• Events and Trade Shows,  Videos

    Postcard from Paris Plages

    Paris Plages is open mid-July to mid-August, even if it rains. To watch the video in HD high quality, I suggest you put the YouTube setting to 720p (the wheel in lower right corner of video). On the Hotel de Ville plaza play volleyball or wheelchair basketball. Fill up your water bottle at the "Eau de Paris" stations (eau=water). This is the 12th annual Paris Plages sponsored by the mayor's office of Paris (Mairie de Paris). Paris Plages is always in three locations

  • History,  Life in Paris & France,  Videos

    Paris Hôtel de Ville Guided Visit

    Visit Paris city hall in French. Weekly visits are available for thirty individuals. It is recommended to sign up at least two months in advance. During the summer, visits are held twice a week. More information is available at Salon d'Accueil, 29 rue de Rivoli (4° arrondissement) from Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm. Their phone number is +33142764343.

  • Events and Trade Shows,  Life in Paris & France

    A Stroll on a Tightrope Stretched Across the Seine

    [youtube]http://youtu.be/SXU6t3EIXjc[/youtube] April 6 was the scene of water events in Paris; Paris Marathon runners sweat a lot and crossed the Seine on a bridge. Watching from the Charles de Gaulle bridges that links the Gare de Lyon and the Gare d’Austerlitz, Denis Josselin crossed the Seine on a tightrope. ParisiannewsTV made a video that includes an interview with Denis Josselin with English subtitles. The river Seine is busy year round with boats and activities.I found out about the tightrope walker on the Paris Mayor’s office website “Que faire à Paris“. Click on “Une semaine à Paris en un clic” (One week in Paris in one click) Voilà you now speak French…

  • Seeing Paris,  Videos

    A Fat Tire Bike and Boat Tour

    [youtube]http://youtu.be/cWkim65A6-s[/youtube] Monica asked me if I wanted to take the night time Fat Tire Bike Tour. It was the last day of August and the days were noticeably shorter. 2006 was the last time I wrote about the tour. It was time to go again! Still lots of fun and laughs; light on history, big on sights! The cycling group was much more diverse this time around: Germany, Mexico, Florida USA, Canada …. A wealth of travel information was exchanged among the group on the boat. Listening to strangers with a mutual Paris interest sharing tips was an added treat of the tour.