With a population of over 67 million people France counts about 7 million dogs. If we consider these figures in proportion it appears to be quite a striking fact. Because it turns out the majority of French families own a dog. Why?
The first thing that comes into mind is the general fact that dog is not a pet, it’s a loyal and loving family member. Except from that, dogs often help to establish communication between people, like neighbours or even strangers in public places. While for some people dogs may become a part of their social image. Such thing usually happens with small breeds of dogs in big cities. So, let’s find out which dogs top the list of favorites in the French capital.
Even though, the most popular dog breed in France is the Shepherd (Belgian, German and Australian),Paris usually opts for a bit minor ones. Thus, little Chihuahua, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, French Bulldog and German Spitz can be found most often in the streets of the City of lights. Together with these cute baby-dogs you are very likely to meet Parisians strolling in the company of the Labradors and Golden Retrievers.
Anyway, like in every aspect of our lives it’s only up to you to decide which breed could be your favorite. It all depends on personal preferences, tastes and traits of character. Though, sometimes somebody’s choice helps you to make yours one correctly.
First conceived 110 years ago International Women’s Day is still preserved as an essential recall about women’s rights and achievements. It’s celebrated annually on the March 8th.
Paris keeps this tradition too and every year joins its worldwide celebration. This time the topic of Women’s Day calls for #PressforProgress. Thus, Parisian authorities decorated the Eiffel Tower with this strong and inciting message #MaintenantOnAgit. Lucky current visitors of Paris have the chance to bring home not only sparkling beauty of the Tower but also its inspiring spirit.
Today’s most interesting events in the City of Lights feature yearly presented roses to women in some Parisian cafes. This charming custom originated 11 years ago thanks to the French association Service en Tête who wanted to promote high quality level of service in cafes, bars and restaurants. On the Women’s Day every lady who attends one of the cafes participating in the program gets her rose as a sign of attention.
Among other fascinating free gifts Paris prepared free flamenco show in the biggest squash center Le Casa Padel in Saint-Denis commune (9 km from the heart of Paris). And one of the best views of the French capital from the Communion bar and terrace with free electro music night presented by 14 beautiful female DJs. Crazy Horse, the famous Montmartre cabaret doesn’t stay away and invites for the women’s show too.
This is only a small part of the big activities plan that has been unfolded in Paris all day long today. Enjoy this beautiful day!
It’s been 30 years since the last time Paris saw such a wonderful snowy fairy tale. In only 24 hours there fell out about 12 cm of snow. Thus, Paris quickly turned the “wonder and magic of Narnia”. Everybody tried to make their best pictures to remember these pure moments of joy and marvel.
The Montmartre hill and its slopes became a perfect place for snow riders on skies and boards. There were made dozens of snowmen in all sizes, forms and decors. The funniest thing was to observe the happy faces of children playing snowballs and even happier faces of policemen who were partially involved in the process. Could only imagine this inner desire to feel yourself a light-hearted child whrn you are on duty and must keep to the most serious service,
Even though, frosty and snowy weather caused a lot of traffic jams and problems for pedestrians (even the Eiffel Tower was closed from Wednesday), this time will live long in the memory of present generations. Snow looks very good on Paris, isn’t it?
Considered as the most good-looking cross over the river Seine, the Pont Alexandre III is not only an eye-candy for the locals and visitors of Paris. This luxurious architectural construction has also so much to tell from its style and décor.
1. The Pont Alexandre III is the largest bridge in Paris. Its total length is 160 metres, width 40 metres.
2. At the same time the Pont Alexandre III is the lowest one in Paris because at the time of its construction it was decided that the bridge should not block the view on the Champs-Elysées avenue. The height of the arch at its central point is only 6,28 metres.
3. The first stone of the bridge was laid by Nicholas II (Tsar Alexandre’s III son) inOctober 1896. The Pont Alexandre III was officially inaugurated only in 1900 for the next Exposition Universelle.
4. The sumptuous architecture and decoration of the bridge are a wonderful example of the Beaux-Arts style and the Art Nouveau style.
5. Except from cherubs, nymphs and exquisite lanterns the bridge is also adorned with four giant pillars. Each 17-meters high socle carries a gilded Fame of Science and Art, Commerce and Industry.
Where to find: Pont Alexandre III, 75008 Paris, France
That is more than a dessert, that is a work of art. That is probably the most appropriate name for the Rubik’s cube by French pastry genius Cedric Grolet.
Cedric Grolet is pastry chef at the hotel Le Meurice, one of the most honoured palace hotels in Paris. His desserts are not only delicious but they are also incredibly eye-catching and mouthwatering. Rubik’s cube cake is a perfect example to back up these words.
The Rubik’s cube dessert is composed of 27 separate lacquered pieces. What is more, these small cubes provide variety of tasties such as cherry and tarragon, apricot and rosemary, chocolate and peanuts, strawberries and rucola, lemon and mint etc.
Every year the texture of this stunning dessert becomes even more refined and the range of flavors even more diverse.
Back in 2015 the current Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, took initiatives aimed at redevelopment of 7 outstanding squares of Paris. The main aim is to provide people with more space and comfort.
According to the information presented with http://www.Paris.fr, such squares as Bastille, Madeleine, Nation,Panthéon, d’Italie, Gambetta and Place des Fêtes will all become even more beautiful and people-friendly by 2019-2020. A huge amount of various public meetings, inquiries, forums and workshops eventually resulted in the ideas to make squares more peaceful and multi-functional.
Thus, they are going to become more green, the new design will showcase the existing architectural and historical beauty while pedestrians and cyclists will benefit from more space.
The best places in Paris for fascinating leafy autumn pictures.
One of the loveliest and most charming sites in Paris where you could take unforgettable pictures all year round is the Place Dalida. Here starts ascending scenic street Rue De L’abreuvoir that will take you to the Basilique du Sacré-Cɶur in about 7-10 minutes.
Dalida, an extraordinary singer and actress, whose talent and performance won the hearts of the whole generation not only in France but all over the world. She is a cult figure in France and the French always respect and honor those whom they love and admire. Thus in April 1997, 10 years after the death of the diva, the corner of the streets L’Abreuvoir and Girardon was named after the legendary artist.
Once here, you will also come across the bust of Dalida. The chosen place was not random. Dalida loved the quarter of Montmartre and used to live just a few steps away from this corner, at the Rue d’Orchampt.
This little square is very loved by locals and tourists eager to capture their fairy moment of the Montmartre walks. Painters also like to flock here in order to create their next masterpiece. Welcome to the Place Dalida!