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Weekend getaways from Paris II- Deauville

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Devoid of any great history from ancient times, Deauville was a small village situated on Mount-Canisy. In 1858, the Duke of Morny, half-brother of Napoleon III, who was invited to Trouville by his doctor, took to the place and decided to construct this expanse of sand and marshes in to « a kingdom of elegance » near Paris. He constructed the city between 1860 and 1864 and made magnificent villas, race course and had it connected to Paris by rails in order to attract the aristocratic Paris clientèle.

 

Les Planches - Deauville
les planches- OT Deauville - Patrice le Bris

 

In the beginning of 20th century , the place benefited from the enthusiasm of the « Belle Époque ». Luxury hotels and the casino came up.

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Weekend getaways from Paris I- Etretat- Le Touquet- Cherbourg

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Come summer and the beaches are a preferred option for a weekend getaway or for vacations. France boasts of some excellent seaside- South and South-West France borders the Mediterranean sea and is known for its sunny Cote d'Azur -French Riviera and the beaches of Languedoc. South-West coasts of France are on the Atlantic side and some of these such as the beaches of La Rochelle, Rochefort, Les Sables d'Olonne, Biarritz, Saint Malo,..are surfers' heaven. Up North and North-West coasts, some of the seaside is rocky and other sandy from the beaches of Brittany, Normandy and Nord Pas de Calais with Mont Saint Michel, Etretat, Dieppe, Le Toquet Paris Plages, Deauville to name a few.

 

Eretat plage
 

Some of these beaches and natural sites, in addition to natural parks and monuments etc., are protected by the government, some are declared world heritage sites and others are significant revenue generators for their local communes.

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A glimpse of Paris in films

The monuments, landscapes, outdoor and indoor locations of Paris have held a charm for over decades for generations of film makers and cinéphiles alike.

 

Eiffel Tower

 

It is no wonder then to see these famous monuments forming the backdrop of some notorious sequences from audio-visual arts. Other locations are easily recognised by those who are familiar with Paris. Here's a ready reckoner of glimpses of Paris seen through films in live action and CGI.

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Inside the YSL Retrospective

« All my dresses come from a gesture. A dress that does not reflect or does not make one think about a gesture is not the right one» Yves Saint Laurent

 

Yves Saint Laurent, 1969 Photographie Jeanloup Sieff
Yves Saint Laurent © The Estate of Jeanloup Sieff

 

We bring you an insiders look at the thematic progression of the retrospective exhibition Yves Saint Laurent at the Petit Palais.

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Paris Cabarets- Moulin Rouge-3

In keeping with the tradition of having all their revues begin with the letter 'F', a symbolic token of good luck, the current show of Moulin Rouge is called 'FĂ©erie'. The show has been been created by Doris Haug and Ruggero Angeletti, who have been the directors of the most famous shows in the world since 1961.

 

Moulin Rouge- FĂ©erie Revue

 

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