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Old 02-15-2011, 11:24 AM   #1
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Question Charles De Gaulle Airport

I am flying thru Paris on my way to and from Italy on the Viva Italia trip in September.

Is it possible to see the Eiffel Tower when approaching the airport? From a viewing deck at the airport?

Seeing the Tower would be the icing on the cake
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Old 02-15-2011, 02:50 PM   #2
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CDG is a good distance from Paris, so you won't be able to see it from the airport. It is also northwest of the city, so you probably won't see it upon arrival either.
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:28 PM   #3
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Sadness . . .
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I saw the Tower when I departed from CDG, but it was a distance away. I was sitting on the left side of the aircraft.
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:20 AM   #5
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Thanks Mike

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Can't you just add a day in Paris on your return from Italy? Seeing the Eiffel Tower from afar is one thing, seeing it up close and going to the top is something else. You're already there, so a couple hundred dollars for an extra day isn't too much of a sacrifice.
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Can't you just add a day in Paris on your return from Italy? Seeing the Eiffel Tower from afar is one thing, seeing it up close and going to the top is something else. You're already there, so a couple hundred dollars for an extra day isn't too much of a sacrifice.

Oh dear - I never gave that a thought - mon dieu

Wonder how much the change fee on AirFrance might be

DH might kill me.... but a day in PARIS !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Oh dear - I never gave that a thought - mon dieu

Wonder how much the change fee on AirFrance might be

DH might kill me.... but a day in PARIS !!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Oh dear - I never gave that a thought - mon dieu

Wonder how much the change fee on AirFrance might be

DH might kill me.... but a day in PARIS !!!!!!!!!!!!!
I normally stay in Montparnasse, but that's too far for you, given your short stay.

Find a hotel that's serviced by the Air France bus (http://www.lescarsairfrance.com/en.html) It's around 15 euros per person vs the 50-70 euros you'll pay for a taxi to get you downtown. Also, you'll want to buy your Eiffel Tower tickets online--it'll save you a ton of time (http://www.tour-eiffel.com/preparing...g-your-tickets)
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I love taking the RER into Paris from CDG, and seeing Effiel and Scaré Coeur from the train! Getting goosebumps just thinking about it!

If you can swing it, try to stay for a couple days! Such a beautiful place...and chalk full of things to see and do!
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