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Mar 28th, 2016, 05:17 AM
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@TPAYT, thanks for reading. I'm sure I read your Au Bougnat review! It was an easy, fun, tasty stop close to our apartment. We would definitely recommend it. It was crowded so we definitely needed reservations. I found we needed reservations almost everywhere which made it harder to be spontaneous for dining out (at peak times, of course).

@TDudette, I sent the request in 8 weeks before our trip. They responded 2.5 weeks later with a proposal for the walk. It's a really great program.

And yes, Restaurant le Meurice Alain Ducasse was fantastic! And definitely a splurge! I took pictures of every course and will get the photos up as soon as I can.
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Mar 28th, 2016, 05:58 AM
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TD -- hi! we did Paris Greeters on our trip to Paris this past Nov/Dec. I sent a general inquiry several months in advance. They responded promptly to get back to them about 1 month before our trip which I did. We didnt hear about the where and exact time until closer to the trip. One of the things we said we liked was architecture. They sent us to La Defense not some place I would have thought to go. It turned out to be really interesting. On the TR I did someone responded that they never heard back from Paris Greeters. should that happen, I wouldn't hesitate to just email them again. Have a great trip!
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Mar 28th, 2016, 09:12 AM
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Thanks, nola and yes!
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Mar 28th, 2016, 12:23 PM
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Oh, I forgot to ask about g7 cabs, nola. Did they charge a flat rate? And how far in advance did you call them for pickup, please.
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Mar 28th, 2016, 12:55 PM
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G7 cabs was not a flat rate. I think we paid 80Euro tip included. There was a lot of traffic so the trip to the airport took a long time. I called them the morning before we left to arrange the pick up.
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Mar 28th, 2016, 01:04 PM
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Thanks alot, nola77382.
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Mar 28th, 2016, 01:16 PM
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I always call G7 the night before. You pay a supplement for them coming from where they areto pick you up, but the supplement is pretty small if you call the night before and they can arrange for a cab near you to pick you up. I wouldn't wait until the day you need a ride.
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Mar 28th, 2016, 02:18 PM
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nola - thank you so much for the information on tours of the Hotel de Ville! I had no idea it was open for tours weekly (with reservations). I'll be there for 4 weeks in December - January and will absolutely take a tour. I'm so excited to add this to all the things I have planned. Again, thank you so much for the tip!
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Mar 29th, 2016, 07:15 AM
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@TDudette & StCirq, I gave G7 about 24 hours notice before pick up.

@Dee_Dee, you're very welcome. I thought Hotel de Ville was worth the effort to get in! It's just beautiful. As per the instructions on the website, I called 2 months in advance and spoke with a gentleman who said to email 2 weeks in advance and "they'll see" if they could accommodate us. The phone number I called was 00 33 1 42 76 54 04. Then I emailed was Daniel . colomar at paris . fr

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