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Calendar of Paris Events

November 5-8
The boutique charity organization Emmaüs (105 Boulevard Davout, 20th) is having a "Kilo Sale" where mens, womens and childrens used clothing are sold for €10/kilo (that's a lot of clothing). Daily 11am-7:45pm. 

November 8-16
The 39th annual Salon Marjolaine, the largest organic fair in Paris, takes place this week at the Parc Floral (Bois de Vincennes) with 550 stands selling everything organic you could imagine. There are also plenty of food stands for lunch onsite, a vestiaire, and a little shuttle from the metro Château de Vincennes to the entrance of the Parc Floral. Open 10:30am-7pm. Entry €9, but you can get a €3 discount voucher on the website to print out in advance. You can also see my article and video from my visit in 2010. 

November 8-11
The Château Vaux le Vicomte is hosting its annual Palais au Chocolat. The palace will be decorated with chocolate artworks created by some of the biggest names in chocolate. Tickets are €16.50 (€13.50 for kids 6-18), which includes access to the château and gardens and exhibits throughout the estate; you can reserve them in advance online. Open 10am-6pm.

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Entries in review (4)

Tuesday
Mar222011

Deciphering Meaningless Words: Advice from a Travel Writer on Choosing a Hotel 

Planning your spring getaway? As you sift through the seemingly endless supply of sleek magazine-style travel sites with professional photos, countless discount booking sites promising the best rates, and dozens of consumer rating sites with conflicting reviews, it helps to be aware of the insidious scourge of travel content: meaningless words. 

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Thursday
Dec022010

French Films...that don't suck: "Le Nom des Gens"

This is a touching French romantic comedy that explores issues of identity through its two main characters, a straitlaced, moderate Frenchman named Arthur Martin, and an eccentric, sexually adventurous and politically militant Franco-Algerian woman named Bahia Benmahmoud, who keeps popping out of her clothes! Discover the dark secrets they both hide from the world...

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Wednesday
Nov172010

French Films...that don't suck: "La Princesse de Montpensier"

Since I've got a Carte Illimité UGC and live across the street from a movie theatre (and a few blocks from about a dozen others), I thought I'd share some thoughts on the French films that I like...they don't all suck!

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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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