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I need a history book!

I need help with a book suggestion! All my particulars found within, within, within.. [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Sep 3, 2012 - 3 answers

Tips for surfing in Normandy, France

I'd like to go surfing in next weekend in Normandy, France. Haven't pinned down a specific location yet. Any recommendations on where to go, where to stay and where (if possible) to rent a board?
posted by ar0n on Sep 2, 2012 - 2 answers

Major Mistress Mystery Missed: Madame Makes Masses Manic!

In 2010, the granddaughter of Marthe de Florian died at age 91. An apartment she had kept locked in Paris since 1940 was finally opened and among the items found in the apartment was a gorgeous painting of her grandmother by italian artist Giovanni Boldini. Every article about the discovery focuses on Marthe & Giovanni and the painting. My friends and I are far more interested in the granddaughter... Can you help us find details? [more inside]
posted by aristan on Aug 20, 2012 - 3 answers

Can I use a French sim card with my Droid Razr?

Can I use a French sim card in my Droid Razr? [more inside]
posted by mollywas on Aug 16, 2012 - 2 answers

Climbing & adventures for kids in Fontainebleau?

Recommended family adventures in Fontainebleau and Sancerre, France? [more inside]
posted by zeikka on Aug 6, 2012 - 3 answers

I'm thinking of applying for a Fulbright - how well do I REALLY need to know the language?

I'm thinking of applying for a Fulbright - how well do I REALLY need to know the language? [more inside]
posted by lxs on Jul 19, 2012 - 9 answers

Now what?

HoneymoonFilter: in a couple of weeks, we're flying into Olbia, Sardinia where a rental car is waiting for us and flying out of Ajaccio, Corsica ten days later. I haven't booked or planned anything in between. Any itinerary suggestions or tips on what we shouldn't miss? Thanks.
posted by halogen on Jul 15, 2012 - 3 answers

Best 3g SIM card for Western Europe?

What are my prepaid 3g data+sim options for Western Europe? [more inside]
posted by pompomtom on Jul 12, 2012 - 3 answers

Where can I buy berets in DC?

Where can I buy three black berets and gauloises cigarettes tomorrow or Saturday in Washington, D.C. (or on-line so they get here SUPER fast)? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Jul 12, 2012 - 11 answers

Paris with a peanut-allergic three-year-old -- tips for delicious nut-free dining?

We're heading to Paris for a week -- hurrah! Only catch: my three-year-old daughter has a really serious peanut and tree-nut allergy. She needs to avoid anything that could conceivably contain even a trace of nuts. Is she going to have to live off Goldfish crackers, or can we find safe dining options for her and ourselves? [more inside]
posted by Yo Soy La Morsa on Jul 8, 2012 - 9 answers

How long do I have to be in France before my classes start?

Do I have to BE in France for 3 weeks prior to my classes starting for the 2B Visa (Canada-France Youth Exchanges Agreement)? [more inside]
posted by kansakwens on Jun 30, 2012 - 5 answers

August in Marciac advice

Has anyone attended any of the Jazz Master Classes at Marciac in August? Any words of wisdom to pass along? Where did you sleep? Where did you eat? What were the surprises? What do you recommend to a newcomer? + two extra questions on jazz workshops in general and on this jazz festival in particular.. [more inside]
posted by ruelle on Jun 26, 2012 - 0 answers

Help us plan a special, multi-generational birthday in Paris!

Traveling to Paris next week with family, and looking for ideas for something special for my mother's upcoming 60th birthday... [more inside]
posted by BobbyVan on Jun 24, 2012 - 1 answer

Where to go after Paris and Strasbourg

I need some ideas on where to spend the last leg of our France trip (Details inside) [more inside]
posted by justlooking on Jun 24, 2012 - 7 answers

Should I risk smoking weed in France?

Should I risk smoking weed in (Nantes) France while on exchange from Canada? [more inside]
posted by kansakwens on Jun 23, 2012 - 19 answers

I need help planning our trip to Paris please.

I posted this question a few months ago and have since narrowed down our options. Need help deciding please! [more inside]
posted by kdern on Jun 19, 2012 - 7 answers

Damn their warnings, damn their lies! They will see the people rise!

[QuoteFilter] Segolene Royal loses her parliamentary seat..."She then quoted Victor Hugo: "Traitors always pay for their treachery in the end." Where's the original from?
posted by Hollywood Upstairs Medical College on Jun 18, 2012 - 3 answers

Market days in Northern France?

Can you recommend a good local market day in Northern France? [more inside]
posted by pompomtom on Jun 6, 2012 - 4 answers

Suggestions for Paris and Nancy with a toddler?

We are heading to Nancy and Paris France at the end of the week with our 12.5 month old, and we will be in each city for a week. I am looking for suggestions! [more inside]
posted by girl scientist on Jun 3, 2012 - 4 answers

We work in creative. We don't dress up. Or do we?

What does one take to the Cannes Lions in June? Dresses? Ball gown? Jeans? Flip-flops? Sunscreen? [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on May 2, 2012 - 5 answers

Make a Bored Dad in France into a Sophisticate

Mefi French Folk and Francophiles, please help out my dad! My dear dad is stuck in the little town of Argenton Chateau (recently renamed Argenton Vallee)- which I think is about 50 km away from Tours, I think, and Angers , I think, and just south of the Loire Valley, I think. He has nothing to do all day but read his Kindle and sit at the local cafe while my mom is in a painting class in the little village for the next three weeks. Do you have recommendations for day trips and sights in the area? [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Apr 30, 2012 - 7 answers

what vegan food should I bring on my trip to Paris?

I'm vegan and planning a trip to Paris. What staples, if any, should I bring to round out meals I'll be making in the vacation rental where I'll be staying? [more inside]
posted by fireflies on Apr 26, 2012 - 16 answers

Need help planning first trip to Paris please.

Need help planning first trip to Paris please. [more inside]
posted by kdern on Apr 23, 2012 - 10 answers

Question about locales in old pictures taken in France

A friend asked me (because I have been to France a couple times) if I knew the locations in a couple of snapshots taken by his father many years ago (I presume after WWII) while in France serving in the armed forces. I have no idea, having only been to Paris and environs, and thought there was a chance that a French, or French-traveling, MeFites would know. Thanks in advance to anyone who has an idea. Image; Second image.
posted by aught on Apr 18, 2012 - 5 answers

What specialty food items should I bring back from Paris and London?

What specialty food items should I bring back from Paris and London? I am traveling to both places in May. Can you recommend some unique and delicious food items I can bring back with me? (Any other travel recommendations are welcome as well!)
posted by thelastgirl on Apr 12, 2012 - 27 answers

Can I buy health insurance as a long-stay visitor in France?

I'm an American living in France on a long-stay visitor's visa (I'm here as an artist in residence working on comics in Angoulême). To get my visa, I had to prove I had health insurance. At the time of my visa application, I had American health insurance which covered only emergencies abroad, so I assumed that if anything came up, I would pay out of pocket here in France and then, well, go home if anything really grave came about. I also bought travelers insurance from World Nomads to cover repatriation (necessary for the visa). Now, because of reasons that I wont go into here, I have lost my American health insurance and am left with only the travelers insurance, which is really not sufficient. I'd like to stay in France and am planning to renew my visa for another year, so I want to make sure everything is in order. I'd also like to be covered! Is it possible to buy French health insurance as a foreigner who is technically a "non-resident"? I've googled a bit and found some links to various companies who seem to do just this, but I would like to hear from others who have done the same or who know something about it.
posted by minicloud on Apr 4, 2012 - 9 answers

Paris to Sauternes and back

I have to be in Paris for an academic conference on May 31 to June 1st. On June 2nd, there's a marathon in Sauternes, which appears to be about 6-7 hours south-west of Paris by car. My question is (1) having never been to France, and never traveled around Europe except by train and since college, can I get from Paris to Sauternes in time to run the race at 8:30am the next morning realistically? And (2) can you help me logistically plan this ahead of time so that it minimizes risk of getting lost, missing the race, and spending a lot of money? I will be flying out of Paris, fyi, and haven't booked any flights yet.
posted by scunning on Apr 2, 2012 - 10 answers

Where in Montmartre (Paris) did Maurice Utrillo stand when he painted this view of the "Maquis"?

My late grandfather painted an interpretation of one of Maurice Utrillo's depictions of the "Maquis" of Montmartre, in Utrillo's time a very poor area of the well-known Paris neighbourhood. Which Utrillo work did my granddad use as a blueprint, and where exactly was Utrillo's vantage point? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Mar 26, 2012 - 12 answers

How to WWOOF not quite forever?

Six months in the UK sandwiched between continental European travel for an American WWOOFer who'd rather not get visas if she can possibly avoid it. Your tips? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2012 - 5 answers

US to New Caledonia

Can anyone tell me the most time-efficient and cost-efficient route from the US West coast to Noumea, New Caledonia? [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Mar 19, 2012 - 4 answers

How to work as a civil engineer in France

Australian civil engineer wanting to work over in france, and possibly stay - is there anyway this will work? [more inside]
posted by parryb on Mar 10, 2012 - 5 answers

Did the Red Warriors Come Out to Play?

Do you know anything about the French antifascist gang called the Red Warriors? [more inside]
posted by myelin sheath on Mar 6, 2012 - 2 answers

Good restaurants in Strasbourg?

Help me find great restaurants in Strasbourg! Traveling to Strasbourg, France, with some foodie friends and looking for good recommendations. Budget is flexible. Thanks!
posted by walla on Mar 2, 2012 - 4 answers

Butter or more butter?

Attention cheese, butter and cider-lovers: Where to go in Brittany or Normandy? [more inside]
posted by Liesl on Feb 27, 2012 - 5 answers

Looking for a modern-day moveable feast.

What are your favorite books (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, etc) and films about contemporary life in Paris, Munich, and/or Zurich (or their environs)? (Translated into English, of course). [more inside]
posted by tully_monster on Feb 19, 2012 - 7 answers

What is this bronze object my friend found in a field in France?

My friend found this bronze piece in a field in the outskirts of Montady, a small town in the south of France. It's quite heavy, and seems to be solid. I've included a Euro coin for scale. Any ideas what it is?
posted by dbarefoot on Feb 17, 2012 - 36 answers

What is this city name on this headstone?

Please help me read the name of this French city on this headstone! [more inside]
posted by erst on Feb 15, 2012 - 29 answers

France Fast! What do I need to know?

Whirlwind trip to France: Your tips needed (Fleurance, Aix, Paris). My wife & I going to Fleurance on business in the beginning of March and while the business portion should take a couple of days, we'll have at least a week in France. We'd like to see Aix (I was an exchange student there 20 years ago), and at least see Paris because we may never get another chance. [more inside]
posted by gofargogo on Jan 24, 2012 - 12 answers

How you gonna keep us down on the farm once we've experienced quirky Paree?

Recommendations for unusual travel experiences (not just places) in or near Paris? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 24, 2012 - 6 answers

Looking for a french thesis

What is the best way to get access to a thesis published in 1966 in L'Universite Nancy Faculte des Sciences, France? [more inside]
posted by dhruva on Jan 6, 2012 - 15 answers

Besides drinking the alcohol, what should I do in France, Belgium, and Germany?

I'm considering going to France, Belgium, and Germany in late April for 3 weeks, what should I do and see while I'm there? [more inside]
posted by buckaroo_benzai on Jan 5, 2012 - 15 answers

Help me find the on-screen music from "Hugo" please!

Any idea how to acquire the source music from the new Scorsese film Hugo? The stuff the band is playing in the cafe and party scenes, in other words? [more inside]
posted by Shotgun Shakespeare on Dec 30, 2011 - 5 answers

Ireland & France Summer Travel 2012

Planning a potential first trip to Europe this summer and I'm a little overwhelmed with logistics. We'd be hitting Ireland (because we want to go there) and France (for a friend's wedding). [more inside]
posted by sararah on Dec 27, 2011 - 22 answers

Dressing à la française, on the cheap.

Please help me find cheap, reasonably stylish clothes in France. [more inside]
posted by Tamanna on Dec 4, 2011 - 11 answers

Germany & France with Teenagers and Kids

Just starting to plan a trip to France (mainly Paris) and Germany (mainly Munich) with three kids ages 17, 14, and 11. We're from the US and do not speak German or French. We've done Europe before, but never these countries. We will go in June of 2012. I need resources so I can research the heck out of this thing. [more inside]
posted by crapples on Nov 25, 2011 - 9 answers

S. France - overnight destination

Overnight Trip (from Paris) without a car -- which would be better: Avignon or Nimes? We will be on foot, staying just one night, and are into history, archeology, museums, good food. If one not better than the other, what differences should we know about?
posted by nancoix on Nov 16, 2011 - 6 answers

Trying to figure out Orange is driving me bananas.

Help me understand just what I've gotten myself into with regards to my Orange internet connection. (I'm in France.) [more inside]
posted by Tamanna on Oct 31, 2011 - 13 answers

For a boozy, smelly, wordy, meaty trip...

I'm headed to Paris for two weeks, and I need advice about alcoholic drinks to try, amazing experiences for a perfume-lover, Paris-themed books to read (and where to read them), long walks, and how to maintain a high-protein, low-carb "regime". [more inside]
posted by acidic on Oct 30, 2011 - 24 answers

Data and calls in Paris without breaking the bank?

My wife and I are visiting Paris over the week of US Thanksgiving - can you help us figure out the best way to get cell phone service and data while we're there? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Oct 28, 2011 - 10 answers

Help me buy this French anti-perspirant.

Where can I buy this French anti-perspirant? [more inside]
posted by annabellee on Oct 25, 2011 - 4 answers

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