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Calendar of Paris Events

Marchés de Noël - Christmas Markets are well underway! 
There are lots of them, and they're in full swing.  The two largest are opening mid-month this year:

- till January 8 on the Avenue des Champs Elysées
- till December 27 at the Esplanade de La Défense

Other Christmas Markets will be opening around Paris in December, see the full list (en françaishere. Click through to our full calendar to get more details.  

December 15-early January 
All of the Manèges, aka Carrousels de Paris, in the 3rd through 20th arrondissements of Paris are free for children for the holidays (my favorite is in the Jardins du Trocadéro, but the lines are longest). See the full list here. Open daily 11am-9pm.

December 7-11
Winter is circus time in Paris! Lots of options--for example the Cirque du Soleil (Dec. 7-11) with this year's Varekai performance. At the Accorhotels arena (12e), seats from 37€ to 80€. But there are lots of others. See the complete list for other circus and circus-like spectacles. 

Click here to see the full calendar of events...

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Entries in Camille Malmquist (6)

Tuesday
Sep152009

Dining on the Canal St-Martin

Secrets of Paris contributor Camille Malmquist reviews a typical French bistro on the Canal St-Martin...

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Saturday
Sep052009

Domaine de Lintillac

Secrets of Paris contributor Camille Malmquist reviews a classic Southwestern French restaurant in the 7th that won’t cause a crisis in your bank account...

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Thursday
Aug272009

The Food Bouquiniste

Secrets of Paris correspondent Camille Malmquist finds a Parisian bouquiniste specializing in rare and vintage French cookbooks...

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Thursday
Mar262009

The Best Coffee Beans in Paris

My search for coffee beans in Paris started early. A few weeks after arriving, remembering why I stopped drinking coffee from the grocery store, I wanted to find a source for quality, hand-roasted coffee beans...

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Thursday
Mar052009

Greenmarket Alternatives

Imagine, someone else doing the shopping for you, bringing you the best, locally or regionally sourced, organic foodstuffs...

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Tuesday
Feb102009

Rue J-P Timbaud

Okay, so his full name is Jean-Pierre Timbaud, but I like to think we’re on a nickname basis. Running the width of the 11th arrondissement from the 3rd to the 20th, and just a few streets away from the more well-known rue Oberkampf, J-P offers up a wide array of shops, bars, and restaurants in a hip, bohemian atmosphere...

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