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Old Jul 19th, 2012, 06:55 AM
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I will join in and thank you for your most interesting report.

Taking the time to report all the small details made your journey so enjoyable for all of us who love Paris.
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Old Jul 19th, 2012, 02:51 PM
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Europeannovice, I also enjoyed your recent report to UK– tres bien.


I must say that the water lilies at the Conciergerie were a bit underwhelming. But I did enjoy the WALTER- GUILLAUME impressionist exhibit downstairs. I wish that I could have seen more of the nearby Tuileries Garden but the weather was too nasty.

So much to see in Paris….



Taconictraveler, thanks so much for the kind words. We all focus on something different and there is room for all angles when discussing Paris, n’est-ce pas?

Happy travels…
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Old Jul 20th, 2012, 03:03 AM
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TPAYT, thank for following along. I have always enjoyed your posts in the past.

Continued happy travels….
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Old Jul 20th, 2012, 03:32 AM
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I don't spend a lot of time on these forums but I wanted to say what an absolute pleasure it was to read yours.

Thanks for taking the time to write.

I am also a lover of the lower level of the L'Orangerie museum. While the water lilies are definitely impressive, the artworks below had a much greater impact on me.

I hope you get to visit Europe again soon.

I am off to read about your London adventures.
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Old Jul 20th, 2012, 08:40 AM
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“Thanks for taking the time to write.”

Hi Mez, it’s my pleasure, can’t stop. In fact this report is now some 13,500 words (according to the count at the bottom of the page.) This does not include replies.

Unlike the great majority of travelers, I don’t take any pictures – but I do enjoy seeing those taken by others.

I am thinking of adding some pics from Google Images of those places/paintings/historical sites mentioned and making a scrap book of sorts for my grandchildren – whether they want it or not at this point.

Some day they may pick it up and say, “Hey, remember when Nan was 72 and went to Paris by herself? Here’s her old trip report.”

In any case, thanks for following along….
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Old Jul 26th, 2012, 05:30 AM
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For those who may be interested in the MOUFFETARD (5th) area of Paris, you might enjoy this clip.

http://youtu.be/ctL6PTSpn90

This is the part of the city we covered in the HEMINGWAY PARIS WALKS which I describe above in my TR for Friday, June 8. The neighborhood has many pedestrian only streets with produce/cheese/meat/flower shops.

Of particular interest to MIDNIGHT IN PARIS fans – that is the vicinity where Gil starts his joyride into the literary 1920s…
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Old Jul 27th, 2012, 07:10 PM
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Thank you so much for posting this video link. I viewed full screen - like a virtual visit to Paris. Can't wait for the Hemminway Walks! Do they have a website? Where exactly do the walks begin and at what time?
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Old Jul 28th, 2012, 03:11 AM
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latedaytraveler, I thoroughly enjoyed reading your fascinating report, it is one of the best I have read so far! Bookmarking for re-reading
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Old Jul 28th, 2012, 01:36 PM
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Rtwin80days, thank you for your kind words. Report is much longer than I intended so I appreciate your patience.


Aren't you folks heading for Paris soon? Have a great time....
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Old Jul 29th, 2012, 02:20 AM
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latedaytraveler, I am very gregarious for reading good stuff and yours is top notch
Yes I am heading to Paris in Aug, right after my Spain trip. You inspire me to write a detailed trip report
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Old Jul 30th, 2012, 04:02 AM
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Rtwin80days, go for it! Would love to hear about your trip to Spain also - what part?
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Old Jul 30th, 2012, 05:06 PM
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Hi LDT,
I just reread portions of your wonderful report, but can't find specific information regarding your Hemingway walking tour. What company sponsors this? Thanks. Also, for my Chopin tour, I will plan to visit your Delacroix sites - they were very good friends.

Susan
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Old Jul 30th, 2012, 05:35 PM
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Not LDT, but here you go
http://www.paris-walks.com/

I am going to Paris myself in a month
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Old Jul 30th, 2012, 09:13 PM
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Thank you, hpeabody. I found this site earlier today, but wasn't sure this was the same company. Have fun in Paris next month!
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Old Jul 31st, 2012, 03:21 AM
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Hi Susan001,

Glad that Hpeabody could give you the right info on PARIS WALKS. The good part is that you just have to show up at the appointed Metro.

So if the weather is bad, you are not committed to a specific time. As you can see, I really enjoyed the experience and wish that I had done other walks. Of course, there are always LONDON WALKS too

Have a great time in Paris…
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Old Jul 31st, 2012, 11:30 AM
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Thanks, LDT. I'm a little nervous about using the Metro. I've only used cabs in Paris, but need to get some courage regarding the Metro. I may stay in your hotel - it looks very nice and conveniently located.
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Old Jul 31st, 2012, 12:18 PM
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Hi susan,

why not just do a short metro trip to start off with, one that doesn't include any changes ["correspondences"] underground?

work out the line you need, and the direction you want [ie what is the station at the end of the line that it's heading for - write it down if necessary] then go for it! after a few trips like that, you'll soon get the hang of it.
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Old Aug 1st, 2012, 07:02 AM
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Thanks, annhig. I will try it.
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Old Aug 1st, 2012, 09:39 AM
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BTW, susan, there was a recent thread about the changes that they have made to the RER C carriages on the Versailles line, which have been decorated in the style of the palace.

you don't have to go all the say to Versailles to enjoy this - you could get on at Notre Dame St. Michel and get off at the Champ de Mars Tour eiffel, for example, all for the price of one metro ticket.
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Old Aug 1st, 2012, 10:00 AM
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susan, if you haven't already, you can practise your trip planning by playing around with
http://www.ratp.fr/plan-interactif/

and this looks like a very user-friendly guide:

http://goparis.about.com/od/transpor..._and_Buses.htm
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