Here is an odd place in Paris I never told you about... It's called La Pagode (the Pagoda), and like its name indicates it's a building shaped like a real Japonese Pagoda. Only, it's located in the 7th arrondissement, not far from the Rodin Museum. It was built in 1896 and offered by the owner of the Bon Marché department store to his wife (who was not impressed apparently for she ran away with his associate the year after!). Now it's a cinema that shows Art et Essai movies (that is everything BUT blockbusters!). Anybody can walk in and have a look, like I did yesterday afternoon.