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]
posted by jetlagaddict
on Jan 20, 2012 -
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 -
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?
posted by lirael2008
on Dec 15, 2011 -
How the heck can I get a cool job in New York with (almost) a graduate degree and (almost) no professional experience? [more inside]
posted by Mooseli
on Nov 20, 2011 -
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 -
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 -
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?
posted by Mo Nickels
on Oct 9, 2011 -
What are some lesbian/queer events, gallery exhibitions, movies, bars, etc. to see in Paris? [more inside]
posted by msk1985
on Oct 7, 2011 -
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?
posted by plinth
on Sep 26, 2011 -
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]
posted by BlahLaLa
on Sep 9, 2011 -
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!
posted by korej
on Sep 5, 2011 -
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]
posted by Susan PG
on Sep 4, 2011 -
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]
posted by dino terror
on Sep 2, 2011 -
Help me think up some fun ways of getting my 8-year-old excited for a trip to Paris! [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa
on Sep 1, 2011 -
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
posted by bjrn
on Aug 8, 2011 -
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]
posted by The Michael The
on Aug 3, 2011 -
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]
posted by kim in chicago
on Jul 31, 2011 -
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?
posted by ihavepromisestokeep
on Jul 16, 2011 -
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!
posted by MidsizeBlowfish
on Jun 18, 2011 -
What is/are the best atlas for Paris and suburbs? Like an A-Z atlas, spiral bound preferably
posted by sparkle55
on Jun 10, 2011 -
Where can I get the best "cafe gourmand" in Paris? I'm willing to test as many options as necessary to confirm your recommendation.
posted by jph
on Jun 9, 2011 -
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]
posted by cotesdurhone
on May 29, 2011 -
[Bookfilter]: A friend asks "HELP! About 20 years ago I found a picture book at the library. It was about a little mouse girl who was being raised by a bear in Paris. The mouse had a name like Angelina -- but NOT Angelina Ballerina. Got any idea what it was?"
Does this description ring any bells? Thanks!
posted by kbibb
on May 17, 2011 -
We (early 60s, slightly boho, non-yahoo couple) are considering a trip to Paris during the first week of July. Two questions: 1) Is it crazy to consider visiting Paris in July? and 2) Besides the D'Orsay and the Louvre, what are the don't-miss attractions?
Thanks for helping with the vacation of a used-to-be-young couple.
posted by Jenna Brown
on May 16, 2011 -
Paris - Looking for a fantastic location to host 15 people for a Sunday brunch/lunch in Paris. Ideally in a terasse/rooftop setting with a fixed menu per person (around 20 euros a head) [more inside]
posted by ruelle
on Apr 27, 2011 -
Please help me figure out how to get from Paris to Chamonix and back, via train, 2 weeks from today. [more inside]
posted by xotis
on Apr 25, 2011 -
I saw this French cop/conspiracy/scandal movie at French camp in the 1970s. Now that I have the awesome power of the internet at my disposal, I'd like to find it again. But I can't. [more inside]
posted by dhartung
on Apr 20, 2011 -
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 -
We will be in Paris for two weeks in May. My wife and I would like to take a one-day or half-day cooking or baking lesson. Language is a bit of an issue. [more inside]
posted by Kahomono
on Apr 11, 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 -