Friday, February 24, 2012

What's On in Paris?

 Becky said..I have a trip to Paris planned in early May & was wondering..where do you find a schedule of events going on while you are there? Lots of people buy Pariscope on Wednesdays to find out. Not me. I find it too confusing.
 I prefer to check the posters in the Metro.
 On the sides of buses
 And those scrolling announcements in the street
 I check to see what's on at my favorite museums online
If you don't want to stand online it's a good idea to buy your ticket ahead
 At FNAC's instore ticket counter. You can see what's on at their website. And you can buy/printout your billet/tickets too, but it was a little trop advancee pour moi
 It's fun to get on line at the hottest exposition in Paris to see what people are wearing. Then jump the queue with your ticket in hand and pop right in. Go the first day a show opens and you'll miss big lines and crowds. It worked at the Sempe show. Are they waiting to read the reviews?
 Google 'Paris March 2012' - many event sites will come up like KLM.
 It has links to special event websites to like PAD.
 I hope to catch the Jean-Paul Goude retrospective at Les Arts Decoratifs 107, rue de Rivoli 75001 Tuesdays - Sundays from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. It is open until 9 p.m. on Thursdays. Closed on Mondays.

20 March and on a Tuesday(!?) Usually it's on a Sunday.Will the school kids play hookie? Will you be in town?
I really like this book for boning up pre-trip, but today was the 1st time I ever played the audio CD.
mon dieu...c'est pas facile
Any other Paris suggestions are welcome PBers.


  1. Now THAT has to be one of your absolutely most informative posts for Paris lovers, Carol.
    Too bad I haven't the faintest idea when, or if ever, I'll be getting back there.

  2. Yes- chock full of good ideas, I'd say...

  3. Bonjour Monsieur Bill,
    You must be new to Parisbreakfasts...
    Do visit previous post Grand Plans or HERE for more info.

  4. YES. I've found out about the best concerts in little church around by just looking at the posters plastered on the gates outside the metro entrances/exits.

  5. yr right Amy!
    the posters are by the Metro entrances!!
    bon info!

  6. when will you have time to eat PASTRIES??
    is what I want to know?
    turning into a culture vulture
    grumble grumble

  7. can't wait for the
    PB Reports From PARIS
    Looks good
    ! ! !

  8. while at les arts décoratifs look for rouge- we like to see red!

  9. I like the art work of the posters and the webpages. I really like the cat poster!
    Have a great weekend!

  10. Clever of you to disguise yourself as a person-in-line so you can snatch your photos!

  11. Oh how wonderful to be there for macaron day!

  12. Beautifully illustrated post about "reading" what's going on while walking or taking public transport! I always enjoy "studying" the event posters while waiting for the metro in Vienna, or the Litfaßsäulen (pillars where posters of current events are affixed). I have missed more than one metro that way, though. ;-)

    I bet Paris, just like Vienna, also has websites that inform you also in advance of events that may be worthwhile to buy tickets online to skip the waiting in line. I subscribe to several on Facebook, a very comfortable way to stay informed.

    1. I agree "reading between the lines" always tells the true story.

  13. R. in Brugge4:41 AM

    very well informed post!

  14. thanks 4 sharing this informative post with us

  15. Thanks for these very useful ideas. Excited for our trip in May. Any ideas for where to rent an apartment in the 7th for ten days?

  16. Becky8:34 AM

    Carol, you are awesome!!!
    Thanks for the extra PARIS info in your blog.
    I feel like a celebrity!!
    Meeting the French is the site I referenced before but couldn't remember.
    I, too, am in awe of Parisian pastries!!! Wish I could eat as many as I want!! Will be following you very closely over the next couple of months.

  17. WHat???? There is a Macaron day???? Oh my, Carol, you really are the BEST!!!!!

  18. I didn't even know there was a special Matisse exhibit until I saw the sign on a bus. It was one of the best things about my visit to Paris (seven long years ago!)


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