The Cool Hot Air Hilltop of Paris
Parler Paris Previews…
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
LIVE AND LEARN
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LIVING AND INVESTING IN FRANCE
INVEST IN FRANCE
Just off the Place d’Italie, this is the highest point in the 13th arrondissement, one of the seven hills of Paris, from which one has a panoramic view of the city. It’s the unassuming “quartier” known as “La Butte aux Cailles.”
No, it’s not the “hilltop of the quails” — which one might easily assume — but named after Pierre Caille who purchased the land on this hill in 1543. His son, Clément, developed the family heritage by acquiring additional land until it became known as first, “Butte de Caille,” then “Butte Caille” and now today, “Butte-aux-Cailles.”
On November 21st, 1783, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, who was a French chemistry and physics teacher, and one of the first pioneers of aviation, made the first manned free hot air balloon flight in history, accompanied by the Marquis d’Arlandes. During the 25-minute flight using a “Montgolfier” hot air balloon, they traveled 12 kilometers from the château of La Muette to the Butte aux Cailles in (what was then the outskirts of Paris), attaining an altitude of 3000 feet. Engravings representing the landing display a tranquil country landscape. The landing spot today is the exit to the underground parking called the “Galaxie!”
The Buttes aux Cailles and the 13th arrondissement has changed quite a bit since. One century ago, it wasn’t even part of Paris, but part of the Commune of Gentilly. (Gentilly is also a name I grew up with as the eastern part of New Orleans, now sadly under water.) Still, the moment you step off the main streets that run between rue Bobillot, rue de Tolbiac and boulevard Auguste Blanqui, onto the one-way tiny streets spilling off the main street of rue de la Butte aux Cailles, you will sense that you’re in another world altogether.
It’s a strange sensation. The Butte aux Cailles is one of the few areas of Paris with single-family two-level homes, many covered in ivy or dripping with vines. Scattered among them are contemporary apartment buildings with chic architectural style and as a backdrop not far away lie the looming high-rises the 13th is so famous for. I stood in the center of the street rather dumb-founded by the contrast and wondered for a moment whether I was in Paris at all!
The neighborhood is awash with old-world charm — cafés, bars and restaurants, most of which still sport original decor. Quaint shops dot the landscape along with one of Paris’ most well-know swimming pools — Piscine de la Butte aux Cailles at 5 place Paul Verlaine — in art-deco style, supplied by a natural hot spring of a constant 28°C. You can still see a performance at The Théâtre des Cinq Diamants, once known for its Folie Bergère shows between the two world wars and as a hideout for the Resistance during World War II(see what’s playing at http://www.theatreonline.com/indexation/t/detail_theatre30.asp).
I wandered along the streets until my nose led me to land at Le Temps des Cerises for authentic “boudin noir,” served in a casserole covered by crispy thin slices of apple. The authenticity of the bistrot with its “petites ardoises” nailed to every available spot on the cluttered walls, wood tables and bentwood chairs, each elbow to elbow and deep burgundy upholstery, overshadowed
the quality of its cuisine, but no matter…it reeked of Butte aux Cailles charm and didn’t cost enough to be a bad value (18-20 rue de la Butte aux Cailles, 01.45.89.69.48). Around the corner at L’Avant Goût, your check will be double (31 Euros for 3 courses), but will be a better bet for an outstanding meal — known as the quartier’s best dining experience and one of the city’s best values (26, rue Bobillot, 01.53.80.24.00).
There was even more action at the many bars and cafés, spilling out onto the street in the warm evening air. La Bonne Cave didn’t offer even one seat for the weary. Others to test include Papagallo (25, rue des Cinq Diamants), the Sputnik (14-16, rue de la Butte aux Cailles and the Folie en Tête (33, rue de la Butte aux Cailles), each offering a different ambiance to set the mood.
If you can’t get there in person, (it’s in French, but…) click here for a great little tour of the neighborhood: http://www-inf.enst.fr/~premiere/butte/ If you CAN get there in person, make a point of discovering a Paris you wouldn’t have otherwise.
A la prochaine…
1) Don’t miss Les Journées du Patrimoine this weekend (September 17-18) when the whole country opens its doors to the public to celebrate its heritage. Visit sites and monuments you’d never be able to otherwise. Visit http://www.journeesdupatrimoine.culture.fr/ for complete information or stop at the information centers: Ministère de la culture et de la communication at 5, rue Valois and at 182, rue Saint-Honoré, 1st open from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and…
2) Don’t miss the annual Rentrée Lunch Party at Parler Parlor (10 euros), Saturday September 19th, 11 a.m. for conversation then 12:30 p.m. for lunch together. PLUS Save 10 Euros on a 10-Session Card and 20 Euros on a 20-Session Card That Day!!
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MOVING PARTS presents:
Play Readings in English
September 18 – Jonus “Breakthrough”
Contact Stephanie to book a reading of YOUR play. January 2006 onwards available dates. Program subject to change. Latest version always available at http://www.scamparis.com or send an e-mail to Stephanie on firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the monthly mailings. For further information contact Stephanie Campion at 06.14.67.18.58
For over twenty years now, the Cirque Plume has enchanted audiences with its lively and colorful performances, full of music and poetry.
This well-known circus troupe is on tour in France and throughout Europe to present its latest creation, “Plic Ploc,” arriving in Paris this autumn at the Espace Chapiteaux of the Parc de la Villette. Make sure you catch this new show on the theme of drops of water and the musical sound they make. The actors, equipped with wellingtons, mops and umbrellas, go on a musical tour through a world populated by taps and hosepipes. From fountains and geysers to showers, we are promised a veritable ballet of acrobatics, contortions and somersaults.
Parc de la Villette
“Abreuvant Les Sillons”
“Abreuvant Les Sillons” or 45/78 rpm Jazz records painted or illustrated by a dozen of our favorite artists…read all about it at http://www.anythingmatters.com/gallery or http://www.anythingmatters.com/vernissage
Grand Palais Re-Opening!
The Grand Palais will be re-opening on the morning of Saturday, September 17 and will stay open until La Nuit Blanche on October 1. At that time some parts of the building will be closed for further work. Stay tuned for further details.
PARIS WALKS with Leonard Pitt
Leonard Pitt, author of the bestselling “Promenades dans le Paris Disparu,” and founder of the Berkeley Chocolate Club, will be in Paris for one month, September 15 to October 16, and is now organizing small groups for walks through the city.
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Cost: 60 Euros per person. Maximum 8 to a group. Inquire about group rates.
Leonard’s unique perspective offers a view of Paris in all its beauty and drama that is not available anywhere else. Diane Johnson speaks of his book with praise in her latest book, “Into a Paris Quartier,” and the French press came out with numerous glowing reviews when his book appeared in 2002.
“Leonard is completely legitimate, he’s impregnated with Paris. He sees things that we don’t see.” – Le Figaro
“This American friend knows Paris like the back of his hand and illustrates clearly what the serious stroller would have a hard time deciphering on his own – the history that runs beneath today’s buildings.” – Le Nouvel Observateur
Jana Jagoe took a walk with Leonard in Spring 2005. She writes:
“If you want to truly understand the impact that Napoleon and Haussmann had on Paris the best guide is Leonard Pitt. He not only knows his subject matter but has the actor’s ability that allows you to see the past and the characters who filled it. I’ve lived half the year in Paris for five years and have taken dozens of tours. None compares to Leonard’s. All of the pieces are there. If you have the opportunity, don’t miss this one.”
Walk 1. Left Bank. Begins at St. Germain des Prés and ends at Square Viviani across from Notre Dame.
Walk 2. Ile de la Cité.
Walk 3. The Marais.
Walk 4. Paris and Chocolate.
For more details visit http://www.berkeleychocolateclub.com
Special Note: Leonard Pitt will be the guest speaker at the Saturday night dinner of the Living and Investing in France Conference October 21 – 23, 2005 at the Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco. To learn more and reserve your place, visit /frenchproperty/conference/LIF_SF_2005/LIF_SF_dinner.html
“Première a Paris”
San Francisco photographer Jan Hanson invites those of you who will be in Paris this fall to visit her photo exhibit at ArtSpace at WICE.
The exhibit features Jan’s display of stunning photos of Paris by night and mouthwatering close-ups of food by day, as well as a few surprise images added for good measure.
The exhibit, “Première a Paris,” will run from September 19 through November 10, and the Vernissage will be Thursday, September 22, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
International Contemporary Art Show: FIAC
The 32nd FIAC will take place in halls 4 and 5.1 of the Parc des Expositions, Porte de Versailles. Some 207 galleries, almost a quarter of them are new to FIAC, will exhibit. 26 countries will be represented by 113 foreign galleries and 99 from France.
Charlie Chaplin et les i
The exhibition “Chaplin in pictures” at the Jeu de Paume includes documents and home movies from Chaplin family archives. It reveals one of the 20th century’s best-loved characters and the outstanding achievement of his creator: producer, director and actor.
Jeu de Paume
La Nuit Blanche
Nuit Blanche is back and more surprising than ever. The Paris City Council invites us to take a different look at the capital by asking talented artists from all horizons (music, visual art, video, sound, lighting) to deploy their skills in order to amaze and move us.
In the space of a few hours, Paris becomes home of the night-owls. Dressed in their evening finery, museums, libraries, swimming pools and churches throw open their doors. Unconventional illuminations, offbeat sounds, unusual exhibitions, original ideas…are all on the agenda for this night without sleep.
De l’axe Fargo-Paris
With Mike Missiras, Joe Makholm, Jacques Vidal
1, quai Bourbon, 75004, Paris
Joe l’Americain Gospel Concert
Aldridge Hansberry Ensemble
Originally from New Orleans, drummer, flautist, composer Aldridge Hansberry is a resident Parisian. Her formation is at the 7 Lézards for two nights. She has chosen some of the cream of Parisian Jazz as collaborators in this group that will be playing two nights at the 7 Lézards. It has been said of her compositions,”…A music that swings and is packed with ideas! Lively, colorful, dynamic with a dash of ‘groove’ that brings out a smile and makes you want to move…” Don’t miss these evenings of original music.
Jobic Le Masson – piano
Festival Musique en l’Ile
Classical concerts with the Moscow Sirine Choir, the Vocal Group “Oxford Voices,” the Paris Gregorian Choir and more.
Eglises Saint-Louis-en-Ile (4th Arrondissement), Saint-Germain-des-Prés (6th Arrondissement) and others.
For more information
Deva Premal and Miten’s Premier Concert in Paris
What do the Dalaï Lama, Cher, Eckhardt Tolle and Anthony Robbins have in common with a rapidly growing number of baby-boomers? They are all fans of Deva Premal and Miten! Their CD “The Essence” has been a best seller in Europe for the past 5 years; it created a sensation in the U.S. and Canada last year. Orders for their latest CD “Dakshina” topped the charts at http://www.amazon.com even before it went on sale in April of this year.
Editions le Souffle d’Or (Tel. 04.92.65.52.26), FNAC, Ticketnet
A place for the New York Music Scene to meet Paris and beyond
Live International Acts Featuring:
Charles Theodore (folk – USA) and Alix Roy (electro – France) and Guests (jazz, soul, funk and more)
Free every Tuesday around 9 p.m. until 2 a.m.
L’ETAGE RESTO BAR MUSIC
David Sedaris, author of the bestsellers “Barrel Fever,” “Holidays on Ice,” “Me Talk Pretty One Day” and “Dress Your Family in Corduroy & Denim” may be the closest thing the literary world has to a rock star! He will speak at the American Library in Paris September 21.
American Library in Paris
PARLER PARIS APRES-MIDI
Next Meeting: October 11th, 2005 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
PARIS NETWORKING COCKTAIL
We’re open all summer!
MAKE CONTACTS FOR BUSINESS, CAREER OPPORTUNITIES, SELF-DEVELOPMENT. Bring lots of business cards to exchange with others. Unsurpassed networking opportunities.
Wednesday, September 14 at 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Our guest speaker will be:
Linda DeMarco, CPCC
Linda DeMarco has a degree in business education and is a product of the corporate world. She is now a life and business coach. Linda previously owned and managed a computer training company in New York and has also worked in Human Resources.
Through coaching, Linda specializes in helping people who come to a crossroads in their lives. The crossroads can be personal, career or business oriented. She helps people find clarity and to plan and navigate through the change.
She can be reached for coaching consultations by telephone in Paris at 01.43.29.15.44, in the US at (860) 693-9007 or by e-mail at email@example.com
PARTICIPATION: 15 Euros
BUFFET. GOOD WINE. FUN CANAPES. AFTER THE TALK, PASTA OF THE DAY FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO STAY.
Interested in being a guest speaker? Contact Patricia
For more information contact Patricia
PARIS SOIREES DINNER
Every Sunday! We’re open all summer!
NEW TIME! Happy Hour is at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday 18 September at 18h30 (New Time! Happy Hour is at 18h30)
Our guest of honor will be:
Nijole spends part of every year in Paris. Always every summer. A lot of the rest of the time she spends in Key West, Florida.
Nijole is a teacher at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, and a certified workshop leader for Brennan Healing Science workshops. “I teach wherever there is interest! I have a private healing practice in Key West and via long distance to clients all over the US and the world. Brennan Healing Science is a hands on energy healing modality- we read the “field” or aura, and help people work holistically with any blocks in the flow of energy (which is what results in disease, or issues and challenges in life).”
PARTICIPATION: 20 Euros
GREAT FOOD! International Cuisine.
CONFIRMED RESERVATIONS ARE NECESSARY.
l confirmation by Sunday, please call Patricia. To reserve on Sundays, please call.
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
Full Moon Picnic
The next full moon is Sunday, September 18, 2005. In American Indian lore it is known as the Harvest Moon. The Chinese have a different way to celebrate this full moon with a Mooncake Festival. Depending on which legend you believe, there were once ten suns in the sky until the Emperor’s archer shot nine down. But when his reward of immortality was stolen by his wife, she was banished to the moon where her appearance became immortalized. Another legend explains the role of the “Man in the Moon” with regard to marriage. The most famous legend explains how the Chinese overthrew the occupying Mongols by passing messages in mooncakes (made from Mung Bean Paste). For the full story and mooncake recipes: http://chinesefood.about.com/library/weekly/aa091099.htm
WHAT: Everyone brings food and drink to share.
WHERE: Pont des Arts. We’ll gather towards the middle of the bridge. Nearest metros: Pont Neuf and Louvre-Rivoli.
WHEN: Sunday, Sept 18. Sunset about 7:45 pm. Moonrise visible about 8:30 pm.
WHY: Share one of the most memorable sights in Paris with some of the nicest people around.
WHO: You and your friends.
HOW to find us: Keep your eyes out for a white telescope on tripod if the sky is clear. Check in by cellphone if you can’t find us: 06.14.17.37.97
FOOD THEME: Bountiful Harvest: based around corn, pumpkin, squash, beans, wild rice, etc. And don’t forget mooncakes or other baked Chinese goods. In fact, ALL tasty treats are welcome.
PUZZLER: Sometimes the Harvest moon is in September, sometimes it’s in October. What’s the explanation?
RSVP: Please send email if you’re planning to join, firstname.lastname@example.org
PUZZLER ANSWER: The Harvest moon is the full moon that occurs closest to the Autumnal equinox, which is Sept. 21, marking the end of summer. Sometimes the October full moon is closer to that date, but usually it’s the one in Sept.
Rollerblading in Paris!
Every week, you can don your blades for two rolling tours through the City of Light!
Friday evenings: Over 4,000 experienced skaters take a different 25 km circuit each week. Full details the Thursday before at http://www.pari-roller.com or call 01.43.36.89.81
Sunday afternoons: Tour for beginners. A circuit of approx. 20 km over 3 hours. For more information visit http://www.rollers-coquillages.org or call 01.44.54.07.44
Paris Half Marathon
For more information on the conferences, seminars and workshops listed below, visit /frenchproperty/conference/index.html
LIVING IN FRANCE
Our popular three-day Living in France Conference will give you all the information you need to make your Paris dream a reality! The line-up for the conference includes seminars, discussions, dinners, cocktails with well-known Paris, Europe and U.S.-based experts. For West Coast folks, or those wanting more comprehensive information on all aspects of living in France, the San Francisco conference is a must.
INVEST IN FRANCE
Take just one day and learn
INVEST IN FRANCE
Enjoy your Christmas vacation in Paris, and set aside JUST ONE DAY of your busy schedule visiting museums and dining on foie gras to learn how to make your money grow, while building a portfolio of some of the most desirable real estate in the world.
French Property Exhibition
Now in its 16th year, the London French Property Exhibition gives you the opportunity to learn about all aspects of buying property in France. Visit the John Howell and Co. booth to meet John Howell, and Adrian Leeds of Parler Paris and French Property Insider.
4th Paris Poetry Workshop
This is your opportunity to spend five days in Paris as a poet among poets. Over the past several years, the success of each Paris Poetry Workshop has contributed to the creation of an expanding international community of poets writing in English, who come together from all parts of the world to generate new work, hone their craft, share and support one another’s creative endeavors. This is your chance to become part of this exciting and vibrant community. Click here for more information:
Expatica.com “Welcome to France” Fair
The team from French Property Insider and John Howell & Co. will be at booth #1 — come by and say hello.
At the Expatica Welcome to France Fair you will get the information you need from companies and agencies specialized in expatriate services. You’ll find information on house hunting, finding a job, immigration and permits, staying long-term, and much more. Meet the people who make expat life great, including the top clubs and associations, travel agents and sports teams.
TICKETS ARE FREE BEFORE SEPTEMBER 16 IF YOU SIGN-UP ONLINE. CLICK HERE: http://www.expatica.com/welcometofrance/vis.asp
The Art of Trompe l’Oeil Workshop
Join a unique community of artists, engaging in hands-on painting and conversation with internationally renowned Trompe l’Oeil muralist and educator, Yves Lanthier. An award-winning artist, Yves has created large oil paintings and elaborate Trompe l’Oeil that adorn the ceilings and walls of many East Coast mansions and Palm beach estates, including Celine Dion’s estate in Jupiter, Florida.
Click here for more information: http://www.paintwithyves.com/
Have your portrait painted by American Portrait Artist, Kathy Burke For samples of her great work, visit /parlerparis/art/index.html
Schuyler Event Services
Schuyler Editorial Services
WORDS THAT SELL! English Language Copywriter
Freelance copywriter with more than ten years of strategic marketing and advertising experience will write your brochures, sales letters, direct mail packages, web sites, newsletters and more. I will work with you to truly understand your products/services and the needs of your customers, to produce targeted communications that get results. Clients include advertising agencies, corporations and small businesses, and I am working with Adrian Leeds of Parler Paris and French Property Insider. Competitive rates. Contact Lynda at email@example.com
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LESSONS WITH A QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR.
Tell your French friends!
Business English, conversation,writing,TOEFL/TOIC prep. All levels. Lessons designed to meet student’s needs. Instructor has a Masters degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language (TESOL),and 10 + years of teaching experience. Contact Nancy Szczepanski at 06.32.20.47.10 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Parler Parlor French-English Conversation Group http://www.parlerparlor.com
RENTREE LUNCH PARTY
PLUS Save 10 Euros on a 10-Session Card and 20 Euros on a 20-Session Card That Day!!
Parlor Times — 3 Times A Week In Two Locations
Berlitz Opera – Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 38 Avenue de l’Opéra 2nd arrondissement, Paris Opéra, RER A Auber
At Eurocentres – Wednesdays 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 13 passage Dauphine (entrance at 30 rue Dauphine, between rue Dauphine and rue Mazarine), 6th arrondissement
The Bay Area Francophile List is a weekly calendar of cultural events of interest to Francophones and Francophiles of the Bay Area, offering information on cinema, art, theater, music, conversation groups, classes, etc. and servicing the entire San Francisco Bay Area.
This week’s Bay Area Francophile List has been posted at http://www.sonoma.edu/users/t/toczyski/BAFLHomepage.shtml
Of particular note this week: HOT CLUB PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT RED CROSS RELIEF FUND.
A call for assistance:
Sami Belhadjamara, a native French speaker with a masters in French literature from Bordeaux and considerable experience teaching in France and Tunisia, was recruited by the state of Louisiana to teach French in the New Orleans public schools as part of the state’s CODOFIL program. In the aftermath of the hurricane, he lost all his possessions; since his school has closed, he has no work. He has been offered the chance to stay in San Francisco with help to find him ajob as a language instructor.
Sami has superb references from the people who run the Louisiana program. He is in the process of preparing a resume, though as you can imagine he has been spending his days putting his life together. If there is any possibility of a teaching assistantship, or if you know of French departments, either at the university or k-12 level, that might have an opening, you assistance would be appreciated.
Contact Professor David Kirp at email@example.com
WICE Annual Open House
Join us for our one-day Open House event, October 12th, 2:00 – 8:00pm.
Learn more about our in-depth courses for adults ranging from Personal and Professional Development, Creative Writing, TEFL/Stage d’anglais and Languages to Studio Arts, Art History and History, Politics and Culture. Find out what we have in store for you this year!
For more information visit http://www.wice-paris
Dems Abroad France invites you to a discussion
R.Terry Schnadelbach, Professor, University of Florida, Landscape Architect, Urban Designer and Environmental Planner, has studied some of the most complex and problematic issues of urban rebuilding in the world. He is proposing a dialogue for rebuilding the flood damage to the city of New Orleans. He recognizes the political issues involved — neo-cons resistance to spending one dime of public money there? (Karl Rove). He will discuss ways to rebuild New Orleans that are both ecologically sound and in harmony with its cultural heritage.
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Message From Howard Dean
Dear fellow Americans and Democrats,
A few days ago, we received the following message from Governor Dean, Chair of the Democratic National Committee (and, sorry, due to technical difficulties, DAF was not able to send this email out to you sooner):
This week millions of Americans fled Hurricane Katrina. Across the South families abandoned their homes and businesses, not knowing what would be there when they returned.
Many stayed behind and suffered devastating loss and injuries — nearly a hundred have died that we know of, and hundreds of thousands need our help.
America is at its best when we realize that we are one community — that we’re all in this together. That means that each one of us has the responsibility to do what we can to help the relief effort.
They are already moving people and resources into the region to help. Donations will provide clean water, food, and shelter for disaster victims. The Red Cross web site also has important information for victims and their relatives across the country.
Many local Red Cross chapters are organizing volunteers to travel to affected areas — doctors and nurses to provide medical care, workers to build shelters, first responders to assist in rescue operations. You can find your local chapter here to learn what you can do: http://www.redcross.org/where/chapts.asp
Anyone seeking information on missing family (but only these) can call the Red Cross at 1 866 438 4636
We are still learning the full story of the devastation, but there is no time to lose. Please do something now.
Our theme for the kick-off the 2005-06 First Tuesday season is Morocco. Our speakers, will look at that strategic country from two different viewpoints. From a “macro” standpoint, Jean-François Daguzan will place the country in its present strategic context in the Maghreb and the Mediterranean basin. Karim Tazi will give the “micro” view, discussing the development of civil society in Morocco, his own efforts at forming and federating neighborhood associations, NGOs and youth activities, and the need to develop alternatives to extremism, which is gaining ground in the country.
To be held at:
In order to comply with the McCain Feingold act, you are invited to pay for the dinner directly to the restaurant. Please send your check for 32 Euros made out to “Parnasse 138″ to Cathy Decavèle, 22 Chemin de la Rousterie, 78460 La Chevreuse. To pay at the door (by check or cash at the door) call for reservations: Cathy Decavele at 01.30.52.34.92 or Janice Mitchell at 01.46.33.32.91. Please leave your information clearly and slowly when you call these numbers and reach a message machine!
Les Journées du Patrimoine
Année du Brésil en France
34th Edition of the Paris Fall Festival
“Nuit Blanche” Contemporary Art Festival
World Flea Market Show
International Chocolate Show
Gay Life Show
Last minute special offer!
Beautiful Medieval suite in the Marais for up to 3 people at 40% off September 14 to 24. Only 100 euro per night instead of 140 euros per night — call now Paris time 00 33 662 236 240 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Includes a fully equipped kitchen, luxurious bathroom, cable TV, adsl Internet and free local calls included.
View this fabulous apartment at: http://www.parismarais.com/medieval.htm
Leeds Marais Apartment
Pictures and more details available at
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