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February 8, 2011By Paris UpdateWhat's New Potpourri




Screen shot of the Google Art Project’s Château de Versailles page.

play The Château de Versailles is the only French museum that has agreed to have its collection photographed for the Google Art Project. Click here to explore the château and its works – along with those of MoMA in New York, the Prado in Madrid and many others – in high resolution.

play The Evin Law, which severely restricts alcohol and tobacco advertising in France, has been reinterpreted to avoid such absurdities as airbrushing cigarettes and pipes from the hands of such famous smokers as Serge Gainsbourg, Coco Chanel and Jacques Tati in posters for films and exhibitions.

play Finally, late-night pizza delivery has arrived in Paris for those of us with un-French irregular eating hours: Pizza by Night delivers between 11pm and 5am.

play The fate of the Frank Gehry-designed Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation in the Bois de Boulogne is up in the air a year after construction began. A court order has halted work on it following a lawsuit filed by neighbors in the wealthy suburb of Paris.


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