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Magazine “RENDEZ-VOUS" "Rendezvous with Paris"

Rendez-Vous and World Privileges Visa congratulates winner of the ”RENDEZVOUS INVITES YOU TO PARIS!” Ekaterina Monisova won the grand prize - a trip for two to Paris and a meeting with the famous French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier.

Ekaterina, tell us a little about yourself.

I am a musician and opera singer. I give concerts in Russia and abroad, have a varied repertoire - from Baroque to Jazz. By the first education I am a director, I graduated from the Kazan Conservatory, then - from the Russian Academy of Music by the class of opera singing. In Siberia, I was awarded the title of Honored Artist of Khakassia - where I had a lot of solo concerts with the orchestra. Now I live and play in Moscow, gather full halls, sometimes with sold out.

What kind of impression made Paris on you?

I liked it very much, never been to Paris, and always knew that one day will come here. But when and under what circumstances - could not even imagine. I thought it would be something different, but the reality exceeded expectations - it was like a fairy tale! Here we take a very high standard, every day some excursion trip. Yesterday we had dinner at a restaurant right next to the Louvre. I also liked French cuisine. I had a very interesting tour at the fashion house Jean-Paul Gaultier, a meeting with writer Marie-France Pochna, she gave me the autographed book “Christian Dior”. We visited the Musee d'Orsay, Notre Dame Cathedral, walked on steamboat about the Seine, and also visited Montmartre, the Pantheon, the Salvador Dali Museum, and the most interesting - Grand Opera, he made on me a very big impression.

What do you think about Rendez-Vous?

I like a large selection of brands, prices, discounts, service. I like when a consultant can provide useful, practical information - about the materials and insole, and so on. I have a bonus card Rendez-Vous and during four years I never asked how much was accumulated, but when I found – I was pleasantly surprised, it turned out that I had gathered a very decent amount.

What stores do you usually attend?

Those that are within the Garden Ring.

On behalf of the Editorial directory we wish to Ekaterina Monisova success, good mood and dazzling glory!