I promised my wife that for our 25th Wedding Anniversary I would take her to Paris, having in the past flown to Perth for the 15th and Auckland for dinner for the 20th.
I'm thinking a week in Paris - is this long enough ?
A week around France ?
Though she is hinting another week somewhere else given the distance from Australia we have to travel, so I'm undecided as to whether to go via the UK or spend the time and money jumping to Spain or Germany/Brussels etc.
What weather could we expect early September in France (and Paris) ?
Any recommendations on where to stay in Paris (prefer 4 star though even 2-3 star hotel or B&B would be okay) ?
What are the must see's and do's besides the obvious tourist things and the most important question, nice reasonably priced restaurant that is romantic in Paris for Sept 4 ?
Thanks for your anticipated replies.
i think that's really cool, taking your wife to paris for your anniversary ...
weather in sep should be warm and sunny (25 °C), if you're lucky, rainy and cool (15 °C), if you're not!
depending on the weather it's probably safer to go on to spain instead of heading north, you could combine traveling the south of france and whatever part of spain you'd like to see...
beside the obvious tourist attractions paris is the place to do the romantic thing, walks along the seine at night, loads of cosy parks, tiny squares and cafés, for some people graveyards do it , you'll probably in sep still have lots of open air events (music, theater, street performers) and so on...
for the hotels you better check some out for yourself:
same goes for the restaurants:
photos & prices on all websites
if a week's enough? good question !
Paris - Good choice!
I have only seen Paris and not much more of france (weird) but when I was last there someone did somethin i thought at first strange, but interesting as I reflected on it later.
He took a day trip from Paris to London. only 1.5 hours by supa fast train under the Channel. Although Ide never recommened London in just one day, but just a thought?
"nice reasonably priced restaurant that is romantic in Paris for Sept 4 ?" try the Latin Quarter. Good food from a range of choices and prices.
Weather - very nice im sure. good time of year to go. not too hot
and like i said in a previous Post - Brugges in Belgium is the most beautiful city I have seen in all of Europe - its a medieval canal city - U should really consider it. only about 2.5 - 3 hours from Paris.
Friends of mine and my parents stayed at the Trinity Plaza Hotel in the Pigalle area of Paris, and were more than happy with it. Its very reasonably priced and is within easy reach of a lot of the main sights. (I think its a 3 star)
Might be worth checking out.
Paris in September is perfect! The weather should be around the 25 degree mark, as someone pointed out. Plus Parisians are just back from their month-long vacation in August, so everything should be open and the people will be in good form.
As for romantic place, well - the whole of Paris is pretty romantic. The streets are beautiful, so even a long walk falls into that category. Maybe try the Eiffel Tower at night (although the crowds are horrendous), Pere Lachaise cemetery (I know it sounds odd, but it's exceptionally beautiful), Jardin Luxembourg... there's too much to pick.
As for hotels, I stayed here - although it may be a little out of the way for some. I enjoyed the walk to the Metro every morning, but the district is pretty residential.