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Help needed for trip to Paris in early October

Sep 19th, 2009, 05:41 AM
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Help needed for trip to Paris in early October

My husband and I are traveling to Paris for the second time. What can we expect for weather, and I would love recommendations on day trips and places to eat.
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Sep 19th, 2009, 05:52 AM
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You can check average weather stats for Paris by month or even day on websites like www.weather.com, etc. Or see www.paris.org/Acceuil/Climate. So that will tell you what to expect. If you live in the US, you might expect it to be like NY city or Wash DC, or that general area.

Sometimes I think maybe covering so many topics in one post doesn't work real well when they are very different and such broad topics. But there are lots of threads on here about day trips from Paris and restaurants, but without any criteria at all in what you are looking for, it would be difficult for folks to make the best recommendations for you. Day trips are easy, and the best ones will be listed in any decent guidebook, so maybe you can get some ideas and ask something more detailed that way after reviewing them. Usuals are Versailles, Fontainebleau, Chartres, Chantilly, Giverny, Rouen and even Reims isn't too far. There are many others, but I think those are maybe the most popular for first-timers. I like Auvers-sur-Oise where Van Gogh lived/died a lot, also.
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Sep 19th, 2009, 07:09 AM
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If you have not already gotten your room. Look at http://locationparis9.canalblog.com/. We enjoyed La Oriental. Great Cous-Cous and stuffed chicken pastry on Avenue Trudaine.
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Sep 19th, 2009, 07:19 AM
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Provins , a medieval town is a nice day trip. Don't know your dates but there is a big contemp.. art show in Chatou, on the Isle de Impressionists. You could combine that with a visit to the museum and lunch at a guinguette..
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Sep 21st, 2009, 06:46 AM
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I do not make weather guesses but here is my list of day trips from Paris (sorry for the duplicated suggestions).

Auvers-sur-Oise

http://www.auvers-sur-oise.com/

For instruction on how to reach Auvers-sur-Oise by train
http://www.transport-idf.com/frontal...ault&langue=en

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Chantilly
http://www.chateaudechantilly.com/

For instruction on how to reach Chantilly by train
http://www.transport-idf.com/frontal...ault&langue=en


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Chartres
http://sacred-destinations.com/franc...-cathedral.htm
http://www.mymaze.de/chartres_technisch_e.htm
http://www.chartres-tourisme.com/

For information about visits with the renown guide Malcolm Miller:
http://www.diocese-chartres.com/cath...tes/guieng.htm

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Château de Pierrefonds
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A...de_Pierrefonds

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Château de Vincennes
http://en.chateau-vincennes.fr/

Located at the end of Métro line 1

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Fontainebleau
http://www.fontainebleau-tourisme.com/

Take SNCF train from Gare de Lyon to Fontainebleau-Avon in the direction of Montargis Sens and disembark at Gare de Fontainebleau Avon
Fare 9.40€
En route time 1+02
http://www.transilien.com

From Gare de Fontainebleau-Avon, take Aérial bus line A to Château
Fare: 1.40€
Buses every 15 mintues.

Entrance fee: 8€
Students: 6€
Free entry the first Sunday of each month
Entrance plus one hour guided tour (in French only): 11€

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Giverny
http://giverny.org/gardens/

Open daily except Mondays from 9.30 am to 6.00 pm from April 1st to October 31st

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Provins
http://www.provins.net/

Low Season
Open from January 2nd to March 21st and from November 3rd to December 31th 2008:
Weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Weekends & public holidays from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
High Season
From March 22nd to November 2nd :
Daily from 9 a.m. to 6.30 p.m..
General closure December 25th and January 1st
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Vaux-le-Vicomte
http://www.vaux-le-vicomte.com/

Open from March 15th to November 9th from 10.00 am to 06.00 pm, last admission at 5.30 pm
RER D to Melun
Shuttle (3.50€) or taxi (15€ to 19€) from Melun station
Entrance: from 14€
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Versailles
http://www.chateauversailles.fr/

RER C: direction Versailles-Rive-Gauche-château
Gare Montparnasse: SNCF train serving Versailles-Chantiers
Gare Saint-Lazare: SNCF train direction Versailles-rive-droite
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Sep 21st, 2009, 07:43 AM
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Some good answers above, and you will find a few thread with a search on this exact topic.

Are you looking for self-guided or guided (e.g. Cityrama, Parisvision,etc..)?
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Sep 21st, 2009, 08:03 AM
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we are staying the first 4 nights at the Hotel Odeon and the last 5 at the Hotel Brighton - any tips for local hidden gems would be great. We prefer self-guided tours,
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