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Zapata Distrupter: 3rd exhibition of Rubico

Zapata Distrupter: 3rd exhibition of Rubico

On the occasion of the centenary of the assassination of Emiliano Zapata, hero of the Mexican Revolution, the Collective “Rubico” and the Foundation “Viva Zapata” present “Zapata el disruptor”, a traveling exhibition in tribute to “Caudillo” which brings together more than 70 pieces with an approximate weight of 68,000 kilograms.

The inauguration took place on September 15 at Galerie Mark Hachem, Place des Vosges (75003), in the presence of the direct descendants of General Zapata, Marta, July and Manuel Manríque Zapata, little girls and sons and Ulises Manrique, great grandson .

This first part of the exhibition ended on September 21st.

This evening was the occasion to meet the artistic director of “Rubico”, Gonzalo Ortiz Blanco, as well as the artists whose visual artist Arnaldo Coen who captures Zapata on canvases of Goyard or Vuitton to show the game of recycling; Domingo Zapata or Daniel Lezama.

At the press conference on September 16th at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, St Honoré Street (75001), Guillermo Ortíz Mayagoitia, former Minister, Salvador Rueda, Director of the National History Museum Chapultepec Castle, Hugo Salgado of the Viva Foundation Zapata were present alongside Gonzalo Ortiz Blanco, Arnaldo Coen, Domingo Zapata and Daniel Lezama to present the exhibition of contemporary art and pop art.

“Zapata” at “Zapata el Disruptor” refused to be an illustrious corpse who is now one hundred years old.

Today’s idea is not to pay tribute to the moment when his life was truncated, but to ask how he is remembered and to conjecture the weight of his evolution in his new plastic forms, “he said. the historian Salvador Rueda.

Thanks to the initiative of the Mexican cultural artistic group “Rubico” (which takes its name from the Rubicon River), a cultural twinning has been established between France and Mexico.

A range of activities including an exhibition of art and jewelry, film screenings, a fashion show and a Mexican night, all inspired by Zapata, were presented to the public.

In parallel to the contemporary art exhibition, a series of unique and personal objects was unveiled from September 17th to 23rd at the MR 137 gallery, rue du Temple (75003).

There was the horse saddle of the historical figure; a Charro costume; photographs of Gabriela Zaavedra ,; portraits and works by Jesus Lima, including his shoe performance on ten-peso notes; of Lezama and Andrés Amaya.

The third and final part of the exhibitions is currently taking place from October 4 to 28 at the MR80 Gallery, rue de Turenne (75003).

“Apostle or Demon” allows to know more about Zapata, “the warlord of the south”, on his personality and what led him to become this mythical and historical character.

After Paris, “Zapata Disruptor” returns to Mexico to be presented to Cuernavaca by the Zapata Foundation and Miami, Florida.


“Utopia”, the event “Hello Brand” in partnership with Alibaba / Tmall

The most anticipated event of the year in terms of design and brand “BONJOUR BRAND” was held at the Center Georges Pompidou in Paris on October 1 before politicians, 10 Chinese celebrities, designers, media , 100 influencers from both countries and French-Chinese partners.

Since its creation in 2014, “BONJOUR BRAND” has been held in emblematic and prestigious places in France or China. This is how the first edition was held on Place Vendôme in Paris. It was not until 2016 that the next one was held at the People’s Assembly Palace in Beijing, and it was the French capital that had the honor of hosting the following three editions: at UNESCO Headquarters in 2017 , at the Town Hall last year and finally at the Center Georges Pompidou this year.

“BONJOUR BRAND” has as honorary president the former French Prime Minister, Mr. Jean-Pierre RAFFARIN. Supported by the Paris City Hall, the “PROSPECTIVE and INNOVATION” Foundation, incubator of collaborations between French creators and Chinese brands. It is a must-attend event, the annual opportunity to celebrate the value of brands and initiate many international meetings and collaborations, the alliance of French creativity with the new market of Chinese innovations. For the past 4 years, there have been 550 French designers, 120 collaborations, 3,000 B toB meetings, 680 Chinese companies, 86 French and Chinese speakers, 1,200 media coverage and 28 million audience members.

The evening event was the starting point of a 3-day program. The second day, reserved for the inauguration of this new edition, took place at the Théâtre de Paris (75009) around “Master Talks” and “Round Tables” on the themes of Youth, Trends and Data. The 3rd day saw the opening of the showroom, pop-up shop, “CENTER ARTASIA” quai de la Megisserie (75001) where creations can be discovered until the end of the year through ephemeral showrooms.

Placed under the sign of creativity, openness and exchange, the evening-show-event: “Utopie”, in partnership with the Alibaba group, was in Paris, capital of fashion, for the annual celebration of brands. It has unveiled at the international level new creations resulting from Franco-Chinese collaborations while contributing to communication at the industrial level. All the leading brands in their respective fields, whose number of points of sale vary between one hundred and more than 8,000, were gathered on this occasion to achieve four objectives:

• Promote new products co-created by France and China through the artistic presentation.
• Touch the new middle class of 200 million young Chinese consumers to bring them surprise and satisfaction.
• Propose an effective modality in a healthy and mutually respectful environment for collaboration with carefully selected brands and companies
• Optimize the traffic and seduce the young Chinese generation through a targeted and effective communication strategy with the support of the Alibaba Group.

Major Chinese brands included Hua Wei, China’s leading technology and communications company; Feiyue, the most representative shoe brand for young Chinese people; Hero, 86-year-old pen mark, the most representative of Shanghai; Yunnanbaiyao, 110-year-old pharmaceutical brand based on Chinese medicine; or even Vitasoy; Yili; Lenovo; Kangnai; Bojem or Freemore and of course the Alibaba / Tmall Group, China’s largest e-commerce group, but also the largest BtoC payment and retail platform …

The site has attracted 140 million visits for 3 days on the special page, both on the 80 million related topics than on the newspaper articles (more than 30 million views).
Between 5 million and 30 million active users are counted on social networks.

More than 600 guests were welcomed by Jing Yang founder of BONJOUR BRAND, Chris Tung CMO Alibaba Group and Serge Lasvignes President of the Center Pompidou, in a setting (artistic installation and light games) directed by Chinese and French artists, a short – 5 minute set-up, supported by sponsorship was shot and broadcast in China as the main communication medium. Matthieu POLI, French designer, is the designer of the artistic installations and the sound and light show. The creative performance animated by artist SADE ONE / Eugène Riconneaus and designer Eric Bongiovanni.

As for the products, they were designed by 40 French designers selected by “Bonjour Brand” and associated with 40 Chinese brands chosen by “Alibaba / Tmall”; the opportunity to discover more than 150 new exhibits live in a very artistic way. Here is the list of pairs:

Eric Bongiovanni for FEIYUE, Nathalie Sokierka for BOJEM, Eric Berthes for SHEDE, Ludovic Alban for AIDEBAOU, Christophe Lhote for ROMANTI, Paul Bertrand Mathieu for JING, Firouza Houberdon for BOJEM, Florent Coirier for FREEMORE, Florence NGUYEN for CACAVEI, Eugene Riconneaux for LEMON TEA, Ludovic Alban for NINETYGO, William RIgoulet for CAIZHI, Anne Lise Franjou for Gillivo, Vincent Du Sartel for CHACHA, Thomas V for ACE, Gabrielle Beau
for YOUBO, Valérie Cabanetos for HONGU, Margaux DURIEUX for Vibert Frères, Charline AYME for HERO, Gerald Galdini for WU FANG AHZI, Nicolas Damien for SATINE, Sophie SCHOTT for ZHI WAI GUAN, Laure Meyrieux for YUN NAN BAI YAO.

Among the invited brands was FREEMORE, a brand of diapers and feminine protection. The French designer associated with him, Florent Coirier, designed the packaging by highlighting the ecological and luxurious side. The brand has existed for 19 years but is only exploited for the moment.in China. The leader was in Paris for the first time to better know the habits of French women and make contacts to expand the brand in France.

Another exclusivity is the Wall-DXXD Shoes only made of shoes hung in such a way that they reveal the word “BONJOUR”. The shoes are creations of the designer Eric Bongiovanni (shoe designer for brands LV, Chanel and TOD’S) in association with the Chinese manufacturer Feiyue trendy sports shoes.

The Franco-Chinese co-creation forum “BONJOUR BRAND” was held on October 2nd at the Théâtre de Paris (75009) around the principle “In the Air”. During the morning, master talks were held in the presence of high-level speakers who are French and Chinese opinion leaders who came to talk about the creation of synergy between the two countries, including Jean-Pierre Raffarin, former Prime Minister Minister, Honorary Member of Parliament; Pascal Morand, Executive Chairman of the Federation of Haute Couture and Fashion; Laurent Boillot, CEO of Guerlain; Gao Hongbing, Vice President of Alibaba Group and Chris Tung, CMO of Alibaba group, came to France for the first time to explain how the evolution of digital shakes established models and how China has evolved through the expansion of digital to through 100 concrete case with 30 leading Chinese brands.

The creator and designer of the Hello Brand platform, Jing Yang spoke about design, digital, which is mainly a way of life in China. He proposed the 3 topics of the afternoon round tables: “Youth”, “Trends” and “Data” to prepare the creative collaborations between the 2 countries.

Former Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin presented the design certificates to Chacha in the company of Emmanuel Grégoire, Deputy Mayor of Paris and Pascal Morand, Executive President of the Federation of Haute Couture and Fashion ( organizer of Paris Fashion Week), during the China-France Brand Summit Forum at the Opera on October 2nd.


Visit of the Kering headquarters and Balanciaga House during the European Heritage Days

The 36th edition of the European Heritage Days took place on September 21 and 22. to introduce the public to places unknown or unexpected and full of history.

“Heritage is our pride, it is our roots, it is the witness of the building genius who for centuries has spoken in our country,” said the Minister of Culture, Franck Riesler in his editorial about the event taking place on the 60th anniversary of the Ministry of Culture.

As every year, the theme has been set by the Council of Europe and the European Commission. Most of the 50 countries that have signed the European Cultural Convention have taken up this theme, “Arts and Entertainment”, which was in agreement with the various heritage areas: shows, parties, games and toys as well as sports… It was therefore the opportunity to enter the secrets of the most beautiful monuments, civil, religious, military, sports or places of power such as ancient theaters, places of entertainment and entertainment such as fairgrounds, racecourses or stadiums…

In the capital, places have opened for visitors for the first time, such as “La Scala” (75010), the Cirque Bormann-Moreno (75015), the Mogador theater (75009) or the Châtelet theater (75001), which has just been renovated. The major institutions remain the most visited places, starting with the Palais de l’Elysée, the ministries, the Court of Auditors or the Bank of France (some places required prior registration).

Health and digital were also on the program with the Institute of Genetic Diseases “Imagine” and its DNA extraction workshops (75015) or the National Research Institute for Digital Sciences (INRIA) located a few kilometers from the capital in Rocquencourt (78).

The very glamorous fashion scene has also opened its doors, like the Chloé houses, Yves-St-Laurent. In Deauville, the JEP allowed you to follow in the footsteps of Coco Chanel, Yves-St-Laurent or Patou. Back in Paris, a gem of this edition, the head office of Kéring (Pinault Foundation) and Balanciaga unveiled in the 17th century chapel a collection of contemporary art from the Pinault Collection and in the gardens, Balanciaga’s “canvases” (preliminary models in fabric prefiguring Haute Couture dresses).

Located 40 rue de Sèvres (75007), the head office of Kering , a world-class luxury group including Gucci, St Laurent, Bottega Vaneta, Balanciaga, Alexander McQueen, Boucheron and Pomellato, Brioni, Dodo, Qeelin, Ulysse Nardin, Girard-Perregaux and Kering Eyewe, is located in the former Laennec Hospital. Open to the public during Heritage Days since 2016, it offers visitors the opportunity to discover rare archives and the secret of the elegance of the lines of the creations of the Maison Balanciaga.

During this exceptional weekend, works of contemporary art from the Pinault Collection and the exhibition “Pleurs de Joie” with artists Damien Hirst for the cartoon, Sigmar Polke for the circus, Martial Raysse for the popular festival and Claire Tabouret for the carnival were exhibited.

During these two days, the trophy of the French Football Cup, won this year by the Stade Rennais whose owner is the Pinault family, was exceptionally exposed.to the headquarters of the Kering group (formerly PPR) founded in 1963 around wood and building materials and then in the distribution sector in the 1990s and luxury , sport and the “lifestyle” from 2000.

The trophy was created in 1916 at the request of Paul Michaux, President of the Federation of Employers (FGSPF), in memory of Charles Simon, founder of the French International Committee, which will become the FFF, who fell into the field of honor; Created by the Chobillon goldsmith with 3,150 kg of solid silver and placed on a 15 kg marbled base in the Pyrenees, its value was 2,000 francs of the time. It is awarded annually after the final of the French Cup.

The paintings and sculptures exhibited in the chapel are part of the exhibition “Flowers of Joy”, and they are much closer to the theme of entertainment while incorporating the ideas of Blaise Pascal.

-The bronze sculptures of Damien Hirst , a British artist born in Bristol in 1965, a founding member of the group of “Young British Artists” in the late 1980s, and a winner of the “Turner Prize” in 1995 were represented.  During the European Heritage Days, two of them, “Mickey” (2016) and “The Colllector with a Friend” (2016), both from the project “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable”, which took 10 years of work, were exhibited.

From the moment you enter the chapel, the works of Sigmar Polke, a German artist born in Silesia (Poland) in 1941 and died in Cologne in 2010, introduce you to the theme of entertainment and circus. Founder of “Capitalist Realism” in reference to “Socialist Realism” (official Soviet Union art), he uses printed fabrics as a medium and experiments with new techniques combining pigments, chemical compounds and solvents while reusing abandoned colors such as purple and lapis-lazuli. The paintings of the winner of the “Golden Lion” at the Venice Biennale in 1986, “Zirkusfiguren” (2005) and “Die Trennung des Mondes von den einzelnen Planeten” (2005), integrated into the “Axial Age” cycle (2007) face each other like in a mirror.

-One of the precursors to the American Pop, Martial Raysse unveils one of his creations mixing advertising stereotypes and art history: “No Mediterranean Landscape” (1966). The author of this work, born in Golfe-Juan in 1936, lives in Dordogne and has developed his talents as a self-taught artist. it combines painting and assembly combining photography, collage and ordinary objects.

-Claire Tabouret is the last artist highlighted in this exhibition. Born in France in 1981, Virtuose in her field, she lives in Los Angeles where she makes her paintings painted in acrylic, so you could admire “Les Insubmitted” (2013) representing 38 teenagers with a captivating look in Carnival attire and “Les Veilleurs (2014) armed with light sticks to watch before the assault.

Almost half of the old Laennec hospital is made up of gardens; historically, the site had 14,000 of them, including 3,500 of vegetable gardens, they were maintained by the sick of the “Hospice des Incurables” and were recreated according to ancient drawings. Here you will find plant species that were common in Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries, fruit trees and perennial plants. This idyllic venue was therefore ideal for the Balanciaga exhibition, which brought together the raw cotton “canvases” put up in volumes on models and taken straight out of the archives of the great fashion house of designer Cristobal Balanciaga who developed his vision of sewing in the way of developing his art through the body, the garment, the cut and the materials he used, the most iconic being gazette ar , a simple woven silk fabric made with woven double twisted threads, as stiff as aluminum, allowing to mark the volume,

For the event, 18 semi-paintings were presented in the gardens as statues. To create a garment, it all starts with a sketch that turns into a canvas that will be the basis of it. Cristobal Balanciaga was the only one making his own paintings. Coco Chanel said of him “that he was the only true designer of his time since he could draw, cut, assemble, and sew the clothes he signed.”

The canvases are usually made of unbleached cotton cut in fine and dry percale, thicker prepared serge or tarlatane, depending on the fabric in which the model will be made. Annotations of Balanciaga are written on the direction of the fabric (full-bias or straight-wire), lines and frames are guides, points in different colors indicate the adjustments to be made according to the morphology of the client whose name is inscribed on the canvas.

A few words about Critobal Balanciaga (1895-1972) who created the Balanciaga House in San Sebastian in 1917. He settled in Paris in 1937 after fleeing the Spanish Civil War. It is a forerunner, creating an avant-garde and refined style using new materials and becoming the fashion designer of stars like Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner or Marlène Diétrich… New art director since 2015, Demna Gvasalia continues her vision ..

The visit ends with a virtual experiment in collaboration with the French start-up Timecope., offering a journey through time around the chapel and the former hospital whose purpose was to welcome the sick too seriously ill or too poor to be received elsewhere, the conditions being to be Catholic and to donate all his belongings to the hospice; everyday life was monastic there.

Since its foundation in 1634, the Hospice des Incurable has closed several times, the first of which was in 1869. Reopened the following year, it became a hospital in 1874 and became known as Laennec, inventor of the stethoscope in 1879, although there was never a practice..Sold in the 1990s to finance the construction of the Georges Pompidou hospital. A major renovation work began in 2010, when the old medical buildings were renovated to house the Kering headquarters and the Balanciaga House, and the historic parts were rehabilitated.


JEP in Lyon: Our Lady of Fourvière, the basilica overlooking the city

The religious heritage of the city of Old Lyon includes many religious buildings, including the Basilica of Our Lady of Fourvière built in 1872 for Catholics, as does the Church of St George (also the work of Pierre Bossan), a traditional Catholic parish where the masses are spoken in Latin; The Temple of Change built in 1880 for the Protestants; The Great Mosque inaugurated in 1994; the Great Synagogue built in 1863 or the Boat Chapelle Le Lien, chapel of mariners inaugurated in May 1998 during the Pardon des Mariniers, held every year on the last Sunday of May, it welcomes all those who want to know more about boating life. The Thien Minh Pagoda, built in 1985 thanks to the Vietnamese community, is located in Ste Foy-les-Lyon and is reserved for the Buddhist community.

Located on Fourvière Hill, named after the Latin “Forum vetus” (old forum), a place chosen by the Romans for the foundation of Lyon in 43 BC, the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, built on the site of the St Thomas Chapel built in 1168 is one of the most famous monuments of the city of Lyon.  Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and listed as the first tourist site in the Rhône-Alpes Auvergne region, it stands out for its appearance as a citadel outside and its mosaics retracing the history of the Virgin Mary, its stained glass windows and its marbles inside. The crypt, dedicated to St. Joseph, houses a statue of “St. Joseph to the Child” in Fabish and stained glass windows depicting the symbols of the Eucharist. To the right of the basilica, a chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary, built in the 12th century remains the historical and religious heart. Founded in 1192, partially demolished in 1562 during the Religion Wars, and then rebuilt, its walls are adorned by ex-voto painted on canvas at the end of the 17th century. A few meters away the St Thomas Chapel dedicated to St Thomas of Canterbury, who died in martyrdom in 1170, is a place of prayer and worship of the St Sacrement.

Built at the end of the 19th century in neo-Gothic architecture, the basilica is dedicated to the Virgin Mary; it is attributed to legends which are based on wishes given to Notre-Dame de Fourvière, such as that of Anne of Austria, who could not have a child and whose prayer was heeded. His husband, Louis XIII decided to dedicate the Kingdom of France to the Virgin Mary. It is also said that it protected the city from plague in 1642 by the gift of a huge candle and a gold shell made by the Echevins and merchants who stopped the spread of the disease 20 days later.

Following a promise made by the Lyonnais to their archbishop, Bishop of Denouilhac, to build a basilica dedicated to the Virgin if the city was spared by the Prussians, construction, contemporary to that of the Sacré-Coeur and Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, began in 1872 by the Lyon architect Pierre Bossan and later his disciple Louis Ste Marie Perrin who succeeded him after his death in 1888.

Although inaugurated in December 1896 (the date of September 8 was postponed to that of the “Feast of the Immaculate Conception” on December 8 after the weather gave rise to the “Feast of Enlightenment”), the work will not be completed until after World War II. A bronze statue of John Paul II (3.05 m high) by Elisabeth Cibot, blessing the city when it came to Lyon in October 1986, was erected on October 4, 2011 on the square of the basilica. The basilica is 86 m long and 35 m wide; its height at the top of the towers reaches 48 m, its organ was built in 1896 by Michel Merklin and restored a century later. A few meters from the basilica, you will notice the presence of a small Eiffel Tower built by the anti-Calotins who have contributed to show their opposition.

A mixture of Byzantine, Gothic, and Roman art, with ten-century architectural elements, it evokes St. Jacques-de-Compostela… Its crenelated fortifications with jachicoulis evoke a medieval building, as do its 4 octagonal corner towers, reminiscent of the four legs of a pachyderm, hence the nickname of spilled elephant.. A statue of the Virgin by Joseph-Hugues Fabisch overlooks the building, dominated by a dome on the 3-story bell tower (a medieval first floor on a square 2-story base, the third of which is an octogonal plane.

For visitors, there are 2 ways to get there, in a “string” (name given to the funiculars of Lyon, 3 of which have disappeared, including the one of the Croix Rousse). It lays in front of the basilica tourists and young musicians who study at the Conservatoire de musique located on the top of the hill. The other existing “string” is that of St-Just which leads to the Roman Theaters and is very used during the Festival.

For sports enthusiasts, a walk through the Jardin du Rosaire takes the stairs from the rise of the Chazeaux near the ECAM engineering school in Lyon. After a statue of Jesus, an alley with the stations of the Chemin de la Croix allows you to access a platform showing a panorama of the city including the St Jean cathedral, the Bellecour square, the Saône and the Rhône and the semi-cylindrical roof of the Opera that the Lyonnais have dubbed “Le Tonneau” since the renovation.


Creating democratic conditions of alternation is Marc Fraysse’s platform for the 2020 municipal elections

Marc Fraysse, a former MP from Villeurbanne’s RPR, declared his candidacy for the 2020 municipal elections on June 3 after 20 years of absence in the city. “All for Villeurbannes, Villeurbannes for all” is the name of the list on which he is running, because the conditions for a democratic change must be created in 2020 after 220 0 years of socialism.

Because he’s committed to where he’s not expected, because he can get the message across, Marc Fraysse decided to drive a list to the 2020 Municipalities in Villeurbanne where he was a RPR MP from 1993 to 1997. He also served as Vice-President of the Rhône-Alpes Regional Council and created the Association “United France” in 2003 with the aim of bringing together elected officials and citizens wishing to promote a “new social and solidarity Gaullism.” In 2012, he was the founding Vice-President of “Dialog et Démocratie Française” (French Dialog and Democracy), which brings together the Francs-Masons of all levels and backgrounds (Rhône-Alpes, Burgundy and Franche Comté regions). His introduction to the Grand Loge de France dates from 1987, his sponsor was Jean-Jacques Gabut, writer and former director of Lyon Matin, Grand Maître Honoris Causa of the Grande Loge de France.

Marc Fraysse was born in January 1949 in Lyon in a family of Alsatian Jewish origin driven out by the Prussians in 1889 as well as the Protestants. After returning from deportation to Germany, the family first settled in Ardeche in 1944 and then went up to Lyon where their parents worked as waiters, they then bought their first business in Tassin-La-Demie-Lune and opened the “Café des Voyageurs et des Mineurs” at Chambon Feugerolles. That’s when his little sister was born. He studied in a pension in Monistrol and wanted to become a priest at the seminary in Brioude (Haute Loire), which he left after taking the oath to his grandfather on his deathbed, to learn the profession of dental prosthetist practiced by his uncle.

Having beforehand his call by voluntarily joining the 22nd RI, he left the army after 16 months and became goalkeeper in St Etienne and then at the Olympique lyonnais with whom he recruited him in 1969.

Another turning point in the life of this future politician at the age of 22: he founded his denture laboratory in 1972. For 34 years, he will train many apprentices and will remain at the head of his company, which he will transfer in 2006 to 2 of them to integrate Elyo Suez by becoming Director of Institutional Relations and then in 2009, Cofely Suez GDF after the merger of the groups, until 2017; however, he remains a consultant to the Engie Group.

Marc Fraysse’s political commitment, whose two models are Napoleon and de Gaulle, began in 1980 at the RPR alongside Michel Noir, MP for Lyon. In the cantonal elections in Decines where he participated in 1982, he became a municipal councilor in 1983 and then led the opposition list. In 1986, he was elected as Regional Councilor of the Rhône-Alpes list of Alain Mérieux and was re-elected in 1992, 1998 until 2 He decided to put his political commitment in parantheses.

After leaving Decines for Villeurbannes in 1990, he became a Member of Parliament for Villeurbannes in 1993.  He was the head of the list at the municipal level in 1995, and was then the Municipal Councilor of Villeurbannes and Community Councilor of the Greater Lyon Area.

In 2006, he created with Yves Cotten, Energy 2010, a work on environment and renewable and sustainable energy. Since 2009, many local and territorial parliamentarians and elected officials have joined the benches of “United France”, hence the creation of regional clubs and a delegation to the National Assembly, following which his second book appeared: “De Gaulle, the man of 2012?” For a new social and solidarity Gaullism.

In March 2020, he presented himself in Villeurbannes with the program “Tous pour Villeurbannes” (All for Villeurbannes), in which he and his team proposed a project for everyone, similar to what he sang in his last single “Ma Prierté” and his 2013 book “La Prierté d’être français”. This campaign will not be a political one, it will remain true to its Gaullist ideas and would be happy to win the LR nomination, the important thing being to meet the people’s expectations in the face of economic and security difficulties while coming together under the same idea: “Pride of being French” as this sentiment exists in other countries such as the USA, Russia, China, Japan, Spain or Italy where the inhabitants are proud of their nationality. “When I recorded the song, “My Pride,” I had no idea that the events of 2015 would prove me right and that France would rise in all its diversity to claim its Republican values and pride in being French.”

A versatile character known in the political world, civil society and also as the author of 3 books (in 2003: “20 years and later” where the author of the elementary rules of self and others whose main one is Honor, in 2012: “De Gaulle, the man of 2012?” where he demonstrates that many refer to the ideas of General de Gaulle but that few respect them and in 2013: “La prierté d’être Français”) as well as a first album (“Ma Prierté” where each of the 12 titles evokes a theme of his existence such as the birth of a child or the death of a loved one, friendship or the joys of life…) , Marc Fraysse , passionate about sport, culture, gastronomy, music and above all human relations, wishes to bring together personalities from all sides and all Like.

At the same time, in 2005, “Capzen Services”, a human-sized company of services and advice to companies, was created with the aim of helping and supporting institutions in their development through services linked to the growth strategy and training of their teams. In 2017, Capzen repurchased the online news site “Parliament and Territoire”, a forum for the public sphere in order to highlight initiatives in French regions that are often forgotten. Marc Fraysse’s aim is: seek to “improve the lives of its citizens and highlight living areas too often ignored by the central government.”


Charity Day Helps the Poor and the Sick

For the 15th year, Charity Day was held on September 11 in the market room of Aurel BCG, a Parisian subsidiary of BCG Partners, the world leader in brokerage in financial markets.

On this occasion, personalities are mobilizing in 22 countries to raise as much money as possible for their respective associations by playing brokers to improve the lives of people, and mostly children who are in need or distress.

Paying tribute to the 658 employees of BGC, the American investment bank Cantor Fitzgerald LP and the 61 employees of Eurobrokers who perished in the attack on the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001, is the main purpose of this event, which has enabled 170 associations to raise $160 million worldwide since 2 0005 thanks to the personalities and clients of BCG Partners who lend themselves to play and mobilize around this day every year. Each subsidiary defines the association sector which it wishes to help and gives the associations the full turnover made that day.

This year, guests from artists, comedians, journalists, sportsmen, politicians, anchors and beauty queens, and even the British royal family, have defended the colors of their associations in every BCG office around the globe, including London, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, Sao Paulo, and Paris. . This is how they partnered with the brokers who guided them in the registration of stock exchanges. In New York, Cindy Crawford, Tony Blair, Rachael Ray, Henrik Lundqvist, John Slattery, Spencer Dinwiddle and many others have become ambassadors, while in London, His Highness Prince Harry ended his speech with 1 trillion pounds Sterling for Invictus Games, which he represented. Meanwhile, Sarah Fergusson, former wife of Prince Andrew who nearly lost her life on September 11, 2001, is the patron of the Street Child Association to help the children of Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, DRC, Uganda and Bangladesh. Other celebrities participated like Kit Harrington or Cheryl Cole…

In France, 60 celebrities gathered in the market room for the good cause, 8 associations including 3 new this year (Fondation pour la recherche AVC by Professor Jean-Louis Mas, Children of Bam and Sauveteurs sans frontières) became involved. It is also noted that 4 associations (Hope Suburbs, Children of Bam in Burkina Fasso, Good Fairy and World Kings) are fighting against sick or disadvantaged children, a cause that is important to Aurel BGC. The Arthritis Foundation and the ICM Foundation of Professor Saillant complete the list.

Among the 60 sponsors and godfathers, 41 of them participated for the first time, among them Marc Lavoine, Alain Chamfort, Elisa Tovati, Louane, Michel Lebb, Bernard de la Villardière, Claire Chazal, Apolline de Malherbe or Bruno Guillon as well as several Miss France… . Among the regulars, you will find Philippe Candéloro, Paul Belmondo, Valérie Damidot, Richard Orlinski, Michel Boujnah, Sylvie Tellier and other Miss France…

The association “Les Bonnes Fées”, founded in 2015, works for children as well as the most deprived, isolated or ill. To date, it has 17 beauty queens. This year, Sylvie Tellier once again was present surrounded by 12 Miss France elected in the last 2 decades and Bruno Guillon.

The Good Fairy collect funds, redistribute them and intervene on programs at health-care institutions. They conduct field operations to raise public awareness. Last year, their actions opened the first Maison des Bonnes Fées at the Lorraine Institute of Cancerology, a wellness area reserved for cancer patients.

The 2019 edition welcomed 5 new Miss France awards: Vaimalama Chaves (Miss France 2019), Sophie Thalmann (Miss France 1998), Rachel Legrain-Trapani (Miss France 2007), Marine Lorphin (Miss France 2013) and Chloe Mortaud (Miss France 2009) who joined Linda Hardy (Miss France 1 992), Mareva Galanter (Miss France 1999), Camille Cerf (Miss France 2015), Maeva Coucke (Miss France 2018), Melody Vilbert (Miss France 1995), Alexandra Rosenfeld (Miss France 2006).

Next year’s meeting for the 19th edition of Charity Day on September 11, 2020.


Washing of the Madeleine steps and festive evening closed the Franco-Brazilian Cultural Festival

The Brazilian Cultural Wash Festival of the Madeleine is the largest Brazilian event in all of Europe.

Created in 1998 by Roberto Chavez, a dancer born in Santa Amaro-Bahia Brazil, he was held at the Sacré Coeur church and was transferred to the Madeleine in 2002. He welcomes every year more than 30 000 people and takes place generally in September except last year where the organization Viva Madeleine, organizer of the event wanted to coincide with the Football World Cup, a must-see sport of the nation thus marking the link for social inclusion and peace between peoples, and the arrival of singer and former minister of culture Gilberto Gil, guest on the Grand Parade for Peace.

Born in Salvador de Bahia, the Lavage tradition has existed for more than two centuries and a half in Brazil, and represents the second largest popular festival after the carnival. It was originally called the “Senhor do Bonfim Festival” and was celebrated on the second Sunday of January after the day of the Kings (Dia de Reis).

To prepare the Senhor do Bonfim, the members of the “fraternity of lay devotees” forced the slaves to wash the new Bonfim Church, a Baroque masterpiece. <br /> Gathered in front of the closed door of the church, the slaves then decided to celebrate the feast on the forecourt and the steps of the building since 1774, with their rituals of Candomblé by instituting a procession punctuated by musical songs. still today the Church of Our Lady of the Conception of the Beach, patron saint of Bahia, until Bonfim, with its famous ribbons bracelets lucky. In 1998, the first Parisian wash took place and in 2002, on an idea of ​​Roberthino Chavès, dancer at Paradis Latin, the Franco-Brazilian Association “Viva Madeleine” was created to promote Brazilian culture in Europe.

This year, for several days, from the 5th to the 8th of September at the Carreau du Temple, a Village of Service, Gastronomy and Tourism with an artistic scene and the Grand Parade of the Place de la République at the Church of the Madeleine, have delighted participants. The 4-km course went through the Grands Boulevards, drawing 250 singers and artists dressed in white and adorned with flowers, as well as percussionists and dancers, to the steps of the Madeleine Church where Father Bruno Horaist, pastor of the Madeleine and Brazilian Ambassador to Paris Paulo Cesar de Oliveira Campo hosted the procession. A big closing party, Brazilian Vibes was the festival finale. An integral part of the official French artistic and cultural calendar, this 18th edition of the festival took place in a good-natured atmosphere.

Since 2014, the presenter TV, Cristina Cordula is the godmother of the event inspired by the washing of the Lord of Bonfim since 1754 in Salvador de Bahia. This event has been supported by the Paris City Hall and the Ile de France Region since 2005, the Permanent Delegation of Brazil to UNESCO since 2011 as a cultural value and is part of “La Route de l ‘ Slave “, global program for reconciliation, the duty of memory and historical truth, but also of the Brazilian Embassy in France.

After a long break, the Afro-Brazilian parade returned for the 8th year, organized by the association Fafadièse, as part of the Brazilian season “Brazil, Brazil”.

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On the theme of silk roads: Interactive tours in Chinese calligraphy

The exhibition “The Silk Roads: Travel through Chinese Characters” will take place in Lyon at the Palais de la Bourse from September 20 to 22.

On August 28, 2012, a conference on the upcoming exhibition “The Silk Roads: Travel through Chinese Characters” was held in Paris at the Inter Continental Paris Le Grand Hotel in the presence of Chinese guests, government representatives and the press from the two countries.

The year 2019 marks a quadruple commemoration, celebrating the 55th anniversary of the establishment of Sino-French diplomatic relations (late March with President Xi Jinping’s visit), the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China (October 1), the 100th anniversary of the Mouvement Travail-études en France (end March) and the 120th anniversary of the discovery of jiaguwen oraculate inscriptions in Anyang in Henan province.

On this occasion, the Chinese Scripture Museum, the Henan International Communications Office, the Henan Overseas Chinese Federation returning to China, Anyang City Hall, the Economics Journal, the Art and Design Magazine, HAIYAO Holdings and the Foreign Language Department of Tongji University worked together to set up this exhibition linking culture and technology, tradition and fashion, art and design. Through this exhibition, the passionate French audience of Chinese culture will be able to discover the Chinese characters, a thousand-year-old treasure, and answer questions about what these traits represent and learn about the oldest hieroglyphs, such as ,” , and “.

With the longest continuous tradition of an unchanging way of writing from high antiquity to the present, China has a writing that has played an important role in the millennial evolution and transmission of Chinese civilization since the oracle appeared about 4,000 years ago, or about 2,000 years after the invention of Mesopotamia’s cuneiforms; however, Chinese characters are the only ancient script to be broadcast and used up to the present day, including in Japan, North Korea, Vietnam,(…) or in more than 30 languages.

The sinograms date from 4,000 to 5,000 years (from the 15th century BC). The country’s economic development through the “Silk Roads” and since 2013 the “New Silk Roads” project has enabled the expansion of Chinese language practice in 170 countries. The goal is to connect the “Middle Kingdom” directly to all the areas and countries needed for its national interest and economic development. The creation of real economic corridors to its European (land), Arab and African (maritime) trading partners will enable the control of new communication routes through the construction of numerous infrastructure (roads, railways, airports, ports) and energy networks (pipeline, pipeline, electricity) in all the countries crossed. The influence of other counter-China powers, such as the US, will be thwarted.

Funding for this project will be provided through the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which was established in 2015 on a Chinese initiative. With more than $100 billion, it is expected to allocate more than $15 billion each year on a cruise (2017: $3.5 billion). In addition, there are other funds, including the $40 billion Silk Road Company Ltd and those that could be mobilized by the emerging New BRICS Development Bank (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa). In 2017, Fitch Ratings rated the number of projects planned or under way at over $900 billion.

The chronological exhibition will begin with the discovery of divinatory inscriptions engraved on bones or on tortoise scales and will continue with a selection of pieces showing the evolution of Chinese characters throughout history, until their development in the digital age. It will highlight the decorative quality of Chinese characters and the messages they convey, which can be found on printed silk scarves (oraculate motifs), inspired by emoticômes or pictogram-shaped sweets.

It all started in 1899 with Wang Yirong’s discovery of the first fragments of inscriptions on Oracle bone (jiaguwen bone writing) among the tens of thousands extracted from the site in the Yin Xu ruins in Anyang. These were the archeological records dating back to the posterior era of the Shang Dynasty (from the 14th to the 11th century BC), and which showed the oldest use of Chinese writing.dating back over 3,600 years. The archeological site of Yin Xu in Anyang (“Chinese Pompei”) has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List and Chinese inscriptions on Oracle bone (the jiaguwen) in the Memory of the World Register.

In 1999, the creation of the “Digitalization of Jiaguwen Design” and the concept of the “Rime of Design” began following the presentation of the characters by Chen Nan, professor at the Academy of Fine Arts of Tsinghua University, In 2017, the first bases of jiaguwen design revealed the beauty of the mathematical grid of the latter.

A total of 154,600 oracle bones have been discovered in the world, of which 127,900 are found in China, the majority of which are in mainland China (96,000) and Taiwan (30,200), and less than 100 in Hong Kong. The remainder (26,700) was collected in Japan, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Today, 2,000 of the 4,500 words on bone have been translated and research is underway. Recently, in order to advance the process, the “National Museum of Chinese Writing” launched an open-ended program to collect as many interpretations of the jiaguwen in China and overseas as possible, with a prize of 100,000 yuan for each derived word, with each Chinese character hiding a story.

This exhibition evokes not only the history of Chinese writing but also the culture of the country through the body, mountains and rivers, agriculture and harvesting, wine and meat, tools and weapons. It will be presented at the Palais de la Bourse (69002) in Lyon, a city in the heart of Fort Saint-Irénée (69005), the New Franco-Chinese Institute created in 2014 following the Franco-Chinese Institute, which welcomed nearly 500 Chinese students from 1922 From 1 to 1946 in Lyon, a unique feature at the time and which also houses a space dedicated to Chinese contemporary art since 2016. Each year, 3 temporary exhibitions follow one another. The artists, chosen in China in partnership with the Beijing Art House x2D Yishu8, are invited to Lyon as part of an art residence, and then present a 3 or 4 month exhibition.

In the same vein, the city hall of the 13th arrondissement organizes the Chinese Character Festival from September 10 to 14, where young and old can discover Chinese writing and its characters through conferences, round tables, exhibitions and practical workshops.

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Singer Jenifer ignited the stage for the first evening of the Pruneau Show

The Festival du Pruneau Show took place in Agen from 30 August to 1 September with a new artist on stage every evening: Jenifer on 30 August, Radio Elvis and Hoshi on 31 August and Alain Chamfort on 1 September.

For the 15th edition of this festival of the Grand Pruneau Show, numerous animations were organized around the prune of Agen, attracting more than 70,000 visitors to take place throughout the city before the big concert at Place du Doctor Esquirol. For example, the Pruneau Parade took to the streets with tanks and bandas. The gastronomy was not left out, with tastings of local products, aperitifs and demonstrations around the drying of plums, as well as films showing the manufacture of prunes and a history of the advertising film… The prune Challenge brought together teams of the press and institutions that are partners in the operation.

Jenifer’s concert ended the first evening after a long 2-year wait related to the traffic accident that the singer had been subjected to. The first part was played by Anahata, a pop rock quartet from the Agen region created in 2017 that makes mostly acoustic music in an effort to showcase the natural beauty of instruments and voice. This group is made up of Mylene Groussia, singer of the group and Ben Martin, former rugbyman and business student, composer-performer on guitar but also a guitarist, Tom Alexis.

In the second part, Jenifer appeared on stage accompanied by his group whose composition is unique because it is composed exclusively of girls. The audience was eager to find out the singer who was playing for the first time in Agen and who said that the performance almost didn’t take place because she and her band found themselves stranded for three hours on the way, before being saved by a driver named Mario.

Still as smiling and warm, the former Star Academy winner set fire from the second title, “My Revolution” and spectators picked up the lyrics in a chorus, with their arms in the air, she then picked up titles dating back about 15 years, such as “It’s Gold” (written by Calogero) or “Turn My Page”(20) 07) then it was the turn of these recent successes, including “The Simple Things” that she owes to Slimane.  There was also the romantic moment with the title “I Want Love” where the audience danced and lifted their smartphones. Jenifer then chained to pieces where she didn’t hesitate to move from one end of the stage to the other as she unraveled. The concert ended after an hour and a half with the title “In the Sun” which she dedicated to the city of Agen as well as 2 reminders.

Jenifer Bartoli was born on 15 November 1982 in Nice. At the age of 7, she won a great success in front of her family in Corsica where she performs “Milord” of Piaf, then at 10 she takes part in a concert by C. Jérôme in Corsica and at the age of 14, she performs in piano bars and restaurants on the French Riviera, and then 2 years later, she leaves for Paris where she presents herself at Gravur What’s up with Star, from where she comes out finalist. In 2001, she presented herself at the casting of the first edition of “Star Académy” which she won in front of Mario Barravecchia. She then released her first eponymous album with texts written by Lionel Florence (“I wait for love”) or Marc Lavoine (“Our common points”). The album received a “Platinium Award” for 1 million copies sold in Europe and its first solo concert tour attracted more than 350,000 spectators between October 2002 and March 2003, not forgetting its 5-time Olympia and Johnny Hallyday’s invitation in June 2003 to share with him on stage a duo about his song “I promise you,” during his tour of the stadiums.

For her second album, “Ma Revolution”, she collaborates with Calogero, Kyo or Marc Lévy and wins several awards including “Best French Artist at the MTV Europe Music Awards, Female Francophone Artist of the Year and Album francophone de l’une at the NRJ Music Awards. The sale of 600,000 copies of the album will bring him a platinum disk. She has a new tour in France (including 4 Zenith and 2 Olympia, Belgium, Switzerland and Tahiti, retraced to “Jenifer makes his live” at the end of 2005, and rewarded with a gold disk and a diamond DVD for its 100,000 copies sold.

On her 3rd album, “Lunatic” where she composed the music with her companion Maxim Nucci, she collaborates with David Verlant, Matthieu Chedid and Guillaume Canet .  Thanks to its 300,000 copies sold and its number 1 place in sales, it obtains a platinum disk. Between 2008 and 2009, she attracted 310,000 spectators for her tour and became the third most popular artist to her concerts and was awarded the trophy of “the French Female Artist” at the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes.

His 4th album “Call Me Jen” is noticed by the critic and has a circulation of 100,000, with the titles “I Dance”, “The Back of Paradise” and a new version of “The Mad Love.” She again won the NRJ Music Awards for Francophone Female Artist. A tour of more than 50 dates takes place in France, Belgium, Switzerland and, for the first time, Israel.
In 2012, Jenifer released his 5th album, “L’Amour et moi” with the single “Sur le fil” written and composed by the band Mutine. 100,000 copies are certified platinum disk. In the spring of 2012, she joined the jury of “The Voice”, on TF1, alongside Florent Pagny, Garou and Louis Bertignac, and stayed there until 2015. She has also been on the jury for the show “The Voice Kids” since the first season.

His 6th album, in 2013, is a collection of songs from France Gall. Despite a platinum disk, a controversy erupts between the 2 singers and after the summer, Jenifer cancels the 2014 tour and stops promoting the album.

The 7th album , “Paradis secret” with sounds from the 1960s/70s is unfortunately not a success and the tour planned for 2017 must stop following a road accident. At the beginning of 2017, however, Jenifer was featured in the feature film, “Don’t tell her”, a comedy by Solange Cicurel. She plays alongside Camille Chamoux, Stéphanie Crayencour, and Tania Garbarski, who are the main characters, she represents Laura, a divorced woman.

2018 is a year of projects since it plays the leading role in its first telefilm “Tracked” on TF1. She also participated in the dubbing of the film “Maya l’abelle 2: Honey games.”

As for music, she joined TF1 Music and prepared her 8th album “Nouvelle Page” with Yohann Malory, Slimane, Corson and Tibz.  This album has been a great success so far. Jenifer also announces his return on stage with two tours: one Near and Intimate, and the other Flamboyant and Electric.  She also finds her coach chair for the eighth season of “The Voice” as well as the sixth season of “The Voice Kids” in the 2019 season alongside Soprano, Amel Bent and Patrick Fiori .

This year, in 2019, she was featured in the credits for a new fiction “Time is Murder” in one of the main characters. In this new series of 8 episodes, currently broadcast on TF1, Jenifer plays the role of Salomé Romani, one of the antagonists of the adapted plot of Michel Bussi’s novel.

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Dogs also have a world day

August 26 is World Dog Day, a way to celebrate our friends on four legs; it was therefore normal to recall this date which highlights the “best friend of man.

For millennia, this friendship has existed all over the world. It was the Anglo-Saxons in particular who came up with the idea of creating this day, supported by international animal and animal organizations such as IFAW (International Fund for Animal Protection) or SPA . In all cases, the living conditions of dogs are highlighted and the quality of care improved. This day also allows us to focus on abandonment and find a good home for all those waiting in the shelters and thus avoid euthanasia.

On this day of remembrance, our hairy friends need all our respects, whether it be a massage, a party with congeners, a gift (toy, accessory…) or a special walk. For those who unfortunately are in shelters, blankets, toys and food are the welcome, as well as giving some time to associations and especially full of love.

On Monday, August 26, on the occasion of Dog Day, the Minister of Action and Public Accounts, Gérard Darmanin, insisted on honoring dogs at the service of the French customs. In fact, the use of intervention dogs by fire fighters, police or the army is predominant in research missions (people buried in natural disasters, narcotics, mines, kidnappings…) due to their olfactory and sensory skills. Some of them are medalists for their exploits and unfortunately others are losing their lives on duty like Diesel, a seven-year-old Malinese man killed in the Paris attacks during the Saint-Denis assault in 2015. According to police, “Dogs of assault and explosives search are essential in the missions of Raid operators”. You will also notice their presence during the July 14 parades with firefighters, police or alpine fighters.

Most of the animals used by the dog handlers are shepherds (from Beauce, German, Dutch, Belgian, including laekenois, tervueren, groenendael, Malinese, border collie, Pyrenees and colley) but also doberman, boxer, St Hubert, American Pitbull or beagle.

But another question arises: How many dogs are there in the world? The answer is about 500 million, of which 83 million are in the United States and 75 million are in Europe (5.5 million in Spain and Germany, 7.2 million in France, 8.5 million in the United Kingdom and 12.5 million in Russia), the countries in Europe where they are the least numerous are Estonia (180,000), Switzerland (4400 0) and Greece (660,000) according to dog food manufacturers. Asia figures (110 million in China, 32 million and 20 million in India); Africa (78 million and 70 million strays according to WHO) and the Middle East (71,000 in Egypt, 50,000 in Lebanon and 32,000 in Saudi Arabia) and South America (30 million in Brazil, 6.5 million in Argentina and 5 million in Colombia) are highly uncertain; in addition, most animals in the wild or on the streets are not counted.

In terms of race, there are about 700 different races according to their weight, according to the International Cynological Federation (CFI):

Giant ice creams, made up of dogs over 150 pounds. This is the Spanish Mâtin, which can in some cases exceed 120 kg, and the Saint Bernard.
Large breeds, ranging from 25 to 50 kg. Representatives include Rottweiler, a centuries-old one, and the powerful Alaskan Malamute.
Average races between 15 and 24 kg. Among them, the English Bouledogue, with its docile and faithful port, and the Caniche (there are several races).
Small breeds between 5 and 14 kg. It is said to be the Dwarf Schnauzer, with its many qualities for the owners, such as hunting, guarding, pet dog, etc. Also included in this category are the Carlins.
Dwarf races, weighing less than 10 pounds. This category includes the Cree-haired Bichon, a race that stands out for its intelligence, the Maltese Bichon, which owes its name to the hunt of rats in boats, and the famous Chihuahua, the smallest of the races. Some of its representatives do not even exceed half a kilo.
The market on the margins of pets is expanding due to the increasing number of animals in the homes, almost one in two. Dog owners spend an average of 800 euros per animal per year mainly on food that is getting closer to that of humans (organic for example), the costs for hygiene, beauty and health are about 600 euros per year, not to mention insurance and accessories. In order to maintain the well-being of their companion, grooming rooms, pensions, day care centers and petsitters are multiplied.

Every year, the Pet Fair, Animal Expo, is held on the first weekend of October at the Parc Floral de Vincennes and the canine exhibitions allow you to take pride of place on the most beautiful animals; in January, the Paris Animal Show took place at Porte de Versailles.