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Old Nov 17th, 2005, 05:39 AM
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London, Paris, Rome, Barcelona

With about 8 days (and a delightful 16 yr old daughter in tow)in April, where do we go? Been to London (2 days), don't mind getting a car and touring any of these places, but have to chose! Love arts, culture, antiquities, anything--but can't begin to wade through the info until a decision is made. Everyone says "anywhere is great!" Any help?
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Old Nov 17th, 2005, 06:09 AM
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OK - I'll make you crazy here - but "anywhere is great!"

W/o knowing what sorts of things you like and why you chose these 4 it is impossible to give you any useful advice. But to be honest a fabulous 8 day itinerary could be beased in any of them and any recs would really be subjective personal preference.

You don't want a car IN any of those cities and for some a train is better than a car even in the countryside.

W/o knowing a thing about what you want here would be my choices:

1) Paris for 8 days w/ 1 or 2 day trips outside

2) 4 days Paris/4 days London

3) 8 days London w/ one day trip or one overnight trip to the countryside

4) 8 days Italy w/ a few in Rome and a few in either Florence or Venice

5) 8 days Barcelona - maybe 5 in Barcelona and 3 out on one of the islands
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Old Nov 17th, 2005, 06:11 AM
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Oh - just to clarify - I did see the "Love arts, culture, antiquities, anything" bit - but that "anything" just opens up soooo many possibilities.
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Old Nov 17th, 2005, 06:42 AM
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Hi S,

In this order,

Paris

Paris

Paris

Anywhere else.

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Old Nov 17th, 2005, 06:51 AM
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If you love arts and culture, as well as antiquities, I would reccomend hitting the museums and choosing your resteraunts wisely to soak up the culture. As to where, that is a hard choice. Think about, when you come home, which place will you most want to talk about, spend your time there. I know, so many places so little time! Best of luck, let us know what you decide!
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If I had 8 days and had never been to Paris, I would go. In fact, having been to Paris 7 times, I would go for the 8th. But since you have only been to London for 2 days, you could also split the 8 days between London and Paris. If you have 8 full days in Paris, you should consider day trips to the countryside (Versailles, Giverny, Chartres).
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Old Nov 17th, 2005, 12:01 PM
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Well, my choices were based primarily on cost of flights out of the midsection of the U.S., and the fact that these are on everyone's must-see list (mine is very very long, but purse is very tiny). So, regarding day trips--do we rent a car? (We do like to drive and stop wherever whenever we like.) Do we take the underchannel train between Paris and London. Thank you very much!
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