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Paris in April, Will it be crowded with tourists?

Paris in April, Will it be crowded with tourists?

Jan 17th, 2006, 01:33 PM
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Paris in April, Will it be crowded with tourists?

Going to Paris April 15-22 and was wondering if this was going to be the high of the tourist season? I'm bringing my two children and i'm concerned about alot of crowds.
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Jan 17th, 2006, 01:38 PM
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The tourist season in Europe in general begins the week before Easter (Apr 16 in 2006) and the week before and after Easter can be very hectic in some locales - especially warm weather places. But coolish Paris is sure to also attract many Europeans who typically have the week before and after Easter off as vacation.
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Jan 17th, 2006, 02:26 PM
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Paris is a big metropolis. It's always crowded, just like any other city. I can't fathom how you'd notice one way or another whether there were more than usual crowds unless you lived there.

It'll be very quiet on Easter and Easter Monday - the rest of the time, a big, bustling city.
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Jan 17th, 2006, 03:20 PM
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It is not high season. But certain popular places may well be crowded (I'll take a guess that the line at the Eiffle Tower is pretty much year-round), right?
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Jan 17th, 2006, 04:56 PM
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Our family (with teenage daughter) will be in Paris around the same time. We were there two years ago- also around Easter week- and it I recall that some of the major sites were crowded but not overwhelming. The line at the Eiffel Tower was the most off-putting and so we opted not to go up to the Tower. There was a bit of a wait at the Orsay and the Louvre but I don't remember it being too long. The weather was lovely when we were there and we were so pleased because it didn't get dark until late so it really allowed us to stretch out the day. Enjoy your trip.
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Jan 18th, 2006, 07:01 AM
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Jan 18th, 2006, 08:44 AM
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The last time I was there in the middle of April, I don't recall the amount of tourists at the major sights being bothersome at all.
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Jan 18th, 2006, 09:20 AM
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Thank you, I really just wanted to know so that i can plan out my day well enough, travelling with two kids and they aren't keen on waiting in lines for hours. We are early risers though and can time it to be maybe the first in line. I understand that it's a city, I don't live far from NYC and go in there all the time but I do avoid it when it is going to be crazy crowded if I can help it. I was just wondering if it was going to be crazy crowded where you have to wait in line all the time for everything.
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Jan 18th, 2006, 09:33 AM
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<< travelling with two kids and they aren't keen on waiting in lines for hours >>

To pass the line at many museums and monuments, get Museum Passes for the adults. They are available for one, three, or five days. Children are almost always admitted free, and can accompany adults with a Museum Pass.

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Jan 18th, 2006, 12:29 PM
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Yes, it will be crowded but not as bad as June or July. The bad bit is that it is also French school holidays so prices are higher and Parisiens and their kids will also be in line. I would not go to eurodisney during those 2 weeks.
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