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September 21, 2010 | Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
FRANCE Dining in Paris In France, we discovered a wonderful restaurant near the Tuileries called L'Ardoise. It has a $43 fixed-price dinner, which is a great value for Paris. L'Ardoise, 28 Rue du Mont Thabor; 011-33-1-4296-2818. Judy Herbst, Beverly Hills
January 29, 2012
The City of Light as France emerges from winter into spring? Yes -- for $829, including taxes and fees, for a nonstop flight from LAX to Paris on Air France. The fare is valid for departures through April 1, but tickets must be bought before end of the day Feb. 9. There's a $20-$30 weekend surcharge each way. Tickets must be purchased at least seven days before departure, and you must stay at least one Sunday night but no longer than a month. Info: (800) 237-2747, Air France   Source:
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.
September 15, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
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 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.
January 21, 2013 | By Ellen Olivier
PARIS --Planes couldn't land, cars couldn't move and pedestrians had to slosh their way through slush, but not everyone minded the snow in Paris for the start of haute couture week on Sunday. At Atelier Versace, Kevin Costner said, "It's given Paris a wonderful look - it's like a winter wonderland.” There to film “Three Days to Kill,” Costner said when the invitation to Versace's spring/summer collection arrived, going to the show seemed like a good idea. "I like to see what's going on in the city," Costner said.
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.
March 6, 2014 | By Susan Denley
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have set the date for their Paris wedding, Us Weekly reports. The event is to take place May 24. [Us Weekly] Model Karlie Kloss and singer Taylor Swift took a road trip along the California Coast and documented it via Instagram. [The Cut] Also having fun in California: Actress/makeup mogul Drew Barrymore and actresses Cameron Diaz and Reese Witherspoon with a bunch of their friends are taking a two-day pasta-making class at the Culinary Institute of America in the Napa Valley.
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.
February 13, 2011 | By Devorah Lauter, reporting from Paris
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.
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