|Subject: Re: Cities: the beginning or end of the trip?|
During our initial planning stages, we talked about spending a few
days in Paris immediately upon arrival... but a friend that travels
frequently between the US and Europe for work suggested that we
instead get on the train headed for one of our other destinations.
So... we caught the TGV (love it!!) right from the CDG airport and
headed for Montpellier to spend a night with a friend. We slept on
the train and spent a relaxing evening with our friend... got up the
next morning and boarded the train for Barcelona. It was great being
able to sleep, watch the scenery, read or talk on the train instead
of worrying about driving someplace or packing as much sighseeing in
as possible immediately upon arrival in Paris.
We did spend almost 4 days in Paris at the very end of our 3 week trip and I think we appreciated it much, much more. It was a great way to cap off an already perfect trip. I don't think we would have truly appreciated the splendors of Paris being jet lagged and tired!