(Closed) Europe – start in London or Paris?

posted 5 years ago in Travel
  • poll: A couple days in London? Or Paris?
    Blimey! London, mate! : (11 votes)
    37 %
    ooh la la! Paris, mais oui! : (19 votes)
    63 %
  • Post # 2
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I’d fly into London and out of Paris, because the UK has a significantly higher tax on departing flights than anywhere else in Europe does. It is distance based so if you’re flying from the UK direct to the US, you’ll pay about $75/person more than if you depart from France and fly in economy. It’s about $200 more in business class.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    babeba:  I lived in Paris for about 4 months in college, so I’m biased (but I’ve visited London too), but I’d choose Paris every time! The FOOD alone makes it worth it, but especially if you haven’t seen sites like Versailles (which is SO worth it, I think). I don’t know, Paris just seems so much more romantic and European than London. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been to London twice and really enjoyed it both times, but in my opinion, Paris is just in a league of its own.

    Post # 6
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    1161 posts
    Bumble bee

    babeba:  if you do want to go to the dress exhibition at the v and A make sure you book tickets well in advance.  Me and Future Mother-In-Law were going to go but tickets were already sold out for the weekend we wanted to go

    Post # 7
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

    babeba:  since you haven’t don’t Paris together, I vote for the city of lights:-) 

    I’m biased because it’s my favorite city anywhere, but the gorgeous architecture, murals, the great food and excellent coffee invite romance. I’m not big on checking sites off of a list, I like to absorb the culture in a more relaxed way, but either way you’re set in Paris. have a great trip! 

    Post # 8
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    9345 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I’m in a similar boat in that my Fiance and I have both been to both, but to London together and to Paris separately… and I am just dying to go back to Paris with him. So Paris gets my vote!

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee

    haha food for the win – paris! ❤️

    Post # 11
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    95 posts
    Worker bee

    Paris is fabulous and enchanting. Went this past September, I was IMPRESSED. Fell in love with the place and I was with friends missing my SO! It was SOOOOO romantic that I completely regretted not being there with him but life! The eiffel and the palace of versaille were my absolute favorite. And then just hanging out at the cafes at night, magical. 

    Post # 12
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    6290 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Paris, definitely. Live near London, been to Paris twice, and I just love Paris. London is great, but very different. I find Paris much more romantic. 

    I’d also be sensible about how many places you visit; I’d probably pick just 3 as you’ll lose a lot of time travelling. 

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    babeba:  Did you ever take this trip?  How did you find Kraków?  Did you visit Auschwitz?  Did you make it to any other towns in Poland?  We are wondering if we should make time for Worclaw.  Were you able to sleep on that overnight train?  We’re taking the night train to Budapest.  Unless there’s snow on the ground, we’d like to break up the Kraków-Budapest travel with a short stay in the mountains in Slovakia in that case.  But it’ll be a bit early for snow when we’re there so not counting on it.  

    And of course – which did you choose?  Paris or London?  Seemed like you were leaning towards Paris.

    Sorry so many questions! 

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