Guest Notes for Episode 253: Flying to France on an Open Jaw Ticket

Category: France How To

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Topic:  Visiting Paris and London on same trip (or any other country/city!)

  1. Booking an Open Jaw Ticket
    1. What we did
    2. For many of us, getting over THERE is the toughest part
    3. What airlines allow
    4. Suggestions for itineraries
  2. One Week In Paris
    1. Hotel Millesime: 15 Rue Jacob, 75006 Paris, France
    2. St. Germain; A/C, Amazing staff, breakfast, etc.
    3. Perfect location and quiet
  3. Highlights of Paris
    1. Jardin Luxembourg
    2. Le Bistrot d’Henri 16 Rue Princesse, 75006 Paris, France
    3. Orsay
    4. Musee Rodin & Gardens
    5. Louvre Picnic: Maison Guyard
    6. Orangerie
    7. Cezembre Restaurant: 17 Rue Grégoire de Tours, 75006 Paris, France
    8. Notre Dame
    9. Seine Cruise
    10. Day trip to Giverny; Bikes instead of tour bus
    11. Day trip to Reims – Small house visits…felt like it was just us on a private tripTours
  4. Eurostar to London
    1. When to book
    2. Gare De Nord experience – GET THERE EARLY!
    3. Immigration/Customs
    4. Arrival at St. Pancras – what to expect on “other side”
  5. Highlights of UK
    1. Oxford
      1. Great trip for 2-3 days
      2. No car needed; walked and walked
      3. Punting on the river
      4. Visiting various colleges
    2. Bath
      1. Roman Bath ruins
      2. Taking the waters
      3. Lovely walking along canals
    3. London
      1. Princess Diana Exhibit at Kensington
      2. V&A
      3. Walk, walk walk
      4. Wimbledon!  The best experience ever
    4. Flying home from London – how to prepare for flying home from a different airport than you flew into

David and his wife in front of Notre Dame in Paris

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Category: France How To