ParisFilter: Michelin-starred-quality restaurants on short notice? (Spoilers inside for those going with me on the trip.) [more inside]
posted by commander_cool
on May 3, 2006 -
In general, how long must a layover at an airport be to be able to leave the airport, see the city (even for a short amount of time), and get back without missing your connecting flight? [more inside]
posted by thebabelfish
on May 2, 2006 -
I'm reading a book that has a lot of references to Paris between the wars and culture that flowed underneath it. The surrealist movement, people like Gertrude Stein, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, the brothels and debauchery, etc. Similar situations have happened everywhere - the Harlem Renaissance, the Beat Generation and countless others. I'm sure you can think of more.
My question is this: Where is this stuff happening now? [more inside]
posted by borkingchikapa
on Mar 27, 2006 -
ParisFilter: I am going to Paris France during the middle of March. I do not speak french, aside from knowing to say merci
when people do anything nice for me. I have no misconceptions about the possibility of learning the entire french language in a months time. So what specific words and phrases do I need to know in order to get by in Paris? [more inside]
posted by aburd
on Feb 13, 2006 -
Can you walk on to a ferry at Dover? And about how much might it cost? [more inside]
posted by jb
on Feb 11, 2006 -
ParisFi: Looking for an apartment finder service to find me a high-end place in central Paris this spring (2 weeks). Its a gift for elderly relatives and I don't have time or expertise enough to do it myself and its got to be a special place. [more inside]
posted by johoney
on Feb 9, 2006 -
For recent travellers, is the U.S. still a bargain? Specifically, how would you compare the price of eating out in a similarly semi-fancy restaurant in 1) San Francisco, 2) Seattle, 3) London, 4) Paris, 5) New York. Let's peg the baseline cost at about $50/person in San Francisco, excluding wine. [more inside]
posted by _sirmissalot_
on Feb 8, 2006 -
ParisFilter: My husband-to-be and I are going to Paris for our honeymoon. We've noted the great suggestions for things to see and do in previous MeFi threads [here
], but were looking for suggestions for inexpensive hotels. Anyone have any recommendations? Comments about why you recommend that particular hotel would also be appreciated.
posted by nyxie
on Jan 2, 2006 -
My friend Tina is currently in Paris to help settle in her daughter, who will be living and working there for some time. How about some tips for both ? [+] [more inside]
posted by y2karl
on Sep 16, 2005 -
What's the best way I can find discount travel (air, rail, rental car) destinations for a weekend trip from Paris? [more inside]
posted by sixpack
on Jul 13, 2005 -
I need to book a romantic table for two in Paris for this weekend and really need a recommendation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 26, 2005 -
If I were to show up in Roubaix France the day of the Paris-Roubaix Cycling race
, April 10 this year, would I be able to get into the Roubaix Velodrome without any advance tickets, be able to see and hear the progress of the race then watch the finish live? If this is not possible where else would be a good place to watch the race? I don't know the area at all so trying to dash around the back roads for good vantage points would be difficult.
posted by jholland
on Feb 25, 2005 -
ParisFilter: My husband and I are going to the City of Lights for our honeymoon. We're definitely going to try some of AskMeFi's previous suggestions!
But us, we're big geeks (comics, anime, computers, games). Are there good geeky places to visit in Paris? Where are the best BD (bande dessiner) stores? Or sci fi bookshops? Anything else a good geek shouldn't miss?
posted by debgpi
on Feb 16, 2005 -
NaughtyFilter: My new fella and I are going to Paris for a week, staying in Montmartre. We'll do the usual touristy things by day, but I would love to surprise him by coming up with a more 'adult' nighttime tour of the city of lights. Nothing too hardcore, just some good clean dirty hetero couples fun. For example, I've heard Moulin Rouge is kind of cheesy. Any hipper alternatives? Shops, bookstores, clubs, all suggestions welcomed.
posted by thinkpiece
on Feb 9, 2005 -
FreedomFilter: I have one day and one night to spend in Paris. I am not rich. What should I do and see? Where should I stay?
posted by Polonius
on Feb 6, 2005 -
I'm going to France and I'd love to see some outsider art/folk art/art brut. Suggestions? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by hydrophonic
on Feb 3, 2005 -
So I appear to be trapped in Paris. Flew to Europe over the holidays for a conference in Berlin, and thought I'd spend a week in Paris and fly out of there instead. British Airways is informing me they'd like about a grand to get me out of Paris, and no less if I take the chunnel up to London to catch the London-SFO leg there. Best option I've found is to try to delay the return flight until I can actually make my way back to Berlin (it's too late now). Still on hold finding out how painful that's going to be. Anyone have any better ideas?
posted by effugas
on Jan 8, 2005 -
Upcoming trip to Paris and we want some good clean straight dirty couples fun that's not too touristy, not too hardcore. We'll be staying in Montmartre, near the red light district and are feeling adventurous ... Any cool hot spots? All nighttime fun suggestions, including live music, toy stores, couples-friendly strip clubs, cabaret/lounge acts ... much appreciated!
posted by anonymous
on Jan 2, 2005 -
OK, head management question ... Kids away, new man, gift bottle of Absinthe from Parisian friends. Is it the 'right' nectar for a romantic evening? We are, um, experienced drinkers dying to try it ... on the other hand, we want to create the right, you know, buzz. Will this do it? How do we cook it?
posted by thinkpiece
on Dec 26, 2004 -
Does anyone know where one can access reports on air pollution in London as compared to Boston, Paris, NY etc?
posted by Mossy
on Dec 4, 2004 -
Selling Parisian event tickets:
I may end up with an extra set of tickets to the April 16th performance of Tristan & Isolde at the Paris Opera. If so, what would be the best way to go about selling them? eBay? Is there a Parisian version of Craigslist? (aside from paris.craigslist.com, which doesn't seem too trafficked..)
posted by agropyron
on Dec 2, 2004 -
I'm going to Paris this weekend. It will be cold and rainy. But hey, I'll be in Paris.
What do MeFites (aka, you) think my SO and I should do?
posted by taumeson
on Nov 22, 2004 -
Given that game four of the ALCS starts at 5:10 PM EST this evening, it will finally played at a decent hour in Paris, France (11:10 PM). Does anyone know a club or bar in Paris that would possibly be showing the game? [more inside]
posted by themadjuggler
on Oct 18, 2004 -
European disposable mobile phones: My parents, who are American, are going to Edinburgh, London & Paris later this week. They've asked me what I know about disposable/rentable phones since their phones won't work over there. I know nothing. So now I'm asking all of you: What do you know about good deals on disposable/rentable phones in the UK & France? (I believe they're looking to use the phones for a period of 7-10 days, and if it makes things simpler I think they are willing to do without during the French portion of the trip if necessary)
posted by bcwinters
on Oct 10, 2004 -
I'm studying abroad in Paris for the year, leaving in a little more than a week. What's the best way to set up and bank account and a mobile phone service from the states? [more inside]
posted by themadjuggler
on Aug 24, 2004 -
Paris budget hotel recommendations: I hope to be in Paris for about a week, at the end of August. I'll need to be in the vicinity of Ecole des Mines, Boulevard Saint Michel, 6eme. Any Mefites have experience of budget accomodations in this area? Merci beaucoup!
posted by carter
on Jul 21, 2004 -
Off the beaten chemin
: I'm going to Paris. I've been before & done the museum/Notre Dame thing. All types of recommendations accepted. I'm staying in Oberkampf, but am not averse to the traverse.
posted by dame
on Apr 30, 2004 -
i went to Paris over the holidays and spotted a messenger-type bag made by a company called Sequoia at the Samaritaine department store. i've since been unable to find any information on the web about the manufacturer, or if they have a website where i could get their bags online. anyone know anything about these people?
posted by callicles
on Apr 21, 2004 -
I'm headed to Paris and would like to do some bicycling (in and out of the city). Any suggested destinations, Internet resources and cheap bike rentals? I'm not interested in joining one of those expensive group tours.
posted by sixpack
on Mar 17, 2004 -