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    Free cars in Paris

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    Valid until Sep 26, 2016
    posted in Paris by gwened Online Now Feb 16, 2016 at 8:01 AM
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    The council of Paris just announce the next free car day in Paris will be September 26 2016. This year it will be bigger encompassing many areas other than those from last year's event. Hours between 11h to 18h. For memory the areas are the Champs-de-Mars, le Luxembourg, Montmartre, canal Saint-Martin, quartier Mouffetard, bois de Vincennes and de Boulogne.

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    pedestrian Champs-Elysées

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    Valid until Dec 31, 2016
    posted in Paris by gwened Online Now Feb 16, 2016 at 7:36 AM
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    The council of Paris has rendered a law to have the first Sunday of each month pedestrian only in the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, starting next Sunday May 1st(Labor Day).

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    Jardin d'Acclimatation ice skating extended opening

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    Valid until Mar 6, 2016
    posted in Paris by gwened Online Now Jan 14, 2016 at 5:48 PM
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    the ice skating in the Jardin d’Acclimatation will be extended, it has been a great success and it will remain near the stables and marionnette theater until Sunday March 6 2016. you can go there every Wednesday from 13h to 18h , Saturdays from 10H to 19h ,Sundays from 10h to 18h and all the other days from 10H to 19h during the winter school vacation here from February 20 to March 6. Ice skating, skates for 7€, garden of snow and skattes for 4€, gloves obligatory or on sale on site. For the little ones, needs a hard hat, tickets available at the entrance chalet in the bois de Boulogne.Enjoy it ,its great!

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    taxi fares will be fix from the Paris airports

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    posted in Paris by gwened Online Now Jan 12, 2016 at 5:31 PM
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    Starting on March 1st 2016 the ride by taxi from the airports to central Paris will be a fix forfait, finally! From Orly it will be 30 euros or 35 euros according if going to the Paris rive gauche or rive droite sections. From Roissy-Charles de Gaulle,the forfait will be 50 euros to from the rive droite or 55 euros from to the rive gauche.
    Les Echos business journal

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    Canal Saint Martin dried out

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    Valid until Apr 4, 2016
    posted in Paris by gwened Online Now Dec 28, 2015 at 1:06 PM
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    The canal Saint-Martin will be dried out from January 4 to April 4 2016 for maintenance. The portion of the work will be from the levy in the place de Bataille de Stalingrad to the one in rue du Faubourg du Temple. francebleu.fr/infos/insolite...

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    Eiffel Tower

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    posted in Paris by pfsmalo Online Now Nov 16, 2015 at 10:05 AM
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    As of 16h30 this afternnon (Monday 16th Nov) the tower has re-opened. Most impressive dressed in blue white and red.

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    Current transport situation in Paris

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    Valid until Nov 30, 2015
    posted in Paris by jojes Online Now Nov 14, 2015 at 3:04 PM
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    This is the link to the official website of the Paris government.
    Here you can find the up-to-date info on the transport situation in and around Paris.

    Th page is available in French. If translation needed, comment below and I'm sure someone will be around to help out.

    paris.fr/actualites/attaques...

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    Closed in Paris

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    Valid until Nov 15, 2015
    posted in Paris by jojes Online Now Nov 14, 2015 at 2:53 PM
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    All public cultural venues will be closed on sunday November 17 too. This includes museums like the Louvre too.
    The private cultural centres got the advice to close too, which will most likely be followed.

    Schools and universities re-open monday.

    Concerts cancelled:
    Opéra de Paris
    performance of "l’Elisir d’amore" at Bastille
    'la Philharmonie' closes all weekend
    the last Paris dates of the 'Festival des Inrocks' on nov. 14 and 15 are cancelled
    'l’Olympia' closes the entire weekend -> cancellation of concerts by The Do and Nekteu
    U2 shows on nov. 14 and 15 at AccorHotels Arena Bercy cancelled
    Motörhead at Zénith (15 nov.), Foo Fighters at AccorHotels Arena cancelled on nov. 16

    Movie theatres Gaumont and MK1 closed

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    Disneyland Paris to re-open wednesday

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    Valid until Nov 17, 2015
    posted in Paris by jojes Online Now Nov 14, 2015 at 2:25 PM
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    Due to the attacks on Paris yesterday, the theme park Disneyland Paris will remain closed during the days of national morning in France on sunday, monday and tuesday.
    Re-opening on wednesday.

    For more info: official website: http://idf.disneylandparis.fr/#
    Free toll number : 0033 800 025 362 (other countries)
    Numéro vert : 0 800 025 362 (France)

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    Eiffel Tower is closed "indefinitely"

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    posted in Paris by mccalpin Online Now Nov 14, 2015 at 9:16 AM
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    Because of the attacks in Paris on November 13, authorities have closed the Eiffel Tower for an indefinite period. See the official website at http://www.toureiffel.paris/en.html for the latest information.

    Bill

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    Bercy Village stores will open on Sundays

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    Valid until Dec 31, 2015
    posted in Paris by gwened Online Now Oct 29, 2015 at 3:00 AM
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    Starting this coming Sunday November 1st, the restaurants will not be alone as the rest of the stores will be opening on Sundays with the reopening of the animal care store Animalis. The rest will open progressively from November 8 in time to be all by the end of year decorations « Magic Garden » on Nov 20th.
    bercyvillage.com/Ouvertures-...

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    New Tram service starting from Etoile to pl de la Concorde

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    Valid until Jan 16, 2016
    posted in Paris by gwened Online Now Oct 28, 2015 at 3:25 AM
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    The Bluetram will come into the Parisian life in the Champs-Élysées (VIIIe),from November 15 to January 15,2016. IT will have between the Etoile and the pl de la Concorde, 8 stations with impressive size and construction. It will travel in a dedicated lane on the road with unlimited autonomy with recharging at each station as passengers enter or descend automatically with a cable link to the tram; similar how airplane refuel in mid air; with 40 seconds stop it could continue to the enxt station. There will be about 10 trams of 6 meters long with a capacity for 20 persons, circulating 7/7days between 10h to 23h.
    wehicles.com/news/bluetram-t...

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    Car-free Sunday, Sept 27th, 2015

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    Valid until Sep 27, 2015
    posted in Paris by goodfish Online Now Sep 18, 2015 at 11:24 AM
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    Much of central Paris will be closed to vehicular traffic from 11 AM - 6:00 PM on 9/27/2015. This is a great opportunity to explore the City of Light on foot or bike!

    forbes.com/sites/ceciliarodr...

    More detailed explanations and a map of the banned areas can be found here (in French only):

    paris.fr/actualites/le-27-se...

    The ban does not affect RATP buses, taxis, hoho buses or emergency vehicles although some tourist coach parking areas will be closed.

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