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Where to Stay in Paris for the First Time

Eiffel Tower and Seine River in Paris, France

"Where to stay in Paris" must be a common refrain for first-time France travel planners, even before thinking about other aspects of their itineraries. Somebody recently asked me that question about travel and Paris, and after writing her back, it occurred to me that other readers may be planning a vacation in France, and may have similar questions. So, keeping in mind that this was an informal interaction between a reader and one of The Vacation Gals, here is a practically unbrushed-up version (typos are so sneaky) for everyone else. After all, where to stay in Paris for the first time is a question that many France vacation planners need answered. Kelly B., who has never been to France, asked, “What is the best area of Paris, France for Americans to stay in?” My response: Hi, [Read more]

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