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New Discover Paris! Video

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
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In February 2011 we were invited to participate in a travel series that will soon be launched by RPP Productions. In exchange for contributing our expertise on Paris, the studio promised to produce a promotional video for us. The filming took place at the famous Café Tournon and the Luxembourg Garden. Click on the image below to view!

We wish to thank Stephen Mann and Amanda Rogers of RPP Productions, as well as Anna Bromwich and Bryan Pirolli for their efforts.

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Monique Y. Wells, Co-founder of Discover Paris!, Interviewed on Café YéYé

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012
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Monique Y. Wells, co-founder of Discover Paris!, was interviewed by Marion Hayes on Café YéYé last month. Click on the image below to listen to the 12-minute interview!

Café YéYé

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AnyTrip.com Interviews Tom Reeves of Discover Paris!

Thursday, September 15th, 2011
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Tom Reeves

Tom Reeves, President of Discover Paris!
Photo by www.DiscoverParis.net

The hotel reservation service AnyTrip.com has just published an interview of me as part of its Love Paris promotional campaign. Click here to read the interview and here to learn about AnyTrip’s Cheesy Travel Photo contest. You might win a two-night stay in a Paris hotel!

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AnyTrip.com Interviews Tom Reeves of Discover Paris!

Discover Paris! Goes a-Drumming

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
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Last Tuesday, Discover Paris! participated in a communal drumming session in the beautiful auditorium of the Dapper Museum.

The organization that led the session is called Drum Planet. They were there to demonstrate how their program of interactive drumming promotes team building among staff and management of corporations. The program helps employees release stress, lift their spirits, and improve relationships so that they work more efficiently together.

After the session, we were convinced that the program really works!

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Will Discover Paris! Finally Get Its 15 Minutes of Fame?

Friday, March 18th, 2011
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Tom Reeves and Monique Y. Wells being interviewed by Anna Bromwich
Cameraman: Stephen Mann

On Friday, February 25, we met Amanda Rogers and Stephen Mann of RPP Productions in New York at the Café Tournon to participate in a documentary for a Web TV program on “literary Paris.” They had heard that we have expertise regarding the African-American literati who frequented the café in the 1950s, and they wanted to film us talking about that history.

With the permission of the café’s owner, we occupied a corner of the dining area and were recorded discussing Chester Himes, Richard Wright, William Gardner Smith, and other men who met frequently at the café (perhaps sitting in the very same corner) to debate politics and particularly the condition of black people in the United States. They also played chess, drank, exchanged banter, and flirted with the local women who came by to see them.

After our conversation, we moved to the Luxembourg garden where Anna Bromwich, an English woman living in Paris, acted as moderator and asked us questions about black history in the neighborhood. I talked about Ira Aldridge, an American and perhaps the most famous Shakespearian actor in Europe in the 19th century. He performed the leading role in Othello at the Odéon Theater, across the street, in 1867. Monique talked about Alexandre Dumas, perhaps the most famous French writer of the 19th century, who is buried in the Panthéon. Its immense dome is visible from the garden, providing a great photo opportunity from our vantage point near the Medici fountain.

The photographs were taken by Bryan Pirolli, an American studying at the Sorbonne in Paris, who came by to help out Stephen, who operated the video camera.

Cameraman Stephen Mann Adjusts His Camera to Shoot the "Good" Side of Tom Reeves and Monique Y. Wells

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Love2Eat Comes to Paris

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
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The irrepressible Lové Anthony, hostess of the YouTube video series Love2Eat, engaged Discover Paris! to escort her around Ile-Saint-Louis so that she could sample food at the gourmet boutiques there. Click on the video screen below to view her culinary adventure!

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We participate in Wanderfood Wednesdays. Head over there to explore food from around the world!

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