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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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« Foody’s | Main | Petit Palais Café Le Jardin »
Sunday
Oct192008

Chez Gladines

30 Rue des Cinq-Diamants, 13th.
M° Corvisart or Place d'Italie
Tel. 01 45 80 70 10

Photo from the French article in Sortir à Paris

If you ever visit the charming Butte aux Cailles hilltop in the 13th arrondissement (no Chinatown towers in this area, thank you!) you won't miss this loud and lively little Basque bistro. Always packed full of young locals and students, you’ll squeeze in tight at the checkered tablecloth covered tables and get to know your neighbors in this down-to-earth setting. Specialities include duck, cassoulet and the largest salads you’ve ever seen, served in giant bowls. Décor is no-frills and the service friendly, but they don’t accept credit cards.

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