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Recent Europe reviews

  • THE BALCONY overlooking the tower....

    "Never will we forget the view. Or more accurately the views. Because the Eiffel Tower changes with the weather and the lights. The more distant view of Sacre Coeur competes for attention , but the tower is the main show. Agnes is a delight to deal with. Get tickets early for the ballet or the opera. Maybe a quick trip to Rheims (the petite Paris) for a few days to to get acclimated first. It is an easy train ride from Aeroport CDG (pronounce "Show de Go") We went to Gent and Brugge afterward, and a canalboat trip from Neiuport to Ypres for the WWI sights. But Paris is Paris and all one really needs. Metro is at Passy (M6). and the RER C is only 400 meters away. It takes you to the main stops in the city. Catch a mini concert at night at Saint Chappelle if you can. And don't miss the Marmottan museum. Bois de Boulougne is walkable but better to take metro there and then walk around. Don't even think about bringing a car! We dined in more than we anticipated because we enjoyed the flat so much. wi-fi actually works and you can use landline also. Induction stove works great (use correct pan) as does wash machine (tho typically euro slow). Wonderful time. Thank you Agnes! Carl"
    Guest: hombre sincero Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 9, 2014
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  • Really Great Apartment

    "This apartment exceeded all of our expectations. I've rented many apartments in Paris, and as another reviewer said, it may be our favorite as well. Brigitte made the booking process very easy. The apartment has every convenience, including a brand new kitchen. The apartment was super clean on arrival. It has a private terrace that we enjoyed as the weather in early November was lovely. I would rent this apartment again in a heartbeat."
    Guest: Happygoin Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 10, 2014
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  • Wonderful apartment and owners

    "We stayed at Hector and Ana's apartment for five nights in in mid-November. The pictures show the apartment exactly as it is, and it has everything you could possibly want. The location is fabulous - ten minutes walk to the Prado, Thysen, and Reina Sofia museums, and about fifteen minutes walk to the Palacio Real. The Plaza Mayor is a short distance away and there are countless restaurants, bars, and shops within minutes. Even though Las Huertas street is a busy street, the apartment is very quiet. It was wonderful to return at the end of the day and settle into the comfort of this apartment. Hector was very responsive to all our requests and we highly recommend this property for a couple who wants the convenience of an apartment as opposed to a hotel room. We generally had breakfast in and the kitchen was fully equipped, nothing missing. There were even condiments such as salt, pepper, several different spices, olive oil, sugar, and other basic things, which was very helpful. El Corte Ingles supermarket is at the Plaza Mayor so you can quickly walk there and pick up anything you can imagine, plus there is a small grocery just a block or two down the street. We have rented apartments in many different places and this one deserves five stars."
    Guest: Carl H. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 6, 2014
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  • A fine place to get to know Paris

    "My sister, friend and I stayed in this lovely apartment for a week, and enjoyed every minute. We were greeted on our arrival and given all the information we needed to settle right in. The owners were a phone call away if we had any problems. The pictures of the rooms were very accurate, and the garden outside was starting to bloom. The building was quiet and a welcome place after a day of walking and riding the Metro to see as much as we could in our week. We really enjoyed the neighborhood with many shops, food markets, and restaurants. The people we met each day were very kind about our limited French."
    Guest: American in Paris Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 15, 2014
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Europe Travel Tips

If you’re ready to say goodbye to the U.S. and bonjour, ciao or hola to Europe, here are some country highlights and other tips to get you started on planning your perfect European getaway:

European Travel Tips

There’s a lot to keep in mind when traveling across the pond, especially to a country where you don’t speak the language. Though Europe is a collection of diverse countries, there are some general things to know about this Old World continent that will help you plan and enjoy your trip.

- Learn a few polite key words, standard greetings and salutations in each country that you visit, including: good morning, how are you, I’m fine, thank you and please. Another helpful phrase that needs no explanation is: “Where is the bathroom?”

- In the majority of European locales, waiters and other restaurant workers are paid full salaries and don’t depend on tips as wait staff do in the U.S. It’s standard to leave just a few Euro (unless you have a very large group) as a tip for each meal.

- Before leaving for your trip, make sure your passport is up-to-date, as well as your license if you plan to rent a car. Check in with your bank to let them know you’ll be vacationing in Europe so they are aware and don’t freeze your account. Ask about their credit and debit card policies for ATM use abroad.

- Pack lightly, if you can! Many charming old buildings in Europe don’t have elevators, so it won’t be fun to carry a very heavy bag up several flights of stairs. Also, if you forget some essentials, you should be able to find what you need abroad.

-Purchase converters and adapters so you can charge your phone, dry your hair and plug in your laptop without ruining your devices or blowing out the power.

Italy

Italy is one of the top spots for Americans on their European travels due to its seductive culture, scenic landscapes, ancient history and rich cuisine. Some of the best things to do in Italy are to wander down narrow, ancient streets and duck into various opulent and ancient churches. Indulge in the Italian tradition of a four-hour meal in a fancy restaurant, relishing in “il dolce di fare niente” - the beauty of doing nothing. Here are some of the must-see cities and sights on your Italian vacation:

Rome

Your Roman holiday will be filled with architectural gems known the world over. Take a tour of the Colosseum, spend a few hours traversing the ruins and stare up at remarkably well-preserved temples in the Roman Forum. Walk down an unassuming, narrow alley until you emerge in a wide-open piazza and are graced by the magnificence of the Pantheon. Other must-visits are the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, the fountains of Piazza Navona and the Borghese Gardens. Grab gelato at tiny Old Bridge and massive La Palma - two of the best gelaterias in the city.

Tuscany

The Tuscan countryside is romantically written about by authors around the world, and when you pay a visit to Siena, Florence or the smaller surrounding cities, you’ll know why. Stay at a bed and breakfast in the rolling, sunflower-laden countryside outside Siena, and make sure to spend some time in the city center as well - Piazza del Campo (the town square) and the Siena Cathedral are particularly breathtaking. In Florence, the center of the European Renaissance, make an appointment ahead of time for the renowned Uffizi Gallery, shop for gold jewelry on Ponte Vecchio, climb the steep steps inside the Florence Duomo for thrilling views and don’t miss seeing Michelangelo’s famous “David” at the Accademia di Belle Arti.

United Kingdom

The U.K. is a good place to visit for your first trip to Europe because there’s no need to learn a new language. You might want to learn a few British slang words though: A restroom is “the loo,” a stroller is a “pram” and “knockered” means completely exhausted. Here are some tips and top spots for U.K. holidays:

London, England

London is a massive, cosmopolitan city brimming with culture, history and fun. While you are here, take a ride on the London Eye, tour Her Majesty’s Buckingham Palace, learn about the sordid and magnificent history of the Tower of London and make an appointment ahead of time to climb the 334 steps up Big Ben’s belfry for excellent views of Westminster. Also, take advantage of London’s fabulous museums such as the Tate Modern, the Natural History Museum and the British Museum, an architectural gem that holds the Rosetta Stone and other famous antiquities - they’re all free to visit! Your trip will not be complete without a shopping trip at Harrod’s and a stroll through part of the 350-acre Hyde Park.

Dublin, Ireland

Ireland is known for its emerald countryside and scenic cliffs overlooking the sea. While in Dublin, one of the top things to do is visit the ancient Dublin and Malahide castles. Walk through the historic, gothic-style St. Patrick’s Cathedral, which was built in the 12th century, have a picnic in Phoenix Park or St. Stephen’s Green and go shopping on quaint Grafton Street. Other must-visits are the Trinity College Library, the Kilmainham Gaol panopticon prison and the National Museum Ireland. Take a tour and raise a glass at the Guinness Storehouse and the Old Jameson Distillery.

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