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  • Orange store by Madeleine
    Orange store by Madeleine
    by gwened
  • Orange store at madeleine
    Orange store at madeleine
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  • Where you can get free wifi
    Where you can get free wifi
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    stay connected while in Paris .WiFi's

    by gwened Updated Feb 21, 2014

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    Orange store by Madeleine

    Favorite thing: information on where to get free wifi connections in Paris.By arrondissement or districts from 1 thru 20 with a general note for all, and only on commerces.
    city of Paris
    http://www.jeunes.paris.fr/demarches-infos-pratiques/paris-pas-cher/paris-wi-fi-et-acces-internet

    http://www.eworky.fr/workspaces/search-results?place=paris&offerType=free-area&lat=48.85661&lng=2.352222&order=1&search=0&view=0

    http://www.paris.fr/pratique/paris-pratique/paris-ville-numerique/p8627
    To access the Paris Municipal Wi-Fi server, follow these steps:
    1.Make sure you're in one of the city's free Wi-Fi zones, and select the "Orange" network from your list of available networks.
    2.Launch your habitual Internet navigator and type in any web address.
    3.A prompt will appear (in French) to select your "pass Paris Wi-Fi 2h".
    4.You will now be able to surf for up to 2 hours, after which point you'll need to reselect a pass. Note, however, that Paris city Wi-Fi hotspots are only available during the day. Also note that in larger parks, not all areas will pick up the wi-fi signal.
    then an update to see if there are new or different than below
    http://www.hotcafe.fr/cafe_home.php
    http://www.cafes-wifi.com/
    http://www.wistro.fr/WistroPresDeChezVous.aspx

    you are covered!!!

    1
    •Cafe des Inities: 4, place des Deux-Ecus, Métro Louvre-Rivoli
    •La Ferme: 55,57 rue Saint Roch, Métro Pyramides
    •McDonald's Louvre-Rivoli: 184 rue de Rivoli, Métro Louvre Rivoli, Pyramides
    •Hall's Beer: 68 rue Saint Denis, Métro Chatelet, Les Halles
    •Lina's de Etam: 73 rue de Rivoli, Métro Pont Neuf, Châtelet
    •La Galtouse: 1, rue Lescot, Métro Etienne Marcel
    •Le Royal Opera: 19, avenue de l'Opéra, Metro Opera

    2
    •Frog and Rosbif: 116 rue St Denis, Métro Etienne Marcel
    •Tavern Cafe: 17-19, bd Montmartre, Metro Richelieu Drouot
    •O' Sullivans Pub: 1 bd Montmartre, Métro Grands Boulevards
    •Madeleine Bastille: 39, boulevard Bonne nouvelle, Métro Bonne nouvelle

    3
    •Les Boulevards: 112, boulevard de Sébastopol, Métro Strasbourg Saint Denis
    •Le Leonard: 57 rue de Turbigo, Metro Arts et Metiers

    4
    •Cafe du Tresor: 5 rue du Trésor, Métro Hôtel de ville
    •Columbus Cafe: 25, rue Vieille du Temple, Metro Hotel de Ville
    •Le Mistral: 2, place du châtelet, Métro Châtelet
    •Le Cafe Hugo: 22 place des Vosges, Metro St Paul
    •Le Marguerite: 2 quai de Gesvres, Metro Hotel de Ville

    5
    •Le Contrescarpe: 57, rue Lacépède, Metro Place Monge
    •L'Autre Bistrot: 22, rue des Ecoles, 75005 Paris, Metro Maubert Mutualité
    •McDonald's St-Germain: 98 boulevard Saint Germain, Métro Cluny La Sorbonne
    •La Petite Perigourdine: 39, rue des Ecoles, Métro Maubert Mutualité
    •McDonald's Luxembourg: 65 boulevard Saint Michel, Métro (RER) Luxembourg
    •McDonald's Austerlitz: 2 boulevard de l’Hôpital, Métro Gare d'Austerlitz
    •La Taverne de Cluny: 51, rue de la Harpe, Métro St Michel or Cluny-La Sorbonne
    •Columbus Cafe Luxembourg: 21, rue Soufflot, Metro (RER) Luxembourg
    •L'Ecritoire: 3, place de la Sorbonne, Métro Cluny la Sorbonne, Saint Michel
    •Le Mirbel: 4, rue Mirbel, Métro Censier Daubenton
    •Le Gamin de Paris: 139 boulevard Saint Germain, Metro Cluny La Sorbonne

    6
    •Pub St Germain: 17, rue de l’Ancienne Comédie, Metro Odeon
    •Columbus Cafe Vavin: 15 rue Vavin, Métro Notre Dame des Champs, Vavin
    •McDonald's Montparnasse: 167, rue de Rennes, Métro Montparnasse
    •Le Conti: 1, rue de Buci, Métro Odéon or Mabillon
    •Columbus Cafe St Andre des Arts: 24, rue Saint-André des Arts, Metro St Michel, Odeon
    •La Villa d'Estrees: 17 rue Git le Cœur, Metro St Michel
    •Le Buci: 52 rue Dauphine, Metro Odeon

    7
    •Le Centenaire: 69 rue Saint Dominique, Metro Invalides
    •Columbus Cafe: 81, rue Saint-Dominique, Metro (RER) Champ des Mars
    •McDonald's Wagram: 11 Avenue de Wagram, Metro/RER Charles de Gaulle-Etoile

    8
    •Bert's Mathurins: 9 rue des Mathurins, Métros : Madeleine or Saint Lazare
    •Devez: 5, place de l'Alma, Métro : Alma Marceau
    •McDonald's Champs-Elysees: 40 Avenue des Champs Elysées, Metro/RER Charles de Gaulle-Etoile
    •Le Madeleine: 1 rue Tronchet. Metro: Madeleine
    •Columbus Cafe La Boetie: 26, rue La Boétie, Metro: Miromesnil
    •Columbus Cafe Champs-Elysees: FNAC, 74, avenue des Champs-Elysées, Metro Franklin Roosevelt
    •Columbus Cafe DDBar: 55, rue d'Amsterdam, Metro: Liege

    9
    •De Mets: 26 boulevard Poissonnière, Métro Bonne Nouvelle
    •McDonald's Opera: 34 boulevard des Italiens, Metro Opera
    •McDonald's Bonne Nouvelle: 2 boulevard Poissonnière, Metro Bonne Nouvelle
    •McDonald's Grands Boulevards: 20 boulevard Montmartre, Métro Richelieu Drouot
    •McDonald's Cadet: 65 rue Lafayette, Metro Cadet
    •La Comete: 19 rue du Faubourg Montmartre, Metro Grands Boulevards
    •Columbus Cafe FNAC St Lazare: FNAC, Place du havre, Metro St Lazare

    10
    •De la Ville Cafe: 34, boulevard Bonne nouvelles, Métro Strasbourg Saint Denis, Bonne Nouvelle
    •Le Point Ephemere: 200 quai de Valmy, Métro Jaurès, Louis Blanc
    •McDonald's Republique: Place de la République, Métro République
    •McDonald's Magenta: 84 boulevard Magenta, Métro Gare de l’Est, Gare du Nord
    •McDonald's Gare du Nord: 25 rue de Dunkerque, Métro Gare du Nord
    •Brasserie de l'Est: 7, rue du 8 mai 1945, Métro Gare de l'Est
    •Cafe K: 156 rue du Faubourg Saint Martin, Métro Gare de l’Est
    •Sesame: 51, Quai de Valmy, Métro République, Jacques Bonsergent
    •Le Pachyderme: 2 boulevard Saint Martin, Metro Republique
    •Au rendez-vous des Belges: 23 rue de Dunkerque, Metro Gare du Nord
    •La Ville d'Aulnay: 166 rue du Faubourg Saint Denis, Metro Gare du Nord

    11
    •La Fee Verte: 108 rue de la Roquette, Metro Voltaire
    •Au Chat Noir: 76 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, Metro Parmentier
    •Plein Soleil: 90 Avenue Parmentier, Metro Parmentier
    •L'Autre Cafe: 62 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, Métro Parmentier
    •Le Rouge Limé: 167 Boulevard Voltaire, Metro Charonne
    •L'Armagnac: 104 rue de Charonne, Métro Charonne
    •Cafe Titon: 34 rue Titon, Métro Charonne
    •Columbus Cafe: 59, rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine, Métro Bastille
    •Iguana Cafe: 15 rue de la Roquette, Métro Bastille
    •Bazart Cafe: 36 boulevard Henri IV, Metro Bastille
    •Cafe de l'Industrie: 16, rue Saint Sabin, Métro Breguet-Sabin, Bastille
    •McDonald's: 130 Boulevard Voltaire, Métro Voltaire
    •Le Refectoire: 80, Boulevard Richard Lenoir, Métro St Ambroise or Richard Lenoir

    12
    •Le Cafe de Pauline: 9 rue de l’Ambroisie, Métro Cour St Emilion
    •La Gazzetta: 29 rue de Cotte, Métro Ledru-Rollin
    •Cafe 202: 202, rue Faubourg Saint Antoine, Métro Faidherbe-Chaligny
    •La Valise: 36, boulevard Diderot, Métro Gare de Lyon
    •McDonald's Reuilly-Diderot: 116 boulevard Diderot, Métro Reuilly Diderot
    •McDonald's Ledru-Rollin: 80 rue Traversière, Métro Ledru-Rollin
    •O' Cantina Cafe: 161, avenue Daumesnil, Métro Dugommier
    •La Liberte: 196, rue du faubourg St Antoine, Métro Faiherbe Chaligny
    •Dalou: 30 place de la Nation, Metro Nation
    •L'Apprenti: 257 avenue Daumesnil, Metro Michel Bizot

    13
    •The Frog and British Library: 114 Avenue de France, Métro Bibliotheque Francois Mitterand
    •L'Arobase: 101 rue du Chevaleret, Métros Bibliothèque François Mitterrand
    •McDonald's Gobelins: Avenue des Gobelins, Metro Gobelins
    •McDonald's Place d'Italie: 30 Avenue d’Italie, Métro Place d’Italie
    •McDonald's Nationale: 84 rue nationale, Métro Tolbiac
    •Le Canon des Gobelins: 25 Avenue des Gobelins, Métro Gobelins
    •Columbus Cafe FNAC Italie: Fnac Italie 2, 24, avenue d'Italie, Metro Place d'Italie
    •Cafe de la Bibliotheque Nationale: French National Library, Quai François-Mauriac, Métro Quai de la gare, Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand
    •Cafe du Viaduc: 12 rue de Tolbiac, Metro Bibliotheque Francois-Mitterand

    14
    •Le Tournsesol: 9 rue de la Gaieté, Metro Edgar Quinet or Montparnasse
    •Le Losserand: 77 rue Raymond Losserand, Métro Pernety
    •Indiana Cafe Montparnasse: 72 Boulevard Montparnasse, Metro Montparnasse
    •Indiana Cafe Denfert-Rochereau: 1 Avenue du General Leclerc, Metro Denfert-Rochereau
    •McDonald's Denfert: 5 Avenue du Général Leclerc, Métro Denfert-Rochereau
    •Chez Felicie: 174 Avenue du Maine, Métro Alésia, Mouton-Duvernet

    15
    •Le Baranimo: 51 rue des Morillons, Métro Convention ou Porte de Vanves
    •Le Cosmos: 133 Avenue Emile Zola, Métro Emile Zola
    •Le Cadran d'Alleray: 10, place d’Alleray, Métro Pasteur, Plaisance, Vaugirard
    •Le Murmure: 108, rue de la Convention, Metro Boucicaut
    •McDonald's Convention: 192 rue de la Convention Métro Convention
    •McDonald's Charles-Michel: 48 rue Linois, Metro Charles Michel
    •McDonald's Commerce: 1 rue du Commerce, Métro La Motte Piquet Grenelle


    16
    •McDonald's Passy: Place de Passy, Métro La Muette
    •Le Passy: 2 rue de Passy, Métro Passy
    •Jardin de Ranelagh: 1 avenue Prudhon, Metro Ranelagh

    17
    •Cambridge Tavern: 17 avenue Wagram, Métro Charles De Gaulle-Etoile
    •Beer Station: 1 bis, av Mac Mahon, Métro Charles de Gaulle-Etoile
    •McDonald's 11 Avenue de Wagram, Métro Ternes, Etoile

    18
    •Palace Cafe: 128, bd de Clichy, Metro Place de Clichy
    •Le Chao Bâ Cafe: 2 boulevard de Clichy, Métro Pigalle
    •Marlusse et Lapin: 14, rue Germain Lapin, Métro Pigalle
    •Le Vrai Paris: 33 rue des Abbesses, 75018, Métro Abbesses
    •Au Progres: 7 rue des 3 Frères, Métro Abbesses, Anvers

    19
    •Cafe Cheri/e: 44 boulevard de la Villette, Métro Belleville
    •Dock's: 21, av Corentin Cariou, Métro Porte de la Villette
    •Quick La Villette: Cité des Sciences, Jardin de la Villettte, Métro Porte de la Villette
    •McDonald's Belleville: 1 Avenue Simon Bolivar, Metro Pyrenees

    20
    •La Maroquinerie: 23 rue Boyer, Metro Gambetta or Ménilmontant
    •Le Sherpa: 198 rue des Pyrénées, Metro Gambetta
    •Cafe Cannibale: 93 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, Metro Couronnes
    •Le Zephir: 1, rue Jourdain, Metro Jourdain
    •McDonald's Gambetta: 7 Place Gambetta, Metro Gambetta

    Of course the above is not exhaustive and there are many public places too like on the picture, but will give you plenty of coverage while in Paris. I do all the time even when on pleasure trips to the city;happy surfing ::)

    Fondest memory: working that laptop and see the beautiful world of Paris go by on a cozy cafe.

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    how to phone home or in France

    by gwened Written Feb 26, 2012

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    Orange store at madeleine

    Favorite thing: great four is better and june is nice in Paris. If you have a GSM phone or 4 bands etc, buy a SIM card at an Orange store( there are others but I am a customer of Orange), you can also there by a mobicarte that for about 30 euros ou get a real phone with some minutes to call while here. You can buy a prepaid card at orange or post offices or tabacs stores and use any public phone booth.
    many choices.
    The best orange stores for visitors are the one by Madeleine metro, come up and it is on your back. Another is the one by Champs-Elysées just very near the Arc de Triomphe on your left hand side looking at the Arc
    I have it at the Madeleine boutique,
    http://agence.orange.fr/6128-boutique-orange-paris-08

    Hope it help

    Fondest memory: calling home while blasting my way thru Paris lol!

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    Where to Wifi

    by walterwu Updated Jul 27, 2011
    Where you can get free wifi
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    Favorite thing: .
    All McDonalds outlet have wifi that allows you to connect easily without having to learn to read french.

    McCafe, however, seems to be more problematic place to connect to wifi.

    Starbucks charges for connection to their wifi network.

    Quick fast food (adjacent to Moulin Rouge) also offers wifi for free.

    Some hotels offers 1 hour free wifi (Hotel Auteuil) while others offers unlimited free wifi (Hotel du Lion)

    The whole of Paris is said to be free wifi enabled but I still have problem connecting and using it.

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    Mobile Phones

    by johnfromoz Written Jun 26, 2010

    Favorite thing: We have just returned to Australia from Paris where we used my existing mobile phone & sim card. We used text messages to keep in touch with home & brought an overseas phone card in Australia for our family to call us in our hotel room if anything was to complicated to be covered by text or we required them to arrange stuff for us. We would just text them "call us now in hotel room" & they would call us, easy. We only made mobile phone calls sparingly to confirm bookings etc whilst in France.

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    WiFi Hotspots

    by maestrousmc Written Mar 26, 2008

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    Favorite thing: The city of Paris has established a free wireless connection in a majority of it's parks, gardens, libraries and museums. The connection is available from 7am until 11pm and within the hours of operation of the corresponding landmark.

    This site offers all the free Wifi hotspot locations in Paris:

    http://www.paris.fr/portail/Economie/portal.lut?page_id=7822&document_type_id=4&document_id=29270&portlet_id=18027.

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    Les Pages Jaunes - Paris' Yellow Pages

    by BeatChick Updated Oct 22, 2005

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    France's Yellow Pages - Les Pages Jaunes

    Favorite thing: One of the best pieces of advice I received was concerning the website, Les Pages Jaunes (the French Yellow Pages). Following is the website:
    www.pagesjaunes.fr

    Once you're in, you'll see a tiny British flag in the upper right-hand corner, click on that to have the English version of this website. Then you can type things in by category or by name to see a photo and also a map. Once you're looking at the photo of the place, you can click on the "street" icon (to the right) with arrows to left and right to literally walk down a street. You can use that to gauge how many blocks distance is betweeen 2 sites (you can also turn corners onto other streets).

    For map info before you get to Paris, if you know where you're going that 1st day (before you can manage to pick up that Plan de Paris) then I'd suggest printing out maps from here beforehand. They even have itinerary info that tells you how to get from place to another along with how long it takes to walk there, etc.. For instance, if you wanted to know how to get from your hotel to Place de la Concorde, then you'd go to that website, type in Place de la Concorde (this will be used as your destination point), click "Itinéraire" button, then type in the address for your hotel, choose your mode (Express for fastest way, Sans Péage or Piéton for pedestrian/walking time & distance). Pages Jaunes is also great for photos, too! When you're using the photo option you can use the arrows to "walk" down the streets - pretty cool function, I must say. Hope that helps you in your planning. Bonne journée!

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    Dialing from the U.S.

    by BeatChick Updated Aug 29, 2005

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    Hotel Chopin - Phone
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    Favorite thing: If you're dialing from the US to a phone number in Paris you'll need to dial:
    011-33 –1
    then the number

    If dialing from within France just use the last 10 digits starting with the (0)1.

    Fondest memory: Calling Le Vieux Bistro to make my reservation.

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    Phoning Home: Use A Telecarte

    by CALSF Updated Feb 11, 2005

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    Telecartes avec code

    Favorite thing: There are several ways to keep in touch with friends and family at home: bring your GSM cell phone, buy a European cell phone, make phone calls from your hotel phone (most expensive), buy a prepaid phone card from home, and buying a telecarte in Paris.

    I recommend buying a telecarte to call home. There are many brands. Of course, the people at home won't be able to reach you using the telecarte. Hopefully they won't need to reach you unless it's an emergency and then they'd have to call you at your hotel.

    Photo below shows 2 brands of telecarte:

    1) www.iradium.fr

    2) Maxicall (The last 'l' got cut off in the pic; its name really is 'Maxicall')

    Anyway, purchase a telecarte avec code (telecarte with scratch-off code on the reverse). This code is dialed on the phone, you listen to a recording (available in multi lanugages), and follow the simple instructions to place your call.

    I bought a USA telecarte with more than 50 minutes at 7.50 euro in February 2004. You can only purchase these telecartes with codes at major tabac stores usually the ones on main streets such as Blvd. St. Germain. They are sold according to the country you are calling.

    (I do not recommend the telecarte avec code that you buy at the post offices. The instructions are ONLY in French. It took me an hour of trial and error to figure out how to place my call.)

    You may use the telecarte at either a public phone or a hotel phone. However, the minutes get subtracted more when you use a hotel phone. But I was able to make about four or five calls between 10 to 20 minutes each with my card so I think it was a good buy.

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    Telecartes

    by CALSF Written Jan 22, 2005

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    Telecartes avec code (enlarge pic for clarity)

    Favorite thing: Examples of what telecartes avec code (with PIN code) look like on the reverse:

    1) www.iradium.fr

    2) Maxicall

    For both telecartes you dial a toll-free number. For Maxicall dial the orange toll-free number if dialing from a public phone; dial the second toll-free number shown (in blue) if dialing from a private phone like your hotel's. Listen to the recording, follow the instructions (English is a selection for most telecarte brands, some are French only), dial the number you want to dial.

    It's very frustrating when your telecarte has recorded instructions in French only. It took me almost one hour by trial and error to figure out how to place my call.

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