ok, wrong forum i am sure...
i am back in Paris for a couple of weeks work. took an appartment recommended by a friend. the owner is very cool, fills the fridge in advance for a small fee and says its 'internet ready' for an extra 30 euro's per month (cost price to him).
just moved in, i have a 28! meg connection,fixed IP, HDTV by ADSL, free calls to landlines almost anywhere worldwide and mobile/cell to europe/north america, etc etc etc.
totally stunned by the quality and price available here.