“A Lip-Smacking, Pleasure-Provoking Beaujolais Nouveau”


Chénas, in the Northern Beaujolais Region with 450 Inhabitants
Photo by http://www.wineanorak.com

A Lip-Smacking, Pleasure-Provoking Beaujolais Nouveau

Parler Paris Previews…
A Weekly Community Calendar for English-Speaking Paris
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Calendar #33

Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Paris, France

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Dear Parler Paris Reader,

Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!

Every year, Beaujolais Nouveau is released at the stroke of midnight on the third Thursday of November — that’s tomorrow, November 18th. Over a million cases will be shipped all over the world and well over one-hundred festivals in the Beaujolais region alone honor the arrival of this seductive young wine, without taking into account the celebrations that will be taking place in Paris, all over France and all over the world. By the time the festival over, more than 65 million bottles (about half of the total annual production) will be distributed and drunk.

The Beaujolais region is bordered to the north by the Mâconnais vineyards, to the south by the Monts du Lyonnais, to the east by the Saône Valley and to the west by the first foothills of the Massif Central. The harvest, that started on September 11th, finished at the beginning of October under continuous sunshine and warm temperatures.

The year, promoters are claiming that “2004 is without a doubt a winemaker’s year,” meaning a year where hard work, vigilance and know-how result in really remarkable “cuvées.” The wines are “supple and very pleasant, characterized by a good balance between degree and acidity. The attack is good. The tannins are rounded. Besides its lovely sparkling ruby robe, Beaujolais Nouveau this year is fruity, redolent of fresh red fruit like strawberry, blackcurrant and raspberry, to which there is sometimes the addition of violet and peony fragrances. A lip-smacking, pleasure provoking wine.”

Beaujolais Nouveau is about as close to white wine as a red wine can be, so it makes a great transitional wine for anyone whose general preference is white wine. Beaujolais is written with an “S” because there are 12 of them and not all are “Nouveau”: Beaujolais, Beaujolais Villages (25% of the total wine production in Beaujolais), Beaujolais Crus, Brouilly, Chénas, Chiroubles, Côte-de-Brouilly, Fleurie, Juliénas, Morgon, Moulin à Vent, Régnié, and Saint Amour. Connoisseurs says it’s well worth waiting for them to mature…they wait for the Beaujolais Crus to have “done their Easter duty” (fait leurs Pâques).

I was invited to toast the new arrival at Le Barometre at the corner of rue Charlot and rue Poitou — a neighborhood wine bar that traditionally hosts a celebration, but there are wine-tastings all over Paris. Scroll down for a fairly comprehensive listing of Beaujolais Bistrots where you are sure to savor this year’s new wine.

For a great site listing wine tasting events all over the U.S. and Canada, visit http://www.localwineevents.com/events_date.php

A la prochaine…


Adrian Leeds
Editor, Parler Paris

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Calendar #33
Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Paris, France
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Strictly Entertainment:
Comedy, Plays, Movies
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Maison de la Culture Yiddish – Bibliothèque Medem
Saturday, December 11, 2004

Sylvie Braitman presents “De Varsovie a Paris, ou comment ma grand mere a decouvert l’amour.” Accompanied by Pierre Cleitman, accordion.

Maison de la Culture Yiddish – Bibliothèque Medem
18, passage Saint-Pierre Amelot
75011 PARIS
Métro Oberkampf
Tél.: 01.47.00.14.00
Fax: 01.47.00.14.47
http://www.yiddishweb.com

16 euros/12 euros for members
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Moving Parts Play Readings In English

Carr’s Pub & Restaurant
1 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris
Métro: Tuileries
Sundays 7:30 p.m.

The following readings have been organized by Moving Parts
with the kind permission of Carr’s Pub & Restaurant.

Always on Sundays, always at 7.30 p.m.!

Plays in English:

21st November Jon Allen Russo “Farce Noir”
5th December Shena Wilson “Don’t be Daft”
9th January Charles Borkhuis “Dusk”
23rd January Elena Kaufman “Our Mothership Sails”
20th February Rachel Ollagnon “Coupling”
6th March Kenneth Hickey “The Train Set”
20th March Mary Bruton-Sandifer “Hunting Season” (2nd reading)
17th April NC Heikin (title TBA)

Plays in French:

19th December Kartik Singh “Aicha” (2nd reading)
6th February Michael Diantonio “Epidéo”
3rd April Romain Bisseret (title TBA)

Contact Stephanie to book a reading of YOUR play:
May 2005 onwards available dates
Program subject to change
Latest version always available on the website: http://www.scamparis.com
or send an e-mail to Stephanie: stef@movingparts.org.uk to receive the monthly mailings
For further information contact:
Stephanie Campion on: 06.14.67.18.58

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Drama Ties Theatre Company presents three plays in English, at Comédie Bastille, 5 rue Nicolas Appert, Paris 11th:

ROBINHOOD
by Ann Lovelace
Modern-day, genetically unmodified version of the adventures of the legendary eco-warrior, Robin Hood: laughter, romance and saving the planet are at stake.
Monday 15 November – 2:00 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
Thursday 18 November – 10:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.
with Jeff Bracco, Dario Costa and Caroline Reck
directed by Kester Lovelace
Music: David Stanley

SNOW WHITE’S BLACK HEART
by Hester Kamin
A young, innocent girl, a poisoned apple and little men who
run around panicking, but is this the real story ? In this
original and insolent version, the wicked stepmother tells all. A pantomime for all the family.
Monday 15 November – 10:00 a.m.
Sunday 28 November – 7:30 p.m.
with Jeff Bracco, Dario Costa and Caroline Reck
directed by Kester Lovelace
Music: David Stanley

PRINCEACADEMY
by Kester Lovelace
Inspired by the classic Mark Twain novel, The Prince and the Pauper
Britain is in crisis, after the abdication of its two Princes. A new TV reality, Prince Academy, show is launched to find the young man who can sing, dance and charm Princesses. The favorite to win changes places, unseen by the cameras seeing, with a maths geek. The audience will get to vote to decide the end of the story.
Monday 10 January 2005 – 14:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.
Thursday 13 January 2005 – 10:00 p.m. & 1:30 p.m.
with Maja Bieler, Elena Kaufman, Simon-Timothy Marozzi.
Directed by Kester Lovelace
Songs by David Stanley
Tickets: 13 euros 35 euros (families)

All Bookings:
Drama Ties Theatre Company
tel: 01.45.86.30.52
drama.ties@wanadoo.fr
http://www.drama-ties.com

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Théâtre Pixel presents…

Bus Stop by William Inge

“In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a cheerful roadside diner. All roads are blocked and four weary travelers are going to have to hole up until morning…”
Come see the play the New York Times calls “an uproarious comedy that never sways from the truth.”

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. until December 18th
18 Rue Championnet, 75018 Paris, Métro: Simplon
14 euros/9.50 euros for students and unemployed
Reservations: 01.42.54.00.92

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On Stage at the Théâtre de Nesle…
Travellin’ Light by Nicholas Calderbank
A free-wheeling comedy suitable for ages and linguistic levels.

8 Rue de Nesle, 75006 Paris, Métro: Odeon
10 euros/8 euros for students and unemployed
Reservations: 01.46.34.61.04

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Stand Up Comedy
Hôtel du Nord
102 quai de Jemmapes Paris 10
Booking: 01.53.19.98.88
For more information visit: http://www.anythingmatters.com

Reginal D Hunter
November 22nd & November 23rd 8:30 p.m.

The black American 2 time Perrier nominated politically incorrect stand-up makes his Paris debut.
Originally from the Deep South of the USA, Reg is one of the good guys of comedy.
A hypnotic, smooth-talking, very human comedian who hits your funny bone with tales of love, hate, death and all that is in between.
Tickets: 20 & 17 euros

Un Demie Sciecle d’Arthur Smith
November 28th, 8:30 p.m.

Arthur Smith celebrates his 50 years of grumpy existence with a bevy of friends who will all be in Paris to help him blow out 4 score and 10 candles in the Hotel du Nord on Saturday night before taking to the stage for a show on Sunday.

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Literary Events
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Alesian Literary Salon By Toby Brothers

November Salons finalized!
Sign up now for the November Literary Salon, designed to guide participants through a classic text in 6-8 weekly sessions. Toby Brothers, Salon Director, provides loads of background information, historical and social context, essays of literary criticism and definitions of literary terms. The discussions are energized with questions and propositions that allow all, from the most fervent academic to the analysis neophyte, to participate. 2004 Fall Salons: Hamlet, Midnights’ Children, Beloved and Invisible Man.
Sign up soon- each session is limited to 10 participants.

Monday Evenings 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Beloved Starting Nov. 8th
Tuesday Afternoons 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Short Stories Starting Nov. 9th
Tuesday Evenings 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Hamlet Starting Nov. 9th

January Salons Now Forming!
Now is the time to put in your requests for January Salons. I want as much lead time as possible to collect resources and create schedules. Are there texts you have always wanted to read but just couldn’t dig into on your own? Was there a work you read in your earlier days that you would like to re-discover? Send me suggestions…I will put together selections and potential time slots in the coming weeks.

Works or writers for consideration:
Charles Dickens F. Scott Fitzgerald
Virginia Woolf J.D. Salinger
Jane Austen Salman Rushdie
Beowulf William Faulkner
D.H. Lawrence John Steinbeck & Emile Zola

These are just some of my ideas…I would love to hear yours!

Website: http://literarysalon.free.fr
Call 06.85.13.81.27 or email literarysalon@wanadoo.fr for more information.

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Poet Taylor Mali live at Le Café de la Plage & The Red Wheelbarrow!

Taylor’s spoken word poetry has won great acclaim internationally, and he is particularly recognized for his championing of education and the efforts of teachers. He inspires students and educators of all ages.
http://www.taylormali.com

Monday, November 22nd 9:00 p.m.
Le Café de la Plage
50 rue de Charonne Paris 75011

Wednesday, November 24th 3:00 p.m.
The Red Wheelbarrow
22 rue St. Paul Paris 75004

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What’s on in the City of Light
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November is Le Mois de Photo!

Picks: Photography Exhibitions

Le photographe photographié, l’autoportrait en France 1850-1914
From Friday, November 5th 2004 to Sunday, February 13th 2005
Maison de Victor Hugo – Hôtel de Rohan Guémenée – 75014 Paris

Vu d’Italie, 1841-1941, un siècle de photographie italienne dans les collections du Musée Alinari
From Wednesday, November 10th 2004 to Sunday, March 6th 2005
Pavillon des Arts – 75001 Paris

New York et l’art moderne
Alfred Stieglitz et son cercle 1905-1930
From Tuesday, October 19th 2004 to Sunday, January 16th 2005
Musée d’Orsay – 75007 Paris

‘Documentary and anti-graphic photographs’, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Henri Cartier-Bresson et Walker Evans
Reconstitution de l’exposition de Julien Levy à New York en 1935
From Wednesday, September 8th 2004 to Sunday, December 19th 2004
Fondation H.C.B – Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson – 75014 Paris

Robert Capa
Connu et inconnu
From Wednesday, October 6th 2004 to Friday, December 31st 2004
Bibliothèque Nationale de France – BNF Département des estampes et de la photographie – 75002 Paris

André Kertész et la Hongrie
From Wednesday, October 27th 2004 to Friday, November 26th 2004
Institut hongrois de Paris – Ambassade de Hongrie en France – 75006 Paris

Duchamp par Man Ray
From Saturday, October 23rd 2004 to Saturday, November 27th 2004
FNAC Forum des Halles – 75001 Paris

Man Ray réstrospective
photographies de Man Ray
From Tuesday, October 26th 2004 to Saturday, November 20th 2004
FNAC des Ternes – 75017 Paris

Vintages 1953-1966
Mario Giacomelli
From Thursday, November 4th 2004 to Saturday, December 4th 2004
Galerie Berthet-Aittouarès – 75006 Paris

Edouard Boubat
From Friday, October 29th 2004 to Wednesday, December 1st 2004
Galerie Agathe Gaillard – 75004 Paris

L’oeil et la plume
Une amitié Robert Doisneau et Robert Giraud
From Friday, November 5th 2004 to Saturday, December 4th 2004
Galerie 1900-2000 – 75014 Paris

La Véronique
Frank Horvat
From Friday, October 29th 2004 to Thursday, December 30th 2004
Galerie Dina Vierny – 75006 Paris

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Paris Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is on from November 19th-28th

Come celebrate the 10th anniversay of the Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. This year’s theme explores the significance of cinema on the relationship between art and homosexuality.

Forum des images
Porte Saint-Eustache
Forum des Halles
75001 Paris
Métro: Les Halles or Châtelet
Admission: 7.50 euros & 6.50 euros for students, under 26, over 60 and unemployed.
01.44.76.62.00
http://www.ffglp.net

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Musical Interludes
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Willard Grant Conspiracy
November 30th, 8:30 p.m.
22 euros

La Java
105 rue du Fg du Temple Paris 10
Reservations 01.53.19.98.88- fnac/virgin etc
http://www.anythingmatters.com/concerts

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Pop group Mary Modified in concert December 20th, 8:30 p.m.

Mary Modified is a 5-member electro-pop group with American
singer/songwriter, Jen Jordan. Her sensitive, melodic songs have been compared to Dido and Alanis Morrisette.

All lyrics in English.

La Scène
2 bis, rue des Taillandiers Paris 11
M° Ledru Rollin / Bastille
Cover: 10 euros
(opening act: French pop group Montparnasse)

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“Aloha Noel”
L’Ukulele Club de Paris
La Java
December 14th and 15th December 20-30h

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Goûtes for Gourmands
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Calling all vinophiles! Come experience the Beaujolais Bistros in Paris…

Les meilleurs pots

1962: MA BOURGOGNE
Louis Prin
133 boulevard Haussmann 75008 Paris
Métro: Miromesnil
01.45.63.50.61

1978: LE RALLYE
Antoine Deconquand
267 rue du Faubourg St Martin 75010 Paris
Métro: Stalingrad
01.46.07.22.83

1981: BISTROT A VINS
Jacques Mélac
42 rue Léon Frot 75011 Paris
Métro: Charonne
01.43.70.59.27 / 01.40.09.93.37

1984: AU SOLEIL D’AUSTERLITZ
André Calvet
18 boulevard de l’Hôpital
75005 Paris
Métro: Gare d’Austerlitz
01.43.31.22.38 et 01.43.31.39.36

1986: A LA CLOCHE DES HALLES
Serge Lesage
28 rue Coquillière
75001 Paris
Métro: Les Halles ou Louvre
01.42.36.93.89

1987: LES CAVES ANGEVINES
Bernard Foucher
2 place Léon Deubel
75016 Paris
Métro: Porte de St Cloud
01.42.88.88.93

1988: LA BERGERIE
Christian Baudy
21 rue de Galilée
75016 Paris
Métro: Boissière
01.47.20.48.63

1990: LE RELAIS BEAUJOLAIS
Alain Mazeau
3 rue Milton
75009 Paris
Métro: Notre Dame de Lorette
01.48.78.77.91

1995: LES COTEAUX
Evelyne et Bernard OLRY
8 rue Jeanne d’Arc
94160 Saint Mandé
Métro: Saint Mandé Tourelle (ligne 1)
01.48.08.74.81

1997: L’OPPORTUN
Serge Alzerat
62-64 boulevard Edgar Quinet
75014 Paris
Métro: Edgar Quinet or Montparnasse
01.43.20.26.89

1998: LES COLONNES
Patrick et Christine Nayrolles
65 rue du Général Leclerc
92130 Issy Les Moulineaux
Métro: Mairie d’Issy
Tél. 01.46.42.25.33

2000: LA MASCOTTE
Thierry Campion
52 rue des Abesses
75018 Paris
01.46.06.28.15

2000: LE BISTROT DES HALLES
Isabelle et Jean-Pierre BREUD
15, rue des Halles
75001 Paris
Métro: Halles ou Châtelet
01.42.36.91

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2001: L’AMI PIERRE
Marie-Jo Carrier
5, rue de la Main d’Or
75011 Paris
Métro: Ledru-Rollin
01.47.00.17.35

2002: LE BISTROT A VIN
Philippe Cordesse
86, Esplanade Charles de Gaulle – La Défense
92400 Courbevoie
01.47.76.11.94

Tradition du Vin

1987: LE REVEIL DU 10 ème
Cathy et Daniel Vidalenc
35 rue du Château d’Eau
75010 Paris
Métro: Château d’Eau
01.42.41.77.59

1989: LE GRIFFONNIER
Françoise et Robert Savoye
8 rue des Saussaies
75008 Paris
Métro: Champs Elysées
Tél. 01 42 65 17 17

1990: MA BOURGOGNE
Thérèse et Aimé Cougoureux
19 place des Vosges
75004 Paris
Métro: Bastille or St Paul
01.42.78.44.64

1995: LE CALMONT
Michel Battu
35 avenue Duquesne
75007 Paris
Métro: Ecole Militaire or St Sébastien Froissard
01.47.05.67.10

1997: LE POCH’TRON
Martine et Jacques Bernard
25 rue de Bellechass
75007 Paris
Métro: Solférino
01.45.51.27.11

1999: LES QUARTAUTS
Régine et Christophe Couillaud
19 rue Georges Marie
92130 Issy Les Moulineaux
01.46.42.29.38

2000: LE TASTEVIN
Danièle Nougarède et Jean Frankel
14 rue Descombes
75017 Paris
Métro: Porte de Champerret
01.43.80.57.50

2002: L’AMI VINT
Marcel Hazebrouck
9, rue de Vouillé
75015 PARIS
01.48.28.15.43

2003: LE BARRICOU
Michel Ginestou
1, boulevard du Temple
75003 PARIS
01.42.72.20.53

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Bonnes Soirées and Great Gatherings
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Parler Paris Après-Midi /parlerparis/apresmidi.html

Next Meeting: December 14th, 2004 and Every Second Tuesday of the Month 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This is your opportunity to meet every month, often with local professionals who can answer your Working and Living in France questions. You are invited to come for drinks and share your questions and comments about what it takes to create a life here, own property and enjoy what France has to offer. It is also an opportunity to network with other Parler Paris readers.

Upstairs at La Pierre du Marais
96, rue des Archives at the corner of rue de Bretagne
75003 Paris
Métro Lines 9, 3 et 11, stations Temple, République or Arts et Métiers

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Paris Soirée Dinners Every Sunday

Patricia Laplante-Collins has international dinner parties on the Ile St-Louis. She hosts a 21st Century Paris Salon where you meet interesting people in Paris and have a lot of fun. There is always a Guest speaker, perhaps a Writer, Actor, Historian — you name it, Patricia hosts them all. For reservations or to be on the mailing list: call 01 43 26 12 88 or write parissoirees@noos.fr

For information: Patricia’s Tel: 01 43 26 12 88, parissoirees@noos.fr

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Paris Network Cocktails Every Wednesday

Hosted by Patricia Laplante-Collins…

PARIS NETWORKING COCKTAIL
Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. Make contacts for business, career opportunities, self-development.

This Wednesday November 17th: LEARNING NETWORKING SKILLS: “How I Built My Careers In Nuclear Engineering, Mergers And Acqusitions And Investments Through Networking.”

Our guest speaker will be:

Jim Ounsworth
Investment Specialist, Attorney and former Nuclear Engineer

Jim Ounsworth is a private investment specialist who devides his time
between Philadelphia and Paris.

Jim has had 3 distinct and successful careers: He was a nuclear engineer. He was a successful attorney. He held a high position in the securites industry and is now an investment specialist. In each of these careers he rose to the top eschelon. Jim will share with us how he made these transitions, created and recognized opportunities and seized the moment.

Among other accomplishments, as Chief Engineer aboard the nuclear submarine USS Kamehameha, Jim was awarded the awarded the Navy achievement medal for job proficiency.

Later, as an Attorney and eventuallya Partner in the Business Department of Pepper Hamilton, one of the largest law firms in Philadelphia, he structured and negotiated numerous mergers and acquisitions

Jim became Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Safeguard Scientifics a New York Stock Exchange company, which developed technology companies, took the developed companies public, and operated the companies for its benefit and the benefit of its shareholders. During Jim’s time there, Safeguard maintained and developed over 30 partnership companies as well as interests in a number of venture capital funds.

Jim Ounsworth is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and is a graduate of the US Naval Academy, Anapolis, Maryland (with distinction.). He’s also a great speaker so this promises to be a fun and informative evening!

PARTICIPATION:
15 Euros in an envelope and lots of business cards.

ADDRESS:
At Patricia’s apartment on the Ile St. Louis: 14 rue St Louis en L’Ile, 75004 Paris.
The Métros are Sully-Morland (closest) and Pont-Marie.
Farther away is St. Paul.

PARTICIPATION:
15 euros and lots of business cards.

BUFFET: GOOD WINE. FUN CANAPES. AFTER THE TALK, PASTA OF THE DAY
FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO STAY.

RESERVATIONS PLEASE
Thanks for reserving via return email! Or call Patricia:

Patricia’s Tel: 01.43.26.12.88
E-mail: parisnetwork@hotmail.com

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27 Years Of Dinner Chez Jim Haynes

Jim’s atelier becomes a salon every Sunday night where about 70 people from all over the world meet, dine, drink and enjoy themselves. Telephone on Saturday or Sunday for your invitation, directions and the door code.

Jim Haynes
Atelier A2
83, rue de la Tombe Issoire
75014 Paris
01.43.27.17.67, email jim_haynes@wanadoo.fr

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Services
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Have your portrait painted by American Portrait Artist, Kathy Burke
For samples of their great work, visit /parlerparis/art/index.html

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Knowledge is Power — Conferences, Workshops and Seminars
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The Most Important Thing You Can Do Before the Year is Over

Learn the best ways to watch your money and real estate investment grow before your very eyes…all while gazing at the world’s most famous monument over a frothy café crème.

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take a holiday vacation in the most romantic and beautiful city in the world and set aside JUST ONE DAY of your busy schedule visiting museums and dining on foie gras to learn how to make your money double (and even triple — like mine has since I bought my Marais apartment just four short years ago).

December 29th, the first 100 individuals to register will learn from some of the finest experts in French real estate…how to make the most of the rest of their lives while building a portfolio of some of the most desirable real estate in the world.
Take just one full power-packed day, this coming December 29th — in Paris, France. Learn how…

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Paint or Draw Portraits and Self Portraits with American Portrait
Artist Kathy Burke in her beautiful Marais atelier…

245 Euros 3-hour private session
490 Euros 3-hour session with 2 to 6 people
Includes all materials.

For more information, parisportraits@free.fr?subject=Parler_Paris_Reader_Request

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Learning la Langue Française
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Parler Parlor French-English Conversation Group
http://www.parlerparlor.com

Celebrating our 7th Year in Paris

Join us at the Parler Parlor conversation group in Paris France for free-form conversation with native French and English speakers. Practice speaking 45 minutes in French, 45 minutes in English. Make friends, discuss interesting topics, learn about other cultures, progress in understanding and speaking, naturally and easily, in groups of six to eight, each in its own acoustically sound private room.

Parlor Times — 3 Times A Week In Two Locations

Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Berlitz Opera
38 Avenue de l’Opéra
2nd arrondissement, Paris
Opéra, RER A Auber

Wednesdays 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

At Eurocentres
13 passage Dauphine (entrance between rue Dauphine and rue Mazarine),
6th arrondissement
Métro Odéon, Saint-Michel

Membership And General Information
http://www.parlerparlor.com
Email: info@parlerparlor.com
Elisabeth Crochard, Tel: 01 44 19 76 61
Adrian Leeds, Tel: 01 40 27 97 59

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For Our Bay Area Friends
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Paris-Expat.com
http://www.paris-expat.com

Events

Author Event

12/7: Reception and Book Signing with Wine Importer Kermit Lynch
Where: Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco
When: 12/7 at 5:30 PM
Tickets: Mechanics’ Institute members $7.00, public $10.00
Reservations: Event + Book: MIL members $47 or Public $50
Reservations: Event only 415-393-0100 or info@milibrary.orghttp://www.milibrary.org
Reserve today! This event will sellout quickly!

Concert

11/21: Sylvie Braitman Concert
Les Demoiselles de Pigalle – A CD release concert starring Bay Area Chanteuse Sylvie Braitman
Where: The Empire Plush Room 940 Sutter Street San Francisco
When: 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20.00 (includes 2 drinks) 415-885-2800 or http://www.empireplushroom.com

Film Screenings
11/19 Pépé Le Moko
Where: Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco
When: Café opens at 5:30 p.m. for all programs. Programs start at 6:30PM
Tickets: Mechanics’ Institute members FREE, public $7
Reservations: 415-393-0100 or info@milibrary.orghttp://www.milibrary.org

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Astro-Paris by Eric Francis
Breakfast in America
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France has been big news the past week, with the death of Yasser Arafat near Paris and the Ivory Coast exploding into crisis. I thought I would have a look at the national horoscope of France, set for Oct. 5, 1958, 12:01 a.m., Paris — the chart for the creation of what is called the Fifth Republic, under the leadership of Degaulle. The Fifth Republic replaced a factional parliamentary government, and put in place a strong presidency. Interesting that this change came in the midst of a crisis involving Algeria, one of the last the true French colonies, and with the Ivory Coast, now we’re seeing a kind of colonial crisis emerge again.

During the past week, we’ve had an enormous amount of intense astrology blow through Libra, and it turns out that Libra dominates the chart of France. With Venus, Ceres, Mercury, and the Sun all being in the sign of the scales, when we get a series of events — like last weeks triple eclipse of planets by the Moon — you can be sure that things are going to get interesting.

This astrology has also set the personal lives of many people spinning. Emotionally intense, unpredictable, deeply unsettling and even shocking, those born under the sign Libra, who have Libra Moon or rising have, with few exceptions, been experiencing something out of the ordinary on the emotional level of their lives. This was rare astrology; I have not seen or heard of anything like it, and this has presented opportunities for growth and awareness that will not be available any time soon.

The Sun, however, remains in the sign Scorpio; we experienced the Scorpio New Moon on Friday (precisely amidst the turmoil of the Arafat funeral). The Sun enters Sagittarius on Nov. 22. The Moon is now waxing for a very impressive Full Moon in Gemini on Nov. 26. The astrology continues to be rebellious, shocking and challenging to those who cling to security or stable patterns. The best thing you can do is move with the energy, dance with the music, and glow with the flow of electrons.

Scorpio Birthdays This Week

The time has come to stop defining yourself by what you are not and to begin defining yourself as who you are. Yes, it was necessary to strip away everything that could possibly get in the way of the subtle expression of human love, perception and kindness that you are. And you have had more than a little work to do squirming out of the perceptions that others have trapped you in your whole life. But that work is just about done; you are ready to stand in your own footsteps with more clarity, desire and sense of direction than you have in a long time. I would love to hear you say just once: I knew this was possible. I always knew I was this person.

Eric Francis, a Paris-based American astrologer, is the author of Planet Waves, a premium online information service available at http://PlanetWaves.net/ He also does private consultations (solar returns, compati

bility charts, locational astrology, business consulting, gift readings and more) on the phone and in person in Paris. Call +206 463-7827 or 877 463-8265 for more information.

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Thanksgiving in Paris!

Sam Pepper Restaurant-Bar brings you a full traditional Thanksgiving dinner to your door or join us at the restaurant!

Tel: 01.43.80.20.52
http://sam-pepper.com

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Cooking at Home?

The Real McCoy

Your American Grocery Store in Paris
Open 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
194 Rue de Grenelle-75007 Paris

Tel: 01.45.56.98.82

Thanksgiving Grocery & Catering

Now taking orders for farm-bred Thanksgiving Turkeys! Order them ready to stuff and cook yourself or let us do it for you.
14 Rue Charles V-75004 Paris

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American Women’s Group: Upcoming Events

12/2 Girard Chocolate Tour
12/3 Fete de Noel
12/6 Treasures of the Louvre
12/7 Cordon Bleu Hands-on Chocolate
12/8 Estelles’ Flowers
12/9/10 Beyond Paris – Strasbourg
12/10 Nativity Scenes at the Louvre
12/13 AWG Coffee-Christmas Potluck Lunch
12/14 Tea at the Plaza Athénée
12/15 Lunch around the world

Upcoming Special Event!

Fête de Nöel
Hotel de Talleyrand
American Embassy in Paris
Friday, December 3, 2004 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Cocktails, Hors d’ Oeuvres and Musical Entertainment and AWG Woman of the Year Awards.

For more information, contact:

American Women’s Group
32, rue du General Bertrand
75007 Paris France
Tel: 01.42.73.36.74
awgparis@wanadoo.fr
http://www.awgparis.org

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Christmas/New Year in Paris: Activities, Events & Displays

GLACIATION PLASTIC – CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS
From 15 November 2004
BERCY VILLAGE 1, Cour Saint-Emilion 75012 PARIS
presse@bercyvillage.com
http://www.bercyvillage.com
33.1.40.02.90.80

LES SAPINS DE NOEL DES CREATEURS
From December 1st, 2004 to January 1st, 2005
Closed tuesday
CENTRE GEORGES POMPIDOU Place Georges Pompidou 75004 PARIS
http://www.centrepompidou.fr
01.44.78.12.33

PARIS SUR GLACE
Ice Rink in the 5th
Open every day from December 5th, 2004 to March 13th, 2005 midday to 8:00 p.m., 9:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.
Place Raoul Dautry 1 Place Raoul Dautry 75015 PARIS

PARIS SUR GLACE
Open every day from December 6th, 2004 to March 13th, 2005 12 midday-10pm. 12:00 p.m.to midnight on Friday. 9:00 a.m. to midnight on Saturday. 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Sunday
With a designated area with games and activities for children under 6 years old. Skates can be hired for 5 euros.
HOTEL DE VILLE DE PARIS 1, place de l’Hôtel-de-Ville 75004 PARIS

RÊVE DE NEIGE MILKA
From December 12th, 2004 to December 20th, 2004
STADE DE FRANCE 93210 SAINT-DENIS-LA-PLAINE
http://www.stadefrance.com
08.92.70.09.00 (0,34 EU/mn)

CHRISTMAS MERRY-GO-ROUNDS
From December 18th, 2004 to January 2nd, 2005 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
A host of merry-go-rounds spring up all over Paris for the festive season, offering entertainment for all the family. The Manèges de Noël, with traditional carved horses and other animals, whirl around on the squares of the central arrondissements of the French capital, including Place de l’Hôtel de Ville, Place Saint-Sulpice and the Square du Temple.
Though the merry-go-rounds are designed primarily for children’s entertainment, a trip on one of these gaudy manèges is also a romantic treat for all who love the City of Light.
Place de l’Hôtel-de-Ville 75004 PARIS

CHRISTMAS ILLUMINATIONS – FACADE OF GALERIES LAFAYETTE
From November 9th, 2004 to December 31st, 2004
GALERIES LAFAYETTE 40, boulevard Haussmann 75009 PARIS
01.42.82.34.56

CHRISTMAS ILLUMINATIONS: RUE ROYALE, RUE SAINT HONORE
From November 24th, 2004 to January 9th, 2005
RUE ROYALE Rue Royale 75008 PARIS

CHRISTMAS ILLUMINATIONS: AVENUE DES CHAMPS-ELYSEES
From November 25th, 2004 to January 4th, 2005
AVENUE DES CHAMPS-ELYSEES Avenue des Champs-Elysées 75008 PARIS

CHRISTMAS ILLUMINATIONS: AVENUE MONTAIGNE
From November 25th, 2004 to January 4th,2005
AVENUE MONTAIGNE Avenue Montaigne 75008 PARIS

CHRISTMAS ILLUMINATIONS: PLACE VENDOME AND RUE DE LA PAIX
From November 25th, 2004 to January 5th, 2005
ARRONDISSEMENT 75001 PARIS

CHRISTMAS ILLUMINATIONS: ABBESSES AND RUE LEPIC
From December 1st, 2004 to January 15th, 2005
75018 PARIS

VITRINES DE NOEL AU PRINTEMPS
From October 29th, 2004 until January 1st, 2005
MAGASINS DU PRINTEMPS 64, boulevard Haussmann 75009 PARIS
01.42.82.45.09

CHRISTMAS WINDOW DISPLAYS AT THE SAMARITAINE
“Magic Windows”
From early November to early January
LA SAMARITAINE 19, rue de la Monnaie 75001 PARIS
01.40.41.20.20

CHRISTMAS WINDOW DISPLAYS AT GALERIES LAFAYETTE
Dates: from 09/11/2004 to 31/12/2004 -
GALERIES LAFAYETTE 40, boulevard Haussmann 75009 PARIS
01.42.82.34.56

VITRINES DE NOEL AU BON MARCHE
From November 17th, 2004 to Jnauary 1st, 2005
LE BON MARCHE RIVE GAUCHE 24, rue de Sèvres 75007 PARIS
01.44.39.80.30

Nativity scene
Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472), architecture et humanisme
From November 15th, 2004 to December 15th, 2004
Closed Saturday & Sunday
Ecole d’architecture Paris Malaquais 14 rue Bonaparte 75006 PARIS
01.44.49.67.67

LA CRECHE DE NOEL A NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS
From November 27th, 2004 to February 3rd,2005
CATHEDRALE NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS 6, place du Parvis-Notre-Dame 75004 PARIS

Christmas/New Year – Salon/Fair/Christmas market
CHRISTMAS MARKET AT THE MAISON DE L’ALSACE
From November 22nd, 2004 to December 21st, 2004 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
MAISON DE L’ALSACE 39, avenue des Champs-Elysées 75008 PARIS
01.53.83.10.00

CHRISTMAS ARCH AT LA DEFENSE
From November 30th, 2004 to December 24th, 2004
PARVIS DE LA DEFENSE 92911 PARIS LA DEFENSE CEDEX
01.47.22.40.99

CHRISTMAS MARKET IN COUR DE ROME – OPPOSITE GARE SAINT-LAZARE
From November 30th, 2004 to December 24th, 2004
75008 PARIS
01.47.22.40.99

CHRISTMAS IN ALSACE AT THE GARE DE L’EST
From December 3rd, 2004 to December 18th, 2004 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on December 18th.
GARE DE L’EST 75010 PARIS

CHRISTMAS MARKET AT DISNEY
VILLAGE
From December 3rd, 2004 to January 2nd, 2005
DISNEY VILLAGE 77777 MARNE LA VALLEE
01.47.22.40.99

CHRISTMAS VILLAGE BENEATH THE ARCADES OF MAINE-MONTPARNASSE SHOPPING CENTRE
From December 3rd, 2004 to December 31st, 2004
TOUR MONTPARNASSE 33, avenue du Maine Tour Montparnasse / Montparnasse 56 75015 PARIS
visite@tourmontparnasse56.com
http://www.tourmontparnasse56.com
01.47.22.40.99

MARCHE DE NOEL A LA NATION
From December 3rd, 2004 to December 24th, 2004
1, PLACE DE LA NATION 1, place de la Nation 75011 PARIS

UNAPEI CHRISTMAS MARKET
From December 16th, 2004 to December 19th, 2004
1, PLACE SAINT-SULPICE 1, place Saint-Sulpice 75006 PARIS
01.44.85.50.50

L’ALLEE GOURMANDE
From December 17th, 2004 to Decemb er 24th, 2004
FORUM DES HALLES Porte Lescot 75001 PARIS

MARCHE DE NOEL
From December 17th, 2004 to December 19th, 2004
PLACE MAURICE-CHEVALIER 1, Place Maurice Chevallier 75020 PARIS

MARCHE DE NOEL DE MENILMONTANT
From December 17th, 2004 to December 19th, 2004
BOULEVARD DE MENILMONTANT Boulevard de Ménilmontant 75020 PARIS
01.40.33.50.30

LE MONDE DES ENFANTS
“Children’s world”
From December 4th, 2004 to January 2nd, 2005 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
1, PLACE DE LA BASTILLE 1, place de la Bastille 75004 PARIS

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