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Dec 25, 13, 2:08 pm
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Posted By menton1

If you are going to stay 6 nights in Paris, do it...

If you are going to stay 6 nights in Paris, do it all in the same hotel. Moving hotels is not only exhausting, it kills at least a half day.

A note about Versailles: sure, it's famous, a...
Dec 5, 13, 8:59 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,472
Posted By menton1

Friendly, reliable, speaks English, and great...

Friendly, reliable, speaks English, and great prices.

http://www.parisairportservice.com/?lng=en
Dec 5, 13, 8:58 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,275
Posted By menton1

PenFed Chip & PIN card works in Metro and RR...

PenFed Chip & PIN card works in Metro and RR machines and the self serve gas stations.
Dec 5, 13, 8:56 am
Replies: 14
Views: 5,186
Posted By menton1

I've heard of doing this at the Vatican, but...

I've heard of doing this at the Vatican, but never in Monaco. Please let us know if it worked out!
Oct 30, 13, 7:07 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 5,315
Posted By menton1

The larger Monoprix stores have large liquor...

The larger Monoprix stores have large liquor sections.
Oct 30, 13, 7:05 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 912
Posted By menton1

If you call some private companies rather than...

If you call some private companies rather than hailing one off the street, you can use Credit Cards!

http://biomotion.fr/

http://www.taxicaller.com/taxicompany.php?id=33664263459
Oct 24, 13, 9:02 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,270
Posted By menton1

Some very good deals at the AirFrance /Avis...

Some very good deals at the AirFrance /Avis affinity site:

http://production.rent-at-avis.com/avisonline/gb/avis.nsf/fbodies/7B4767A3E8126FDEC125796C00502A5B
Oct 17, 13, 3:07 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,906
Posted By menton1

Same old stuff. Very very tired and boring. ...

Same old stuff. Very very tired and boring. Yawn.
Oct 16, 13, 8:38 am
Replies: 92
Views: 18,240
Posted By menton1

Apparently, it seems that if you lose your...

Apparently, it seems that if you lose your original notice of fine (as I did) it is just about IMPOSSIBLE to pay the fines!!

I did everything (see my posts above) even went to the French...
Oct 14, 13, 7:37 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,275
Posted By menton1

Hi-- but you haven't told me why driving is...

Hi-- but you haven't told me why driving is better. 2 stops is really a LONG drive!. I've also looked for LaQuinta along I-95, but they are not in NC by Fayetteville or south. Some other hotels...
Oct 13, 13, 6:27 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,275
Posted By menton1

Two Cats NY-Fla, Advice please!

Going to Fla for 5 weeks next February. Have 2 cats. Weighing the options between driving and flying. Money is not the issue, it's the cats' well being.

Long drive, 2 full days if pushing it,...
Oct 11, 13, 12:00 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 989
Posted By menton1

Frankly, I think you would get the best bang for...

Frankly, I think you would get the best bang for your buck by renting a car and picking out some wineries yourself. If you consult with the OT and make some degustation appointments yourself, (many...
Oct 8, 13, 10:18 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,833
Posted By menton1

These are from "laveries" in the pagesjaunes.fr/ ...

These are from "laveries" in the pagesjaunes.fr/ It's a good bet that many of them will also dry and fold for an extra charge.



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Oct 6, 13, 10:24 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,200
Posted By menton1

Districts 1-9 are Prime, (and the most...

Districts 1-9 are Prime, (and the most expensive), 10-20 are a little further out, can have some gritty spots, but also can be more "authentic" and less touristy. But anywhere in Paris is generally...
Oct 5, 13, 5:39 pm
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Views: 1,200
Posted By menton1

www.airbnb.com

www.airbnb.com
Oct 4, 13, 6:58 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,991
Posted By menton1

It usually needs a 4 month advance booking, but...

It usually needs a 4 month advance booking, but if you can spend 190Euro/night, the Caron de Beaumarchais hotel in the Marais is fantastic. A boutique hotel at a moderate price. Fabulous place!
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Oct 4, 13, 6:55 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,333
Posted By menton1

Hotel de la Cite, Carcassonne. Yes,...

Hotel de la Cite, Carcassonne.

Yes, Carcassonne is spectacular, but unless you stay within the walls after 7PM, be prepared to share with hoardes of tourists.
Oct 1, 13, 11:01 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,333
Posted By menton1

Clarification: I was NOT suggesting Albi as a...

Clarification: I was NOT suggesting Albi as a base; I was responding to the OP's question about where to go if staying in Toulouse. Toulouse is a fine base. But get to Albi for a day!
Sep 30, 13, 12:17 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,333
Posted By menton1

About 60km from Tolouse is Albi, a lovely little...

About 60km from Tolouse is Albi, a lovely little village with 2 powerpacked attractions.

First is the Toulouse Lautrec Museum, it is actually the house he grew up in with his mother. More of...
Sep 26, 13, 5:52 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By menton1

http://www.villasofdistinction.com/villas/france/

http://www.villasofdistinction.com/villas/france/
Sep 26, 13, 5:48 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,991
Posted By menton1

At that price in central Paris you will not get...

At that price in central Paris you will not get A/C. You probably won't need it, but there is a small chance that you will hit a heat wave, probably about 5% if you were a betting person. A/C in...
Sep 26, 13, 5:40 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 3,890
Posted By menton1

My rec is the Pavillon de la Reine. Right on the...

My rec is the Pavillon de la Reine. Right on the dreamy Place des Vosges, the most beautiful square in Paris. An totally restored historic building, a bit understated, lots of luxe amenities, but...
Sep 21, 13, 10:47 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,943
Posted By menton1

And your point is?

And your point is?
Sep 21, 13, 10:41 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,135
Posted By menton1

I disagree. Particularly with a large party, a...

I disagree. Particularly with a large party, a van has some major advantages:

More comfortable, roomy, no squeezing.
Plenty of room for luggage.
Door 8 more convenient from baggage claim...
Sep 20, 13, 11:21 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,135
Posted By menton1

We have used this van service several times and...

We have used this van service several times and have been quite satisfied. You can reserve online, and they will meet you at door 8 of Terminal 2E. Their rate for 4 persons is 57 Euro. Door to...
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