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Showing Mom some France (Paris)

I am new at this thorn tree game, but I was hoping somebody could share their expertise. I've been out of the globetrotting game for a while, but I'm about to take my Mom on her first trip to France. She is 81 years old, but a very young 81 with lots of energy and spirit. We have 7 days to explore some of France, but were recommended to just stay put in Paris by a friend. I personally want to show her a little more, perhaps one side trip, but need some help here. Need some recommendations? Some…

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Provence from 9/29 to 10/8

Fellow Travelers,

I'm planning to visit the Provence region for 9 days. This will be my first time and I'm pretty damn excited. I am tentatively staying in Aix-en-Provence for the first two nights as a home base for cycling in the country, heading a bit more west for a few nights in Avignon or Arles and Camargue, and then going along the coast back to Nice. If you have any suggestions to this itinerary, please let me know. I'm doing this trip solo before I start a job so couldn't really…

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Sabbatical through Europe

Hi there !

My wife and I are planning a one-year sabbatical that would lead us through Europe. We've decided not to follow the classic country/city trip guidelines. Instead we'd like to select and experience unique events that happen only once a year. Could be must-see festivals/celebrations, the yearly migration of birds, a unique sporting event or a something that belongs to some local tradition.

As France-lovers, and/or people that live in France, what once-a-year 'events' would you…

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French classes in Paris for a month, come early or mid March 2015?

Hello everyone, Planning for a month in Paris to study French part-time (extensive 3/wk class) and enjoy the city, while traveling on weekends. I've done research and some say come around April when it's spring and shoulder season. However I wanted to save more and coming earlier seems to be cheaper - as what I read, in terms of flights and accommodation. I wanted to get more feedback on when to come and the pros and cons. I'm still in the early planning stage, and have looked on some listings…

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Places to stay in France or Germany

Hi,
We are currently in Annecy, but are leaving tomorrow. We have 2 days before we have to be in Berlin but are unsure where to go. We don't want to stay in a big city but don't want to spend too much on accommodation either. Sorry to be so vague but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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6 weeks Europe - hire car/campervan or public transport

Just an initial question. I am planning to be in Europe for 7 weeks in April/May 2015. Have an event in Italy at the start, and another one in Netherlands at the end. Places I want to visit are Rome, Venice, Geneva, Paris, London - very general at this stage. But, I am wondering whether I would be better to rent my own transport, or to rely on public transport. I think I need to answer that question before deciding where I can easily get to. I have driven on the right side of the road in the US,…

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Three months, starting in Paris?

Hello all.

My partner and I are intending to spend three months in Western Europe starting in September 2015. We are most likely to start off with a month in Paris, and would then like to move on either to the Cevennes, Dordogne or Pyrenees for a month, and then to Florence (Tuscany/Cinque Terre region) for a month. We are currently based in the UK, about an hour's train from London, and would rather use trains/public transport to get around as opposed to taking our car as we have no…

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Outdoor shop in Paris

Hello All,
I'm going to visit Paris before I will start trekking. I would like to visit any big outdoor shop to buy newer sleeping bag (and send my old one home) and may by buy something interesting else.

Could you please suggest any shop (tried google but didn't find any)

Thanks in advance

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Freelancing while visiting France

I am a U.S. freelancer who works full time remotely via the internet for a U.S. company. I have been wanting to visit France for an extended period for some time now (90 days) to immerse myself in the culture and language and since I work remotely I would be able to do the above while maintaining an income. Would I still need to get a work visa or would a 90 day tourist visa suffice?
If I took on any other work while in France for other companies also working remotely but that may be based in…

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Paris

We r going to Paris for 12 days and think we should get a 6 day Paris Pass. Would this be a good idea?
Thanks