Who was the Ur-Paris? Who were the Paris Hiltons of yesteryear? Whenever I find myself in conversation with people-who-think-they're-smarter-than-everyone, I know that I will soon be subjected to a rant about how we now live in the most facile of times, obsessed with celebrities like Paris Hilton. I'd like to hear arguments for the opposing view: that this is nothing new, that, throughout history, it has always been human nature to be interested in the lives of certain people... [more inside]
Contemporary architecture: Is there a website that lists notable pieces of recent architecture, organized by city, with pictures and descriptions? [more inside]
I have just moved to Paris and am not at all familiar with the area. I am in need of a black dress for a wedding that I am in at the end of the month but can't find anything for a reasonable price. If anyone knows of a good place to find nice dress for 200EUR and under I would greatly appreciate the help.
Where should two young, but not incredibly hip, people stay in Paris for 4 nights? [more inside]
Extremely long shot horror movie question involving cats and the French subway system. [more inside]
I'm a French major (a sophomore) at an American university weighing my options for study abroad and I'd like some input, especially about Nantes, France. [more inside]
Bookfilter: I am looking for recommendations on books that examine the politics & history of Algerians in Paris, especially ones that do so through the lens of culture: language, music, dance, etc.
Where can I eat some good North African food in Paris? [more inside]
Do you know the name of this bar in Paris? [more inside]
Tell me everything about staying at the Tumbleweed Hotel above Shakespeare & Co. in Paris. [more inside]
A friend of mine owns an appliance store in the United States. He will be taking a trip to Europe and while in Paris he was hoping to check out how they do things there. [more inside]
Where can I take my wife for a romantic rooftop dinner in Paris? [more inside]
Never been to Paris before and am traveling through on wednesday!! Help!! [more inside]
Where can I comfortably get dinner in Paris, by myself, late on a weeknight? [more inside]
In Paris for four days. Riding the Metro in the center city, not out to the burbs, probably four boardings per day max. What kind of ticket? Per-ride? Daily? Weekly? Some other special ticket I don't know about?
About a month ago I saw an exhibit at Le Palais de Tokyo in Paris that included tree-like sculptures set around big, white, globe-shaped lights. Does anyone know the artist's name?
Help me create a literary tour of both Aix-en-Provence and Paris. [more inside]
Foodies: Please help me ID this soup!! Also, what are some of your all time best soup recipes? [more inside]
What odd things are there to do in Paris? [more inside]
What is your advice for finding cheap San Francisco-Paris tickets for a trip this summer? [more inside]
Things to do in Paris tomorrow (Saturday) evening? For a couple of adults, a couple of children (11 & 12) to do together. [more inside]
Where is a good place in a European city for a non-European to buy a small but nice two bedroom apartment for holidays? Looking for a city environment. How much would I need to spend? Are there any regulatory hurdles? Where do I find them? [more inside]
ArtFilter. Need help finding info on the artist Marius Girard. [more inside]
Help me identify a photographic archive in Paris [more inside]
Best place for frog's legs in Paris? [more inside]
Did Alexandra David-Neel ever meet Georges Bataille? [more inside]
Two questions about Christmas in Paris, France. First, will the Metro and - crucially - the RER line be open on Christmas Day? Secondly, can anyone suggest great things to do that will definitely be open in Paris on Christmas Eve?
How do I found out about books, museums, exhibitions, and artifacts relating to Buddhism in Paris in the 1920s? [more inside]
Where can I purchase cheap pillows in Paris? [more inside]
Paris stopover question(s): I have most of a day in Paris on the way back from my vacation. How much time should I allow to get through CDG? [more inside]
London and Paris: what are the highlights for families with young children? I teach at an international school in Japan and one of my students is going to London, Paris, and St. Andrews in Scotland for her father's business trip. Her mother has asked me for recommendations of places to visit. [more inside]
Where are the best cinemas in Paris? [more inside]
I am looking for a study abroad program in Paris! [more inside]
Family holiday in Paris, 2 children (6 and nearly 3), staying near Rue de Passy (in the 16th). Can anyone recommend good neighbourhood restaurants, brasseries etc in that area? [more inside]
Help me find an English-speaking internship or volunteer program in Paris next summer. [more inside]
Where can I find an IPA in Paris? I'm in Marais, but willing to travel!
I'm looking for books (in English) about Paris in 1899 for a research project. General cultural history is fine, as is a slightly broader period (1890-1910), but I'm looking for more than just a section in a larger French history book. Ideally, I'd find something like Margaret MacMillan's Paris 1919, but for 1899. I'm having difficulty finding something this specific via Google/Amazon/the library, as there are thousands of listings for "Paris", so I'm hoping you'll recommend books you've enjoyed or found useful.
Where can we get the best moules in Paris, tonight? [more inside]
Help my friend figure out the title of a song she heard at a music festival in Paris on the 21st June... [more inside]
What's the best way to get from Charles de Gaulle to Disneyland Paris? [more inside]
Paris fabric shops that sell beautiful lace? Paris dress shops that sell beautiful lace dresses? [more inside]
Which performers are you going to see at this year's Fete de la Musique in Paris on June 21st? [more inside]
We land at CDG Paris at 8:15AM, and need to be back at CDG before 9PM for the next flight. What practical information do you have to help us make the most of the time? [more inside]
Parisfilter: breast feeding and colicky baby etiquette plus, housing choice [more inside]
Where in Paris can I find a cheap or free place to store 1 duffel bag for 1.5 months this summer? [more inside]
Where are the best places to hear jazz in Paris? [more inside]
i'll be staying in paris for about 3 weeks for work - i have a small bundle of questions about this [more inside]
[ParisRestaurantFilter] Dinner in Paris! I'm looking for someones secret spot for dinner in paris. My significant other and I both like food but we're not fans of having to dress up (too much). This tends to work out well here in SF but not sure if its the same in the city of lights. [more inside]
Where do the cool kids go in Paris? [more inside]