Snow and museums in 7 days possible?

Old Jul 1st, 2014, 10:19 PM
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Snow and museums in 7 days possible?

We are planning to spend 7 days in France this December. Aside from the lovely museums, we would like to visit a place where the children can play with snow, not necessarily ski but some snow boarding. Any suggestions on where we can visit? And is this realistic given we only have 7 days?
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Old Jul 1st, 2014, 10:33 PM
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Please also suggest which open markets we can visit, one which the locals frequent. Thank you.
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Old Jul 1st, 2014, 10:53 PM
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1. Do these seven days include your arrival and departure dates?

2. Where in France?

3. Are you planning on renting a car or using public transit?
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Old Jul 1st, 2014, 10:55 PM
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Does not include arrival and departures.
Arriving Paris and planning to visit museums and markets.
We prefer public transport, or rent a van. We may have another couple joining us.
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People ski and snow board in the same places.

Locals buy produce from markets any place in France. Here's a list of markets by department. Click on the department to get a list of towns and the market days.

Choose your ski town and then check to see what days there are markets.

http://www.completefrance.com/holida...ce/market-days

For instance, if you choose Albertville, you can ski, visit the museum of art and history of Albertville (and various other museums in the area), and go to a market on Thursday or Saturday.
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I didn't see your response before posting so I had no idea that you were going to Paris and wanted museums and market there.
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If it's the Christmas holidays, be aware that many ski resorts insist on a week's stay. And unless you are high up in the Alps, you will not be certain of snow.
Perhaps stay in a place nearby, Annecy for instance, and take a day trip to one of the ski resorts?

I don't think it's very practical to do this - you would need snowboarding clothes, rent boards and shoes - it would be expensive, and you don't have a lot of time.
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In Paris, go to whatever market is near your hotel. They're all over the city. If it's cold or raining you'll want a covered market.

Here's a list of markets by arrondissement.

http://meslieux.paris.fr/marches
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Noted, thank you all.
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