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UPDATE!! "Paris is always a good idea."- Audrey Hepburn

With so many new members, I had to update this posting!


July 12-18or 20, 2014

How would you like to be in Paris for Bastille Day this July? French Independence Day is the 14th of July and always a wild time!!! We found a flexible option which allows for 7 or 9 days..pretty affordable considering the season and the city. (Paris is one of the most expensive cities according to the news this morning).  7 days starts at $2,779. add 2 excursions it would be $2,939. You can add 2 more nights for $299. Also, there is a ground only pricing option so those of you who have frequent flier miles or book your own flights can save on the cost of the trip..

Those who have been to Paris can opt out of some or all of the typical extra excursions and spend the time exploring on their own....I plan on doing just that and welcome company! The Catacombs and  Sainte Chapelle are 2 of the spots I will probably be visiting on my own.

I also have a book of Paris Walks that I want to try out. And of course there are countless cafes for relaxing and people watching and so much else to see and do in Paris!

Enroll online or by phone.. any questions email me directly or speak to customer service at GoAhead.
a $300 deposit will hold your space. Check link below for complete itinerary.

GoAhead customer service:

So far there are 5 Meetup members confirmed with others thinking about it, but travelers from other parts of the US are enrolling. Sometimes larger groups enroll all together taking up multiple spaces. So if you want to join us, enroll now so you're not disappointed and your price is as low as possible. If you have a roommate you can save over $350 on the trip but if you sign up now as a single and find a roommate later, your account will be adjusted to the lower price. People usually are looking for roommates...those who sign up early will have no trouble finding one.

Here is an NPR audio piece:

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  • Ellen G.

    It sounded like the ideal vacation. I am so glad to hear it was!

    July 24, 2014

  • Ann R.

    It was wonderfull! Lots of walking, great food and wine. We were busy from dawn to the wee hours; Paris stays light till past 10 pm! We saw all of the sites on our bucket list plus had plenty of free time to strike out on our own, shop and just sit in cafés people watching..lots of fun.

    July 24, 2014

  • Ellen G.

    "Magnifique" really captures the charm of Paris!

    July 16, 2014

  • Ann R.

    Ooooo lala...c'est magnifique!!

    July 16, 2014

  • Ellen G.

    Looking forward to beautiful pictures of the scenery and you ladies! Please say "Hi" to Raf for me......if you can hook-up with him. I probably did see your email about the dates. My laptop is not working where I am house sitting in Kennebunk. Can't figure out the guest access code!! :) I will look again when I am back at home instead of the office where I am now.

    Please enjoy a glass of French wine and view of the enchanting Paris skyline for me! :)

    1 · July 11, 2014

  • Ellen G.

    Wishing all you adventurers a wonderful time in Paris! :)

    July 11, 2014

    • Ann R.

      Thanks Ellen..we will be posting pictures! And we will probably be seeing Raf on Sunday! He has a group in Paris and our tours overlap for one day so we're trying to get together at Montmartre for a quick visit. Ellen..did you see my email about dates for the Sears Island day trip?

      July 11, 2014

  • Ann R.

    Thanks Sheila, we plan to! What a wonderful place to live..Welcome to the group and looking forward to meeting you soon!

    June 30, 2014

  • SheilaB5

    Looks like fun! I think that is my cousin's apartment building on the right side of the above photo. I'll be spending a couple nights there in early September. Have a great time!

    1 · June 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi fellow travelers. If I didn't already have the Iceland trip planned in August 2014. I would go back to Paris. I have been there twice, enjoyed all and did not see everything.

    March 30, 2014

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