I was wondering if this board could share some day trip experiences with me as this will be my first trip to France and I would like to see as much as possible in such a short time. Most of the time, my wife will be in conferences during the day, so I will have time to explore on my own. I dont speak French! I like Red Wines- any suggestions? I am mostly a meat, chicken, pork, seafood (in that order) type of person, but I am not opposed to trying new things. Where is the best french Onion Soup? If I want to interact with ExPats, where do you go? We are trying to make it to one 4 star, and are budgeting for 100 euro dinners, do you have any suggestions? Are there any areas of the City that are unsafe? Sorry for so many questions, but this is a once in a lifetime type of trip that i would like to make the most out of!