out more about their handpicked pieces.
Kara, the international jewellery fair of designers has built a bridge between freshly unleashed, exquisitely unconventional talent and a discerning public – and provided a garden for this renewal to blossom.

KARA, Days of the creative jewellers
23 to 26 November 2007

Bourse de Commerce
40-42 rue du Louvre
75001 Paris

Friday 23 November, 11 am to 8 pm
Saturday 24 November, 11 am to 7 pm
Sunday 25 November, 11 am to 7 pm
Monday 26 November, 11 am to 6 pm

Getting there: Metropolitan: Line 1 to Louvre Rivoli
Bus lines: 67, 74 or 85 - Parking: Croix des Petits-Champs


mardi 20 novembre 2007

Tasting is spitting!
Le Salon des Vins de Vignerons Indépendants a good adress from Pascale C.

Le Salon des Vins de Vignerons Independents will open from Thursday 22 to Monday, November 26, 2007 at La Porte de Versailles in Paris

For the fine connoisseur: taste and purchase wine directly from producers. The opportunity to talk with professionals who love their work.

For the others: a good opportunity to enjoy free drinks!

Tips from the regulars:
- Carry along a folding trolley : you often take immediately what you are buying
- Eat a little earlier on if you want to keep the pace.
- Avoid going there on Sunday: It's way too crowdy…
- When buying, be sure to be registered by the winemaker who will send you an invitation for next year show.

However, if you ever forgot the trolley or the snacks you find:

- Stands selling trolleys at all exits
- Food stands(foie gras and co…), which fill accomodate either small or large appetites. A glass is available at the gate of the salon.
- Stands selling local products and wine

Cheers, Pascale
Bon weekend!

Le Salon des Vins de Vignerons Indépendants
Paris : Porte de Versailles du 22/11/2007 au 26/11/2007
Dates/horaires :
22-23-24-25 november : 10am-08pm
26 november : 10am-06pm

Full fare : 6 euros
Free: Children under 15.


samedi 3 novembre 2007

November 03rd & 04th
Your week-end's antiques and bric-a-brac at a glance

Place Maubert - 75005 Paris
Sunday, November 04th
70 exhibitors, 7:00am to 7:00pm, Free admission, Informations: 01 45 89 32 07.

Champigny-sur-Marne Val-de-Marne - 94 (Hog's fair)
Saturday, November 03rd & Sunday, November 04th
200 to 300 exhibitors, 7:30am to 8:30pm, Free admission, RER A "champigny", After the champigny sur marne bridge, on the place LENINE marketplace and on la Marne river bank.

Draveil Essonne - 91 "Broc à Draveil"
Sunday, November 04th
150 exhibitors, 6:00am to 6:00pm, Free admission
Informations : EVEN PLUS 01 69 83 90 76 // 06 84 84 50 76

Gif-sur-Yvette Essonne - 91 (BROCANTE VIDE GRENIER)
Sunday, November 04th
300 exhibitors, 6:00am to 6:00pm, Free admission, Informations: LES DEUX GRENIERS 0611056232, INTERMARCHE PARKING "CENTRE COMMERCIAL COURCELLE"

Gretz-Armainvilliers Seine-et-Marne - 77 ( Vide greniers, Brocante)
Sunday, November 04th
100 exhibitors, 7:00am to 6:00pm, Free admission, Informations : LA FRITE 06 32 61 12 22, by road Nationale 04 DIRECTION NANCY

Meudon Hauts-de-Seine - 92 (Brocante vide-greniers de Meudon (92360))
Sunday, November 04th
200+ exhibitors (privates & pros), All day (06h00/18h00), Free admission, RER C : Meudon Val Fleury, SNCF station (Montparnasse station departure) : Meudon, Bus (zone 3) : 169 - 289

Sartrouville Yvelines - 78 (Toy fair)
Saturday, November 03rd morning
Free admission, will take place at the Union market.

Seine-Port Seine-et-Marne - 77 (Flea market, Bric-a-brac)
Sunday, November 04th
300 exhibitors, Only professionals can display, 7:00am to 7:00pm, Free admission, Informations: Mairie de seine mob. 01 60 63 51 50 , on the Tilleul square (main square) in the middle of trees, very nice set up!!!

vendredi 26 octobre 2007

The Bastille's Big Contemporary Art Market
Octobre 30th - November 4th, 2007

Opening on Tuesday, October 30th from 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Since 1994 this art show is a delight to art enthusiast with its eclectism and its coloufull stands.
Everything strats with the magic of the place itself... the Bastille harbour, the boats, the pool, the footbridge, the gardens, everything contribute to a very special place indeed. Listen to visitors and exhibitors: "it's "à la Bastille and nowhere else!"
The "First exhibition" zone is getting bigger. Due to last year's success, artists taking advantage of this great opportunity are coming back in numbers and want to meet again the 30.000 visitors they met for the first time last year and become full exhibitors.

The Bastille's Big Contemporary Art Market
PRIX: 7€
HORAIRES: de 11 à 20 heures tous les jours
NOCTURNE: le vendredi 2 novembre jusqu'à 22 heures

Métro Bastille : lignes 1, 5 et 8 ou Quai de la Rapée
Bus : lignes 20,29,65, 87 et 91
Parking : Opéra Bastille (not free) - Sogéparc, Boulevard de la Bastille (not free)


les vieux papiers (the old papers)
Espace Champerret from October 26th to November 4th

We familiarly call it " the old papers", but this year's edition of the 62nd "Salon du livre, papiers anciens et produits régionnaux" is nothing else than THE yearly ritual for collectors where to find the rare books or ancient parchment they're craving for...
About 200 exhibitors ( gathered around the very same paper fever) coming from all parts of France, are offering all sorts of stuff from what has been writen, printed, drawn, painted or even carved from the earliest times to the present day: ancient books, press and old postcards, manuscripts, prints, stamps, posters (advertisings or politics), chromos, Stock bonds, pictures, you name it... not to mention the "funny" and "odds" advertising objects. This year's main theme is the Eiffel tower.

Salon du Livre et papiers anciens
espace Champerret
75017 Paris
from October 26th to November 4th
11:00am to 07:00pm
Entrance: 7€
Contact: 01 56 53 93 93

Metro "Porte de Champerret" : line 3
Bus : lines 92, 93, 163, 164, 84


October 27 & 28th
Bric-a-brac of the week-end at a glance

STADE CHARLÉTY (75013 Paris), under the arch, 100 exhibitors. Saturday & Sunday, from 9:00am to 7:00pm, free entrance. Tel. : 02 37 24 51 60.

CORBEIL-ESSONNES (91), in the center, 250 exposants. Saturday, from 6:00am to 6:00pm, free entrance. Tel. : 06 32 09 13 74.

RAMBOUILLET (78), at the hippodrome, 350 exhibitors. Sunday, de 5 h à 19 h, free entrance. Tel. : 06 61 82 95 52.

MONTGERON (91), railway station parking, 300 exhibitors. Sunday, from 5:00am to 6:00pm, free entrance. Tel. : 06 84 84 50 76.

VILLEBON-SUR-YVETTE (91), Villebon 2 parking, 350 exhibitors. Sunday, from 5:30am to 6:00pm, free entrance. Tel. : 08 91 70 01 31


vendredi 19 octobre 2007

October 20 & 21, 2007
Bric-a-brac of the week-end @ a glimpse

CHANTILLY (60), Le Bois-Saint-Denis, 150 exhibitors. Sunday, from 7 h to 18 h, Free entrance. Tel. : 06 74 86 47 90

LIEUSAINT (77), boulevard Schoelcher, 350 exhibitors. Sunday, from 6 h to 18 h, Free entrance. Tel. : 01 69 83 90 76

SAINT-RÉMY-LÈS-CHEVREUSE (78), 52, rue des Chênes, plateau de Beauplan, 350 exhibitors. Sunday, from 8 h to 19 h, Free entrance. Tel. : 01 30 47 93 22

BRIÈRES-LES-SCELLÉS (91), parc de la Faisanderie, 450 exhibitors. Sunday, from 6 h to 18 h, Free entrance. Tel. : 06 11 05 62 32

LIMEIL-BRÉVANNES (94), centre-ville, 600 exhibitors. Sunday, from 4 h 30 to 20 h, Free entrance. Tel. : 01 45 10 76 41

VILLIERS-LE-BEL (95), au coeur du village, 250 exhibitors. Sunday, from 6 h to 20 h, Free entrance. Tel. : 01 34 38 28 54

TORCY (77), parc de Loisirs, 250 exhibitors. Saturday, from 5 h 30 to 19 h, Free entrance. Tel. : 06 61 82 95 52

RUNGIS (94), Weapon collectibles market, space Jean-Monnet, 200 exhibitors. Sunday, from 9 h to 16 h, entrance fee 5,50 €, free for - 14 yeo. Tel. : 06 15 04 85 15