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Calendar of Paris Events

Through August 21
The 30th annual Fête des Tuileries funfair with carnival rides at Tuileries Gardens starts today, free entry, rides with individual tickets. Plenty of food stands, too!

Through August 27
La Nuit aux Invalides is an impressive sound and light show in the courtyard of Invalides highlighting the monument's history (Louis XIV, Napoléon, Charles De Gaulle), in English on Monday and Thursday nights. Tickets €18 (adult price). See the teaser video.

Through September 4
Paris Plages: sand, beach trees, volley balls and bikinis -- on the Seine! Fun activities and plenty of space for lounging along the Right Bank quays and Hôtel de Ville extended this year through September 4th. Free entry, 10am-midnight. 

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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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