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Going on this cruise in May '19.  Would appreciate hotel recommendations in Paris for a 3 night pre cruise stay - location is key.  Also, what hotel does Avalon use for their extensions?

Thanks in advance.

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Also interested in Paris and London hotel recommendations

 

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Do you like boutique hotels? Check out the Hotel Verneuil St Germain. We loved this hotel! We love to walk and we walked almost everywhere. Opt for a club room so the room is a little larger. 

 

Book your tickets online for the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. Download the free Rick Steves podcasts. He has lots of free helpful info. 

 

We loved the Avalon Paris Normandy experience. We recommended to friends and they loved it too. Especially that Avalon docks directly in Paris. 

 

Avalon uses a large convention type hotel. Since Paris is so easy to get around we didn’t feel it necessary to do extenstion. 

 

 

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We are taking this cruise in August and have pre-cruise hotel at Pullman near the Eiffel Tower.  Booked through Avalon. Very interested in your review of this cruise since it is my first River Cruise.  

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Going on this Avalon cruise in June. It's our first river cruise.  Interested to hear anyone's thoughts.

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On 5/15/2019 at 3:01 PM, susiebcat said:

Going on this Avalon cruise in June. It's our first river cruise.  Interested to hear anyone's thoughts.

We loved this cruise. We then recommended it to other friends and they loved it also. The tours were first rate. We took the optional tours in the afternoons also because we wanted to see as much as possible. My only suggestion is to spend extra days in Paris. 

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We're booked on this cruise in 2020.  Can someone tell me the general area where Tapestry will be docked in Paris?  

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On 5/19/2019 at 1:43 PM, Got2Cruise said:

We loved this cruise. We then recommended it to other friends and they loved it also. The tours were first rate. We took the optional tours in the afternoons also because we wanted to see as much as possible. My only suggestion is to spend extra days in Paris. 

 

We are looking into this cruise for May 2020, actually the extended version to Mt. St Michel, prior to coming back to Paris.  You mention extra excursions.  Based on my research we saw that there were a choice of 2 excursions in Le Harve (Honfleurs or Etretat) and in Paris - Versaille.  Are there others that aren't revealed until you get on board?  We are hoping to not have to take extra excursions to see the sites each town has to offer.  We definitely will spend a few days in Paris prior to the cruise.

 

Two years ago we took a Viking Ocean cruise in Italy and were thoroughly disappointed that we have to buy excursions if we wanted to see the sites in Italy.  Example, Naples - free walking tour of downtown Naples vs pay to go to Sorrento and Pompeii.  I guess when you travel to Italy the stops are not small towns where the main interest is a cathedral, etc..

 

It's better to find out the surprises before we book.  Thanks in advance.    

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@NJCruisers there were extras in Paris when we went. Museums, Montmartre, Moulin Rouge. You can decide when you’re on the cruise. 

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