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Paris to Vence
Hello again everyone, I recently received some excellent advice on a proposed trip from Paris to La Garde Freinet via Bordeaux in the forum, but since then the accomodation in La Garde Freinet was withdrawn so we have now booked a villa in Vence for a week in Sept. We will be spending four days in Paris then picking up a hire car to drive to Vence. We will have two nights to make this journey and I would like your imput as to whether or not we could take in any of the Dordogne region - say Sarlat on the way.Or would it be too far of a detour.My husband and teenage son would like to see the big bridge at Millau on the way to Vence. Looking at Via Michelin it is going to be a long trip no matter how we do it, would we be better off forgetting the Dordogne region and just making our way straight to Millau and then onto Vence? I had some excellent advice before from a couple of VT'rs who drive a lot in France so I'm hoping you have some suggestions for me. We would prefer not to drive much more than 6 hours in a day otherwise there will be no time to see anything when we finally stop.Summary Paris to Vence via Millau (& maybe Sarlat) with two nights to stopover. I appreciate any suggestions, regards, Michele
Re: Paris to Vence
Thank you Pedmar, as usual your advice is spot on, we had pretty much already decided that the Dordogne was going to be too difficult this time. I think we will make our way to Millau with an overnight stop on the way, any suggestions of a nice place to spend the night on the way to Millau? Then we can see the bridge at Millau and keep going and probably stay another night somewhere on the way to Vence as according to Michelin it would appear to be an 8 hour drive to Vence, so we will need to break up that leg as well. Thanks again for your help, regards, Michele
Re: Paris to Vence
Thank you for your help Pedro, I have looked up the hotels you have suggested and they all look fine. Can you tell me, at that time of year - late September -do you think we would need to book rooms or could we just drive until we'd either found a town we liked the look of or else had just had enough of driving, do you think it would be difficult to get accomodation 'on the spot'? Regards, Michele
Travel Tips for Paris
spend a few moments, hours,...
spend a few moments, hours, heck, even days -- daydreaming on the Seine, watching the world go by. Every moment was amazing...even the times I got hopelessly lost on the Metro. Once I finally figured out how the darn thing worked (took some time, given my Third World upbringing) I got off at the Louvre Palais Royal stop...and once I got above ground I almost fell to my knees and wept at the sheer magnificence of the Louvre (and I hadn't even gone in yet!). I attempted to go down the entire length of the Seine towards the Eiffel Tower (sheer idiocy, but I was in a daze) but only got so far as the Place de la Concorde before my poor blistered feet took on minds of their own (I think I even felt a strange twinge of regret when my blisters finally healed, several weeks later).
MONTMARTRE, SEINE river...
take the boat on the SEINE near TROCADERO (Eifel Tower)in September . visit BAGATELLE GARDEN in June to see the wonderful roses with music concerts (with very good tea room). walk in JAVEL garden and park in Summer (you can picnic in the parc).
walk in MONMARTRE area in summer during the night,
walk in Quartier Saint Michel : lot of restaurants and some live music (sometimes bad ones). walk in MONMARTRE area in summer during the night,
try the very small restaurant LE VIRAGE (Montmartre) rue LEPIC, or restaurant PATACHOU , place du Tertre (Good ice creams)
Music at Montmartre
A leisurely afternoon strolling around Montmartre is not cokmplete without a cuppa at one of the many cafes dotting both sides of the path that leads up the hill to the Sacre Cour. I didnt get names - of the cafe or the proprietors - unfortunately. This gentleman played soothing tunes while I downed my iced latte and watched the world go by.
CLOSINGS, STRIKES, WELFARE
Before you arrive in France, you must know what is happening here.
Is there a strike?
What day is it? Is it a holiday? It is a Monday?
This country is closed more than open, so you must know when the stores,markets, etc. are open.
This is a country of civil servants which have life contracts of employment.
They are not interested to help you with anything.
They are interested in what they can get.
About 5 years ago, the JOBLESS went "on strike" because their unemployment benefits didn't include a Christmas bonus... how does that work, exactly?
Marguerite's Cooking School
We took a cooking class while in Paris and it was a wonderful experience. We shopped in a local farmer's market for fresh tuna, produce & bread. Then cooked the meal and ate on Marguerite's patio with our cooking classmates from many different places.
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