Saturday, July 30, 2016

Paris in July - Final week links and wrap ups

This week, Mel posed the question about French Movies, so I thought I'd share these idea's. I haven't seen any of these yet, but the sydney Classic Film Festival will be showing these next month. Does anyone know any of these classics?  ... all details included here come straight from the Alliance francaise website. 
 Lovers Like Us
Rappeneau’s Lovers like Us, showcases the dream couple of Catherine Deneuve and Yves Montand amidst the exotic backdrop of Venezuela
Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau
Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Yves Montand, 
Vernon Dobtcheff, Luigi Vannucchi, Tony Roberts, Bobo Lewis
Date: 1975
Genre: Comedy, Adventure
Country: France, Italy
 Viva Maria
Viva Maria! is a full blown spectacle – farcical, eccentric and undeniably sexy. The femmes encounter combats, love affairs, and other nonsense on this revolutionary ride.
Director: Louis Malle
Brigitte Bardot, Jeanne Moreau, Paulette Dubost, 
Claudio Brook, Carlos Lopez Moctezuma, Paolo Bendandi
Comedy, Adventure
France, Italy

Breathless was Jean-Luc Godard’s first feature, boldly heralding the arrival of French New Wave (La Nouvelle Vague) in 1960. Cool, raw and existential, this black and white masterwork captures the sheer joie de vivre of young love ­in a style unparalleled at its time.
 Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Cast: Jean Seberg, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Henri-Jacques Huet, 
Liliane Dreyfus, Claude Mansard, Van Doude
Date: 1960
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
 Cesar & Rosalie
Rosalie is the story of Cesar, Rosalie… and David aussi. This love triangle will leave you reflecting on the intricacies of love, freedom and friendship.
Director: Claude Sautet
Cast: Romy Schneider, Yves Montand, Sami Frey, 
Umberto Orsini, Isabelle Huppert, Bernard Le Coq
Date: 1972
Country: France, Germany, Italy

 I'll look forward to hearing if anyone has any recommendations for these films!

Now for our final week of links to Paris in July Posts... and any wrap ups for what has been a fun and fascinating tour of Paris and everything we love about Paris Culture....

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Paris in July - Week 3 Links

 This is my lazy post.. or as my mum would say.. a busy lady's post.
I'm sorry I cant be more involved in this years Paris in July 
I am loving the posts I get to read in those moments in between other commitments 
Thank You.
For me, July is about Le Tour.
and especially the mountains... I love the mountains.
these photo's are from our 2011 trip.
 In 2011 I rode up Mt Ventoux and ever since I've loved to watch this stage of the tour
sadly this year the wind prevented the stage going all the way to the top
however it was still an exiting stage end with it's own controversies..
 I've really been enjoying some of the variety of posts I've been reading this year
I was reminded of this dog photo I took one year in Paris when I read the post on Pets in Paris
I love that pets are so welcomed in Paris 
(although I think Parisians should take more responsibility for the mess).
 I'm currently reading Paris Light by Moira McCarthy
and in her memoirs of walking through Paris, she reminded me of
the Luxembourg Gardens, and the time my partner and I enjoyed summer days there.
So, here's to summer in Paris, Pets, memories, and gardens!

You can post your Week 3 Paris in July posts here and use the comments for conversations. Thanks to Mel for seeding the question last week about the most influential women of the 20th C on Paris Culture - it was concluded that Coco Chanel was!
PS I've tried to keep the paricipants list in the right hand bar up to date - let me know if I haven't got you there.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Paris in July Week 2 Links

Noumea - Locals playing Petanque
Welcome to the second week of Paris in July. I apologise for the late posting of this weeks Mr Linky. I've just returned from New Caledonia, where I did relax, read, speak french, eat french, and enjoyed the company of locals. I didn’t spend too much time online or doing any admin for my many volunteed projects. It was a needed break. However I return to a new job, a large late running uni assignment, and a needy and lonely dog who deserves some lovin.

While travelling I did get a chance to visit a few Paris in July bloggers. Again, lots of diversity and different activities. Some have posted on previous trips to Paris (check out The Marmalade Gypsy, and Esme at chocolate & croissants posts), some have been busy reading classics (see Dolce Belezza), and some more recent french literature  (see the Reading Life & Bronas books) and for a film review see the Content Reader.

I wanted to share this clip, I have quite enjoyed listening to french music & radio while travelling.

Post your links here for Week 2 of Paris in July 2016.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Paris in July - Week 1 Links

Again, Thanks to Deb for the two Paris in July 2016 Buttons. I've chosen to display this one this week, because as the face is partly covered and partly uncovered, so is Paris in July - the blogging event.

I've attempted to get around and visit most of the blogs this week, and I've been inspired and challenged by the range of reading options, and the intentions of participants. I quite enjoyed the little music clip posted by Ally at SnowFeathers.

I have myself started two of my books, and I'm looking forward to my trip (tomorrow) when I will have time to sit back and read. While I'm away, living and relaxing in my nearest Paris.... I'm not certain I'll have reliable or free wi-fi. So I'll catch up when I can.

In the meantime, you can post your links in here. If you can, in Mr Linky where you put your name, can you put in brackets your post title. Thanks

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

My Paris in July Intentions

Paris in July will be a distraction for me, a pleasant one, from my chaotic schedule this month. Luckily I do have a week off mid July - so I'm setting my goals high for that one week of rest.

My Intentions for Paris in July include
  1. Eating French Food - shouldn't be too difficult as I'll be in New Caledonia for my week off.. 
  2. Watching a French Movie - could do that in New Caledonia too.
  3. Celebrating Bastille Day/ Qartorze Juliet - I'll be in New Caledonia for that too :) 
  4. some reading intentions for my week away include these....
 This one appeals to me because it's written by an Australian Women who arrives in Paris to take photos, but ends up discovering more. One review noted 'Written with warmth and intimacy, this is a perspective on Paris beyond the awesome grandeur of its architecture by a writer who is able to find the beauty in almost anything'...
A lighter read (I hope) that comes with this sales pitch..... Sun, croissants and fine wine. Nothing can spoil the perfect holiday. Or can it?
 This book is appealing as it's a collection of real stories from real women who took the leap to transform their lives in the most dreamed about city in the world and it appeals to me because the by-line is ........ 
Living, Loving and Leaping without a Net in the City of Light

 Those who know me, know I like a good homicide novel. This one comes with rave reviews and is a winner of France's prestigious Prix du Quai des Orfèvres prize for best crime fiction, named Best Crime Fiction Novel of the Year, and already an international bestseller with over 150,000 copies sold.

Thank you to those who made some great recommendations for my reading list. There's just so much to choose from! 

For Paris in July Participants, a reminder I will post a Mr linky on Friday this week for you to link in your first Paris in July Posts this month... And I have started a blog roll on the side of my front page. If  you're not on it yet, join here., and I'll update the blog roll on the weekend.