castro valley has skiing? who knew? fyi, my dictionary defines "piste" as a ski run. no definition for "pist." bhv (bazar hotel de ville) is right across the street from paris' city hall, and is the high temple for generalized shopping. if you don't know where to buy something, and you can't find it at one of the flea markets, bhv will have it.

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