Will you be in New York City, London or Paris this December? If so, Charlie from Manhattan User’s Guide, Taryn from Urban Junkies and myself cooked up a three-part series for you, sharing holiday suggestions in our respective cities. Topics covered: events today, food tomorrow, and shopping on Friday!
[New York City events] [London events]
And if you’re in Paris, the monthly specials include…
Le Salon Saveurs
Don’t miss this twice-yearly food show, held at the Espace Champerret in the 17th. Taste your way through stalls upon stalls of delicious products, meet food artisans from all over France, and fill up on food gifts for your friends and yourself. The December edition has a special focus on Christmas delicacies — foie gras, oysters, truffles, glazed chesnuts, chocolate, champagne — and there will be a section this year with specialties from Italy. My advice is: go early to avoid the crowds, bring a large tote bag to carry your bounty, and go easy on the samples (it’s easy to get carried away) to save your appetite for those products you really want to taste.
From Dec. 2 to Dec. 5, 2005.
Fri 10am-10pm, Sat-Sun 10am-8pm, Mon 10am-7pm.
Admission is 8€, but I recommend buying the December issue of the food magazine Régal (3€), which includes a free admission coupon on page 114.
Paris sur Glace
Two temporary open-air ice-skating rinks will be set up this year: one in front of the Hôtel-de-Ville, and one in Montparnasse. Admission is free, you can bring your own skates (the shoes, not the fish) or rent a pair for 5€. Professional instructors will supervise the fun, and give classes on Saturday and Sunday mornings (10am-12am). The Hôtel-de-Ville site also offers a separate rink and a sled run for children.
From Dec. 3, 2005 to Feb. 26, 2006.
M° Hôtel-de-Ville ou Montparnasse.
Information and hours of operation.
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