Who makes good guidebooks? [more inside]
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!)
NicheRequestFilter: Planning an event in Paris. Looking to rent a conference room with A/V and catering at a sexy boutique hotel. Ideally in Levallois-Perret or the 8th or 17th; we can cab up to 15 or twenty minutes. We'll be twelve to fifteen people. Merci!
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.
Paris and Amsterdam Mefites - we're planning our honeymoon and would love some advice! [more inside]
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]
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]
Help me enjoy Paris as a local! [more inside]
Help me confirm logistics for my London (& side trip to Paris and Belgium) trip: money, phones, maps, tickets. Bonus question on finding fountain pens. [more inside]
Seniors in Paris! My super thrifty seventy-something parents are going to Paris for a week. Help them figure out what and where to see, do, eat, and stroll during their visit. [more inside]
Some special snowflake-traveler logistics questions about 12 days in London, Edinburgh and maybe a minute in Paris. [more inside]
Is there a specialist cheese making shop anywhere in Paris? [more inside]
Recommendations for unusual travel experiences (not just places) in or near Paris? [more inside]
So I'll be in Paris for six days in the beginning of February. I have my cheap not-quite-a-room all set up (thanks, airbnb!) and some mild conversational skills all primed and...basically no other plans, other than vast quantities of pastries. So what do you, o wonderful Mefites, suggest? In search of: museums, especially odd ones and/or Romans, fancy paper... [more inside]
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]
Where to print out a boarding pass in Paris? [more inside]
Thinking of visiting London and Paris next year...also been getting into pastels so would like to hit up art museums with a good number of quality pastel paintings by Degas, Renoir, etc. (prefer impressionist style). Which museums provide this abundance? I'm thinking the Musée d'Orsay, maybe the Louvre...anywhere else?
London to Paris and back: rail or air? [more inside]
How the heck can I get a cool job in New York with (almost) a graduate degree and (almost) no professional experience? [more inside]
What do we absolutely need to plan or know before going to Paris? [more inside]
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]
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]
In 2000-2001, there was a video art exhibit at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. It featured neatly dressed American auctioneers talking in that high-speed almost unintelligible way, quickly reciting the bids to an audience that wasn't there, in front of a variety of landscapes. One was a stocky woman in a business skirt two-piece set walking slowly at dusk with a dark building in the back. Can you find the artist's work? Or point me to the artist?
What are some lesbian/queer events, gallery exhibitions, movies, bars, etc. to see in Paris? [more inside]
What were all these Ferraris (and some Porsches and Lotuses and a Tesla) doing in Paris at Place de La Concorde Sunday, 25 September, 2011?
How complicated is it to get from CDG airport to Brussels by train? [more inside]
Help me and my group find a friendly diner in Paris? [more inside]
Paris Filter: I have 2 nuts-and-bolts questions about an upcoming trip to Paris. Bonus level of difficulty: Need to get from the 6th to CDG on New Year's Day. [more inside]
Any recommendations for books (fiction or non-fiction), maps or websites on the events of the year 1900 in or around Paris. English only, I'm afraid. Many thanks!
I want chocolates from a specific shop in Paris delivered to the US: please help me figure out how to do it.
I want to order from a chocolate shop in Paris, Jacques Genin, and have it shipped to the United States. But, Jacques Genin doesn't seem to even have a website, let alone online ordering. Is there a service I can use to buy and ship the products for me? [more inside]
Finding size 14 / 48.5 shoes in Europe filter: I'm in Paris and soon to be in Amsterdam. I need some shoes for traveling and normally I buy online to avoid exactly this problem of finding my size. Barring some miracle of someone knowing a place in one of these cities where I can for sure get something, what would be the European equivalent of Zappos.com where I could arrange pick-up as a shipping option? [more inside]
Help me think up some fun ways of getting my 8-year-old excited for a trip to Paris! [more inside]
Please help me identify the costumed event/people in this photo taken Sept 11, 2010, at a park in central Paris. [more inside]
I want an awesome dinner in Paris. Alone. Where do I go? [more inside]
What should I ask for from Paris? [more inside]
In what architectural style was the Grand Palais in Paris designed/built? [more inside]
Please help me identify these seeds/pods found outside the Cité des Sciences & l'Industrie museum in Paris, France. There are a bunch of trees there and I'd like to know what kind they are. Seed pods closed and opened up. I also found a photo of the trees in bloom here. Thanks!
Where should we eat in Paris? My fiancé and I are heading to Paris for our honeymoon in October. We like eating out and we're looking for awesome dining experiences. We tend to enjoy places that are delicious but unpretentious. We don't like "scenes". We really like, but certainly aren't limited to, gastropubs. [more inside]
I'm exploring the idea of moving to Europe for a year or two -- preferably to Rome or Paris, and don't know where to start my research. Pretty much all I know right now is that I loved both places when I visited, and I want to give living in one of those cities a try. [more inside]
Don't know my Visa credit card PIN and I'm going to Paris today -- will I be able to use my credit card in France without knowing my PIN?
Looking for places to stay in Paris in October. [more inside]
Accommodations in Paris screwed at the last minute. What's my best option? [more inside]
I've been in Paris for about a month at this point, and my girlfriend is coming to visit in a few days. Since we're both poor-ish graduate students (I'm here for a conference) we plan on having lots of picnics to avoid eating at cafes. I've already found a lot of places I enjoy (Ile Saint Louis, Place des Vosges, Jardin de Luxembourg, Canal Saint Martin), but wanted to ask other Mefites what their favorite places for picnics in Paris are. I'd appreciate any recommendations you can give!
Help me find great places to shop for clothes, antiques, and oddities in Paris. [more inside]
What is/are the best atlas for Paris and suburbs? Like an A-Z atlas, spiral bound preferably
Where can I get the best "cafe gourmand" in Paris? I'm willing to test as many options as necessary to confirm your recommendation.
Looking for the best cafes in Paris. [more inside]
Where are some good places in Paris to find interesting paper to write letters on? [more inside]
Where might I find a certain quote from the end of Midnight in Pariswithout having to see it in the theater again?
Where might I find a certain quote from the end of Midnight in Paris, the new Woody Allen film, without having to see it in the theater again? [more inside]
Looking for a room in Paris for a PHD Candidate in Paris for June/July [more inside]