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Hikrchick & Hikrguy -- Paris in October is set!

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We've got our flights -- JFK to CDG, depart Friday evening Oct. 14, arrive Saturday morning Oct. 15. CDG to JFK, Saturday Oct. 22.

And we've booked our hotel -- Citadines Bastille Marais, a studio deluxe. Thanks to suggestions and recommendations here, we feel this is the best of hotel (concierge/secure entrance) and apartment (kitchen/fridge/microwave). This is the amazing part -- we signed up as a member on the Citadines website, and the special member (nonrefundable) rate, for 7 nights, without added breakfast is .... 639 euros. Wow! I looked on tripadvisor and this hotel is currently being renovated, and their website says it will be a renovated room. We were hoping that we could do the entire week under $5,000, and with this price, it will definitely be possible, maybe even with a little left over for chocolate ;-)

Now for the actual planning: We've got our Fodors 2016 guidebook and Patricia Wells' updated book, both already highlighted and tagged, and a Streetwise map though I feel like I need a magnifying glass to look at it!

We've decided to reserve a Paris Greeter and now we're brainstorming on what topic -- Paris during World War II or the French Revolution, or Hidden Gardens of Paris, or ????

We have 6 full days on the ground, not counting Saturday when we arrive, which will be probably going to a market for food and snacks and walking off the jet lag. We are going one day to visit one of Hikrguy's dear friends, who is now working for his international firm as an expat with his family, and they live in a village outside of Saint Germain de Laye, which looks beautiful. We'll take the RER out to them, and go to the chateau there and Hikrguy's friend will come with us to visit Versailles, so we can do those two things in one day. So that leaves 5 full days.

The only thing that we've put for certain on the schedule is the Louvre during its Wednesday evening hours. If that doesn't work out for us, we'd still have 2 more days to attempt it.

I was in Paris in 1986 for 5 days when I was in college. Hikrguy has never been.

I'll be back with a bunch of detailed questions as we work out a schedule ... thanks in advance of your assistance!

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