Magic, enchantment and wine starter in the cities of Eastern and Northern France, Christmas markets delight children and adults for centuries.
Since 1570, Strasbourg welcomes each year market of Christmas, the famous “Christkindelsmärik”, the oldest France Christmas market. Germanic tradition came from the bottom of the centuries, it allows to buy traditional handicrafts: fir trees, Christmas decorations, nurseries, santons, local handicrafts, confectionery and mulled wine accompanied by restoring objects. ”It is especially late in the afternoon, when the night falls, the magic installs: showcases shine, decorations embellish the facades and the smells of spices and cinnamon perfume streets”, explained the representatives of the Office de tourisme de Strasbourg. Kléber square, grand FIR was installed as early as mid-November.
Courchevel is already a millionaire’s playground, with 11 five-star hotels and three Michelin-starred restaurants.
Residents of the chic French ski resort of Courchevel, known as the winter playground of the rich and famous, are used to visitors throwing money around.
The town boasts 11 five-star hotels, at least three Michelin-starred restaurants and numerous diamond dealers to attract the well-heeled, including Beyoncé, the Beckhams and a fair few Russian oligarchs. Conspicuous consumption is nothing new.
Programs of acceleration or financing startups multiply in France at this time: mentoring, business angels super, etc. Include in a few loose: Founder Institute, the camping, Startup weekend, Sandbox, Kirilis Ventures, Jaina Capital.This is excluding one-time events Exchange as break, SeedCamp startInParis Apéros Entrepreneurs, etc.
We’ll zoom today on the camping, a startup, Accelerator program that closing entries in his first season within 10 days.
The camping is an original idea by Silicon Sentier
A unique program of 2 x 3 months: acceleration, 3 months 3 months growth, access to more than 40 mentors recognized for their expertise and experience, the opportunity to make your prototype more than 100 investors, of free space in the historical neighbourhood of web entrepreneurship Paris, Palais Brongniart,
The first session of campers begins in January, the selections ending on November 28, then apply!
Here is the conduct of the six-month program into two parts: acceleration and growth.
Teams will follow an accelerated three-month program to push to create a prototype running
7 January: Pitch Day. Each week, several mentors are invited to the camping to intervene or to make a presentation answering questions teams participate in workshops.
March 31: Investor Day: the startups present their product of capitalists and business angels.Mentor dedicated teams help to build a good presentation during the previous weeks.
This day is the height of 3-month accelerated designed around the construction product and the acquisition of users April, may, June – the program growth in relation to the canteen: Silicon Sentier team will help teams to develop and make grow your communities, to broaden your circle of potential users and attract media attention.
These 3 months are in relation to the capacities and know-how developed in this space of coworking, events dedicated to communities, worn by Silicon Sentier and all the players that y particpent.
June 30: Media Day.At the end of 6 months of the program, a media event will conclude the camping experience.All volunteer teams will be brought to present their camping experience, the status of their product and the money that was thrown.
Tomorrow (18th November) is another Beaujolais Nouveau day.
Events of the week in Strasbourg, Lille, Nanterre, Boulogne Billancourt, Versailles, Besancon, Paris 15th district…
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The main attractions of much of northern France are the impressive main squares of the principal towns – e.g. Arras, Lille and St Omer. The belfries and town hall spires (e.g. Calais) make significant statements as to each town’s importance and cultural ambitions, rising as they do above the otherwiese rather featureless landscape.
Arriving by ferry into Dunkerque with Norfolk Line is not one of the most exciting waypoints on the trip to sunnier parts of France – but then it lies a few miles away from the town in the midst of an industiral port area – yet has good access to the autoroute network to speed you away to your chosen destination and avoiding the town completely. The town of Dunkerque itself is too modern and industrial for my tastes – rebuilt after 1945 it was intended to be a bold architecture for the future, but to my mind it lascks “warmth” and human scale.
On a smaller scale, a few miles inland from Dunkerque lies the town of Bergues (62 Pas-de-Calais, Nord– Pas de Calais) The highlight here is the walled town – it is effectively a Vauban fortification, surrounded by several interlocking and dauntingly thick and high walls with a moat, angled such that any attacker would have an to cross an easily-defended field of fire. The scale of these fortifications ( and many others built by Vauban around the borders of France (the “Hexagone”) is so impressive that you do not have to be a fan of military history to appreciate them.
Within this imposing structure is a pleasant small town – with a main square and a belfy! – this feels very French/Flemish and makes it worth a detour – a peaceful stroll around the ramparts and the heart of the town provides a pleasant break before or after the crowded and impersonal experience that getting across the English Channel has become.
The Cjateau de la Bourdaisiere near Montlouis-sur-Loire (32 Indre-et-Loire, Centre) the 12th Annual Festival de la Tomate et des Saveurs is being held on 11 and 12 September 2010.
Clearly for all tomato lovers and connoisseurs, the chateau is owned by the Prince de Broglie – the château’s unique tomato conservatory features over 630 varieties of heirloom tomatoes in every imaginable size, shape, and color. De Broglie—a passionate gardener—has been collecting tomato seeds since 1995, searching out unique varietals in markets around the world to plant in his garden.
This year’s theme concerns the dietary benefits of the tomato for your health. Amongst the attractions will be some cookery demonstrations, a slow food display, 35 or so stands of exhibitors. The chateau also boasts a new Dahlia Garden.
For more info see http://www.labourdaisiere.com/fr/expositions-et-evenements/le-festival-de-la-tomate
Chateau de Labourdaisiere, 37270 Montlouis sur Loire
In Mulhouse (68 Haut-Rhin, Alsace) there is a famous museum of classic cars collected by the Schlumpf Family. Worth a detour from the vineyards of Alsace, from Germany’s Black Forest or even Switzerland!
But visit from 27-30 August 2010 and you will also have the delights of a wine and gastronomy festival to enjoy – so there should be something for everyone. Free tastings from local winemakers and food producers…These will include wines, spirits, salt meats, fine foods, jams, nuts, specialities from the sea and the mountains, from South West France, Alsace, Champagne or Provence, etc.
The Schlumpf Collection is certainly the most prestigious car collection in the world. This is demonstrated by the two Bugatti Royales, including the famous Coupé Napoléon, the 150 Bugatti, Hispano-Suiza, Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, Maserati, Maybach, Mercedes models, etc. It was in a former Mulhouse woollen mill, with its typically 19th century architecture, that Fritz Schlumpf established his fabulous collection of 437 cars belonging to 97 different brands. With this unique collection, the Cité de l’Automobile sees itself as being to cars what the Louvre is to art.
Mulhouse tends to be one of those areas in France which is less-often visited, and yet has much to offer – and not just the motor museum! The medieval centre is very attractive and nearby there are museums for railways (SNCF) – Cité du Train; and Electricity -Electropolis!!
Mulhouse was a free town in the 12th century, an imperial town in the 15th century, then was a republic allied to the Swiss federation, and became part of France in 1798. It was a pioneer town in the French industrial revolution.
This past is reflected in the streets of the old town and in the Place de la Réunion, the true heart of our city, as well as in the elegant 19th century houses.
For more info see www.mulhouse.fr