Expert Travel Advice to Paris

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  • Anonymous user answered:
    While this answer is correct, at Charles de Gualle there are only SFR stores. SFR is a carrier in France and, as most carriers, the rates are high. Example, 0.55 Euros to call within France and 0.75 back to the US and Canada. The best solution is with Mobiho. Their rates are 0.18 to call within France or back to the US or Canada. They are also available before you go at Amazon or at www.cellularabroad.com
  • Alistair answered:
    I asked my brother, who is in the British Army and has taken some tours of the battlefields, for some advice, and he suggested maybe looking at the British tour company, Holts (http://www.holts.co.uk/). However, their tours may be a little long and structured, plus are confined to certain dates. Another option might be Viatour, which aggregates local tours and offers a couple of Normandy WWII outings here: http://www.viator.com/normandy-tours/d183-ttd?pref=02&aid=g1285. These include a two-day trip that leaves from Paris and a daylong private tour from Bayreux (sounds like they customize based on interests, accessibility, etc.). Lastly, a Web search will throw up any number of tour options. This guy looks to offer a pretty interesting set of itineraries: http://www.ddayhistorian.com/, plus comes quite highly recommended.
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    paris in july
    Alistair answered:
    Typically, many Parisians leave the city in July and August for their summer vacations, but there is still plenty going on. Off top of my head, here are a few ideas: Bastille Day is on July 14 and features parades, a military display, and fireworks; Paris' Jazz Festival runs till July 29 (various events listed here: http://parisjazzfestival.paris.fr/en/); the final processional stage of the Tour de France rolls into Paris and up the Champs-Elysees on July 22; head down to the Seine to enjoy the scene of the annual Paris "plage", when sand and other seaside activities arrive for four weeks each summer, starting around July 20. Bon voyage!
  • Anonymous user answered:
    Hi Abby, I pinged one of Away.com's regular contributors, Steve Jermanok, for some feedback on your question and he had the following to say: "The only time I felt slightly unsafe was walking along the Seine at night after seeing the Eiffel Tower light up. Otherwise, we felt safe in the Marais, the 6th, the 8th, even the Tuileries." I'd echo his comments about walking down along the Seine, though in daylight it's really quite safe. Obviously, some of the outer arrondisements are quite rough, but there's really no reason for a tourist to be visiting these neighborhoods. Same advice holds true for any big city like London, New York, Rome, etc.

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