Events,  Life in Paris & France

A Stroll on a Tightrope Stretched Across the Seine

April 6 was the scene of water events in Paris; Paris Marathon runners sweat a lot and crossed the Seine on a bridge. Watching from the Charles de Gaulle bridges that links the Gare de Lyon and the Gare d’Austerlitz, Denis Josselin crossed the Seine on a tightrope. ParisiannewsTV made a video that includes an interview with Denis Josselin with English subtitles.

The river Seine is busy year round with boats and activities.I found out about the tightrope walker on the Paris Mayor’s office website “Que faire à Paris“. Click on “Une semaine à Paris en un clic” (One week in Paris in one click) Voilà you now speak French :-) Use Google Translate to decipher the timeline.

The Ports of Paris (available in English) held the “Vog’en Seine” event with special deals on the tourist boats. Information for other Seine events is at Loisirs en Seine (available in English).

 

This Web site and and its blog articles are for travelers to Paris who are looking for advice from someone who lives in Paris. These tips are "for Parisians at heart". Many people would like to visit, some can and some cannot - so I will help you enjoy a glimpse of the city and its surroundings. This project has been ongoing since 2002. Prior to living in Paris (since 1992) my European history began in the early 70s with three years in Wiesbaden, Germany. My next foray onto the Continent was in the mid-80s after graduation from the University of Florida (where I met Erik): traveling around Europe and UK with my friend, Margie, hitchhiking around and working in Ireland. After living and working as a journalist in Sweden for four years, traveling on boats, the Trans-Siberian Railway, local trains and planes took Erik and I around the world. I began working as a flight attendant in 1990 for American Airlines, based in Chicago. We moved to Paris, France in 1992 where I commuted between Paris and Chicago for my flight attendant/stewardess job. Finally my inner voice said "Stop!" and I left American Airlines six weeks shy of 20 years January 1, 2010. Now that is over and I am back working as a journalist and photographer full time on Colleensparis.com - My videos are posted on YouTube on the colleensparis youtube channel. and I am active in Toastmasters 75. Enjoy!