March 9, 2014
Re "Night bike race takes a spill," Editorial, March 7 For perhaps 20 years now, Paris has routinely allowed organized bicycle and roller-blading cruises without paralyzing the city for hours each time. Depending on weather, there are between a few hundred to several thousand participants. The routes are posted online. Each departure is led by motorcycle police officers who progressively block the intersections ahead of the pack; they are relieved by the organizers of the race wearing fluorescent vests, allowing for a brief blocking of the intersections along the route.
September 15, 2011 |
Paris is known for its high life and high prices, particularly when it comes to hotels. Travelzoo has an amazing deal on Corcorde hotels that start at $149 a night for selected fall and winter dates. The deal: Travelzoo offers discounted rates at Hotel Concorde Lafayette ($149 for a superior room and $199 for a club room), Hotel Concorde Montparnasse ($149), Hotel Concorde Opera ($149) and Hotel Lutetia ($249). Daily breakfast is included. Dates at these rates vary from hotel to hotel.
March 14, 2011
Vegas or Paris? This tower looks a little too shiny to be the famed Eiffel Tower of Paris, but c'est vrai . "The tower twinkles for five minutes on the hour and it is at that moment the photo was taken with a 12x zoom," says Times reader "GdashG75. " If you visit the City of Lights to see the Eiffel Tower, read our France guide . If you'd prefer to see the Sin City version, read our Vegas guide . Interested in feedback from Los Angeles Times photographers? Come join us at the L.A. Times Travel & Adventure Show March 19 and 20 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
August 11, 2013
FRANCE Presentation Join Adrian Kalvinskas and his family as they visit the famous and not-so-famous museums and monuments of Paris, and stroll through Montmartre and the Marais, and the Latin Quarter. Afterward, he will be on hand to answer questions about renting an apartment in Paris, traveling with children and train travel to destinations within easy reach of the city. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free.
July 24, 2011
Susan Spano's article ["So You've Seen Paris," July 17] brought back wonderful memories. In 1995, we (my husband and another couple) rented a delightful apartment at 21 Rue du Cherche-Midi for a month. Big hotels were not yet part of that landscape. But tell me, is Poilâne still at No. 8 on Rue du Cherche-Midi? What a joy to buy a baguette or a lovely large boule at the best bakery in the world. Thanks for the memories. Shirley Porter Sunland Editor's note: There are several Poilâne bakeries in Paris, and the one on Rue du Cherche-Midi is still open.
November 3, 2012 |
During a trip to Paris in September, Mary Resnick and her husband, Lawrence, visited the Musee d'Dorsay. Inside the art museum, hosted within a rail station built for the 1900 World's Fair, Resnick photographed this clock overlooking the Seine River. “The setting was surreal and thrilling,” she said. The West Los Angeles resident used an iPhone 4S. To submit your photos, click the upload button below. When you upload your photos, tell us where they were taken and when.
February 13, 2011 |
Leaning his bearded chin against the long handle of a wooden hammer, Michelangelo Pistoletto appeared lost in contemplation as he gazed at a large, framed mirror at the "104 Centquatre" in northeastern Paris. While 200 people gathered round for a better look, Pistoletto suddenly walked to the other side of the room and slammed the hammer against a mirror there. He left a halo of shimmering cracks, and the group, giggling, followed the 77-year-old Italian artist around the room, while he smashed several more mirrors, as part of a program aimed at resuscitating the art center.
February 5, 2010 |
Stupid fun, "From Paris With Love" doesn't do much for Paris or love, or your brain cells, but it flies like a crazed eagle on uppers and comes from the talented, propulsive schlocketeer Pierre Morel. A former cinematographer who learned to light brutality stylishly under the tutelage of international violence impresario Luc Besson, Morel turns his kinetic eye to a tale (story by Besson, script by Adi Hasak) of a low-level spy and Paris embassy functionary, played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
November 10, 2013 |
Ah, Paris. The food. The art. The sights. The hotel bill. It was the little matter of finding a place to stay that kept an international vacation off our radar, especially in wake of a recession that had put a king-size crimp in our international travel plans. As we discussed a European getaway, we realized that a hotel stay for my wife, Nancy, our daughter, Hannah, and me would cost us as much as our airline tickets. I had read about house exchanges, but Nancy was hesitant to let strangers into our home, despite my continuing campaign about the savings.
September 19, 2013 |
Bake a little, eat a little and learn a lot about food, wine and French pastries in a class for English speakers offered by Paris-based Le Foodist. Participants learn the basics of authentic pastry skills in baking sessions that are part storytelling, part tasting and part technique. Sweet Stories at Le Foodist starts with the task of preparing pate-a-choux, the pastry used in eclairs, cream-puffs and the like. From there, it's making pastries, then sitting down to a tea to sample the creations.