European Commission gave Paris the honorable name of European capital of innovations – 2017 and awarded with the prize of 1 million euro.
Paris became the owner of award iCapital-2017 (European capital of innovations) that is given by European Commission. Along with the honorable name place will get 1 million euro. The press service of European Commission reports about that.
Tallinn and Tel Aviv shared the second place, so, each of them will get 100 thousand euro. The prize money will be used for the further expansion of innovation efforts of the cities.
As it was reported in European Commission, for the recent dozen years in Paris more than 100 thousand square meters of innovative incubators had been built. Now it is the biggest campus of startups in the world. Apart from that, the city spends 5 percent of its budget on the projects spearheaded by the citizens.
Tallinn was awarded for the initiative to perform as the platform for experiencing potential advanced technologies. Tel Aviv created Smart City Urban Lab that connects innovative startups with the breakthrough technology companies.
The castle Le Paluel in the South Western France is acclaimed to be auction showpiece. The sales with the purpose to save the destroying mansion will happen on the 21-st of September. The necessary amount is 500 thousand euro, however, the minimal contribution starts from 50 euro.
The best cooks of France will participate in the auction «CHEFS DE GARE» in the course of which the cooking profiles will be represented at the railway stations of the country. This year the auction will happen from the 14-th to 23-rd of October.
Nearly thirty French cities have already implemented the idea of the own local currency. Paris is on the turn. The essence of the concept is that citizens of any given city pay their purchases with the currency additional to euro. The stated currency is about to circulate exceptionally within the exact territory.
As UNN with the reference to Variety reports, French authorities forbade the filming of cinematographic extracts where the violence is represented. Such a decision is caused by the series of terroristic acts happening in 2015-2016. As the result of them government decided to take measures of extreme safety in the country.
Antibes, Dijon and La Baule have been included to the list ‘International travel areas’ of France. The stated status means that in these cities tourists may go shopping in the stores up to midnight and on Sundays.
Having been built in the suburbs of Paris in 1856 by Baron James Rothschild, the castle was left by Saudi owners and stood empty for a quarter of century. The building was transformed into the hobo jungle, the place of drug-dealers meeting, and platform for graffitists.
The oceanarium of Paris created a new entertainment for the visitors – the latest are offered to spend a night in the cozy bed being surrounded by the sharks. Transparent aquarium where the bedroom is arranged dives into ten-meter depth in the reservoir including thirty-five predators, as The Daily Mail reports.