This view is taken in the Parc de Bagatelle located in the Bois de Boulogne, one of the 2 Paris woods. In the far backgroung you can see La Défense quarter (by the way, Jean Sarkozy finnaly gave up !).
The Parc de la Villette is located in the very north east end of Paris. In this very nice Park where the Canal de l'Ourcq goes through you can find the "Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie" (on the picture). This science museum is a very popular place visited by more than 5 millions people each year. They especially have fabulous thing for children who can act and be part of the science experiments.
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This view is taken from a window in a room of the Louvre Museum. You can see the Tuileries gardens turning red and in the background the Arc of Triomphe and "La Defense" business quarter.
This "La Defense" quarter is the object of a big controversy in France at the moment since young 23 years old French President' son is going to be elected at the head of the Adgency that manages this district. See NYC Times for more details.
Those of you who live in France or have visited France know about "saucisson". There is no word to translate this food in English and French love it. I took this picture in Montmartre during this week-end fair where many street vendors where selling food. Most of the time the "saucisson" is made of pork but you can also find different meat like the "donkey saucisson" on the Corsica Island in the Mediteranean sea.
Today I've decided to break the CDP rule and show more than one picture. Here are some shots from the Fête des vendanges parade in Montmartre that took place yesterday. During more than 1 hour we enjoyed this parade with people coming from all over France in their traditional outfits. It really was a great show !
This week-end in Montmatre we are celebrating the " Grape harvest fair" (Fêtes des vendanges). Montmatre is the only place in Paris where we still have a little vineyard that you can see on this picture. The wine is not very good but not that bad either. It is sold in 50cl bottles and the money goes to the local charities.
You can get more information about this event on the Fêtes des vendanges website (available in English).
During a few days the Eiffel Tower's lighting has been changed to celebrate relationship between France and Turkey but I still did not had time to go an picture it. I'll try to but in the meantime I chose this reflexion at night of the Tower in the Quai Branly museum windows.
Autumn leaves are splendid right now in Paris. "Autumn leaves" is also an old French song called "Les feuilles mortes" whose lyrics were written by a famous poet "Jacques Prévert". This song has been sung so many times by so many different singers over the years and one of my favorite version is Barbra's in the 60's both in French and English.
In French the word "marquise" has two meanings. The most common use is for a French noblewoman ranking above a countess and below a duchess, and who is usually the wife of a marquis.
The second meaning is for a glass canopy standing above a door like this gorgeous marquise on a 16th arrondissement chic building.