Expert Travel Advice to Paris

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  • Anonymous user answered:
    I think your best bet for this itinerary is the train; France's rail network is one of the best in the world, in my opinion. Check out www.raileurope.com, where you can find information about France-Italy rail passes. These give you unlimited access to rail services in both countries for a specified number of days within a two-month period. You can get to Rome from Nice, near Aix-en-Provence, by way of Milan. It's quite a long slog for one trip, so you may want to break things up with a stop in Genoa. It's also quite simple to then hop from Rome to Florence and Venice.
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    Anonymous user answered:
    By keeping it very simple, my friend. London's a huge place and it can take ages to get between different areas. I'd head straight to Piccadilly Circus or Leicester Square, from where you can walk through Trafalgar Square and down to Downing Street and the Houses of Parliament. Cross the Thames past Big Ben and loop back along the South Bank past the London Eye and maybe even as far as the Shakespeare Globe and the Tate Modern. If you're not too bushwhacked, stroll across the Millennium Bridge to St. Paul's. That should give you a taste of the major sights. You'll never be far from a Tube stop once you decide to call it a day.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    Given that you'll be traveling in Europe's "shoulder season," I suspect you should be just fine, though I'd recommend you do your homework and have some places in mind in case you're not turning up anything good while on the road. One other idea would be to download a few city-specific apps (if you have a smartphone) for places you'll be visiting. This way you'll have this info in your pocket for when you roll into town at 5 p.m. and need to know the nearest hotel or guesthouse. Just be sure to check the fine print about roaming charges and offline data availability for maps and info in the app. Sutro Media, mTrip, and Lonely Planet all offer good downloadable apps for most major European cities, including Paris, Brussels, Brudges, etc. Lastly, if you're felling adventurous, take a look at sites like AirBnB.com or CouchSurfing.org. The New York Times has a good overview how these sites work here: http://nyti.ms/2XRyLF
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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!

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