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First Time to Paris - Where do I go? So overwhelmed!


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First Time to Paris - Where do I go? So overwhelmed!

Avalondaughter | | Sep 28, 2010 03:49 PM

I'm going to Paris for the first time next week. Paris has so much to see and do that I'm totally overwhelmed with trying to map out every place I want to go. Now that I've put together a tentative itinerary, I have to start thinking about food. Restaurants are even more overwhelming than the sights!

I'm staying in a hotel on the left bank, right across the Seine from Notre Dame. Hubby and I are going to spend our days unapologetically being photo-snapping, fanny-pack-wearing, English-speaking TOURISTS (minus the actual fanny pack though). We will be in all of the major tourist destinations: Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Musee D'Orsay, Champs Elysees, Arc De Triomph, etc.

Our food budget is not huge. We are going to be there for our anniversary, so we definitely want to splurge on one special restaurant, but we don't want to break the bank every day and night. I have been told that places without English menus are cheaper. Is this true? I have never learned French. My husband is valiantly trying to relearn his high school French. I want to know that I'll be treated as human if I have to whip out a phrase book to read a menu now and then.

I know I'm not the first person to start a thread like this and I'm sure I'll still be overwhelmed by suggestions, but CH is the one place where I know the suggestions will be spot on.

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