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Jules Verne Film Festival Jules Verne Film Festival

The list of iconic French writers is meters-long and usually begins with the likes of Proust, Flaubert and Molière. However, just as much as any French literary figure, Jules Verne belongs among the upper echelon of Gallic wordsmiths. Jules Verne was as much a philosopher, visionary and celebrity as he was a literary writer. Verne wrote Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea before the invention of the submarine; and he penned books and stories about space, air and underwater travel in eerily prophetic ways at a time when the horse-and-buggy was the most common form of transportation. In celebration of Verne’s visionary genius, the city of Paris (parallel to Los Angeles) is hosting the Jules Verne Film Festival showcasing documentaries, feature films and speaking engagements in the spirit of the late master. Read the entire story here…»


Montorgeuil: Paris Montorgeuil: Paris

If you want to experience an authentic and colorful slice of Paris, don’t miss the Montorgueil neighborhood. Five minutes from busy Châtelet-Les Halles, this pedestrian food-lovers paradise is perfect for a relaxed afternoon stroll.

Located in the 2nd arrondissement, the old market streets are devoid of cars, but crowded with locals shopping for some of the best fresh food in town. The main drag is rue Montorgueil, lined with fruit-and-vegetable stands, bakeries, butcher shops and cheese stores. Nearby rue Tiquetonne and rue Dussoubs also have their share of boutiques and beautiful old architecture. If you are renting an apartment in the 2nd arrondissement, you could test your French cooking skills at home, using the wonderful produce you just bought down the street. Here are three accommodation choices in this fun quartier:

-A studio vacation rental in the Montorgueil – Marais – Les Halles area (PA-765)

-A one-bedroom vacation rental in the Montorgueil – Marais – Les Halles area?(PA- 2620) Read the entire story here…»