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Sleepless In Paris

Get in a good nap Saturday afternoon so that you can see the sun come up over the Seine Sunday morning along with the rest of the Parisians celebrating “La Nuit Blanche” for the 3rd time.

Another one of Bertrand Delanoë’s creative cultural events to become an instant success, La Nuit Blanche this coming Saturday, October 2nd taking place all through the night until breakfast the next morning, proves to be another smashing hit.

This week’s “A Nous Paris” found on the stands inside the Métro stations, has a special edition on what’s on that evening and if you’re brave enough to maneuver the complicated Web site (go to, then click on the link and a new window will open. It’s a work of art, but extremely user unfriendly), you’ll get a complete listing of all the events going on all night long.

There are eight welcome points around the city for information manned by 100 “ambassadors,” 170 “guides” to assist at the exhibitions and sites and 80 aboard four bus lines operating specially that night plus 20 assisting pedestrian tour-takers and another 20 assisting the rollerbladers and bikers.

The four buses will operate from midnight till 5:30 a.m. (Northeast, West, Left Bank and South), Line 14 of the Métro will run from 1 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. and 18 lines of Noctambus will continue as always.

For pedestrians, there are two tour routes to take part in that walk from 8:30 p.m. to midnight: one in the North part of Paris departing from Square Rameau on rue Richelieu, and the other in the South departing from Place de l’Hôtel de Ville facing avenue Victoria.

Bikers can pedal from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. if they like on 1000 bikes offered FREE by the city! Pick up your wheels at either 9 place de l’Hôtel de Ville or the Gare de l’Est on the “parvis” facing boulevard Strasbourg.

Three swimming pools will be open all night long, too: Saint-Germain (6th), Château-Landon (10th) and Aspirant-Dunand (14th).

Events are divided into three segments: Paris Nord, Centre and Sud, but you may prefer to choose your favorite events by type: visual splendor, literary, art, music, clubbing…there’s something for everyone to do and enjoy.

If you’re like me, at a “ripe old age,” you’ll poop out by about 1 a.m. or so…but still, it proves to be a very exciting evening and let’s face it, Paris is most beautiful at night. They don’t call it the “City of Light” for nothing.


Today’s newsletter is the last one I’ll be writing and sending under the publishing umbrella of International Living…but it means very little change for YOU.

You will continue to get Parler Paris just as you always have…however, as of Friday’s issue, Parler Paris will be mailed from a different list host, so don’t be surprised to see a new sender name in your inbox (and let’s hope it gets through your spam control without a glitch!). If you don’t receive it, don’t hesitate to write me at [email protected]

Stay tuned for Friday’s newsletter when Parler Paris is REBORN — there are lots of new insights to be shared with you. And please be sure to write me from now on at [email protected] Please eliminate all email addresses for me from your address book — as they will unlikely be received.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all those I worked with at International Living during this three-year association…particularly Kathleen Peddicord, publisher; her husband and CFO, Lief Simon and of course, founder and friend, Bill Bonner, from whom you may continue to hear via their own mailings. Also, don’t be surprised if we collaborate on some future projects…

A la prochaine…

Adrian Leeds
Editor, Parler Paris
E-mail: [email protected]

P.S. Next Wednesday night I’ll be speaking at Paris Network on “How I Made My Dream to Live in France Come True.” Come for drinks, hors d’oeuvres and secrets on how to survive in the City of Light. Scroll down for the details.

Further resources:

* The best and fastest way to find the pied-à-terre of your dreams…

* Let us help you put a move to France in perspective — we can make it work for you. Take us up on a one-on-one consultation that could be the start of your new life.

* Practice speaking French and English with people from all over the world!


If you wish your community announcement to be listed in the Parler Paris Previews, please provide the text in ENGLISH just as you’d like it to appear and send it to [email protected] We reserve the right to edit as necessary.

Thank you, Adrian

Strictly Entertainment:

, Plays, Movies

Sunday, October 3rd
Comedy with Peter Searles
Tickets 15 euros
Reservations or by email :[email protected] or



English/French & World Theatre Season

Every Tuesday till October 12th
Les Caprices de Marianne d’Alfred de Musset en français

From October 19th, 9 p.m. and every Tuesday
TWO by Jim Cartwright, British Comedy in English

THEATRE Darius Milhaud
80 allée Darius Milhaud
75019 Paris
Métro: Porte de Pantin, Sortie 4 “rue Eugène Jumin”
Bus: PC2, PC3 arrêt Porte de Chaumont & bus n°75
Parking: Cité de La Musique
Reservations: 01 42 01 92 26

E-mail: [email protected]
06 26 10 48 48



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

3rd October Lance Tait (TBA)
7th November Linda Healey “Masks”
21st November Jon Allen Russo “Farce Noir”
5th December Shena Wilson (TBA)

To receive the monthly mailings email [email protected]
For further information contact: or call Stephanie Campion on:

Literary Events


Sponsored by the Annenberg Foundation
Wednesday, October 6, 2004, 8:00 p.m. (20h)

Alan Furst
A Special Library Benefit Cocktail

Just 15 euros (under 18: 10 euros); Sponsor: 25 euros

Alan Furst will read from his brand-new novel Dark Voyage-and will take questions from the audience. To celebrate this extraordinary occasion, the Friends of the American Library in Paris will host a cocktail in his honor and as a fundraiser for the Library.
The Daily Telegraph says “Furst is the most immaculate of writers, one of those superlative craftsmen who never seem to produce a jarring sentence or a clumsy piece of dialogue. His exquisitely wrought spy thrillers, set in the thirties and forties, have set a new standard for the genre.”

It isn’t often we have the opportunity to meet and speak with a writer who creates a reading experience with “espionage oozing from every shadow.” Bring your friends!

It isn’t often we have the opportunity to meet and speak with a writer who creates a reading experience with “espionage oozing from every shadow.” Bring your friends!

Open to the public
Cocktail Event Sponsored by the Friends of ALP

American Library in Paris, 10 Rue du Général Camou,
75007 Paris
Métro: Ecole Militaire, Alma-Marceau, RER C Pont d’Alma
Bus: 42,63,69,80,82 and 92

For more information, please call 01 53 59 12 60 or e-mail [email protected]


Reading and discussion with mystery writer Cara Black, author of Murder in the Marais,” “Murder in the Sentier,” “Murder in Belleville” and “Murder in the Bastille.”

September 29, 8-10 p.m.
Alésia Literary Salon
3 ter rue d’Alésia
75014 Paris
Reserve and for door code, email Toby, your host, at: [email protected]

September 30, 7:30 p.m.
WH Smith Bookshop
248, rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris
Métro Concorde
Please call to reserve for this event: 01 44 77 88 99

Exhibitions, Vernissages and Fairs

Thursday, October 7, 2004
Marché aux Puces – Saint Ouen
3500 Professionals Open Their Doors to the Public

September 29 – October 9, 2004

Musical Interludes


Jack Tempchin
A peaceful easy evening at The Sound Gallery
104 quai de Jemmapes
Paris 10th
Friday, September 24th, 8:30 p.m.
Cover charge 20 euros including first drink
Email :[email protected] or

Jesse Malin
Tuesday, October 6th, 8:30 p.m.
Tickets on night 22 euros advance payment 20 euros
La Java
105 faubourg du Temple
Paris 10th

Rex Foster + Kerry Getz
In Concert in The Sound Gallery
104 quai de Jemmapes
Paris 10th
Saturday, October 9th, 8:30 p.m.
Cover charge 20 euros including first drink

Reservations for all concerts FNAC/VIRGIN etc.
Book all shows by calling or by email :[email protected] or

Bonnes Soirées and Great Gatherings

Parler Paris Après-Midi /parlerparis/apresmidi.html

NEXT MEETING: October 12th, 2004 AND EVERY SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH 3 p.m. to 5 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



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 [email protected]



Hosted by Patricia Laplante-Collins…
Wednesdays 6:30pm. Make con

tacts for business, career opportunities, self-development.

Wednesday 29 September – 18h30 to 20h30.

Guest Speaker Byron Murray
Management Consultant, Real Estate Developer

“The Role Of Networking In My Professional Development.”

Byron Murray is a management consultant and real estate developer in the U.S. Originally from the Philadelphia area, Byron has lived up and down the East Coast, and is currently residing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. As an electrical engineer, he developed several key technologies in the multi-media arena. As an entrepreneur, he started, operated, and grew several successful businesses. As a management consultant, Byron has advised the management of such large, international firms as Walt Disney Company, Fidelity Investments, Honeywell Information Systems, Companie Machine Bull, Nippon Electric Company, and others. As a real estate developer he has completed a number of tasteful renovations of properties in both urban and suburban settings. Byron is currently contemplating making his home in
Paris, and considering some interesting challenges and opportunities here. On Wednesday, Byron will share some insights on the role; networking has played in his professional life, and how his networking style has evolved. Join us for an interesting evening.

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

15 Euros and lots of business cards.

Thanks for reserving via return email — [email protected] or call Patricia: 01 43 26 12 88


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

Knowledge is Power — Conferences, Workshops and Seminars


“You can rapidly improve your personal and professional life by clarifying the signals you send out to the world. This learning will bring you to that capacity.” — Madeleine Barchevska, M.A.

Inviting You to Explore …”Behind the Mask”

Increased business effectiveness, confidence, clarity and impact are the results of this training. Designed for executives and top management, this is a high-performance learning experience which enhances personal impact, accelerates development of personal style, and minimizes stress.

The mask is an ancient tool of liberation. It magnifies perception and puts us in direct contact with the flow of our nervous system and our impulse to respond to life. Knowledge from both life sciences and theatre arts fuel this training. It is both direct and indirect, deep and engaging, and contributes immediately to success at a dynamic executive level.

Madeleine Barchevska has developed an award-winning approach to training which is profound, accelerated, fascinating and which gives immediate results in all areas of life. Barchevska takes the essence of artistic and scientific knowledge and custom-designs training for the specific needs of each individual within the group. This can be a memorable learning experience for each participant.

When: Saturday evening, October 9, 2004 19:00 – 22:00 and
Sunday morning October 10, 10:00- 13:00 (Total : 6h)

Where: Atelier 44, 159 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris

Course Price: 85 Euros per participant

To Reserve Your Place:, [email protected], phone 01 47 57 70 86 / 06 18 98 95 20

About Madeleine BARCHEVSKA
Madeleine Barchevska, M.A., is an award – winning international executive coach and trainer. She is a specialist in teaching communication skills and public speaking. Each client learns through the wisdom and skill of her evolved educational methods and practices. Barchevska’s vision is to create “sustainable personal development” for each client.


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, [email protected]

Learning la Langue Française

Parler Parlor French-English Conversation Group

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.


Tuesdays 6:30 to 8 p.m.

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

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

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

Email: [email protected]
Elisabeth Crochard, Tel: 01 44 19 76 61
Adrian Leeds, Tel: 01 40 27 97 59

What’s On in The City of Light

Exhibitions, Concerts, Conferences, Debates, Trade Shows

October 8, 9 and 10, 2004
71st edition of the Fête des Vendanges de Montmartre (harvest festival)

LA NUIT BLANCHE: 3rd edition
October 2, 2004

October 29 – November 29, 2004

November 11 -14, 2004
Carrousel du Louvre

November 6 and 7, 2004

Special Announcements



For more info about the following events, contact Sheila Sarem 06 16 12 65 51, mailto:[email protected] or Bérengère Parmly :[email protected]

FIRST WEEK OF OCTOBER (date to be announced)
“Bring a Republican” for our own version of the Great Debates.
Are you tired of hearing nothing but spin? Let’s get down to the issues this time. It’s Speaker’s Corner at the Café de Flore, bd St Germain, Métro: St Germain, from 8 p.m. tentative; alternate location: Shakespeare & Co.


Thursday, September 30, 6:30 PM
Insiders Talk About the 2004 Elections
Jim Bittermann, CNN correspondent and Christian Malard, Senior Foreign Analyst FR3, Consultant for BBC, and FR3 anchorman for the US elections.
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of International Communications
American University of Paris, Grand Salon
31 avenue Bosquet, 75007 Paris
10 euros
RSVP 01 45 49 14 70 or [email protected]

Tuesday, October 5, at 7 PM
Take Back the Congress
DAF’s traditional rally with live call-ins to John Kerry (if possible), and congressional candidates. Lots of food, music and (short) speeches
At Joe Allen Restaurant, 30 rue Pierre Lescot, Paris 75001
40 euros (student price 32 euros)
RSVP send check made to Democrats Abroad to
Connie Borde, 240 bis bd St-Germain, 75007 Paris.
Questions? [email protected]

Tuesday, October 12, at 8 PM
Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Ted Widmer, former speech writer for President Clinton, takes us behind the scenes in the White House and Chappaqua. We are honored to have the knowledgeable and witty head of American Studies at Washington College with us in Paris for this event.
Fundraising dinner at the home of Susannah Weiss
22 Place du General Catroux, Paris 75017
100 euros
RSVP 01 45 49 14 70 or [email protected]

Saturday, October 16, at 6 PM
Rally: Letter to America from Democrats Abroad
A rally to send the message home: “Why I’m Voting.”
At Place d’Alma in front of the flame.
Come one, come all. (More information to follow.)

Wednesday, October 20, at 8 PM
Women’s Caucus Dinner
Christine Ockrent: View From the Other Side
Renowned French journalist, and author of newly-released book
“Bush, Kerry : le choc des deux Ameriques” ed. Robert Laffont
Ms Ockrent will speak in English
Fundraising dinner at the home of Susan Loder
1 avenue Bertie Albrecht, Paris 75008
100 euros
RSVP 01 45 49 14 70 or [email protected]

Thursday, October 28, at 8 PM
Diane Johnson and All That Jazz
Author of Le Divorce, Le Marriage and L’Affaire, among others, will recite her now-famous
lyric poem, “Make the Pie Higher,” based entirely on the words of George W. Bush, with piano accompaniment by Lauranna Mitchelmoore.
Fundraising dinner and recital, some jazz music, and some political talk, at La Main d’Or,
9 Passage de la Main d’Or, 75011 Paris
RSVP 01 45 49 14 70 or [email protected]

RSVP for dinners
Win Back America
Four pre-election fundraising dinners to put the Democrats back
where they belong, in the White House and Congress

Tuesday, October 12, at 8 PM
Ted Widmer Tells All

Wednesday, October 20, at 8 PM Women’s Caucus Dinner
Christine Ockrent: View From the Other Side

Thursday, October 28, at 8 PM
Diane Johnson and All That Jazz

Contribution 100 Euros per Person or more is welcome!
Send check made payable to Democrats Abroad or credit card information before September 15 to Jane Donaldson, 65, rue de la Fontaine, 75016, Paris.
RSVP: 01 45 49 14 70 or [email protected]


In conjunction with Studio Arts Open House

Do you have books to donate? Contribute your books to the Fair and we will pick them up!
Please contact John Baxter at

Biggest English-Language Weekend Book Fair in Paris
Thousands of Books — starting at 50 centimes
Signed first editions, paperbacks, rare books, children’s books, DVDs, CDs, including books from the libraries of Diane Johnson, Mavis Gallant, C.K. Williams, E.L. Doctrow, Carolyn Kizer, Robert Harris and many more. Not to be missed!

Saturday, October 16th from 2:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. (auction at 6:00)
Sunday, October 17th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

20 bd du Montparnasse
75015 Paris
Métro Duroc


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