Michelin announced its annual French restaurant awards this week and shocked the world by giving a vegan restaurant named ONA (for “Origine Non Animale”) in the town of Ares one star – this in a country where bacon was considered a vegetarian food not so long ago! (The Guardian). More details about the awards: (France 24), (Michelin)
French workers are well-known for their tendency to strike, and this fact will not belie that reputation: there has been a railroad strike in France every year since 1947. Isn’t it time to ask why? (The Local) And a look at the strike prospects for this year: (The Local)
Ancient grave with child and puppy
A touching Roman-era archaeological discovery in France: the grave of a year-old child buried with its puppy and a wealth of objects and food. (Smithsonian Magazine)
European art exhibitions in 2021
Among the major art events planned for this year are two in Paris: the opening of the Bourse de Commerce, which will be home to magnate François Pinault’s art collection, and a Botticelli exhibition at the Musée Jacquemart-André. (Christie’s Magazine) Click here for a list of upcoming exhibitions in Paris.
The century-old Gibert Jeune, a bookstore chain that is nothing less than an institution in Paris’s Latin Quarter, is shutting the doors of its flagship store. (The Guardian)