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Need advice on Paris May 1 transportation, closures, restaurants, etc

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Hi all, I'm trying to meet family members in Paris. I saw some older posts and would appreciate recent advice on closures, transportation, etc on May 1st.

My BIL and SIL will be flying into Orly from Florence around 4:45, staying at the Hotel Scribe right next to Opera. We'll be flying in late (6:15) to CDG from Vienna, and tentatively staying at the Hotel Brighton next to the Tuileries Metro (and Angelina, yum).

I was thinking that we could take the Air France bus to Opera, then get a cab to our hotel. Are there usually cabs there? We did take the train into town to les Halles last time, when we were near Chatelet, but I am figuring that the Metro will be jammed and it's too many connections with luggage. To walk from Opera, it's about .6 km, not sure if that's too much with luggage or possible rain (we're used to some walking, and are good shape in our 60s).

Any advice for them, considering it's a holiday schedule ? Just take a cab? I know there's a way to take the RER but am not sure what's easiest for someone who is not familiar with Paris.

I have read that many restaurants are closed that day, and am thinking we should book dinner for 8:00, not too far from our hotel. I was estimating CDG arrival at 6:15, get into our hotel by 7:15 - 7:30 - Roissybus says departures every 15 minutes, and I would imagine that traffic would be lighter, not heavier, than usual. We prefer to eat earlier, but do you think that timing is too close for comfort?

Any ideas for close-by restaurants in a budget of $100-150 per couple. Seemed to me there was someplace in the Palais Royal gardens that was nice and had a prix fixe. I'm not familiar with the immediate area around our hotel. We will go to nice places the next two days so it doesn't need to knock our socks off, just be good. :)

And will most stores still be closed - I got the impression the larger places like Galleries Lafayette are open but not the boutiques. Carousel de Louvre stores?

Many thanks! I hope this isn't too much under one heading.

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