Although it would have been nice to have a white Christmas in Paris, I was actually glad that it was unseasonally warm during our time there. The air was a crisp 50 degrees, cold enough to get you in the holiday spirit, but didn’t give us a miserable feeling of being frozen.
I wanted my nieces to get a different Parisan experience from what they had when they backpacked through a couple of months ago, so we planned to take tea and macarons at Laduree and have a very French dinner. Here’s the thing, though: Ahnya was helping me call around to restaurants from a list that many of you thoughtfully emailed, Facebooked, and tweeted, and they were either closed for the holidays or booked solid. This isn’t to say you can’t get a meal on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day; you can go to almost any cafe in the city and have a decent, casual meal. At the other end of the spectrum, the hotel restaurants are open, but many are expensive. We found a few that were about $200 per person for special occasion dinners. Here’s how our day went:
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