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Public screening of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Paris

The FIFA World Cup 2018 will have its kickoff in two days. But, will there be public screenings in Paris? What about the area in front of Hotel de Ville (City Hall)?

During the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and during Euro 2016 big screens were placed in front of Hotel de Ville in the heart of Paris, and thousands of people gathered to watch the matches. But, the world isn’t as easy as it once was, and due to terrorist attacks and terrorist threats, very strict rules have been made when it comes to showing football matches on outdoor areas in Paris.

Public screenings in Paris

An official from the ministry have said: “I remind all publicly-elected officials of the fact that ‘big screen’ zones are completely forbidden in public spaces.” This is quite similar to what’s going on in Brussels, where public screenings have been banned, but there are some exceptions. And, there might be some exceptions in Paris as well.

During the European Championship in 2016, there were dedicated fan zones in the ten “host” cities in France. These were all heavily guarded and protected, and thus they managed to keep terrorist attacks away. But, this time there will be no official places guarded and protected, and thus local event managers will have to do the job themselves if they want to have a public screening somewhere. But, not only will they have to arrange with the security, protection, controls, and guards, but they will also have to pay the bill for the entire program themselves. And, that will be a tough nut to crack, and for that reason, we do not expect there to be public screenings of the FIFA World Cup outdoors in Paris.

But, if you really want to watch the FIFA World Cup with friends in Paris, why not visit a pub instead? There are quite a lot of sports-bars in Paris, and beneath you can find the name and website of some good places you could go.

These could be good options if you want to watch the World Cup in Paris. The matches will be broadcasted mostly by TF1 in France, meaning that you can also watch them on the TV in your hotel room.

You can find a full World Cup schedule right here. If you want more instructions on how you could possibly stream the matches on the Internet (if you want to watch it on BBC/ITV in the UK instead of TF1 in France), check this site.

When will France play?

France will play their first match in the FIFA World Cup against Australia on June 16th (in four days from now). They will then play against Peru on June 21st, and their last group stage match will be against Denmark on June 26th. They have ended up in a tough group, and especially Denmark and Peru should be considered tough opponents. Neither of the teams has lost in more than 10 matches, but that might have changed before France will play against the teams on June 21st and June 26th. Denmark will play against Peru on June 16th, so that will be an interesting match to follow for those looking to watch some great football matches.

Eugène Delacroix in the Louvre Museum [Exhibition]

DelacroixThe last big exhibition about Eugène Delacroix in Paris was held in 1963, 200 years after the French painters’ death. But, now it is time for a new exhibition for those who want to know more about one of the most famous French painters’ of all time.

This exhibition presenting more than 180 works of Delacroix is a cooperation between the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Louvre museum in Paris. The exhibition opened on March 29th in 2018 and will remain available and open until July 23rd. Do not miss out on it if you are a fan of magnificent art, as we have no clue when such a big Delacroix exhibition will come to Paris in the future again.

Would you like to read more about other events in Paris? Or maybe you want to find out more about the most famous attractions in Paris? Look around in our Paris Guide and get inspired.

Want to pay with Bitcoin in Paris? Here are some places to visit!

Do you want to spend some virtual money, Bitcoin, during your stay in Paris? Here are some places which will allow you to pay with Bitcoin as you walk the streets of Paris.

Is Bitcoin a bubble, or is Bitcoin the future? It is hard to say, but it can be said for sure, Bitcoin gets a lot of attention in media all the time. So, why not spend some Bitcoin as you come to the French capital? But, there are not many places which will let you pay with Bitcoin, but there are some, and here you will find a list presenting some of them.

You should be aware of the fact that with extremely high Bitcoin transaction fees, it might be that some of the places will stop accepting Bitcoin, but with the lightning network coming to Bitcoin soon, we hope that speeds will go up and fees will go down. So, give it a try, and enjoy spending your Bitcoins in Paris.

Places that accept Bitcoin in Paris

Oda Jeanne – Buy French fashion with Bitcoin

Would you like to buy some beautiful clothes in Paris? This is a fashion store for women, and they are supposed to accept Bitcoin as a payment method. You can visit their website at http://www.odajeanne.com/.

Glasscove – Fashion for both genders

Would you like to bring your boyfriend and buy some clothes to him as well? Why not check out the store Glasscove? You can find their website at https://www.boutiqueglasscove.com/.

Le pas sage – Eat your Bitcoin

Why not grab something nice to eat while in Paris? At Le pas sage you can eat delicious French food, and finish your stay paying for everything with Bitcoin. You can find their website at https://restaurant-lepassage.fr/.

Il Bugigattolo – This sounds cool

Il Bugigattolo is the restaurant with the nicest website and they even have a Bitcoin logo on their website. This restaurant also has a 4,5/5 score at TripAdvisor, making it a fairly good place based on reviews written by visitors. Would you like to give it a try? You can visit the Il Bugigattolo website here.

LePicotin – One more restaurant

If you are tired, LePicotin almost looks like LeBitcoin, just mixing up some letters and order. But, LePicotin is not connected to Bitcoin in any other way than the fact that they accept Bitcoin payments as you visit the restaurant for a meal. You can find out more about LePicotin at their website.

Buy this hamburger at LePicotin in Paris and pay with Bitcoin
Buy this hamburger at LePicotin in Paris and pay with Bitcoin

The Bitcoin Centre

This is not a place where you spend a lot of Bitcoin (necessarily), but you visit it because you are a Bitcoin enthusiast who wants to visit the first Bitcoin center in Europe. You can find a Bitcoin ATM here, and this is a perfect place to learn more about Bitcoin and to meet others who share the same passion. More information about the Bitcoin center in Paris can be found on its Facebook page.

More places accepting Bitcoin in Paris?

Yes, we know this was a very short list. But, we would love to make it longer. Why don’t you write a comment and tell us about more places accepting Bitcoin in Paris, and we will do our uttermost to update and make this list much better and more comprehensive. Good idea, isn’t it?

Do you want to know more about how you can buy and trade with Bitcoin? It might sound complicated, but you will for sure find answers as you visit the Bitcoin center in Paris. Have you gotten the Bitcoin infection? Think about cryptos all day and feel like trading some? Read more about different cryptocurrency exchanges in this article to find out which exchange will be the best for you.

 

Shakira concerts in Paris

Shakira ParisOn November 10th and November 11th Shakira will perform in the AccorHotels Arena in Paris. Are you ready for a party on this Friday or Saturday? Get tickets for the Shakira concert right away!

Shakira is out touring the world again, but this time she will not visit that many cities in Europe. Paris is, as a result, a very lucky city, considering the fact that Shakira will perform twice in the French capital. The first concert will start at 20.00 on November 10th in the AccorHotels Arena, while the second concert on Saturday, November 11th, will start at 20.00 in the same venue.

Besides the Shakira concerts in Paris, the diva will also perform in Antwerpen, Amsterdam, Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Zurich and some more cities in Europe.

Would you like to be there at one of the Shakira concerts in Paris in November? You can buy tickets using the ticket link beneath.

Shakira Paris 2017

Accor Hotels Arena
November 10th & 11th

Tickets: Viagogo

For more information about other programs and happenings taking place in Paris, look around here in our Paris Guide.

Christmas markets in Paris 2017

Christmas is soon upon us, but before the big Christmas celebration, let us visit a Christmas market. But, when will the Christmas markets be arranged in Paris in 2017?

At the time we are writing this article, little can be known about the Christmas market dates in Paris. There will be lots of grandevous Christmas markets in Paris, but the dates for the markets haven’t been made official yet.

Christmas market in Paris 2017
Christmas in Paris – By Felix Catana / Shutterstock

Christmas market by the Eiffel Tower

By the Eiffel Tower, there will be a very nice Christmas market combined with a big ice rink. The market is one of the most beautiful places to visit before Christmas.

Dates: nothing set yet

Christmas market in Champs-Elysées

This might be the most frequently visited Christmas market in Paris, considering its magnificent location. The markets open around 10.30 every day and stay open until midnight (and sometimes even longer).

Dates: nothing set yet

Christmas market at Montparnasse

This is the market known for its local food and snacks. Why not take a look at the Christmas market at Montparnasse while in Paris?

Dates: no official dates available yet

Christmas market by Notre Dame

When you visit Paris, you will for sure visit the beautiful Notre Dame. So, why not combine your visit to the church with a little look around at the Christmas market outside the Notre Dame church? Here you can buy lots of hand-made products, and there will also be a stage with entertainment, and people even say that Santa Claus will drop by this market.

Dates: not available yet