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    Cycle Centre: Real bicycles

    by Nemorino Updated Apr 5, 2014

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    I’ve never actually bought anything here (since I tend to use the Vélib’ bikes when I am in Paris), but I like the looks of the shop so much that I at least wanted to point out that it exists and keep the address for future reference.

    For most of the twentieth century, cycling in France meant racing. People would get dressed up in tight-fitting lycra racing clothes, strap their bikes to the backs of their cars (!) and drive out into the countryside somewhere to go cycling.

    It wasn’t till the end of the twentieth century that cycling as a serious means of everyday transportation began to find widespread acceptance.

    This tiny ‘Cycle Centre’ in the sixth arrondissement, just off the Boulevard Saint-Germain, sells new and used bikes of all makes. But they specialize in Dutch and English bicycles, meanings bikes you can ride in an upright position. These bikes have chainguards, baggage racks, baskets, lights and bells – all the things they need to make them suitable for daily urban transportation. The shop also offers ‘express repairs’.

    Address: 30 Rue Grégoire de Tours, 75006 Paris
    Directions: Vélib’ 6028
    Métro Odéon or Mabillon
    Phone: +33 1 43 29 09 04

    Next Paris review from March 2014: Métro line # 4

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    Vache & Cow: Moo Moo Moo Moo Moo Moo Moo Moo Moo Moo

    by sourbugger Updated Mar 23, 2014

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    This is a shop that is totally dedicated to cows. Whatever product you can think of, the chances are that this company has been there before you.

    A plate, a mug, or pencil is fair enough, but how coes a cow dressing cow grab you at 80 euro ? or a full cow suit with rubber udders ? My Mother-in-law bought one whilst I was there. The temptation to work that into a joke is very strong (in a Benard Manning kind of way)....but I will resist...if only for my own personal safety.

    UPDATE 2014 : Shop appears to have gone, so happy hunting for their stuff elsewhere. There is some corner of a foreign field that will always have a nutter in a cow outfit in it.

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    Carrefour city: groceries in your neighborhood

    by gwened Written Feb 25, 2014

    nice mini supermarket from the hyper Carrefour showing up in many cities in France and Paris of course has its shares.

    This are convenience stores open late loaded with grocery goodies for the hungry in your hotel/apartment in you.

    I like carrefour and do the city and market types many times as we drive all over France. Paris is no exception and for a quick meal, drinks, last minute paper towels, cups utensils savers for a picnic they are great.

    The one I try last is Inside the gare saint lazare b the rue d'Amsterdam side.

    What to buy: groceries and picnic items

    What to pay: convenience store so prices are higher than on regular hyper market but very competitive for been Paris

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    Proxi Market: groceries late hours nice choice proxi

    by gwened Written Feb 23, 2014

    In my new neck of the woods we have a Proxi grocery store supermarket which is very nice,and provides many other services such as clothing pressing. We use it often for convenience last minute needs.

    Now in my latest hunt in Paris, walking leisurely in the evening on bd Saint Michel found myself with a Proxi there too. The stores had a wonderful display of fruits and vegetables and loaded. Convenient times as usually open very late to 01h00.

    Something tothink about when renting in paris and needed those wonderful grocery items. And rest assured it is good, part of the group Carrefour.
    http://www.epicerie-epicerie.com/epicerie/proxi-s229.html

    What to buy: groceries are food items, paper cups/plates/utencils, paper towels etc all needed for a dinner or lunch day

    What to pay: convenience prices but reasonable.

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    Passy Plaza: shopping on the classic 16éme

    by gwened Written Jan 15, 2014

    This is the perfect example of living here, been here, my favorite area of Paris, just to be myself and no pictures yet ::)

    But I have to tell you about the Passy plaza. Open Monday to Saturday 10h to 19h30
    supermarket INNO 9h30 to 21h30
    Monoprix store 9h to 21h50
    Starbucks cafe 8h30 to 20h30
    Monop 8h30 to 20h30

    Many ways to get here
    my way you know it, its the car ,so you take rue de Passy, then rue Jean Bologne and on this street you find the entrance to the parking. off Blvd périphérique you get in on the porte de Passy
    By bus
    Line 32 : Station Jean Bologne or Place de Passy
    Line 52 : Station La Muette Boulainvilliers
    Line 22 : Station La Muette Boulainvilliers or Place Possoz
    By Métro / RER
    Line 6 : Station Passy
    Line 9 : Station La Muette
    RER C : Station Boulainvilliers
    By Velib' bicycles
    Station Jean Bologne
    motorcycle parking by Rue Jean Bologne towards rue Raynouard ; Rue Jean Bologne towards rue de Passy, and Rue de l'Annonciation
    Taxi station at Place de la Muette

    the stores
    http://www.passyplaza.com/boutiques
    H&M and Massimo Dutti, Agatha, and le Grand Récre are good ones to browse and shop.

    The area of rue de Passy is just fantastic and easy to get off the BP beltway. You are walking distance from Trocadéro and the Eiffel tower with great views.

    What to buy: clothing, groceries, souvenirs. We have come here for clothing and coffee stop at starbucks.

    What to pay: Paris prices but the experience

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    Christmas Shopping: Catching the festive spirit

    by MaaikeSchmit Written Dec 18, 2013

    Paris is beautiful at any time of year but Christmas here is particularly magical. For Parisian children a special winter highlight is being taken to see the impressive Christmas window displays and decorations in the big department stores Galeries Lafayette and Printemps. However these aren’t just for children, a trip to the big department stores is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit! While peak times can be extremely busy if you come in the mornings you’ll find the crowds much more manageable, plus the children will still be at school so you’ll get the best views of the Christmas windows!

    However, don’t just admire the windows, make sure to go inside Printemps to see the mammoth Christmas tree that stretches all the way up from the floor to the domed ceiling; I’d love to know how they manage to get it inside the shop in the first place!

    Also, a sneaky tip, the view over Paris from the restaurants on the top floor of Galeries Lafayette is pretty special too, it’s a great spot to have lunch or even if you’re not hungry be sure to pop up and have a peek outside at the breathtaking views over the city!

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    Ave des Champs Elysees: Need a new car?

    by Maryimelda Written Dec 15, 2013

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    This is one of those "only in my dreams" type showrooms which my son drooled over when we were in Paris in September, 2013. A little out of our price range but there must be a market for these cars or else they wouldn't be making them and selling them on the Champs Elysees. We didn't ask about prices as we knew that was a sure sign to the proprietors that we couldn't afford any of them.

    What to buy: Cars, although not necessarily the ones in which you drive the kids to school.

    What to pay: The sky's the limit.

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    many: shopping cheap shirts

    by gwened Updated Dec 13, 2013

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    shirts are all over Paris, my personal best where I shop you need train from gare st lazare and then a bus at Franconville, Quai des Marques; its a discounted outlet stores very cheap prices.
    the other near Disney mentioned above is pricey. Around Paris the best is along blvd magenta going from pl de la republique to out blvd la chapelle. they have those brands and prices are good for Paris; 50-70 euros per shirt.
    enjoy shopping in paris ;;)

    What to buy: clothing for all

    What to pay: best prices in Paris

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    Marché couvert de Brochant: covered market local at Brochant

    by gwened Written Jul 27, 2013

    This is a nice vibrant active typical Parisien market off the tourist trail that I am showcasing here.

    It is at rue Brochant and Lemercier in the 17éme arrondissement of Paris. It is open from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 8h30 to 13h and 15h30 to 20h -Saturdays are non stop from 8h30 to 20h and Sundays is from 8h30 to 14h closed on Mondays.

    The closenest of the stands and the vibrant hollowed of the merchants is awesome, and for me there is a parking undernearth love it! I shop here often when lived in nearby and worked in Paris.

    What to buy: food ,cheeses cold cuts,meat vegetables fruits delicious.

    What to pay: best prices its a market of local and near producers

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    Christmas Market at Saint Lazare: For your December shopping

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jul 18, 2013

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    I happened to be in Paris in mid-December and after leaving the Saint Lazare train station I could not go around the Christmas market at the station square.

    The traditional wooden stalls, like I know them from Germany created a cosy atmosphere.

    What to buy: A quick snack or some fun Christmas gift.

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    Paris Expo: Foire de Paris

    by Nemorino Updated May 18, 2013

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    This is a commercial fair that has been held in Paris every year since 1904. It takes place during the last week of April and the first half of May (which means that hotel prices go way up during these weeks, at least in the southern half of Paris).

    At the fair in 2013 there were 1,829 exhibitors divided into three main groups: the home, cultures of the world and well-being/leisure.

    Even though I am a notorious non-consumer, I decided to go and see what all the fuss was about. Before leaving home, I booked a ticket online at http://www.foiredeparis.fr/, to avoid standing in line to get a ticket. The ticket cost twelve Euros and was valid for one admission on any day of the fair.

    As in any big fair (like the Frankfurt Book Fair, which I attended for thirty-four consecutive years), there are so many exhibits that no one person can hope to see them all. So you just wander around and take pot-luck, or if you are better organized than I am you can study the maps and find the locations of the exhibits that interest you.

    Out of the eight exhibition halls at “Paris Expo”, the Paris fairgrounds at Porte de Versailles, six were in use for the fair in April and May 2013.

    Over 200 shows, conferences and events are held at Paris Expo each year, with about 6 million visitors. Paris Expo is said to be the fourth largest venue for trade fairs in Europe. The largest is the Köln Messe in Cologne, Germany, followed by Geneva Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland and the Expocentre Fairgrounds in Moscow, Russia.

    Next review from May 2013: Porte de Versailles

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    Milk: No more Milk at the Panthéon

    by Nemorino Updated May 13, 2013

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    Update 2013: At one time there were seven large “Milk” cybercafés in Paris, but apparently only three of them are still in operation as of 2013. These are the ones at Opéra (28, rue du 4 Septembre), Les Halles (31, Boulevard Sebastopol) and Montparnasse (5, rue d’Odessa).

    The one in the photo, at 17 Rue Soufflot near the Panthéon, has unfortunately closed down.

    Here is what I wrote about this particular “Milk” cybercafé in 2011:

    Despite the name, this is not a place where you can buy dairy products. Rather it is a clean, pleasant internet café where you can “surf, work, eat and play” (as it says in English over the door) twenty-four hours a day on one hundred computers.

    Ninety-seven of these computers have French keyboards, but the other three (the ones that are visible in the front window) have English keyboards, which are much more convenient for us non-French people.

    (Actually I’m accustomed to using a German keyboard, but the differences between the German and English ones are minimal: the x and y are reversed and the punctuation marks are in different places, and some symbols like @ are on different keys. But that’s nothing compared to the muddle I get into when I try to use a French keyboard.)

    There are two Vélib’ stations nearby, namely 5006 and 5003. These are both Vélib’ Plus stations, meaning they are at a slightly higher elevation than the rest of the city, so you are credited with an extra fifteen minutes if you ride up from a lower station.

    Second photo: Cyclist crossing rue Soufflot.

    Third photo: The old Milk cybercafé on Rue Soufflot, all boarded up in 2012.

    Fourth photo: In May 2013 the “Milk” cybercafé at 5, rue d’Odessa in Montparnasse was still open for business with 60 computers available 24/7. It is in a nice old stone building in the Hausmannian style, with the typical cast iron grates in front of the full-length windows on the first floor. The Vélib’ station 14127 is conveniently located directly in front of this cybercafé.

    Back to my first review from September 2011: Mitterrand and the Panthéon

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    Champs-Elysées Christmas Market: November and December

    by grayfo Written May 10, 2013

    The Christmas Market on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées is the largest Christmas market within Paris's city limits and stretches from the Champs-Elysées roundabout to the Place de la Concorde. The market has a different theme every year, but includes children's attractions like the Sliding Wooden Horses, the Little Christmas Train and the nightly flight of Santa Claus in his sleigh above the Champs Elysees.

    Annually, usually from around second week in November to end of the first week in January

    Christmas 2012: From November 16th, 2012 through January 6th, 2013

    Sunday to Thursday: 10:00 am to 11:00 pm
    Friday and Saturday: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Admission: Free

    What to buy: Over 160 chalets offer a large variety of Christmas arts and crafts products and gastronomical specialties from all over the country.

    What to pay: Various

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    Michel Chaudun: Beautiful and delicious chocolate

    by rexvaughan Written Feb 5, 2013

    I am no expert on chocolate, but this is really good. M. Chaudun is evidently the former chocolatier at La Maison du Chocolat which, from all I read, is one of the world’s premier choclatiers. At any rate, a friend at home told us that anytime she is going to Paris a friend gives her $200 or $300 just to buy some chocolate for her here. We were very impressed with the beautiful store and bought some. My little box of about 30 or 35 bite sized pieces cost about $50 so it is not cheap chocolate, but my Happy Hour group back home consumed most of those in a matter of minutes. Well worth the splurge!

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    la Vaissellerie St. Antoine: Kitchen and home gift items

    by Gypsystravels Updated Jan 24, 2013

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    I absolutely love this shop. Located in the Marias this is a unique type of store. They carry an amazing assortment of home wares. Anything from wall hangings, kitchen utensils, plates, spoons, knives, trivets, kitchen towels, clocks, and all sorts of kitchen gadgets.

    The store isn't large, but it is packed from brim to brim with any kitchen gadget you can imagine. I've picked up a few cork stoppers, trivets and even magnets to adore my kichen.

    What to buy: Anything for the kitchen. I've purchased a few cork stoppers, trivets and a few magnets for my kitchen.

    What to pay: Prices are reasonable.

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