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Paris or venice for 2 days

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Paris or venice for 2 days

I am going to do a paint course in Italy during June this year. I arrive in Europe 2 days before I have to be in Pisa. Shall I visit Paris or Venice for the 2 days?

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1. Re: Paris or venice for 2 days

Well this is the Paris forum so most people will say Paris. For me there is no contest, but lots of people love Venice.

If I were you I would consider the ease of transport arrangements from Paris or Venice to Pisa and go with whichever is less hassle.

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2. Re: Paris or venice for 2 days

Grndma's advice would lead you to Venice and so would mine.

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3. Re: Paris or venice for 2 days

When you say you arrive in Europe, where exactly do you arrive? It's a big place. Assuming you arrive in Italy, I would go to Venice.

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4. Re: Paris or venice for 2 days

I vote for Venice too - at least you're in the same country - where are you landing? Venice can be seen in two days comfortably in my opinion. You would need more time in Paris - and with the flights and travel and all, you'd have LESS then two days in Paris and in my opinion, that's not even worth it.

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5. Re: Paris or venice for 2 days

As much as I love Paris, I too would suggest Venice. Paris is worth more than 2 days.

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6. Re: Paris or venice for 2 days

As you'll have to get used to interacting with people in italian, or at least with italian people, start earlier, so you'll be more at ease during your paint course.

Go to Venice.

And as said you can see more of the city in two days than yyou would in Paris.

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7. Re: Paris or venice for 2 days

I love Paris but would choose Venice if given the choice. Since you only have two days, I would keep the travel time to a minimum. Venice is about 200 miles from Pisa while Paris is about 700 miles (1,400 miles round trip).

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8. Re: Paris or venice for 2 days

You can see most of the standard tourist things in Venice in two full days. Two days in Paris would only allow you to barely scratch the surface. I vote for Venice and save Paris for when you have 5-7 days minimum.

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9. Re: Paris or venice for 2 days

Another vote for Venice. As someone who has spent two days in Paris and one day in Venice, I can say that I feel a short trip in Paris is frustrating, while a short trip in Venice is satisfying.

In two days you can see St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge Palace, maybe the Accadamia and the Peggy Guggeheim Museum if you're an art fan. But the city's biggest attraction is the city itself. After strolling around and riding the water bus for two days, you will have pretty much covered the city.

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10. Re: Paris or venice for 2 days

I would advise Venice. You could fly in to Venice then proceed to Pisa. We love Venice, a small Place, but lots to see, 2 days is not enough. Take a Gondola ride towards to Rialto Bridge.

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