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post Nov 7 2010, 05:36 PM
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Me and my wife will be in Paris next week! And having me responsible for the hotel arrangement, left no other possibility but the Royal Fromentin biggrin.gif

And of course, the first place to visit is Vert d’Absinthe to try some new absinthes!

My plan is simple.. to spend the evenings sipping my absinthe in a cafe-bistro (who cares about Louvre!! tongue.gif) I suppose one of the places to go is "La Fee Verte" for that. I've heard about Cantada but my dear cannot stand loud music and I'm no lover of Punk etc either.

Anyway that will be a complete absinthe-week! Can’t wait for that! Hope I'll convince my dear to bring home a "mini" fountain beside a couple of fine absinthes yes.gif

And hope I’ll have some nice photos to post here afterwards.
Any other suggestions that can add some more color to our journey will be appreciated..

Cheers guys!
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post Nov 7 2010, 05:42 PM
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Last time I was at Cantada II it was a quiet afternoon, no loud music, only a couple of other people in the bar. Of course, this was the complete opposite of the only other time I was there…
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post Nov 8 2010, 10:11 AM
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Cantada can be a quiet place, and they do have the best choice when it comes to absinthe.

Still… Not quite what I would call a "bistro" at all.

The only place in Paris which would be "bistro" style and have a good selection of absinthe would be la Fee Verte indeed.

If your week is absinthe themed, I strongly advise this program for an afternoon :
- Vert d'absinthe at the beginning of the afternoon
- then walk to bastille at about 3 pm, there is a ginormous antiques market (8€/person to enter, but I have an invite if you're here before wednesday evening) there presently (with the expensive but beautiful stand "Inestat" where you will see spoons fountains, etc)
- Then head to la Fee Verte which is near bastille

My "brocante" advices for this week end (that is : where a bargain is most likely on a treasure) :
- thursday, Porte de Montreuil. Be there at 9 am, at the latest (that would be the best one)
- saturday : Charletty stadium (and then take the tramway line to go to "Porte de Vanves" for the flea market)

Sorry I won't be there this week, somewhere to be in the far south of France. Otherwise, that would have been my pleasure to guide you.
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post Nov 8 2010, 12:22 PM
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Oh, and I was forgetting : musée de l'absinthe in Auvers is a place to see. Don't stop at the bar, there is only crap served to tourists.
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post Nov 8 2010, 03:07 PM
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QUOTE
…served to tourists


Isn't that what they will be?


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post Nov 8 2010, 04:09 PM
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ergo "don't stop at the bar"
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post Nov 8 2010, 04:28 PM
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So you meant uninformed tourists.

I understand.


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post Nov 8 2010, 05:35 PM
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As many times as I have been to Paris, I have never made the trek to Auvers. Some say it is not easy to get to because you have to change trains with a short connection, or take a train then a bus. But I would really love to go next time (maybe in June).
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post Nov 8 2010, 06:29 PM
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need company ? wink.gif
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post Nov 8 2010, 07:03 PM
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Yes, would be great if it works out!
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post Nov 8 2010, 09:00 PM
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QUOTE(Steve @ Nov 7 2010, 07:42 PM) *

If your week is absinthe themed, I strongly advise this program for an afternoon :
- Vert d'absinthe at the beginning of the afternoon
- then walk to bastille at about 3 pm, there is a ginormous antiques market (8€/person to enter, but I have an invite if you're here before wednesday evening) there presently (with the expensive but beautiful stand "Inestat" where you will see spoons fountains, etc)
- Then head to la Fee Verte which is near bastille


This is a very well guidance, thanks! And seems like a good program indeed..
Although antique items are off limits for me right now (after paying for this holiday in advance wacko.gif) I'd love to visit this market, I'm quite into antiques. We will be in Paris by 16th, which wednesday are you talking about?

And as far as I understood absinthe is also served at Fromentin's:
"The Hotel Royal Fromentin has revived the myth of absinthe in a book written by Marie-Claude Delahaye, author of numerous works about absinthe and founder of the Musée de l'Absinthe in Auvers-sur-Oise. Let your imagination wander as you sip a glass of absinthe in the mythical bar of the former Don Juan Cabaret. Discover the authentic absinthe ritual in the very heart of this “quartier” of Paris, just as Van Gogh, Toulouse Lautrec, Baudelaire and so many others did before you."
Don't know if there is any good brands there, but if there is that will be a bonus! abs-cheers.gif
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post Nov 8 2010, 09:48 PM
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Oh, you mean the week after next week ? Then, except for the museum at Auvers, everything's off. But I will be in Paris
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post Nov 9 2010, 07:25 PM
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Oh, you mean the week after next week ? Then, except for the museum at Auvers, everything's off. But I will be in Paris


Everything's off?? shock.gif What kind of off? Why?
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post Nov 9 2010, 07:32 PM
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He means that he was looking at the brocantes schedule for next week, not the week you will be there.
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post Nov 10 2010, 09:06 AM
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Exactly, good sir, thank you :)

Sadly, the week after is a bit uneventful in terms of brocantes…
Well, there is still St Ouen and Vanves, at least
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