Recommendations for historical fiction about Paris? I'll be there for a couple of weeks, and have found that historical novels can really help me sink my teeth into a place. I have no particular era in mind, so the period is less important than the setting and the writing.
New Year's Eve in Paris... any ideas? [more inside]
Any personal experiences with or advice regarding gites/vacation villages in France? [more inside]
Please enlighten me on the best food store or market in Paris. [more inside]
'The Flâneur': What fascinating titbits can you add to my knowledge about this concept? Art, history, philosophy and literary theory links all welcome. [more inside]
My co-worker is planning a visit to Paris for a group of university students and needs to find a conference room for about 23 people the afternoon of Oct. 19. How do you find a Parisian conference room when you don't speak French and live in Copenhagen?
Late night Paris. Where can we drink and/or eat between midnight and when the first Eurostar leaves Gare Du Nord? [more inside]
How do I connect my VGA-only Thinkpad T60 to a French TV with HDMI and YPbPr inputs? [more inside]
Why can't I purchase a cheap air ticket on Italian MyAir.com from the US? [more inside]
How can I get really cheap Eurostar tickets (London-Paris and back)? [more inside]
Me, wife, kids, sister and Mum want to spend the October half-term week (the last full week of October) in Paris. Hotels don't work well with tinies, so we're looking for a self-catering apartment. Where would MeFites recommend, or recommend looking? Not fussed about location (within reason), but we like the 5e and 6e. We aren't on our upppers, but price is a factor (we only live in Brighton so this is more bonus extra holiday than Trip of a Lifetime). Happy to use a company, or arrange something privately - even a house swap if people fancy a week in Britain's shingle capital.
I've recently moved to Paris, and I'd like to know if there are any pubs where I can catch NFL games on Sunday nights. I know they will start pretty late in the evening, but I just want to have a beer and watch a game. Bonus points for places that might air Jets/Giants.
Help me buy a scooter in Paris. I've just moved to Paris for work, and will be getting my carte de sejour (longterm visa) in a few weeks. I would like to find a decent second-hand Vespa or something similar. Some of the questions I have: Can I get a nice ride for under 1000€? Will I need an expensive French license (I currently hold one from NJ)? What type of insurance will I need and how much should I expect to pay? I'm looking to buy in September, so any help would be appreciated!
[EuroTripFilter]What European city can we go to CHEAPLY for a few days from London? [more inside]
I have a friend who has decided to go live in Paris for two months or more. She's searching for her next career and life move, and has always loved the City of Lights. I'm looking for a gift that is inspired, but practical. It also has to pack and travel well--not weigh her down. She's going to be free and hopes the city will be a sort of muse. She's set on luggage, has a place to stay, won't have a car, loves fashion, going out on the town, and I'm sure has plenty of maps. Somewhere in the range of 100 euros.
Arriving at Charles de Gaulle at 7:35am, departing from Orly Sud at 8:30pm. Help? [more inside]
Montparnasse or Montmarte? [more inside]
Eurail Pass or point-to-point? [more inside]
TravelFilter: This summer I and 3 friends are planning on travelling around part of Europe by train and are looking for advice on the main areas we plan to stay in. Information on hostels or other cheap accommodation (first hand if possible) would be great (more inside) [more inside]
How do I rent an apartment in Paris for three months? [more inside]
3 days in London and 1 day in Paris : what to do? [more inside]
Can I make a 10:08 AM train from Paris' Gare d'Austerlitz if my flight's arrival time to CDG is 7:45 AM? [more inside]
ParisFilter: Michelin-starred-quality restaurants on short notice? (Spoilers inside for those going with me on the trip.) [more inside]
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]
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]
Good movies set in Paris? [more inside]
I'm thinking about going to Paris over Easter. Is my timing good? [more inside]
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]
Can you walk on to a ferry at Dover? And about how much might it cost? [more inside]
EurostarFilter: Is it worth taking a day trip to Paris? [more inside]
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]
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]
Recommendations for vegetarian food in Paris or Chantilly? [more inside]
What's the cheapest way to travel between London and Paris? [more inside]
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, here, here and 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.
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]
What's the best way I can find discount travel (air, rail, rental car) destinations for a weekend trip from Paris? [more inside]
I'm in Paris until Monday, and I want recommendations on restaurants, etc. [more inside]
Does anyone have any suggestions for good yarn shops in Paris?
I need to book a romantic table for two in Paris for this weekend and really need a recommendation. [more inside]
How much will it cost my wife and I to spend four days in Paris? [more inside]
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.
I'm looking for a safe/convenient/cheap place on the outskirts of Paris to park a car for a few days. [more inside]
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?
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.
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?
I'm going to France and I'd love to see some outsider art/folk art/art brut. Suggestions? (more inside) [more inside]
Absinthe in Paris? (+) [more inside]
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?