A Trip of a Lifetime!
March 27, 2015
My husband and I just returned from our trip to Paris. From start to finish our vacation was wonderful thanks to Marie and Pascal who own and rent their apartment on 85 Haussmann in Paris. The apartment is conveniently located near the bus and Metro.
When we arrived, Pascal met us at the airport and accompanied us by bus to the apartment which is in a safe, beautiful area. Marie met us there and gave us a tour of the apartment which was small but clean and modern and had all the amenities we needed for a comfortable stay. Marie offers day trips to all the sights around Paris and if you rent the apartment, you can take some or all of them with her. She has a passion for Paris and vast knowledge about its history. Not knowing the language, we chose to tour with her most of our days there. Each day was a new adventure and as we walked the streets, we felt like we were Marie's friends and not tourists.
Pascal joined us on the the night tour by driving to all of the famous illuminated landmarks where we were able to take pictures and admire the romantic scenery.
We also took a day tour of the Champagne area where Pascal drove and Marie explained everything about the region. Both the Champagne area and Reims were very beautiful and interesting. The restaurant they chose for lunch was perfect and the food was delicious. Every restaurant Marie chose or suggested was reasonably priced and because I am a vegetarian, she made sure they offered choices for me.
Even though Marie and Pascal had to leave Paris because of a last minute family situation, they left us in the competent hands of a friend of the family. Their friend Laetitia took us to Versailles on the train and was a wealth of information about the area. She made sure that our trip was perfect from beginning to end and sought to cater to our every need. It was fun spending the day with her and learning all of the exciting facts about Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI! Laetitia also helped us reschedule a boat cruise that we missed and made sure that we were able to enjoy it on our final night in Paris.
The day that we had to depart for home, Laetitia came to the apartment and accompanied us to the bus to the airport. She made sure we got the tickets we needed and that we were on the bus on time for our flight. We are so happy to have met this lovely family and their friend. They went above and beyond our expectations to make this a trip of a lifetime!
Frank Fedel, Royal Oak, MI. USA
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