Replies: 5 - Last Post: Dec 9, 2012 12:13 AM Last Post By: hanlin
Aug 18, 2012 9:30 PM
Easter 2013We will be in Europe march-april 2013. Easter is March 29-April 1. What are London and Paris like over this holiday period in terms of opening hours etc. Will supermarkets and museums and public transport etc be closed? Is it best to avoid Paris during this time because it is a (slightly more) catholic country than England? Would traveling between london and paris be a problem over this weekend? Too busy, too expensive, restricted schedule?
Excuse my ignorance! I am from provincial Australia where nothing is open on good friday.
Aug 18, 2012 10:32 PM
1Good Friday is not a holiday in France. Most stores and places will be closed on Easter Monday.
France may be a nominally Catholic country but very few people go to church. They do like their holidays though. Public transport runs on Sunday schedules when holidays are on other days of the week. Prices remain the same.
Aug 18, 2012 11:37 PM
2Whilst it is a holiday in London most things will be open including shops, musuems, bars and restaurants not really that much different than normal days of the week. Travelling between the two is likwly to be more expensive period including the week before and week after as it is school holiday time in the UK
Edited by: richiavo
Dec 8, 2012 9:36 PM
3We are planning to travel to Europe on 22 March - 06 April 2013. This will be our first trip but we would like to go Free and Easy, not with tour. Main areas we would like to visit would be Paris and Italy, if time permits to go other cities for example: London, etc it will be great. Anyone has any itinery or recommended places? Will the weather be extremely cold?
Dec 8, 2012 11:44 PM
Dec 9, 2012 12:13 AM
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