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Royal Regency Paris

Discussion in 'European Timesharing' started by beejaybeeohio, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. beejaybeeohio

    beejaybeeohio TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    Surprised to have gotten a match today via RCI within a little over a week after modifying an ongoing search for the Canadian Rockies for May 2020 to an assortment of resorts in France, one in northern Spain and one in County Clare Ireland for September 2020!

    We will be in a one-bedroom. We've been to Paris 3x and are excited that the week we got includes our 55th Wedding Anniversary (yes, I was a child bride)!

    Any tips, insights from Tuggers who've exchanged into the Royal Regency would be much appreciated! Thanks!
     
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    Congrats on your anniversary and the match! We are going there in Oct, so we're getting pretty excited. I'll also be interested to see what others have to say.
     
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    We love the RR! 20 minute walk to the Metro, 20 more minutes into the heart of Paris. And Vincennes itself has easily half a dozen bakeries near the RR, a terrific Farmer's Market twice a week (with bunnies with fur and fowl with feathers hanging up for sale). Huge park and a chateau also. We've been five times, I think. Last "real" visit was in 2011, and we had an unexpected stay for two nights in 2014 when the only reason we were going to be in Paris was for a plane home after a Viking River Cruise. We had ten days in Germany after the cruise, but there was a train strike. The German strikes are weird on again off again affairs, decided on a daily basis whether they are running or not. We did not want to get stuck in Cologne when we were supposed to take the train directly from Germany to the CDG airport, so flew from Berlin to Paris. Royal Regency had exactly one last minute room for the two nights we needed. Spent that time sick in bed, but not so sick we couldn't stagger out to a bakery each morning.

    Here's where I tell my "small world" story again. Arrived at the RR in October 2014, sick and just wanting to get to our room, go out quickly for juice and pastry, and go to bed. New manager starts chatting us up. Where are you from? Los Angeles. What part of Los Angeles? Like this French guy is really going to know what I mean when I say San Pedro, but I don't feel well and I am not going to give him a geography lesson, so I keep it short hoping he'll let us alone and simply reply with "San Pedro". He comes back at me with, "Is the Busy Bee Market still open, I love their sandwiches?" After we picked our jaws up off the ground we found out he went to school up the street from us at Marymount as an exchange student, lived 20 years in LA, and had just moved back to France with his wife who is a lawyer. I'll tell you how sick we were -- the bottle of wine he later delivered to our door got left on the counter unopened!
     
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    I like the way you can order baguettes and croissants at the front desk the night before. When my granddaughter and I were checking out, the front desk person saw the $ amount we owed for bakery goods and said she would double check the number. We just laughed and said we were sure it was okay.
     
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    That’s fantastic. When we stayed at the Marriott in Marbella in Spain, we realized we could just walk up every morning and get fresh, hot bread and pastries from the marketplace. Why we can’t have nice things like this in the US, I will never understand. It is just one of the things that makes European detox so hard. :(


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    We loved our stay there a couple years ago. The Staff was very friendly and helpful. We had been at Normandy the week before. We arrived before Check-in and had food that needed to be in a Frig. Our Room had not been cleaned but they let us in to put our suitcases in the Room and our food away. We then drove to CDG to turn in our rental car and used the train and Metro back to RR. I would go out early each morning, walk around, and pick up our Baguttes, etc. Thank goodness we got to see the Cathedral at Notre Dame. We used the Metro to travel all over Paris.
     
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    We're doing Normandy/RR too, and in that order. No one, except other timesharers understands why, lolol.
     
  9. beejaybeeohio

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    Have a wonderful time! Can't wait to hear about your experiences....We will be in Gemeund-Schleiden Germany in late October for a timeshare trade there, then onwards to Metz, Zellenberg near Colmar, Lucerne, a week-long Danube cruise on Avalon, and finish our trip from Budapest via train to Munich.

    And thanks to all who've responded to my questions- so helpful!
     

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