What’s Going on tips in general:
Mairie de Paris (Paris mayor’s office Web page) in English
Paris Info (official Paris tourist office) – click on the arrow next to the French flag right hand corner to reach the English Web site
l’Officiel des spectacles (Web site)- or pick up a copy of the small format magazine (35 euro cents). A new edition is published every Wednesday. For music lovers, look for “Concerts” – some free in churches.
Use Google Translate for the Web site for up-to-the minute entertainment and museum activities.
Visit my Colleen’s Paris l’Officiel des spectacles blog entry for help translating the magazine.
Another alternative is the CityVox website
Check out the Que Faire à Paris nightlife around midnight page from the City of Paris mayor’s office. They have listings for today, tomorrow and this weekend. On the website you will find listings for: Bars/Pubs, Nightclubs, Cabarets, Restaurants, Concert & theatre halls, Live music cafés, Jazz clubs and Boat venues.
Buy Pariscope (translation), another popular small format magazine for theater, concerts, exhibitions, museums, etc. It is heavier on restaurants (form of advertising) than l’Officiel des specatacles.
Discount on museum entry to the RMN (national museums)
Consider buying the “Sesame Pass”
Use your pass to take advantage of the following special offers and benefits:
– Unlimited access to the season’s exhibitions, and you can come along as often as you like!
– No queuing: avoid waiting in queues and no need to book.
– Receive the National Galleries cultural programme by post.
Special rates for:
– guided tours
– audio guides
– bookshop purchases
– food and drink in catering outlets
Discounts using the “exceptional offers” of the Sesame Pass may include: exhibitions at other museums and Orchestra of Paris concerts
Discount Theater Tickets
Ticketac – buy discounted theater tickets and their Web site is available in English. We usually use this source. You can also buy Palais Garnier and Versailles tickets on line.
Qype This is a useful site generated by Internet users and business owners to find restaurants, bars, art galleries, products, boutiques, etc. (Use Google Translate)
Radio Station in English Coming Soon
Coming Summer 2013, WRP, a radio station in English
WORLD RADIO PARIS is looking for journalists — preferably with radio or broadcast experience — and experts in art, music, culture, politics, fashion, food, travel and technology to join this exciting new project that will bring all-English radio programs to English speakers in Paris.
In addition to airing shows from BBC World Service and NPR, the digital radio channel will also feature two types of local shows: Hour-long informative discussions and interviews steered by journalists on issues relevant to expats living in Paris; and short, five-minute segments hosted by experts.
The station – the first ever licensed radio in English to hit Paris airwaves – is scheduled to launch in Summer 2013.
These are volunteer positions as they are unpaid for now. We’re looking to build an enthusiastic team of journalists and experts willing to help get this exciting project off the ground and strengthen the community — and communication — between English-speakers living in Paris.
If you’re a native English speaker with radio or broadcast journalism experience, or a well-stocked portfolio of clippings and strong on-air interview skills, we’d love to hear from you. Likewise, if you are an expert on the local music, art, fashion, food scene, travel, French culture, or can provide expert insight and tips on how to navigate the sea of paperwork in the French administration system (very useful for expats!) we’re looking for people who can provide on-air commentary as well.
Please send your CV and a brief letter outlining what you can bring to the table to
>> firstname.lastname@example.org <<
Currently, WRP is directed by a board made up of Paris-based journalists and media experts from Canada, France, the US, the UK and Africa. More info on our website : worldradioparis.com