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useless advice, like stay there for two weeks. 33%
stuff i already know, like what days stuff is open 16%
bitching about natalie portman 16%
bc 33%
other 0%

Votes: 6


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Nov 08, 2001
Do any of you world weary loudmouths know anything about Paris or all you all fakers?

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Sure (5.00 / 1) (#1)
by zikzak on Thu Nov 8th, 2001 at 11:35:19 AM PST
I've spent almost 12 hours in Paris, so I am clearly an expert.

Train station lockers are probably more expensive than you would think, but other than that they are quite convenient.

As for site seeing, just across the street from Gare de l'Est is a delightful French restaurant that looks and functions exactly the same as McDonalds. However, it is a French restaurant, and clearly is not some USian corporate chain devoid of soul and character. This is because it is French. I recommend combo #2.

Also, watch out for all the dog shit. Parisians seem to not feel the need to clean up after their pets.

Also don't forget (none / 0) (#2)
by TheReverand on Thu Nov 8th, 2001 at 12:38:48 PM PST
They hire people who are just as ignorant as american mcdonalds workers.

And why haven't you responded to my email? HUH BASTARD?

Hey, I'm a busy guy (none / 0) (#6)
by zikzak on Thu Nov 8th, 2001 at 04:20:56 PM PST
All this misogyny and French bashing takes time, y'know?

I'll take care of it in a couple hours when I get home and get a few shots of gin into me.

yep (5.00 / 1) (#3)
by Anonymous Reader on Thu Nov 8th, 2001 at 02:15:14 PM PST
Leaving luggage in train station locker for a few hours--practical?

Yes, that's what they're there for. I hope you arent one of those 'Merkins who packs their entire life into suitcases whenever they travel? Travel *light* or expect to become immobilized into expensive accomodations without any prospect for opportunistic forays into neighboring countries and what not. Anything bigger than a loosely packed hockey bag slung around your shoulders is way too much.

well i was planning on bringing one of those rolly (none / 0) (#4)
by alprazolam on Thu Nov 8th, 2001 at 02:42:34 PM PST
type bags, with the sliding handle and all. But I'm not sure I can fit a week and a halfs worth of clothes in one, especially if I want to bring more than one pair of pants. Although if I could do laundry in one of the hotels it wouldn't be a problem. The reason I'm concerned about the practicality of the train station lockers is because it seems like a bit of a trip to go back up there to retrieve them. The train station does have a subway or metro or whatever stop right?

Thanks by the way.

yes (5.00 / 1) (#7)
by Anonymous Reader on Thu Nov 8th, 2001 at 04:29:42 PM PST
The train station does have a subway or metro or whatever stop right?

The Regie Autonome des Transports Parisiens runs Metro, RER and bus lines into every nook and cranny of Paris including the 6 train stations (Gare Montparnasse, Gare d'Austerlitz, Gare du Nord, de l'Est, I cant remember them all, etc). Great city but keep your money in a zippered pocket because anyone who appear "lost" in the tourist sense may as well hang a "pickpocket me" sign on his back.

Versailles is... (5.00 / 1) (#5)
by hauntedattics on Thu Nov 8th, 2001 at 03:05:45 PM PST
about an hour's train ride from Paris, so you'll have to count the travel time in there. That said, it is very...impressive. And large. Orsay is really cool, but so is the Picasso museum, so it depends on your preferences.

And do watch out for the dog shit.


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