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the journey of planning continues . . .PARIS APARTMENT

Old Apr 16th, 2013, 06:08 AM
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thanks thursdaysd!
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Old Apr 16th, 2013, 07:23 AM
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As long as you are near a metro you are good. The Paris metro is the best.
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Old Apr 16th, 2013, 08:52 AM
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crazyfamilyof4 -

You made a good decision.

It's a fine apartment in a convenient location.

I did like the Marais-Sublime one better but no so much much better that I would be willing to move mid-week to another hotel.
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Old Apr 16th, 2013, 09:42 AM
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This is the right decision... looks like a very nice apartment and the outdoor space will be great! Can sit out there with a cup of tea in the am... or a glass of wine for happy hour.

Day trip is absolutely the best option. Moving people and stuff is a big time hassle.

Stairs? Yep, got 'em. Not a big deal ... really. I broke my foot in January - was in a boot until 2 weeks before our trip to London and Paris. I climbed: St. Paul's, the Eiffel Tower (2nd level), Notre Dame towers, and the 74 steps to our apartment daily. So what... it justifies an extra scoop of ice cream! Yes, getting luggage up is a pain - you do it once. So make two trips. Assign a kid to stand at the bottom with the luggage and make two trips. Better yet... pack light since you have a washer.

At the end of the week, it will feel like home and you will wonder why you even considered: a hotel... or switching in the middle. It really makes it much more enjoyable.

As to the tv? We never turned ours on in Paris. I couldn't tell you if it got English channels or not. Between ipads and books and just general busy-ness, it just didn't happen. Don't worry about that.

good luck!
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Old Apr 16th, 2013, 02:26 PM
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I have no idea why, but I've looked at that apartment before (the one in the 8th)--looks like a very good choice for your group.

Lunch at La Grande Cascade on a nice day is a lovely, lovely experience. I've taken my mother there and she was in heaven. Won't work with the kiddies, though.

http://www.lagrandecascade.net/
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Old Apr 16th, 2013, 03:45 PM
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thanks everyone!

The agency said that they are both wonderful apartments and both will have an extra bed added for my daughter.

They believe the first one would be better for us even with the move but hubby thinks the second without a move.

Mum doesn't want me to get upset with her being difficult so she will just go with whichever.

So...

1-
http://www.alacarte-paris-apartments...s-Sublime.html

or

2-

http://www.alacarte-paris-apartments...St-Honore.html

It MUST be one of these . . I am moving towards the second as I like the idea of not moving . .however it is more then the first per night.

I guess my questions are:
1)which is in a nicer area - cafe and shops etc I read that there is a bakery across the road from the second

2) which would you choose and why.

Thanks everyone!
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Old Apr 16th, 2013, 04:02 PM
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Hi Claire, there are fabulous bakeries ALL over Paris, so don't let that be a deciding factor.

The 2nd one has ducted air con which I think you'll be grateful for in July. The Maria's is a bit more villagey whereas the 2nd one is nearer the arc du triomphe which is a bit more touristy. They are both great areas. If it was me, I'd deal with the stairs for the sake of having air con and not having to move mid week.

Hurry up though........
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Old Apr 16th, 2013, 04:18 PM
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If it didn't mean moving I'd vote for the Marais - like the area - but since it DOES mean moving I'll vote for the other.
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Old Apr 16th, 2013, 04:53 PM
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Dear God, you can hardly swing a cat in Paris without hitting a fabulous bakery, every one of them FAR better than anything you'll ever have at home, so stop fixating on silly details like that!

Don't MOVE in a week's time.

Book the 2nd one and be DONE with it!
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Old Apr 16th, 2013, 04:55 PM
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StCirq, you make me laugh!
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Old Apr 16th, 2013, 04:58 PM
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ok . . ok . . .thank you have contacted them and told them to go with the one with out a move!

Thanks everyone!

Now last one to sort out . . LONDON! Then onto trains and figuring out what to do when in these places.
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Old Apr 16th, 2013, 05:00 PM
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Start a new thread for london. Keep it short and sweet and seriously consider the first few suggestions you receive.
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Old Apr 16th, 2013, 05:05 PM
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Old Apr 16th, 2013, 05:17 PM
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If I have to I will but I am sure I will be fine I have been given so much helpful advice early on with London and there are already some great threads done about places to stay.

I pushed my luck ages ago ... but thanks for thinking that I should post again
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Old Apr 16th, 2013, 05:30 PM
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I can hardly wait for the trip report. Mum doesn't like the local bakery, etc.
Claire, take a breath. Can you make a decision please please.
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Old Apr 16th, 2013, 06:43 PM
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>> I have been given so much helpful advice early on with London and there are already . . .<<

yes - weeks and months ago. Most if not all of those places will be gone by now. Will you book <i>something</i> already.
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Old Apr 16th, 2013, 07:19 PM
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Is there a most neurotic Fodor's poster award?
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St Cirq, LOL

I wish I were young enough, or fit enough, to book a fourth-floor walk-up!
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Old Apr 18th, 2013, 11:51 PM
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So . . .at this stage the rental company has put aside both apartments as the women really feels we are better off in the original one and then to go to eurodisney but she will give me the weekend to decide.

I have had a look on google maps and I am thinking what we might do is getthe train to eurodisney. Pick up a car and stay at the cheaper hotel ..which still has a great indoor swimming pool! and then do a morning day trip on the 11th to the champagne houses and that way kids will sleep on the way home and then we can take our time with seeing the parks over the 2 days and hubby and I can go to the park at night for the grown up rides etc.

This is where I am at . . do you all think this would be a good idea?
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Old Apr 19th, 2013, 12:47 AM
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No idea sorry. I've never been to any Disneyland and wouldn't if my life depended on it. I certainly wouldn't give up time in my beloved Paris to do that, but it's your holiday, not mine.
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