Monday, 28 February 2011
I'm not personally going into Centre Pompidou since I did it a couple of weeks ago.
It's basically a french version of the Tate Modern; so if you're into the modern art scene then yeah, it's worth a look. Lots of angry semi-naked feminists.
It is open all day every day: 11am-9pm.
- Current exhibitions and where to book tickets.
- There's a bit of history about the building etc.
Notre Dame De Paris (french for Our Lady of Paris) is considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. It is open 8am-6:45pm daily (or at least the week days when we will be there) umm so would be an idea to visit there first.
I am recommending Hotel De Ville as the station to go to from Anvers (where we will be staying) as it is in between the two. Also; there are some nice macaroon shops in that area (for all those that are after some multi-coloured sweet treats).
The tower is NOT open until April unfortunately; but the architecture inside is worth a look.
http://www.cathedraledeparis.com/-English - if you want to check anything else out.
Sunday, 27 February 2011
PM ADMISSION:Free for children under 26 years, 7 € for the others (including an audio rate in French and English)
it's not very close to any of the main visits though. but because it's not open till the afternoon this might not be too much of a worry.
We need to find Line 8 to travel there and stop at Veterinary School of Maisons-Alfort.
I'm rubbish at reading metro/underground maps so if anyone can help me with that i'll buy you a macaroon or something.
I'll make some information sheet for both of these museums and try and find nearby places to eat etc etc for you all =]
Bus: 84, 63, 69, 68, 94 and 83
Saturday, 26 February 2011
Bd. Richard Lenoir, 11th Arr.
Google map: bit.ly/hfvYIf
Less than a mile by foot from rue d’Aligre is Marché Bastille, (old name Marché Richard-Lenoir). Here you will find a vast, glorious feast as most traders offer morsels for tasting (dégustation) of every kind of food for free. As you munch your way through the happy throng you’ll find food for the soul and mind too as street performers and assorted, small, political manifestations (demos) are on hand to entertain and politically educate …. Bon appetite!
Open 2 days, Thursdays and Sundays, 7am til 3pm
Nearest metro - Richard Lenoir - Line 5 Orange.
Pl d'Aligre, rue d'Aligre, 12th Arr.
There really is something more enjoyable about grabbing a bargain at the market than flashing the credit card down the Champs Elysees!
These two are about 20 mins walk from eachother or a short metro trip on line 5 / 8
ANOTHER POST BROUGHT TO YOU BY TIM & EMILY
THIS IS A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
1) Caveau de la Huchettehttp://www.caveaudelahuchette.fr/15225.html
STUDENTS: 10,00 €
Pints = €6
2)Au Duc des Lombards
Jazz club & Restaurant
Main meals cost €14.50 - €18
FROM SUNDAY till THURSDAY: 12,00 €
FRIDAY, SATURDAY: 14,00 €
BY EMILY & TIM (as was the last post)
59 rue de Rivoli
M° Châtele - nearest metro station which most lines go to (walking distance from Notre Dame)
saturdays of 11:00 at 20:00 and all the other days of 13:00 to 20:00
Métro : Ménilmontant - line 2 (blue) same line as accommodation.
Thursday, 24 February 2011
We kind of scheduled the following:
Tuesday: Sacré-Cœur - Moulin Rouge (from outside) - meal out, trip to a monoprix
Wednesday: La Tour Eiffel (plus whatever is closest)
Thursday: Centre Pompidou & Notre Dame (thanks Emily)
Friday: Catacombs (plus whatever is closest)
Saturday: Last minute things
Will - Catacombs
Tim - Squats
Sofia Weird Museums
Kieran - Tour Effiel
Emily Pomipdou & Notre Dame
Chiu - Moebius exhibition
Groups leaders will have fun by:
1/ Preparing a guided tour - get some notes/printouts to tell us all about the place we visit
2/ Can set us a task :)
Think of something that has to brought back from Paris - it has to be super cheap or free
There should be a list of 22 things, and no dupilcates! So the more original you are from the start the less chance of another person thinking of the same thing
Chiu - Comics/Picture books
Helen - Vintage Clothes Stores
?? Flea Markets
Wednesday, 23 February 2011
How to Get to the Paris Catacombs: Paris Metro stop Denfert-Rochereau; Paris RER B stop Denfert-Rochereau; Paris bus lines 38 & 68 stop nearby; closest (pay) parking lot is at Saint-Jacques Boulevard
Catacombs Open Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm (last admission 4pm)
Catacombs Admission Fee: €8 adult, €4 ages 14-26, €6 ages 60+, children under 13 free (I don't think they sell advance tickets, tried looking but couldn't find anything)
More Information: The Musee Carnavalet oversees the Catacombs, and you can get more visitor information here(only in French). There is additional information about the history of the Catacombs on this website (in English & French).
- Visits to the Catacombs can last between 45 minutes and 1.5 hours, so be sure to allot enough time.
- It’s underground, so it can get chilly (it’s usually around 57F/14C) – it’s not a bad idea to bring a light sweater, even in the summer.
- The tours cover roughly 2km of walking, including lots of steps up and down, so if you have trouble with walking and/or stairs you might want to sit this one out.
- Children under the age of 14 can’t visit the Catacombs without an adult.
- There are no bathrooms in the Catacombs, so go before you go underground!
- There’s also no coat check or lockers underground, so whatever you’re carrying with you is what you’ll have to carry throughout your visit.
- There’s a limit to the number of people that can be in the Catacombs at a time, so you may find entries restricted from time to time.
- Group visits of between 10-20 people are permitted only from Tuesday-Friday, only in the mornings, and only by prior arrangement with the Musee Carnavalet (call 01 44 59 58 31 for information).
- The Catacombs you’ll visit represent only a small corner of Paris’ underground tunnel system. There are over 300km of tunneling which spans both Left and Right bank arrondissements.
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Monday, 21 February 2011
Needs to be done
I really want to check out some good vintage shops:
Some of these seem quite reasonably priced!
Moebius Transe-Forme Exhibition at the Fondation Cartier Pour L'art Contemporain
The master of French comics exhibits over one hundred and fifty drawing boards and drawings in the Fondation Cartier for contemporary art.
Deyrolle - Taxidermy shop - looks amazing!
I think someone else has mentioned this already, it looks to good to miss.
I'd really love to catch a nuns choir practice/mass at the Sacre Coeur, supposed to be fantastic.
Musee Marmottan Monet
I'm not a huge Monet fan but I've been told that this collection is really worth seeing
To top it off, some good food and some evening entertainment, I haven't quite got that far yet.....
- 59, Rue de Rivoli, 59rivoli.org)
- Rue de Menilmontant, rich art and music scene, this website has a bunch of intersting information about this area. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/travel/where-parisians-hide-from-tourists/article1718207/
- Boulevard Saint Germain (galleries, many cafés and restaurants)
- Porte de Clignancourt (flea market)
Some other websites that might be interesting.
As you can see I will concentrate on the parisian artist squats and music scene.
The Paris Project
I would like to continue with my drawings in a selfmade sketchbook with different kinds of paper and experiment with materials. The study of figure, perspektives, emotions, gestures and movement of people and their environment would be a good practice.
In the end I would choose a few people i drew to ask questions like: what they might work, how they might be etc. and create a zine with a little narrative.
Sunday, 20 February 2011
Oh oh, bon soir mon petit pois!
Gonna try and see:
- Les frigos and or 59 rivoli, both artists squats
- Musée Fragonard (museum of anatomical oddities, how incredible does that sound?! We’re taking Siamese animals and inside out people and pickled heads here.)
- a taxidermy shop, Deyrolle? It’s meant to be adorable.
- The catacombs maybe. i'm a little claustraphobic, has anyone been there? squishy?
- Musee Albert Kahn, i've always loved autochromes. nomnom.
- I want to eat the biggest piece of strawberry meringue I can find
- A million macaroons
- A real life delicious croquet-monsieur with a side of REAL LIFE French fries.
- Dogs. Parisians seem to have a great taste in their best friends.
- Any “strange” outfits/haircuts/situations etc.
- Want to try and collect as many images of the art nouveau around the city as possible
- I think really just a lot of observational drawings in cafes and areas of interest.
Saturday, 19 February 2011
We visited Sacre-Coeur and I would love to go back, especially in the evening for some picture taking. To be fair, Montmatre is just gorgeous, would definitely like to spend some drawing time there, they have a great range of cafes and old architecture, winding streets.. it's incredibly erm.. "French". I could definitely spend a full 24 hours in that area.
Umm, Moulin Rouge, the Trocadéro; seeing the Effiel Tour, walk along the Seine && seeing the Louvre and Champs Elysees.
Would also like to revisit Notre-Dame.. also, if anyone's interested there's outdoor ice-skating near there.. only €5, and bit of fun.
I still have a tube map from there.. tad confusing but I'll highlight where to get off for what.
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
- The Central Neighborhoods
- North East Paris
Sunday, 13 February 2011
- Moulin Rouge (!!!) - to have dinner there or go see the Feerie Show
- Place Du Tetre - to see the artists at work in the square and sit in a cafe/restaurant with a live band/singer providing music http://www.ukstudentlife.com/Travel/Tours/Paris/Montmartre.htm
- The squats and the art spaces
- The Catacombs of Paris sound very interesting
- Notre Dame (!!!)
- Flea markets
- Any interesting art galleries or museums
- Anywhere quirky
- Any amazing cake shop
- Anywhere to eat loads of awesome French food!
- Interesting architecture, interiors and decoration...or...
- Interesting characters and costumes (clothing)...or...
- Interesting scenes capturing the lifestyle of Paris (such as someone managing their market stall, a quirky artist at work etc)
Saturday, 12 February 2011
Catacombs of Paris.
The Louvre museum: hoping to find a woolly mamouth
- visit the eiffel tower
- go to the thrift stores/flea markets
- visit some art museums
- visit the squats/art spaces
- find some run down places to take photos
- frogs legs
- something japanese
- my own eiffel tower
- people in hats
- animals from france
Friday, 11 February 2011
Wednesday, 9 February 2011
"Located in a quiet street of Montmartre, Hotel Luxia is a traditional and welcoming hotel.
A short 2 minute walk will bring you to Anvers Metro station (line 2), connecting you to all of Paris, including Charles de Gaulle airport, Roissy Airport, Orly Airport, buses to Beauvais Airport and all train stations. An acces to the hotel is facilitated by a lift (sortie porte de Clignancourt).
The locale has several restaurants and bistros as well as a market. The famous Moulin Rouge is located 15 minutes walk from the hotel."
Thursday, 3 February 2011
what to see; what to draw; what to buy; and what to eat – not necessarily in that order
We can then then think about grouping to stay safe and enjoy the company of people with like minded interests. I’m about to email my mother, who happens to be French, to retrieve some names of some of the best cake shops in Paris, as she continually goes to Paris on this kind mission!