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Newsletter #116: April 2, 2012

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Inside this Issue

* Lady Liberty Convalescing at the Orsay
* April Dining Recommendations
* Running in Paris
* Vintage Fever in Paris
* Rent a Vintage Bus
* Unique, Responsable, et Très Parisien
* Only-in-Paris Fashions
* Cara Black’s Secrets of Paris
* Paris in the 21st Century
* Hotel Discount for French Voters
* Compensation for Late Trains
* Organic Food Basket Delivery

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Lady Liberty Convalescing at the Orsay

If you’re a regular visitor to the Jardin du Luxembourg, you may have noticed the Statue of Liberty has disappeared. But don’t worry, she’s hasn’t been kidnapped, just transferred to the Musée d’Orsay where she’s being restored after suffering damage from vandalism in December. For those who are totally confused, the statue I’m referring to is the original 9-foot tall bronze model cast by the sculptor Frédéric Barthold in 1876 to use as a demo when presenting the idea of a gift to France’s sister democracy, the United States (keep in mind most of Europe still had monarchs in 1876). There’s another Statue of Liberty in Paris, on the Ile des Cygnes, just past the Eiffel Tower. Much larger, that statue is 1/5 of the size of the one in NYC, and was a gift to Paris from the American expat community living there at the time. So back to our little Lady Liberty in the park. Vandals swiped her torch and caused other da…

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  • Hi Heather,Thank you for a really cool and eclectic newsletter this month!I particularly enjoyed the part on running in Paris.Have a good one!Victor