Despite the fact that in France beer is not the most popular drink and the French consume on average about 30 liters per capita (comparing to 140 liters drank in the leading country of the list, the Czech republic), craft beer market has shown booming results in the past five years. Its clear evidence is “Le Mondial de la Bière” (Beer Festival) that will be held in Paris for the first time (and for the third time in France).
3 days of tasting for over 500 beers!!! 80 exhibiting brewers from different countries will give demonstration of their beer manufacturing process. Beer challenge and awards will focus on the best beer varieties helping numerous visitors to savor the best of the best. In addition, interesting masterclasses will be held for those who would like to participate in the brewing process. Finally, street food master chefs will present their dishes to accompany world class beer selection.
One of the organizers of the Festival, Luc Dubanchet, said the idea is to “present beer to the gastronomy scene and show it can perfectly match all culinary delights”.
“Le Mondial de la Bière” was founded in Montreal (Canada) by a beer lover, Jeannine Marois. in 1994. Since then it has become very popular being held in every corner of the globe.
Venue: Maison de la Mutualité (24 rue Saint-Victor), 75005 Paris) where amateurs and professionals will be able to gather and celebrate beer festival arrival in Paris.
Entrance ticket: 12€ (including one glass of beer and beer demo).
22 June 2017. “I’m hiding copies of The Handmaid’s Tale in Paris!” – that is how British actor Emma Watson continues to captivate her audience. This catching post appeared today on her Twitter launching an extremely exciting “Treasure Hunt” quest all around Paris.
100 books by Canadian author Margaret Atwood called “The Handmaid’s Tale” were specially decorated by Emma and “The Book Fairies” project and scattered occasionally in the streets of Paris. Thus, Emma Watson who is also a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador pursues in her support of women‘s rights and gender equality. The book is a dystopian fiction telling about increasingly troubled future in a patriarchal society of the United States where women are treated as property of the state.
This is the second time Emma Watson participates in such imaginative campaign, the last one being held in London in 2016 when the actress tucked away copies of Maya Angelou’s “Mom & Me & Mom” in the London Underground. The whole idea consists in leaving more than 1000 books in public places for people to share, delight and “make love reading again and to spread the love, like random acts of kindness,” she said.
In order to unveil the mystery a bit, Emma has made pictures of the books against the background of various places where they were left and posted them on Twitter. The lucky owners of the dispersed treasures happily shared pictures of their triumph on Twitter and Instagram too.
The open-air Mona Lisa, the reinterpretation of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous piece of art, was officially presented to public on June, 15th 2017 in Paris. It is a fresco created on one of the walls of many high-rise apartment buildings of the 13th arrondissement in Paris by popular Spanish street art artist Oduka.
Called “11 mirages of freedom”, it presents 50 meters high and 15 meters width Mona Lisa standing in the rainbow water holding a bag. The artist had to use 450 spray-paint cans to complete his work. According to Oduka, it was very funny for him to create a part of the body that nobody has never seen, that is her legs. As for his choice of accessories, the author explained that he decided on a bag because Paris is the fashion capital of the world. The colour diversity as well as geometric range of figures are called to present Okuda’s positivity and his ideas of multiculturalism.
There is a whole gallery of such artistic works in the 13th arrondissement of Paris and the Mona Lisa fresco culminates the exhibition. This open-air museum exists already for several years and if beforehand, like Jérôme Coumet, the mayor of the 13th arrondissement says, they had to ask artists to participate in this creative project, now it’s artists who suggest their ideas and, thus, new works may appear almost every month.
Okuda, his real name is Oscar San Miguel, was born in Santander, Spain. The style of his works may be classified as pop surrealism. He started his carrier a street artist and now he feels more like an artist. Currently residing in Spain he likes traveling the world and sharing his positivism. Okuda’s inspiration resides in his academic courses, classic art, mythology, surrealism, pop art, cinema, music.
Mobilis in Mobili – is a remarkable sea food restaurant in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. It is very popular among the locals as well as among tourists, because one will always feel cozy there while enjoying incredibly delicious food.
Guests cannnot stop admiring a wide range of oysters and snails, tasty mussels and fantastic in its size and look sea food sets. Some of them are even carried away to the extent when they order a second serving of the dish. It would be worth to mention here that the affordable prices is one of the major advantages of the restaurant. And the opportunity to take your time in the summer terrace while savouring sea food delicacies to the sounds of charming Paris, makes this place even more attractive to the public.
Image credit: Mobilis in mobili restaurant / @customseafood Facebook
Gardening permission for those who would love to garden in the streets of Paris.
It’s a a project that was launched in 2015 and keeps gaining popularity among the citizens of Paris. More that 1430 permissions have been delivered so far that entitle their owners (people, entreprises, shops, organizations etc.) to decorate their beloved city with plants or flowers. One can choose what exactly he would prefer to do, either plant something under a tree or arrange a planter or a flower pot in the street or on a wall or a fence. These plants and flowers should not be toxic, causing allergic reactions or have thorns.
However, having received permission this person or entity is obliged to water and care for his or its garden spot for the next three years. Nevertheless, a lot of people are willing to join this wonderful project because they like making their neighborhood more beautiful and attractive.
Moreover, this engaging activity allows citizens to get acquainted with each other and have an interesting conversation with their neighbors or passers-by. While some of them even manage to form very close friendships.