Old Mar 9th, 2001, 04:35 PM
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I am going to Paris for the first time and I will be travelling alone. I will be there for 6 days and pretty much know what sights to see; but after perusing the site today, I am contemplating a day trip to London on Eurostar. I don't think I'll have time to get tickets before I go. Can I get them in Paris? Is this a trip I should take? Should I stick to Paris? Any other advice. I'm a cute 26 year old blonde and I'll be traipsing around Paris on March 15-20 wearing a baby blue Fodor's ribbon! Please say Hi! Thanks in advance!
Old Mar 9th, 2001, 04:46 PM
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Have Fun!

I did the same thing, in reverse, the second time I went to Europe. (had to see ALLLLLLL)

I was one jet-lagged puppy. Took the train immediately from my London arrival, to Dover, to Boulogne, to Paris...ended up staying up all night with new friends we'd met...got a few winks in before getting out again and doing it all over again...2nts later, back to London for another whirlwind 3nts...

If you're going to get back to Europe, I'd probably stay the whole time in Paris, then spend another 6 days in London. At another time.

If not? Well, the World's your canvas!
Old Mar 9th, 2001, 05:06 PM
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Hi Erin. I'd agree with Sharon; if you think you'll be returning to Europe, I'd recommend staying the entire time in Paris, rather than zipping over to London for one day. Have fun in Paris; it's a beautiful city and I hope (and think) it will exceed any expectations you may have. Bon voyage!
Old Mar 9th, 2001, 05:55 PM
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With 6 days in Paris you can take a couple of day trips out of the city rather than one exhausting day traveling for 6 hours round trip to London.
You've probably already decided to see Versailles, but what about Giverny, (Monet's home). Chartres is only a 30 minute train ride, but feels a world away. The Chartres Cathedral surpasses all others in Europe as far as I'm concerned and it is an incredible sight towering over the relatively small town.
If you've never been to Paris, 6 days is a perfect time to really get a feel for the city. Do get a museum pass to avoid all the lines. Be sure to spend an evening on the Rue Moufftard. There are lot's of funky jewelry shops and cafes. Its Hemingway territory and you're the age of most of the people who go there at night. There are some great cafes on the Place Contrescarpe. Finally, try rollerblading on (I believe) Wenesday night. Your hotel will be able to tell you how to find out where that week's rollerblade fest will take place.
Happy Travels!
Old Mar 10th, 2001, 11:11 AM
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Thanks for all the tips! I can't wait to go!

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