PARIS NEWS UPDATE: (…add old typewriter SFX) T-minus 8 to EASTER folks! The Paris pâtissier world is in max high gear…(more SFX) ..trucks crammed w/sugar, butter & chocolate rumbling thru the nite..arriving w/NASA-like efficiency…a city girds itself w/ Gandhi’esque sangfroid…kids lick magazine recipes…parents drool…dogs dream…Paris to distribute insulin to all kids 12 and under…”ooooh…the humanity”…. […]

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Going Postal/Passage D’Enfer Along the aptly named Passage d’Enfer (boulevard Raspail, 14th) is the remnant of the old ‘Royal’ mailing system. It may not be akin to discovering a Coelacanth, but is a cool visual example of Paris’ fading past.  Before the current ‘odd & even’ house numbering system, the first house on a street […]

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Visiting France/Paris? Cool website lists 100’s of FREE outdoor’ish kinda things to do… Hikes, Forests..in French but navigable (esp w/Google Translate). As my rather savvy best friend quips…..“any moron can pay”!  I’m here if you’ve questions.  Have yet to master adding URL in the FLASH box, so please cut & paste! http://www.aev-iledefrance.fr/loisirs-nature/nos-parcours-en-foret  

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MASS GRAVES FOUND BENEATH PARIS SUPERMARKET: SEE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/02/mass-grave-paris-market-monoprixe_n_6786046.html Okay, a tad glib, but if you’ve ever had to wait in a Paris store line, this is what you often envision: the food expiry dates kick in –and a few lives go phhht, before one gets within sighting distance of the cashier.  

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Mornings in Paris are often the most magical, otherworldly, times to be out…the air, scents and sounds are enhanced and different as the city wakes and wipes the night’s sealant from its eyes. Here, veggies await the start of the day at resto on ‘theatre row’, la rue de la Gaîté.. la rue de la […]

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Small Paris Secret: There ARE many free activities! Example #34? The Louvre! Free on the first Sunday of every month! 60secondparis.com discovers & shares unknown authentic Paris: watch the site for real insider intel (not hot boutiques/restos, or 100€ dessert fads). Real Paris for real Travelers!  ..that Parisians also adore. Louvre’s English site http://www.louvre.fr/en Happy […]

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PARIS: The exquisite Sq.Montsouris. An old, roughly-hewn, undulating uneven milti-coloured pavée road, more amusement park ride than road.   If you do ONE thing here, let this be it. One of the quintessential tiles in the magical mosaic that is Paris! ** (Look for Video & Photo-Essay on Feb 25th) If you know others in […]

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Is it unforgivable to suggest Paris is little more than an assemblage of gardens? A unique, creatively wrought and highly imaginative sprawling collection to be sure and, one which includes as representative examples, the over-sized, the small, the ornate corporate and pedestrian, the well-trodden but also –and here’s where you need hyper-vigilance, the private, hidden, […]

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[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text css_animation=”top-to-bottom”]  Sure, its your resto. Ergo, name it whatever you like. But, maybe think a bit about the effect said privilege may illicit on potential clientele. To wit: BLOOD  . ….what were they thinking? Didn’t pop in but assume it ain’t vegetarian. Maybe fast-food with a blood-donor drive thru window? Web says its […]

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Where did Henry Miller write Tropic of Cancer? Yes, Paris, but just where in Paris? Well, right here! Tho’ we assume he spent time (hint, hint) in many other locales… This house (am unsure if it was the same colour, then)…was where Miller penned TOC between 1930 & 1934. His Paris life was well, dissimilar […]

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Ongoing French & European terrorism and retaliation attacks following the Charlie Hebdo publication will deter comics!

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