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Minerals in Paris   Paris Digest from France   22:00   January 5, 2015

The Gallery of Mineralogy and Geology in Jardin des Plantes (Plant Garden) has one of the richest collection of minerals in the world. Fortunately, a permanent exhibition (Tresors de la terre – Earth treasures) is displaying since end 2014 the most precious minerals and stones you could dream off. You will be amazed at the size, shapes and colors of minerals on display. Gallery of Mineralogy and Geology web site. This collection is another reason to visit the Plant Garden and its famous dinosaur collection. More information.

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Events around Christmas?   Marlene from Germany   12:19   December 10, 2014

Bonjour Mesdames et Messieurs!
I am in Paris this weekend (12.-15.12.) with two friends and we were wondering, if there are some special events or attractions around christmas, like some markets or concerts? We live in the 1th arrondisment near Louvre.
We are thankful for any tip!
Thanks in advance and many greetings from Germany!

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Insects Paris 1880s   Rose from USA   14:39   December 3, 2014


I am an American writer trying to discover what types of insects were common in Paris in the 1880s?
I wonder if there was a certain beetle. Thank you.

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Film Studios in Paris   Paris Digest from France   22:12   November 28, 2014

Since 2012, Grand Paris has its own film studios to compete with those in Hollywood and Cinnecita.

In 1933, a spectacular coal power station was built in Saint-Denis near Paris. The power station was closed down in 1981.

Luc Besson, the successful film producer of Leon, the Fifth Element, Taken 2, the Arthur Series, Lucy, started in 2000 the Europacorp company as an international and fully integrated film producer. Europacorp renovated the power station to open in 2012 the Cite du Cinema, one of the largest film studios in Europe, including four high quality schools for the film industry..

There are guided tours in French. It is also possible to enter the site on your own.
La Cite du Cinema 20, rue Ampère 93200 Saint-Denis.
Carrefour Pleyel metro station on line 13
Cite du Cinema on Paris map
Cite du Cinema web site
Europacorp web site
Guided tours in French

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Paris Picasso Museum is open   Paris Digest from France   19:12   October 28, 2014

The Paris Picasso Museum underwent a massive renovation between 2009 and 2014. On October 25th 2014, the museum reopened with tripled exhibtion space and public areas. The museum instantly becomes one of the best modern art museums in the world. Another reason to plan a trip to Paris. More information.

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