I am in the midst of planning a summer trip in Paris, and stumbled on some questions.
I am looking to rent an apartment and have found one in the the 9th, on Rue Cardinal Mercier . Is this a nice area? I am a first time visitor to France and will most likely be on my own.
Also after 2 weeks or so, I'd like to travel around France a bit more.
Probably at least Strausburg, Lyon, and a city near the Alps.
This would be a quick go round, but I was hoping someone would have recommendations on how to go about it. Also is the Loire Valley a day trip from Paris, or should I include that in my additional week of train travel?
Thanks in advance!