Honeymoon in London& Paris

Old Feb 2nd, 2000, 09:28 AM
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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 Paris metro info
Here's another site that helps you plan transportation
routes within Paris:
Quartier.eng/pdf/quartpdgif.eng.htm neighborhood maps
tgvindex.html tgv trains info
For french train service, go to :
also, European train schedules Paris museum pass purchase museum pass in the US Louvre tickets Louvre tickets The Louvre bateau mouches (in French)

concerts in churches
You'll see a calendar in English as to what operas, concerts, and ballets are being staged in Paris. restaurants, museums, monuments

hotels and more includes comments from past guests on the hotels Paris Visitors Bureau wonderful site--everything you can think of about Paris. The hotel section includes comments from past hotel guests. also archived info on restaurants, cultural sites, etc that you can search

apartment rentals Paris Sejour Reservation, recommended by a Fodor's poster This is also Paris Sejour Reservation the "yellow pages" web phone directory weather,activities,nightlife " " includes weather
www. French Govt Tourist Office

www. bus tours of sights inside and outside of Paris

weather 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.
It contains a personal description of Paris' arrondissements. Lyon tourist office Reims tourist office Auvers-sur-Oise tourist office

www.ville-chantilly-fr. Chantilly tourist office
Old Feb 3rd, 2000, 04:47 AM
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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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