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Daytrip to Venice from Paris?
Daytrip to Venice from Paris?

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  1. Well, it CAN be done... http://www.thepariskitchen.com/2011/1... but my head is still spinning with the thought. Guess I'm not of the jet-set.

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    1. re: mangeur

      Me neither. And Venice deserves a sunset (on the Zattere), midnight (on a deserted St Mark's Sq) and sunrise (with your loved one), sinon rien.

      1. re: Parigi

        :) I would add noon at the top of St. Mark's, giggling hysterically with hands over ears. Never to be forgotten.

        1. re: Parigi

          We were there for sunrise and for sunset on Mother's day with loved ones, so had that covered Parigi. We drank beautiful wine made form the Dorana grape, the vines which had laid dormant for 600 years, and were bottled in Murano glass. An amazing day. The owners are fabulous passionate people.

          1. re: 30AEATS

            From Orly first flight arrives at 09:00 last leaves at 20:45. As sunrise was at 05:42 and sunset at 20:32 in Venice on May 13th you don't quite get the dawn to dusk experience that Parigi suggests.

            Venice is definitely a city so see at the start and end of the day when the day trippers have left. Better for food as well as it is less crowded and more "local" especially eating breakfast at the ferry stop with locals rushing to work. Paris has lots of easy travel opportunities especially from Orly but IMO not wise to rush them.

            1. re: PhilD

              I did not feel rushed at all PhilD, nor did the friends I was with. You can't get any more" local" than Venissa.It was a dusk to dawn experience, and one I will cherish.The travel will soon be part of a story in a magazine, including photos.Our Parisian days and nights were spent lingering over long meals as well.Thanks for your input.

            2. re: 30AEATS

              Changing the word for to from. The trip to Venice is definitely worth taking, especially in the spring for the moleche lagoon crabs. http://www.thepariskitchen.com/2011/1...
              Back to the original post, adored Jengo and Chez L'Ami Jean dinner with Wendy and friends.We chose carte blanche as well, so that we could linger and enjoy the experience.

          2. re: mangeur

            I was with Wendy from the Paris Kitchen, a friend a Florida girl where I am from. Flew to meet her Paris and day trip to Venice. Start early, stay till sunset. It is a wonderful day. Venissa, and a tour of the vineyards and gardens are a must on the bucket list.

            1. re: 30AEATS

              I don't know that I'd want to do it on a day trip from Paris, but I must agree that Venissa is absolutely amazing. I was there with my parents in April and it was one of the best experiences of the trip - definitely our favorite day in Venice.

              1. re: biondanonima

                So glad to hear you went as well! I was in awe of the reconstruction of the estate, and the determination to bring the 600 year old vines back to life, to produce the Dorona grape again, not to mention the spectacular local, if not foraged on-site cuisine. Impressive. We flew back to the states from Paris the following day, or I may have considered an overnight in their hostel. Thanks for sharing.

          3. Yes, on Sunday from the Orly. Easy flight over the Alps and a quick boat ride through the Grand Canal to Venissa!

            1. On the other hand, that way you avoid the expensive hotel nights. Maybe the idea of a commute Paris-Venice vacation wouldn't be such a bad idea :-)

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              1. re: Ptipois

                It really wasn't bad on easy-jet. Napped on the plane. :-)