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What it's like to be an American tourist in France now

For eight of the last 10 years, my husband and I have flown from New York to France for a five-day getaway in late November. Our plans were in place this year long before the Nov. 13 terror attacks in Paris, and we didn't really consider changing them.

But my mother hoped we would. Talking to her before we left, we reassured her that we'd take every precaution.

"Well, I guess you know what you're doing," she finally said. Then she added, "Is your will up-to-date? And where do you keep it?"

Here are some impressions from our visit.



We finally land at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris after our 5:55 p.m. flight...