Springtime blooms brightest in Paris

Springtime shines resplendently in most of the world’s great cities. Paris ignites hope and romance at any time of year. But, ah, springtime in Paris combines languid, al fresco luncheons with arm-in-arm moonlit strolls along gently flowing waters. Here are our suggestions for a few days in Paris, whether the vernal unfurling is underfoot or just floating along the Seine of our mind.

Text by Crai S. Bower Photo editing by Connie Ricca

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Aug 3, 2013 7:49AM
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I before e but only after c. Sigh! Please, if you are going to comment so everyone can see then learn to spell correctly first and use proper grammar. Sorry, I am a stickler for spelling and grammar. Guess my profession. :)
Apr 18, 2013 12:58PM
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We spent Christmas in Paris in 2011, and it was magic. Instead of staying in a hotel, we rented an apartment, which was not at all more expensive. Everybody was helpful and friendly, and one night, in a little restaurant on Ile de St. Louis, we had a delicious meal and a nice chat with the owner. When the time came for coffee, he carried two glasses of cognac to our table: "On the house, because you are Americans." 
Apr 18, 2013 8:08AM
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Need to plan a trip there, one of my bucket list trips.
Apr 18, 2013 7:18AM
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Don't go to Paris , go to to Washington , D.C  , instead ; in the summer , Paris is almost deserted !!! hihihi ./.
Apr 18, 2013 6:12AM
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Magnifique,mErAvIgLiOsO...I love ROME even more than Paris!in every season! ahhh l'amore!!!!!!

Apr 18, 2013 5:44AM
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I've  been to Paris. Everyone was nice and it lovely. Great food and great art. Reminded me alot of New Orleans.

 

Apr 18, 2013 4:24AM
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...and don't forget the rampant antisemitism!
Apr 12, 2013 10:09AM
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I agree w/Mr. James Schnarr. Stay home, if you want things to be like they are here in America. When visiting another country, learn about the customs of its people. I have been to Paris only one time, but before I went, 1) I learned that shopkeepers/owners like to be greeted when you enter their shops, "Bonjours, Madame, Monsieur..." 2) When asking a question, always express an apology first, "Excusez-moi, s'il plait..." (Excuse me, please). Then, ask your question, keeping it simple. And, always, always, say thank you, "Merci." How difficult is that? My solo trip to Paris was so enjoyable, and I had no mishaps with those who beg/pickpocket because of my research beforehand and also due to the helpfulness of everyone I encountered.
Apr 12, 2013 10:09AM
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I grew up with "The Thinker" in San Francisco and if "The Baby's Head" ever comes up for auction let me know!
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