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FINALLY going back to Paris! What do you LOVE to do there?

FINALLY going back to Paris! What do you LOVE to do there?

May 11th, 2015, 05:37 AM
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If your children haven't been there, then I would hire Michael Osman for at least one day of sightseeing and one day of museums. We did this for our family and it was the hit of the trip--mainly because I didn't have to be the "tour director". Michael will not only maximize your time, but he will show you things (you choose, of course) you have not seen or realized when being there previously. His taking us to the Louvre for a limited time (our request) and the Orsay (for his explanation of the evolution of Impressionist art--he is an artist) was excellent.
One thing he did which you can do is go to the roof of Galeries Lafayette for a great view of the city you used to have from La Samarataine.
I'd take a Seine River cruise from Pont Neuf at dusk as the lights are coming on--and I'd do it the first or second night. Take a bottle of wine with you to toast with.
We were there for a week,, and although one of our couples wanted to go to Versailles, as the week unfolded, they said "we don't have time--too much else to do and see". Might think about leaving it "loose" toward the end of your week.
Porte Vanves is a LOT of fun as indicated. Pick up a little souvenir.
Jules Verne for lunch is great--you can actually SEE the city. it does take a full 3 hours.
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May 11th, 2015, 06:59 AM
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I was also going to suggest a day with Michael Osman. We did the passages, a tour of the Opera and Pere Lechase (sp?) cememtery and the wine bar, The Red Baron with him and had a blast!
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May 11th, 2015, 09:52 PM
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One of my favorite activities on my last trip to Paris was a bike ride into the countryside by French Mystique Tours. I went with a friend and some of her family, and we did the Chartres trip, which entailed 20 km on bike.

Here's a link to a recent blog article about FMT:


I think it'll be a great day's activity, particularly for the 21-year-old and the 16-year old.

Have fun as you plan!

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May 11th, 2015, 09:53 PM
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Sorry, forgot to add a link directly to FMT site:


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