Subject: Re: Paris
To get the most out of Paris, get familiar with the Metro. It's cheap and incredibly easy to use--you can zip easily from place to place.

The Rodin Museum is not to be missed, even if you know nothing of sculpture. Beautiful gardens, too. A special place.

Check out a street market or two. They're colorful, fun, and you'll get a nice sense of everyday Parisian life.

Go to Angelina's on the rue de Rivoli for the most outrageous hot chocolate anywhere! It's also a lovely place to sit and relax.

The Marais is a great neighborhood. It's fun just wandering the streets and nosing around the shops. You could spend a day here, checking out the various museums, having lunch in a neighborhood bistro, finding the perfect cafe...

A performance at the Opera Garnier can be a special experience. I saw a fabulous concert there, sitting in surroundings that flashed me back to the 19th century.

Cafe de Flore, in the 6th district, is ridiculously overpriced, but to sit there with a cafe au lait and people-watch on a bright, sunny day is bliss...

Above all, get out and walk! Paris is pedestrian-friendly, and you can go anywhere on foot or via the Metro. Have a great trip!