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Old Feb 2nd, 2000, 09:28 AM
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Mike
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Honeymoon in London& Paris

I'm headed to London and Paris for my honeymoon (first two weeks of July) with my fiancee who has never been across the Atlantic. Unfortunately,I won't be able to give her 5-star treatment, although I'm not necessarily sure that is the best way to see these great cities. I would love some suggestions/ideas on inexpensive places to stay and best thoughts on how to see surrounding areas of Paris (rent a car? TGV?). The names of good websites would also be appreciated. Thanks. PS-I know we will be traveling during the peak season, so timing is critical.
 
Old Feb 2nd, 2000, 09:51 AM
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If you are planning just day trips from London and Paris, don't bother with a car (parking and driving in both cities are typical big city problems). London and Paris each have wonderful city transportation (subway and busses) and suburban trains. Their railsystems are efficient and not expensive. The Eurostar is the fastest way to get between Paris and London (even faster than flying if you take into account getting to and from airports) and relatively cheap (time saved vs dollars spent).
If you do a search of this forum 'romantic paris' you'll find lots of recommendations for hotels and restaurants. This forum will yield more info than you can handle if you do searches, i.e., london restaurants budget paris etc.
Day and/or half-day trips from London: Bath, Stonehenge, Hampton Court, Blenheim Castle, Oxford, Cambridge, Windsor Castle
Day and/or half-day trips from Paris: Giverny, Versailles, Fontainebleu, Rheims, Rouen, Chartres, Tours, Normandy, Mt St Michel.

 
Old Feb 2nd, 2000, 05:15 PM
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Don't drive. Take the Eurostar between the countries. The "Tube" in Londaon is great and the Metro Paris covers the entire city. I just took the same trip myself. I would suggest stay in the St. Michel area on the left bank. Hotels are fairly resonable. I will try to come back when I have more time to give you any info you need. I did my research and it went well. Question---How are you traveling between countries and which airports are you flying into. Have fun.
 
Old Feb 3rd, 2000, 04:45 AM
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Dear Mike
get ready here are some websites

www.ratp.fr/ Paris metro info
Here's another site that helps you plan transportation
routes within Paris:
Http://metro.ratp.fr:10001/bin/select/
english/france/paris
http://www.ratp.fr/Transpor.eng/
Quartier.eng/pdf/quartpdgif.eng.htm neighborhood maps


http://mercurio.iet.unipi.it/tgv/
tgvindex.html tgv trains info
For french train service, go to :
http://voyages.sncf.fr/
also,
www.raileurope.com
www.bahn.de/home_e/f-engl.htm European train schedules

www.intermusees.com/ Paris museum pass
www.ticketsto.com purchase museum pass in the US
www.ticketweb.com Louvre tickets
www.louvre.fr Louvre tickets
http://mistral.culture.fr/louvre/ The Louvre

www.allthingsfrench.com
www.boutique.musee-orsay.fr
galerieslafayette.com

www.alegria.fr/fr/transports/mouche.html bateau mouches (in French)

concerts in churches
www.ampconcerts.com/english/

www.ticket-finders.com/
You'll see a calendar in English as to what operas, concerts, and ballets are being staged in Paris.

www.paris-promotion.fr restaurants, museums, monuments

www.parisvoice.com

www.webcom.com/wta/mall/welcome.html

hotels and more
www.hotelboulevard.com includes comments from past guests on the hotels

www.paris-touristoffice.com Paris Visitors Bureau

www.paris.org/ wonderful site--everything you can think of about Paris. The hotel section includes comments from past hotel guests.

www.paris-hotel.com

www.bparis.com/ also archived info on restaurants, cultural sites, etc that you can search
www.logis-de-france.fr
www.frenchexperience.com/
www.123france.com/
www.france-hotel-guide.com
www.adx.fr/hotels/anglais.htm
www.france.com:80/travel/hotels/phg.html
www.france-hotel-guide.com
www.globe-market.com
www.relaischateaux.fr

apartment rentals
www.villasintl.com
www.europalet.com
www.interhome.com
www.untours.com
www.qconline.com/psr Paris Sejour Reservation, recommended by a Fodor's poster
www.yourhomeinparis.com This is also Paris Sejour Reservation
www.locaflat.com
www.barclayweb.com

www.top-restaurants.com/

http://goeurope.miningco.com/travel/europe/
www.pagesjaunes.fr/ the "yellow pages"
www.voila.fr web phone directory
www.parisfranceguide.com/
www.timeout.com/paris/ weather,activities,nightlife
www.webmonger.com/travel/paris/
www.pariscope.fr " "
http://gotofrance.net/index.htm includes weather
www. francetourism.com French Govt Tourist Office

www. cityrama.com
www.parisvision.com bus tours of sights inside and outside of Paris


weather
www.nytimes.com/
www.weather.com/
www.cnn.com/WEATHER/
www.weatherpost.com
www.usatoday.com/weather/
www.rainorshine.com/
www.smartweb.fr/paris/ see "Transport" for Metro info;
see "Money Guide" for color photos of paper currency
and coinage, also virtual visits to museums
I have sightseeing, hotel, restaurant info for London and Paris, as well as London websites. If you want them, just email me and I'll send them. Good luck.
http://www.earthlink.net/~primos/paris.html
It contains a personal description of Paris' arrondissements.


www.giverny.org/

www.chateauversailles.fr/

www.lyon-france.com Lyon tourist office

www.ville-reims.com Reims tourist office

www.auvers-sur-oise.com Auvers-sur-Oise tourist office

www.ville-chantilly-fr. Chantilly tourist office

www.normandie-tourism.org
 
Old Feb 3rd, 2000, 04:47 AM
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Mike,
I meant to add that I have a list of websites for London as well as sight seeing and restaurant notes on both cities. If you would like them, just email me. good luck
 

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