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Trip Report Paris Off the Tourist Path

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I've been going to Paris about annually or more since 1969! And after seeing all the major blockbuster sites I now find myself drawn to lesser sites off the usual tourist radar - so in this collective trip report of my many sojourns in Paris on this thread I will tell about some of my off-the-path Parisian promenades.

Anyone who has visited these places should feel free to opine about their experiences!

PARC DE SAINT-CLOUD

One of my all-time delightful surprises was trekking up to the Parc de Saint-Cloud, located on a hill on Paris' far-western periphery that yields a marvelous view all over a Paris laid out far below like a relief map (even though Paris' obnoxious smog at times can obscure fine details!).

You can get to the park various ways but the easiest is to take the Tram from the vicinity of the Eiffel Toiwer right to the lower part of the park - then hoof it uphill to take in the marvelous views - bring a picnic!

The park has an intriguing history and several old monuments and fountains and a largely ruined chateau. And it is a huge park extending far to the west.


https://www.google.com/search?q=parc+de+st+cloud+paris&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=HWWnUe3iG-SzygGY3ICwDw&ved=0CDgQsAQ&biw=1600&bih=1075

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parc_de_Saint-Cloud

And there are some interesting places near the park such as the Sevres Ceramics Museum, housed in the former Sevres National Ceramics factory buildings with one of the world's most important ceramic collections.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A8vres_%E2%80%93_Cit%C3%A9_de_la_c%C3%A9ramique

http://www.amisdesevres.com/en/sevres-cite-de-la-ceramique/le-musee/

The Ceramics museum is located really close the tram stop if just wanting to visit that.

anyway for a nice day out check out the Parc de Saint-cloud and Sevres Ceramics museum!

NEXT SURESNES -A natural component to the St Cloud Park!

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