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Marchés de Noël - Christmas Markets are well underway! 
There are lots of them, and they're in full swing.  The two largest are opening mid-month this year:

- till January 8 on the Avenue des Champs Elysées
- till December 27 at the Esplanade de La Défense

Other Christmas Markets will be opening around Paris in December, see the full list (en françaishere. Click through to our full calendar to get more details.  

December 15-early January 
All of the Manèges, aka Carrousels de Paris, in the 3rd through 20th arrondissements of Paris are free for children for the holidays (my favorite is in the Jardins du Trocadéro, but the lines are longest). See the full list here. Open daily 11am-9pm.

December 7-11
Winter is circus time in Paris! Lots of options--for example the Cirque du Soleil (Dec. 7-11) with this year's Varekai performance. At the Accorhotels arena (12e), seats from 37€ to 80€. But there are lots of others. See the complete list for other circus and circus-like spectacles. 

Click here to see the full calendar of events...

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Wednesday
Feb272013

We're All Guilty of Green Washing (even in France)

The French group Tryo put out this great video for their song "Green Washing". Lyrics in English and French below the video. This is a song about how consumers prefer "green washing" (or the practice of slapping a green label on something that really isn't that environmentally friendly) to actually changing our lifestyle and making better choices for the planet. Something to think about...

Green Washing Lyrics (English)

We want green (6x) washing
We want plane rides
airbus, and diesel
mandarins all seasons

Great trip in the sky
some high tech at home
new technologie
We want to say sorry
and ease our mind

we want meat from argentinia
some meat at every meal
work-food in the kitchen
we want sugar, we want fat
we want less expensive, we want better
we wany always a little of somewhere else
We want the sea, we want summer
even in winters we want to tan

we want green (6x) washing
it's us, the best pinnochios of marketing
we want green (6x) washing

we want pebbles under sands
We want beaches of white sands
networks for our cell phones
we always want the network to be on maximum
we want reasonables orgies
greats concrete exchangers
and friends always available
we want party and ghettos

we want green (6x) washing
we're the best pinnochios of marketing
we want green (6x) washing

we want water that always flows
and less wrinkles
we want youth in a powder
we want snow in summer
greats buildings under the sun
we want pharaonic monuments
we want everywhere the same
some wi-fi and digital

we want green (6x) washing
it's usthe best, pinnochios of marketing
we want green (6x) washing

we want to phosphate-free detergents
all organic shampoo
forests for our 4x4s
Coal in our cosmetics
abusive slogans "more white than white" "more green than green"
ecological mascaras while we get high with nuclear

we want green (6x) washing
we want green (6x) washing
we want to say sorry, ease our mind
we want green (6x) washing
we want the sea, we want summer, we want to tan
we want green (6x) washing
we want parties and ghettos
we want green (6x) washing
we are the best
we want green (6x) washing

Green Washing Lyrics (French)


On veut du green, green, green, green, green, greenwashing

on veut des tours d'avions
des airbus, du diesel
des mandarines toutes les saisons
des grands voyages dans le ciel
du high tech à la maison
de la nouvelle technologie
on veut pouvoir dire pardon et
soulager son esprit

on veut d la viande d'argentine
d la bidoche à tous les repas
de la work-food dans la cuisine
on veut du sucre, on veut du gras
on veut moin cher on veut meilleur
on veut toujours un peu d'ailleurs
on veut la mer, on veut l'été
même en hiver on veut bronzer

On veut du green, green, green, green, green, greenwashing
c'est nous les as les pinnochio du marketing
On veut du green, green, green, green, green, greenwashing

on les galets sous le sable
on veut des plages de sable blanc
du réseau pour nos portables
on voudrait 4barres tout le temps
des orgies résonnables
des grands échangeurs de béton
et des amis toujours joignables
on. veut des bals et des ghettos

On veut du green, green, green, green, green, greenwashing
c'est nous les as les pinnochio du marketing
On veut du green, green, green, green, green, greenwashing

on veut de l'eau toujours qui coule
et des rides un peu moin creusées
on veut de la jeunesse en poudre
on veut de la neige en été
des grands buildings sous le soleil
des monuments pharaonniques
on veut partout partout pareil
delà wi-fi du numérique

On veut du green, green, green, green, green, greenwashing
c'est nous les as les pinnochio du marketing
On veut du green, green, green, green, green, greenwashing

on veut des lessives sans phosphate
du shampoing tout organique
des forêts pour nos 4x4
du charbon dans nos cosmétiques
des slogans abusifs "plus blanc que blanc" "plus vert que vert"
mascaras écologique pendant qu'on se shoot au nucléaire

On veut du green, green, green, green, green, greenwashing
On veut du green, green, green, green, green, greenwashing
on veut pouvoir dire pardon, soulager son esprit
On veut du green, green, green, green, green, greenwashing
on veut la mer on veut l'été on veut bronzer
On veut du green, green, green, green, green, greenwashing
on veut des bals et des ghettos
On veut du green, green, green, green, green, greenwashing
c'est nous les as
On veut du green, green, green, green, green, greenwashing

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Reader Comments (1)

Brilliant!
Thanks Carolg
March 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterParisbreakfast

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