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Tim W

Tim W

United Kingdom

Oct242009

Tour/Activity

Paris Pass

Paris, France

My Rating
2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better

My Review
In principle the Paris Pass is a very good idea, but the reality is a little different. There are literally a handful of places where you 'jump the queue', and usually that is purely to get tickets, not actual admission. One thing which left a particularly bad taste was in the book it says you get priority seating in the Hard Rock Cafe where you pick up the pack, only to be told that they've never done that and we could wait an hour like everyone else. Other disappointments included the additional charge for the crypt at Notre Dame and both galleries at the Pompidou - you only get into the museum section with the pass.

One unexpected bonus was that the Metro card just kept working on the third day - can't argue with that! Overall you have to route-march round everything to get good value for money, which can be tiring but also has its benefits - if you paid individually for each museum or gallery you'd feel compelled to stay there longer than maybe you would choose when you've got the pass. It's OK and good for ease of use, but it's not the massive money saving, skip all the queues pass that the sellers would have you believe.

Oct242009

Tour/Activity

Romantic Horse and Carriage Ride through Paris

Paris, France

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
Absolutely fantastic! Great service, tasty champagne and an awesome engagement venue! My now fiancee said yes as we were heading up the Champs-Elysees, and despite the rain, with the cover up, it was a truly magical ride. Yes, people are looking at you, taking photos, etc., but that only makes you feel that much more special! You can't get any more public, but yet so intimately private. The guides are very friendly and knowledgable. We stopped twice to take photos, and some of them are just fantastic. I would recommend this to any true romantics!

My Photos

  • Champagne in the Carriage
  • On our way to the Champs Elysees
  • In front of the Eiffel Tower #1
  • More Champagne in the Carriage!
  • In front of the Eiffel Tower #2

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