4 IDEAS FOR FRENCH HOLIDAYS
From the main grocery market in Paris to the best cafes of Bordeaux – the GEO guide on what to try in France in the new year.The area of the main market of Paris – 272 hectares! Each year, the world’s largest food fair is visited by 15 million people and buys 1.5 million tons of provisions.
No wonder that an ordinary tourist, even if he had seen the beauty of Ranjis from the great photographers of the 20th century – for example, Brassai and Henri Cartier-Bresson – is afraid to get lost here and therefore rarely looks at the market. But from 2018, the situation will change: in the framework of the international exhibition Salon du Fromage, guided tours will be carried out along the cheese rows of the “Parisian belly”. The first “tours” on the market will be held in February. With tastings, of course.
In September 2017 in Paris on the Avenue Marceau in the house number 5 opened the museum of Yves Saint Laurent. He appeared on the initiative of the Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent Foundation, created by Pierre Berge, a partner of the famous couturier.
The museum collection is all that remains after 40 years of creativity of the “little prince of big fashion”: clothes, accessories, sketches, photographs and various artistic objects.
Saint-Laurent has preserved all the artifacts of the fashion house since its opening in 1961, and therefore its legacy is unprecedented both in terms of volume and importance for the fashion industry.
In May 2017, La Seine Musicale, an ambitious cultural center dedicated to contemporary music in all its manifestations, opened on the Seguen Island in the middle of the Seine, in the Paris suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt.
The competition for the best architectural project was won by the Japanese Cigheru Ban and the Frenchman Jean de Gustine, who had already built together the Pompidou Center branch in French Lorraine. A huge building resembling an ocean liner with a sunny sail, was conceived as a studio with the possibility of frequent changes of scenery: the concert hall for 6,000 people will be the first in France, where you can hold six concerts in one weekend.
Aperitif here begin to drink, barely chewing breakfast. Le Cheverus Café cult bistro does not take itself seriously: tartar is not made from beef, but from horse meat, wine in low glasses instead of glasses. With such disregard for tradition, but a burden to progress, Cheverus Café symbolizes modern Bordeaux. From here, it is within easy reach to the famous mirror fountains on the embankment, and to the Capuchin market square, and to the silent, ultramodern trams along the river.
Bordeaux, unlike many French cities, does not suffer from snobbery: it accepts and fosters new, colorful, fragrant, technological. There is something to discuss over a glass of Saint-Emilion at Le Cheverus Café.