|Paris by night December 2008
Ever since my student days at La Maison des Etudiants in the 14th arrondissement of Paris, this city of light, more than any other, has captivated me. My December newsletter which will focus on Paris and how to affordably enjoy your very own place in Paris.
To get you in the mood, take a look at moments. this panorama of Paris. Simply ctrl + click on the hyper-link to jump to the photo and
background music and to "visit" Paris by night.
An address near the Latin Quarter- Résidence Luxembourg
La Residence Luxembourg, a luxury one bedroom apartment in the 5th,
is tucked away between the Luxembourg Gardens (which I traversed each day to attend classes at the Sorbonne ) and the dome of the Pantheon. The Latin Quarter, whose streets and squares embody "old Paris" is filled with
cafés, shops and galleries.
Known for its lively atmosphere and bistros, the Latin Quarter is the home to a number of
higher education establishments.
The area gets its name from the Latin
language, which, as the international language of learning in the Middle Ages, was once widely
spoken in and around the University.
In the very heart of Paris, this stunning light-filled apartment is spacious, and tastefully blends modern and traditional decor with solid oak floors, original artwork, and a wood-burning fireplace. With two week share time periods priced between $58,500 and $78,000, you have flexibility of time usage with both fixed and flexible time periods available.
For complete details or to view the apartment: call (001) 585 905-0849
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by Pamela Druckerman
An article putlished this February in the Washington Post caught me chucking out loud, scratching my head, nodding "yes"... and ready to retire in Paris when I'm, "well, ahem", older... read more
|A new trend catches on in Paris-
PARIS - They're clunky, heavy and ugly, but they have become modish - and they
are not this season's platform shoes.
A year after the introduction of the sturdy gray bicycles known as Vélib's,
they are being used all over Paris. The bikes are cheap to rent because they are
subsidized by advertising, and other major cities, including American ones, are
exploring About 20,600 Vélib' bicycles are in service here, with more than 1,450
self-service rental stations. The stations are only some 300 yards apart, and
there are four times as many as there are subway stations, even in a city so
well served by its metro system. Read on...