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Stage 1

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Stage 1

STAGE 1 1. 6:00am tiptoe out of room & albergue; start walking 2. arrows work! follow arrows 3. climbing begins immediately 4. 9:00am eat while walking 5. continue to climb and walk all day 6. 4:00pm Roncesvalles (€15 prepaid online; effortless arrival) 7. shower, wash clothes in sink & line dry overnight; go to bed early; fall asleep fast and hard; sleep throughout the entire night in a large room with hundreds of people! MIRACLE!

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Starting Point

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Starting Point

Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port (starting point)Day 31. 7:00am-12:30pm iDTGV trainParis to Bayonne, France €59.90 (www.sncf.com)2. 3:30-5:00pm SNCF bus to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France €10 (SNCF window)3. Check into albergue(€18 prepaid online)4. Register with the Pilgrim’s Office(39 rue de la Citadelle)receive passport & scallop shell5. Purchase Ibérico de bellota(100% acorn-fed, semi-wild pig)(rue de la Citadelle)6. Ask directions to find Camino in the morning, talk to roommate, shower, dress for next day, pack backpack and sleep

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Paris 48 Hours Day 2

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Paris 48 Hours Day 2

Day 2 1. Explore NOTRE-DAME 7:00am (no lines, empty & magical)2. Rent VÉLIB' bicycle outside Notre-Dame for endless miles of exploring3. Cross PONT DES ARTS (“love locks" bridge over the Seine)4. Visit MUSÉE DU LOUVRE 9:00am (fastest access, Venus de Milo, Mona Lisa, Napoleon III Apartments)5. Ride down RUE DE RIVOLI6. MUSÉE DES ARTS DÉCORATIFS7. Ride through JARDIN DES TUILERIES, PLACE DE LA CONCORDE, CHAMPS-ÉLYSÉES, ARC DE TRIOMPHE, AVENUE MONTAIGNE8. Visit PALAIS GALLIERA (fashion museum, Jeanne Lanvin exhibition)9. Visit MUSÉE DE L’ARMÉE (TOMBEAU DE NAPOLÉON),MUSÉE RODIN (The Thinker, The Kiss), EIFFEL TOWER, MUSÉE DE L’ORANGERIE (Monet’s Water Lilies), MUSÉE D’ORSAY,...

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Paris 48 Hours Day 1

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Paris 48 Hours Day 1

Day 1 1. Purchase PARIS MUSEUM PASS in airport2. Take train to NOTRE-DAME (approximately 1 hour)3. Check into the HÔTEL-DIEU HOSPITEL (139€)4. Walk or FLÂNER (stroll aimlessly) to LE MARAIS5. Purchase olive oil A L’OLIVIER (23, Rue de Rivoli Paris 4, alolivier.com)6. Purchase cheese FROMAGERIE DUBOIS (97-99 rue Saint Antoine Paris 4)7. Visit VICTOR HUGO HOUSE, CITY HALL, CENTRE POMPIDOU8. Visit SHAKESPEARE & CO bookstore (37 rue de la Bûcherie)

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French

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French

merci (mair-see) thank youbonjour (bohn-zhoor) helloau revoir (o ruh-vwahr) goodbye Île de la Cité (EEL duh lah see TAY)Seine (SEHN)Louvre (LOO-vruh)Bastille (bah-STEE-yuh)Champs-Élysées (SHAHN-zay-lee-ZAY)Haussmann (ohss-MAHN)Charles de Gaulle (sharl-duh-GOHL)Hôtel des Invalides (oh-TELL-day-zan-vah-LEED)Sainte-Chapelle (SANT-shah-PELL)Carnavalet (car-nah-vah-LAY)Place de la Concorde(PLAHSS-duh-lah-kawn-KOHRD)Montmartre (mawn-MART-ruh)Pont Neuf (pawn-noohf)Pont des Arts (pawn-day-zahr)

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