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Old Dec 4, 18, 10:28 am
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If you make it to Strasbourg, also consider the little towns up and down the Route du Vin to Colmar. All of these towns have excellent Christmas markets.
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Old Dec 4, 18, 12:18 pm
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I'm already looking carefully at my little Paris break in May. France is my favorite place in the world, but I wouldn't dream of visiting a place where there is any social unrest at all. With so many cool places to see, why take a chance? My base concern, I think, is that I might not understand what's going on quickly enough, as I would in an American city.
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Originally Posted by CGNC View Post
Thanks everyone, this is super helpful. Yeah, we're not the type that want to hit all the tourist spots--my wife just likes to take a trip somewhere around Christmas time to get in the spirit and so we thought Paris could be a good spot to do so. Will keep an eye on things and hope we can steer clear. If not, to Strasbourg we go!
Around Christmas, it's fun to return to some of the old churches to see their (often antique and really special) decorations, including trees and manger scenes.

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There are other cities in France?!?!?





Yes, Toulouse, Aix, Marseilles, Nice, other French Riviera towns, Dijon, Lyon, Caen, Auch, Bordeaux, Tours......

Is there more to Germany than just Berlin?

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If you make it to Strasbourg, also consider the little towns up and down the Route du Vin to Colmar. All of these towns have excellent Christmas markets.
Some have excellent food.
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Old Dec 6, 18, 2:58 pm
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Originally Posted by jsn55 View Post
I'm already looking carefully at my little Paris break in May. France is my favorite place in the world, but I wouldn't dream of visiting a place where there is any social unrest at all. With so many cool places to see, why take a chance? My base concern, I think, is that I might not understand what's going on quickly enough, as I would in an American city.
If you start to think like that, just stay at home . Anything can happen anywhere at anytime. So just come to my beautiful home town and country and I am sure you'll have a great time
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