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Program #10034RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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janet hunt Sep 17, 2014 at 08:43 AM

Does the hotel have computers available to send emails to family? I do not plan on bringing any electronics.

SL Flynn Sep 16, 2014 at 05:11 PM

I am a little concerned about Merry Clark's comments. Any other opinions?
Merry Clark Sep 16, 2014 at 05:31 PM

just my humble opinion -- I just had higher expectations

janet hunt Sep 16, 2014 at 02:41 PM

My friend, Debbie Lebo and I are signed up for this trip on Nov 1. Would love to hear from anyone else going this time or hear any words of wisdom. Never been to France.
Charlotte MacNeice Sep 16, 2014 at 05:34 PM

I am also going on the trip to Paris on November 1. I am flying from Philadelphia on USAir, arriving at CDG 6:55 am. I'd share a taxi to the hotel if others arrived sort of chose to that time. Where are you and Debbie flying from? Charlotte MacNeice
janet hunt Sep 16, 2014 at 05:50 PM

I am coming Huntsville, AL - Chicago to CDG and arrive around 9:40a.m. Debbie will be arriving from Dulles around 8:30. You probably won't want to wait for us. But if you do, we can travel to the hotel together. Because taxi is so much I was thinking we might try another way. Are you traveling alone?
Charlotte MacNeice Sep 17, 2014 at 06:51 AM

Good to hear back from you. I am traveling by myself. So far I am planning to take the Air France bus to Gare de Lyon, which doesn't look very far from the hotel. I hope I'm not too jet-lagged! Perhaps more people will post messages here, and we'll all find others for a taxi. This is my first trip to Paris, but my second trip with Road Scholar.

Merry Clark Sep 15, 2014 at 12:56 AM

For the price, I I honestly think that the hotel could be at least four stars
Lynn Forsberg Sep 15, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Are you on the trip Sept. 20 - 28? I am on that one. Lynn Forsberg

Merry Clark Sep 15, 2014 at 12:51 AM

Not too happy with the lack of welcome at Le Patio and the lack of personal assistance at the outset of this program.
Carole Stevens Sep 15, 2014 at 12:18 PM

I totally agree with you. I attended this program 2 years ago and my least favorite of 26 RS programs.
Merry Clark Sep 15, 2014 at 12:42 PM

listed as a more popular program but "independent" means you are on your own.

Kevin OReilly Sep 05, 2014 at 01:16 PM

I will be arriving at CDG at 11;30 AM on Sunday the 7th. Looking to share a taxi to our hotel. Kevin O'Reilly

SL Flynn Sep 05, 2014 at 12:20 PM

I wonder if anyone has experience with Paris in January? Anyone thinking of the January 17th trip?

Laura Steele Aug 26, 2014 at 09:41 AM

I'm scheduled for the 10/4-10/12 Paris trip. Would love to hear/see who else is doing that. I'll be coming from Nice as I'm doing the So. France trip the week before. Oh and I'm leaving from the DC area on 9/25.

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