100 Great things to do in Paris

Old Feb 25th, 2001, 07:39 AM
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Thanks Desiree for the heads up about this issue. I don't subscribe to Gourmet and would have missed it otherwise. I'll definitely hang on to this issue for my trip in April.
Old Feb 25th, 2001, 01:28 PM
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113. Visiting the Catacombs which was one of the more unique tours I did while on a vacation. (It was either the Catacombs or the sewer tour...what a gloomy family I have )

And Leslie, I am with you on the Sacre Cour memory. It was our only blue sky day in February. People were sitting on the steps listening to French guys sing Beatles music with their accents! Also, the street performers who looked like statues, but would suddenly move when you put money in their bucket.
Old Feb 25th, 2001, 02:32 PM
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1. Short drive to Germany.
2. Short drive to the Netherlands
3. Short drive to Luxemberg.
Old Feb 25th, 2001, 03:33 PM
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Old Feb 25th, 2001, 08:03 PM
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I hope the editors of Gourmet give you an extra issue or two free. I rarely purchase this magazine, but bought it today because of your recommendation! Thanks. You're right; it is a keeper.
Old Feb 28th, 2001, 02:38 PM
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I bought one too.

I wonder if their sales were up this month due to this post?!
Old Feb 28th, 2001, 02:41 PM
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Just bought my copy today! It's great! (Also, to the top for Dawn)
Old Feb 28th, 2001, 07:01 PM
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112. Ride the metro somewhere, anywhere.

113. Walk somewhere the tourists don't walk.

114. Wander the streets of the Marias.

115. Have a cafe au lait with a crusty baguette with jam and butter for breakfast. Every morning.

116. Have a crusty baguette with brie and butter for lunch.

117. Have french butter.

118. Eat at alain Ducasse's restaurant "Spoon" for a lovely experience. http://www.spoon.tm.fr/

119. Say "Hi" to a gargoyle at Notre Dam.

120. Drink French wine at lunch and dinner.

Old Feb 28th, 2001, 10:30 PM
celia lynn
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Oh, please, stop! I've only got 2 weeks! How can I manage all these goodies....I guess I just won't sleep!
Old Sep 19th, 2001, 01:54 AM
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topping for Kelly
Old Sep 19th, 2001, 05:42 AM
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Wow, Paris was great!

You have to go and tour the Eiffel Tower! It is amazing.
Walk around at night just wandering the streets with nothing on your mind except enjoying yourself.
Take as many pictures as you can and buy as many things as you can. It is well worth the money spent to have a life time of memories.
Old Sep 19th, 2001, 07:08 AM
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121. Order a pitcher of the most lucious, rich hot chocolate in Paris at Angelina's on the rue de Rivoli.

122. Explore the canals of Paris and follow the canals all the way up to Parc de la Vilette.

123.Buy some french yaourt.....the ones in the little glass jars are so delicious.
Old Sep 19th, 2001, 02:15 PM
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I enjoy going to an area with a lot of restaurants--like the rue mouffetard area, for example, looking at the menus and choosing a place to eat dinner

I enjoy the small museums in paris---marmatton is spectacular---

the performers outside beauborg are generally interesting---as are the buskers outside cafe flore.

i like seeing american films with french subtitles.

Old Sep 19th, 2001, 04:53 PM
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Shanna -

It took you THREE DAYS to get a waiter to flirt with you? Perhaps you need some work on your technique.
Old Sep 19th, 2001, 06:15 PM
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-OK. My favorite thing to do in Paris is to walk all day long sightseeing and shopping and then go pick up wine, cheese, pate, and raspberries at the market. Then go to my hotel room and run a hot bath. I sit on my balcony or by the open window and enjoy my goodies and then take a long soak. Marveilleux.

-Running a close second is to go to La Place Des Vosges about an hour before sunset and take off my shoes and sit on my jacket in the grass and watch all the people doing the same thing. I usually try to have a bottle of wine to share. The setting sun casts a lovely hue of apricot on the beautiful buildings.
C'est parfait.

-not far behind is to search all day for something wonderful and elusive - for example, a red coat, or violet earrings, and to pay an outrageous sum for it. Then go back to the room and dress for dinner, wearing of course this beauteous thing. It makes the aching feet count for something.

Can you tell I'm a Francophile with a capital Franc?!
Old Sep 23rd, 2001, 01:52 AM
Dina Lydia
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Just ended my first visit to Paris, and I'm writing from Barcelona. Here's one I haven't seen:
Find one of the karaoke bars near Pompideau Center or in the Latin Quarter. Listen to the French patrons attempt American songs, then sing one yourself, and enjoy the enthusiastic applause of the French audience. Have your partner take a snap as a memento of this moment.
Old Sep 24th, 2001, 01:27 AM
david west
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here's another couple:

Go on the tour of the city's sewers (not as gross as it sounds.) They are huge underground streets that were designed to enable troops to move round the city. They don't smell. Well only a little bit and not like you'd think.

Drink Kir Royale before every meal. To me this is the quintessesntial Parisian drink.

Jump on the train and go to the Air and space Museum. France has a noble history of avaiation. Indeed they started it with the Montgolfiers. This museum starts from there, goes through Lois Bleriot right up to the most modern Miraage fighters. Then there's the Arianne space rockets. This particular little boy (in a shabby old body) was absolutely enthralled.
Old Sep 25th, 2001, 12:17 PM
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Topping for Bruce who is looking for a romantic thing to to in Paris!
Old Nov 13th, 2001, 04:53 PM
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Paris is soooooo over rated!!!!
Old Nov 14th, 2001, 01:46 AM
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To Not a [Thinker]:"Overrated" is soooooo one word. When you get to the third grade you will be exposed to the concept. soooooo long.

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