Puns and Fun at the FIAC

Niki de Saint Phalle at the FIAC

Puns and Fun at the FIAC

Parler Paris…

Your taste of life in Paris and France
Monday, October 22, 2007
Paris, France

Community Calendar Updated Every Wednesday

Sunday Lunch in Normandy with
On Rue Tatin Chef, Susan Loomis
October 28, 2007
Theme: Winter Foods

Come to On Rue Tatin, Susan Herrmann Loomis’ 15th-century Norman retreat, for a sumptuous Sunday lunch. Your day will begin in Paris at the Gare St. Lazare where a representative from On Rue Tatin will meet and ride to Normandy with you. An hour and twenty minutes later you will walk through the small wooden door at On Rue Tatin and enter a savory, aromatic world where culinary adventure awaits.

Click here to learn more about Sunday Lunch in Normandy
with On Rue Tatin Chef, Susan Loomis

To reserve your place or for more information, email Susan Herrmann Loomis, On Rue Tatin, at [email protected]

Dear Parler Paris Reader,

I just love contemporary art. Anyone who doesn’t, obviously doesn’t see the humor in it, or understand that it often doesn’t take itself very seriously. That’s why I run, not walk, every year to the FIAC (The International Fair for Contemporary Art) — to laugh my way through the galleries’ booths and discover some nutty artist’s idea of life.

It was such a glorious day in Paris Sunday that the line to enter the FIAC at the Grand Palais was around the block. I can understand why, aside from the fabulous weather, as there was a myriad of mirth inside.

A sign suspended from the glass roof of the spectacular exhibition hall saying “Stop Talking” had us speechless…at least for a moment!…until we spotted the talking flower with eyes on every petal, opening and closing, the mouth talking about what — well, I missed that.

And yes, this battery-operated male doll (as you see above) does a strip tease just for you. In Disney-style packaging, for a mere 239€, you could go home with one of Wim Delvoye’s “Action Dolls.” Not bad looking, but a little on the small side for me, about 12 inches tall in all.

A rear view mirror attached to the roof of a Paris building provided a bird’s eye view of the city…and no, that’s not New York City all glittery and looking stately — those are refrigerators-turned-skyscrapers creating a cool part of town.

Below is a parking lot of vintage cars to look down on, haphazardly parked, and only large enough to fit your big toe as a passenger. King Kong was fierce and wired to hang on the nearest tree — I imagined that’s why the artist chose to construct him entirely of wire hangers (get the pun?).

The FIAC is open through today through 6 p.m. at the Grand Palais and C

arrée du Louvre. Visit http://www.fiacparis.com for more information.

A la prochaine…

Adrian LeedsAdrian Leeds
Editor, Parler Paris

A Shattered Peace
Hot off the press for great reading…David A. Andelman’s “A Shattered Peace: Versailles 1919 and the Price We Pay Today” — One time Paris resident and veteran correspondent David Andelman offers a compelling new perspective on the many errors committed by World War I peacemakers that ultimately led to crises from Iraq to Kosovo and wars from the Middle East to Vietnam. To get your copy, visit /parlerparis/books

Andelman will be making appearances in the following cities: New York; Chicago; St. Petersburg, Florida; Washington, D.C.; Cambridge, Massachusetts and New Orleans between now and November 15th. For details visit: http://www.ashatteredpeace.com

Save money when transferring from dollars to euros!

HiFX takes the pain and guesswork out of currency conversion. They offer a range of services and can provide the ideal solution to fit your specific situation when transferring money for your French property mortgage and more. Save more of your own hard-earned money with HiFX!

For more information, click here:

This Week in French Property Insider…

Gascony“Enchanting Southwestern France”
October 2008

Next year will be your chance to take the enchanted journey through the Aquitaine and Midi-Pyrenees regions of France. Led by co-author of “Au Contraire, Figuring Out the French” and intercultural expert, Ruth Mastron, the journey begins in Lourdes, one of the world’s great pilgrimage sites and travels by Brendan deluxe motor coach to Bordeaux…

Learn how to buy property in France!

French Property Insider is a weekly e-zine, sharing insights, recommendations, tips, and discoveries about Paris real estate and French property. Each information-packed issue is devoted to educating its readers on how to effectively, efficiently and profitably purchase property in France.

Subscribe today! Visit /frenchproperty/insider

For more information visit [email protected]


All Lucrative Traveler’s Toolkits Must Go!

Discover Travel Secrets Designed to Fund Your Vacations and Make You
$100,000 Or More a Year As You Explore the World Like a VIP!

What if a vacation wasn’t something you scrimped and saved for once a year. What if you could travel anywhere… anytime… and earn $100,000 or more while you’re at it.

Others Paid $2,397 for these Secrets… But Right Now, They’re Yours for
Just $199!

Note: Orders Will Be Accepted on a First-Come-First-Served Basis. When They’re Gone, They’re Gone. GET YOURS TODAY!

Details on how to save $200 here: http://www.thetravelwriterslife.com/ltp/09

We wanted better guides. So we wrote them.

Insider Paris Guides are written for people who love the City of Light. You’ll get a Paris insider perspective on Restaurants… Making a Life… Black Culture… Expat Writers…

Visit http://www.insiderparisguides.com

[email protected]

Welcome to your home in Paris. Home is how you will feel in a private apartment in Paris that has the “seal of approval” from Parler Paris Apartments and me, Adrian Leeds.

NEW! Le Penthouse Voltaire

American comfort with French flair! Overlooking Boulevards Richard Lenoir and Voltaire, in the 11th Arrondissement.This three-bedroom, two-bath luxury penthouse with wrap-around balconies and spectacular views, sleeps 6.

Reserve now! Visit /parlerparis/apartments/rentals/voltaire.html
or email: [email protected] 

Parler Paris Après Midi

Come for a drink and to meet and chat with other readers in Paris…

The next gathering is November 13, 2007 and every second Tuesday of the month.

Parler Parlor French-English Conversation Group

Practice speaking French and English. Make friends, discuss interesting topics, learn about other cultures, progress in understanding and speaking, naturally and easily. Meets three times a week — come as often as you like!

For further details, visit http://www.parlerparlor.com

Subscribe to the PARISMARAIS monthly newsletter FREE

The Art of Living Guide to Le Marais.




France TodayFrance Today The Magazine of French Travel and Culture, delivers all the information you need to indulge your passion for France: travel advice you won’t find anywhere else, off-the-beaten-path trips, the inside track on trends in dining, hotels, shopping and style, and the culture scene.

To subscribe, visit http://www.francetoday.com or call 1-800-901-6560

Buy and sell with Parler Paris classifieds: /parlerparis/advertise.html

Read past issues of Parler Paris: /parlerparis/issues/readpastissues.html

Know someone who would be interested in the opportunities in Parler Paris? Forward it for FREE to your friend, relative, or associate here: /parlerparis/tell-a-friend/index.php

To Subscribe:/parlerparis/subscribe.html

To Cancel Your Subscription:/parlerparis/unsubscribe.html

Copyright 2010, Adrian Leeds® Adrian Leeds Group, LLC, /

This entry was posted in 2007, Parler Paris and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>