I wanted to let you know that we had a fabulous trip to Paris – what a beautiful city!! We had perfect weather, low 70’s and no wind. Just a little rain one day, but we had planned a visit to the Cluny museum so that worked out fine.
The hotel was lovely, and as you know, a great location. We were able to walk to most everything which gave us a chance to see all of the extraordinary architecture throughout the city. The half day Versailles tour was great for our first day. We also really enjoyed the day-long sight-seeing tour since we got to see so much of the city – our guide, Sebastian, was terrific! Our tour to Normandy was also wonderful – a long day, but something we wouldn’t have wanted to miss. We wish we’d had a little more time in the memorial museum (it is so well done), but other than that, it was great. This is a good option for tourists staying in Paris – we met a couple on the Versailles tour that did the same thing.
We were told by all of the guides that the crowds were nothing like they usually are in Paris, I suspect that’s because of the recent bombings in France. So we were lucky and just walked right into all of the museums without waiting in a queue. We went to the Louvre, the Orsay, the Rodin, Napoleon’s Tomb, and the Cluny. We even got a 4 day pass instead of the 2-day without extra cost because of a special they were running.
And the Bustronome was a great event for our last evening in Paris. By that time we knew a lot of the major landmarks so we were able to enjoy seeing the city at night while dining – it was different and fun!
All of the travel arrangements were great, as we experienced previously when we used Central Holidays for a trip to Spain with our daughter. The only problem we had was with the airport transportation when we arrived. The instructions said to call the number listed, but when called, there was only a recording in French, not English, and we don’t speak French! So we ended up having a woman a the information desk call for us. She determined that the driver was at the wrong terminal, but he came and got us so all ended well. You may want to have someone check on the transportation # so that other travelers don’t have the same issue.
Thank you for all of your help and advice – it was a wonderful trip!!