• Poster with stations closed during RER C summer renovation in Paris until August 27, 2016
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    RER C Renovating – Reroute Your Journey

    Between Gare d’Austerlitz and Javel, RER C resumes normal activity August 27. You will only see a diagram of the stations affected at the bottom of the stairs to the platform. Plan on buses or other metro lines to circumvent this summer riddle. Posters are plastered all over the metros and RER about RER A with only a mention that something is going on with RER C. Even at Gare d’Austerlitz the information is limited. With digging, I was able to find maintenance information about the other RER works scheduled. Use Google Translate to read the page. I was heading to the Eiffel Tower (Tour Eiffel) area, for example. I…

  • Barefoot college, Tilonia, India, man sitting next to Merry Xmas/Happy New Year banner
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    Happy New Year 2015 from Paris!

    The Paris Mayor’s Office brought in the new year with a spectacular display of “video-morphing” on the Arc-de-Triomphe. The spectacle lasted 20 minutes and ended with fireworks from the top. Wherever you were on December 31 (I was almost a month in northwest and central India), you can relive a slice of the moment virtually on their Daily Motion (French YouTube) channel.

  • Say I love you in Cinderella's carriage - Porpose in Paris
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    Proposals and Love in Paris

    Whether anyone has ever said it before or not, I declare that, “Paris is the most romantic city in the world!” June is, traditionally, a popular month for weddings. In Paris, the International Paris Bridal Fashion Trade Fair is a two-day event at the Port de Versailles. The fair takes place annually in June. Before you get to the wedding part, how about that proposal? Have you ever thought about proposing or being proposed to? Have you ever wanted to send a special message to someone while in Paris in an extravagant way? Nicolas Garreau is the expert since 2006 with thirty romantic scenarios at ApoteoSurprise. Nicolas approached me in…

  • Colleen in a Paris cafe with Erik holding the street by arrondissement book Paris Pratique
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    See Paris through my Eyes with Colleen’s Paris!

    I love Paris. Who doesn’t!? The Colleen’s Paris Web site provides general information for your real and virtual visit to Paris! I do this to share my experiences with you whether you are a return visitor or this is your first time in the City. Having lived in Paris since 1992 and working on Colleen’s Paris since 2002, hopefully, what I know and continue to learn about Paris will help you. You can write to me and ask for advice. I will answer you as soon as possible. Obtaining Information Colleen’s Paris   is about current events in Paris, for example exhibitions, advice on lost phones or gloves, Christmas in Paris,…

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    About Colleen’s Paris And How It All Started

    Colleen’s Paris provides personal tips for Parisians at heart. Finding ways to share Paris with anyone who is coming to Paris or already visited Paris is what I like to do. I feel very lucky to be here; it took a long time. Due to my circumstances of opportunity (i.e. work, travel, life happenings) sharing my good fortune evolved into Colleen’s Paris. My mother, Marge, remembers that we were in the Louvre in the 1970s when I made a statement that I would return to Paris. My paternal grandmother, Norma, always hoped that I would speak French (and play the harp). My cousin, Cindy, wrote a letter from Paris when…

  • Colleen from Colleen's Paris
    Welcome to Colleen's Paris

    About Colleen’s Paris And How It All Started

    Colleen’s Paris provides personal tips for Parisians at heart. Finding ways to share Paris with anyone who is coming to Paris or already visited Paris is what I like to do. I feel very lucky to be here; it took a long time. Due to my circumstances of opportunity (i.e. work, travel, life happenings) sharing my good fortune evolved into Colleen’s Paris. My mother, Marge, remembers that we were in the Louvre in the 1970s when I made a statement that I would return to Paris. My paternal grandmother, Norma, always hoped that I would speak French (and play the harp). My cousin, Cindy, wrote a letter from Paris when…