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Newsletter #119: July 30, 2012

Paris door

In this Issue

* Coffee in Paris for €1 or Less
* Paris Plage & the Olympics
* Summer Reading for Francophiles
* Camping in France
* Buy & Sell Train Tickets
* Paris in the Middle Ages
* Medieval Soirées
* Live in France, Feel at Home
* Weekend & Evening Doctors
* Naughty Paris Special
* Airport Shuttles & Why You Need to Print Vouchers
* Why Groupon Sucks
* For Drivers in Paris
* TEDx Paris Salon
* €10k Paris Literary Prize

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Coffee in Paris for €1 or Less

Ever experience the sticker shock of discovering the coffee you just ordered in a cute Parisian café costs €5? You were probably in a fancy neighborhood like St Germain des Prés or Palais Royal, and sitting on the terrace, where prices are always higher. But don’t think for a minute that coffee is generally more expensive in Paris. There are still many places where an espresso is still just €1…or less. And Monsieur Delanoë (the Mayor of Paris) has been working to find them for you. Using Facebook and Twitter, the Mairie de Paris has been compiling a list of the cafés where you can find these great deals (alas, none listed yet around St Germain), which you can see on this handy map.   If you’d like to read the original “call to action” (en français) and send your own recommendations, check out th…

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  • I stopped using Groupon well over a year ago as I ran into very similar problems, or recieved extremely negative service because the "prestataires" are obviously underpaid for the deals which Groupon is clearly taking the lion's share of. Glad somebody is saying something about theses issues.