What to wear, where to go in February

Jan 8th, 2004, 02:14 PM
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What to wear, where to go in February

I want to surprise my boyfriend/best friend with a 5 day trip to Paris at the end of February. I figured since the weather will be cold, we should stay at a nicer hotel (Clarion St. James or Libertel Belle Chasse). What do you recommend we wear and where do you recommend we go?

Thank you in advance for your help!
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Jan 8th, 2004, 02:29 PM
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Hi happy,

Can I be your next boyfriend?

I don't know why the weather should affect your choice of hotel. My wife and I always stay at the Hotel Bonaparte in the 6th, about 115E/dbl w/bkfst.

However, I discovered at
a 5-night pkg at the Belle Chasse for $465, which might interest you.
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Jan 8th, 2004, 02:32 PM
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Jan 9th, 2004, 10:57 AM
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Get the DK guidebooks either for France, Paris or Top Ten Paris. They're very good because of the color pictures. That can help you choose the places you want to visit.

We were stunned by the beauty of Ste. Chappelle. We were there when it opened in the morning (I think it was 9:00 a.m.), and the sunlight streamed through the stained glass. They also have concerts there some evenings. If you have the museum pass, you can skip the line to get in.

As for dress, you are who you are perceived to be. If you dress nicely, it's more likely you'll be treated accordingly.
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Jan 9th, 2004, 12:38 PM
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Unless you mean you want to be able to pop back inside to warm up, but you can do that at lots of places.

I would consider the BelleChasse to be a budget-minded hotel from what I've read, but in the spectrum of Paris hotels, I don't know that I'd use the nicer/less nice dichotomy, just perhaps economical vs very expensive. There are many lesser places, but even more luxurious places.
I understand the rooms, not surprisingly, are quite small, I have not stayed there. Another good place to look for hotel comments is

What to wear? Warm clothes!
Bring a warm coat, hat, gloves, and to that add layers: silk ski underwear, turtlenecks, sweaters, that can be added or removed, depending on the temps.
Websites such as wunderground.com can provide historical temperature averages, but check the forecast before you go.
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Jan 9th, 2004, 04:57 PM
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Waterproof shoes too. Be sure to dress in layers because many of the Parisian places are incredibly hot inside.
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Jan 14th, 2004, 04:05 PM
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