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Posted: Oct 3, 2007 2:19 am
 
I'm gonna be in and around Paris from October 20th to the 30th.

It's my first time over there and I'm looking for any hot tips on Gay Par-ee that any of you kids might have.

I heard about some underground art gallery called the Louvre, but that's about it.

Thanks, people!
Posted: Oct 3, 2007 2:27 am
 
climb to the top of the sacre' coure and check out the view.

Get food poisoning and try not to throw up in the catacombs. That's a fuckin' curse.

Mainly just climb to the top of the sacre' coure around sunset. Catacombs are kinda too fuckin' long. But lotsa skulls.
Posted: Oct 3, 2007 3:51 am
 
Go find the No-Talents.
Posted: Oct 3, 2007 4:20 am
 
Any Volt shows going down?

If not, I'll settle for Johnny Hallyday.
Posted: Oct 3, 2007 4:29 am
 
i'll send you some tips and stuff
do you speak any french at all?
if not, i'll send you some language survival tips as well
Posted: Oct 3, 2007 4:39 am
 
youll find the hookers and drugs in Pigalle
Posted: Oct 3, 2007 4:40 am
 
Oui-oui.
My French-Canadian knowledge will get me over the basics...hopefully.

Please send me any tips...e-mail in my Goner 'member' file.

Is drinking in bars crazy expensive over there? Am I mis-informed?
Posted: Oct 3, 2007 4:41 am
 
Pigalle's on the list.
Posted: Oct 3, 2007 4:46 am
 
The McDonalds on Champs Ellysees is pretty posh.

Le (that means "the") Defense (that means "Dillards") is the third arc in line from the (I mean "le") Louvre. But the land sucked so they put it off-kilter.

getting fucked up is supposedly expensive at bars, which is why French are such lightweights. When I was there around 2001 the Franc was shit compared to the pound, so everything was way cheaper than in London. Now everything's in Euros. I wonder what that means.
Posted: Oct 3, 2007 5:34 am
 
I'm gonna be in and around Paris from October 20th to the 30th.

On the 20th, I'll be spinning records at a punk rock show (London's Girls On Top). Bring a pen & a piece of paper (or use the back of a flyer at the place) & you'll get plenty of tips about where? what? when?

To start with a record store, you got Born Bad 17 rue Keller (11th arrondissement subway Bastille) owned by 2 ex No Talents to answer Razor A Go Go's quest. The club were the show is is 5 minutes walk from there (if you walk slow). You mention Le Louvre but I never heard of it, I'll have to check about that.

About Volt, Jacko was talking about doing a couple of shows late October but no news about that so far... Johnny Hallyday is a no no by the way...
Posted: Oct 3, 2007 5:46 am
 
if you get fucked up on wine, then france is a great place to drink.
amazing wine is really cheap
Posted: Oct 3, 2007 6:21 am
 
for bars there is Pop-In and Les Furieux
Posted: Oct 3, 2007 9:59 am
 
Make sure you check out the flea markets, cos there's some excellent vinyl stalls around there... also, look out for non-tourist area cafes full of blokes in greasy coveralls smokin' Galoise ciggies, cos they're the places that always have an excellent (and I do mean EXCELLENT!) 'prix fixe' lunch menu, which is usually about ten euros , and includes a starter, steak frites & salad, a desert and a quarter bottle of vin... truly, this is what Paris is all about!
Posted: Oct 3, 2007 5:53 pm
 
I plan on consuming vast quantities of Croque Madames.

I'll try and make that gig, Laurent. Thanks for the tip!
Posted: Oct 3, 2007 6:10 pm
 
flea markets

i used to be all about them - but having done flea markets the world over, i found that they are pretty much all the same

'prix fixe' lunch menu, which is usually about ten euros , and includes a starter, steak frites & salad, a desert and a quarter bottle of vin..

i had a fave no-name outdoor cafe on the left bank side of the pont st michel (pont = bridge)... anyway, getting my list together for stagger lee - which is mostly Foodie Paris and gift shopping Paris

my rock n roll experience w/ paris is limited to seeing the oblivians there in 1997 and then working on big rock shows in big ugly arenas like bercy, and of course, posh hotel bars
Posted: Oct 3, 2007 6:33 pm
 
I saw a black metal band play on a boat on the Seine...I forget the name of the "venue", though.
Posted: Oct 3, 2007 7:03 pm | Edited by: Joe
 
Le Baron Rouge!! If you wanna get drunk for cheap, this is the place. They sell bulk wine that's actually (suprisingly) very good. You have to bring your own bottle (I just bought a two-gallon jug of water from the Monoprix {big French supermarket} two blocks away for about a euro, dumped out the water and was good to go). The price works out to about two euro per bottle. Don't make the mistake I did and start guzzling your plastic jug right in the shop though. They weren't too thrilled about that.

You can buy sliced smoked duck in little packages in the grocery stores... and if you have a sweet tooth I'd recommend "Mousse a l'Ancienne". It's like chocolate pudding except it comes in a glass jar and the only ingredients are eggs, butter, and chocolate (or something wild). Hands down the best mousse I have ever eaten anywhere... and for about one euro! At the grocery store!

Other tips- coffee sucks, there are some GREAT patiseries and boulangeries on Rue de Rivoli in Montmartre, the Musee D'Orsay is my favorite museum (the Centre Pompidou is great too. Last time I was there they had a huge exhibit on Herge/TinTin... amazing) Also, the Balzac Museum is rad and FREE! Can't beat that. I'll think of more stuff and post it later.
Posted: Oct 3, 2007 7:29 pm
 
Yes More please.

Studio G will be there for halloween and and then some and doesn't care to learn the language and doesn't care to see some stupid french punk rock but wants to get down with big nosed french goyles of all types in dive bars and dance to french house until my nose bleeds. Any info will probably not be of interest as I plan on getting lost the entire time anyway but would love to hear where I can get baguette and maybe meet Marie et les Garcons

Bad coffee in France?!?
Posted: Oct 3, 2007 7:50 pm
 
stay on the left bank or near Montmartre

drink wine & to-go food you buy by weight in your room to save $

don't eat in all the touristy places near St. Michel/St. Germaine - they call that "ptomaine alley"

walk a lot

see the Eiffel Tower at night

check out the African/Arab quartiere on the north side of town & buy some Arabic music tapes - you can listen first

the flea market at Clingancourt is cool because of all the ateliers full of antiques

buy a "Pariscope" to find out about weird or non-pop shows & unusual film showings

buy a carnet of 10 metro tix, not just one at a time

think about checking out the guigunol (punch 'n judy) at Luxemborg Gardens

get your euros from the ATM, not changing money
Posted: Oct 3, 2007 7:58 pm
 
if you get fucked up on wine, then france is a great place to drink.
amazing wine is really cheap


they have wine in france?
Posted: Oct 3, 2007 8:00 pm
 
Be sure to wear your sweater tied around your neck.
Posted: Oct 3, 2007 8:11 pm | Edited by: Joe
 
Bad coffee in France?!?


It ain't Italy... I guess it depends on what you prefer, and I prefer not paying 2-3 euros for six ounces of bitter coffee and warm milk. Starbucks (I know, I know... shoot me now) was sort of a godsend. Cheaper than a lot of the cafes, and it's like McDonald's- the very same everywhere you go. When your hung over you'll appreciate the fact that you can get 20oz of normal-tasting coffee.

You can get really good cheap baguette sandwiches at street stalls... jambon buerre or just plain old buerre for about 2 or 3 euros. If you like classic American cinema, Paris has it all. Last time I was there we saw "Splendor in the Grass" and "Point Blank" on the big screen.

Kir royales (champagne with creme de cassis) are nice and refreshing after trudging around all day, but they can be expensive. Croque monsieurs/madams are good and cheap, but beware, the street food version is underwhelming (two pieces of Wonder bread, cheap ham, cheap cheese, etc.). If you feel like like splurging and want a GREAT sit-down fancy (and expensive) dinner, "Le Restaurant" in Montmartre is amazing. Eat some mangosteens (crazy fruit generally unavailable in the States). If you dig pate or rillettes, keep your eyes open when you pass the charcuteries, and then of course there's cheese.... Just wander into a cheese shop and tell 'em you're from out of town and want to try the best, stinkiest, gooiest, raw milk French shit they got.

There's a million great kebab places, too. I like mine "avec frites, plus sauce blanche" (with fries and extra white sauce). Check out Shakespeare and Co. for some book-nerd history. Also, I think someone mentioned it, but when you're over in Montmartre, go to the top of Sacre Coer... amazing view. Also, on the walk up (or down) you can glimpse the only vinyard still in Paris city limits, some old windmills, the Agile Rabbit (Le Lapin Agile or sumpin') where tons of ex-pats lit greats did their drinkin', and the fruit stand from Amelie (good for impressing chicks).

More later if I think of it.
Posted: Oct 3, 2007 9:37 pm | Edited by: Theresa K
 
Monoprix {big French supermarket}

yeah - its on my list of stuffs for sure - nothing like all that touristy food you can buy at local prices. i stock up on moutarde every time i go

lots of sandwich places too - everywhere you look

BEST boulangerie a toute Paris is near the pere la chaise cemetiere - way way over on that suburban side of the city

street vendor carts w/ crepes are pretty swell

i'm building the list in-between client calls
Posted: Oct 3, 2007 9:53 pm
 
Cousin B and I will be there for 24 hours on our way home from our honeymoon in Morocco...I think the night of the 17th? Anything going on then?
Posted: Oct 3, 2007 9:59 pm
 
Where in Morocco are you going? If you have time, I would suggest a trip to Chefchaouen up north. Google Image search it and you'll see what I mean. It's really quiet and mellow, a nice change of pace from the bigger cities. Also, if your going to be in Fez at all, and you're staying in the Medina, you'll be able to see this big hotel up on the hillside (to the right of the old cemetary, sort of above and to the right of the main bus depot, and to the left of the cool looking ruins). Go up there in the afternoon and have some tea while the sunsets. You won't be sorry. And smoke lots of hashish.
Posted: Oct 3, 2007 10:00 pm
 
Um, and don't drink Stork beer- Or anything else made in Morocco. Stick to liquor and Heineken and mint tea (the coffee is really hit or miss).
Posted: Oct 3, 2007 10:03 pm
 
Go up there in the afternoon and have some tea while the sunsets.

If it wasn't obvious, you should sit on the balcony. You can see all the crazy pottery fires burning. Amazing.
Posted: Oct 4, 2007 8:38 am
 
Cousin B and I will be there for 24 hours on our way home from our honeymoon in Morocco...I think the night of the 17th? Anything going on then?

Right now nothing I know about but go check Born Bad records store and they'll know if there's anything going on that night.
Posted: Oct 4, 2007 3:21 pm
 
get your euros from the ATM, not changing money -(?really) Tres interesant.
Posted: Oct 4, 2007 4:24 pm
 
get your euros from the ATM, not changing money -(?really) Tres interesant

The cheapest change rate is to pay with a credit card, at least that how it works when I travel to the USA.

Here's a list of shows happening that week (from the SDZ forum - not all of my taste but I don't know yours so I left everything I found)

Sam 20/10/07 Zëro + Rrose Tacet + Landscape (Salle Polyvalente - Boulogne)
Sam 20/10/07 Girls On Top + Vicious Klub + Guests (Mécanique Ondulatoire)
Sam 20/10/07 The Rakes (Village Rugby Stade de France)
Sam 20/10/07 Prefuse 73 + Beans + Tez (Batofar)
Sam 20/10/07 Zbigniew Karkowski + Antimatter + Phroq (Instants Chavirés)
Sam 20/10/07 Yacht (Point Ephémère)
Dim 21/10/07 Abdullah Sheraton + Bilgepump + Poltergoom (Miroiterie)
Dim 21/10/07 Future of the left (Trabendo)

Lun 22/10/07 Stereo Total + Hawnay Troof (Maroquinerie)
Lun 22/10/07 Tumi & The Volume (New Morning)
Lun 22/10/07 dDamage (Flèche d'Or)
Mar 23/10/07 Eddie Bo (Divan Du Monde)
Mar 23/10/07 Nervous Cabaret + 31Knots (Maroquinerie)
Mar 23/10/07 Adult. + Black strobe + Vive La Fête (Locomotive)
Mar 23/10/07 K'Naan (Nouveau Casino)
Mar 23/10/07 31Knots + Nervous Cabaret (Maroquinerie)
Mer 24/10/07 Animal Collective (Cabaret Sauvage)
Mer 24/10/07 Numbers + The Blow (Point Ephémère)
Mer 24/10/07 Bat For Lashes (Trabendo)
Mer 24/10/07 Papajo (Instants Chavirés)
Jeu 25/10/07 Richard Hawley (Nouveau Casino)
Jeu 25/10/07 Vegas Kings + Sixfthick (Mécanique Ondulatoire)
Jeu 25/10/07 Jason Kent (La Féline)
Ven 26/10/07 Fujiya & Miyagi + Pram + La Batterie (C.C. Georges Gorse - Boulogne)
Ven 26/10/07 Lover! + Sue Ellen + Phospho (Mécanique Ondulatoire)
Ven 26/10/07 Blanche (Trabendo)
Ven 26/10/07 The Bishops (Showcase)
Ven 26/10/07 Les Savy Fav (Nouveau Casino)
Sam 27/10/07 Andrew Liles feat. Jac Berrocal + Zenial (Les Voutes) 20h
Sam 27/10/07 Metal Urbain (Mécanique Ondulatoire)
Sam 27/10/07 Deerhoof + So So Modern + Ill Ease + Dirty Projectors (C.C. Georges Gorse - Boulogne)
Sam 27/10/07 Khan + Schneider TM + Charlie O (Bellevilloise)
Sam 27/10/07 Marvin + The Skeletonz + Fat beavers / AG de "L'Association" (Point Ephémère)
Sam 27/10/07 Flying Over (La Féline)
Dim 28/10/07 Ali_Fib Fest #3 w/ Sunburned Hand Of The Man + Vanishing Voice + Joanne Robertson + Nawadaha + Axis Mundi + El-G (Les Voutes) 16h
Dim 28/10/07 The Young Marble Giants + Serafina Steer (BB Mix)

Lun 29/10/07 The Devastations (Flèche d'Or)
Mar 30/10/07 Scenario Rock + VIP Party Boys (Point Ephémère)
Mar 30/10/07 Jackie O Motherfucker + Defekto (Instants Chavirés)
Mar 30/10/07 Fu Manchu (Trabendo)
Posted: Oct 4, 2007 4:27 pm
 
Jeu 25/10/07 Vegas Kings + Sixfthick (Mécanique Ondulatoire)
great aussie rock
Posted: Oct 4, 2007 4:34 pm
 
The Young Marble Giants

huh? what?! reissues yes...i din't know there was a reunion too.


what about Halloween? Whatsa happenin? Do the French get down for Halloween or will my Floyd from the Electric Mayhem Band costume be lost on them?
Posted: Oct 4, 2007 5:01 pm
 
The Young Marble Giants

huh? what?! reissues yes...i din't know there was a reunion too.


It's a free show in a big suburban city but the problem is that you have to get an invitation to get in & I think it's sold out already. I'm going but I have no idea how it's gonna be...
Posted: Oct 4, 2007 5:02 pm
 
what about Halloween? Whatsa happenin? Do the French get down for Halloween

Halloween ain't big here. They've tried for a few years to start the trend but it remains small except in kids' school where they sometimes put on costumes.
Posted: Oct 4, 2007 5:02 pm
 
doh!@
Posted: Oct 4, 2007 5:03 pm
 
and Doh!
Posted: Oct 6, 2007 5:56 pm
 
Thanks Laurent Bigot, you rule!!!
Posted: Oct 6, 2007 9:12 pm
 
The Young Marble Giants

huh? what?! reissues yes...i din't know there was a reunion too.

It's a free show in a big suburban city but the problem is that you have to get an invitation to get in & I think it's sold out already. I'm going but I have no idea how it's gonna be...


I got more info about that show. The invitations are valid for one hour after the opening of the doors. After that, if some people haven't showed up, they let people get in for free. At least that's how it worked last year and a friend managed to get in for James Chance that way. As the invitation mentions that one hour limit again, I guess it'll be the same this year (and as there're other bands, the one who have to wait an hour won't miss the YMGiants)... More info here

http://www.bb-mix.com/content/BBMIX/

but it's in french
Posted: Oct 8, 2007 5:56 am
 
Posted: Oct 11, 2007 1:32 pm
 
nice to see so many goners coming to Paris
so Laurent gave you some good info, i'll try to add some

for theeduchess :
oct 17 there's a Human Eye show at Le Rocher (50 rue Avaulee in Malakoff, Metro: Etienne Dolet on Line 13, you can find map on www.mappy.fr). opening bands should be crash normal and 20000 punks.
start around 9pm, 5 euros. can't think of a better way to start your honeymoon trip ;)

for stagger lee:
i also recommend the oct 20 show at the mecanique ondulatoire (8 passage thiere in the bastille quarter) since it will also feature a great band that i saw yesterday: jack of heart (www.myspace.com/jackofheart)

eddie bo is playing at the great divan du monde (76 Rue des Martyrs in Pigalle) on the 22 and solomon burke at the fancy and expensive "cite de la musique" (30 avenue Corentin Cariou) on the 25.

if you dig the new metal urbain they are playing on the 27 at the mecanique ondulatoire

for studio g in search of halloween action:
deerhunter is at the maroquinerie (23 Rue Boyer in Menilmontant) on 31st and two good french garage bands and djs at the mecanique ondulatoire

also recommend two freshly open bars:

le baron samedi (12 rue des goncourt, metro goncourt) opening night on the 19th
www.myspace.com/aubaronsamedi

le plastic (new bar owned by fx of volt fame)
13 rue Jean Beausire - not far from bastille
www.myspace.com/leplasticbar

record shops: born bad, bimbo tower, troglodisc (co-owned by gipé of splash 4 fame)

hope this helps, contact me off board if you want more info
Posted: Oct 11, 2007 1:40 pm
 
Posted: Oct 11, 2007 1:46 pm
 
Posted: Oct 11, 2007 6:23 pm
 
Now for the bad news (for the Duchess)... there's a major subway (and others) strike on the 18th (starting on the 17th at 8 pm til 19th at 8 am hopefully no more)... it's going to be hard to move around these days... that sucks...
Posted: Oct 11, 2007 6:25 pm
 
troglodisc (co-owned by gipé of splash 4 fame)

a cool all vinyl used store. 5 rue fromentin 9th 5 minute walk from the Pigalle subway (ask them the address of Plus de Bruit which is close to them and quite cool too).
Posted: Oct 11, 2007 10:23 pm
 
Now for the bad news (for the Duchess)... there's a major subway (and others) strike on the 18th (starting on the 17th at 8 pm til 19th at 8 am hopefully no more)... it's going to be hard to move around these days... that sucks...

let's not flip out too much. 18 will be tuff for public transports but evening of the 17th should be ok. all goners welcome! human eye strike french style!
Posted: Oct 12, 2007 12:43 am
 
transit strike in big city baaaad. I'm guessin you can get around on foot pretty good though



tis' Art Blakey's birthday yall!
Posted: Oct 12, 2007 12:56 am | Edited by: Theresa K
 
I'm guessin you can get around on foot pretty good though


it would probably only really suck if you were a commuter going to work across a bridge across town

its a big big city! but i've walked it many times.
depends on where you are, where you're going, obviously...

if i were stagger lee & his lady, i'd just spend the 18th in my own arrondisement and environs - there's plenty to discover there on foot
Posted: Oct 12, 2007 8:59 am
 
I'm guessin you can get around on foot pretty good though



If you have to stay in the city, it's fine, it's not that big. But as the Duchess is leaving on the 18th I seem to understand, she may have to call for a taxi earlier than planned if the road traffic gets a bit messy...no need to be nervous, enjoy your trip and maybe we'll cross paths!
Posted: Oct 12, 2007 9:08 am
 
where were all you parisian goners in 1997 when i was in my favorite city stuck with 25 of my co-workers who were a big drag??? i wish i'd known you or how to meet you back then.

there is nothing worse than being in your favorite place, and your favorite band is playing and the people you enthusiastically take to the show walk out in disgust...
Posted: Oct 12, 2007 10:11 am
 
My uni, Paris 7, went on strike in 1997! That was great!
Posted: Oct 12, 2007 11:15 am
 
where were all you parisian goners in 1997


I was living in NYC that year ha ha
Posted: Oct 12, 2007 11:20 am
 

tis' Art Blakey's birthday yall!



dig this
Posted: Oct 12, 2007 3:14 pm
 
Diggin it

I think he actually leaves his body in this one

checked the link above-leplastic bar is on my todo list now-thanks.
Posted: Oct 18, 2007 5:47 pm
 
Charles De Gaulle airport.

Can you get there via mass transit or are we talking cab/taxi??
Posted: Oct 18, 2007 5:55 pm
 
Is there a transit strike or not?

can anyone recommend a domestic european airlines that i might not be finding on kayakdotcom. prague to paris.

?
Posted: Oct 18, 2007 5:59 pm
 
One tip I got is to avoid taking the subway to the airport. It takes forever.

Look for one of those 'Coaches to downtown hotels' things. Don't think they're more than 12 euros.

I hope the subway strike is over by tomorrow.
Posted: Oct 18, 2007 6:29 pm
 
an anyone recommend a domestic european airlines that i might not be finding on kayakdotcom. prague to paris.

Easyjet and RyanAir are super cheap. Might not go to Prague though.
Posted: Oct 18, 2007 8:34 pm
 
Ugh I gave up. We could have had a cheap hostel around the area of the show and taken the train there that night, but for us to take a cab back to the airport the next day would have cost about 75 Euro. There was just so many other things I could have done with that money...and as it turns out I wasted it and should have just stayed in Paris! We paid $150 bucks to switch our flights so we'd go to NYC that night and hang with friends and then they canceled our fucking flight and there were no hotels in Paris so they flew us to D.C. and lost our bag (again) and put us up in some hotel and we spent the last night of our honeymoon drinking at a fucking "Houlihan's". Now we are home and our bag is in London, which is made all the more odd by the fact that neither one of us has ever been there. Oh well.
Posted: Oct 18, 2007 8:58 pm
 
I'm gonna be in and around Paris from October 20th

does this mean you are flying on the 19th?
will you be able to check your email?
i got clients calling me 24/7 and working me like a negro donkey
i got 3 hours sleep last night whoo hoo!

let me know if i should email you or put that bourgeois stuff in this item?
Posted: Oct 19, 2007 11:52 am
 
Charles De Gaulle airport.

Can you get there via mass transit or are we talking cab/taxi??



The RER B (train) will get you in the center of Paris in half hour (a taxi could take longer and will be more expensive). The strike should be pretty much over by now.
Posted: Oct 19, 2007 4:27 pm
 
Leaving this eve, Theresa.

No problem checking e-mails at the hotel.

Thanks!
Posted: Oct 19, 2007 4:29 pm
 
Gonna try and make your DJ show, Laurent!

We'll see how much the jetlag kisses our butts.
Posted: Oct 19, 2007 4:37 pm
 
Just heard the strike's not totally over, but shouldn't be as hardcore during the weekend... we'll see! Hope to meet you tomorrow...
Posted: Oct 19, 2007 11:52 pm
 
OK....

I'm doubling the Bourgeois Girls Paris here and to Stagger Lee's email. I deliver, and not embarrassed to be middle class!

First up.... BAKERIES.... these 2 are my faves.
there's NOTHING like a great baguette or croissant. Some unpasteurized French butter & excellent French coffee (i'm a grand creme kinda girl) = good way to start the day

6th Arr (metro - Sevres-Babylone... if transit is running that is)

Poilâne
8, rue du Cherche-Midi
75006 Paris
Tél : 01-45-48-42-59

20th Arr. (metro - Saint Fargeau)
Boulangerie Ganachaud
150, rue de Ménilmontant
75020 Paris
Tél : 01-46-36-13-82
(pick up a baguette here and then go visit Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf, Modigliani, etc at Pere LeChaise cemetery - nearby)
Posted: Oct 20, 2007 12:09 am
 
Before you even do ANYTHING.... get acquainted with the layout of the city - unless you have a local friend serving as a tour guide

the arrondissements are numbered like a clockwise snail shell - with 1,2,3 & 4 in the center and the rest of them spiraling out from there.

GET A MAP! or download one

STUFF TO GET OUT THE WAY & DO BECAUSE EVERYONE WILL ASK YOU DID YOU GO THERE?

museums - yeah that LOUVRE is a big deal. i don't like the glass pyramid in front, but no one asked me - the Mona Lisa up front and personal is small and dark but you must see her!

Jeu de Paume - one of my favorites - contemporary art stuffs
1, place de la Concorde, 75008 (metro = concorde)

the above are right bank locations

musee d'orsay
rue de Lille
HUGE collection of Impressionist works as well as photography
its one of my favorite museums in teh WORLD
right now, fabulous show there:
http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/events/exhibitions/in-the-musee-dorsay/ex hibitions-in-the-musee-dorsay/article/vers-le-reportage-7826.html?S=0& tx_ttnews%5Btx_pids%5D=1918%2C1996%2C2005%2C2036%2C2038%2C1781%2C591%2 C254%2C649%2C648%2C253%2C1388%2C1389%2C619%2C252%2C258%2C257%2C222%2C5 94%2C610%2C617%2C604%2C606%2C608%2C631%2C632&tx_ttnews%5Btt_cur%5D=782 6&tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=51&cHash=a2ec09442b
left bank location

another right bank:
pompidou centre has fabulous contemporary crazings
its all industrial looking and almost smack dab in the center of paris - you could start here and radiate anywheres

Place Georges Pompidou
75004 Paris

and..... I have stuff on exhibit in Paris during your stay...
sort of (we start the day before the last day of your trip)
i'm just copying & pasting from the press release... sorry (i have not much time)
From October 29 through November 29, the works of Billy Name and other Warhol Factory Superstars will be on exhibition at Paris' L'Univerre Gallery www.luniverre.com. Participants will Bibbe Hansen, Ultra Violet, Brigid Berlin, Allan Midgette, Ivy Nicholson and Factory inspired artists John Santanello, Editta Sherman, Amy Cohen Banker, Theresa Kereakas, Joe Major, Miestorm, Joseph Freeman and others. Curated by OvoWorks, Inc. and Kevin Kushel, this will be a tribute to the enduring movement begun by Andy Warhol in the early 1960's. L'Univerre Gallery is located at 20 rue des Coutures Saint Gervais, Paris, France.
Posted: Oct 20, 2007 12:14 am
 
Double posting is...oh, wait this is a thread about France. Never mind.
Posted: Oct 20, 2007 12:16 am
 
if you like RODIN - the Rodin museum in the 7th Arr (close enough to Eiffel Tower that you could do in the same outing) has everything he ever did - or it seems like... last time i was there, it felt like they just put his whole life work on display. you can go in teh back garden and see various studies of the Burghers of Calais - one of his most famous works

rue des Rennes, if I am not mistaken

and speaking of the Eiffel Tower - its huge and from wherever you may be, it might seem so close you can walk.... but take a reality check and consult a map. i made this mistake once wearing the wrong shoes

it costs 10 +/- euros to go to the top - less if you don't go up as far
Posted: Oct 22, 2007 2:08 pm
 
Any Volt shows going down?

If not, I\'ll settle for Johnny Hallyday


actually Jack & Lili from Volt are DJing this friday at FX\'s new bar with special guest LARRY HARDY from INTHERED!

le plastic
13 rue Jean Beausire - not far from bastille
www.myspace.com/leplasticbar
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