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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!
  • 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.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    I think it would be fine to spend Christmas in Paris with your 1 year old daughter. After all, Parisians have 1 years olds too and they are ok. Just make sure you bundle her up well and aren't outside for very long.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    I would go to Monet's home in Giverny. It's a small town located on the right bank of the Seine River. The gardens at Monet's home are lovely. To get there by train/bus, take the train to Vernon on the Paris - Rouen - Le Havre route. That leaves from the Saint-Lazare Paris station. From Vernon, you can take a bus or walk 7 km to Giverny. The buses can be found outside of the train station. To walk, from the train station in Vernon, take Albufera St. and cross the Seine. At the roundabout you will see signs for Giverny, but those are for vehicle traffic. Instead, continue straight across the "Route de Giverny" and take the path to the right, just before the drug store. This is an easy walk of about 5km along the abandoned path of a former railroad.

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