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Accommodation needed in Paris



Date Submitted: 04-Nov-2005
From: David Denison
Subject: Accommodation needed in Paris
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Institution/Organization: University of Manchester

Notice: I shall be professeur invité for six months at l'Université Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle, February to July 2006. I need to rent somewhere to live and write (with internet connection), ideally a furnished apartment a little bigger than a one-person studio, since my wife will visit for a week or two at a time, one of my daughters for the occasional weekend, but I'm pretty flexible about the kind of accommodation if suitable. Any offers?