Monday, May 08, 2006

In Nueremberg

I have not posted lately because I am in Nueremberg (Bavaria) right now on another family emergency. Back in early April my partner´s mother passed away unexpectedly while on vacation in Spain. We are here to assist his father and all is well again. We will be driving back to Duesseldorf soon and then packing for our vacation to France that we have been planning for since February.

We are flying on Saturday morning to Paris and will be there for 5 nights. Then we are taking a train to Nice and will be there for 8 nights. If any one has any suggestions on sites to see in Paris and/or Nice & Provence please leave a comment. We do have excellent travel guides, but word-of-mouth is sometimes better. We have checked Tripadvisor.com as well.

More soon...

7 Comments:

Blogger angrylilazngrl said...

aw james. sounds like you and m will need a holiday... have fun.

5:41 PM  
Blogger alala said...

My sympathies to M on his loss. I hope you enjoy Paris. I loved it, but since I saw it with my 8-year-old son, I'm not sure I'm qualified to advise grown-ups on what to do there.

11:09 PM  
Blogger Tara's World said...

First... DO NOT try and do the Lourve in one day... make it at least 2 visits or all the art starts looking the same.. also try and get to Versalles its beautiful

12:21 AM  
Blogger James said...

Thanks for the comments everyone. We are definitely going to Versaille. We are going to the Louvre, but only for a short amount of time. We are going to focus more on Musee d'Orsay. I appreciate all the comments and hope to get more on Paris to-do's.

10:15 AM  
Blogger angrylilazngrl said...

buddha bar. good atmosphere and decent food...

www.buddhabar.com

10:30 AM  
Anonymous Michael in D-dorf said...

Louvre:

Have you read about how to avoid the big line at the Louvre? We just went 2 weeks ago and saved a lot of time. Go into the Louvre Carousel (shopping area) at the Rue Rivoli entrance. Right when you go down the escalator there are ticket machines! Buy your tickets there, then go back up to Rue Rivoli, and you can enter the Louvre in the passageway between Rue Rivoli and the pyramid, with little or no wait!

Musee d'Orsay:

Definitely buy tickets in advance online to avoid the wait there.

Food:

Lots of good, fancy places are probably listed in your guides. If you want a simpler, good creperie, just head to the St. Germain/Latin Quarter near the St Michel fountain or St Sulpice for lots of good creperies with good cidre, too.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

yeah for vacation! I can't wait to see all of that... And well hope it gets your mind off of the other things.

8:28 PM  

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