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Is a fan ok in lieu of A/C in Paris in July?

Is a fan ok in lieu of A/C in Paris in July?

Jun 5th, 2005, 09:34 AM
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HI--the above shows the "quirks" of the Fodor posting system...While I was editing my post, I saw GodsGift's ? on the meaning of OP. So even though I wrote it after, it came up before, making me appear psychic!!
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Jun 5th, 2005, 09:41 AM
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Socialworker: LOL! You should start your own psychic network

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Jun 5th, 2005, 10:03 AM
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I returned from Paris a week ago. I never expected to be there during a heat spell. The temperature reached 33.5C according to the hotel's concierge. I could not image staying in a hotel without air conditioning. I felt sorry for the people working in the shops as many of them are not air conditioned. My friend went into one to make a purchase and I had to step outside. It was not only the heat that got to us, but the high humidity. During the afternoon we went back to our hotel for rest and cooling before heading out again in early evening.
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Jun 5th, 2005, 10:14 AM
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I once asked a friend who lived in Paris what kind of weather to expect when we got there. She replied, "All of it".

And those are words to live by. (Or rather, pack by.) I've seen 90 degree sunny days in late September and worn coats and scarves in August. And vice versa.
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Jun 5th, 2005, 10:42 AM
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Hi GG,

Coming from Saudi Arabia, you aren't going to be bothered so much by the heat as the humidity.

A couple of suggestions:

Carry a bottle of water.
Do your sightseeing in the early morning and the evening.
Take a long, quiet lunch in the shade.
Try to take a nap in the PM.
Stay up late.

Have a pleasant visit.

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Jun 5th, 2005, 10:49 AM
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This a/c topic is always controversial. Personally I would book a hotel room that has a/c in case I need it. And I do need a/c if the temperatures reach 80's and 90's F. which is possible in Paris during summer.

Alot of people say that a/c is not necessary as the Europeans are used to not having it. I remember that tragic heatwave a few years ago also. It's true the Europeans are used to living w/out a/c, but that's not to say that all of them would not welcome some relief from the heat now and then. It's just expensive.

I think that in this case the fans are better than having nothing at all. Had it been a hotel instead of an apt. I would choose a hotel that offers a/c even if it costs more.
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