Paris in July!!!

Apr 11th, 2007, 02:18 AM
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elsiejune,

You will enjoy your stay on l'Ile St. Louis if you have not stayed there before.

I, too prefer the 7th. I am looking at a charming place in the 17th,,near Parc Monceau for Oct. 2008. It will be that or a ParisPerfect again.

I go to PAris, or to France, twice a year. April and Oct. are pretty much my preferred months. Would like May, but just too many holidays.
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Apr 11th, 2007, 04:36 AM
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Hi Gracejoan,
Lucky you, Paris twice a year! IMHO the weather in May is generally very pleasant, and we work around the holidays. Of course, we only have a week's visit, but still, we've been in Paris during holiday and it's just as lovely as any other time. In fact, it's nice when the pace of the city changes. At any rate, I wouldn't let the holidays in May discourage you from visiting at that time. EJ
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Apr 11th, 2007, 05:59 AM
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EJ,
I have been in Paris, and in France in May more than once.

I have decided that I really do prefer April and October.

I was there in Feb. this year for a week. Stayed at the Westminster Opera on rue de la Paix. It was a great trip!!
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Apr 11th, 2007, 08:45 AM
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We prefer May, June, September.

One June, there was a heat wave for a week. Our room had terrific A/C, but the heat and sun significantly impacted our visit. Even museums and restaurants with air conditioning weren't really comfortable. Walking in the sunshine, riding the buses, were miserable. And, it was still very warm late at night.

Here's another huge recommendation for ParisPerfect apartments (we're staying in one for a third time in September), though we've always booked more than a year in advance.
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Apr 11th, 2007, 10:51 AM
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Hi Everyone, You will not believe this but we just heard from ParisPerfect, they have an apartment available for the week we want in July!!! Amazing!!! We certainly got lucky. Anyway, we are traveling on airline points (seats are booked) and now we have the "perfect spot" to stay, so needless to say we are very excited. I also asked if the apartment we booked was air conditioned and yes it is!!! We can't wait to go.
Thanks to everyone for all the great advice. Now I have to plan a week of sightseeing. I will be asking for your help....Thanks Ptm
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Apr 11th, 2007, 11:07 AM
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ptm, which ParisPerfect apartmenrt did you rent? Just curious - I have stayed in six of theirs so far. You won't be disappointed.
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Apr 11th, 2007, 11:29 AM
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Wow! I am so happy for you! What apartment are you in? If you are in an apartment on Rue St. Dominique, the Eiffel Tower is about a 3 - 5 minute walk and the Bat-o-bus about a 5 minute walk across the bridge from the Tower(it's a hop on/hop off water taxi which we used several times). We didn't use the Metro at all while in Paris.

We had a dinner reservation at Le P'Tit Troquet on rue de L'Exposition which is the little alley-type street just between the two restaurants, Fontaine de Mars and Fables de la Fontaine (131 Rue St. Dominique). Le P'Tit Troquet is about one-half block off Rue St. Dominique and is just wonderful! Perfect little Parisian restaurant. We had dinner there after a wonderful concert at St. Chapelle.

The coffee store, Comptoir Richard, is at 145 rue St. Dominique and we purchased our apartment coffee there several times. Yummy! Also, a great "supermarket" very close.

On rue de Grenelle is a store, Picard, which is a fabulous place with everything you ever thought you'd want in wonderful food in a frozen state! I wish there was a Picard in the Chicago area!

The Saxe-Breteuil market on Saturday morning was lots of fun and we bought lots of goodies for the apartment.

Rue Cler is close as is Rue de Grenelle, both with many take-away places as well as cheeses, wines, fruit, chocolate, patisserie, etc., etc. You certainly will not go hungry!

Have a most fabulous time! Can you tell I'm in love with that area?!?!?

Enjoy!

joy/luvparee
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Apr 12th, 2007, 09:17 AM
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Thanks everyone for all the info. I am not sure what street our apartment is on...details to be worked out. Thanks, luvparee for the info on all the restaruants. I leave all directions and street names to my DH, he is great with a map, me not so good...anyway that is our exciting news for now...The count down in on....thanks Ptm
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