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Through February 19
Skate on the Eiffel Tower! This year the ice skating rink on the first level of the Eiffel Tower is back, free for those who already have a ticket for the Tower, open daily 10:30am-10:30pm. Skip the line by taking the stairs, it will help you warm up, too! Skates size 25-47 (EU), sleds and scooters for kids, gloves are required. This year's theme is Ice Hockey, though it will be less brutal than the NHL!

January 11 - February 21
The annual winter sales, aka Les Soldes. Honestly, the rules about when and how sales can take place in France since the economic crise have essentially made the sales irrelevant. There are sales all of the time now (often called "promotion" or "7 Jours BHV" or something like that). 

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Chocolate Event at Galeries Lafayette

Hot off the press release from Galeries Lafayette!

Eight of Paris's renowned chocolate makers will be presenting their creations, signing books and showing off their chocolate-making talents on November 12 from 5-9pm at Galeries Lafayette Haussmann.

This "Parcours Gourmand" includes:

  • Pierre Hermé in the Espace Chaussures et Souliers (aka: the amazing new shoe department on level -1 in the main building) where he'll be signing copies of his new book "Carrément Chocolat".
  • Gilles Marchal of La Maison du Chocolat who will be sharing an assortment of chocolates on the 1st floor.
  • Arnaud Larher - Meilleur Ouvrier de France 2007 - who will be handing out sweet goodies on the 3rd floor restaurant-salon.
  • Jean-Luc Matyjasick and the Chefs Chocolatiers of La Maison Dalloyau will be at the entrance to Lafayette Gourmet handing out handmade chocolate flowers.
  • Jean-Paul Hévin will be showing off his myriad chocolate creations such as the Eiffel Tower and high heels.
  • Japanese-born French pastry and chocolate maker Sadaharu Aoki will be sharing his exotic creations...no word yet where in the store he'll be hiding.
  • François Pralus is the latest chocolate maker to specialize in "grands crus de chocolat" made from cocoa from his own plantation in Madagascar.
  • Finally, Patrice Chapon will be sharing his creative chocolate creations that mix flavors from around the world.

I wouldn't share this information with the public (yes, I'm that much of a chocoholic) except that I'm out of town that night so I can't be there anyway. So there's one less person you have to compete with for chocolate samples. Try and behave yourselves! ;)

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Reader Comments (1)

I'm sorry, did you just say "Pierre Herme" and "shoe department" in the same sentence? Pinch me, please!
November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCamille
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