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Old 11-19-2014, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Hi everyone,

Thanks for all of the wonderful recommendations. I think I have enough places to try and now will begin mapping out where to go on what days.

I could still use a few more restaurant/café suggestions...places to get good croissants, a good breakfast/dinner and of course, my favorite: any type of dessert.

Thanks!!!
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Old 11-19-2014, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Hi everyone,

Thanks for all of the wonderful recommendations. I think I have enough places to try and now will begin mapping out where to go on what days.

I could still use a few more restaurant/café suggestions...places to get good croissants, a good breakfast/dinner and of course, my favorite: any type of dessert.

Thanks!!!
Check tripadvisor too for those types of recommendations.
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Old 11-19-2014, 01:31 PM
 
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You'll find grey, overcast skies with the occasional drizzle and a meh! 10° C. Enjoy!
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Old 11-19-2014, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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You'll find grey, overcast skies with the occasional drizzle and a meh! 10° C. Enjoy!
I live in Chicago.
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Old 11-19-2014, 04:25 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Versailles is OK, but I found after a while that many of the rooms look like each other, with small variations. I enjoyed seeing Chartres Cathedral much more than Versailles. Like you, I'm not terribly at ease in crowds and Versailles was crowded.

My favorite approach to the Eiffel Tower was from the Trocadero subway stop. From there you climb stairs, go around a corner, and WOW! There it is! I agree - no need wait in line to take the elevator. If you want an 'overview' you can find some other high place - maybe Sacre Coeur?
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Old 11-19-2014, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Versailles is OK, but I found after a while that many of the rooms look like each other, with small variations. I enjoyed seeing Chartres Cathedral much more than Versailles. Like you, I'm not terribly at ease in crowds and Versailles was crowded.

My favorite approach to the Eiffel Tower was from the Trocadero subway stop. From there you climb stairs, go around a corner, and WOW! There it is! I agree - no need wait in line to take the elevator. If you want an 'overview' you can find some other high place - maybe Sacre Coeur?
Thanks for the tip RE: Eiffel Tower! I am definitely game for going to places where I can get interesting shots from a not-too-far-away location so this is good to know
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:57 AM
 
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For a comprehensive list and location of chocolate shops and patisseries in Paris, you may do well to download this app:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pari...902435227?mt=8

It was created by David Lebovitz, an American living in Paris who also has a wonderful blog on life in Paris and cooking in general. He's very well known in the culinary world.

My favorite bistros are La Regalade, Chez L'Ami Jean, Bistro Paul Bert, Josephine Chez Dumonet and Les Papilles. Reservations are a must but you might be able to get by without one for lunch, or by dining early in the evening (French dine late).

Inexpensive: Cafe Breizh, for fantastic Breton style buckwheat crepes, both sweet and savory, and downed with excellent alcoholic cider (no, there's nothing like it in the US).

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Hi everyone,

Thanks for all of the wonderful recommendations. I think I have enough places to try and now will begin mapping out where to go on what days.

I could still use a few more restaurant/café suggestions...places to get good croissants, a good breakfast/dinner and of course, my favorite: any type of dessert.

Thanks!!!
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Old 11-20-2014, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Cedar Park, Texas
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Last clothing question...as far as pants, besides jeans my closet is almost exclusively leggings by the company "Hue".

In particular, I own the Hue corduroy leggings (you'll have to Google them since I can't post pics on CD). Will they be appropriate or seem tacky? I think if I wear a long enough blouse and a scarf with simple accessories I should be fine. I own them in neutral colors (black, tan, grey, etc.). I was just wondering if those would be the same as or worse than jeans....
Leggings with a long enough tunic or a shorter dress are perfect for Paris (or anywhere else in Europe). Just don't wear them AS pants where your butt is showing. That's just downright tacky anywhere. You can also throw on a pair of comfy flats with them and look great, day or evening!
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:17 PM
 
Location: D.C.
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The Rodin Museum is a very good choice, one of my favorites in Paris. My favorite though is the Musee d'Orsay. One of the largest collections of Impressionist paintings in the world if you're into that. I personally prefer the d'Orsay over the Louvre.
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Old 12-05-2014, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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So I got pic pocketed today and lost everything including my passport. Thought I was being careful but apparently not careful enough.

I'm so upset and have never been so embarrassed in my life.
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