Jim Reisert: Travel

2003 Paris

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1999 Eastern Africa
2000 Arizona
2000 Polar Bears
2001 Maine
2002 Galápagos
2003 Paris
2004 Glacier
2005 Alaska
2006 Southern Africa
2007 Raptor Shoot
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2009 Antarctica
2010 India
2011 Italy
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2013 Ireland
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Paris, France

In June 2003, Carol and Jim visited Paris, France.  We booked the trip through Go-today, recommended by Jim's brother Ed who has had good experiences with them when traveling to London and Paris.  This is the first international trip we have taken that was not a tour group - we were on our own for eight days. We made extensive use of the Metro. Our principle guide books were Rick Steves' Paris 2003 (again recommended by Ed) and Fodor's Paris 2003. The Rick Steves book was excellent (although irreverent at times :-), and was the basis for many of our day trips.  The Fodor's book was better for restaurant listings and descriptions.

  Day 1 - Rue Cler, Eiffel Tower
Notre Dame Cathedral Day 2 - Bird market, Notre Dame Cathedral, Sainte Chapelle and Ile St.-Louis
Louvre Day 3 - Louvre
  Day 4 - Shopping along (? street).  Printemps. Striking workers.  Creperie
Musée d'Orsay Day 5 - Musée d'Orsay, Musée National d'Art Moderne
Eiffel Tower Day 6 - Arc de Triomphe, Napoleon's Tomb, Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacré-Coeur Day 7 - Rodin Museum, Montmarte, La Samaritaine, Bateaux-Mouches
  Day 8 - Return flight home to Boston via Washington, DC.

Here are some links to Paris:

Paris Tourism Office
The Paris Pages™

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