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Christmas Shopping on Sundays

Need to do some Christmas shopping and have only weekends to do it ? Not a problem. There are quite a few department and speciality stores open to entertain holiday shoppers on Sundays too (6th, 13th and 20th) through out the better part of December. Some of these stores will be open on Sunday, the 27th December as well.

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Circus in Paris

Friday, 06 November 2009 17:56

Circuses in Paris from October '09- March '10


For the pleasure of the young and the old alike, Paris city has various offers for those looking for entertainment of circus - Circus Phenix- Peking Circus, Circus Alexis Gruss, Circus Arlette Gruss and Circus Romanès to name a few.

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India is the country of honour at 19th Cinérail Festival

Festival Cinérail explores the dimension of cinematic arts related to the railways. For its 19th edition this year and its 6th year in Paris, the Festival has chosen India as the country of honour.


Festival Cinérail 19th Edition


India has one of the largest rail networks in the world and one of the most prolific cinematic industry. It is only natural that India should be represented at a festival that celebrates both these dimensions. Vijay Singh, author- screenwriter-film maker who has been based in Paris for more than 20 years is the president of the jury.

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Stolen Bikes ?

More than 400,00 bicycles are stolen each year in France as per FUBicy ((Fédération française des usagers de la bicyclette). The resulting theft may lead to some owners giving up buying a bike at all (23%), some buy a second hand (50%) or a new bike (25%). A small percentage of bike owners actually retrieve their bikes (2-3%)*. More than 1/3rd of the stolen bicycles are eventually found but they are not restored to their owners owing to lack of identification.

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On the beach- Sous la Plage

English, French and Turkish artists will perform for 'Sous la Plage'- on the beach 7th edition. 

From July 12th-13th, 2009 come and listen to the psychedelic funk, rock, pop and folklorish music.

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Arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau

The Beaujolais Nouveau 2010 has arrived in the capital. The new vintage is now available in stores in Paris, rest of France' and the world.


In a tradition that has been maintained for the past 70 years, arrival of Beaujolais nouveau is celebrated in autumn. Third Thursday of November was fixed as the Beaujolais Nouveau day in 1985 by the Institut National des Appellations d'Origine (INAO). Since then, each year on this day, the wine amateurs gather at their favourite cellars, bars or at their homes to taste Beaujolais nouveau of the year.

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Dangerous Dog Owners Need a Permit now

Owners of 'dangerous dogs' must own a permit to own such dogs from January 1st, 2010, as per the French public administration. This comes in the wake of punishment to the owner of the dog, whose attack resulted in the death of a baby in the Parisian suburb of Bobigny in 2007. The owner was sentenced to one year of imprisonment and a fine of 50,000 €.


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