The City Hall of Paris is gonna solve the problem of accommodation shortage in the capital. No, the city’s authorities don’t plan to build new residential buildings in Paris, instead of this, thousands of small mansards (people call them “chambre de bonne” and their surface is rarely over 10 square meters) to be renovated.
Though there are hundreds museums in Paris, Musee du Quai Branly can be called as one of the most original and popular not only in the capital but in all across France. And it could sound strange but this year the museum celebrates just first ten years of its life.
We have already written about Parisian authorities aspiration for making the city more clean and ecological. And it must be recognized many of their initiatives (Velib, Autolib, Cityscoot) were successful, and above all, convenient for residents and guests of Paris.
A next step of Parisian City Hall headed by Ann Hidalgo is the ban of operation for trucks and buses which are older 15 years in the city from the 1st of July, 2016.
After a year of test regime, the service Cityscoot is now officially available for Parisians and visitors of the city. This project is the next step of the authorities and business to unload the capital’s roads, to decrease noise on the streets and to improve environmental situation in the city.
As you probably know, there are services on renting bicycles (Velib) and electric cars (Autolib) in Paris. And Cityscoot became the third option to rent an ecologically clean vehicle for all who needs a transport in the city.
Paris Grand Palais has happily gone through the recent flood and opened its doors for all comers again. And it means that you have possibility to visit an unusual, but at the same time interesting, exhibition Carambolages whose curator is Jean-Hubert Martin.
Mr Martin made his name in 1989 after a provocative exhibition “Magicians of the Earth” which had aroused the serious discussions and heated arguments in the art world. And by opinion of certain critics, it was “throwing a challenge to the entire art system of the West”.
Sports drones are winning the world, and very soon they’ll be in Paris. If auto and moto racings are not a surprise for anyone long ago, professional competitions of drone pilots are not so widespread. However, as people say, first blow is half the battle. 🙂
Paris Drone Festival 2016 will take place at Champs-Elysees on September, 4th and become the first such event in the city on the Seine. Eight professional pilots will participate in the emulative program of drones race and fight for the grand prize.
Fashion and Paris, Paris and Fashion… During many centuries these two words has bean inseparably linked with each other. Coming here, like it or not, you understand it and realize all significance of the fashion industry, how much it had exerted influence upon the city, made it more interesting and attractive to people from every corner of the globe.
Hundreds (or maybe thousands) boutiques of the leading brands lure travelers. Every year, the fashion weeks take place and gather the best designers and couturiers of the planet, and, of course, connoisseurs of their art, as far as “work” is not a proper word which could describe activity of these masters who make our life more bright and stylish. 🙂
Maybe some of us see Paris as a place of history, museums, old architecture… However, this city develops permanently, changing opinions of itself and offering new entertainments to its residents and guests.
So, in the spring of 2016, active preparatory works for building a unique Europa City has been started. It’s the project which does not have analogues in the Europe.