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"Question for the french people" , posted Fri 14 Nov 08:01post reply

Keeping the story short: My friends and I were going to the X Japan live on 22/11/2008 in Paris but damn it was cancelled like 4 days before the tickets went on sale, so we have our train tickets from Hendaye to Paris which cannot be canceled.

Sooo, we spent like 100€ on those and we're not gonna waste 'em, we're going to Paris anyways. We're staying somewhere when we arrive the friday at night and we wanna party hard on saturday.

Can you tell me good places to visit or do in the morning/evening and where to go partying at night? We're going to the Tokyo Decadence event almost for sure, but just in case...






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"Re(1):Question for the french people" , posted Fri 14 Nov 08:44post reply

I don't party that much, so my capacity to answer is very low...
At least, you can go to a good bar (even this stupid city has some great places) and drink and talk and do other things.
I'll ask around; where will your hotel be ?





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"Re(2):Question for the french people" , posted Fri 14 Nov 08:52post reply

quote:
I'll ask around; where will your hotel be ?



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"Re(3):Question for the french people" , posted Fri 14 Nov 09:44post reply

quote:
I'll ask around; where will your hotel be ?


Before answering this, I advice getting a good stun gun... Or viagra

Or both! Double the fun~





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"Re(2):Question for the french people" , posted Fri 14 Nov 12:03post reply

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(even this stupid city has some great places)




Are you serious?





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"Re(3):Question for the french people" , posted Fri 14 Nov 12:38:post reply

quote:
(even this stupid city has some great places)



Are you serious?

Well, living somewhere longterm can make you surprisingly blase about it, I guess. I don't know of any city I've enjoyed living in more than Paris, but that's because I like my cities to actually be somewhat pretty rather than just...tall, like New York.





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"Re(4):Question for the french people" , posted Fri 14 Nov 16:27post reply

I was thinking of booking 4 double rooms at Mon Rêve Amadeus which is at 76 avenue Felix Faure street. I'm waiting for a friends confirmation, so If you know of any better place and cheaper than 29€ for each person, let me know!

quote:
I'll ask around; where will your hotel be ?


Before answering this, I advice getting a good stun gun... Or viagra
Or both! Double the fun~



That was too damn funny! Keep the suggestion coming, for locations and thing to do during day/night I mean.





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"Re(5):Question for the french people" , posted Fri 14 Nov 20:04:post reply

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If you know of any better place and cheaper than 29€ for each person,

OK, that is damn cheap. Like, I didn't know there was any hotel as cheap in the 1000 miles around the city. Are you sure you will have even a bed in your room ?

So, just so you know, you are near the border of the city, in a place where, to my knowledge, no one lives, no one eats, and no one parties.
In the same avenue, you will find the metro line 8, which is damn slow, but can bring you in much more interesting places. (not that it matters, since you can take pretty much any line with one ticket, but it might be easier to find your way home if you don't have to change trains when you have had a few shots).

For example, at night, you can take it to the Strasbourg Saint Denis or Republique stations, where I suppose you will find more life, beer, and drunk assholes who will try to steal your wallet.
During the day, well, this is Paris and you are a tourist, so you have thousands of things to do and places to see, museums, gardens, streets to walk and marvel at things around you... It all depends on what you want to do. Just don't stay near your hotel, that's all I can say.

But yeah, if you could be more specific on what you are looking for... Museum ? classical art ? Modern ? photography ? Antiques ? Drink, dance, what music, what alcohol, are you broke..





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"Re(6):Question for the french people" , posted Fri 14 Nov 20:34post reply

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If you know of any better place and cheaper than 29€ for each person,
OK, that is damn cheap. Like, I didn't know there was any hotel as cheap in the 1000 miles around the city. Are you sure you will have even a bed in your room ?

So, just so you know, you are near the border of the city, in a place where, to my knowledge, no one lives, no one eats, and no one parties.
In the same avenue, you will find the metro line 8, which is damn slow, but can bring you in much more interesting places. (not that it matters, since you can take pretty much any line with one ticket, but it might be easier to find your way home if you don't have to change trains when you have had a few shots).

For example, at night, you can take it to the Strasbourg Saint Denis or Republique stations, where I suppose you will find more life, beer, and drunk assholes who will try to steal your wallet.
During the day, well, this is Paris and you are a tourist, so you have thousands of things to do and places to see, museums, gardens, streets to walk and marvel at things around you... It all depends on what you want to do. Just don't stay near your hotel, that's all I can say.

But yeah, if you could be more specific on what you are looking for... Museum ? classical art ? Modern ? photography ? Antiques ? Drink, dance, what music, what alcohol, are you broke..



Ok, let me elaborate: We're only going to stay that friday night at that hotel. On saturday we want to party all the night because we return in a train on sunday at 07:00, so we don't want to stay another night at a hotel.

So, saturday morning we're leaving that hotel and we're not returning to that place. I didn't know it was so far away from the center though. Double rooms with 2 separate beds for 58€ the night, each room with bath and shower. That's all I care for. The price has a huge discount, but there are other places with a similar price, just a little bit higher.

I've been to Paris many years ago, when I was a young lad, so I'm not interested in tourism. We're 10 people and I think that might be the case with almost everyone. We just wanna have some fun, after all we're pissed off that we'll go to Paris and not see X Japan, that was all we cared about. Maybe some of my friends want to go see museums etc, but I just wanted to know if there were any other interesting things to do beside that.

Knowing good places to have some drinks and dance would be cool. We're into many music styles so, if it's electronic or rock music it will be ok. I don't drink alcohol but my friends do, I wouldn't know what to ask about that... About money, I'm fine but my friends would like to spend as less as possible.

As I said, we're gonna go to that Tokyo Decadence event, which will last all the night so it's the best thing we have till we catch the train, I just wanted to know what else could we do Instead/in the meantime. Thanks for the replies so far!





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"Re(7):Question for the french people" , posted Sat 15 Nov 12:53:post reply

quote:
If you know of any better place and cheaper than 29€ for each person,
OK, that is damn cheap. Like, I didn't know there was any hotel as cheap in the 1000 miles around the city. Are you sure you will have even a bed in your room ?

So, just so you know, you are near the border of the city, in a place where, to my knowledge, no one lives, no one eats, and no one parties.
In the same avenue, you will find the metro line 8, which is damn slow, but can bring you in much more interesting places. (not that it matters, since you can take pretty much any line with one ticket, but it might be easier to find your way home if you don't have to change trains when you have had a few shots).

For example, at night, you can take it to the Strasbourg Saint Denis or Republique stations, where I suppose you will find more life, beer, and drunk assholes who will try to steal your wallet.
During the day, well, this is Paris and you are a tourist, so you have thousands of things to do and places to see, museums, gardens, streets to walk and marvel at things around you... It all depends on what you want to do. Just don't stay near your hotel, that's all I can say.

But yeah, if you could be more specific on what you are looking for... Museum ? classical art ? Modern ? photography ? Antiques ? Drink, dance, what music, what alcohol, are you broke..


Ok, let me elaborate: We're only going to stay that friday night at that hotel. On saturday we want to party all the night because we return in a train on sunday at 07:00, so we don't want to stay another night at a hotel.

So, saturday morning we're leaving that hotel and we're not returning to that place. I didn't know it was so far away from the center though. Double rooms with 2 separate beds for 58€ the night, each room with bath and shower. That's all I care for. The price has a huge discount, but there are other places with a similar price, just a little bit higher.

I've been to Paris many years ago, when I was a young lad, so I'm not interested in tourism. We're 10 people and I think that might be the case with almost everyone. We just wanna have some fun, after all we're pissed off that we'll go to Paris and not see X Japan, that was all we cared about. Maybe some of my friends want to go see museums etc, but I just wanted to know if there were any other interesting things to do beside that.

Knowing good places to have some drinks and dance would be cool. We're into many music styles so, if it's electronic or rock music it will be ok. I don't drink alcohol but my friends do, I wouldn't know what to ask about that... About money, I'm fine but my friends would like to spend as less as possible.

As I said, we're gonna go to that Tokyo Decadence event, which will last all the night so it's the best thing we have till we catch the train, I just wanted to know what else could we do Instead/in the meantime. Thanks for the replies so far!



make sure you visit bagdad

edit-> im not sure if that was in paris or barcelona or madrid, but if it was paris, go visit.





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"Re(8):Question for the french people" , posted Sat 15 Nov 18:44post reply

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make sure you visit bagdad

edit-> im not sure if that was in paris or barcelona or madrid, but if it was paris, go visit.



Well, I can say there is a Bagdad here in Barcelona... Very famous too. ^_^;
But he didn't visit while he was here...
Or at least, not with us.





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"Re(9):Question for the french people" , posted Sun 16 Nov 05:26post reply

quote:
make sure you visit bagdad

edit-> im not sure if that was in paris or barcelona or madrid, but if it was paris, go visit.


Well, I can say there is a Bagdad here in Barcelona... Very famous too. ^_^;
But he didn't visit while he was here...
Or at least, not with us.



yup thats the one :D





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"Re(10):Question for the french people" , posted Mon 17 Nov 01:02:post reply

quote:
make sure you visit bagdad

edit-> im not sure if that was in paris or barcelona or madrid, but if it was paris, go visit.


Well, I can say there is a Bagdad here in Barcelona... Very famous too. ^_^;
But he didn't visit while he was here...
Or at least, not with us.


yup thats the one :D



I've got no idea of what a Bagdad is, fill me in!

Update: I made the reservation at Libertel Montmartre Duperré at 32 rue Duperré, instead of the other place.





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"Re(2):Re(10):Question for the french people" , posted Mon 17 Nov 13:28post reply

Hello native French speakers. I have a burning question for you. What is your impression of Jean Claude Van Damme?

I recently read that he's known throughout the french speaking world for his "colorful aphorisms". Here's a select few (translated into english):

"When I walk across my living room from my chimney to my window, it takes me 10 seconds, but for a bird it takes one second, and for oxygen zero seconds!"

"I am fascinated by air. If you remove the air from the sky, all the birds would fall to the ground. And all the planes, too."

"Air is beautiful, yet you cannot see it. It's soft, yet you cannot touch it. Air is a little like my brain."

Here's a nice one relating to Street Fighter The Movie:
"Street Fighter was corny to me. But there were nice things. I got to see the land of Australia and had a mini-affair with Kylie Minogue. If you ever see her, say hello for me to Kylie."


His stance on violence:
"My last fight was more than 20 years ago. I'm not a fighter, I'm a lover. If somebody's going to speak bad about me, I will walk away. But if a guy like Steven Seagal slaps me once, I will slap him twice as hard. Life is full of violence."

Fact:
Jean was sued in 1989 for willfully gouging out the eye of an extra in a swordfight in the film Cyborg.





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"Re(2):Re(10):Answer from the spanish people" , posted Tue 18 Nov 07:25post reply

quote:


I've got no idea of what a Bagdad is, fill me in!




Yeah, I think that's one thing they can do for you there. The other option is sucking you dry, I think...

I've heard good things about La Locomotive, a classic amongst the classics I haven't had the chance to visit yet. It's pretty close to the famous Moulin Rouge, in a neighbourhood plenty of cabarets, sex-shops and cabin-show clubs. Plus, if you need some tobacco, there are lots of niggers selling it at cheap prices in the metro station (just follow the "Marulboro!! Marulboro!!" shouts)...


La Locomotive
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90, Boulevard Clichy
75018 Paris, France
+33 1 53 41 88 88

That's everything I can do for you, I'm afraid...





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"Re(3):Re(10):Answer from the spanish people" , posted Tue 18 Nov 21:25post reply

I don't live in Paris, I hardly ever go there, so I can't be of any help I'm afraid. What I do know is that I can lend you my Bagdad for a few hours someday.