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Thomas Jefferson by the Solferino Footbridge near the Orsay Museum. Photo GLK

France Revisited Newsletter: The Inauguration Issue

Dear Friends and Fellow Travelers, January 19, 2017. We gather here today to recognize and affirm our place in the world. We gather not to walk lock-step towards a single destination, but to wherever our interests, whims and desires may lead us, without willful harm to others. Where are we? Let us consider:

Market Day in France: The Southeast, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

From the bulls in the Camargue to the olive trees of Provence, from the vineyards of the Rhone Valley to the lemon trees of Menton and from the fig trees of Solliès to the apple orchards of Haute Durance, the agriculture of southeast France (Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur) offers a variety of stunning landscapes and notable products to travelers in search of local and regional gastronomy.

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Gary Lee Kraut-France RevisitedFrance Revisited is an award-winning web magazine providing insights, information and impressions about life in Paris and travel throughout France. Editor Gary Lee Kraut and other travel, food, wine and culture connoisseurs offer the keys to experiencing and understanding the full array of pleasures and treasures of France.

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Paris & Surrounding

What are appellations, AOC, AOP?

Market Day in France: Geography, Appellations and Terroir

The association of food and drink with place is what most marks market-based gastronomy in France. In this series we provide travelers with lists of appellations, geographic indicators and other labels given to certain agricultural products in various regions of France. Before getting to the lists, we explain here the various terms and labels that you'll encounter in your seach for quality food and drink and for delicious insights into local and regional traditions.

Paris Is for Nerds

Rabbi Tom Cohen and Rabbi Pauline Bebe

A Couple of Rabbis in Paris

France

Market Day in France: The Southeast, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

From the bulls in the Camargue to the olive trees of Provence, from the vineyards of the Rhone Valley to the lemon trees of Menton and from the fig trees of Solliès to the apple orchards of Haute Durance, the agriculture of southeast France (Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur) offers a variety of stunning landscapes and notable products to travelers in search of local and regional gastronomy.

Upcoming Festivals and events

January 21-28, Paris Cocktail Week
Cocktails, wine or beer? As trendsetters, trendfollowers, barflies and entrepreneurs of all stripe to continue to flirt with the barscape in Paris, we raise a glass or two this week to cocktails. On Wednesday January 25 I DRINK PARIS is leading a 3-bar cocktail walk, 6-8:30PM. Send a message through I DRINK PARIS’s Facebook page if you’d like to join or for further information.

Until Jan. 29. Secret Wars
An exhibition about espionage, counter-espionage, subversive and clandestine activities and propaganda at the Army Museum at the Invalides, Paris.

Until Jan. 30. American Painting in the 1930s
Paintings from “the age of anxiety” at the Orangerie Museum, Paris.

Food & Drink

Market Day in France: The Southeast, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

From the bulls in the Camargue to the olive trees of Provence, from the vineyards of the Rhone Valley to the lemon trees of Menton and from the fig trees of Solliès to the apple orchards of Haute Durance, the agriculture of southeast France (Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur) offers a variety of stunning landscapes and notable products to travelers in search of local and regional gastronomy.

Lodging

Lobby of the Hotel Regina. The revolving door is in the far right. Photo David Grimbert.

Hotel Regina: Wine & Friends & Classic Paris Luxury

Refurbished in 2015 and a wine bar added in 2016, the 5-star Hotel Regina, across the street from the Louvre, has regained its place among the luxury hotels of Paris’s 1st arrondissement. Gary Lee Kraut nods to Joan of Arc then pushes through the revolving door for a visit and a glass of wine.

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Rabbi Tom Cohen and Rabbi Pauline Bebe

A Couple of Rabbis in Paris

On the morning of January 14, 2015, American Rabbi Tom Cohen and French Rabbi Pauline Bebe, a unique couple in Judaism in France and worldwide, awoke to news that soldiers had arrived outside their respective synagogues in Paris.

Made in France

Tools of the trade of Aubusson tapestries

Aubusson Tapestries: Weavers, Spinners, Dyers, Cartoonists and the Cité Internationale

The International Center of Aubusson Tapestry represents far more than a pat on the back to the history of tapestry-making in the Creuse region. It also reaffirms and encourages the continuity of know-how for the entire branch of tapestry-related activities in Aubusson, Felletin and elsewhere in Creuse.

Impressions

Thomas Jefferson by the Solferino Footbridge near the Orsay Museum. Photo GLK

France Revisited Newsletter: The Inauguration Issue

Dear Friends and Fellow Travelers, January 19, 2017. We gather here today to recognize and affirm our place in the world. We gather not to walk lock-step towards a single destination, but to wherever our interests, whims and desires may lead us, without willful harm to others. Where are we? Let us consider: