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Foodie fest to take place in Paris

Posted on Wednesday 29 June 2011 in France

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Food and music festivals are in Paris this summer. - France Travel News

On July 1, roughly two weeks before the July 14 French independence holiday, the annual Bazarette du Fooding will take place in Paris as a part of the Days Off festival, The New York Times reports. Australians with flights to Paris around that time may want to consider stopping for food or drink at this foodie festival. Tickets for the gastronomic exposition are priced around $22, the proceeds of which will be donated to charity. Required reservations can be made as of June 28 on the Le Fooding Web page.

The event will also be taking place in Arles, a town in south-central France that features a Roman arena, aqueducts and a Vincent Van Gogh museum. Biarritz, a resort town in the southwest corner of France, will also host a Bazarette du Fooding.

"Convenience store" is the loose translation of "bazarette," though this festival's version is a decidedly upscale one, the news source states. D.J. and acoustic sets will be performed by up-and-coming artists, signature drinks will be mixed for festival-goers and celebrity food producers from Paris and more exotic locales will be serving samples to attendees.

Gontran Cherrier, known for his tasty and terrific-looking loaves, will supply the bread, including morsels colored by squid ink and paprika, the news source notes. Terroirs d'Avenir will provide the organic fruits and vegetables and Yves-Marie Le Bourdonnec, known as the "Bohemian butcher," will cook some of his house-cured beef.

Desserts will be taken care of by Joyeuse's Maison Charaix, whose macaroons are made from a 400-year-old recipe, the news source reports. Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson will concoct an aperitif with barley and almond flavorings.

The Days Off music festival will take place at the Cite de la Musique in the 19th arrondissement, or city district, of Paris and Salle Pleyel, in the 8th district. Australians who are looking for an activity for their Paris holidays may want to visit these music venues, both of which are accessible by metro. Tickets can be purchased online at the festival's website, without reservation fees, and printed at home.

The summer festival will run from June 30 to July 11, with performances by American artists Cat Power and Fleet Foxes, as well as legendary French actress Jeanne Moreau. 

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