A Week In Paris.

Feb 4th, 2013, 12:21 PM
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I am travelling with my mom and I enjoy walking and shopping. Sorry I'm answering questions as I read
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Feb 4th, 2013, 12:43 PM
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Thanks for all your help I wanted to know what you guys would like to do to give me an idea of what great things there could be for me to experience. I was also asking what you guys would do with a week for yourself, it wasn't all about my trip and what iI'm going to be doing even though I am going to Paris in the future. Thanks again!
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Feb 4th, 2013, 12:43 PM
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Oh and I'm a she.
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Feb 4th, 2013, 12:46 PM
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Hi"she"( that happens all the time on these boards, screen names are so unisex ) .
I agree a visit to the Louvre, I go everytime I go to Paris, its so big I don't like to cram it all in at once ( its impossible anyways) .
I dislike shopping so can't help there.
I would visit alot museums, I like them, but thats alot for some people, I tend to pick one a day and the rest of the day is for wandering the streets and cafe lounging time!
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Feb 4th, 2013, 12:48 PM
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Well, I get at least two guide books. I like the DK Eyewitness Guide and Michelin Green Guide.
With the DK, I take a look at an area, and all that might be close enough in that area to walk around and do in a day--Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle, Pantheon, cafes, Ile St. Louis. Then I start looking for restaurants that I might like to include in that area, like the Brasserie en l'Ile for lunch ont the terrace.
For a museum day, I look at the Michelin Green Guide and choose a part of the Louvre or the Orsay and plan my day for that.
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Feb 4th, 2013, 12:49 PM
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I wanted to especially thank those of you who enjoyed the question and wrote down what you would do, that was what I was looking for along with your own ideas of what I might like. Thanks for the great suggestions eliza61, Doppio, Nikki, and Sueciv!
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Feb 4th, 2013, 12:55 PM
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Thank you justineparis I would like a museum a day and then lounge time.
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Feb 4th, 2013, 03:01 PM
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I skimmed down the posts so I am not sure if anyone mentioned the Rodin museum - absolutely lovely. I went on 2 cruises of the Seine - a bit excessive but I enjoyed seeing the city in two different lights. Another highlight was to book a concert at Ste. Chapelle.

http://www.classictic.com/en/paris/l...te-chapelle/27

Angelina's for a decadent dessert....

http://www.angelina-paris.fr/

Just some suggestions...I love Paris!
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Feb 4th, 2013, 03:16 PM
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Ummm, just me, but Doppio has neither been to Paris, and only criticized -- ME.
You have said some of what you like. You've been once. With your mother, would you like to have a VERY personable and experienced guid for a day that would maximize any experience you may want?
We still might like more info about your desires. Your thanks are appreciated, i'm sure, but.......
And I never doubted you were a "she" (you guys), and I'm guessing you might be fairly young. You and your mother could have an unbelievably wonderful trip--but let us in on it. Has your mother been before? What kind of trip did you have the first time.
I have been to Paris about 12 times in various ways, and my parents LIVED in Paris in the 20's, and I have heard about it for my entire life. It doesn't make me the best source--but it does color my choices.
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Feb 4th, 2013, 03:56 PM
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Okay. I am a tad sorry I didn't really answer your question. So here is what we have done. Please keep in mind that we are not foodies or history buffs. (Although we enjoy and appreciate both.)

On our first trip, we went to the Louvre and the D'Orsay. We spent a day climbing to the middle (second level?) of the Eiffel Tower, walking to the Arc (where I lost my first pair of gloves.) We walked down the Champs and I had some fun in Sephora getting all dolled up. Then on through the Tuileries, where we stopped and had some drinks. One evening we took a river cruise and kissed under the bridge when the guide told us to. (That was really fun.)

I could be mixing up our first two trips, though. I know on the first trip we went to Versailles and got lost coming out and wandered around the town for what seemed like hours to my aching feet. But it was a wonderful day.

On the second trip we took the train to Giverny, then the bus to Monet's gardens. That was also a great day. But you may hear people tell you that there is plenty to do in Paris for a week without going for day trips.

We also walked back up the Eiffel Tower, which is like a magnet. But after 3 trips, we have still not taken the elevator to the top. Maybe we will do that next time.

On our second trip we visited the Rodin and Picasso museums and enjoyed them both. We also went to the Musee Cluny without any plan to do it and found it very different from what we had seen in the others. On our third trip we didn't get inside any
museums.

The first time we went we had a great deal on a hotel in the 13th, so we were a bit out of the center of things. We had an amazing meal at le Petite Marguery. On our second trip we stayed in the 5th on Rue Monge and spent a lot of time on nearby Rue Mouffetard, getting lots of cheeses and rotisserie chicken from the shops and wine from Nicolas. We like the 5th so stayed in the area again on our most recent visit, but wandered away a lot. Paris is amazingly walkable and if your feet give out, there is usually a metro nearby to get you "home" to your hotel or apartment.

There is a wonderful older thread here of 100 things to do in Paris.

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...-paris.cfm?322
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Feb 4th, 2013, 04:59 PM
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Here's what I would do (and have done).

- Rodin and Maillol museums on the same day to compare sculpture styles.
- Pere Lachaise cemetery
- Monparnasse cemetery
- Any of the Paris Walks (I've done about a dozen of them)
- Visit as many churches as possible (Ste-Chapelle, St-Eustache, St-Germain-des-Pres, St-Sulpice, St-Julian-le-Pauvre, St-Germain l'Auxerrois, St-Gervais St-Protais, St-Severin, St-Etienne-du-Mont, St-Medard, Val-de-Grace, La Chapelle Expiatoire, St-Denis)
- Pantheon
- Mosque & have mint tea in the garden
- Take a tour of Notre Dame
- Look at some of the interesting metro stations (Abbesses, Cluny, Varenne, etc.)
- Passages
- rue Mouffetard market on Sunday
- Jacquemart-Andre
- Nissem de Camando
- Lock and Key Museum
- Deportation Memorial
- Jewish Museum
- Cluny Museum
- Museum of Romantic Life
- Sewers
- Post Office Museum
- Bourdelle Museum
- Marmottan Museum
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Feb 4th, 2013, 05:25 PM
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Well you haven't visited these museums and they are wonderful.

The Shoah Memorial ( Halocaust Museum)( this is not the Deportation monument behind ND)
The Invalids Army Museum
Carnavalet Musueum


And, a visit to St Denis, this is another hidden gem, but will say if you have little interest in history it may not be for you .

I would also consider a daytrip to Chantilly , well because i love it, lol It has an amazing museum inside Chateau. It is NEVER crowded ( been there 4 times always in summer) and it has a lovely cafe in garden that serves strawberries and Chantilly Cream, delish. There is also the Royal Stables across the street and the Horse Museum.
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Feb 4th, 2013, 07:04 PM
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I know you never doubted it I just wanted to clear it up. I am 16 and last time I went to the Eiffel Tower, and some parks and cafes. I was only there about 2 days, it was a spur of the moment kind of thing. Thank you for all the wonderful suggestions, I meant no harm in anything.
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Feb 4th, 2013, 07:05 PM
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I also went on a river boat cruise on the Seine.
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Feb 4th, 2013, 07:19 PM
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Take a Fat Tire Bike Tour totally fun, especially the Paris by Night tour, I did my first one in my mid forties so your mom will have no problem(I was not sporty and hadn't been on a bike for decades!!)
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Feb 4th, 2013, 07:21 PM
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Ah, to be 16 and in Paris. Hope you have many, many more trips as you go through life and get older. What I greatly enjoyed as a 22 year old and what I enjoy as a 60 year old are so different, but all wonderful nevertheless.
Have a wonderful time.
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Feb 4th, 2013, 07:45 PM
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A Week In Paris.
Posted by: clynch17 on Feb 3, 13 at 5:06pm
If you had a week in Paris, what would you do? Where would you go? What would you see?


I've been there a number of times and lived there for a few months but I doubt you would be interested in what I do. I suggest that you write a blog while you are there and include a lot of photos. For example, here is a blog from my daughter who was 22 when she spent a month there, http://inaplace.wordpress.com/.

Another suggestion -- take off the sunglasses and get closer to the camera when you are having your photo taken. Your profile photo would be more interesting if we could see what you look like.
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Feb 4th, 2013, 09:17 PM
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Ha as the mother of a 16 yr old you just leave that photo around no one needs to see your face that clearly, this is a public forum not your facebook page!

spaarne your profile pic does not show your face, why urge a child to show hers ! ??
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Feb 4th, 2013, 11:33 PM
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If you had said you were 16, gave your interests, and asked for suggestions on what we thought a 16 year old might be interested in you would have received much better answers. I thought this was a random question.

Perhaps the Sunday afternoon skate.
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Feb 5th, 2013, 06:26 PM
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Sounds fun, thank you!
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