Harry Winston may not be as well known to the French as the jewellers on place Vendôme, but it is a venerable American establishment, famously name-checked in the Marily Monroe song “Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend” and still considered one of the most famous jewellers in the world.
Harry Winston the man worked in his father's store in the early 1900s, after the family emigrated to the States from the Ukraine. Over the years he started to amass an impressive collection of jewels, many - ironically - bought from Cartier.
Now with a small network of boutiques around the world (seven in the USA and 10 elsewhere), only two are in Europe: London and Paris. The avenue Montaigne branch is probably best known for two large robberies in October 2007 and October 2008 (for which several arrests have been made). You may want to avoid the store in October then...
Pelouse Reuilly welcomes "Foire du Trone" the oldest funfair festival in all Europe
Get ready for the "Foire du Trone" which has returned from March to May, on the Pelouse de Reuilly in Paris. With its 350 attractions and 80 rides, the Foire du Trone will satisfy the most demanding children and adults during its 1058th edition! Wow, This one of the oldest and most festive festivals in all Europe.
The idea of eating churros, candy floss and toffee apples tickles you? No worries, your wish will soon become a reality since the 2015 vintage of the Foire du Trone is in preparation. The most popular carnival in French settles back on the Reuilly pelouse and waiting for its 3 million annual visitors.
The Fun Fair brings together all generations. It is a true cultural event which meets all ages, all socio-professional categories, all religions ... and that the common thread is to have fun with family or friends.
The "Foire du Trone" festival offers a wealth of attractions to suit all tastes and styles, so the thrill seekers will be served with roller coasters, haunted houses and other thrilling rides. Families with children will also be spoiled with the famous Big Wheel, amusement rides for children or the Lottery stands.
In addition to the traditional and breathtaking rides such as the Big Wheel, the Star Flyer...this year, two new thrilling rides are awaiting the brave: the Spin Ball and the Starlight which will provide unprecedented thrills.