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annhig Nov 20th, 2012 07:52 AM

REALLY looking forward to the trip report.

passionfruitdrink37 Nov 20th, 2012 08:23 AM

Glad to hear it, annhig. I'm excited to write it.

Doppio Nov 20th, 2012 10:59 AM

<<There's no shame in going to MacDo either.>>

=-o

Yes, there is.. And I want to SLAP people who travel all the way to Paris and then go eat at McDonalds.

Seriously.

passionfruitdrink37 Nov 20th, 2012 11:24 AM

McDonald's in France apparently has the McChèvre wrap or something. That's something I could try XD

kerouac Nov 20th, 2012 11:46 AM

And the McBaguette has been back twice already, so I presume it will appear again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4Z6gisdNAQ

kismetchimera Nov 20th, 2012 11:58 AM

Things to remember..When you are on the metro hold your purse close to your body..Thieves do a thriving business there.

Watch out about the Ring scam.I was telling my daughter about the ring scam when a nice older woman approached us with the ring..We laughed at her face and kept walking.

That's the way it works.Usually they work in pairs.

A person pretends to pick up a gold wedding ring off the sidewalk. They ask you if it's your ring. When you say no they offer to give it to you for a price..

There are other scams and if you want to be aware of them just google ..

If someone approach you be a Snob keep walking and dont stop .

Have a great time.

Doppio Nov 20th, 2012 12:03 PM

<<That's something I could try XD>>

Sounds gross to me, but knock yourself out. Here's the address.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/mcdonalds-paris-2

menachem Nov 20th, 2012 12:11 PM

Wow, it's just a burger, people. Paris is a city like any other city, really :P

Doppio Nov 20th, 2012 12:30 PM

<<Paris is a city like any other city, really>>


Yes, just like any other city.. @-)

It makes one wonder why people travel at all! I mean, if Paris is just like any other city. Why bother?

kismetchimera Nov 20th, 2012 01:20 PM

I confess that I stopped at MCDonald few times in Rome and in Paris..

denisea Nov 20th, 2012 02:52 PM

I refuse to go to McDonald's in Paris! Get a crepe instead....it will taste better. At least, stop in a cafe and get a croque monsieur. You can go yo McDonald's when you get back.

Doppio Nov 20th, 2012 03:04 PM

I agree with denisea!

Anyway, it's gross. All of the uncouth, obese American tourists flock there. :@)

So nasty! :-&

nukesafe Nov 20th, 2012 03:36 PM

I think that McBaguette sounds interesting, Kerouac.

What absolute bigoted food snobs haunt his Forum! Doppio seems the worst; a lot of savvy, thin Frenchmen go to McDonald's, too.

kismetchimera Nov 20th, 2012 03:44 PM

They do have a clean restroom..and when you are out sightseeing that is more important than eating a Crepe.

kismetchimera Nov 20th, 2012 03:51 PM

Besides after Paris I usually go to Provence where I can eat the most delicious food at my cousin home that lives in Avignon and also at my sister , a gourmet cook, that lives in Uzes.
Therefore MCDonald is not a bad deal especially when you can use clean restroom..

vive la difference..;)

StCirq Nov 20th, 2012 03:58 PM

The MacDonalds all over France are filled with FRENCH families!

I don't eat at MacDonalds much even here in the States (I go maybe twice a year because we get coupons and my SO likes a Big Mac every once in awhile), and I've only eaten at one twice ever in France, because I was on the road and in a hurry and there wasn't much to choose from, but to suggest that the MacDonalds in France (or any other foreign country for that matter) are populated by fat Americans shows at minimum a lack of experience and understanding.

Trust me, this isn't a recco for MacDonalds - I actually can barely stand the greasy smell of the place and always feel slightly sick after eating there, but the generalization is way out of whack. I'd actually try a MacBaguette...maybe.

passionfruitdrink37 Nov 20th, 2012 08:25 PM

It's funny how so many of you have these opinions on McDonald's. haha

annhig Nov 21st, 2012 01:44 AM

pfd - haven't you noticed? - we have opinions on EVERYTHING!

TNMJN Nov 21st, 2012 03:25 AM

Metro and if you walk get a good map like the Streetwise laminated one

passionfruitdrink37 Nov 21st, 2012 08:55 AM

I purchased the Pocket Rough Guide Paris. It comes with a map of Paris, but there are neighbourhood maps throughout, so it seems pretty handy.
I've pretty much decided I'm only going to purchase the carnet. Or a carnet for each of us. I feel that should be alright.


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