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One week countdown to Paris! Any last words?

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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!

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