Confirming Meetup in Paris on Friday April 10

We’ve gotten good readers responses to the idea of a meetup in Paris, so we are on! I think we’ll have anywhere from 7 to 15 people attending. At past meetups, everyone has seemed to enjoy conversing with other NC readers, so I expect a good time will be had by all.

The venue is:

Villa Maillot
143 Avenue de Malakoff

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Reader Roy P described it as: “a small hotel with a very quiet and civilized bar that is never crowded.” I know some readers wanted to go to a ‘hood that was more oriented to Parisians than tourists, but that would mean I’d get there later, plus a place that was a local fixture would almost certainly be busy on a Friday, and hence not so hot for a group to try to corner a section and mingle.

I’ll be at the Institute for New Economic Thinking conference that day. The session ends at 5:00 PM and INET runs busses from the OECD back to the hotel (yes, there is the subway, but I am warned it’s not hard to get lost going from the OECD to the station).

So let’s make the time 6:00 PM, with the caveat that I might be a few minutes late if my logistical luck is off.

Looking forward to meeting you and getting a better fix on French and European politics!

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  1. Gougère

    Hi Yves,
    Looks like closest metros are Argentine and Porte Maillot on Line 1. Hope to see you there.

  2. French housewife

    Hello Yves
    I am a quite new NC reader; I am Italian but leaving in Paris.
    Can join the meet up or is it too late? Are there still places available?
    I do not know if I can provide you many insights on French politics but maybe I can help on Italian politics. (A real mess, as usual).
    I am leaving my email.

    1. Yves Smith Post author

      Oh, this is not formal! You don’t need to sign up but thanks so much for asking!

      We’d be delighted to have you join us. The more the merrier!

  3. David Mills

    If you get the chance, go to the Versailles farmers market on the weekend. Produce to die for and so much to snack on. I love Paris. More notice and I’d be tempted to come. When are you going to come to Kuala Lumpur or Singapore?

  4. insooth

    Right in the middle of Easter Vacation in Germany (where I live)! Damn! Easter is huge here so getting away during wife´s vacation time is a non-starter, otherwise…….
    Hope you all make the best of it!

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