Eurosatory

10 June 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Paris / Île-de-France Reading Time:  4 minutes

Caiman TTH NHIndustries NH90 © Copyleft/cc-by-sa-3.0

Caiman TTH NHIndustries NH90 © Copyleft/cc-by-sa-3.0

Eurosatory is the largest international exhibition for land and air-land defence and security. It is held every two years in the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, Paris, France. In 2022, it gathered over 1,700 exhibitors and approximately 62,000 visitors from 150 countries. It is organized by COGES. Attendance and participation at the exhibition is reserved for professionals only. This year it will take place from 17-21 June 2024.   read more…

Pullman Hotels and Resorts

20 May 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hotels, Paris / Île-de-France Reading Time:  8 minutes

Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel © flickr.com - International Railway Summit/cc-by-sa-2.0

Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel © flickr.com – International Railway Summit/cc-by-sa-2.0

Pullman Hotels and Resorts is a French multinational upscale hotel brand owned by Accor. Pullman has 145 hotels and resorts in 42 countries spread across Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle-East and Oceania.   read more…

Salade niçoise

28 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, French Riviera, Bon appétit, Paris / Île-de-France Reading Time:  6 minutes

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© Denkhenk/cc-by-sa-3.0

Salade niçoise (Occitan: salada niçarda, or salada nissarda in the Niçard dialect; Italian: insalata nizzarda) is a salad that allegedly originated in the French city of Nice. However, there is no source evidence for this view; the oldest known recipes come from Paris. It is traditionally made of tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, Niçoise olives and anchovies or tuna, dressed with olive oil, or in some historical versions, a vinaigrette. It has been popular worldwide since the early 20th century, and has been prepared and discussed by many chefs. Delia Smith called it “one of the best combinations of salad ingredients ever invented” and Gordon Ramsay said that “it must be the finest summer salad of all”.   read more…

Portrait: Gustave Eiffel, a French civil engineer

24 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Paris / Île-de-France, Portrait Reading Time:  17 minutes

Eiffel Tower and La Defense from the Tour Montparnasse © Wladyslaw - Taxiarchos228/cc-by-3.0

Eiffel Tower and La Defense from the Tour Montparnasse, Paris, France © Wladyslaw – Taxiarchos228/cc-by-3.0

Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (: Bonickhausen dit Eiffel) was a French civil engineer. A graduate of École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures, he made his name with various bridges for the French railway network, most famously the Garabit Viaduct. He is best known for the world-famous Eiffel Tower, designed by his company and built for the 1889 Universal Exposition in Paris, and his contribution to building the Statue of Liberty in New York. After his retirement from engineering, Eiffel focused on research into meteorology and aerodynamics, making significant contributions in both fields.   read more…

Brasserie Lipp in Paris

15 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit, Paris / Île-de-France Reading Time:  4 minutes

Brasserie Lipp © flickr.com - Daniel Cruz Valle/cc-by-2.0

Brasserie Lipp © flickr.com – Daniel Cruz Valle/cc-by-2.0

Brasserie Lipp is a brasserie located at 151 Boulevard Saint-Germain in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. It sponsors an annual literary prize, the Prix Cazes, named for a previous owner.   read more…

Place de Clichy in Paris

15 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Paris / Île-de-France Reading Time:  6 minutes

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© LPLT/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Place de Clichy, also known as “Place Clichy”, is situated in the northwestern quadrant of Paris. It is formed by the intersection of the Boulevard de Clichy, the Avenue Clichy, the Rue Clichy, the Boulevard des Batignolles, and the Rue d’Amsterdam. It lies at the former site of the barrière de Clichy, an ancient portal in the Wall of the Ferme générale, leading to the village of Clichy, outside the wall.   read more…

Onion soup

10 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit, Paris / Île-de-France Reading Time:  10 minutes

© flickr.com - Ralph Daily/cc-by-2.0

© flickr.com – Ralph Daily/cc-by-2.0

Onion soup is a type of vegetable soup with sliced onions as the main ingredient. It is prepared in different variations in many countries, the most famous of which is the French onion soup or Parisian onion soup. Because of the affordable ingredients, it has primarily been a dish for the poor for a long time. Common for all variations of onion soup is the use of thinly sliced or chopped onions soaked in fat, and a liquid base such as water or broth, possibly including white wine, after which the soup is cooked for a while so that the onions lose their strong flavour and the soup gains a sweet, spicy flavour. In many recipes the soup is thickened with flour or egg yolks.   read more…

Boulevards of Paris

8 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Architecture, Bon appétit, Paris / Île-de-France, Shopping Reading Time:  11 minutes

Boulevard Saint-Denis © Chabe01/cc-by-sa-4.0

Boulevard Saint-Denis © Chabe01/cc-by-sa-4.0

The Boulevards of Paris are boulevards which form an important part of the urban landscape of Paris. The boulevards were constructed in several phases by central government initiative as infrastructure improvements, but are very much associated with strolling and leisurely enjoyment in the minds of Parisians. Parisian boulevards and avenues are usually tree-lined on one or both sides, which is rarely the case for smaller roads.   read more…

Hotel Plaza Athénée in Paris

3 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hotels, Paris / Île-de-France Reading Time:  7 minutes

© flickr.com - Alexander Baranov/cc-by-2.0

© flickr.com – Alexander Baranov/cc-by-2.0

The Hotel Plaza Athénée is a Brunei-owned historic luxury hotel in Paris, France. It is located at 25 Avenue Montaigne in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, near the Champs-Élysées and the Palais de Tokyo. The hotel is part of the Dorchester Collection group of international luxury hotels. The hotel has five restaurants and a bar, and it has room rates ranging from US$1,254 to US$20,000 per night for the hotel’s premier suite.   read more…

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