|By Dan Austin
From San Francisco, CA
Apr 12, 2012
I'm going to Paris on business in a couple weeks. I think most likely I will have one day (Saturday, April 21st) for personal time, and there's a part of me that really, really wants to go check out Font for the day. And not just because the bouldering looks awesome; the forest itself seems like a great attraction that could be worth a day trip even if I didn't want to boulder.
However, another part of me (the non-climber part) wants to just do kind of touristy things in Paris for the day. I've never been to Paris, so obviously it seems like on my first trip to Paris I should, well, see Paris, not Font. But then again, I don't think this will be my ONLY trip to Paris ever, and I've never been the type to enjoy cramming trying to "see the city" into a single day. So maybe my exploration of Paris is better suited for a longer vacation where I can devote proper time to really see the city. So maybe going to Font for the day isn't such a bad idea.
1) What are people's thoughts on the above logic?
2) Are there any MPers that are Paris or Font locals and would want to show me around for the day? I suppose one thing that makes me much more hesitant to go to Font is that I'd be alone with no car. Bouldering's always more fun with more people IMO, so if I could find someone else to go with that would be ideal.
|By Zach Alberts
From Gap, Hautes-Alpes, France
Apr 14, 2012
|I haven't been up to font yet...but there is no question that if i was in your situation, i would go to font. If i flew to Paris on buisness and had one day free i would want to get out of the city and get some exercise and check out one of the best and most famous bouldering areas in world....If you'll be there in the future, save the city stuff for rest days. just my opinion though...i'm sure no matter what you do will be fun and worth it.