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Calendar of Paris Events

December 6-14
The annual Féeries d’Auteuil takes place at the non-profit children's organization Apprentis d'Auteuil (40 rue Jean de la Fontaine, 16th, M° Jasmin or Eglise d'Auteuil) with a Christmas market, food stands, flea market, concerts, vintage carrousel and nativity scenes, from 11am-7pm. Live singing performances on St-Sun at 5:30pm. 

December 10-14
"Le Noël des Créateurs", highlights up-and-coming designers and artisans selling ther crafts "Made in France". Come for original and unique holiday gifts! You'll find 15 chalets along the Petit Ceinture (former railway) at Located at 83 boulevard Ornano, 18th (direct access to the Petite Ceinture through la Recyclerie, right outside metro Porte de Clignancourt).

December 20-21
The Village St-Paul (entrances along Rue St Paul, 4th) is having its winter brocante (flea market) this weekend, with outdoor stands in addition to the antique and vintage shops and other fun shops in the cobblestone courtyards. 

Through December 21
The newest musical comedy at the historic Folies Bergère is a high-energy burlesque show around the theme of love with dancers, acrobats, and singers performing French, American and British songs (many which you'll recognize in the preview below). Love Circus is the perfect alternative to the Moulin Rouge (including its busloads of tourists and high prices). Tickets €29-€84 (by seating area), no dinner included, discounts for booking online. 

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Bonaparte Hotel

Hôtel Bonaparte
61 rue Bonaparte, 6th.
Tel 01 43 26 97 37. Fax 01 46 33 57 67.
Mº St-Sulpice

www.hotelbonaparte.fr

An old-fashioned budget hotel with friendly staff near St-Germain-des-Prés. The relatively spacious rooms, furnished with elegant wooden armoires and furnishings, have been redone in 2006 with bright and cheery provençal fabrics, air conditioning, and sound-proofed windows. They still have empty mini-fridges that you can stock with your own drinks and snacks (rare in Paris). Services may be basic, but the location in the heart of St-Germain about 30 steps from place St-Sulpice is fabulous, and they have WiFi and an adorable little garden courtyard off the breakfast room.

29 rooms, refrigerator, WiFi, A/C. Doubles from €147

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