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when is a day trip from paris pushing it?

May 20th, 2004, 12:59 PM
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when is a day trip from paris pushing it?

We arrive Paris on a Saturday morning in June - and depart on Tuesday morning.

Do you think it's worth it to go to Vaux Le Vicomte?
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May 20th, 2004, 01:09 PM
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Have you been to Paris before? Can you see and do everything you want to do in Paris in 2 days? Sounds unlikely but only you can make the decision. Having been to Paris 7 times, we still haven't been to Vaux Le Vicomte, there is so much to do in Paris and so many other day trips to take.
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May 20th, 2004, 01:34 PM
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I agree with mamc. We were there seven days and still didn't see everything in Paris.
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May 20th, 2004, 01:43 PM
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With only three days, definitely restrict yourselves to Paris.
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May 20th, 2004, 01:59 PM
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Stay in Paris, especially if this is your first trip. Vaux is lovely but it will take most of the day. Plan another, longer trip and see Vaux then.
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May 20th, 2004, 02:30 PM
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Hi mag,

I take it from your question that this is your first time.

If so, stay in Paris.

You might find my trip report helpful,

Ira?s Mother?s Trip to Paris

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34497442


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May 20th, 2004, 02:47 PM
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We have been to Paris soo many times and still find it hard to leave the city for a day out..
I think this trip you should concentrate on Paris and on the flight home, plan the next, longer trip that can include a day trip~
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May 20th, 2004, 02:49 PM
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I've been to Paris 4 times, and I still haven't seen all I want to see I doubt I ever will. My mom has learned not to ask, "Paris again?"

Best,
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May 20th, 2004, 02:53 PM
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Mags,
Definitely... stay in Paris. There is so much to see there that you'll be glad you did. I'll bet you'll be back, and then you can go to Vaux le Vicomte. We stay for a week every spring, and we usually do take a day trip somewhere, but I wouldn't take a day trip unless I was staying at least a week.

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May 20th, 2004, 07:24 PM
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Unqualified no, I don't think it's worth it, and I've been there (Vaux le Vicomte). One of my least interesting day trips I've ever taken. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who hasn't been to Paris many times and has lots of free time.
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May 20th, 2004, 08:03 PM
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I've been to Vaux le Vicomte and think that when it is enjoyed with a trip to fountainbleu and Barbizon, it is a great day trip. In order to accomplish all of this IMHO it is necessary to rent a car. However, if you have only a few days in Paris no matter how many times you've been there, spend your hours wisely. Paris is a state of mind.
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May 20th, 2004, 09:52 PM
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You could easily spend all 3 days in Paris, but you might want a day out anyway - if only for variety and a change of scene. After all, it's just as easy to say "I'll see more of Paris next time" as it is to say "I'll see an outlying area next time."
The choices for a day or half-day trip are many: Chartres, Givernay, Versailles, Auvers-sur-Oise, Fontainebleu, l'Isle-Adam, Mont-l'Amaury, La-Roche-Guyon...
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