Hi all! A new traveler here. I have become addicted to these boards in the last few weeks, so I decided to finally sign up and add a question! (I apologize in advance if this question has already been posted.)
If all goes according to plan, I will be traveling to France and Italy in either September or October of 2006. (Yes, I'm a geek for planning so early!) However, being that this will be my first trip to Europe, and that I want to experience Paris (and the Provence, Riviera, Venice, Rome...) in all its glory - or as much of it as I can - which month would be better? I want no less than 4 full days in Paris (I know - it's still not enough time!) and I want to see all the major sites. I am concerned that if I go too late in the year, I won't get to experience the lush landscapes and flowering beauty. I'm certain Paris is marvelous at all times, but I have absolutely no idea what the weather/landscapes will be like in either of these months! I have no idea when or if I'll be able to get back - so I want to make the best of it the first time through! I suppose I could do more research on my own, but I've found everyone on these boards to be exceptionally helpful - and with much more first-hand knowledge than a book!
I have tons of questions brewing inside me, but I promise to continue my research, search the boards more and come back with well thought out queries - at least I hope they'll be well thought out!
Thanks in advance for your advice and assistance!