...Continued from page 1

Paris' Winter Sales 2002

If you have cleverly chosen to skip the pre-Christmas mayhem, the 'Winter Sales' have begun and continuephoto: galeries trois quartiers, madeleine until Saturday, 16. February, when regular-price 'Spring Shopping' is likely to begin. 'Regular-price' does not mean with francs. By the time the 'Winter Sales' are over the euro will be the one and only.

Light crowd near 'Trois Quartiers' area in central Paris does not show mobs of shoppers inside shops in an 'euro' shopping frenzy.

The sooner these current sales can be gotten out the way, the sooner the 'Summer Sales' can start unloading the 'spring' stuff. The 'between sales' times can be used for normal sightseeing or hanging around in cafés, or for saving up euros for the 'Summer Sales.'

Café Metropole Club 'Updates'

Readers can catch up with the most recent club subjects by reading about last week's Paris meeting. See the report about another nearly historic 'Double-Meeting 'Report'' meeting.

The coming meeting of the Café Metropole Club will be on Thursday, 17. January - because it will be a Thursday again - and it will be held at the Café-Tabac La Corona.

The coming Thursday will be just another fairly ordinary Thursday-type day called Sainte-Roseline which is never any kind of holiday in France despite the efforts of Sainte-Roseline's legions of fans here.

The following day will be an ordinary Friday again. If Fridays are a favorite of yours, make the most of what there is of it - even though there will be about 47 more of them this year.

Metropole readers and those wishing tophoto: la corona, night become club members can learn all about this free club by reading the large-sized fine-print on the 'About the Club' page, yet again.

For all of its renovations the club's café La Corona seems somewhat unchanged. Why change a good thing?

It explains how to join, its meeting time and so on, and other true facts such as being free. This page also contains a location map for the club's café La Corona, which still shows the location of the club's back-up café, Le Café Lodi.

Metropole's Affiliates

The following product or service providers have chosen Metropole because their offers may be of value to you and I agree with them.

'Bookings' has extended their reservation service for a wide selection of Paris hotels. Check out their wider offers and make your choice long before your arrival in France. Try this one. Other Metropole readers have.

'HighwayToHealth' provides a 'city health profile' for Paris as well as travel insurance. If you have signed up for these services before you need them suddenly, you will benefit from them. I hope won't be the case, but 'Things Happen.'

'Petanque America' exports quality Obut boules from France and will ship them to you anywhere in the Americas - which will save you the effort of carrying them all the way from Paris. Be the first on your block to introduce the game of pétanque - or boules. Everybody can play this game, nearly anywhere - such as on the vacant lot I saw between the subway exit and the boardwalk at Coney Island.

This Was Metropole One Year Ago:

Issue 6.03 - 15. Jan 2001 - This issue began with the week's Café Metropole column, which was titled, 'A Really Dumb Headline' - which is not unusual. The 'Au Bistro' news column was titled 'Semi-Okay In Paris.' This issue had one feature, titled 'Paris' Centre - Funk City.' This issue's update for the Café Metropole Club meeting on 18. January was called the 'The 'Answer of the Week' Report. The week's 'Scene' column was titled, 'Chinese Yearphoto: sign, metro, paris of the Serpent.' There were four new 'Posters of the Week' and Ric's Cartoon of the Week was captioned, 'Coming Into Charlie Etoile.'

This Was Metropole Two Years Ago

Issue 5.03/04 - 17. January 2000 - This week's Café Metropole column was titled 'Black and White All Over.' The 'Au Bistro' column was titled '35-Hour Work Week Becomes Law.' This issue had one feature, titled 'Paris In Winter's Greys - Photography and Eugène Atget.' This double issue had two Café Metropole Club updates - on 20. January one was called 'A Very Quiet Meeting' and 27. January followed with 'An Extra Quiet Meeting.' A club page introduced 'Kathleen's Modest Proposal,' which may not have been adopted. The 'Scene'photo: sign, subway, new york column wasn't too exciting with 'Not Much New Stuff - Yet.' The usual four 'Posters of the Week' were on view again and Ric's Cartoon of the Week had its usual dumb caption, which was 'Where Is Libya?'

Last Year's 'Count-Down' - Is Over Forever

There are only 351 days remaining in this year. This means the 'euro 3 signuro' currency introduction day on Tuesday, 1. January 2002 at 00:01 was 14 whole days ago and is no longer any sort of 'count-down' thing.

Your online magazine about Paris is on the lookout for another, new count-down subject. Any reader or club member who can think something up can suggest it just so long as it doesn't start with 'euro 3 sign' and end with 'o,' and it is mildly silly.
signature, regards, ric

Go to page : 1 - 2
In Metropole Paris
Latest Issue
2008 Issues
2007 | 2006 | 2005
2004 | 2003 | 2002
2001 | 2000 | 1999
1998 | 1997 | 1996
In Metropole Paris
About Metropole
About the Café Club
Links | Search Site
The Lodging Page
Paris Museums List
Metropole's 1996 Tours
Metropole's 2003 Tours
Support Metropole
Metropole's Books
Shop with Metropole
Metropole's Wine
metropole paris goodblogweek button
Send email concerning the
contents to: Ric Erickson, Editor.
Metropole Midi © 2014
– unless stated otherwise.
logo, metropole sml midi logo No matter how good it tastes,
there is no such thing
as a free lunch.
Waldo Bini