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Summer travel Madrid to Lisboa

In the formative stages of a two week summer vacation (2010), and I am trying to find a good route taking a couple of days by car in-between Madrid and Lisboa. Looking for Interesting places and great food of course (but not Mich star, on budget). I have heard the west coast is a bit of a "concrete jungle", so maybe an interior route is better? Then we would visit coastal villages near Lisboa second week. I have seen great posts for Madrid, Lisboa, but not much specific in interior (other than Sevilla).

Any suggestions? many thanks!

Oct 30, 2009
rostc in Spain/Portugal

18th, on budget for lunches/dinner

Did a bit of searching and it looks like a really nice place (and very reasonable!). I will definately give this a try! I have been so impressed with the people on this site and have shown this to many friends who are travelers, but never knew of this resource!
Many thanks to Laidback, chochotte, butterbut! Maybe we will even cross paths sometime!

Jun 22, 2008
rostc in France

any suggestions for good restaurant(s) by 19 rue de berne

It is in the 8th, No personal experience, maybe someone else can help. I found an interesting set of reviews at:
http://johntalbottsparis.typepad.com/...

He mentions Le Restaurant de Philippe et Jean Pierre, 7, rue du Boccador
I found another while searching for seafood: Charlot Roi des coquillages see:
http://www.charlot-paris.com/index.php

Jun 21, 2008
rostc in France

18th, on budget for lunches/dinner

I'll heed your advise regarding wandering around at night, but, as you said, do not expect to have any reason to be there. We'll definitely be using the metro, doing a number of museums, and was talked into to a Segway tour for a start. Bit of a splurge, but should be fun. Thanks very much for taking the time to respond with such great insights!

Jun 20, 2008
rostc in France

18th, on budget for lunches/dinner

We are arriving next Friday morning and look forward to a great lunch to start the trip! Especially after a red-eye flight. I heard about Au Bon Coin somewhere else, good review and have it tagged in my GPS already! I do have one other question: Seafood in the 18th. Love oysters, mussels, etc. any recommendations for that menu type in teh 18th. Wouldn't mind at all standing at a bar to eat those.

Jun 20, 2008
rostc in France

18th, on budget for lunches/dinner

Mistype on the 19th to 18th. Went to your other post and it was just superb, both descriptions and photos! Our friends selected Hotel Eden for the wedding stay and we liked it and the area enough to return. We will probably take that walk the first day we are there!

Jun 20, 2008
rostc in France

18th, on budget for lunches/dinner

Thanks again. We'll definitely give that a try. Really nice to have a few places to begin. I'll post again after our return. Going to Loire Valley after to visit niece's in-laws. that will be a real treat, definitely "local" food!
And thanks once more for the response.

Jun 19, 2008
rostc in France

18th, on budget for lunches/dinner

Thanks very much. Just reading the other posts, you just about can't go wrong if you go where to locals gather. There are also supposed to be a couple of great markets nearby for picnic foods. and thanks again for the read on the overall area.

Jun 19, 2008
rostc in France

18th, on budget for lunches/dinner

I'm coming to Paris for 4 days next Friday, second time but first really didn't count (wedding and whirlwind). This time spending 4 days in Paris at hotel on Rue Ordener in 19th. With wife, another couple and a 16year old. Saw lots of recommended places in Paris, but want to stay a bit close first day. A bit concerned about area at night. La Mere Catherine was noted (onion soup) as was Le Poulbot near Sacre Coeurand Bon Coin Bistro. Would love recommendations for lunch and dinner in the area, but on a bit of a tight budget.

Jun 18, 2008
rostc in France