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Rick Steeves suggestion: one hour taxi tour of lights of paris at night

Rick Steeves suggestion: one hour taxi tour of lights of paris at night

Sep 1st, 2012, 07:05 AM
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Foxity has a Paris by Night tour.

http://www.foxity.com/en
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Sep 1st, 2012, 07:22 AM
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I'm with wesleymarsh--hub and I were also lucky but we had a wonderful experience in Palermo with a taxi driver.

Not saying it's the only way to go but it worked for us. We also enjoyed the Cityrama tour I mentioned--although we do read before we go, tour guides often add to the information.
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Sep 1st, 2012, 08:58 AM
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Last summer DD was living in Paris for a study abroad term. A few of the girls were out and about one afternoon and saw a tourist become surrounded by the gypsy girls. One of DD's friends told the tourist what was happening, and one of the gypsy girls was NOT happy and took her pen and tried to stab her in the rear with it. DD's friend was faster than the gypsy, so was fine. So yes, they CAN get aggressive. I do not think this is typical though, but of course it pays to be careful.

I have only seen the ring scam once, and DD and I just laughed as we saw the woman bend down. I knew exactly what it was and was laughing, and just ingored the woman and kept walking.

Otherwise we have not had any issues, but that isn't to say things don't happen. DD's experience and other posts on here and other boards are enough for me to know "never say never".

As for the taxi ride to see the lights, why not? I think it sounds like a fine idea. I would opt for having a hotel arrange it, or my apt landlord possibly.
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Sep 1st, 2012, 10:58 AM
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This foxity sounds great: my wife wants an introduction has anyone tried this?
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Sep 1st, 2012, 11:32 AM
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Some good friends have done the tour in the daytime and really enjoyed it. They were looking for a general orientation tour and that's what Foxity provides - a drive-around with commentary at a moderate price.

See this thread for more comments about the tour:

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...r-in-paris.cfm
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