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Old Mar 14th, 2016, 10:53 PM
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Encore eut-il fallu que l'OP donne plus de détails et revienne sur le forum.

It would be nice if OP came back. Up to now we have a lazy post asking to organize a trip from someone who doesn't return to his thread.

Good if you all to criticize cool but .... Chris isn't very helpful in being helped.
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Old Mar 15th, 2016, 02:08 PM
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Why in the world would the OP come back? Chris has already been told to buy a guide book several times, so I'm sure that's where he is.
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Old Mar 15th, 2016, 02:12 PM
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Actually, I doubt it. At his price point, he doesn't need guidebooks. He can just call on the concierge or travel consultants and miss out on the secrets of Paris. I'm sure he'll have a great trip nonetheless - does anyone who goes to Paris not?
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Old Mar 15th, 2016, 02:24 PM
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<call on the concierge or travel consultants and miss out on the secrets of Paris. >

Oh, right, because concierges in high end Parisian hotels are numbskulls, but the thrifty retirees of Fodor's have all the inside info.

You do amuse me!
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Old Mar 15th, 2016, 02:29 PM
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I'm thrilled to amuse you, NewBe.
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Old Mar 20th, 2016, 10:01 AM
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I do apologize for the lack of return on this thread, as I have been out of town the past week. I greatly appreciate all....correct that, NOT coolcamden! on the valueable information most of you posted. we do have a Fodors Paris guidebook that we have been going through for some additional help in where to go and what to see. Some of you have had some wonderful trips to Paris and shared your experiences, thank you coalie, burta, denisea and belinda for some great information.
Happy Travels.
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Old Mar 20th, 2016, 11:32 AM
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My husband and I have been to Paris many many times. We spent three weeks in Paris last November, and are planning to do the same this coming October. One of the best, most worth it four hours we spent last year was touring the Louvre on a Friday night with artyjourneyparis (Guillaume). The tour was scheduled a week after the attacks so granted, the Louvre was unusually free of tourists. But empty or not, the tour was simply amazing. We are planning to do it again in October. Enjoy your trip!
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Old Mar 20th, 2016, 11:45 AM
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Thank you emcass, that is difenately one attraction we are going to. I will look up that website for more info.
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Old Mar 20th, 2016, 11:57 AM
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I found the Fodors Paris guide to be very helpful for restaurants.

It's hard to know what to recommend to you, knowing little about your interests, but we spent a fair amount of our time in Paris gorging on Art. So many museums, so much wonderful art! For the Louvre, it can be overwhelming, so design very limited goals for yourself and you'll enjoy it more.
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Old Mar 20th, 2016, 03:04 PM
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thank you Kathie
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Old Mar 20th, 2016, 03:11 PM
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If you do go to the Louvre, do your homework about what you want to see and where it is located in the museum. It is a truly massive place and can be overwhelming without a plan.

Enjoy your trip Chris.
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Old Mar 20th, 2016, 03:45 PM
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I think you're likely to bump into NYCFoodSnob if you're staying at the Lancaster. She's a regular at five-star hotels and posh restaurants (especially those that charge $400 and above). You can count on her for information on where to get caviar facials or where to rent a Bentley.
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Old Mar 20th, 2016, 03:45 PM
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We like Paris by Mouth for restaurant recommendations.
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Old Mar 20th, 2016, 04:02 PM
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Kodak and think you and coolcamden should hook up and vacation together, and join a blog that appreciates useless information.
to the others on this site i appreciate your insight and helpful tips.....as I believe that is what this site was created for.
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Old Mar 20th, 2016, 04:19 PM
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to be honest Chris, not easy to give you advice since you don't disclose useful info about what you like.

If you're into food, go to La tour d'argent, it remains a good value.
Epicure is quite nice, but recently I preferred Il Carpaccio.
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Old Mar 20th, 2016, 04:44 PM
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I agree with the Peris by Mouth suggestion on restaurants. You could also check out John Talbott for restaurant reviews.


http://johntalbottsparis.typepad.com
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Old Mar 20th, 2016, 04:59 PM
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Thank you whathello, great link denisea
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Old Mar 20th, 2016, 05:01 PM
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Your welcome and apparently I have forgotten how to spell Paris!!
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Old Mar 21st, 2016, 12:39 AM
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Good you didn't have to write Panis...
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Two places not always on the A-list, but our favorites (and we will also be in Paris -- for the 7th time in 15 years -- in May):

Carnavalet Museum - the museum of the history of Paris...very comprehensive with a wide variety of types of things to see. We go there on every visit to the city. A real museum gem for a 5€ donation entrance fee.

Metro #1 from George V (a block and a half from your hotel) to St. Paul...then a 4-minute walk.

http://www.carnavalet.paris.fr/en/homepage


St Denis Cathedral - burial place of the majority of the French monarchs going back to the 6th century...and IMHO, more mystical than Notre Dame...reputed to be the first Gothic cathedral. 8.50€.

Metro #13 from Miromesnil (10-min walk from your hotel) to Basilique de St-Denis; then a 3-minute walk.

http://www.saint-denis-basilique.fr/en

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