Susan asked about London; I'm doing Paris on my layover from the North Africa trip. Hubby and three college-aged students (my kids plus a girlfriend) will be with us, and after all that airfare money is indeed a semi-issue. We will be in an apartment, and could cook....which frankly I'm leaning towards, especially since the kids want to go join the crowds at the Eiffel Tower after dinner (I'll skip that one...especially since the apartment DOES have a fireplace to curl up in front of :-). Any other suggestions for good places that wouldn't break the bank? My understanding is that a lot of Paris restaurants do special (expensive) menus, is that true? And NY eve is on a Sunday this year...will that complicate the choices?
As an alternative to NY Eve dinner, any suggestions for a nice New Years Day lunch? (or brunch?) Will there be a lot of places closed?