15 Minutes in Paris - What to Do?

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Mar 21st, 2012, 08:03 PM
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You could go to the information desk and ask them where to find the Montgolfier's balloon ride, since you want to see the eiffel tower and dont have much time.
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Mar 22nd, 2012, 01:52 AM
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what a hoot! And I thought I asked provactive questions!
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Mar 22nd, 2012, 02:29 AM
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I thought about the Blue Train but then there is that place across the square where the waiters all wear white aprons, well they did 25 years ago and it was on the corner and I looked in once and they were having a good time so maybe you could cross the road and look in the window....
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Mar 22nd, 2012, 03:47 AM
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Another option might be a quick hop on the metro to visit the basement at BHV for their free paint-tasting session.
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Mar 22nd, 2012, 04:01 AM
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Consult Art Buchwald's 6 minute Louvre
"It is common knowledge that there are only three things worth seeing in the Louvre. They are the Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory and the Mona Lisa. The rest of the stuff is all junk. ..."

Then you have another 9 minutes minus a little for travel time.
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Mar 22nd, 2012, 04:16 AM
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Go to the men's room!!???
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Mar 22nd, 2012, 04:56 AM
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My parents went to the Louvre the other day. They saw The Venus de Milo, The Winged Victory and The Mona Lisa. Then they left.
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Mar 22nd, 2012, 04:58 AM
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Oh yeah, after they "did the Louvre" then they went to rue Cler.
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Mar 22nd, 2012, 05:39 AM
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We could only find the small Mona Lisa at the Louvre. I assume the regular size version was on a tour.
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Mar 22nd, 2012, 05:42 AM
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I'd recommend a pair of motorised roller-skates for your transport needs. Saves waiting around for buses or metros.
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Mar 22nd, 2012, 05:58 AM
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I think you may be a little tight on your timing, because if you have anything to eat or drink, you will likely have to wait longer than 15 minutes for your check....

so you will be forced to do the bear thing referenced above, and start eating more and bigger meals in the three days prior to your departure. Bon Voyage quand meme
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Mar 22nd, 2012, 06:56 AM
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No, you can eat on the go. Eat your falafel from rue des Rosiers on your way to Berthillon and then grab a taxi to Angelina's while you eat your ice cream.
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Mar 22nd, 2012, 11:52 AM
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Ah the postcard trip! thanks for that tip - I can go to the Relais shop in the station and look at postcards and then say I was in Paris and I saw the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, Louvre, Arch of Triumph; Concorde Square; la Seine and much more - thanks for that tip - I would also love to take FMT out to lunch but IMO he/she is already out to lunch... ah dommage!

Life is too short! But I will be glad to have seen all the sights of Paris even if just on postcards in Paris itself!

A toute a l'heure!
A bientot!
Bon alors!
Dis donc!
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Mar 22nd, 2012, 12:09 PM
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sassy_cat: to do? Breathe deeply

Agreed. Except you misspelled "drink".
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Mar 22nd, 2012, 12:24 PM
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Pal...you and I know that you couldn't even see all of "downtown" Roscommon in 15 minutes!
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Mar 22nd, 2012, 12:30 PM
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What to do: Pray very hard that you don't miss your connection! Platform numbers change at the last minute, be ready to sprint, and remember....there are restrooms on the train!
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Mar 22nd, 2012, 12:33 PM
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Half way through reading the posts, I just knew those white shorts would turn up in someone's suggestion. And, yes indeed they did. Thank you, FMT, for not disappointing... And to Cold, for starting that thread.
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Mar 22nd, 2012, 01:19 PM
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In order to make the most of your 15 minutes in Paris, PalenQ, you should pretend you are the Roadrunner being chased by the Coyote. The attached clip will give you some hints on how to imitate the typical tourist:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJJW7EF5aVk
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Mar 22nd, 2012, 01:49 PM
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I have discovered PalenQ's report on his last 15 minutes in Paris.

http://www.grapheine.com/classiktv/i...1e3cff7508d497
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Mar 22nd, 2012, 02:28 PM
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This is very funny.

It's amazing, though, how many deliberately book a "long" "stopover" at CDG believing that they can dash to the Eiffel Tower and back in a couple of hours.
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