I greatly enjoy independent film, especially when created by and about people of color.
Here's an opportunity to spend April in France for an amazing experience of film, fashion, music and art at the International Pan African Film Festival which is celebrating its tenth year.
The festival run time is April 17 - 21, 2013
Let's meetup a few times in Boston before we leave for France, so we can discuss expectations and travel plans as well as coordinate our itineraries for meetups at the festival. Get there when you can and stay as long it takes to share your plans on what to see and do.
First trip planning meetup Saturday December 8th from 3 until 4:45. RSVP for it here, http://www.meetup.com/BostonOnyxbirds/events/91917222/
Second planning meeting is Saturday February 2, 2013 from 3:00 PM until 4:45 PM in the study room booked under Onyxbirds Travel Group. RSVP for it here, http://www.meetup.com/BostonOnyxbirds/events/96840942/
Third trip planning meetup Saturday March 2nd noon until 4:00 PM RSVP for it here, http://www.meetup.com/BostonOnyxbirds/events/102915772/
You are expected to make your own air and lodging plans then we figure out where and when to meet up in France.
Get in touch with Tonya or Tbird for travel plan advice.
Join the group where and when you can....whether you can do a long weekend in Cannes or Paris...whatever fits your budget and schedule.
Travel roundtrip from Boston to Cannes (airport is actually in Nice which is thirty (30) minutes by car from Cannes, therefore you will need to arrange ground transportation to Cannes from Nice) or roundtrip from Boston to Paris and take the train from Paris to Cannes.
Check out last years information below to help you decide. Also, you can find our 2011 trip to the festival documented in photos here. Expect updates after December.
Airlines Air France or Delta or British Airways from $700 to $1500
Hotel in Cannes is Best Western Hotel Univers in the center of Cannes $85 per night
Hotel choices in Paris two to three stars $100 per night
Pan African Festival All Access Pass $250 or Pan African Festival Concerts & Films Pass $85
Meals about $60 per day
Local Transportation, Tours, Museums, Clubs $500
Points of interest in and near Cannes - beaches, La Croisette, Le Suquet, Castle Museum, day trip to Monaco or St. Tropez or Monte Carlo
Points of interest in Paris - Eiffel Tower, Arc du Triomphe, Moulin Rouge, Notre Dame Cathedral, Avenue Champs Elysees, Aux Charpentiers (130 year old bistro on Left Bank), Pont de Arts (footbridge), Louvre (museum), Divan du Mondeo Monaco
Possible day trips to Marseille, Monte Carlo, Italy or Switzerland
French Lesson on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95WdEddEZQo
Weather is usually
Cannes - sunny from 46 to 69
Paris - sunny 45 to 65