Paris Update What’s New in Paris
ILE DE SEGUIN ECO-CRUISE
Balade Fluviale: Association Espaces is offering one-hour summer nature cruises around the Ile Seguin and the Ile Saint-Germain, just outside of Paris, Wed.-Sun.
at 11am, noon, and on the hour from 2pm to 6pm. Tel.: 06 75 66 95 83.
BAD BOOKSTORE NEWS
Village Voice Bookshop: The Village Voice, probably Paris’s best and best-loved English-language bookstore, will close on July 31 after 30 years. Au revoir, Odile, et merci for all the great advice, great books and great readings!
PARIS IN THE DARK
Paris les Yeux Fermé: Visit Paris blindfolded in the company of a special guide. July 6-14, 1pm-5:45pm. Free. Reservations: 01 40 03 78 10. Meeting point: Place Hannah-Arendt, 75019 Paris.
COCKY NEW RESTAURANT
Le Coq Rico: Superstar chef Antoine Westermann has opened another new
restaurant in Paris, specializing in pricey roasted chicken. 98, rue Lepic, 75018. Tel.: 01 42 59 82 89.
CENSORSHIP AT VERSAILLES
Joana Vasconcelos Versailles: The exhibition of the work of a contemporary artist in the Palace of Versailles is now an annual event, and Joana Vasconcelos is the first woman to be chosen. Unfortunately, the new director of the château cut one of the works meant to be in the show: an elegant chandelier made of (unused) tampons.