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July 31

Babette's Feast c 2015

I'm traveling to France this September with my mother and we're going to be there during the Fête de la Gastronomie, which is great! Except that I don't know what we should do or how we should do it. [more inside]
posted by Flamingo around Paris, France at 8:44 AM - 0 answers

July 22

a few nights in Paris...family vacation edition

Am looking for recommendations of a house or other no-shared-walls place to stay, in Paris and/or surrounding area. It's key that we rent something like a house because my 1-year old screams loudly at night and we don't want to disturb neighbours (has happened in the past, in a hotel). More below! [more inside]
posted by leslievictoria around Paris, France at 7:55 PM - 12 answers

June 20

Help me do Paris right!

What are your tips and tricks for saving money and reducing wait times for the various popular sites and attractions in Paris? Are there tickets that are smart to buy ahead online? [more inside]
posted by just_ducky around Paris, France at 8:13 AM - 11 answers

June 6

electric adaptor in le puy en vale france?

help french speaking mefites! we are in lepuy france on the camino and lost our american to european electric cord adaptor for my surface pro 3. does any one know an electronics/computer store store that would sell these in le puy? merci!!!!
posted by bluesky43 around Le Puy, France at 9:29 AM - 9 answers has best

May 20

A few specific questions about Paris.

I am visiting Paris next week for a work conference. I had a few specific questions around my phone, renting a bike, what to do in Quartier Latin, and more after the jump. [more inside]
posted by buoys in the hood around Paris, France at 10:33 AM - 17 answers has best

April 28

Bonjour, Mefi! Paris tips for two NY travelers, s’il vous plaît?

inertia and I will be spending a week and a half in Paris at the end of May. I’ve read the relevent wikitravel and tripadvisor pages and I’m familiar with all of the main tourist attractions. But we’re not sure what we should go see. She’s been twice before but I’ve never been. Give us all of your off-the-beaten-path Paris-related travel recommendations! [more inside]
posted by Brian Puccio around Paris, France at 2:18 AM - 13 answers

March 9

Florence, Chambord, and something in between

In late May, I will spend a week with my family in Italy (Rome, Florence, Venice) and then I'm going by myself to the Loire Valley to gawk at castles. Where should I stop for a day or two in between: Nice, Marseille, Lyon? [more inside]
posted by wintersonata9 around France at 7:15 PM - 12 answers has best

March 4

Loire by bike

We are finally going on our (rather belated) honeymoon, and we've decided to spend several days in Paris and the Loire valley. I think we've got the Paris bits down, but don't have a whole lot of info on the Loire area - can you help us? Oh yeah, and we're going to do it all by bike. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot around Tours, France at 8:36 AM - 7 answers has best

February 22

Je ne sais pas "Haircut"

I'm going to Paris this week. I need a haircut. Something fashionable. I barely speak any French. Where should I go, and how do I handle the language barrier without leading to a terrible haircut or uncomfortable situation with the stylist?
posted by schmod around Paris, France at 7:14 AM - 12 answers has best

February 13

What to do in Paris?

Help me hit the highlights of Paris? [more inside]
posted by coriolisdave around Paris, France at 1:57 PM - 43 answers has best

February 3

Paris je t'aime: the summer internship edition.

A friend of mine may be spending this summer interning in Paris. I'd like some help with helping her plan the best summer internship ever. Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by Tamanna around Paris, France at 12:33 PM - 11 answers

January 28

Itinerary question: Besançon vs. Colmar

I've always had luck picking the brains of the well-traveled Meta-fites! I will make this as short as possible. We have 4 or 5 days to split between Besançon and Colmar, France. However, I am not having much luck finding useful information. I've heard that Besançon is less touristy and that Colmar is beautiful. If any of you have been in these cities, I would appreciate hearing your opinions on the experience. Basically, which of the two options should be the longer stay?
posted by Don_K around Colmar, France at 6:39 AM - 7 answers

December 28, 2014

Traveling to Reunion Island

This April we're going to Reunion Island (South Indian Ocean, SW of Mauritius). The good thing is that it's well off the beaten path for US tourists. The bad part is that it's well off the beaten path for US tourists, so it's somewhat more difficult to research than most destinations. I'm looking for recommendations and advice. [more inside]
posted by kaszeta around Roscoff, France at 6:23 PM - 8 answers has best

December 8, 2014

Paris/Europe in Feb/March

How crazy would it be to travel to Europe in late Feb/March for a 5 day vacation? [more inside]
posted by jellyjam around Paris, France at 12:11 PM - 10 answers has best

October 13, 2014

Small, affordable, giftable, items common in USA, but not in France

I will be leaving to France in exactly two weeks to visit my large extended family and I would like to bring gifts but can't really afford to spend big bucks. Candy? Food? Easy personalized ways to keep track of everything and say "thank-you" after the trip also appreciated. And of course, a question regarding dollar to euro conversions. [more inside]
posted by lovecricket around France at 5:17 PM - 26 answers has best

October 9, 2014

Paris for a 70 year old

I am visiting Paris for 5 days with my mother for her 70th birthday in two weeks time and would like some advice on how to make this trip as stress free as possible for us both, my Mum has full mobility but low energy and large crowds of people, long walks and lots of stairs are not really doable for us on this trip. [more inside]
posted by RandomInconsistencies around Paris, France at 5:33 AM - 10 answers

September 6, 2014

In France near Paris can't go into City how see Eiffel Tower?

Is it possible to get an interesting, if distant, view of the Eiffel Tower without getting into the complicated driving area of Paris? I have a bit of time spare and would ideally see this icon. Thanks Tc
posted by trashcan around Paris, France at 1:52 PM - 5 answers has best

July 24, 2014

Need Paris airport taxi recommendation

Need recommendation for taxi/car service from Paris CDG airport to 12th arrondissement. [more inside]
posted by Joleta around Paris, France at 9:31 PM - 7 answers has best

June 17, 2014

What forum do U.S. expat mefite's use most on the internet?

I'm looking for THE forum for peeps like me (mid-30s, freelancing creative professional, not a backpacker) making a go of settling down overseas. I figured the hive must know the good sites with relevant info. [more inside]
posted by talljamal around Paris, France at 8:49 AM - 6 answers has best

June 14, 2014

France Rail Strike -- Can I Still Get Train Tomorrow?

In Paris with new husband, atrocious French skills. Haven't seen my Brit sister in over 15 years and she booked us hotel in Deauville-Trouville to meet tomorrow, 15 June. All I know is the train leaves from Gare St Lazare. The NCSF site requires Europe billing address so we couldn't buy ticket online, and train listings appear and disappear. We are getting frantic about what is happening. Train strike appears to be renewed, from what I can glean. Can anyone help?
posted by Locative around France at 2:23 AM - 12 answers has best