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Paris in One Day-Mom/Daughter Trip

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I am taking my 18 year old daughter and visiting a friend in Germany for Spring break at the end of March 2013. My friend suggested I buy train ticket to take my daughter and go into Paris overnight. So I did. I booked the New Orient Hotel as I liked the comments and photos on TripAdvisor. Has any one stayed there? It appears to be within a 3 mile walking distance to everything and we love to walk.

Any suggest, besides the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and Louvres to take her to? I am looking for a good suggestion for an evening dinner or play. Just something special for us to do rather than sit in the hotel.

Thanks!
Tami

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    Hi tb,

    I you are doing just an overnight (I assume arrive early afternoon and leave evening of the 2nd day), I would look at the Eiffel Tower as I passed it, visit Notre Dame but not climb the towers, and wave at the Louvre.

    I would buy tickets for www.batobus.com so that I could both get a river-eye view of the city and take the evening cruise to see the ET and other major attractions when the lights go on.

    I would certainly visit the Musee d'Orsay and the Orangerie for the Impressionists.

    Yo can walk to the Parc Monceau, the Arch de Triomph (just look at it as you walk down the Champs Elysee) the Tuileries, the Place Concorde and the Louvre.

    Cross the Pont des Arts and continue EB along the Seine past the book stalls. Cross the Pont au Double to Notre Dame.

    Continuing EB, cross the Pont St Louis to the Isle (the oldest part of Paris). You can indulge in ice cream at Berthillon and gelato at Amorino.

    You can ride the Batobus back.

    I'll leave it to others to suggest what an 18-yr old girl would like to do in Paris at night.

    Enjoy your day.

    ((I))

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    What you do for your one day in Paris depends on the interests of you and your daughter. I love art, so I would devote time to both the Louvre and Musee d'Orsay. Notre Dame is special mostly to look at and stroll through, so unless you want to go up the towers (which are fun and provide great views of the city and the gargoyles), won't take much time.

    Eiffel Tower, if you want to go up that, will eat a lot of your time. So plan that if you really want the experience. You can buy tickets ahead of time, but then you're committed regardless of the weather.

    You may want to take time in the evening to take a boat ride to see the buildings all lit up - my favorite is Vedettes du Pont Neuf, which has smaller boats and a more convenient boarding location.

    I love food, restaurants and eating out in Paris, so I would ALWAYS choose a great meal in a great restaurant. There are thousands of restaurants that fit that description, but one place that we've enjoyed is Le Reminet.

    The hotel New Orient is not in the most centrally-located part of the city, even if it's within 3 miles of many sights. Consider a hotel in the 6th or 5th arrondisements; that area will be closer.

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