Becasue you only need 1
What would the recommendations be to buy (something that you can not pick up here)? Functional and/or just a souvenir.
Just keep yer eyes open. That's the best thing. I spent a summer there studying when I was 17, and the best thing I got was a head full of memories. Great place. I bought a bunch o' wine, a few times, intending to bring it home, but it seems the wine never made it that far......m1k said:
For Cycles Laurent use the Republique or Oberkamp (maybe Oberkampf) stopsSasquatch said:Visit the bikeshops there. The experience will be worth it. There is a shop in Paris called
"Cycles Laurent". It has a lot of history, not to mention cheap stuff. Bought a frame from them 3 years ago and still use it to this day
Address is 9 Boulevard Voltaire. Walkable from the Metro.
Another shop I wanted to check out, but was closed at the time, was Velo and Oxygen. Might be worth a look, they are located along the Grande Armee avenue, just a stone's throw from the Ducati dealership.
The best way to let the authorities know about the toy guns or knives is not to suddenly pull one out from inside your jacket as you sprint through the metal detectors.Mapei Roida said:Knives or toy pistols from Laguiole. Those folks are real craftsmen. Just make sure you put them in checked luggage and the authorities know about them.
I have only done it once, but you are right, it IS well worth the pain. I also would have to agree on the patisseries. J'aime beacoups les pains au chocolat!Insanedane said:Pick up a white rock from the top of Mont Ventoux after your bike ride to the top.
By the way, the ride is worth all the pain. I've done it 3 times
Pick up some Vin de Savoie, because it's cheap (6 E), it's good, and you can't find it here as far as I can tell. Something from Apremont would be nice. I've been lucky to ride my bike through the vineyards there, on the slopes beneath the Col de Granier, where they often run the Classique des Alpes race.m1k said: