Subject: Re: Paris
Iíve taken the Bateaux Mouche dinner cruise on the Seine and I agree with others. The food is not worth the price and the evening cruise seemed long as there is much less to see than there would be during the day. Normandy D-Day Beaches are very inspiring and definitely worth a visit. We loved Normandy and thereís much of interest to see there. Honfleur is a lovely beautiful city and Mont St. Michel is amazing! However all this does take time and cannot be done in a day for sure! Even the day tours from Paris are full days for one destination. We did rent a car and drive, but getting in and out of Paris is tricky and frustrating and not worth it for only one day. If you can find a few extra days, though, Normandy is terrific and then driving does make sense. As far as Paris restaurants near the Arc de Triomphe, try Au Violon díIngres in the 7th. We had a DELICIOUS dinner there last week, very special for an anniversary, lovely and fairly reasonable for the type of restaurant it is by Paris standards. I think we paid about $120 for a complete meal and wine. Their web site is: http://www2.integra.fr:8080/top-restaurants/produitsa1.htx?br=paris&x_startrow=20&x_numrows=21&br_categorie=10&nom=a