These cities that make you dream, Buenos Aires, bright and chaotic

These cities that make you dream, Buenos Aires, bright and chaotic

Fantasized as a teenager when her father listened to Astor Piazzolla, Argentina’s capital has become a familiar refuge for singer-songwriter Benjamin Biolay.

Avenida 9 de Julio.  Built in the 1930s in honor of Argentina's Independence Day, July 9, 1816, it is considered the largest avenue in the world.  Despite the destruction carried out by the military regime ...

“The day is finally breaking over Palermo Hollywood […] it’s like love at first sight, the girls are beautiful, the girls are free… ”, sings Benjamin Biolay. Love at first sight for Buenos Aires, the French singer-songwriter had it more than ten years ago, during a concert in the Argentinian capital, before returning there to record his seventh album in 2016, the best according to the critical, Palermo Hollywood, a trendy district in the north of the capital. “The name made me laugh, tells us the singer, but it is not my privileged place. I prefer Villa Crespo, which is wrongly called ‘Palermo Queens’, although it is not Palermo at all. “

Vast, luminous and chaotic, fantasized in adolescence when her father listened to Astor Piazzolla, Buenos Aires has become a familiar refuge for the singer. “A place where I feel good, he said. Naturally, I feel far away there but I have never been disoriented ”, says the one who returns there two or three times a year and has offered a pied-à-terre. “I enjoy winter too [l’été de ce côté-ci de l’équateur], because it is the moment when the city is most vibrant. “