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Autolib: Tips on Using Paris’ Car Sharing Service

autolib

On the heels of the wildly successful bike sharing venture, Velib’, the city of Paris launched an automobile sharing program, Autolib’, in 2011.  Although we here at Posted in Paris have not yet had the occasion (or the guts) to test out one of Autolib’s blue cars, Heather Stimmler-Hall, the knowledgeable author of the terrific Secrets of Paris site, has all the details in this article from March 2013.

For up to date info on rates, locations, etc. (all in English), try the Autolib’ English language site.

2010 in Review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 46,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 6 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 114 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 131 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 33mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was September 20th with 682 views. The most popular post that day was What (Not) to Wear in Paris.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were justanotheramericaninparis.blogspot.com, theparisblog.com, linksandupdatesfromfavoriteblogs.blogspot.com, facebook.com, and Google Reader.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for cuts of beef, posted in paris, boeuf, french check, and molasses paris.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

What (Not) to Wear in Paris September 2010
7 comments

2

Making Sense of the Supermarket Part V: Cuts of Meat May 2010
2 comments

3

Supermarkets Open on Sundays May 2010
5 comments

4

About February 2010

5

Writing a French Check April 2010
2 comments

Thanks to all our contributors and readers in 2010.  Back in a few days with new posts.

Audience Participation Time

Dear Readers:

We’ve been getting lots of great feedback here at Posted in Paris:  traffic is up (way up!) as are Facebook “likes” and complimentary comments (both on-line and in person).   A thousand thanks to all of you!  And if you’ve been enjoying what you’ve read here, now it’s time for you to pitch in.

Now if this were public radio, we’d be interrupting the programming every 20 minutes to beg for money and a handful of you would dutifully shell out your 20 bucks and get the mug and the satisfaction of being a solid citizen.   We don’t need money but we still could use your support.  Posts are in the works on a variety of topics from doctors and dentists to extracurricular activities for kids to French language schools and even weekend trips from Paris.  The problem is that the copy is a bit thin or geographically patchy.  So if you’ve had a good experience with a health professional;  your kid is enjoying dance, art, or le foot; your French is picking up due to a dynamite teacher, then pass along the tip either by leaving a comment here or by sending a quick e-mail to parisplaces@yahoo.com.  Addresses and phone numbers for the places or people you are recommending are an absolute must so be sure to include those.

And if there’s any other tip you’d like to share with other Posted in Paris readers, feel free to pass that along as well.  Favorite Paris book?  Best place to get knitting supplies?  A secret source for Dr. Pepper?  Thoughts on the best cell phone provider?  We’re counting on you!

Places of Worship

France is nominally a Catholic country so it’s a pretty good bet that you’ll find a parish church somewhere close to where you live. But if your spiritual home is elsewhere or if you’d just like to worship in English, here is a nonexhaustive list of places of worship in Paris and environs where you’ll hear English being spoken; many of these institutions were founded by expatriates. I’ve used information from each institution’s own materials for the descriptions. If you know of other faiths not represented here, please leave a comment.

American Cathedral in Paris
23, avenue George V
75008 Paris
Phone: 01 53 23 84 00

An English speaking Episcopal church

American Church in Paris
65, quai d’Orsay
75007 Paris
Phone: 01 40 62 05 00

An interdenominational and international Christian community

The Bridge International Church 
Phone:  01.39.75.47.02
email: info@thebridgeparis.com
Sunday services are at 11:00 held at the Hotel Novotel, 21 avenue Edouard Belin in  Rueil Malmaison.

The Bridge is a new international church in the western suburbs of Paris.  It  represents the spectrum of Christianity, and  is open to both the religious and non-religious.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Paris 2nd Ward:(10:00am-1:00pm)
12, rue St. Merri
75004 Paris

Paris-Lilas Ward (9:00am-12:00pm)
Paris Ward (1:00pm-4:00pm)
64, rue de Romainville
75019 Paris

Versailles Ward (9:00am-12:00pm) [English translation available]
St. Quentin Branch (9:30am-12:30pm)
5, Rond Point de l’Alliance
78000 Versailles

Emmanuel International Church
56, rue des Bons Raisins
92500 Rueil-Malmaison
Phone: 01 47 51 29 63

An interdenominational and international Christian congregation

Kehilat Gesher
7, rue Léon Cogniet
75017 Paris

10, rue de Pologne
78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Phone: 01 39 21 97 19

French-Anglophone Jewish congregation combining Liberal and Conservative traditions with locations in Paris and Saint Germain en Laye

St. George’s Anglican Church
7, rue Auguste Vacquerie,
75116 Paris
Phone: 01 47 20 22 51 

An Anglican Church of the Diocese in Europe, which forms part of the Church of England

St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church
50, avenue Hoche
75008 Paris
Phone: 01 42 27 28 56

St. Mark’s Versailles
31, rue du Pont Colbert
78000 Versailles
Phone: 01 39 02 79 45

Sunday services in Versailles & Chevry (Gif-sur-Yvette)

St. Michael’s Church
5, rue d’Aguesseau
75008 Paris
Phone: 01 47 42 70 88

An international evangelical Anglican church

St. Peter’s Church Chantilly
Phone: 03 44 58 53 22

The Scots Kirk
17, rue Bayard
75008 Paris
Phone: 01 40 70 09 59

A congregation of the Church of Scotland, the national Church in Scotland, which is Presbyterian in government and belongs to the world-wide family of Reformed churches

Trinity International Church of Paris

Sunday services held at Eglise Reformee de Pentemont-Luxembourg:

58, rue Madame
75006 Paris
Phone: 01 45 08 16 63

This church describes itself as “a unique spiritual community coming from a wide variety of backgrounds: We come from a variety of backgrounds including international business, research and diplomatic arenas. The church includes students, multi-cultural families, newcomers to France and some of us come to improve or keep our English. We represent over 20 nations of the world and many different Christian traditions, yet we find unity in Christ as we follow him together.”

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Paris
Services and religious education held at Temple de Pentemont:
106, rue de Grenelle
75006 Paris

Welcome!

Posted to Paris?  Lucky you!  Whether you’re just starting to make plans for the move or you’ve been here awhile, this site is meant for you.   Unlike other guides to Paris, this one focuses on the practical questions of daily life in the City of Light.   Need an English speaking physician?  Running out of milk on a Sunday and your corner market is closed?  Want to go away for the weekend but leave Rover behind?  We’ll try to provide the tips and recommendations to make your transition to life in the City of Light a success. 

Come back regularly as we build our treasury of answers to your most pressing questions.