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  1. #31
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    By reading the thread, it has been determined that both travelers are going to Paris in October and November....February was off the table several months ago, but thanks for the February intel, hopper.
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    We will be there in 5 days.....will update restos etc.....Rosita, we have reservations at one of the ones you sent, can't wait !!!!!!
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    Thank you for the well wishes, Missy! I Can't believe we leave in 5 short weeks! I will most definitely post a report when we return. I hope you do the trip next year-what a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday!

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    Linda I can't wait to hear any restaurant recommendations you may have! So far the only reservation we have is for Le Parc in Reims. It will be our first Michelin experience!

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    Perhaps not the best restaurant in the city, but best food with the best view. Book before sunset and watch the city come to light.

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    I have to say Jules Verne is on my short list. The view does seem spectacular! The food was my one concern.

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    It was very good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valerie View Post
    I have to say Jules Verne is on my short list. The view does seem spectacular! The food was my one concern.
    I would go to the Jules Verne if it was a Mc Do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinS View Post
    I would go to the Jules Verne if it was a Mc Do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valerie View Post
    Thank you for the well wishes, Missy! I Can't believe we leave in 5 short weeks! I will most definitely post a report when we return. I hope you do the trip next year-what a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday!
    My pleasure, Valerie. I am looking forward to your report!
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  11. #41
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    Oh goodness, y'all are really making me think more about Jules Verne! What to do?!

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    I have it on my "TO DO while in Paris" list
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    If you go to Versailles, I recommend that you also go to see Chartres Cathedral, about an hour away. It's breathtaking . . . particularly if you're there at the end of the day, as late afternoon light filters through the stained glass windows.

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    An amazing destination...Chartres. We stayed at the Hotel Esclamont. gardens,a mote and swans..black and white floating by ...heavenly
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    Oh, wow...I'm going to need to request more vacation time. :)
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    Valerie, we went to Le Bistrot de Paris on 33Rue de Lille, on last minute recommendation from our awesome concierge.... It was outstanding! Very French , no English menu, but the waiter was very helpful.
    Tonight we have a reservation at Atieler Maitre Albert, will let you know how it is.
    Tomorrow we have train reservations to Epernay..... Billecart Salmon tour!
    Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance !

  17. #47
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    Linda, thank you for the recommendation! I can't wait to hear about the rest of your trip and hope you are having a wonderful time! Your day in Epernay sounds like it will be fantastic!

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    Glad You like le bistrot
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    It was perfect, Rosita! Last night was good, but I actually liked Le Bistrot better!
    Billecart Salmon tour was really nice, small, 10 people, and very informative.
    Tonight, we have reservations at Cinq Mars......last night
    Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance !

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    Beware:

    Stinky Paris: Garbage Collectors Strike Over Pay, Cost Cuts


    • By JEFFREY SCHAEFFER, ASSOCIATED PRESS

    PARIS — Oct 8, 2015, 6:46 AM ET






    As trash piled up on Paris streets because of a garbage collectors' strike, workers occupied a city building Thursday amid frustration over spending cuts across the French economy.
    Tourists and Parisians sidestepped overflowing garbage bins as the strike entered its fourth day Thursday. City hall said about half of Paris' districts, or arrondissements, were affected and 45 percent of the city's 4,900 waste workers are on strike.
    Unions, whose workers occupied waste incineration plants in the Paris region earlier this week, argue that wages aren't keeping up with the cost of living and too few garbage workers are eligible for promotion. City hall is negotiating with the workers but says it will take weeks to reach a solution.
    At least 200 garbage collectors, sewage workers and drivers pushed their way into the city hall building for the 10th arrondissement Thursday to press their demands. They waved union flags and a French tricolor from the building's balcony, then tore up municipal brochures and threw the shreds out the window like confetti.
    The secretary general of the CGT Garbage Collectors union, Regis Vieceli, rallied the crowd through a bullhorn as activists chanted, "United, united, everyone!"
    "We are not asking for the moon. A promotion means 70 euros ($79) more a month," said Vieceli, who said he earns 1,700 euros ($1,920) a month before taxes and payroll charges after 21 years as a garbage collector.
    Workers across the French economy plan to protest later Thursday in Paris — including garbage collectors and workers from Air France, which saw violent protests this week over job cuts.
    Images splashed worldwide of the Air France standoff — in which activists ripped suit jackets and shirts off airline executives and chased them down — embarrassed France's Socialist government. But while the intensity of the violence was shocking, the unions' complaints resonate with many French workers.
    The French economy has dragged for years and unemployment is around 10 percent. The government is gradually cutting public spending to reduce the deficit.

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