I'm taking my mother to Paris for her birthday this December (4-11). Neither of us have been before.
We've been advised to stay in an apartment near the river seine and the louvre vs. staying in a hotel. I plan to make an early dinner reservation at le Jules Verne for her birthday; hoping to see Paris with some sunlight because I hear the view is actually better than at night.
Would love some suggestions on things to do and places to go (day trips, in particular; she really wants to take the Eurostar--Americans call it the Chunnel--but I've been reading mixed opinions about day trips to London). I think we'd enjoy some neighboring towns and countryside, but I'm being conscientious of the weather.
Thank you all in advance for your suggestions!