L'Ouest Hotel

3, rue de Rocher, Paris, Ile-de-France, 75008, France
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PARISIANS: ARE THE FIREWORKS JULY 13TH OR JULY 14TH OR BOTH

by ForestqueenNYC

A friend of mine is having a "watch the fireworks from my balcony" party tonight, the 13th. She said that's when they are set off. However when I looked for information on the internet it seems that they are on the 14th which makes more sense to me. Which is it the 13th or the 14th?

Since I am not going because I have an elevator phobia and it's on the 24th floor, where are some good places for me to go to watch other than Trocadero and Champs de Mars.

What other activities are taking place. I read something about dancing at Place de la Bastille tonight.

Re: PARISIANS: ARE THE FIREWORKS JULY 13TH OR JULY 14TH OR BOTH

by pfsmalo

Hi,
The firework display is tomorrow 14th at 23h00. There is a concert at "La Bastille" this evening; starting at 20h30 with amongst others Amadou and Mariam, Khaled and Chimene Bedi. Have a look at this for info also on the "firemen's balls" tonight or tomorrow and elsewhere in the area. http://14juillet.paris.fr

Re: PARISIANS: ARE THE FIREWORKS JULY 13TH OR JULY 14TH OR BOTH

by winmad

Fireworks are on July 14 at 23:00.
See more info & viewing choices with this link : http://www.evous.fr/Feu-d-artifice-a-Paris-des-idees,1133593.html?utm_source=plista&utm_medium=Evous

Re: PARISIANS: ARE THE FIREWORKS JULY 13TH OR JULY 14TH OR BOTH

by ForestqueenNYC

Thank you Madeleine and Paul. Some people are going to be really upset tonight when they go out on the balcony and see nothing but the stars. Thanks also for the links.

Re: PARISIANS: ARE THE FIREWORKS JULY 13TH OR JULY 14TH OR BOTH

by ForestqueenNYC

Will check it out Pedro.

You know I never went to the fireworks display in New York nor Boston while I lived there. Maybe, if I can find a place that's not horribly packed with people, I will watch the one in Paris which I have read is spectacular.

Re: PARISIANS: ARE THE FIREWORKS JULY 13TH OR JULY 14TH OR BOTH

by ForestqueenNYC

Pedro, I found a dry spot right in my apartment. There is nothing I like better than to lie on the couch while it's raining cats and dogs and listen to it pounding against the window with the thunder in the background, which is what I am doing right now. A little lightening thrown in would make it better than fireworks.

If the weather clears up and it's still cool this evening, I may venture out just to see what's going on. Since I hate crowds I probably wont even get close to fireworks.

There were des feux d'artifices last night. I could see them from my balcony They weren't the biggies, but I am wondering if each mairie puts on their own show the night before. I could see them in three different locations. Unfortunately, I discovered them when they were almost over because I was on Skype with my sister.

Just a few minutes ago part of today's parade went past my apartment. All the old military tanks, trucks, cars, and motorcycles were probably heading back to the armory. Oops! A few more tankers just passed. I hope that's as close as I ever get to one.

Re: PARISIANS: ARE THE FIREWORKS JULY 13TH OR JULY 14TH OR BOTH

by pfsmalo

Francesca, they were possibly the firemen's parties with fireworks from last night, there were actually 8 or 9 going on round Paris.

Re: PARISIANS: ARE THE FIREWORKS JULY 13TH OR JULY 14TH OR BOTH

by ForestqueenNYC

That's probably what they were then.

Travel Tips for Paris

Museum card

by juniperjune

There are 3 different Paris museum Pass available (1, 3 or 5 days). With this card there are no admissions to pay, no waiting in lines, and no limit to the number of times you can visit more than 70 museums and monuments in the Paris region. I paid 18 euros for a 1 day pass. When you calculate it, each entrance costs at minimum 10 euros, it is worth it. However, beware that many museums are closed on Tuesdays (Louvre, Picasso...)

The Eiffel Tower. I know you...

by newsfreak

The Eiffel Tower. I know you have heard it a million times. But, at 8 o'clock in the night, the lights on the tower start twinkling and it is a sight to behold. I remember running across the road to the museum of naval architecture or something like that in time to see the start of the light show. con-incidently, there was a troupe of African people there playing on drums. It was like the sound and lights were in sync. unforgetable...absolutely. I miss the air of excitement, the rush of people, the cuisine, Haagen Daaz and ofcourse les mademoiselles francaises......

Le Pont des Arts

by Klod5

Restored entirely since some years, le Pont des Arts (the Bridge of the Arts) joins the Louvre to l'Académie Française (the French's academy).
It is a wrought-iron bridge and in wood, exclusively reserved to the pedestrians. It is equipped with benches, and often, the Parisian come to picnic there in family, where to give itself of it appointment for different activities. One plays music, of the dance, there in an ambiance convivial and good child.

Helpful hints on Eating and Drinking

by cochinjew

This is the advice of Gulliver on The Economist:
Eating and drinking

• When dining out in Paris, it is easy to be intimidated by stroppy-looking waiters, long menus and longer wine-lists. Relax.

• Grabbing a sandwich for lunch at one’s desk confirms Parisians’ worst stereotypes of Anglo-Saxons. Lunch, a sit-down affair, is treated as a real break from the office, and conversation over food is not necessarily work-related.

• Don't turn up at 8pm for an 8pm dinner and expect anyone to be pleased to see you. Most Parisians won't arrive until 9pm (and dinner will probably start at 9.45pm). Conversely, it would be rude to overstay your welcome: once one couple leaves a private dinner party, the others will follow suit. This means that most private dinners are over by midnight.

• Wine at a business lunch is becoming unusual in Paris. But to refuse wine at a dinner could be considered odd. Whatever the circumstances, it is extremely bad form to drink too much. Equally, it is still bad form to object to a post-prandial cigarette or cigar (Nicolas Sarkozy himself is partial to the occasional Havana).

• Tipping is simple. A 15% service charge is automatically added to your restaurant bill, and no extra payment need be made. However, it’s a good idea if you intend to return to leave a modest amount; even just a couple of euro coins will be appreciated.

• As a rule, French waiters take their work seriously. They would not dream of indulging in the gushing familiarity that marks America’s dining rooms. You and they should first exchange a formal “bonjour/bonsoir Monsieur/Madame”. On the other hand, they will happily explain what is on the menu.

• Unless you are a connoisseur, it is wise to ask advice on what wine to drink. Even in quite humble restaurants the waiter will have the expertise to make a suitable choice. The same is true for cheese (eaten before the dessert). Moreover, whatever the standard of restaurant, the waiter will quite probably speak some English and be proud to use it.

• Water normally has to be asked for (and rarely comes with ice); loud voices are not appreciated; and in posh restaurants even the least stroppy waiter may sneer (at least inwardly) if you order a Coca-Cola to go with the chef’s haute cuisine.

• Smoking in bars, cafés and restaurants has been banned since January 2008, although establishments can provide a sealed-off room for smokers.

Don’t take any wooden nickels!

by LolaSanFrancisco

Lock it up with a pad lock folks. No joke! Take some crapy clothes with you. Then replace them with new cool new ones you buy alone the way. Donate you old ones to a hostel. And of coarse there’s this old one: “Lay out all the clothes you want to take with you. Take out half the clothes and double your money and you should be fine.”

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Address: 3, rue de Rocher, Paris, Ile-de-France, 75008, France