Monday, June 22, 2009 – Not Hollywood (the Fête de la Musique)
Our Man in Paris is Our Man in Paris no more. Ric Erickson, editor of MetropoleParis, has ended his many years there, and now you can find him in the South of France. He has relocated to Port-Vendres (département of Pyrénées-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon région), a fishing village on the Mediterranean, just north of the Spanish border, where the Pyrenees drop into the sea.
And he saw the paparazzi shots of the Hollywood stars here – he wasn't impressed. June 20 was the Fête de la Musique in France, and he's covered it before in Paris. Down south is a bit different, and it's not Hollywood.