"Paris Encore" by Travelnut

Nov 21st, 2005, 04:22 PM
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thanks for the fun report Travelnut. But now I need to go back to Paris to see all the things you saw that I didn't! Don't you love Musee Carnavalet?And your pictures are lovely. You look tres chic.
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Nov 21st, 2005, 04:36 PM
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Travelnut, as someone else who can't seem to visit Paris enough, thank you for "Paris Encore"! Loved the details and all the photos.

It's been a while since we've been to the Parc des Buttes Chaumont. May have to put it on the calendar for our spring trip.

Speaking of calendars, isn't part of the fun stuffing them so full that you do what you choose and save the rest to start the trip planning for next time? BTW, loved you phrase "wine:30" - may have to borrow it.

Thanks again for a super vicarious visit.
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Nov 21st, 2005, 05:46 PM
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A really good report.
Just wondering where you connected through between Jacksonville and Paris.
Was it Newark?
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Nov 21st, 2005, 07:06 PM
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SharonG - we may have to go back to Carnavalet as I'm sure we missed a floor. It is a great museum without being gigantic and it's -free- ! The garden is small but sweet. I don't know about 'chic' but thank you for such a nice compliment.

MaisonMetz - I always overplan but it does save time once you are there, and I'm not averse to veering off course... I think the original term is "beer:30" but I'm a wine-drinker, so... the great thing is that wine:30 is not on the clock anywhere, so any time is right (ok, at least wait 'til after lunch).

Platzman - it was Jax-Newark-Paris, and Paris-Houston(!)-Jax...
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Nov 22nd, 2005, 01:04 AM
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Neat report Travelnut! Never tried golf in the Paris area.....do they have 24 holes instead of 18 in view of the measurement in meters......just kidding of course!
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Nice. Really enjoyed that view from Tour Montparnasse.

I didn't read the report that closely, but I'll remember to read it for tips when I need it.

Thanks for sharing your report with us!
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Thanks for the report. VERY nice.

Do mind my asking how much a "disposable video camera"(!) is?

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Nov 22nd, 2005, 06:17 AM
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That CVS video camera isn't something you'd want to use all the time, as it costs $29.99 for the camera and then $12 or so to put the filmed segments on a DVD. (it's a "disposable" or single-use device). You can get a $10 store credit by joining their 'customer care' program before you buy the camera (watch for the ads).

There is no real editing that can be done - a 'segment' is each time you start/stop the recorder - you have a chance to view and delete that segment until you record another one. It will 'flow' better if you record some kind of 'opening' first, as we remembered to get it out at the cemetery in Montmartre, which comes off as a quite bizarre opening to a "trip to Paris" video!

The picture and sound were quite good, I thought - the most fun was following my husband through the metro system - there were a group of classical musicians playing; I filmed the 'direction' and 'correspondence' signs, and a missed train followed by an oncoming train. I also recorded a street scene from a bridge over the Seine to Chatelet, with traffic, tour buses, and that klaxon siren sound in the background.

It records around 20 minutes, depending I think, on how many times you turn it on/off...

The view from Tour Montparnasse is a definite 'must see' and it was beautiful at sunset, then to see all the lights - Place d'Italie stands out because of all the tall buildings...

Golf is a bit of a challenge if you're not driving. The Bussy St Georges location has been the easiest one to reach by RER so far. He's played at Disney, Trappes, and St Quentin-en-Evelines a few times.... also Monaco and Périgueux (and Amsterdam).
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Nov 22nd, 2005, 06:37 AM
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Hi T.,

I've really enjoyed reading your report. Paris is also our "thing". We manage to go to France every year, always with a few days in Paris. Last September, the "few days" were extended to seven: four at the beginning of our trip and three at the end.

"The view from Tour Montparnasse is a definite 'must see'..." - Haven't done it yet, but it is definitely on our agenda this year.

Thank you for posting this detailed report.

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Nov 22nd, 2005, 06:51 AM
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Thanks for fun rainy day reading!
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Nov 22nd, 2005, 02:21 PM
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You are all welcome - I'm glad I didn't just give up after this much time passed by.
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Nov 22nd, 2005, 07:55 PM
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Great report, Travelnut. Thanks for not giving up on it. Merci beaucoup!!
Loved the story about the guy walking off with the plate--then returning it after eating the goodies. LOL!
Darn it--you made me miss Paris.
Un Bon Thanksgiving a vous. (Now you can tell the hotel folks you've practiced your French.)
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Thank you, travelnut and wishing your family a happy thanksgiving.
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Travelnut, you seem such a good insider now, so I wonder: when you arrived, why did you trek all the way from Denfert to Buttes Chaumont? It would have been so much nearer (one station on the RER to Cité universitaire) to go to Parc Montsouris, which is quite similar to Buttes Chaumont actually. And weren't you too disappointed by the bad state of the lawns at B-C after the dry summer we had?
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Hi, Art... we went up to Buttes-Chaumont simply because we hadn't been there before, and we weren't really planning anything else in that area so it kind of 'fit' for our first afternoon. I didn't think the lawns looked dry or brown - the grass is quite green where we sat on our rain ponchos...

Parc Montsouris is very nice, with a rolling landscape, the lake and the woodsy grotto. We've gone there a few times.

My 'itinerary' method is to list a couple of museums, churches and parks that we've not been to as yet. Then I try to fold in anything else of interest in that given area, whether it be new or an old favorite.
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Nov 27th, 2005, 11:05 AM
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Thanks for the great read! Wish it were me...unfortunately not until September!
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Thank, I'm planning to go back in late May and can hardly wait. All of my friends love Paris - only know one grump (at work) who complain about it and I think he would complain no matter what happened to him.
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Nov 27th, 2005, 06:06 PM
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Thank you for the wonderful report and your pictures are great!

Wine:30 sounds like the best time to be in Paris! My daughter and I will be there in May, I'm bookmarking your report for insights.

Thanks again!

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Thanks for the report, it was very useful for my group trip.

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