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London and Paris-8days-How Much Time in Each?

London and Paris-8days-How Much Time in Each?

Old Mar 26th, 2001, 01:05 PM
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London and Paris-8days-How Much Time in Each?

Plan to spend 8 days between London and Paris. I've been to London before for 3 days, but not to Paris. My wife hasn't been to either. The free hotel nights are available in 3 and 5 night blocks. Therefore, should I spend 5 in Paris and 3 in London or vice versa? Which combination will utilize my time the best?
Old Mar 26th, 2001, 01:22 PM
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we would need to know more about you to answer this question.

do you put on one sock, other sock, first shoe, second shoe?

or one sock, one shoe, other sock, second shoe?
Old Mar 28th, 2001, 05:56 PM
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other answers?
Old Mar 28th, 2001, 06:09 PM
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This is SUCH a subjective question - I mean, what do YOU want,what appeals to YOU? We're only talking about 8 days, so it is a total flash in the pan, no matter what. Heck, spend 5 days in London and 3 in Paris...no, spend 3 days in London and 5 in Paris (that would be my personal preference, but why would that mean anything to you?)
Old Mar 28th, 2001, 06:13 PM
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I'd say 5 days in Paris, 3 in London. Paris is more of a walking-around city, so you'll spend more time meandering. It could also depend on your interests: if you like the theater, then London is better for 5 days to be able to take in several plays. If you're into English history, then 5 days in London. If you're into French history and artists, 5 days in Paris.
Old Mar 28th, 2001, 08:34 PM
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Perhaps your experiences in London will allow you to cover ground with less "stumbling around" that seems inevitable in a city you've never seen before. Therefore, the additional time may be better spent in Paris. Not that 3 days in London qualifies you as a marketable tourguide of the city, but at least you're familiar with public transportation, major sites, areas of the city, etc.

Maybe you could schedule your travel from one city to the other later in the day to help balance your time if it's a real concern.

I just did 4 days London & 4 days Paris and wish I had spent more time in Paris.

Go for 5 days Paris. She'll love it.


Old Mar 28th, 2001, 10:04 PM
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You know, on my first trip ever to Europe, we spent 5 days in London and 3 in Paris. But it didn't matter because I knew I was going to return. Plus, I didn't know any French, so spending more time in an English-speaking country really helped! But like everyone else on this thread says, it's really all about what YOU want to get out of this trip.
Old Mar 29th, 2001, 04:14 AM
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Definitely 5 in Paris. London is nice but Paris is.....magic. For more Paris information e-mail me- [email protected]
Old Mar 29th, 2001, 04:31 AM
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Who is this Fred guy? I'm going to bloody kick his arse! We need your tourist dollars here desperately.

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