7 nights in Paris

Apr 12th, 2012, 12:27 AM
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Rutheye have a wonderful time. I will be there in early June. That is the wonderful thing about sharing on this site - you get such marvelous information that is so so helpful to so many. Thanks to all who contributed.
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Apr 18th, 2012, 08:12 AM
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Wonderful map.
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Apr 18th, 2012, 08:23 AM
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We left Paris on the 6th of April (are presently in Corsica) and had a great time. Your apartment maybe close to the wonderful pedestrian shopping area (food) that has been created on Rue Montorgueil and Rue Saint Denis. It is in the 3rd, tho near the Marais (4th). Well worth stocking up on produce, deli products, fabulous artisan breads etc.
We also used YELP.fr for restaurant recommendations and found it quite resourceful. In fact, we posted our finds there too.
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Apr 18th, 2012, 09:00 AM
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One area often not mentioned - unless it was to say "don't go there, it's modern, not what you want to see in Paris" - is La Defense. We found it fascinating, and beautiful in its own way, a look at modern French architecture and public area sculpture (some with fanciful humour - like the giant thumb) along the broad central pedestrian boulevard. It acts as a space age continuation of the Champs Elysees which culminates in an Arc de Triomphe of its own from which you can see mirrored its old grandpa, the "real" one, and which you can also ascend. Sitting on the steps in the sun by this arc we watched spectacular feats by local inline skaters, and a very different segment of the Sunday strolling Parisian population. I recommend it for a pleasant and interesting change and a fresh view of Paris.

One more thing - a place we love for Breton galettes and cider, is Breizh Cafe, 109 rue Vielle du Temple (closed Mon/Tue) There's a nice blog you may find helpful for other things Parisian, including Breizh Cafe: http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2008/01/breizh-caf-1/

I hope you have a wonderful trip!
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Apr 18th, 2012, 01:54 PM
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Thank you to everyone for sharing the joys of exploring Paris. I'm taking my Sketching group there in September '12 and many of these places will be be perfect for us, including the little cafes. We also stay in The Marais, our favourite area and a picture at every turn.
Wishing everyone happy times in Paris.
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Apr 18th, 2012, 06:11 PM
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Thanks so much for the map! wonderful!
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Apr 20th, 2012, 12:33 PM
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I've been in Paris and I arrived in my home today. I love Paris! Just walking in Paris is a big program, here's my tip: go to Giverny and visit the Monet's gardens, it's near Paris and very beautiful place.
Stand a few steps of the Tour Eiffel at night when it's iluminated.
So many things to do in Paris...
I hope you enjoy your trip!
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Apr 20th, 2012, 01:47 PM
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grateful - my DD is in NZ at present, travelling from c/church up to Wellington in a motorhome. she sent us a card describing the centre of c/church as a "red zone" - which gave us pause for thought about what you must have been through.

hope that you have had a great time relaxing in Paris.
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