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Reinventing Paris:  Innovative Urban Plans Go Forward

Urban planners in the French capital don't spend all their time imagining how to refurbish old buildings. There's also new, innovated work on the drawing board, including 23 projects that have just been given the green light by the mayor of Paris.

Theater in Paris: Dom Juan, Les Misérables, Le Cid

Now that you’ve mastered exchanges with waiters, bar talk, conversation at dinner parties and viewing French movies without subtitles, are you ready to take the leap to French theater? Consider Corneille's Le Cid, Molière's Dom Juan and Hugo's Les Misérables at Vingtième Théâtre in Paris’s 20th arrondissement from January 14 to March 6, 2016.

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Reinventing Paris:  Innovative Urban Plans Go Forward

Urban planners in the French capital don't spend all their time imagining how to refurbish old buildings. There's also new, innovated work on the drawing board, including 23 projects that have just been given the green light by the mayor of Paris.

France

7,900 French Jews Reportedly Immigrated to Israel in 2015

The Paris office of the Jewish Agency for Israel, the organization mandated by the State of Israel to facilitate and encourage immigration from around the world, announced today that 7,900 French Jews immigrated to Israel in 2015. That represent a 10% increase over the record 2014 figure.

Upcoming Festivals and events

Feb. 3-7. La Folle Journée de Nantes.
A major winter classical music festival, this year exploring the theme of nature.

Feb. 5-15. Strasbourg Mon Amour
Strasbourg invites lovers of all ages to celebrate their love with culture, concerts, tête-à-tête dinners and other festivities. A video presentation https://youtu.be/AsznMyoiEws

Feb. 13-28. Carnival of Nice
Each year a different “king” sets the theme and tone for Carnival. This year he’s King of Media.

Feb. 13-March 2. Menton Lemon Festival
While Nice parties with its king, Menton squeezes its lemon, this year on the theme of Cinecittà.

March 22, 5:00-8:30pm. Springtime in Paris Wine Walk
France Revisited welcomes springtime to Paris with an easy-going wine bar tour. 85 euros per person or 150 euros for two. Limited to 7 participants. Contact us for details.

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Professional Travel Therapy for You, Your Friends and Your Loved Ones

The perfect Paris and France travel gift for your friends and loved ones suffering from Paris-envy, Francophilia and a frequent desire to travel to France: Travel therapy with Gary Lee Kraut, editor of France Revisited.

Lodging

Paris Hotels: 6 Secret Garden Bars

From a glamorous 4-star hotel to a hip budget hideaway by way of an elegant BnB, here are six Paris inns offering unexpected oases within city limits, notable whether you're lodging there or just looking for an open-air bar away from car fumes.

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Château-Thierry Reaffirms Its Bond with the United States

In the aftermath of the Great War of 1914-1918, American philanthropy and charitableness made its mark in Europe with initiatives to assist in the social, economic and structural reconstruction of devastated regions of northern and northeastern France. Château-Thierry, 55 miles east of Paris along the Marne River, benefited from the dedication of Reverend Julian Wadsworth and his wife, who created the House of French-American Friendship.

Made in France

A Whiff of Napoleon in Victory and in Defeat

June 18, 2015—Two hundred years ago today Napoleon I (Bonaparte) was defeated at Waterloo. For much of the world (except perhaps for the British) Waterloo speaks far more about the fall of Napoleon and of France’s ambitions in Europe under his leadership than it does of the victory of the forces allied against him and against France.

Impressions

Macabre Bicycle Cemetery Discovered in Paris

In a startling and macabre discovery, archeologists in Paris discovered this week what appears to be a mass bicycle graveyard on the site of a portion of Canal Saint Martin in the 10th arrondissement. The City of Paris gave France Revisited special access to photograph and report on the extraordinary find.