Have you ever thought about how many years Madonna (born Louise Veronica Ciccone) holds a title of the Queen of Pop-Music? It is even terrible to think that this gorgeous singer, dancer, actress, director, producer, business woman and just a beautiful woman began her musical career more than 30 (!!!) years ago. However, not everyone knows that at that time she was a drummer in the band Breakfast Club, created with her friend. Fortunately, Louise did not wear out the seat of her trousers behind the drums and very quickly realized fully that she would bring home the bacon as a solo singer.
Paris is the home of one of the four major professional tennis tournaments - Roland Garros. For its long history this competition has opened for the world many new “stars” of ball and racket, the recognized masters of tennis proved their right to be called the best of the best here. And devoted fans enjoy this game at stands of the legendary club since 1891.
However, not only the famous and prestigious “Grand Slam” tournament connects Paris with tennis. This sport is very popular among inhabitants of the French capital. Small and old visit tennis courts every day - not for the glory but just to enjoy the game.
“Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Sleeping Beauty,” “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”… Not only children but and their parents leave Parisian Disneyland with burning eyes.
You will always meet queues for all the attractions - and there are some dozens of them. And that’s even good – you’ll have time to relax, to calm emotions from a previous spectacular show.
The list of performances you should not miss in any case are very big:
On Big Thunder Mountain you get in a fast car - and it, almost slipping off the rails, will takes you deep into the mountains.
Metallica. This word is known not only to every fan of “metal”, but, perhaps, all adults in the world. Metallica - a legend, these guys are the best of the best in their musical direction, these are the people who characterize a full epoch.
All the albums of the band were sold in millions copies and their performances had been gathering together thousands fans in every corner of the world, their songs to be heard on radio stations around the world.
One of the most expensive bottles of whiskey in the world is on sale in the famous Parisian shop Lavinia. The organizers of the event - Chivas Brothers, the drink was blended by one of the best contemporary masters - Colin Scott. The cost of this whiskey in the bottle with 413 diamonds - 200,000 euros
Chateau de Chambord (Castle of Chambord). Gorgeous pompous residence of the kings, a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture. These and many other descriptions suit ideally for the luxury Chambord on the Loire. This ancient residence of French monarchs is located to the east of Blois and considered the main attraction of this area.
Blues, blues-rock, hard-rock, boogie-woogie – music, played by ZZ Top, combines a variety of genres and therefore many people love their songs. Heavy metal fans for severity of guitar riffs, blues fans - for emotionality and sensuality of their slow songs, punks - for “hooliganism” and energy.
And the rock-and-roll recklessness that reigns on stage when the legendary “bearded” men set foot on it, attracts many music fans around the world to a group with such an unusual sound. For their creativity work ZZ Top were included into the Rock n ‘roll Hall of Fame and had become a part of the “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock».
By the words of the musician, the new eighth Marilyn Manson’s album (born Brian Hugh Warner) «Born Villain» is quite different from what fans of the star got accustomed to hear. The album will not be like the previous songs of Marilyn Manson, and something like the shock-rocker listened before to become a star - Killing Joke, Joy Division, Revolting Cocks, Bauhaus, Birthday Party, etc., the musician confesses.
«Born Villain» sounds a little bit like the blues,”- Marilyn Manson said in a recent interview. However, among the rules, the rocker honors, there is “to keep something back” :-).
Mysterious Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, an embodiment of the feminine beauty Venus de Milo sculpture - these and many other invaluable masterpieces are exhibited in the Louvre (Musée du Louvre).
It has an enormous collection of paintings, sculptures and other works of art. Not surprisingly that the Louvre is the most famous and visited museum in the world.
As an exhibition space Louvre has being used more than two centuries. It became a museum after half a millennium as it was a fortress and the royal palace. When the residence of French kings moved to Versailles the Louvre had fallen into decay and could be destroyed. And none other than Napoleon Bonaparte saved the palace and transformed it into a museum. However, before this idea was advanced by the King Louis XV, but the French Revolution had changed the plans.
The famous French cabaret Le Crazy Horse, one of the most popular in the world along with Moulin Rouge, offers residents and guests of Paris the new performance “The Flame» («Feu»). An outside art director of the show became a “king of shoes and accessories» Christian Louboutin - a favorite shoemaker of the burlesque star Dita von Teese. By the way, we could see a gorgeous Dita on the stage of Crazy Horse just a few years ago.
The choice of «Feu» director is not surprising - in consideration of the fact that costumes of dancers of Le Crazy Horse are only shoes and jewelry generally. Of course, the girls appear on stage in the shoes of Mr. Louboutin.
Corsica. What do you know about this amazing place? From school days we know that Corsica - a birthplace of the great French Emperor Napoleon, but it’s not the only dignity of the island. This is a place with a delightful nature and rich history. And if you were not here, be sure to visit Corsica which the ancient Greeks called “most beautiful”, and they were the true connoisseurs of beauty. The centuries have passed and the island is still satisfying its proud description.
So, what’s the surprise of Corsica? First, mountains… Corsican mountains surprisingly combine unique vineyards, forests, swift rivers, magnificent beaches with azure waters and golden sands. The mountains are the home of beautiful villages and hunting grounds whose history has more than one century. Foots of the mountains are surrounded with numerous modern hotels, getting travellers from around the world.
Canadian musician Alanis Morissette is the author of many popular hits. The singer puts soul into every her song and she writes music and lyrics herself.
There is a significant story that happened when she was just getting ready to record her first “adult” album «Jagged Little Pill». Alanis wrote songs’ lyrics in a paper notebook which was carried with her into a bag constantly. Once in Los Angeles where the girl rented a tiny apartment, she was attacked by robbers. While they were digging in a bag, threatening to Alanis with a gun, she thought not about herself and her modest property but about the notebook with poems. “I have prayed to be nothing wrong with the notebook” – says the singer later the years. Everything was ok – and Alanis Morissette had sold 30 million copies of her first album.
Tickets for the long-awaited concert in Paris, The Cranberries, scheduled for the end of June, are almost sold out. Fortunately, the Irish rock band will give one more performance for its fans in the French capital.
The second concert will be held on November 25 at the concert complex «Zenith». Tickets are on sale already. Their cost is about the same as for the June show - from 56 to 67 euros.
This spring the famous French actor and sex symbol of the last century Alain Delon puts up for auction his collection of watches he collected during 50 years.
This is not the first “sale” by the star. Last autumn Delon sold about a thousand bottles of elite wine at the restaurant “Fouquet’s” on the Champs-Elysees and made more than 250.000 euros – a double cost of assessed value.
April 5 the Parisian auction house “Cornette de Saint Cyr will offer 100 watches from the collection of Alain Delon at the Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild. Among them - Rolex, Cartier, Blancpain, Audemars-Piguet, Vacheron Constantin, Breitling, and other luxury brands.
Disneyland… This is a joy for young guests of Paris and, of course, for their parents who are able to be plunged into the wonderful atmosphere of celebration and childhood. And this year this Parisian amusement park celebrates its twentieth anniversary.
In honor of this momentous event Disneyland will organize a magnificent laser show for its guests. The grand action will take place on April 1st at the Castle of Sleeping Beauty. Basis of the performance - the story of Peter Pan, robed in wonderful light and musical effects.
Paris Disneyland invites all residents and guests of the city for the luxury show and guarantees an excellent impression of the spectate.
As history tells us, the first French real feudal castle was built by seignior Gautier de Valencay in the 13th century. After that it belonged to the family of Chalon-Tonnerre, what was connected with the marriage contract, had been rebuilt and expanded with new facilities. Such families as d’Etamp, Chaumont de la Miller and Legendre were also owners of this old castle and all of them had tried to bring something of themselves into the architecture of the chateau.
We can not say that all these French names didn’t go down in history of the country someway, but the greatest glory the Castle of Valencay got thanks to the legendary French Foreign Minister of the three regimes (including the era of Emperor Napoleon) Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord - a man who became one of the best European diplomats of all times. Until now the name of Tayleran is often associated with such important concepts of politics as agility, cunning and unscrupulousness.