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Paris ET Meetup, September 19-21, Update

by Fran Sun Sep 7th, 2008 at 08:35:58 AM EST

The date for the meetup is coming nearer. Thus I thought many of you would like to get started planning on what to do outside of the official meeting. This diary should help you to plan and organize get-togethers with others, during your stay in Paris.


The official Meetup will start Saturday, September 20th around 13:00 at the following Place:

Firenze, 30 Avenue de Versailles, 75016 Paris France, +33145243498

Here is the google map for the location.

If there should be any change in location, it will be announced here.

Will attend:
Bernard
ChrisCook and Solveig
Colman + Sam + Christopher
Crazy Horse
Cyrille
dvx
Fran
Frank Schnittger
Helen
In Wales
Izzy
Jérôme
LEP and estHer
linca
Melanchton
Metatone
metavision
Migeru
redstar
sassafras
someone and ???
tzt
whataboutbob and Liliana

Maybe:
afew
ceebs
DoDo
siegestate
Sven Triloqvist
the stormy present

If there are any changes please let me know in the comment section.

Here are the links to the former Meetup diaries:
Jérôme's Paris ET meetup - September 19-21 and
Chris Cook's Paris ET meetup - September 19-21 (Round 2)
Fran's Paris ET Meetup, September 19-21, Update
LEP's [FINAL UPDATE] Diary concerning Friday evening Paris meetup.

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Friday, September 19th
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 08:58:08 AM EST
I will arrive in Paris on the 19th and will stay until Monday evening. And I am really looking forward to seeing some of you again and also to meeting all those I haven't met yet in person.
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 09:14:02 AM EST
[ Parent ]
We arrive Friday mid-afternoon and leave Monday morning.

This should be fun.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 09:27:06 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Colman:
This should be fun.

Hi hope so! :-)

by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 09:29:18 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Solveig and I are arriving Thursday night, and leaving Sunday mid pm.

We are at the Passy Home, where I think one or two are also staying....

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 09:29:04 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Yes, I am and I think there will be more than two. :-) My guess is nearer to 10!
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 09:30:20 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Staying at Passyhome, arriving Friday morning, leaving Sunday evening.  Anyone know what's the best way to get from  PARIS (Porte Maillot) to Passyhome?

Vote McCain for war without gain
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 01:01:33 PM EST
[ Parent ]
It's a short taxi ride, or there are metros reasonably near both ends.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 04:08:48 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Which flight you on?
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 04:09:56 PM EST
[ Parent ]
6.25am  Dublin Beauvais

Vote McCain for war without gain
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 06:49:00 PM EST
[ Parent ]
We booked that later, more civilised one.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Sat Aug 23rd, 2008 at 11:36:32 AM EST
[ Parent ]
actually, a RER - the C line. It's 4 stops from Porte Maillot to "Kennedy-Radio-France" and then it's just two blocs along the river, downstream.

Note that the Porte Maillot station is undegoing renovation, so some accesses are closed. Working in La Défense, I take the metro to Porte Maillot and then use the velib down to home but that may not be the easiest choice with luggage...

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sat Aug 23rd, 2008 at 12:03:40 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I plan to arrive at 10:49 on Friday, and leave 18:10 Sunday. Bookings pending Mr. ??? figuring out if he is allowed to leave the Geneva area or must stay around to debug the LHC startup.
by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 09:53:34 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Well, I could write: "someone is coming with someone", thought that might be confusing. As soon as you give us a name for your mystery man, I will add it. Are you going to spend the nights at the catacombs or in a hotel? :-)
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 10:05:33 AM EST
[ Parent ]
someone is possibly coming with somebody?

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 09:58:57 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Arrival and departure as specified above. I will be coming alone, however. Mr. ??? has been told to please not leave Geneva for the next month or so due to work reasons.
by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Sat Aug 30th, 2008 at 12:09:18 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I will arrive in Paris on Thursday or Friday morning. I plan to go back to Lyon on Sunday.

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 10:05:14 AM EST
[ Parent ]
I'll be arriving thusday, probably late afternoon. Staying at the ET HQ.

anyone got any idea where I can park me car and not get fined ?

Will probably leave Monday afternoon.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 11:03:09 AM EST
[ Parent ]
It's actually rather rasy to park your car in that neighborhood,  There are only a few periods around the day where it's more difficult to find a spot (8-11pm for instance), but it's a lot easier over the week-end.

If you have a foreign licence plate, it'll be free as long as you park on a legal space (you need to avoid the yellow 'livraisons" spots).

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 12:53:00 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Okay, thanks for that.

although I seem to remember there are ticket machines in that street. Can I get away with not paying and not get clamped or worse ?

And my lack of french doesn't help in trying to work out what's good or bad - yes, that's my fault but still a worry.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 01:05:30 PM EST
[ Parent ]
your car may be towed away if on a 'livraisons' spor (or a pedestrian crossing, or a handicaped slot, not that this prevents people from still doing it regularly). If you don't pay on a normal slot, you'll get a €11 ticket that cannot and will not be enforced. If you pay, you can only stay for 2 hours anyway.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 01:29:50 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Great.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 01:34:32 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Just wait till the EU starts enforcing parking fines across borders!

Vote McCain for war without gain
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 01:39:57 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Not till sept 25th please

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 01:55:57 PM EST
[ Parent ]
traffic violations are enforced across borders between France, Germany, Belgium and a few others, via judicial cooperation.

Not with the UK, though.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 03:22:23 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Viva l'exception irlandais

Vote McCain for war without gain
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 06:50:04 PM EST
[ Parent ]
If anyone would like to do a tour on Friday evening of a particular section of Paris with an inexpensive dinner afterward I would be happy to arrange it. (Last year about fifteen of us toured Montmartre and thirty of us dined after.)
I can think of some areas which are good for walking: Mouftard; Place Clichy and Batignoles; Belleville filled with Asiatic restaurants; Montparnarse, etc., etc.

Those interested so far: Chris C. and Solveig, Fran, Frank S. and Melanchthon

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Sat Aug 23rd, 2008 at 11:05:53 AM EST
[ Parent ]
I've lived in Paris for 18 years and I've never been to the Pere Lachaise cemetary. You can read about it here.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P%C3%A8re_Lachaise_Cemetery

I'm thinking of a few hours tour of the Pere Lachaise Cemetary and then going over to Belleville and having a dinner in what is the second largest Chinatown in Paris.

Any comments on this?

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Sat Aug 23rd, 2008 at 11:07:02 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Sounds interesting to me!
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Aug 23rd, 2008 at 11:08:53 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Père Lachaise is definitely worth a visit, and it's probably not been visited by all of those that have already been to Paris. I highly recommend it.

I'm not sure I'll join anything on Friday yet, because I'm already supposed to be in two diffrerent places for work that day (sigh... given all the other things I'm also supposed to do that day, I'm not sure how I'll manage)

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sat Aug 23rd, 2008 at 12:06:11 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Don't feel bad: I've lived in Paris 32 years, now live rue des Pyrénées, which is one of the sides of the cemetery, some 400m south of it, and I wasn't even planning to ever go ;-)
18 years seems like a spring to me!

Anyway, if you're in the area, may I suggest eating at Les Allobroges (slightly cheaper than Firenze, and top quality -possibly the best quality to price ratio in Paris, and certainly in the Eastern part of the town)? After an apéritif at my place of course (unless Geezer is with us -my lift is too small alas).

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Sun Aug 24th, 2008 at 03:22:28 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I think any such communal activity is a good one.

Last year I think there was a little resistance and your fine tour was a little lost as we'd all arrived in town and wanted to sit and chat and get to know each other a little. So could I suggest that we have a bit of a rendezvous and get together in a nice bar/coffee place with an arrival window of an hour or so. When we can get acquainted and caught up with each other's news before we lurch off sight-seeing.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sat Aug 23rd, 2008 at 11:22:50 AM EST
[ Parent ]
I think that would depend a little on the time we meet. If we meet around 17:00 as i think we did last time - it might get to late for the tour afterwards if we chat first away in a bar. But maybe we could choose a bar as a meeting place until all arrive and then go for the tour, or/and meet earlier.
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Aug 23rd, 2008 at 11:41:07 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Last year we met at 3:00, I know cos I was disappointed I'd just missed the street market up the road when I arrived at 2:30.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sat Aug 23rd, 2008 at 03:20:49 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Yes. I think most who would be interested are arriving Thursday or early Friday. If we all agree on Pere Lachaise, for example, I could create an itinerary where we meet about 3 p.m. and talk for an hour, then tour the cemetary until 6 p.m (I'll have to check on the hours it's open) and then go to Belleville (Edith Piaf was born there- it's very "populaire"). Anyone who could not make the tour could meet us at the restaurant about 7p.m.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sat Aug 23rd, 2008 at 11:52:22 AM EST
[ Parent ]
It seems like Pere Lachaise is open to 6p.m.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sat Aug 23rd, 2008 at 11:55:52 AM EST
[ Parent ]
I'll arrive Friday morning, but I may have to run some errands, so I'm not sure yet what time I'll be free for fun.

Leaving Monday morning.

Staying elsewhere, out near Gare De Lyon.

by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Sat Aug 23rd, 2008 at 02:45:18 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I'm arriving Fri. afternoon, and also staying at Passy Home.

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman
by dvx (dvx.clt ät gmail dotcom) on Sun Sep 7th, 2008 at 06:29:29 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Saturday, September 20th
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 08:59:06 AM EST
Sunday, September 21th
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 09:00:06 AM EST
How about a Sunday excursion or something. Like a museum or Versaille or.....
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 12:51:03 PM EST
[ Parent ]
up for anything...

Vote McCain for war without gain
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 07:30:40 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Not wanting to sound negative or anything, but is there a genuine reason, aside from pleasing Jérôme (I do admit that it is an important thing to do ;-) ) because it's so close to his place, to go to Firenze again?

It's really nothing special, apart from the prize which is very high -XVIth district restaurants often are, of course.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Sun Aug 24th, 2008 at 03:13:04 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Jerome has the "frequent diners' plan" at Firenze ;-)

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Mon Aug 25th, 2008 at 03:28:15 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Force of habit?

A vivid image of what should exist acts as a surrogate for reality. Pursuit of the image then prevents pursuit of the reality -- John K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Aug 27th, 2008 at 10:52:05 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Other
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 09:00:38 AM EST
This was a bit of a washout last year with people insisting on getting lost between pubs or being distracted by shiny things. Herding cats would have been a breeze in comparison.

I shall do some research and see what I can find, but at most it'll be 3 pubs cos it gets too difficult otherwise.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 11:06:44 AM EST
[ Parent ]
How about some suggestion from the Parisians, for those who do not drink. I think there are a few in the group - what else is there in Paris????
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 11:13:18 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Splitter! (and I don't drink)

A vivid image of what should exist acts as a surrogate for reality. Pursuit of the image then prevents pursuit of the reality -- John K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 11:19:06 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Migeru:
Splitter! ???
What do you mean by that?
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 11:21:54 AM EST
[ Parent ]
A classic from "Life of Brian" - taking the Mickey out of the ever fragementing Left....

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson
by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 11:43:10 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Monty Python didn't invent the term...

A vivid image of what should exist acts as a surrogate for reality. Pursuit of the image then prevents pursuit of the reality -- John K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 11:45:05 AM EST
[ Parent ]
You're clearly not an old lefty!

It's a political joke about radical left infighting and factionalism, and it's not the first time the joke is used on ET, by a long shot ;-)

A vivid image of what should exist acts as a surrogate for reality. Pursuit of the image then prevents pursuit of the reality -- John K. Galbraith

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 11:44:24 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Thanks! I actually feel pretty young. :-) Well, sometimes I am just slow with jokes, especially in English, when I do not know the finesse or the background.
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 11:52:45 AM EST
[ Parent ]


"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 01:12:33 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Ah, featuring the current Mayor of Aberystwyth who, embarassingly, presides over a town where her moment of glory is banned

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 01:33:09 PM EST
[ Parent ]
If anyone would like to do a tour on Friday evening of a particular section of Paris with an inexpensive dinner afterward I would be happy to arrange it. (Last year about fifteen of us toured Montmartre and thirty of us dined after.)
I can think of some areas which are good for walking: Mouftard; Place Clichy and Batignoles; Belleville filled with Asiatic restaurants; Montparnarse, etc., etc.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 11:37:15 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Solveig and I are definitely "game on" for that.

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson
by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 11:52:40 AM EST
[ Parent ]
I am interessted too! Was a nice walk, last time!
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 11:53:37 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Count me in!

Vote McCain for war without gain
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 12:48:40 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Count me in, too!

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 01:15:29 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I've lived in Paris for 18 years and I've never been to the Pere Lachaise cemetary. You can read about it here.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P%C3%A8re_Lachaise_Cemetery

I'm thinking of a few hours tour of the Pere Lachaise Cemetary and then going over to Belleville and having a dinner in what is the second largest Chinatown in Paris.

Any comments on this?

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Sat Aug 23rd, 2008 at 05:50:26 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Sounds interesting! What day are you talking about.

Friday or Sunday? and could we discuss it in that section?

by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Aug 23rd, 2008 at 10:16:42 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Friday.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sat Aug 23rd, 2008 at 11:01:30 AM EST
[ Parent ]
OK Fran. Reposted in Friday's section.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sat Aug 23rd, 2008 at 11:07:51 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Don't feel bad: I've lived in Paris 32 years, now live rue des Pyrénées, which is one of the sides of the cemetery, some 400m south of it, and I wasn't even planning to ever go ;-)

18 years seems like a spring to me!

Anyway, if you're in the area, may I suggest eating at Les Allobroges (slightly cheaper than Firenze, but also top quality -possibly the best quality to price ratio in Paris, and certainly in the Eastern part)? After an apéritif at my place of course (unless Geezer is with us -my lift is too small alas).

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Sun Aug 24th, 2008 at 03:20:18 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I'm going to be out of town, during the Sept meetup, unfortunately, but if ever you wind up in the area of the Musée d'Orsay, you might consider seeing a bit of the museum and having lunch, there.

Pity, the museum seems to be between special exhibits, the weekend of Sept 19-21, but there's always the permanent collection, which is varied and interesting.

The restaurant, situated in the waiting room of the former train station, is sumptuously decorated in 1900s, 18th century 'revival' style, but what's most attractive about the hall are the immensely tall windows, which let in a flood of [to me] irresistibly beautiful light. When friends and acquaintances come to town, I often try to find an excuse to take them there :-)

The food is quite good and is reasonable in price (menu, 16.50€, plus museum entry, I think). For more info and pictures, see here.

And a couple of my own pictures:

by Loefing on Sun Aug 24th, 2008 at 11:51:33 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Sorry you won't be there Loefing.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sun Aug 24th, 2008 at 01:20:25 PM EST
[ Parent ]
That´s a pity, Loefing.  It´d be nice to meet you.
<Here I go, assuming I will make it there.>

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.
by metavision on Sun Aug 24th, 2008 at 03:37:23 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Salute, metavision and LEP.

Hope you'll be able to make it, metavision.

I look forward to meeting both of you, as well as the rest of the team, at a subsequent Paris reunion. [I trust there will be more, by and by].
.

by Loefing on Wed Aug 27th, 2008 at 11:14:09 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Sorry, you can's make it Loefing, but I am sure there will be other meetups!

Would be nice to get to know you in person. :-)

by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Aug 27th, 2008 at 11:47:19 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Can you move me from the Will attend to the May attend column. Moving house has got really uncertain as to timetable. If the pperwork for the new house isnt completed on Monday morning, then the furniture is most likely moving on the weekend of the 19th. ;-(

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sun Aug 24th, 2008 at 06:16:26 AM EST
Sorry about that! Hope everything will work out in time and that you still can join us in Paris. I keep my fingers crossed. :-)
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Aug 24th, 2008 at 10:22:07 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Can any of you Parisians contact Laurent to invite him?  It would be nice to see him, too.

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.
by metavision on Sun Aug 24th, 2008 at 03:39:14 PM EST
Okay, I am now booked on the Eurostar, arriving at 10:56 on Friday September 19 and departing at 21:13 on Saturday September 20.

A vivid image of what should exist acts as a surrogate for reality. Pursuit of the image then prevents pursuit of the reality -- John K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Aug 27th, 2008 at 10:50:42 AM EST
All confirmed to arrive at Orly on Thursday afternoon and figure my way back to Passy (ET)Home!

LEP, Solveig, Chris and other Thursday arrivers count me in for hugs, food, drink and activities after 1800, please!

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.

by metavision on Sat Aug 30th, 2008 at 09:42:44 AM EST
Looking forward to meeting you! First time in Paris for me...first time in France, in fact...
by Solveig (link2ageataol.com) on Tue Sep 2nd, 2008 at 11:13:08 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Hey thats great. I am looking forward to seeing you again!!!
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Sep 3rd, 2008 at 03:51:10 PM EST
[ Parent ]
It's 20 euros and 30mn in the afternoon, vs 10 euros and 1h20 by train. Ask for "Maison de la Radio", Passy-Home is just one street away from it.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Wed Sep 3rd, 2008 at 04:51:34 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I beg to differ. First, it's never taken that long to me by train -so that may be a maximum rather than median time.
Second, anytime there is a public transport option available, we know where energy efficiency is pointing ;-)

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi
by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Fri Sep 5th, 2008 at 02:06:14 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Bankers...

A vivid image of what should exist acts as a surrogate for reality. Pursuit of the image then prevents pursuit of the reality -- John K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Sep 5th, 2008 at 10:30:37 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Thanks, Jerome.  I know once I get on the plane I'll say 'to hell with it/I only live once' and start splurging, telling myself I´ll have all kinds of work waiting for me when I get back...

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.
by metavision on Fri Sep 5th, 2008 at 02:36:10 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I will be arriving in Paris about 10pm on the Friday, and leaving on the Sunday afternoon.

I suspect my best plan is to stay in touch by phone from the Eurostar and join up with what is going on when I arrive.

by Sassafras on Wed Sep 3rd, 2008 at 06:02:37 PM EST
I'll arrive Friday afternoon but am likely to be occupied until the evening so I'll catch up with people then.

Leaving on Sunday afternoon on an early enough eurostar to not risk missing the last connection from london to Cardiff, like last time...

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Sep 4th, 2008 at 07:11:47 AM EST
Will there be any children at this particular meet-up?

Also, if you've anything solid teed up in the evening of the 18th or 19th, let me know and I'll swing by perhaps after work...

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Thu Sep 4th, 2008 at 07:40:12 AM EST
Jonathan won't be coming...

A vivid image of what should exist acts as a surrogate for reality. Pursuit of the image then prevents pursuit of the reality -- John K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Sep 4th, 2008 at 07:45:16 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Too bad I won't see how he has grown! and will miss Barbara, of course!

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.
by metavision on Fri Sep 5th, 2008 at 02:41:46 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I've compiled a known list of who's arriving when. If there's detail you can add, please reply. PH means satying at Passy home

Thursday
Solveig + chris Cook (PH)
Metavision (PH)
Helen (PH)

Friday
Frank Schnittger (am) (PH)
someone (am)
Melancthon (am)
Fran (PH ?)
Metatone
Miguel
Colman + Sam (mid pm)
Sassafras (10:00 pm)(PH)
InWales (PH)


keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Sep 5th, 2008 at 10:19:13 AM EST
Already there, not at Passy Home...

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Fri Sep 5th, 2008 at 11:12:17 AM EST
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I too will be at Passy.
by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Fri Sep 5th, 2008 at 11:23:59 AM EST
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with 'somebody'?
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Sep 7th, 2008 at 08:33:31 AM EST
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No, no. I come alone. 'somebody' has to stay behind for work.
by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Sun Sep 7th, 2008 at 09:25:57 AM EST
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I'll be arriving 2ish Friday, PH.

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman
by dvx (dvx.clt ät gmail dotcom) on Sun Sep 7th, 2008 at 06:28:29 AM EST
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hurrah!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sun Sep 7th, 2008 at 08:00:33 AM EST
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I am also staying at the Passy, together with Izzy!
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Sep 7th, 2008 at 08:33:59 AM EST
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Could our Parisians post some links for the subway maps, the RER?, or airport bus lines please?

PS:
Don´t forget the connections to LEP´s studio with a view and chez Pradel. (;

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.

by metavision on Sun Sep 7th, 2008 at 08:36:27 AM EST
For Paris Metro  dial www.RATP.com., then click on Plans de lignes, then Plan du Metro. That's a PDF file and you make it larger and smaller as with any PDF file.

For maps of Paris see Mappy.com. Just put in the address and Paris under "Ville" and it should works.

For connections to my studio just whisper a "sweet nothing" in my ear.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Sun Sep 7th, 2008 at 10:16:02 AM EST
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For transportation from point A to point B, you can try the "Timetables and routes" menu in the Transilien (Commuter Trains) web site.

From CDG airport, Air France coaches informations can be found here.

For the subway (a.k.a. le métro) and RER (Regional Express Network), head for yet another transit agency: RATP
Metro  map (pdf) and other maps
Interactive map

by Bernard on Sun Sep 7th, 2008 at 10:31:10 AM EST
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