Paris, France meetup
posted April 18, 2011 8:18 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Mon May 2 at 7:00 PM, La Belle Ronde
19 Rue Daguerre, 75014 Paris, France (Map & Directions)
I'm going to be in Paris from April 30 to May 5 and May 10 to 14. Any Parisian mefites up for a meetup? I'm open for anything. I'll also be in Strasbourg (not, in the end, Besancon) and Nancy.
posted by jeather to Meetup (15 comments total)

I'd be glad to meet after May 1st.
posted by Skeptic at 11:49 PM on April 18, 2011

I'm in Paris until May 4. I'd be thrilled to meet up before then.
posted by Comic Sans-Culotte at 10:05 AM on April 19, 2011

I live here, and expect to be in town the days you guys all overlap (5/2-5/3). I'm happy to recommend something delicious and restaurant-like, or to stake out a park in case of good weather.
posted by whatzit at 3:46 AM on April 20, 2011

I think a park would be lovely, but I am fine with restaurants or cafes also. Does anyone have a preference about dates? I will otherwise choose the 2nd.
posted by jeather at 6:31 AM on April 20, 2011

I have a slight preference for the 3rd, but will take the 2nd if it's more convenient for everybody else.
posted by Skeptic at 7:01 AM on April 20, 2011

I'd prefer May 2, but will take May 3 if need be. I don't really have a preferred location - maybe Buttes Chaumont or Tuileries? I can bring cheap wine or a baguette or two. I'm excited!

(Also, don't want to derail, but I'd really love to meet some of Parisian MeFites while I'm still here. If you can meet between now and May 3, but can't come to the meetup, MeMail me!)
posted by Comic Sans-Culotte at 2:33 PM on April 20, 2011

Jeather, the forecast so far is 70 and cloudy for a high that day, so finally I am leaning towards the restaurant in case it is cooler or drizzly (it's a ways in the future yet, but these are very realistic possibilities). The restaurant I suggest has a lovely courtyard though, so hopefully we can eat outside and still be surrounded by plants and open sky. Besides that, it is a creperie, so light French food for a decent price.

Can I propose May 2nd, 7pm, at La Belle Ronde, 19 rue Daguerre, 75014, at Metro Denfert-Rochereau?

For those visitors arriving early or on foot, take some time to see the shops on the street, or visit the Luxembourg Gardens (about 10 minutes north). If you are really early, the Catacombs are also nearby - last entry is around 4, 430pm.

Anyone else who is interested please post here and eventually I will send everyone my phone number in case of getting lost.
posted by whatzit at 2:33 PM on April 20, 2011

Comic Sans-Culotte, send me an email if you want to get together sometime. I am out of town for Easter but we could work something out some evening next week. I like walking around town and eating falafel; I think we could get along :-D
posted by whatzit at 2:46 PM on April 20, 2011

Count me in.
posted by Dr. Eigenvariable at 2:48 PM on April 20, 2011

Perfect, whatzit, I'm in. My plans changed too, so that May 2nd now suits me better.

I'm leaving on Friday evening and won't be back till May 1st, so I won't be able to meet Comic Sans Culotte and you before May 2nd, I'm afraid.
posted by Skeptic at 3:17 PM on April 20, 2011

I will update the thread with this info. I am likely going to get a prepaid mobile phone while I am there; if so, I will memail everyone.
posted by jeather at 3:35 PM on April 20, 2011

It was fun meeting all of you tonight; I had a really nice time.
posted by Dr. Eigenvariable at 1:32 PM on May 2, 2011

Agreed! I hope I didn't miss anything momentous by leaving early. It was a great success for my first of hopefully many meetups.

posted by Comic Sans-Culotte at 5:27 PM on May 2, 2011

Thirding Dr. Eigenvariable and Comic Sans-Culotte!
posted by Skeptic at 12:49 AM on May 3, 2011

Fourthing them. What a nice choice of venues, Whatzit.
posted by jeather at 11:02 AM on May 3, 2011

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