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I'm heading to Paris soon for a week. I've been there many times (the last time five years ago) and I'm looking to do some things I haven't done before. First, I want to take a ride on the Seine. I'm not sure why I haven't done this before, but I think it's time.

I'm staying in the 5th. I'll be taking the RER from CDG to my hotel. According to the hotel's website, the hotel is about 300 feet from Luxembourg stop. Are there local and express trains? If so, does the express train stop at Luxembourg? My flight is scheduled to arrive at CDG at Terminal 2E. From a map it appears that the RER is close by. Is there a lot of walking from Terminal 2E to the RER? Stairs? I travel light, but a lot of stairs will not be fun.

Metro/bus passes. I want to buy a pass for a week. Can I buy this at the airport? What are they calling their passes these days?

Les Puces de Saint-Ouen. I've read how important it is to store valuables away from pickpockets. Other than that, is it safe to go there alone? Safer to go by metro or bus? I make jewelry and I'm hoping to find unique and inexpensive trinkets. Is this the place? Are there other flea markets that might suit my interests better? I'm definitely not in the market to buy furniture/antiques, but browsing is always fun.

Marche d'Aligre. It sounds exciting and colorful and a good place to play with my camera. Is this area safe?

Chinatown. I can't get dim sum where I live so I plan to get some while in Paris. Is Chinatown a safe area? I've read recommendations for both La Chine Massena and Tricotin for dim sum.

Any recommendations for beads stores in Paris?

I have a long list of possible restaurants. I'm not on a tight budget, but I don't go to very nice restaurants when I'm dining alone. Yes, I know I can and did so when traveling for work. I want to stay low/moderate end for this trip. Also, I like to eat dinner early (not very European, I know). Any comments on my list for lunches and dinners?

La Jacobine - French
La Bievre - Moroccan (I've eaten here before)
Boco - cafeteria
Babalou - Italian
La Feria - Spanish
Prik Thai
Le Palais de Raja Maharaja - Indian
DeliBay - Asian
La Crete - Greek

I'm also going to Belgium where I will eat mussels until they come out my ears. And then Amsterdam and The Hague where I have more multi-national choices.

Thanks. Diane

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