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Lines are shorter, prices are lower and the thousands of trees that grace this most graceful of cities are a riot of color.
And most importantly, the locals are back from their long summer vacations, so shops, restaurants and all the must-see spots are open.
To start your journey, stop at one of the thousands of cafes that adorn the city, order a petit dejeuner francais (coffee, croissant, baguette, jam and butter) and be prepared for good service. That's right. Good service. When the summer rush is over, the infamous French waiter forgets that stereotypical attitude.
Where to StayOnce you're rejuvenated, head to your hotel. You'll still need advance reservations, of course, but you'll find more choices and significantly lower prices throughout the city in this season. I chose the
What to SeeOne of the big advantages of off-season travel, certainly, is the relative dearth of crowds. Consider one of the most famous destinations in Paris, the
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