Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Belle Epoque Revisited at Le Petit Palais

PARIS 1900, SHOWCASE OF THE WORLD : At the Petit Palais
You can re-live the splendours of the capital as it was for the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle when, to celebrate the arrival of the 20th century, 51 plus million tourists came to Paris. Works from the Belle Epoque have been brought from the Petit Palais collections in reserve and added to the permanent collection, a treasure trove of fantasy. If you love Paris and love the Belle Epoque, don’t miss this show.  And best of all, the Petit Palais is a City of Paris museum and free!
Until 17 August 2014
Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm  Thursdays until 8pm

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Have A Ball at the Paris Firemen's Balls

Only in Paris.  The traditional "Bal des Pompiers" that takes place every year on Bastille Day in the Marais will be happening on July 13th and 14th.  This annual revel consists of two nights of excitement, fun, dancing, drinking, meeting and mingling.  For the third consecutive year, Paris' oldest fire station in the Marais, converted into the biggest Parisian dance floor, will host a unique celebration.
An estimated 10 000 people will walk through the firehouse gates during both nights, among which an exciting mix of men in uniforms from the military and the Paris fire department, Marais residents, plus visitors from around the World.   All are welcome to take part in the festivities of this major national holiday. Top DJs will provide music, from classic disco tunes to current dance music, in an  atmosphere enhanced by freely flowing Champagne.
Have a ball!