100 Great things to do in Paris

Old Jan 13th, 2007, 08:11 AM
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• Go to Longchamp race course and see the immaculate-bred Thoroughbreds run on the impeccably-tended turf. (And even cash a few bets!)

• Stay in the very room a celebrated figure (in my case, Beaudelaire) once occupied, then go to that person’s final resting place (in his case, the cemetary in Montmartre.

• Eat at Yugaraj, the best Indian restaurant in Paris.

• Bore into the sprawling flea market, Marches aux Puces de St-Ouen, and come out with a few choice items, like a cameo for the wife-at-home-who-doesn’t fly and a leather jacket that makes me look slimmer

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- Eat at Le Chartier restaurant close to Montmartre (does anyone know exactly where?). Not exactly a restful and romantic place, but not to be missed.
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Old Jan 28th, 2007, 10:14 AM
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I've got to add something we did on both trips to Paris: have a cocktail at Bar Hemingway at the Ritz. On our last trip the head bartender made me two drinks just by asking me quesitions on what I like and don't like in terms of taste and he claimed he had never made either of them before. Colin Field, the head bartender, has written a book and if he is there he will autograph it for you.
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Old Jan 29th, 2007, 04:43 PM
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Rent a bike and ride from the Latin Quarter to the Sacre Couer. Amazing because you have to stop every 2 minutes to look at the map to make sure you are going in the right direction. Riding through the different neighborhoods is tremendous. Paris will never look the same after riding a bike.
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Old Jan 30th, 2007, 12:50 PM
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Have an afternoon tea at Mariage.
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On our trip to Paris in November, 2006 my wife and I had tea at Bar Vendome at the Ritz...it was a great experience.
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Old Feb 27th, 2007, 03:59 PM
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Drop in for a dance class at Centre de Danse du Marais http://www.paris-danse.fr/pdf/progra...t-2006-v31.pdf
Great teachers from all over the world, including the the Paris Opera Ballet. Charming studios in a house built around 1600-- old fashioned wooden floor on which they still sprinkle water, rosin box in the corner... like traveling back in time.
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You people have a major problem. #1-Go to Paris and get laid.
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I was only there two years ago for three days but I'm going back in November. But I did a few things that aren't on the list...

My friends at home are shopaholics, like myself, so I thought they might appreciate seeing pictures of the gorgeous display windows where I shopped. It was Easter time so the chocolate shop windows were especially magnificent, as well as the new spring clothes lines. The girls oohd and ahhd at these pictures. And the one pair of shoes that were so cute but so expensive are now forever mine, captured in photo... two pairs in two different colors!

Also take a leisurely tour of the Opera Garnier remembering that it was the inspiration for the Phantom of the Opera. Downstairs in the hall of mirrors, you'll swear that he appears out of the corner of your eye.

Only go to the center observation deck of the Eiffel Tower so you can say to yourself, "I have to come back and do the top next time."

Sleep with your windows open so you can hear the sounds of the city.

Walk from the Eiffel Tower to the Champs Elysee and you will pass the entrance to the tunnel where to this day people place flowers and pictures in memory of Princess Diana.



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What a wonderful list! Another wonderful thing to do in Paris is to watch the children on the carousel in Jardain des Plantes.
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Plan your time in Paris to include the first weekend in Oct and attend Nuit Blanche.
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Old Jun 16th, 2007, 04:54 AM
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What is Nuit Blanche?
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bear: Just type "nuit blanche" in the search box, and you'll get many posts about it. Sounds like fun!
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