Missing a week at the opening of the “Salon Nautique International de Paris” (December 5-13). The boats start to invade the streets of the French capital. A unique photo gallery of giants sailing in Paris.
And a great song to heard while you look the pictures. This is the Paris we love!
Every year, at the start of December, the Nautic Paris Boat Show takes place, constituting an unmissable event for the entire marine leisure community. For nine whole days, the Porte de Versailles is transformed into the largest indoor port in France; and this enables more than 800 exhibitors to present their products and know-how to enthusiastic visitors, first-time purchasers, and practicing and potential boaters.
About Jacques Brel
Jacques Romain Georges Brel was a Belgian singer, songwriter, actor and director who composed and performed literate, thoughtful, and theatrical songs that generated a large, devoted following—initially in Belgium and France, later throughout the world. He is considered a master of the modern chanson. Although he recorded most of his songs in French and occasionally in Dutch, he became an influence on English-speaking songwriters and performers, such as Scott Walker, David Bowie, Alex Harvey, Marc Almond, Neil Hannon, and Rod McKuen. English translations of his songs were recorded by many performers, including Bowie, Walker, Ray Charles, Judy Collins, John Denver, The Kingston Trio, Nina Simone, Shirley Bassey, James Dean Bradfield, Frank Sinatra, and Andy Williams.
Brel was a successful actor, appearing in 10 films. He directed two films, one of which, Le Far West, was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1973. Having sold over 25 million records worldwide, Brel is the third best-selling Belgian recording artist of all time. Brel married Thérèse “Miche” Michielsen in 1950, and the couple had three children. He also had a romantic relationship with actress and dancer Maddly Bamy from 1972 until his death in 1978.