So, SuperAwesomeGirl and I want to got France for a short vaca. I HATE cigarette smoke and she is incapacitatingly allergic to it - like - walk through a cloud of cig smoke and cough so bad she can't walk for a few minutes. Will we hate our time in Paris? [more inside]
I'm visiting Madrid from 25 October till 1 November and Paris from 1 till 5 November. Any suggestions for evening entertainment such as raves or halloween parties? [more inside]
Where would you go in France if you had a week to get from Paris to Geneva? My husband and I (early 30s) are planning a trip and am not sure how to fill that space or where to go. We would prefer trains to renting a car, and the only restriction is that we'd like to spend a night or two in Annecy. [more inside]
Help me find a (specific) blog by an anglophone about Paris/French culture! [more inside]
Honeymooning in Paris, and trying to flesh out our plans (not to mention a wedding registry) with stuff other than restaurants & museums. Ideas? [more inside]
My mum brought me back a glass pendant from Paris years ago, and always regretted not getting one herself. What is the name for this kind of pendant so I can try and find one for her? [more inside]
Can we watch the September 12 iPhone 5 announcement at the Apple Store in Paris, France? [more inside]
We are visiting Paris for 5 days in mid-September but don't yet have a place to stay. We'd like to find something unique, central to the city, friendly, and affordable (<$100/night). Any recommendations? [more inside]
Help me find a romantic movie set in Paris, further details are fuzzy. [more inside]
Help me find a rose-scented body wash from my Parisian past! [more inside]
If I show you a neighborhood in Paris, can you tell me how safe it is for a family with kids? [more inside]
I need your recommendations for stuff to do in Paris with my eleven-year-old daughter. [more inside]
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]
My friend, a US citizen living in Paris, is trying to find a US notary to notarize a document by the end of business tomorrow. The US Embassy will notarize documents, but not on such short notice. He could also use a French notary, but require having the document "officially " translated and while he is pursuing this option, he's not sure that he can find someone to do it by tomorrow. The easiest solution would be locating a US notary, but thus far, he's had no luck (he's been looking for several days). Are there any Metafiltarians who know of a US notary 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]
I posted this question a few months ago and have since narrowed down our options. Need help deciding please! [more inside]
My wife and I are going to Paris for a few weeks. Yay! Unfortunately I'll be in and out of conferences for the first 5 days while she is out sightseeing. My schedule will probably be pretty unpredictable, so we'd like to have an easy way to keep in touch, but cell phone rentals seem pretty expensive, especially since we'll only need it for a few days. We don't even really need voice - texting would work. Any ideas for cheap, short-term communications in Paris?
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]
Paris filter: A group of 17 design students in their early 20s will spend 3 days in Paris next week. The aim of the trip is to visit places related to books: Bibliotheque National, shakespeare bookstore, beaubourg etc. We're looking for suggestions. [more inside]
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]
Which days should I avoid Versailles on my trip to Paris? [more inside]
Need help planning first trip to Paris please. [more inside]
I'm planning a trip to Paris from Boston for my family (wife, 3 girls 13, 11, 9) sometime over the summer. I don't know what I'm doing. How do I find the least expensive flights? Are there tricks to knowing when to leave and return? e.g. are there travel days that get better rates; leave on a Wednesday and return on Monday for cheapest flights? What's the minimum number of days we should stay to make it worth the trip? I was thinking 5-6 days. Is July better than August in Paris? Do you have a favorite place to stay while in Paris? hotel? b&b? youth hostel? Thank you!
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]