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beachgirl86 Mar 4th, 2007 12:26 PM

Where would you go in July (possibly with Paris)?
 
I just got back from my 2nd trip to Paris (first as an adult), but my husband was unable to come with me. I am thinking of returning in the summer (July) and maybe pairing it with another city. London seems to be the easiest becuase of the Chunnel, but where else would you suggest I look into? I have always wanted to visit Italy, but maybe I should save that for it's own trip? Any suggestions would be wonderful as I am in the beginning stages of just looking around. Thanks so much :)

Rastaguytoday Mar 4th, 2007 12:33 PM

This is a simple mantra "where am I coming from, how long am I staying, and where do I want to go?"

We can help you if those things are known. How does one answer a question about where to go when the length of time is not known?

How are your flying? What airline? etc...? Don't forget about the open jaw concept.

The Chunnel is pretty boring, given that the English still haven't gotten their act together.

freeman0819 Mar 4th, 2007 12:39 PM

*I* would go to Turkey, but you are not me :)

How long is the trip?
Where are you flying from?
What's your budget?
What do you like to do on vacations?

You're going to get more questions than answers without more specific info

ira Mar 4th, 2007 12:51 PM

ditto

beachgirl86 Mar 4th, 2007 03:57 PM

My husband will have about 8 nights, as for me, I can stay as long as I want as I am a teacher and have the whole summer off :)

We will be flying out of Boston. Budget is whatever I need it to be....not super expensive, but not super cheap either. I loved renting an apt. in Paris this past trip, so I would probably do that again.

As for what I like to do -- anything! I loved seeing all main tourist attractions in Paris (Notre Dame, Pantheon, Tour Eiffel, Louvre, etc..) I just loved soaking up the atmosphere and history. We usually take beach (Hawaii and Caribbean) vacations with a few US cities (Vegas, Seattle) long weekends thrown in throughout the year.

Thanks!

surfmom Mar 4th, 2007 04:00 PM

we visited Normandy a few summers ago and fell in love with it. Felt like the time to visit the WWII sites weren't enough... close enough to Paris to not lose travel time, yet felt totally different in terms of atmosphere.

ira Mar 4th, 2007 04:00 PM

Hi BG,

>My husband will have about 8 nights, as for me, I can stay as long as I want ...<

So, you and DH will do 8 days in Paris and vicinity. He will go home. You can spend the rest of the Summer as:

1 week on the Loire
1 week in the Dordogne
1 week in Provence

When does school start?

((I))

mkdiebold Mar 4th, 2007 05:59 PM

I would consider the weather. Are you bothered by the heat? Europe can be mighty hot in July.


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