Thursday, November 30, 2006

Paris: Contradictions, Myths, Charm. Thirza Vallois: Author. Paris Soirees Dinner Sun 3 Dec At 18h30

RENDEZ VOUS AVEC PATRICIA. This Sunday 3 December At 18h30

This week we will discover the second arrondisement together. We will meet in the famous, histoirc enclosed arcade: Galerie Vivienne (near the Bourse). Our dinner will take place at art gallery: Galerie Martine Moisan inside the enclosed arcade. Directions Are Below.

Our Guest of Honor

Thirza Vallois, Author, Expert On Paris

Paris: Contradictions, Myths, Charm

A unique opportunity to hear author Thirza Vallois at the Galerie Vivienne.

Thirza Vallois is the world-renowned author of the legendary "Around and About Paris" series and "Romantic Paris". She contributes regularly to the international media - BBC, PBS, CNN, the Financial Times, United Airlines' Hemispheres. She has Paris at her finger tips!
The gorgeous Galerie Vivienne is one of Thirza's big-time favourites.a magical fairy-tale at Christmas. Join her on tonight's journey into this little-known neighbourhood. Fun, entertainment, inspiration, enlightenment, gossip, scandals and sex, are all on the menu.
There are guides to every aspect of Paris... and then there are Thirza Vallois's extraordinary Around and About Paris Anthony Sattin, Sunday Times, January 29, 2006

Signed copies of "Around and about Paris" and "Romantic Paris" are available for purchase. Visit:

Galerie Martine Moisan (Art Gallery)
Martine, the founder. has a degree from l’Ecole nationale supérieure des Arts décoratifs and a Mastesr in Plastic Arts. She established her art gallery in 1990 and displays painters such as Christian Benoist, Jean Pierre Delisse, Claire Monnet, Caroline Tresca, … and sculptors such as Hélène Jousse, Françoise Mayeras. She also organizes "one day exhibits" on Mondays, to promote young talents (painters, sculptors, photographers, designers …)
On Saturday mornings hroughout the year, Martine gives drawing classes to children and adults to discover the unusual sides of Paris:cafés, gardens, and museums, while using … coffee, syrups or chocolate as watercolors. She then exhibits the drawings in her Gallery. During the summer, she gives day trip classes around Paris or drawing bridges, streets, architecture and markets. By night, by moonlight, her groupuses head lamps to draw the shadows and the lights of Paris. (4 to 8 people maximum – price : 25EUROS per person. Age range:10 - 90). Visit: Visit:

NOT AT CHEZ PATRICIA: .The entrance to Galerie Vivienne is at 5 rue de La Banque. Take the exit rue de la Mairie de 2eme (Town Hall of the 2nd arrondisement) and you are at Place de la Bourse and the Bourse building. With your back towards the Bourse building, immediately to the left is the beginning of rue de la Banque. It's a 5 minute walk to number 5 rue de la Banque. There is an entrance marked Galerie Viivienne. look for number 6-8 which is Galerie Martine Moisan. The telephone of the gallery is 01 42 97 46 65. (Entry code given with reservations)

PARTICIPATION: 20 Euros. Thanks for having exact change in an envelope with your name outside. Please include your card.

GREAT FOOD! International Cuisine. (Southern US, French or other European. Thai. . lovingly prepared as always by Patricia)

CONFIRMED RESERVATIONS ARE NECESSARY.I f you don’t receive an email confirmation by Sunday, please call Patricia: 01 43 26 12 88E-mail:
Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday! Patricia

Paris Soirees Dinners Every Sunday At 18h30.

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