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Newsletter #80: October- November 2007

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* Heather’s News
* Upcoming Events
* Beaujolais Nouveau Bars
* Volunteer Work Opportunities
* For All Americans Living Overseas
* New Year’s Eve Ideas
* Dancing in Paris Websites
* Japanese Dining
* Responsible Shopping
* Luxury Shopping Portal
* Sightseeing: Arts-et-Métiers
* Hotels: Fodor’s Hotel Updates
*Speaking of … Paris in Cinema

* News from the Front *

It seems I will never make it as a hack meteorologist. The Indian Summer I had been looking forward to never happened, it just got icy cold in October! So far November is mild, if gray, much like last winter. Let’s hope it holds for the transportation strikes next week (predicted to start November 13 and possibly last through the 20th). This isn’t a huge surprise since resistance to Sarkozy’s plans to cut down on the overly-generous retirement packages for civil workers (ie public transport) have gotten the unions riled up. And, well, it’s the season. There are always strikes in the fall. Nothing else to do? Maybe. Or perhaps it’s just that no one feels like going back to work after a 5-week summer break. I wouldn’t know. 😉

* Upcoming Events *

Check out the Secrets of Paris Calendar for info on the Japanese Film Fest, a Waterford Crystal clearance sale, Beaujolais Nouveau, US Taxpayer workshops for expats liv…

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  • There are touch screens with lots of extra information for each exhibit, particularly targeted for children. Basic texts are in English and French, and there’s even a café-bar on site. Rarely ever crowded, and it’s guaranteed you’ll learn something interesting in the three floors of exhibits! 60, rue Réaumur, 3rd www.arts-et-metiers.net Entrance €6.50.