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Travel Suggestions in Paris

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The Patron Saints and the Point Within the Circle
by Roy Mandell and Margaret Schmidt. Oil on canvas. 2014
Commissioned by John Mercer Lodge in Omaha Nebraska
Master of the lodge at the time: Brother David Long
World Conference on Fraternalism, Freemasonry & History: Research in Ritual, Secrecy, and Civil Society 2015
The Metro can be used to get from the Biliotheque Nationale to Rue Cadet. Details: BnF metro station : "Bibliothèque François Mitterrand" (ligne 14), take the direction "Saint-Lazare", change at "Pyramide", then take the direction "La Courneuve) (ligne 7), stop at "Cadet", the ride should take about 20 minutes.
Below are some travel suggestions for those of our participants and guests of the World Conference on Fraternalism, Freemasonry, and History , who may be arriving early to the meeting.
For getting around for the visitor, the BatoBus is a fun way to get around the city -
Early arrivals may also want to visit the museums of the various Masonic bodies within Paris such as: 
Grand Orient of France Museum Restaurant and adjacent bookshop
Grand Lodge National Museum
Women's Grand Lodge Museum
There is an informal guide to French restaurants with Massonic associations, if pursuing culinary Masonry is appealing: Additionally here is a link for various cafés and shops within the Library:
Masons who wish to attend a lodge, should contact Pierre Mollier at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who can assist them with their visit. There are more than fourteen grand lodges and at least 400 various lodges in the area, so we do suggest doing your research if you plan on visiting.
Those who attended the Edinburgh conferences may recall the very pleasant social evenings organized by John Belton, who welcomes ideas for a visit to a cafe or bistro while in Paris. While everyone is responsible for personal tabs, sharing can be fun. If interested, please contact John Belton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.