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Paris - May or June?

Traveling Boudreaux | Jun 4, 2012 12:17 PM

My wife and I spent a wonderful week in Paris last year in mid-Septemberr. Now, we are planning a return visit for 2013 and trying to plan the "when" for trip.

1. In terms of the crowds, tourists and Parisian establishments being closed, is June comparable to September? I know many residents and restaurants are closed in August and I think Paris is typically crowded in July & August with tourists. Can mid-June be like July / August or is probably more likely to resemble our experience last time in mid-September?

2. Do I need to worry about the French Holidays as a tourist? I expect that banks and government will be closed but no idea if some restaurants, shopping, museums, transportation may be closed as well.

Thanks for any advice you are willing to offer.

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