Every day I see flyers stuck under windshield wipers in cars parked along the street. I don't know why, but I've been collecting them for over a year now. A slice of Paris life.

I have no knowledge of or vested interest in the establishments advertised in these flyers.

If you see a bona fide Paris windshield advertising flyer and would like to have it posted here, submit the scanned version to me at pollyvousfrancais [at] yahoo [dot] com and I'll do my best to include it. With attribution, of course!

Sunday, April 20, 2008


Music lessons at home. Better tell the neighbors first.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Puss in Boots

Perrault's fairy tale "Le Chat Botté" is better known in English as "Puss in Boots." Helpful when trying to understand this flyer.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Pare-Brise de la Semaine?

Pardon while the posts and flyers become less frequent -- it's bait-and-switch to call this Pare-Brise du Jour and not post anything for a week.

Check out Polly-Vous Francais? for another flyer.

I love the word pneu. Think of pneumatic drills, pneumonia, and the etymology suddenly becomes crystal-clear.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Taj Mahal

This flyer was under windshield wipers in the 18e arrondissement. Perhaps trying to make a visual connection to Sacre Coeur?