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Newsletter #99: May 2010

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In this Issue

* New Henri IV Website for History Buffs
* Old Paris Museum Passes Expire Next Month
* Cursed Catacombes
* Free Concerts with Le Mouv’ at Paris Comedy Club
* Nightlife News
* Open Mic Sessions in Paris
* Sex & the City Café
* Carla Bruni in the next Woody Allen Film
* Gangs of Paris Website
* The Historic Arab Quarter of Paris
* French Film Industry Contacts
* Art Classes at Les Frigos
* Paris Taxi in English
* Bring Out Your Junk!
* French Driver’s Exam Gets Easier
* Secrets of Paris #100!
* The Secrets of Paris Blog
* Secrets of Paris Calendar & Tweets
* Subscribe to the Free Newsletter HERE

New Henri IV Website for History Buffs

On May 14th, the 400th anniversary of the assassination of King Henri IV, I attended a memorial mass at the Basilica St Denis and then visited the exposition on his life and death at Les Archives Nationales (through May 31). Some truly fascinating documents, including letters to his mistresses, the notes from his assassin’s trial, and even a commemorative book from the coronation of Queen Marie de Medici given to Marie Antoinette as a gift. If you can’t get to any of the events or expositions taking place all over France this year, visit the newly launched website, http://www.henri-iv.culture.fr. It’s very well done, with great imagery and timeline of events. It will soon be in English (see button at bottom of the m…


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  • Any tips on the Salon du Chocolate for first time visitor next monthWhat to not miss? How to get there?How to get a schedule? how to get tickets ahead?checked main website and not much information on the event thanks

  • Heather, I rely on your newsletter for the very "useful information rather than simply musings" !!!! When I open my email and see your newsletter I wait to open it when I have time to savor it – so much good information. Musings of someone’s day in Paris is fine for armchair travels but when you are going to Paris your newsletter is the real deal. You have information that doesn’t show up many other places online. Thanks for all YOU DO to keep us informed ! Christine