What is going on in Paris? What time does it start? How long does the exhibit last? Where can I listen to a concert? Where can I find a flea market? Is there a flea market or antique show near my hotel?
These types of questions can be easily answered with up-to-date responses as soon as you step off the plane in Paris. For 35 cents stop at a “Relay” in the airport and pick up a copy of l’Officiel des spectacles, which is published every Wednesday.
Or, before you leave, visit the l’Officiel des spectacles website. The website includes exhibitions outside and within Paris. If you would like help with the translations on the website, please contact me or use Google Translate.
This small format magazine is chock full of information. Look in in the front at the table of contents (Sommaire) and get ready to visit Paris in a new way.
Following is a translation of the table of contents to help you get started with the magazine:
À TRAVERS PARIS (Around Paris)
Autres curiosités (other curiosities)
Marchés et Antiquités (markets and antiquities)
Bibliothèques (Libraries) – if there is an exhibition (Expo) the listing provides the name and end date
Jardins et Cimetières (gardens and cemeteries)
Promenades (Boat cruises along the Paris water ways); bus trips; roller blading times
CABARETS ET DÎNERS-SPECTACLES (Cabarets and dinner theaters)
Clubs and discothèques
CINÉMAS – current, classics, film clubs
Nouveaux films (new films)
Liste alphabétique des films (alphabetical listing of films)
Salles par arrondissement (theatre location by quarter)
Films pour enfants (children’s films)
Séances spéciales (special films)
Forum des images
CONCERTS Classique (Classic)
Monde/Traditional (World and traditional)
Beaux-Arts (Fine arts)
Art contelmporain (contemporary art)
Expositions commerciales, Salons (trade shows)
GARDES D’ENFANTS (baby sitting services)
Pièces classiques (classical pieces)
Marionnettes/Guignols (puppet shows)
Parcs d’attractions (Amusement parks)
MUSÉES DES ENVIRONS (MUSEUMS ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF PARIS)
Certain phrases are found throughout the magazine. Here is a list of translations such as days of the week and time-related words.
Tlj – every day
sf – except
Jsq – until
dim et férriés – Sundays and holidays
du 7 au 8 nov – from the 7th of November to the 8th November
Ent. gratuite – free admission
Durée – lasts/duration
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