My family is meeting up in Paris this June to spend time together, and my parents would like to have a cellphone to use there. They don't currently use one, and know very little about how to get one. They've asked me to figure out their best option. [more inside]
posted by smilingtiger
on Apr 15, 2011 -
Black beret, with white cursive/handwriting text on it in French(I can't remember what it said). I've seen two people with these, brought back from Paris, but I couldn't find them over there myself. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Where would I find them next time? [more inside]
posted by mippy
on Apr 8, 2011 -
Eurorail, Interrail Travel: Is there any pass I can use in France as an American living in France? [more inside]
posted by meta87
on Apr 4, 2011 -
Where should I go in the French Alps where I can spend a few days outdoors in late May? [more inside]
posted by la_rousse
on Apr 2, 2011 -
What is the best way for my adult daughter to live in France or the UK for a year? [more inside]
posted by LarryC
on Mar 23, 2011 -
french language filter: name of song on france bleu perigord sun 13 march 5.40 am
I've posted a minute of the last bars here http://writethinkplay.blogspot.com/
or if someone could translate for me into french that I was listening to the song on france bleu perigord at 5.40 am sunday 13 march, and would like to know the name of it. The song that played just after it was Nights in White Satin by the Moody Blues. merci for any help
posted by sparkle55
on Mar 12, 2011 -
From the windows of the train on my way into Paris from CDG, I noticed a few clusters of... shacks, I'd guess you'd call them, put together out of what looked like scrap building material- [more inside]
posted by Wroksie
on Mar 9, 2011 -
What stores in Paris sell salty liquorice candy? I'm aware of one store (Käramell) that sells the candy by weight, but I'm really looking for a store that sells pre-packaged salty liquorice candy products, such as Venco Topdrop Hard Zout. I've had no luck in any of the chain supermarkets, so have you seen salty liquorice products in any smaller, independent Parisian stores?
posted by datarose
on Mar 4, 2011 -
just another European travel filter: I just spontaneously bought a round-trip flight to Madrid and have 3 weeks to burn. Any ideas for itinerary? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide
on Mar 3, 2011 -
I'm about to start a 5 month internship in France, I'm leaving next week, and my visa hasn't been processed yet. What should I tell customs? [more inside]
posted by Groovytimes
on Feb 28, 2011 -
Two US families going to Paris for 8 days. Between us we have two iPhone 4s and one iPad. Would like to use data on the iPad and be able to keep in touch via our iPhones on a local network. Can we buy “pay as you go” sim cards for the phone and the iPad? Where and what would be the likely price?
posted by jjcurtis
on Feb 1, 2011 -
What's the French Comics Canon? What are the books it's assumed everyone has read if you read French comics? I've gone through this list
, but doesn't really tell you which are held in esteem or are big touchstones/turning points. My reading french is at or near elementary level - short sentences are fine, huge philosophical paragraphs less so.
posted by The Whelk
on Jan 4, 2011 -
I'm looking for English language historical romances set in France during the early to mid 18th century, that are not in any way involved with the French Revolution. [more inside]
posted by suburbanbeatnik
on Dec 28, 2010 -
What is the cheapest option for using internet in France without one's own PC - i.e., internet cafés, etc.? [more inside]
posted by aqsakal
on Dec 13, 2010 -
I am going to France for the first two weeks of May. What should I do? Where should I go? Where should I stay? [more inside]
posted by jeather
on Dec 3, 2010 -
How do other developed nations home-food-preservations differ so wildly from the US? Are their methods safer? [more inside]
posted by furnace.heart
on Dec 2, 2010 -
What should we realistically budget for a honeymoon in Paris? How low can we go and still have a good time? [more inside]
posted by kindall
on Nov 29, 2010 -
How can I most easily and inexpensively send small holiday gifts from France to the US? [more inside]
posted by sucre
on Nov 13, 2010 -
Where can I eat vegetarian while staying in Paris? I'm planning a week's holiday in Paris or perhaps nearby, and would like a hotel that's either vegetarian, or very sympathetic to a vegetarian diet. What are my options? Are there any options?
posted by curious_yellow
on Nov 9, 2010 -
How can I get a photo of a war grave on the other side of the planet (without renewing my passport, incurring massive airfares, and getting over my deep-seated horror of flying overseas)? [more inside]
posted by malibustacey9999
on Nov 7, 2010 -
A friend is traveling to Paris, France to stay for 2-5 days. He's a Bahamian citizen, which seems to indicate he'll need a visa for sure. Here's the twist: he's en route, and may have only a day to try to get any paperwork taken care of. Does he stand a chance of getting a visa through, or should he turn back now?
The US French Consulate does not give out visa information by phone, and I've trying contacting Customs and the Police at Charles De Gaulle Airport (+33 1 48 62 31 22). Unfortunately, I don't speak French, and the phone system seems to be unforgiving.
posted by NBJack
on Nov 1, 2010 -
I didn't get my Eurail pass before I left. Now I have a surprise week off and I'd really like one. Will I run into any problems if I buy one, have it sent to my hometown in Canada, and have my parents send it back to me in France? I have 17 days before it needs to be in my hands. [more inside]
posted by superiorchicken
on Oct 5, 2010 -
How can I get pseudo-mobile internet in France for just two months? There are wifi hot spots all over but the prices seem outrageous, presumably the unlimited wifi is only for DSL customers?
I'd happily tether to my N900 or buy a separate GSM modem. Any recommendations
? It seems odd if Orange's Mobicarte
the is the cheapest?
posted by jeffburdges
on Sep 24, 2010 -
I'm thinking about moving to Paris, France in a year.
I'm a software engineer living in Canada. I will have a degree within the next few months. I have an EU citizenship (Portugal). I speak almost no French. What should I look into? Is this a terrible idea? [more inside]
posted by pmv
on Sep 20, 2010 -
Help me settle in Paris. What administrative things should I be doing? What local cultural things should I know about? What shops are equivalent to those at home? What should I know about?
In short: tell me everything you wish you'd known about life in France when you arrived. [more inside]
posted by djgh
on Sep 15, 2010 -
In pictures of Paris you often see tall, round posting pillars (my term) on the sidewalks on which are posted advertisements and announcements -- what are these posting pillars actually called -- the best English translation is preferred. Thanks.
posted by badensa
on Sep 13, 2010 -
Furnishing a vacation home in southwest France... what's the best places to pick up critical household goods? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by finitejest
on Sep 6, 2010 -
I'm planning a trip to Europe and could use some suggestions about plane/rail logistics. [more inside]
posted by Cogito
on Aug 16, 2010 -
What's the best value prepaid SIM card for a week long visit to France, averaging...say...15-30 minutes of talk + 100 MB of data per day? [more inside]
posted by randomstriker
on Aug 11, 2010 -
TravelFilter: French Public Transport advice. I'm flying into Marseille MP2 airport and need to find my way to Carpentras near Avignon to meet some friends. I'd prefer not to hire a car as I won't need it while there.
My firends might be able to pick me up in Avignon but would be good to get all the way to Carpentras if easy enough (and cheap). [more inside]
posted by mary8nne
on Aug 2, 2010 -
Name that film: A noble woman in 18th C. France dresses as a man. I seem to remember her wearing a uniform but am unsure if she's in the military. She sets something of a trend and other women begin to copy her. She meets a man. He doesn't initially know that she's a woman. A love interest develops. I probably saw it on HBO or the like sometime in the mid 80's. It was probably released around the same time.
posted by Vavuzi
on Jul 21, 2010 -
I've got a 3G iPad, and am going to France on holiday and want to be able to use the 3G whilst over there. Any ideas on where I can pick up a 3G sim card for use in France to avoid the roaming charges?
posted by lloyder
on Jul 5, 2010 -
I'm studying abroad in France this fall. I want to learn the language. How do I prepare so that I can make the very best of it? [more inside]
posted by superiorchicken
on Jun 30, 2010 -
My six-year old son just received his "report card". It says he is "blocked", that he can't count or write his name in cursive. I don't know what to do to help him. [more inside]
posted by bwonder2
on Jun 24, 2010 -
Suggestion for a meeting point at Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris, Terminal 1? I'm meeting my parents at this airport in a few days. We arrive on different flights and different airlines around 1/2 hour from each other, both flying in from the US. [more inside]
posted by jeff-o-matic
on May 29, 2010 -