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Paris Update This Week’s Events

For full details about an event, click on the title to visit the official Web site (in English when available).

French film with English subtitles
> Lost in Frenchlation shows Hélène Angel's Primaire. Cinéma Le Brady, Paris, Feb. 24

Virtual reality on show
> Virtuality will host speakers and networking sessions on this hot topice. Centquatre, Paris, Feb. 24-26.

Contemporary textile art
>Miniartextil is an exhibition of new textiles from around the world. Le Beffroi, Montrouge, Feb. 22-March 19.

A barnyard in Paris

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> The Salon International de l'Agriculture brings the best of the country's livestock and crops and the products made from them to Paris. Porte de Versailles, Paris, Feb. 25-March 5.

Before and after ecological disaster
> The Chic Planète festival presents two types of films, those celebrating the bounty of the earth and science-fiction views of what will happen after an ecopalypse. Forum des Images, Paris, March 1-April 13.

Paris semi-marathon
> Starts and ends on the Esplanade du Château de Vincennes, March 5.

French film with English subtitles
> Lost in Frenchlation shows Matthew Lancit's Flâneurs (Street Rambles). Cinéma MacMahon, Paris, March 3.

Literary conversations
> The festival New Writings, New Styles brings well-known Irish and French writers together to discuss contemporary literature in the two countries. Irish Cultural Centre, Paris, March 3-4.

Indian film scene
> The festival India Express takes a tour of new and classic films focusing on the subcontinent’s major cities. Forum des Images, Paris, through Feb. 26.

Young European photographers
> The Festival Circulation(s) features emerging photographers. Centquatre, Paris, through March 5.

Frank Capra Retrospective
> The great American director in the spotlight. Cinémathèque Française, Paris, through Feb. 27.

 

PARIS UPDATE LINKS:

Accommodations

DirectRooms
Online booking for a wide choice of hotels in Paris. directrooms.com

Feels Like Home in Paris
Hand-picked Paris vacation rentals and holiday apartments for both short and long term visits. feelslikehomeinparis.com

France Homestyle
Short- and long-term Paris apartment rentals. Vacation rental properties throughout France. www.francehomestyle.com

France Hotel Stay
Paris accommodation portal for secure online reservation of hotels, bed & breakfasts and short-stay apartments. www.francehotelstay.com

Halldis
Vacation and corporate apartments for rent for periods ranging from three days to over a year in Paris, Italy, Frankfurt and Brussels. www.halldis.com/paris

Haven in Paris
Furnished luxury vacation & corporate apartment rentals in Paris. Provence & Tuscany villas. Luxury concierge services in Paris. www.haveninparis.com

Lodgis
Short- and long-term apartment rentals in Paris and other cities, and properties for sale. www.lodgis.com

My Keys to Paris
Vacation, short-term and long term apartment rentals in Paris. Specialists in furnished apartments for rent in the center of Paris. www.mykeystoparis.com/

Paris Address
Wide selection of short-term rental apartments in Paris. www.parisaddress.com

ParisApartment4rent
Vacation Rental in the Heart of Saint Germain des Prés. www.ParisApartment4rent.com

Parismarais®
Holiday apartment rentals in the Marais and a detailed guide to the Marais neighborhood in English. www.parismarais.com/

Paris Hotel Reservations
Book selected hotels, bed and breakfasts, apartments and residences online. Choose by type, feature and arrondissement. www.parisby.com

Paris Latin Quarter Hotels
Paris Latin Quarter Hotels says it offers the best rates on hotels near Paris’s Latin Quarter. www.parislatinquarterhotels.com/

All About France

Around and About Paris
Author Thirza Vallois’s acclaimed three-volume historical self-guided walking tour of every Paris arrondissement. www.aroundandaboutparis.com

Diary of a French Facelift
American Claudia Flisi’s blog about getting a facelift in France.frenchfacelift.blogspot.com

GetFrench.com
Journalist and photographer Roger Moss has been writing about France for magazines and travel guides for over 20 years. GetFrench offers a selection of his illustrated articles about all aspects of France and French life. www.GetFrench.com

France Magazine
The best of French culture, travel and art de vivre. www.francemagazine.org

Understanding France
A comprehensive Franco-American site to increase understanding of intercultural differences in everyday life, education, business, history, etc. Useful tips on France and the French and life in Paris.” www.understandfrance.org

Art/Photography

Erica Simone
Photos of Paris and many other subjects by New York-based photographer Erica Simone. www.ericasimone.com/

Parisbyphoto.com
Photos of Paris, with 360 virtual guided tours, tourist information and more. We aim to introduce to Paris the best way we know how: By Photo. www.parisbyphoto.com

Picture France
Online library of gorgeous photos of France. www.picturefrance.com/

Sue Rynski
Paris-based American photographer with a rock’n’roll style. www.suerynski.com

Vingt Paris
A hub for visual arts information and resources in Paris. www.vingtparismagazine.com

Coffee & Art

Cafeine.com
A group of friendly cafés and restaurants in the Marais with regular art shows and literary events. www.cafeine.com/

Entertainment

Compagnie du Pausilippe
Literary readings in Paris cafés: Proust, Joyce, Homer, etc. perso.wanadoo.fr/pausilippe/pages/0.html

Laughing & Music Matters
English-language comedy nights and concerts. www.anythingmatters.com/

Foreign Foods in Paris

Epicerie Anglaise/British Grocery
All the fine foods from across the Channel (everything from Cashel blue cheese to salt-and-vinegar crisps) that Irish and British ex-pats crave. www.epicerie-anglaise.com

French Cuisine

Androuet
Androuet selects and matures handcrafted and farm cheeses, most made with raw milk, from the best localities. Now has shops in Paris, London and Stockholm. www.androuet.com

Best Restaurants
Web site with a scrupulous selection of the very best Parisian restaurants. http://www.bestrestaurantsparis.com/en

David Lebovitz
Chocolate cookbook author David Lebovitz lives the sweet life in Paris and shares his food discoveries on his Web site. www.davidlebovitz.com/

John Talbott
French foodie John Talbott’s lively essays on Paris restaurants and more. johntalbottsparis.typepad.com/

A World in a Pan
Actively participate in a unique blend of culture and cooking with half- or full-day Parisian escapades topped with a delectable meal in a Parisian home. www.aworldinapan.com/

Language Resources

HNHSoft
Talking Dictionary and Translator Phrase Book for iPhone, iPod Touch, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, Java Phone, and Palm OS. http://www.hnhsoft.com

Talking dictionaries and Learn French
Learn French guide: all about how to learn and speak French. www.learnfrenchguide.com

Learn to speak French through personalized lessons in your home or office. www.parisvf.com

Making Contact

Jeudi Only
After-work parties on Thursday evenings. Great way to meet (mostly youngish) French professionals in a relaxed setting with drinks and music. www.jeudionly.fr/

MESSAGE
Support network for English-speaking mothers in Paris. messageparis.org/

Paris Alumnae/i Network
PAN, a non-profit organization that brings together university graduates for professional and social networking, hosts social, cultural and educational events, and provides services to members relating to their work and leisure activities.www.pan-paris.org/

Moving

France Removals
Door-to-door, same-day dedicated removals between UK and France. Discounted trips. Weekly shuttle between London and Paris or Brussels. www.franceremovals.com/

RGTS Europe Ltd
Twice-weekly grouped removals between London and Paris. www.rgtseurope.com

Music

Perry Leopard
Find out about the musical projects of Perry, former writer of Paris Update’s Perry’s Music Picks. perryleopard.free.fr/palmusic.html

Paris Blogs & Web sites

Anne Marsella
Franco-American author Anne Marsella writes about literature, culture, motherhood, and neighborhood life in Belleville on her Parisian blog. Her latest novel The Baby of Belleville, was published by Portobello Books. www.annemarsella.com

Beth Arnold: Letter from Paris
Journalist Beth Arnold, American expatriate in Paris and regular blogger for The Huffington Post, writes about politics, culture, people, and travel. www.betharnold.com

France Revisited
Travel writer Gary Lee Kraut’s site on life in Paris and travels in France and elsewhere. www.francerevisited.com

Eye Prefer Paris
Ex-New Yorker Richard Nahem writes his insider’s guide to Paris from his "fabulous 18th-century apartment in Paris’s fashionable Marais district." http://www.eyepreferparis.com/

Like Home in Paris
The blog of apartmental rental agency Feels Like Home in Paris, with articles on life in the French capital. www.likehomeinparis.com

Le Blaguer
Love, apartment hunting and haircuts in Paris as described by "Le Meg," aka "Le Blaguer" (prankster, joker), who "as been playing the fool in Paris since 2004." www.parisblagueur.blogspot.com/

Maîtresse
Soon-to-be-published novelist Lauren Elkin writes about books, culture and life in the City of Light. Motto: "Reading is sexier in Paris." maitresse.typepad.com

Morning Glory
American-in-Paris Melissa Unger’s blog, designed to inspire young people, presents short profiles of succesful creators. seymourmorningglory.com/

Paris Daily Photo
Real Parisian (he’s French, but speaks perfect English) Eric takes a photo of the city every day as he travels around on his scooter and will even take requests. www.parisdailyphoto.blogspot.com/

Paris Missives
Dynamic American Randy Diaz recounts his food adventures and explains the idiosyncracies of life in Paris. www.parismissives.blogspot.com

Paris on Demand
Life in Paris: latest exhibitions, museums, restaurants, off-the-beaten-track addresses, events, tips to prepare your trip or help you understand the Parisian way of life. parisondemand.wordpress.com/

Simply Paris Guide
Paris travel guide to all that there is to see when visiting the City of Light. www.simplyparis.org/

Paris Through Expatriate Eyes
Discover the Paris of Parisians through expatriate eyes in the company of booksellers, writers, journalists, wine merchants and restaurateurs who reveal the best of Paris - past and present. www.paris-expat.com/

Petite Anglaise
Find out why la Petite Anglaise got fired from her job in Paris for blogging and how it led to a book contract. www.petiteanglaise.com/

Polly Vous Français
American baby boomer Polly started her new life in Paris in March 2006. www.pollyvousfrancais.blogspot.com/

Paris on Video

Who You Art
Video portraits of and interviews with artists and other personalities by Nikolai Saoulski. www.whoyouart.com

Shopping

Liza Korn
Fashion with a twist. Read more. www.liza-korn.com/

NapoliParis
Italian designer Carmen Ragosta’s original fashions. Read more. www.carmenragosta.com/

Study Abroad

GSE
GSE offers study abroad programs for students in popular destinations around the world. http://www.GSEAbroad.com

Walking Tours

Around and About Paris
Thirza Vallois, author of the Around and About Paris guides to Paris on foot, also offers personal tours of the city. www.aroundandaboutparis.com

Eye Prefer Paris
Paris blogger Richard Nahem shows visitors “the Paris tourists never see.” Three-hour guided tour: €175 for up to four people.
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Walking the Spirit
Julia Browne offers guided tours of Paris sites associated with black American writers, entertainers and artists, from Richard Wright and James Baldwin to Josephine Baker and Henry O. Tanner. Two-hour tours: €45-€60. See Browne’s blog for more tales of black Americans in Paris. www.walkingthespirit.com

Wedding Planners

Parisian Events specializes in organizing wedding celebrations and other special events in Paris. www.parisianevents.com/

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