Where can I find chinese (Mandarin) books in Paris?

Ni Hao everyone

I am searching for Mandarin learning books (or used books if possible) in Paris please.

Thanks in advance !

谢谢

Best regards

Where is this photo taken in Paris?

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according to description, it’s in Bouvelard de Sébastopol, but I reckon it’s inside.

Virtua Host – 512MB KVM VPS Plan starting at 1.75€/month out of Paris, France datacenter

Virtua Host has reached out for the second time with a couple of different KVM VPS offers with exclusive Low End Box discounts. Packages start at just 1.75€/month for a 512MB KVM VPS. With these plan, they offer instant setup, hourly billing, easily scalable plan and blazing fast speed. They were last posted on Low End Box in March.

As always – we want to hear your feedback, so if you decide to buy one – please be sure to comment below!

Their WHOIS is public, and you can check out their ToS/Legal Docs. They accept Credit/Debit card (VISA/MasterCard/AMEX, ApplePay, GooglePay, PayPal, Bitcoin/Ethereum, AliPay, WeChat and Bank transfer as available payment methods.

Here’s some of their company information: 

“VIRTUA SYSTEMS is a french Cloud Hosting and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Provider. We were founded in 2015, and we currently have more than 200 customers with over 500 virtual servers running on our cloud. Our mission is to build the best cloud infrastructure for our customer and provide a variety of services based on it to individuals and organizations and individuals all over the world. Our goal is to provide you all the tools you need to success on your journey.

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  • 512MB RAM
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NETWORK INFO:

ILIAD DC2 (Paris, FR)

Test IPv4: 185.10.16.66
Test IPv6: 2a07:8dc0:18::d1:9fff:fe51:1bf6
Test file: 100MB.bin

Host Node Specifications:

– 2x Intel Xeon E5-2670 CPU
– 256GB RAM
– 4x 1TB SSDs
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– 2x 10Gbps uplink

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How can I go from Amsterdam to Paris?

This answer is made from various comments on the question (often found in any request to get to a cheap place).

Cycling.
The distance from Amsterdam to Paris is approximately 500 km, on the main roads. But since you'll want a good bike route, you can add a few miles, so let's assume it's about 600 km, about 375 miles.
For those who are experienced cyclists and know how much they can do in a day, it will be easy to determine how long it will take. It is relatively flat, less and less when you go further south.
Google Maps gives a height indication of 140 meters, 460 feet.
It will drop almost to the level at times, but it is not close to the heights you will have to do on high hills or mountains.
One thing you may have noticed is that there will be winds, which often blow from the south and can be strong at any time of the year.

For those with less experience, by taking distances of 60 km per day, it will take 10 days to get to Paris, and that is a distance that almost everyone with cycling experience can handle, new real cyclists may have to go further. in the distances. On a tight bike with the wind behind, 100km days are very possible.
If you cycle outside of the main holiday season, you don't have to make reservations and you can adjust your daily distances to how you feel. And you will be close to the railway lines where you can take the train with your bike if it turns out you don't like the experience.

Now about the costs. If you own a bike located in the Netherlands, it will only cost you the nights and food that you would generally spend money on during the holidays.
If you don't have a bike like that, but have a few weeks (and / or local friends) to find a second-hand bike, based on your needs, you can often find one for relatively little money. (I have seen samples of around € 25 for bikes that are good enough to undertake such a journey, but you will need time to find such a deal, don't expect to find a good cheap bike in a day or two.)
Renting a bicycle is also an option if you intend to return to Amsterdam, it is possible to return by train, without reservation, but you will have to change trains several times. (I don't think fast trains carry many bicycles, if there are any.)
As far as I know, there are still no "one-way rentals" for this distance. There are organized tours that will transport you (and your bike) back to the start, but they will be more expensive and less free to select your own route. Some of those tours will provide you with a bike to use, it may not be the best bike you have ever used, but it may be attractive to some people.

There are many long-distance bike routes, this site has many of those across Europe, as well as links to national organizations that will have even more routes. The search for & # 39; long-distance bike routes & # 39; You will find many more (as well as the organized hotel and the bike tours).

Hiking / walking.
There are many long-distance routes, often in a combination of several, that will cover from Amsterdam to Paris.
It's still about 500/600 km, 310 to 375 miles, or much more than less direct but more enjoyable trails to hike. This is quite a lot for most people in a short period of time. But then again, if you are experienced, you will know your daily distance and the elevation level will remain the same as for cyclists, 140 meters or approximately 460 feet.
Get a good guide to the long-distance routes you want to use, so you can find information on places to sleep near your route. (Hotel search sites will work, but you may need to find places that aren't on those sites, in case you're in an area where hotels are scarce.)

As with long-distance bike routes, there are websites for long-distance walking routes. Wikipedia has a few for international and national long distance in the target area (and beyond). Again, a search, such as long-distance walking and a country or route, will give you more information. The long-distance walking routes on those Wikipedia pages often have brochures for the route and additional information. But more and more information is found online as well or instead.

General information.
Unlike the bus (or any public transport) that travels by bike or on your own feet, it allows you to see the country you are traveling in, visit the places where you spend the night, maybe even make a stop or two in tourist spots, if you are willing to leave your (bicycle and) equipment unattended or stay close enough to walk or ride a bicycle without equipment.

Camping will work for both biking and walking, but it will increase the load you need to carry and the preparations and (air) luggage you need to carry. Hotels, hostels, B & B & # 39; s, airbnb and even hot showers (places for people on bicycles) and the like for people who walk, will be easier, since most of the time you just need your sleeping bag.
Many people will combine walking the best parts of the routes with public transportation for the rest, which will probably be much more expensive than the cheapest long-distance routes for the entire distance from Amsterdam / Paris.

While this is a cheap way to travel, people often spend more on places to stay and food, and it will certainly take much longer, several days, or even several weeks to walk and not go extreme distances each day. Actually, it is not a way to get to places, but a way to pass time and get somewhere almost as an afterthought.

budget: how can I find a way to get up on a rooftop in Paris and just relax?

I think your best bet is to befriend the locals.
Since meeting the right people by accident isn't easy, you can try meeting places online.

I personally would start with any member of any group that I am already a part of and who live in Paris, but that depends on being part of an international or French organization. If you're not already, you can see if your hobby has regional or local groups with an online presence, as you'll have your hobby to talk to (instead of just asking for access to their roofs).
The following are sites that are specially designed for meeting people, browsing the couch, and more, and places where people who hang out hang out (I've been told that the Lonely Planet site has one that really works).
Introduce yourself, tell them that you will be in Paris for a while, would like to sunbathe on a Paris roof and do you know someone with access to a Paris roof?

You have to realize that there are not that many ceilings available. My friend from Paris who lives in a top floor apartment may or may not have access to the actual roof (I was there in March and April, it was not the time to sit on the roof).
His floor is on top of 6 more apartment floors and none of them has access to the roof, since only the top floor has that, if it has one.
It is even quite likely that most of the roofs in Paris were not made for access and that many of the people you see on those roofs are (semi) illegal there. If there are no guardrails, they are not legal to use, just as lower flat roofs without guardrails are not for sitting or walking. And while people are willing to take the risk for themselves, they are less likely to share with strangers, and even less so when strangers ask them online (who may be a building inspector or something).

So while I think it's not impossible to climb onto a private roof, I don't expect you to find it easily.

Renting an apartment (airbnb or other) in the ceiling space can work, even better if advertised with & # 39; roof access & # 39 ;.

There are some tourist spots that have roofs that can be accessed. I remember being on the roof of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, as part of a "see the building" route, for which you pay an entrance fee. One of the views is in the photo. You don't walk on the actual roof nor can you stay in the sun for long, but you can see it well.
Paris seen on the roof of a church.
Photo taken by Willeke, April 5, 2015. (I now put this photo in the public domain.)

Not all large buildings in Paris have roof access paths, but some more may have.

paris – Is it safe to travel to France in September in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic?

I booked a flight to Paris for May in November. Now I was planning to change it to September because I would like to go to Nice while it is quite hot.

I thought this would be far enough away to have all content and recovered; However, this morning, I saw a report that the Paris Motor Show that was scheduled for mid-October was canceled (or mostly canceled). This gave me concern. I tried to do a little research, and it looks like France plans to close all the major attractions until April, but I understand that it's kind of a moving target. In essence, do you think France will recover enough for travel, attractions, restaurants, etc. back to business as usual in September?

cancellations – Booking.com does not refund my stay at Disneyland Paris

In January, I booked to stay at the Disneyland Santa Fe Hotel in March (in Paris). Due to the effect Covid-19 has had on daily life and travel, Disneyland Paris had to close, including hotels for guests who were not there at the time of the closure decision. I contacted Booking.com 5 days before my stay at the hotel and explained the situation to them and they said they would respond within 24 hours.

In the meantime, I contacted the hotel and they told me that I should only deal with Booking.com, since it is their reservation that must be managed. Hotels in Disneyland Paris also announced that affected visitors would offer a full refund or reschedule for a later date, keeping the same charge for rooms as in their original reservation.

Now Booking.com says that since the reservation was not canceled in advance and cannot be canceled after the arrival date, they can only offer me half of the refund. I should note that on my initial phone call with them they did not tell me to cancel the reservation or to do something about it, as they would have to investigate the best way to resolve this.

The reservation was made with my credit card, but since it was made in January, I am now out of the period in which I can ask them to intervene and withdraw the money and return it to my account.

Is there anything I can do right now to make sure I get my money back for a trip I was not allowed to do considering that the hotel was not accepting guests and that the French government canceled my Eurostar trains at the same time (Eurostar, BTW, it has issued a full refund since my trains were canceled.) Alternatively, is there an official route to report this behavior or complain?

I live in the UK if that is relevant at all.

paris – Cancellation of reservation on Booking.com due to COVID-19

Yes, it seems to me that the conditions specified in that booking.com link should apply to your reservation.

The general conditions of France:

FC conditions apply to the following reservations

Please note that domestic travel is not subject to Force Majeure unless otherwise stated.

France

All reservations made for properties in or by travelers from France and the French territories, with a check-in date between March 17, 2020 and April 1, 2020 (included), excluding travelers who can travel based on exceptions made by the French government. Domestic travel is also subject to our force majeure conditions.

it does not apply to you, as your registration date is April 3, which is not within the specified period.

However, the conditions also apply to:

Other reserves affected by Coronavirus

Reservations made by travelers,

  • those who have been in an area affected by Coronavirus;

  • who were subsequently prohibited from entering the country to which they intended to travel;

  • who must be quarantined upon arrival and / or return;

  • who face visa suspension upon arrival.

You must qualify under the second point of this section, if (as you say) you cannot enter the EU.

It may be wise to contact booking.com for confirmation, although any responses are likely to take longer than normal at this time.

paris – Cancellation of reservation on Booking.com due to the situation of Covid-19

Yes, it seems to me that the conditions specified in that booking.com link should apply to your reservation.

The general conditions of France:

FC conditions apply to the following reservations

Please note that domestic travel is not subject to Force Majeure unless otherwise stated.

France

All reservations made for properties in or by travelers from France and the French territories, with a check-in date between March 17, 2020 and April 1, 2020 (included), excluding travelers who can travel based on exceptions made by the French government. Domestic travel is also subject to our force majeure conditions.

it does not apply to you, as your registration date is April 3, which is not within the specified period.

However, the conditions also apply to:

Other reserves affected by Coronavirus

Reservations made by travelers,

  • those who have been in an area affected by Coronavirus;

  • who were subsequently prohibited from entering the country to which they intended to travel;

  • who must be quarantined upon arrival and / or return;

  • who face visa suspension upon arrival.

You must qualify under the second point of this section, if (as you say) you cannot enter the EU.

It may be wise to contact booking.com for confirmation, although any responses are likely to take longer than normal at this time.

Virtua Host – KVM VPS Plan starting at $ 3.78 / month from the data center in Paris, France – Low End Box

Virtua Host first communicated with an offer for a VPS Plan, starting at $ 3.78 per month. With this plan, they offer instant setup, hourly billing, easily scalable plan and incredibly fast speed. Because this is the first time this host appears in the Low End Box, be careful as the risks of host failure are somewhat greater in such cases.

As always, we want to hear your comments, so if you decide to buy one, be sure to comment below!

Your WHOIS is public, and you can find your ToS / Legal Documents here. Accept credit / debit cards (VISA / MasterCard / AMEX, ApplePay, GooglePay, PayPal, Bitcoin / Ethereum, AliPay, WeChat and bank transfer as available payment methods.

Here is part of their company's information:

“VIRTUA SYSTEMS is a French provider of cloud hosting and infrastructure as a service (IaaS).
We were founded in 2015, and we currently have more than 200 clients with more than 500 virtual servers running in our cloud.
Our mission is to build the best cloud infrastructure for our clients and provide a variety of services based on it to individuals and organizations and individuals from around the world.
Our goal is to provide you with all the tools you need to succeed on your trip.
We value the opinions of our customers.
If you have a problem or simply want to share an idea, we are just a ticket away.
All our services are automatically configured after payment and we take care that you can manage everything yourself from your customer area. "

Here is the offer:

KVM VPS Plan

  • 1x vCPU
  • 2G RAM
  • 10 GB of NVMe space
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  • 1 Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
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  • KVM
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NETWORK INFORMATION:

ILIAD DC2 (Paris, FR)

IPv4 test: 185.10.16.66
IPv6 test: 2a07: 8dc0: 18 :: d1: 9fff: fe51: 1bf6

Test file: http://ping.virtua.cloud/100MB.bin


Host node specifications:

– 1x AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

– 128 GB of DDR4 RAM

– 2x 1.92TB NVMe

– RAID1 software

– 2x 10 Gbps uplink

Let us know if you have any questions / comments and enjoy!