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]
Which Paris neighborhoods have the best graffiti? [more inside]
[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!
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.
RER strike in Paris today. What should I do to get to Charles de Gaulle airport? [more inside]
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]
Please help me figure out how to get from Paris to Chamonix and back, via train, 2 weeks from today. [more inside]
Where should I stay during Gay Pride in Paris? [more inside]
I'm going to be moving to Paris for 2.5 months, what should I do while I'm there? [more inside]
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]
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]
Can anyone tell me where I can cash some U.S. EE savings bonds in Paris, France? [more inside]
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]
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]
I'm going to Paris at the beginning of April. What should I see? Where should I eat? How much should I take? And what's the best thing you've done there? [more inside]
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?
Just finished reading Hemingway's Moveable Feast, and want more. Specifically, more about the time and place - Paris in the 20s, the Lost Generation, novelists, artists, poets, patrons and the hangers-on. Suggestions welcome for the best of anything with that flavour: biographies, novels (from then or now), films.