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Emily Vandenberg

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France in November- what to do and where to go?

I'm going to France in November, flying into Paris. I've only got one week, so I'm not sure if I should just stay in Paris the whole time, or go somewhere else for a couple of days as well. Is one week enough time to go anywhere other than Paris? Also, is there anything I should keep in mind since it's going to be November? I know it's France's off-season.

I've never been so I'm really excited and want to do as much as I can, but I don't want to try to jam in too much and not enjoy myself. I'm more of a city person than a small town girl, and I love museums, architecture, parks, and, more than anything else, french food and wine!

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  • Valerie Stimac

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    Emily, Paris is beautiful any time of the year! It just won't be those iconic blue skies you've seen in other peoples' photos, but hopefully you won't get bad weather.

    My first trip to Paris was in November 2011, and I spent the entire week just in Paris. Others who might be more familiar with the French train system might be able to give suggestions as to how much time you need to go somewhere out of the city, but I found that there was plenty to do in a week in Paris.

    Here are some of my favorites (they're most people's favorites, I think):

    Naturally, you have to do the Eiffel Tower. Try to do this as early as possible in your trip, so that if the weather isn't good the first time, you'll have other days to try again. Most people take their funny photos along the Champ de Mars — Tour Eiffel (the gardens near the tower), so that's worth a walk.

    Seeing the sun rise from Sacre Coeur is definitely one of my favorite memories. It's a beautiful walk through Montmartre, especially if you can see the neighborhood at night and in the daytime.

    My number one recommendation in the Paris Catacombs - Long Line tour. You will learn SO much about the history of the city. You'll also be down in a different part of town, which will give you the chance to walk around there. Maybe grab a coffee at Les Deux Magots (Hemingway's favorite) or visit Saint-Sulpice Church and the Rose Line (the original prime meridian).Paris Catacombs - Long LineIf you want to get out of Paris, the best option is Château De Versailles. It's a nice day trip, and the interior of the chateau really is unparalleled. The weather won't be great for exploring the gardens unless you're lucky, but they have carried wagons that can take you to the Petit Trianon and other buildings on the grounds.

    Be sure to enjoy a crepe while you wait in line to climb to the top of Notre Dame Cathedral--there are some right across the street from the main entrance. And research if the Louvre Museum has any special admission deals when you're in town... sometimes they do discount nights or student events.

    That covers the big stuff... The only other tip I have (and I can't tag it on the map because they're everywhere) is to find your nearest Monoprix to where you're staying--it's the best grocery store EVER.

    OH! One more thing. You may be visiting around the time of the Fete de Beaujolais Nouveau. Be sure to pick up a bottle and try it--it's the holiday season wine that comes out in November every year.

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      I agree!! · (1 likelikes)

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      Thank you so much Valerie! So helpful :) · (0 likelikes)

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    What a great city you are visiting! I just returned from 5 days there as part of a 5 week jaunt through Europe. From what you say, I'd plan to stay in Paris, except for a MUST DO trip to VersaillesVersailleswhich you can reach most easily by the Metro. This is truly a jaw-dropping experience you'll never forget. Sign up for the special tour of the upstairs bedrooms, too. This is a minimum of a half day, but worth it. Don't miss the gardens in the back!

    Since you like museums (me, too), you should get the Paris Museum Pass. The best part is that you skip the long lines (you'll see LOTS of students!), just show your pass and walk in! Easiest to get before you leave. Google it online to buy. I think there are about 40 museums on it. Obvious stops are the Louvre MuseumLouvre Museum (there's another minimum half day if you walk fast), the Musée d'OrsayMusée d'Orsay (just stunning!), and the Le Petit PalaisLe Petit PalaisPetit Palais (the Grande Palais is across the street.)

    If you have any interest in history and the French Revolution, there is also a small museum called La Conciergerie, a former royal palace that was the jail for many prisoners, including Marie Antoinette. A fair amount has been recreated so you get a small feel of the terror of the people imprisoned there until their turn came for the cart ride to the Place de la Concorde. . . . and the guilliotine. Don't miss the room with the actual lists of those killed, include the king and queen in separate columns but next to each other.

    There's a long list of museums on Wikipedia under "List of Museums in Paris" with links, many with a special focus like design, religion, or specific artists like Rodan.

    Of course, you should not miss the Eiffel Tower or Notre Dame, which is really a museum inside a cathedral.

    Some other things which I really loved to do:

    1) Walk up the Champs-Elyseees from the Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe. Enjoy the walk on a nice day, you'll go right by the Petit Palais on your left. Here is a terrific website that will show you moving panoramic views of many popular places in Paris! .http://www.fromparis.com/panoramas.html.

    2) Walk over the bridge near the Louvre to the Ile Saint-Louis, an island in the middle of the Seine. Its small but charming. I bought a sandwich at one shop, wonderful cheese at a fromage shop along with a half bottle of wine, walked a block back to the river and down the stairs where I found a quiet bench to enjoy my lunch and toast the tourist barges coming by.

    3) Eat a small restaurants and small places open to the sidewalk. I had some great, cheap meals that way. Eat desserts, these little bakery shops are everywhere! You could even take a cooking class!

    4) Just walk around. Get on a bus and get off when it looks interesting. Ride the metro. Ask people for help, many speak English and most will be glad to help. A smile goes a long way.

    Finally, visit the museums you want to see the most first. You can never tell when the government workers will go on strike and close them down.

    Have fun!







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      Wow, this is great advice Gary! I'll have to look into the museum pass. Can November be here already? :) · (0 likelikes)

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    Paris is lovely in the fall! Expect some minor rainfall, but the weather is cool without being too cold. I know it's tempting to take a side trip since you have a week, but there are so much to see in Paris. I would strongly recommend you spend your entire time in Paris, especially if this is your first trip.

    I remember the first time I went to Paris I got a little ambitious and planned for so many things. I think it's important to compile a list of all the things you think you want to see, then prioritize and revise. Here are some attractions/landmark that I think are must-sees:

    Museums:

    The Louvre - I would recommend getting tickets online ahead of time, since the line could potentially be pretty long. The last time I was in Paris, I stayed at a hotel right behind the museum so I wandered over at night. It was absolutely beautiful! The tourists have all gone home by then so it was a great opportunity to snag some beautiful photos. The Louvre is totally different at night :)

    Musée d'Orsay, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Musee Rodin, Musée Marmottan Monet, Grand Palais (they often host exceptional exhibitions. Check their calendar to see if there's anything special going on for your time frame), Musee de l'Orangerie (great if you're a Monet lover).


    Landmark/Attactions:

    Jardin du Luxembourg, Basilique du Sacre-Coeur, Notre Dame Cathedral (avoid going on weekends!), Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, The Panthéon, Grand Palais, Les Invalides, Place Vendôme (and browse all the haute jeweler for some eye candy!), Opéra Bastille.


    If this is your first trip. I would strongly recommend book a tour with Viator.com. Whether it's a half day tour, full day tour, or just simply the hop on hop off bus tour/pass. It really helps to get a sense of where everything is; that way you can take notes for places you'd like to explore further on your own after the tour.

    The easiest way to get around central Paris is the metro. However, I personally do not recommend it for first time travelers, as it can get very confusing. Paris is very walkable and there are taxis everywhere (it's not cheap but not overly expensive either).


    Notable Neighborhoods in Paris:

    Paris has 20 districts or arrondissement as they call it.

    1er or 1st arrondissement is probably the most visited district by travelers given its prime location and major attractions. Iconic places to visit here includes the Lovure, Palais Royal, Jarin des Tuilleries (the royal garden), Vendome. There are lots of great shopping off Rue Saint-Honore if you are looking for some designer duds. This is probably a good area to stay too. Can get pricey to but it's centrally located with immediate or close access to most things you want to see.

    5e or 5th arrondissement is located at the left bank (Rive Gauche), as in left of the River Seine. This is the Latin Quarter area. Not much to see in terms of Landmarks other than the Pantheon, but this is area with a high concentration of quirky/trendy restaurants and bars, younger demographic due to large population of students.

    6e or 6th arrondissement of Paris's main attraction is the Luxembourg garden and palace. Also known as the St. Germains area.

    8e or 8th arrondissement is also a good place to stay as it is home to the famous Champs-Elysees avenue. Other attractions are Arc de Triomphe, Palace de la Concord (largest square in Paris). There are lots of restaurants on Champs-Elysses but I would avoid since most are tourist traps. The quality of food is ok, more Americanized in taste but you definitely pay more than what you should.

    9e or 9th arrondissement is the Opera district. Key visit is Opera Garnier. Lots of great shopping. Primtemps, Galaries Layfayette are two of Paris' most popular department stores. You could easily spend a lot of time here. Note: if you shop, make sure you do your tax refund on the same day.

    10e or 10th arrondissement is home to Gare du Nord, one of Paris' largest train stations. A trip to London is just 2 hour one way should you have time :)

    I personally would recommend staying at one of those areas. Do take a walk along La Seine. It's beautiful!

    One day trip you should take is to Versailles. Check viator.com for a day tour because there are so much to see it will definitely take a full day. Good thing about going with viator is because they provide transportation. It can get a little tricky/time consuming and expensive if you arrange your own transportation to and from Versailles.

    This is about all I can think of. Not going to touch on restaurants because then I'll never stop typing haha. Just a quick note: most house wines at cafes are decent so there's no need to go fancy; a good amount of cafes doesn't take credit cards to make sure you have some cash; enjoy the bread and butter! If you want restaurant recommendations. Feel free to message me directly (if there's way to do that here).

    Sorry for such a long post. Hope this helped. Have a great trip!


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      I've never seen anyone use almost the whole alphabet on their map! Way to go! · (0 likelikes)

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      Haha I just noticed. Thanks Valerie! · (1 likelikes)

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      Thanks Jin! So helpful to have a guide to the arrondissements, this is great :) · (0 likelikes)

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    Hi Emily, there is so much to do here in Paris. I could recommend you few places i love to go on weekend. First of all Marche Enfants Rouges which a beautiful little closed market where you have a nice lunch (italian, morrocan, india or japonase foods). Secondly, i could recommand you to walk until Canal Saint-Martin where you can take a drink into a special place/bar called Le Comptoir Général

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      Thank you, Kamel! I didn't know about that canal. Sounds lovely. · (0 likelikes)

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      Thanks, Kamel! I've never heard of these places- Can't wait to check them out! :) · (0 likelikes)

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    It will be cold and maybe snow. But still wonderful. I could revis Paris 1000 times and it would not be too much. Stay in a small boutique hotel out if the 1er arrondissement, you can walk most places with ease. I would only do Paris and surrounds in a week. Just take a deep breath. Best is coffee and pastry and just relax. You can do the Louvre which is fabulous but so much is free and just absorb the culture. Relax and drink it in.

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      Thanks for the advice, June! :) · (0 likelikes)

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    My personal opinion is stay in Paris - we just spent 10 days there and loved it. The prior time we only had 2 days and it was not enough. But for an outside trip that fits your likes - how about a day trip to Versailles? Or even Monet House (train to from Paris to Vernon and then either bike or bus to Giverny).

    Great way to see the Louvre without burning out - unless you WANT to spend several days there - pick out 2-3 pieces you want to see (there will be crowds but that's ok - say, the Mona Lisa, the Venus, and 1-2 others). then start at Napoleon's apartments upstairs, make your way through the museum with a path to each of the chosen items - you'll see plenty along the way - and then end with the basement where the original castle has been excavated along with a roman building. Took us about 3 hours total and we loved it.

    Be sure to see the Impressionist museum - Musée d'Orsay - in a BEAUTIFUL old railroad station which is as great as the art to see!

    Pretty cool architecture in Cimetière de Montmartre and the Père Lachaise Cemetery also.

    Our favorite was a bike tour of Paris - easy riding, about 3-4 hours and you see a great overview. We used bikeabout tours. Good idea the day you arrive if you have any jet lag.

    Climb Montmartre mountain to see Sacre Coeur and great view of Paris at sunset. Lots of people gather on the steps and there is usually music or entertainment.

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      Thanks for the insight on the Louvre, Pat! And Musée d'Orsay is a must-do for me. Can't wait! :) · (0 likelikes)

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      The Louvre idea was told to us by the owner of the B&B we stay in. He says to start with Napoleon's rooms because that was the original use of the Louvre... and just beautiful too! · (0 likelikes)

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    Paris is wonderful any time of year and is a great museum city so if the weather is not agreeable then you can spend time exploring one of the many fine museums. I've been to Paris many times and still get a Paris Museum Pass every time I go (note this is NOT the Paris Pass which I don't think I would get good value out of). Most of Paris' museums are included on this pass as well as Versailles to see Louis XIV's fabulous palace and grounds, Arc de Triomphe which has a spectacular view over Paris, the Towers of Notre Dame Cathedral which has an even better view of Paris and Sainte-Chapelle. You can buy in 2, 4 or 6 day versions, the more days, the less it costs per day. You could easily spend weeks in Paris so I don't think I would try to add another area of France but I will mention that you can daytrip/overnight to London via the Eurostar which takes about 2 1/4 hours and you can also visit Brussels in about the same or less. But really you could spend weeks in London as well, I just thought I'd mention since I've taken several people for their 1st trips to Europe and have done a combination of those cities as a nice 1st taste of Europe.


    The one thing that is not on the Paris Museum Pass is the Eiffel Tower. I have left that off of all of my first time trips because of the amount of time you spend queueing (advance tickets are tough, what if it's a bad weather day?) and if you are on top of the Eiffel Tower, you can't see the Eiffel Tower. That said, I know most people want to go and do it on the 1st trip. If it is cold on the ground, it will be really cold up on top of it. I went in December the 1st time I went, I had on gloves, earmuffs and a winter coat and was still freezing!

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      Thank you so much for the insight, Kristi! · (0 likelikes)

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    Hello Emily, yes November is off season in France and the weather is generally not so great, cold and rainy. From my point of view, Paris is worth a week, but if you want to try something else the best would be to fly from Paris to Nice on the French Riviera. Weather is nice, Nice is a big city, animated all year long, on the Mediterranean Sea. Cannes and Monte Carlo are really close. Plenty to do and see over there

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      Agree! Leave Paris and go South! France isn't about Paris alone! · (0 likelikes)

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    November is le Mois de la Photographie in Paris so there are many photo exhibitions, including the massive ParisPhoto exposition at Le Grand Palais, in museums and galleries throughout the city. The Maison Européenne de La Photographie has an outstanding collection worth checking out.

    The recommendations to stay in the city are best. In my opinion, Versailles and Monet's House in Giverny are best saved for a late spring or summer trip. I definitely recommend going to the top of the Tour Montparnasse if the weather is clear, as it has the best view of Paris. If it does get rainy, check out the enclosed shopping Passages in the Opéraand Grands Boulevards areas.

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    Hi Emily,

    I'm not from Paris but I've been living there for 6 years.
    Many people visiting Paris stay only two or three days and it's not a lot to discover this city because there are a lot of things to do/see, so one week is great!
    (For example, only the Louvre Museum would require two full days to see everything).
    Tip: if you want to go to an exhibition, it's better to buy your tickets in advance online to avoid waiting for a long time.

    Even though November is off-season for French, Paris remains very very touristic. The cold do not prevent travelers from going to the City of Light.

    If you like cities and want to discover another one, you can go to Lyon with the high speed train, it's only two hours and it's a great experience. Perfect for a weekend gateway. Lyon also has a great historical past and is also very nice. You will find many spots offering excellent food and wines as this city is known in France for its gastronomy.

    I hope it helps, enjoy your trip!

    Mag

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      Thank you for the advice, Mag! Lyon sounds lovely. · (1 likelikes)

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  • Tiffany Weber

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    Both of my week-long Paris trips were in December at Christmas time and both were fabulous. Yes, it could be cold in November, but you won't have to fight crowds. Even the Eiffel Tower has shorter lines - we didn't wait at all during our first trip there.

    The above answers have you pretty well covered. There is more to do than you'll have time for, so take time for your favorites, but leave time to walk and just enjoy the beauty of the city without rushing from one location to another and enjoy Parisian cafés.

    I always go to Monoprix and my local bakery to grab breakfast in nearest my apartment or hotel or hit a local market.

    If you want another outing outside the city, go see Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte. It was the predecessor to Versailles and has an interesting history and beautiful gardens.

    I also enjoyed the market at the Rue Mouffetard. There are some great fondue restaurants along this street a few fun boutiques mixed among the food shops and open-air market.

    Rue Mouffetardimage from dean-bailey.deviantart.com



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      I love fondue :) Thanks for the insight, Tiffany! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Nilufer Yilmaz Ozdemir

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    Heyy Emily, please don't be afraid going to Paris in November...I have been there 3 times and one week is not enough! Please find my adventures at http://www.mapkini.com/2014/04/paris.html

    Rain has never been more beautiful in other places than Paris! Look at this amazing view from on top of La Grande Roue

    La Grande Roue

    The thing is, please be prepared for the extremely hard wind since Paris corners and places are huge open areas.

    I tried to tell about Paris day by day with closest places to see, maps of walking routes and maps of touristic areas. You will get opinion about Masterpieces of Paris, where to stay, L'open tour, Quartier Du Marais Region (boutiques shops and patisseries), Montmartre, Basilique du Sacre-Coeur, Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame de Paris....

    I highly recommend you to start your day with L'open tour.

    Please do not forget to eat éclair at Au Petit Versailles du Marais and if you have time, please do not skip going to Disneyland Resort Paris

    Notre-Dame de ParisAu petit versailles du marais
    You could find many ideas about below places at my Paris post. Enjoy every corner of it, have a nice flight :))))

    L'open tour a Paris (hop on-hop off) and its picking up point Rue Auber, where to stay in Paris République, Paris arrondissement, The Louvre,Tuileries, La Grande Roue, Pont Alexandre III, Place de la Concorde, Disneyland Resort Paris Montmartre, Basilique du Sacre-Coeur, Moulin Rouge, La Défense, Hôtel Des Haras - Domaine de l'Abbaye des Vaux de Cernay

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  • Molly S

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    Hi!

    I think you have the right idea in not wanting to pack too much in and risk not enjoying yourself - Paris is an amazing city and you'd never fit everything into one week! I would recommend staying in Paris and perhaps taking a couple of day trips out of the city. Versailles is an easy ride out of Paris, for example, and if you love architecture that's one not to miss. And if you like French food and wine, then Burgandyurgundy is also an easy train journey out of Paris - from Paris Gare de Lyon to Dijon just takes an hour and a half - and you can't beat the food and wine there! I don't think you'll have to worry too much about it being November - just take an umbrella and some decent shoes. Some of the museums and galleries will have slightly shorter opening hours - as will the Eiffel Tower and Tour Montparnasse - so check before you go. I hope you have an amazing time - Paris is one of my favourite cities, and I get so excited when I see other people are going for the first time!

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  • Christina Jacobson

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    Not sure when in November you are going but I was there last November (late) and escaped Paris to do the Christmas markets in Strasbourg, which I highly recommend. Was an easy 2 hour train and stayed there for one night. There are many places you could go for one night via train - Reims, Dijon and Beaune.

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  • cao tan

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    Hello

    France is the most visited country in the world and Paris is the most visited city in the world till end 2013. So there is a lot of think to see in Paris and 1 week is just enought. One round on a bus car , 1 cruise around on the La Seine. It's already take you more than 1 day then you can walk or bus to have a close visit of Eiffel Tower, Trocadero, Champ de Mars, Sacre Coeur, Place du Tertre, have a cafe at Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Notre-Dame de Paris, The Louvre, Versailles, the Les Bouquinistes along the Seine river, many beautiful bridge across Seine river, a lot museum and out of Paris you can visit the old city of Provins etc.... so so many. Enjoy your trip in Paris

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  • Damian Miretto

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    Hello, in Paris there are many things to see and do.
    Depends on the interest you have to know, a week maybe you can learn a lot, but if you want to tour the most interesting places you can overrun time to go elsewhere.

    I recommend this route:

    - Day 1: Hill of Montmartre, Sacre Coeur and Moulin Rouge.

    - Day 2: Notre Dame Cathedral, Latin Quarter, Jardin du Luxembourg.

    - Day 3: Les Invalides, Champ de Mars, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe.

    - Day 4: Louvre Museum and surroundings.

    - 5th: Palace of Versailles.


    I set up the route to gain time because of the proximity between one place and another, so you can walk, knowing and contemplating the city.

    If you need more details, do not hesitate to contact me.


    
    http://www.paris.es/mapa

    Sorry for my English;)
    Greetings and good tripp!

    Damian.

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  • Michael Alba

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    Paris is a great place and you should definitely invest time in exploring the many districts of the city. I always stay in the neighborhood around Rue Dauphine and Rue Saint-André des Arts. It is very central but has a neighborhood feel with great restaurants/cafes and grocery stores. I think you can easily spend a week without leaving the inner city.

    That said, there is no reason you can't go elsewhere; one of the best things about Paris is the connections and ease of getting around. With the local metro, Velib bike share, great boulevards for strolling, etc. you can easily get anywhere within the city. If you want to check out the cities nearby Paris such as Versailles, you can use the regional rail (RER) from within the subways for easy day trips. If you really want to check out somewhere further away, there are high speed rail connections from the 7 major stations to many destinations within a few hours allowing ambitious day or overnight trips.

    I also love cities and think that Paris is the best of them. If you No matter the time of year, Paris is magical. Enjoy yourself!

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      Thank you so much, Michael! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Marnie de Vanssay

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    I would recommend spending 4 to 5 days in Paris, but getting out for 2 days, to see the beautiful French countryside, and some chateaux and French way of life, by staying in a chateau that is also a private home.

    On Friday evening and Saturday, Paris is overcrowded with shoppers, and on Sunday the city goes dead, likewise on Monday morning at least. The best days to be in Paris are Tuesday to Friday : museums, shops and good restaurants are all open.


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