Paris Quiz: Celebrating Django Reinhardt with a Perigot bag giveaway

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The Perigot bag. Photo courtesy of Perigot.

As a full body-and-soul, foot-stomping nod to Django Reinhardt’s centennial birthday celebration, we’re giving away a super cool “Panier a Bouteilles” (Bottle Bag) in ruby red, created by Frédéric Périgot of Paris!

Just in time for summertime shindigs in the sun or picnics by moonglow, it’ll hold tight nine bottles of your favorite beverages. (By the way, this prize was purchased at Galeries Lafayette at a whopping 30 percent discount. Sometimes, Cheapos, a hot deal can be found at the “grand magasins”! Just sayin’.)

Why Périgot?

Because we’re picky! Be swayed. Its sweet “ménage à trois” of color, function, and design will sweep you off your feet. Périgot is the official supplier of feather dusters and other cleaning implements to the Palais de l’ Elysées (the president’s residence) on rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré!

What better way to celebrate than Francophile (and Django fan) Woody Allen’s recent announcement that France’s first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy will indeed have a role in his upcoming film “Midnight in Paris.” As my grandmother Helen J. Wentz would quip, “We’ve all got baggage. It’s how we carry it that matters.”

To win this “Bottle Bag,” just correctly answer the cinema-related question below. The winner will be chosen at random from the correct answers submitted.

Pop Quiz!

Woody Allen included two Django Reinhardt numbers in his film “Stardust Memories.” What were they?

Leave your answers in the comments box below by the stroke of midnight EST Friday, April 30th. Don’t forget to include your email address! Become a Eurocheapo Facebook fan for an extra entry. Bonne chance!

A mural of Reinhardt. Photo by Theodora Brack.

Insider Tip: Square Django Reinhardt (still off the grid!)

Earlier this year, the mayor of Paris honored Reinhardt by renaming the square at rue René Binet and Porte de Clignancourt (Metro Porte de Clignancourt) for him. Reinhardt lived there with his family shortly after World War One, when they moved to Paris from Belgium. Each weekend, the site is home to a gathering of stalls and booths that form an “offsite” market along the approach to the famous Clignancourt Flea Market.

To reach the main flea market (Marché aux puces de Saint-Ouen – Porte de Clignancourt) walk beyond Square Django Reinhardt and head underneath the big underpass just down the street.

At 122 rue de Rossiers a block or two into the real market, you’ll find La Chope des Puces, with live music, a spirited bar, and an impressive Django Reinhardt shrine surrounding the big performance space in the rear. Guitar aficionados will find many a wonderful instrument to drool over!

Je te verrai dans mes rêves, Cheapos!

About the author

Theadora Brack

About the author: Theadora Brack is a writer working in Paris. Her fiction has appeared in more than 30 literary publications, including 3AM International, The Smoking Poet, Beloit Fiction Journal, Mid-American Review, and the Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal.

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10 thoughts on “Paris Quiz: Celebrating Django Reinhardt with a Perigot bag giveaway”

  1. Thanks, Cheapos, for all the great answers.

    And the winner. . . (drumroll, please!)

    is Marlo !!!

    Answers: I’ll See You In My Dreams and Body and Soul. We had more than one correct answer, so Theadora had to pull a name from a hat. Thanks for playing!

    Marlo, you’ll be hearing from us bientot!

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  2. The songs in the film are “I’ll see you in my dreams” and “Body and soul”. Great contest – I’m a first time visitor, but I’ll definitely be back.

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  3. ldiane megargel

    but many persons seem to know their Woody films. Good for Theadora Brack to dream up thesequizes and give prizes to boot- alas I am not one of those people who know answers but do enjoy reading them. Cant wait to see carla bruni in midnite in paris and cant think of a more splendid way to carry your baggage thqan in a Perigot bag- keep us guessing Theadora, and keep writing those interesting, clever articles on subjects noone else does!1

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