14 juillet 2007

14 Juillet 2007 - Bastille Day

14 Juillet 2007 Chorale : L'hymne à la JoieVidéo envoyée par kilianvivien L'hymne à la joie chanté devant Nicolas Sarkozy le 14 Juillet 2007, célébration de l'engagement européen. Hymne à la joie (Hymne Européen) was written by  Schiller, Fr: J.Folliet & Musique by Ludwig Van Beethoven
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01 juin 2007

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower Eiffel Tower -  the symbol of Paris is one of the most famous landmarks in the world. It  was built for an Universal Exhibition in 1889 commemorating the centenary of the French Revolution.This 320 meters high tower is the masterpiece of Gustave Eiffel. It's construction began in 1887 and was inaugurated on March 31st 1889. Of the 700 proposals submitted in a design competition, Gustave Eiffel's tower was unanimously chosen. At  that time many French artists and intellectuals criticised... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2007

"Salon du livre"- Paris Book Fair

Paris Book Fair India was the guest of honour at the Paris Book Fair 2007. In this occasion, French invited Indian authors &  publishers. Some of them were Vikram Seth, Shashi Tharoor, M. T Vasudevan Nair, Gita Hariharan, Shashi Deshpande, Kalpana Swaminathan, Pavan K. Varma, Ravi Shankar Etteth, Sudhir Kakar, Sarnath Banergee, Vaiju Naravane- Journalist & Publisher of "The Hindu". Some Indian books were translated into French language.
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12 mars 2007

Agriculture Fair in Paris.

Salon Internationale de L'Agriculture Every year , in the first week of March Paris hosts an International Agriculture Fair . This enables the Parisienne kids to admire the livestock of their country. Kids can feed & milk animals. Above all they can taste the agricultural products.
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23 décembre 2006

X'mas illuminations in Paris

Two famous department stores (Galeries Lafayette & Printemps) in Paris are decorated for X'mas.
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12 décembre 2006

Mushroom hunting

Mushroom hunting   Mushroom hunting is the favourite hobby of the French in autumn season. There are edible & poisonous varieties. So it's very important to identify the wild mushrooms before eating. Champignons de Paris / Parisian button mushrooms ( Agaricus bisporus) is one of the famous edible mushroom. In France, Loire valley is famous for mushroom production.
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09 novembre 2006

Musée du Louvre.

   Louvre Museum    Royal Palace of the Louvre (Palais du Louvre) was built around 1190. In 1370, King Charles V  converted this castle into Palace. This was demolished in 1527 and a Renaissance design was planned for Francis I, completed during the reign of Henry II.  In 1678 the Royal Residence moved to Versailles and the Palais du Louvre became an art gallery. The Lourve became the "Museum Napoleon" in 1803.  Now Louvre Museum is  one of the largest and most... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2006

La Basilique du Sacré Coeur

La Basilique du Sacré Coeur The Basilica of the Sacred Heart is situated on top of the Montmatre hill - the highest point in Paris.The construction of this Romano-Byzantine style church began in 1875.Panoramic views of Paris from the top of this church is really breathtaking. One can visit the church either by taking steep steps or by funicular railway.
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19 septembre 2006

L'aquarium du Trocadero. Palais de la Porte Dorée

Aquarium Tropical, Palais de la Porte Dorée This aquarium is situated in the  XIIème arronsement of Paris.                                              
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18 septembre 2006

Jardin d'Orchidée - Luxembourg

  Orchid Collection of the French Senate                   
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