Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

One week countdown to Paris! Any last words?

Jump to last reply

We are almost there. We leave for our Thanksgiving trip to Paris a week from today! I am checking the ten day forecast and starting to print out apartment address, reservations, itinerary and passport copies. I have plotted out my lunch and dinner plans on my calendar. And, the guest room is becoming the staging area for things we will take (French flat iron for my hair, plug adapters, travel umbrella, cashmere wrap, camera).

So, we have been to Paris several times and are not ones to plan every moment. We just like to plan a few places to visit and then let the day take us where it wants.

On tap this visit: L'Orangerie, finally to see the Monets & Ste. Chapelle (pray for a sunny day!); we will climb the Towers at Notre Dame; possibly get to St Denis; and probably will visit Musee Marmottan. (Have seen all the other major sites/museums, ET, Notre Dame, The Louvre, D'Orsay, Opera Garnier, Sacre Coeur).

A little less decadent dining this time (no Le Cinq, or Joel Robuchon)...we certainly plan to hit Cafe Constant and Les Cocottes, with the highlight being the T/G dinner at Violon D;Ingres. We hope to try Reed (dinner) based on Joan's recommendations, and have reservations at LOrangerie (lunch) on Ile St Louis, Le Florimond (dinner) and l'Obe at the Crillon (lunch). The rest we have left open to see what happens. We may try to get into Chez Dumont (there's a Josephine in there somewhere) for lunch , We might go back to Le Comptoir for the no resevation/brasserie service and may have to go back to Le Souffle...because I love a souffle....but, who knows? So many choices and we will stay in the 7th this time..new arrondisement and new to apartment dwelling!

I have a friend who is supposed to meet us at the end of the trip and should have a car...can I talk him into Pierrefonds? (I am obsessed now, Kerouac)!

Sadly, I am told there is a Starbucks in our neighborhood, so I am sure we will have to go there every day. Quelle horreur! (you remember my husband from last year, I'm sure).

Any last words of advice or parting shots? Anything you want to make a case for or sell me on? Speak now...or forever hold...nah, I know you'll tell me where I messed up anyway!

125 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Fodor's Go List 2015 Has Been Announced
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Dec 19, 14 at 05:08 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 2 weeks in Barcelona and Swiss Apls
  2. 2 Crete, Rhodes... or?
  3. 3 Greece or Portugal for 3-4 week fall sojourn?
  4. 4 South of Spain in late September - cities/areas?
  5. 5 Help!! which tour company is the best for group tours in Italy?
  6. 6 By train to and out of Prague
  7. 7 Trip Report Truffles, Tajarin & Turin…Two weeks in the Piemonte Region of Italy
  8. 8 Cylades Island Hopping
  9. 9 Looking for advice on Christmas Market trip (Germany)
  10. 10 Solo, inexperienced traveler struggling w/ logistics
  11. 11 Italy dolomites
  12. 12 FCO-area hotel advice, family of 4 with young children
  13. 13 Romantic France/Italy Countryside tour/itinerary
  14. 14 8 days en route to Salzburg - help me plan my itinerary!
  15. 15 Trip Report Last-minute detour to Paris: a 4-day live trip report
  16. 16 Connecting flights. Customs/Security.
  17. 17 Airport ATMs
  18. 18 All Set To Go!!
  19. 19 Help! Italy & France and Italy-Two Weeks?
  20. 20 Condor Long-Haul Business Class
  21. 21 history museums or locations
  22. 22 Trip Report Finally in Italy for the holidays - installment report
  23. 23 22 year olds in Europe
  24. 24 Where to get best blue trout in Bavaria?
  25. 25 Toulouse & Paris Day Trips
View next 25 » Back to the top