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Newsletter #39: October 2003

Paris door

* From the Home Office *

This month I’m writing from the Provençal/Côte d’Azur village of Valbonne, still trying to finish up the Adventure Guide to Paris. The first four chapters are done, and I’m now deep into the long sightseeing section, which always causes me the most anguish as I try and balance what I think is interesting to visit, and what people think they should visit. I suppose in the end I will put both, trying to make it clear why I think some places aren’t worth the time or money, especially for those who may only go to Paris once in their lives. Why does the tourist office and every tour operator online try to sell visitors tickets to the Moulin Rouge and Lido cabarets? I’m sure it’s more for the affiliate kickbacks then the belief that these Vegas-style shows represent the best of Paris in any way. Ditto for those horrid companies offering tours to Versailles by private minibus that last only 4 hours. Don’t let anyone try and convince you that you could …

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