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Salty Liquorice Candy Outside of the Netherlands

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 - 6 answers

closed my eyes and put my finger on the map

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 - 15 answers

Business or Pleasure?

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 - 8 answers

Quatre jours a Paris

Can you help make a four day solo trip to Paris extra awesome? [more inside]
posted by dayintoday on Feb 19, 2011 - 27 answers

Paris - iPhone, iPad questions

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 - 8 answers

Please help me to buy a music box for my wife.

Please help me to buy a music box for my wife. [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi on Jan 16, 2011 - 7 answers

Asterix and Beyond!

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 - 16 answers

Powdered wigs BUT NO GUILLOTINES

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 - 10 answers

Cheap internet options in France?

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 - 9 answers

French stuff to buy

What should I buy while I'm in France? [more inside]
posted by raccoon409 on Dec 4, 2010 - 25 answers

Plan my trip to France

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 - 14 answers

She's a jar, with a heavy lid.

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 - 16 answers

Looking for a decent documentary on French history

I'm looking for a documentary on French history. Something similar to Simon Schamra's BBC series "A History of Britain". [more inside]
posted by xotis on Nov 30, 2010 - 5 answers

Honeymoon in Paris on a budget

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 - 36 answers

Papa Noel for American peeps.

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 - 3 answers

We want to have a Bonne Année, but don't know where to go.

Looking for Paris New Years Eve ideas. [more inside]
posted by JennyJupiter on Nov 12, 2010 - 9 answers

Where can I find a vegetarian hotel in Paris?

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 - 25 answers

Please don't make me fly overseas again.

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 - 17 answers

Travel to Paris, France as a Bahamian citizen: How fast can a visa be taken care of?

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 - 1 answer

How many union members are there, everywhere?

What are some good sources that compare union density in the US and around the world? [more inside]
posted by kensington314 on Oct 31, 2010 - 6 answers

Overthinking a plate of lentils...

Is there another name for a dish of lentils and sausages...? [more inside]
posted by sodium lights the horizon on Oct 27, 2010 - 8 answers

Both/And?

Does a Carte 12-25 count as a Railplus Jeune? [more inside]
posted by superiorchicken on Oct 19, 2010 - 2 answers

Where to board the French soul train?

Where can I dance the soulful night away in Paris? [more inside]
posted by sucre on Oct 10, 2010 - 1 answer

Can I fudge the Eurail purchase?

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 - 8 answers

Short term mobile internet in France

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 - 5 answers

How does one go about moving to Paris?

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 - 11 answers

Help me settle in France quickly

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 - 9 answers

French 'Posting Pillars'

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 - 14 answers

Help for basics shopping in SW France?

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 - 6 answers

Short term apartment in Lyon?

Recommendations for a short-term Apartment Rental in Lyon, France? [more inside]
posted by vacapinta on Aug 18, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me get to Europe and back

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 - 20 answers

Let's eat and travel without leaving home

Please recommend books, movies and TV shows about food and travel. [more inside]
posted by pleasebekind on Aug 13, 2010 - 26 answers

J'espère que cela ne coûtera pas les yeux de la tête

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 - 10 answers

I'm only guessing it was a DIY store because it looked like a house...

Which French company (probably a DIY store) used to use this logo - difficulty: it was probably in the 1980s and I haven't got a picture of it... [more inside]
posted by sodium lights the horizon on Aug 3, 2010 - 14 answers

Provence by train?

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 - 9 answers

What IS that film?

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 - 9 answers

iPad in France

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 - 5 answers

How do I make the best of a trip to France?

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 - 16 answers

Not so easy as 1-2-3

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 - 28 answers

de Paris, a Ajaccio

Help me get from Paris to Corsica in two days. [more inside]
posted by nat on Jun 8, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me find my parents in Suggestion for a meeHelp me find my parents in Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris, Terminal 1

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 - 7 answers

Could I transfer my iPhone from AT&T to a carrier in France if I move?

Could I transfer my iPhone from AT&T to a carrier in France if I move? [more inside]
posted by scazza on May 28, 2010 - 13 answers

Things to do in Paris in May

I'm going to be in Paris next week. I'll be alone for three days, and with a friend and her 2 year old daughter for four days. I'd like suggestions for the non-obvious things to do, for restaurants and cafes to go to (by myself and with my friend), for nightlife (there will be a babysitter at night), for places to shop, and for restaurants and activities that adults can enjoy that will be acceptable to a two year old. [more inside]
posted by Kololo on May 20, 2010 - 19 answers

Un 'tasty meal' s'il vous plaît

Where is a good place in Paris for a solo dinner? [more inside]
posted by sien on May 7, 2010 - 13 answers

Mediterranean holiday ideas...

So, my father, sister and I are planning a trip to Europe in mid-June. We need to work out quite where. I need to be able to fly in from London, the others to train or fly to wherever from Lyon. We need to go somewhere where we can stay for about 6 days, and there will be enough to entertain us there or in nearby town. I was wondering about Malta, my sister thought Genoa, my father thought St Tropez (our budget is not endless so perhaps not) Any suggestions?
posted by curious zoe on May 3, 2010 - 4 answers

Changing demographics of France: fave book?

Please recommend to me your favorite book(s) treating the changing demographics of France, and the social, political, and cultural ramifications thereof. [more inside]
posted by everichon on Apr 22, 2010 - 4 answers

Where to go in France with a 3-year-old?

Help us plan our summer trip to France. Did I mention we're taking a 3-year-old? [more inside]
posted by sbrollins on Apr 21, 2010 - 7 answers

How to travel with a baby? (To France, without a car seat)

Baby travel filter: Going to France this summer with a nearly 2-year-old. Is anyone familiar with French baby equipment rental places along the lines of Baby's Away or Traveling Baby Company? We're going to need a car seat and possibly a baby backpack and a crib. [more inside]
posted by paselkin on Apr 17, 2010 - 6 answers

How do I go about filing an income tax return in France?

I've got to file my income tax return. The catch? I'm working a one year contract in France and therefore am going to have to do it in a language I'm not particularly good at, with other complications detailed inside. Does anyone have any experience with this? Or alternatively, does anyone know what kind of person I'd need to employ to help me with it? (Accountant? Financial advisor?) [more inside]
posted by handee on Apr 15, 2010 - 4 answers

What are some interesting ways to go from the UK to France?

What are some interesting ways to go from the UK to France? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Apr 7, 2010 - 10 answers

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