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ET Paris Meet-up, September 2010 - Two

by Fran Thu Aug 26th, 2010 at 11:47:20 AM EST

Time passes so fast that it's time to get ready for the ET Meet-up in Paris again, which this year will take place on Saturday

September 11th.

So mark the date in your calendar.

Picture by Fran


Let us know who intents to participate and as most of us might arrive already on Friday, ideas for a programm will be welcome. LEP hope you will be joining us again this year - and as you always had good ideas, let us know if you have something in mind for this years Friday afternoon program.

Also links and information for accomodation are welcome.

So far most people used to stay at the Passy-Home Hotel, which is a simple but nice Hotel. This year again, they will give a discount for the people coming to the Meetup. The rate is €89.- for a single room, including tax and breakfast.

When you make your room reservation, please add ET MEETUP 2010.

I will send an E-Mail to the Hotel to ask if they are again willing to give us a discount again.

The actual place for the meet-up on Saturday will be announced in a later diary.

Will attend:
afew
Bernard
Colman
Cyrrile
gk
Helen
JakeS
Jérôme
dvx
Melanchthon

Maybe:
ask
DoDo
Frank Schnittger
In Wales
Jeffersonian Democrat
LEP
Luis de Sousa
Mouna and Elwan
pi
Sam and Christopher
someone
Starvid
ThatBritGuy

See also European Tribune - Paris Meetup - September 2010

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Who will attend?
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Jun 19th, 2010 at 10:01:53 AM EST
This year it was a little more complicated to get a discount at the hotel, but at least there is one. :-)

I will be definitely skipping Paris this year, there are a few other things I need to attend to this fall.

by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Jun 19th, 2010 at 10:03:49 AM EST
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Too bad you can't make it this year,Fran; we'll miss you.
by Bernard on Sat Jun 19th, 2010 at 03:41:23 PM EST
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Thanks, Bernard. :-)
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Jun 20th, 2010 at 12:48:44 PM EST
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But Fran, the meet-up will lack its spiritual centre without you!

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun Jun 20th, 2010 at 12:07:29 PM EST
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Thanks, Frank! It will not be a problem, as my impression is that at ET-Meetup people prefere another kind of spirit. :-D
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Jun 20th, 2010 at 12:50:14 PM EST
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I enjoyed both...

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Tue Jun 22nd, 2010 at 05:43:49 PM EST
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I'll be there.

"Ce qui vient au monde pour ne rien troubler ne mérite ni égards ni patience." René Char
by Melanchthon on Sat Jun 19th, 2010 at 10:26:39 AM EST
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I'll be there. I haven't booked yet cos I'm not sure how long to come over for. Anything worth arriving on Thursday for ? Or staying on sunday night ?

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Jun 20th, 2010 at 09:24:18 AM EST
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Just booked - the cheap night train tickets went on sale a few days ago. I'll be arriving early Friday morning, and going up to Brussels for the day on Sunday. Still haven't looked seriously into hotels.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sun Jun 20th, 2010 at 10:10:24 AM EST
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Include me in the maybe list please. I want to be there, but I don't know if I can...

You might find me At The Edge Of Time.
by Luis de Sousa (luis[dot]a[dot]de[dot]sousa[at]gmail[dot]com) on Tue Jun 22nd, 2010 at 07:00:08 AM EST
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Added you to the 'maybe'-list. Hope you can make it. :-)
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jun 22nd, 2010 at 10:43:51 AM EST
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I'll do my best to be there. Always enjoyed the gatherings in Paris! But September is a bit too far in the future to know for sure at this point.
by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Fri Jun 25th, 2010 at 01:50:17 PM EST
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Added you to the 'maybe'-list - let me know if you can make it. :-)
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Jun 26th, 2010 at 01:44:06 AM EST
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Train booked, arriving at Gare du nord at 18:30 on thursday 9th.

Going home on Monday 13th.

Have sent email to PassyHome.

anyone in Paris thursday or friday early ?

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Jun 28th, 2010 at 01:02:13 PM EST
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Arriving Friday around 8am (plus the usual night train delays)
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Jun 29th, 2010 at 05:24:56 AM EST
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so, after checking into your hotel, when do ya reckon you will you be coming out to play ?

I'm planning on sorting out a couple of interesting markets to visit and then hitting the beer shops I've identified, most notably the bootlegger near Montparnasse which sees to have a good selection of french beer.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Jun 29th, 2010 at 07:04:32 AM EST
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Probably around 10am, but that depends where the hotel is; I haven't got around to booking it yet.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Jun 29th, 2010 at 12:37:01 PM EST
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Ideas, Wishes, Suggestions
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Jun 19th, 2010 at 10:02:21 AM EST
I love mooching around markets looking at produce. but aside from one near rue des abbesses, which is a bit of a schlep from the 16th, I don't know of any.

Can locals suggest any that re worth visiting ?

also, how about a visit to a park or the Bois de Boulogne for a picnic ?

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Jun 20th, 2010 at 09:32:06 AM EST
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the rather alfresco one that we had St Denis was fun. Would have been better if we'd had knives at least.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Jun 20th, 2010 at 09:33:27 AM EST
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There's actually a Saturday market not (too) far away from the hotel etc.., near the river when you walk toward the Trocadero, that has lots of tasty goodies.

And as far as knives go, I think we're practically obligated to get an Opinel each.

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 Jun 20th, 2010 at 05:14:33 PM EST
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Those knives could get me locked up in the UK. Carrying something like that is an arrestable offense here.

The saturday market looks interesting, whereabouts is it ?

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Jun 20th, 2010 at 05:29:04 PM EST
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How big does a knife have to be to get you in trouble? IIRC the smallest one is under 8cm.

Again IIRC, the market is about 15 minutes walk from the restaurant where we ate last time in the direction of the Trocadero (which is opposite the Eifel Tower), and about a block back from the river.

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 Mon Jun 21st, 2010 at 02:44:25 AM EST
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That sounds like the Passy market. One of the most expensive in Paris...
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Jun 22nd, 2010 at 12:50:30 PM EST
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It does look a bit upmarket on google earth, but it's the 16th, waddaya expect ?

I think I've decided to come over on Thursday and have an aggressive itinerary in the morning to get to some of the friday ones on the list that Melanchthon provided.

Also, I've found some beer shops, as opposed to bars, this time, so I'm gonna hit some of those.

Plus maybe we can get an ET picnic together for either Friday afternoon or sunday lunch. So it'd be good to go scout out a place for that, unless someone who lives there wants to do it for us.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Jun 22nd, 2010 at 01:30:48 PM EST
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Last year on Sunday we were at the big market north of the Bastille in the Boulevard Richard Lenoir. The only problem was finding a place we were allowed to picnic.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Jun 22nd, 2010 at 04:30:07 PM EST
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I think what we could think about is determining where we have the picnic and then collecting food on the way. tbh there aren't many open spaces in large cities anywhere.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Jun 22nd, 2010 at 05:01:31 PM EST
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Other proposals in the "green" department:

One very nice park is the "Parc des Buttes-Chaumont", in the North-East of Paris (photo gallery), not far from "Le Père Lachaise".

As for the picnic regulations in the city parks & gardens, they're mentioned here (PDF in French):
"Les pique-niques individuels et familiaux sont autorisés, à condition que la propreté des lieux soit respectée. Les feux et barbecues sont interdits." (so picnics are OK, but leave that Weber grill at home).

However: "L'introduction et la consommation de boissons alcoolisées sont interdites," (so wine & beers & Caol-Ila are off-limits, except at the restaurants).

Closer from the 16th (actually just across the Seine from Geezer's place): the "Jardin des Plantes".

Further away from town, the gigantic park of the "Chateau de Versailles": it's a 24 minutes train ride from the Javel station, across the Seine from Le Cantalou; round trip ticket is EUR 5.90

by Bernard on Sat Jun 26th, 2010 at 12:25:16 PM EST
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Is booze permitted any where ?

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sat Jun 26th, 2010 at 02:26:08 PM EST
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In restaurants and cafes obviously.
Out in the streets, its tolerated (short of drunkenness) and the parks regulation ban it, based on the document.
by Bernard on Sat Jun 26th, 2010 at 05:21:55 PM EST
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A classic place were booze is traditional is along the Canal Saint Martin.

Although, in most public parks booze is nominally banned but lots of groups of friends have a bottle of wine or a few beers along with their picnic. The one park where banning is actually enforced is the Champs de Mars.

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères

by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Sun Jun 27th, 2010 at 10:18:46 AM EST
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Of course I have been away from SarkoFrance for a year and such things may have changed.

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Sun Jun 27th, 2010 at 10:19:37 AM EST
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Great idea - would that be for Sunday? Hope the weather will play along, but the one last year was fun even as you call it 'al fresco'.
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jun 22nd, 2010 at 12:25:14 AM EST
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Tous les marchés parisiens - Paris.fr [interactive map]
Lieux de vie centraux des quartiers, les marchés se comptent par dizaines à Paris.

Tout savoir sur les marchés

Tous les marchés alimentaires en un coup d'oeil

Tous les marchés spécialisés en un coup d'oeil 



"Ce qui vient au monde pour ne rien troubler ne mérite ni égards ni patience." René Char
by Melanchthon on Tue Jun 22nd, 2010 at 03:57:50 AM EST
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Brillinat, thank you.

All I need is to understand it :-)

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Jun 22nd, 2010 at 06:38:36 AM EST
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As with plans for last year, this coincides with the Fête de l'Humanité. This year Jacques Dutronc is playing on Sunday 12 September.

If in town for the meet-up and interested also in goign to the Fête (don't know my schedule but I should be around) drop me a line.

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

by r------ on Mon Jun 28th, 2010 at 03:57:31 AM EST


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