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Newsletter #113: December 19, 2011

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In This Issue

* Christmas in Paris
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Holiday Dining Options in Paris
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More Francophile Gift Ideas
* RIP George Whitman
* Charities Need Your Talent
* Merry Paris Blog
* The Census is Coming
* La Poste Goes Mobile
* Affordable Pilates Classes
* 100 Things Parisians Should Do
* The Muslims of France
* David Lebovitz’s Paris Pastry App

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Christmas in Paris

Ho ho ho and a bottle of rum! Or better yet, a mug of vin chaud to ward off the winter chill that has finally descended on Paris in all its soggy splendor. It’s looking like it won’t get cold enough to snow again this Christmas, but there are plenty of other fun holiday events around town to keep you distracted through the new year. The usual lineup includes the Christmas Villages (aka Marchés de Noël), the Grande Roue ferris wheel at the Place de la Concorde, ice skating in front of the Hôtel de Ville or on the Eiffel Tower, the carnival rides at the Grand Palais, the kids’ winter sports village at the Stade Charlety, free merry-go-rounds for the kids all over the city, the window decorations of the Grands Magasins, and an exceptional opening of the Carnival Arts Museum at Bercy Village …

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