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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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Harvey and Marjorie Huiner Aug 26, 2015 at 05:59 AM

Oops! I wasn't clear in what I meant. We're arriving in Paris on the rendezvous day, but staying in Paris at the end of the tour. So we won't meet until the 4th. But at least we have met by this discussion board two of the others of the group of approx. 24.
David Lewis Aug 26, 2015 at 03:23 PM

I wondered how many we have. On two previous RS tours we had small groups, but this is a popular one. The tour doesn't include enough of Paris so extra time there is best.
Harvey and Marjorie Huiner Aug 27, 2015 at 07:57 AM

We're going to take the Independent Paris tour that starts on Sept 27. We've never been to Paris, so between the few days in Paris at the end of the Survey tour, our days alone between the two RS tours, and the 7 day Independent Paris tour, we hope we will have covered a lot of things on our bucket list. We're continuing on to Belgium in October, on our own.

Harvey and Marjorie Huiner Aug 02, 2015 at 10:25 PM

We're from Virginia. Is anyone else from se USA going on the September trip?
David Lewis Aug 24, 2015 at 10:19 PM

Yes two of us from Sanford, Florida. We are flying to Paris this Sunday to have a few days there ahead of the tour. --David Lewis
Harvey and Marjorie Huiner Aug 25, 2015 at 02:03 PM

Great! We'll meet you there next Thursday. We're staying in Paris after the tour ends.
David Lewis Aug 25, 2015 at 11:03 PM

So you will arrive in Paris a day ahead since Friday is our rendezvous day? We'll be at Ibis near Gare de l'Est until Friday.

arthur ginsberg Mar 06, 2015 at 06:13 PM

Hi, anyone going on this program in May from New York?

Gordon Smith Oct 04, 2014 at 06:06 PM

Dear Andrews and Kravotils: I bought tickets to the ballet in Bordeaux from the Opera National directly--without using scalpers. Can I do something similar with this?
Helen Andrew Oct 05, 2014 at 07:15 PM

Gordon, I believe the link included with my note goes to the official site for these tickets. In any event, it is the only site I have and they are not very expensive.

Helen Andrew Oct 04, 2014 at 12:08 PM

We'd like to recommend a performance of Mozart's Requiem at Sainte Chapelle on November 4, 2014 at 8:30. Tickets are about 30 Euro - worth it just to be in Sainte Chapelle.
Helen & Len Andrew, Jane & Joe Kratovil

Miriam Stauff Oct 05, 2014 at 03:40 PM

I would be interested. Can they be bought when we get to Paris?
Helen Andrew Oct 05, 2014 at 07:15 PM

Helen Andrew Oct 05, 2014 at 07:16 PM

I don't know, Miriam, but we got them on line to be sure they were not sold out.

Geraldine Russell Oct 02, 2014 at 05:12 PM

Does anybody want to take the metro to St. Denis during free time in Paris? Great cathedral with violet and blue windows and effigies/tombs of most of the French monarchs. Haven't been there since I was young and wild and want to go back.
Miriam Stauff Oct 05, 2014 at 09:01 AM

Looking forward to meeting you, Geraldine. St. Denis is a fascinating church. I went on my own when I was on RS Independent Paris trip.

Gordon Smith Sep 20, 2014 at 10:37 AM

FYI--Oct. 16 Survey people: According to many, le Grand Theatre de Bordeaux is a spectacular building. It is not far from out hotel, and we have nothing scheduled for the evening of Oct. 24, so I bought a ticket to the ballet. There are still more seats available.
Gordon Smith Sep 20, 2014 at 03:07 PM

Helen Andrew Oct 05, 2014 at 07:17 PM

Helen Andrew Oct 05, 2014 at 07:19 PM

Thanks for this tip, Gordon. We have gotten tickets and have reservations for a late meal at Restaurant Jean Ramet. They normally don't take reservations after 9:30 but agreed to take us after the performance. Helen & Len Andrew, Jane & Joe Kratovil.
Gordon Smith Oct 06, 2014 at 12:00 AM

You're welcome. I was thinking of eating before the ballet at Le Petit Commerce. It's on the same st. as the hotel.
Gordon Smith Oct 07, 2014 at 03:27 PM

FYI--I did get a ticket to the Ste. Chapelle concert on Nov. 4--throgh Classictic.
Helen Andrew Oct 09, 2014 at 02:33 PM

Gordon, the link I sent if the site where I bought the tickets and it is called the Vienna Ticket Office. I haven't seen anything about Classictic.
Helen Andrew Oct 09, 2014 at 02:33 PM

Gordon Smith Oct 09, 2014 at 04:43 PM

Well, I have the ticket, and what is done is done. Anyone else buying tickets to a concert at the Ste. Chapelle needs to realize that two concerts are often schedules on the same evening. For Nov. 4, the best one with our schedule is at 8:30, not 7:00.

Gordon Smith Sep 20, 2014 at 09:12 AM

Russell, I will be on flight DL 8517. Maybe we can visit while we wait for the plane to take off. I know nothing about jazz clubs. Our stay in Paris is very brief, so there wont' be much time to explore, but that first evening after dinner looks pretty good for taking in the Marais.

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