"Starting to enjoy it!" Paris by iaint
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My first visit was September '72 aged 19 (I'd been to France before a couple of times, but never Paris).
I went to Sorbonne for a week long training course, and stayed at the Cité Universitaire out on the south side.
I didn't enjoy it much, but it was an experience.
I visited many times in 70s, 80s & 90s to see friends, go to rugby internationals, as a normal tourist, and on business.
So many memorable experiences, including dinner at the Louvre.
For a while I visited friends in Sceaux frequently (it's 20 minutes outside city) so we went into the city all the time. I was growing to like it more all the time. So much to do!
I think I'm up to 20+ visits now...
This stuff was written in about 2007. I've been back a few times since then, but I'm leaving the original narrative meantime!
- Pros:food & wine, sights, metro & RER
- Cons:rip offs, arrogant locals (not everyone, of course)
- In a nutshell:love my visits now
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