Sunday, 24 March 2013

1613-2013

Yesterday at Paris-la Défense train station on my way to a shopping spree in Paris... Some of you might remember that 2013 is Le Nôtre year in Versailles and indeed all of France, celebrating the 400th birthday of Louis XIVth's genius gardener. There will be quite a few things happening, and hopefully you'll get coverage of them by yours truly! These ads are invitations to visit: 'in 2013, Versailles cultivates its garden', in reference to Voltaire's words. The programme (en français) is this way.

Cette photo a été prise hier à la gare de Paris-la Défense alors que j'allais faire du shopping à Paris. Certains d'entre vous se souviennent peut-être que 2013 est l'année Le Nôtre à Versailles, et ailleurs en France, célébrant ainsi le 400è anniversaire de la naissance du génial jardinier de Louis XIV (le programme c'est par ici). Ces affiches, empruntant à Voltaire, invitent à se rendre à Versailles "qui cultive son jardin en 2013".

13 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Looks fantastic! I'd love to be there to enjoy it in person!! Hope your weekend is going well, Ciel, and I hope you will share more of the celebration with us!!

Randy said...

I know how it was here for our 400th. I would love to visit during your cities.

Jack said...

So, we have a lot to look forward to. I hope the shopping trip was a success.

Bob Crowe said...

I look forward to more. We've never made it out to La Defense. (Why?) My brother's employer's headquarters is there (Saint-Gobain) and he has to go way too often.

Cezar and Léia said...

I would like to visit this event, the poster is very beautiful!
Hugs
Léia

Theanne said...

look forward to your photos!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A shopping spree in Paris! Excusez-moi Ciel,while je tourne une ombre lumineuse de vert! Enjoy, think of moi :)

Lowell said...

Shopping spree? Hmmm...

This does look like a lot of fun...the gardens were absolutely stupendous!

Thérèse said...

Nous te suivrons avec attention et avec grand plaisir!
Le programme est Génial, quelle merveilleuse idée... ils ont des sous à Versailles!

Loree said...

I remember reading about Le Notre in a Reader's Digest. It's fascinating that Versailles is dedicating a year to him.

VP said...

The man was a genius and he deserve this honor!

Barbara Farr said...

I look forward to you sharing wonderful shots of the event.

LONDONLULU said...

And what a man worth celebrating! The poster is a gorgeous design. And last but not least, shopping spree in Paris? What better way to kick things off!