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Clueless In France over Xmas and NYE

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Clueless In France over Xmas and NYE

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ejl516 | | Nov 9, 2010 08:53 PM

Hi all,

My first post on Chowhound and boy do I need help.
My wife and i are planning to visit France from 24dec to 3 Jan for a European style Holiday season.
I have been reading some guide books/ websites and came up with the below schedule

24-26 Strasbourg
27-28 Metz
29 Reims
30-2 Paris

I thought i was set but after reading the board, i am worried.
Firstly we both love our food and it seems many places will be closed so what do we do?
i don't really want to be constantly eating from hotel restaurant. I am especially concerned about this in Metz and Reims. I am not worried about Paris cos there are so many great post from everyone to suggest meals around NYE period.

i know this is not food, but can someone tell me, are the shops/museum/sites open during this period? We have been to paris many times so we don't need to visit the musems and sites. we can just enjoy the city. But what to do in strasbourg? Read that xmas market will be great but then what? it really does not help that Xmas falls on a weekend this year. So should we actually stay shorter?

As you can see my original plan was to work from east back to paris, now i dunno what to do
any suggestions? we are flexible

HELP HELP !!!

EJL516

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