Advice: 2 month trip to Paris

Jul 29th, 2011, 01:19 PM
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Advice: 2 month trip to Paris

Hi, guys! I'll be in Paris this year and I wanted to know some of your advices. I'l be staying both September and October. I'll take a French course so from 8am to 1pm I'm not free.

Could you tell me how to make the most out of my visit?
Last year I spent 4 days in Paris (and obviously it wasn't enough).

Thanks!
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Jul 29th, 2011, 02:25 PM
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parisvoice.com current happenins

virtualtourist.com great tips from insiders locals

mije.com great cheap place to stay

eurocheapo.com Paris city guides other budget hotels

Relax wander around enjoy based on your interests...

Happy Travels,
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Jul 29th, 2011, 02:58 PM
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Check out davidlebovitz.com for great advice for Paris visitors and wonderful food recommendations.
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Jul 29th, 2011, 05:16 PM
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what have you already done in Paris?

I would go to d'Orsay, Bertillon for ice cream, and sample as much pain au chocolat as possible!
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Jul 29th, 2011, 05:34 PM
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Eiffel tower, Notre dame, Sacre coeur, Beaubourg, the Louvre and that's it.

I didn't have the ice cream so I'm gonna do it this time!
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Jul 29th, 2011, 05:42 PM
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Walk the neighborhoods. Here's a sample:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mksfca/...7623299527007/
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Jul 29th, 2011, 05:45 PM
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I should have added that there is a book Parcs et Jardins de Paris ...à pied which offers 23 different walks through Paris, and while the theme is gardens, it includes what is to see in the streets connecting the green spaces.
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Jul 29th, 2011, 07:22 PM
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We took the train to see Mont St. Michele and had a wonderful time there. We were the only people on the "English Tour" and saw some sights that are not normally part of the tour since there were only two of us.
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Jul 29th, 2011, 07:29 PM
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Two months in Paris! Wow, how great. I assume you have weekends off. You could take off at 1pm on a Friday and return late Sunday night and take some wonderful weekend trips to areas surrounding Paris: Normandy, Loire, Burgundy etc. you could even pop over to London...so many choices, and only two months to do it all in. Have fun!!!
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Jul 30th, 2011, 08:56 AM
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I would go to Reims and/or Epernay for a day. The cathedral there is beautiful and sample the champagne.

In the Loire, go to Chenonceau.

Fontainebleu and Versailles are also very close to Paris. A half day at Giverny to see Monet's gardens.

The Musee Rodin is very nice.

I haven't been yet, but plan to go Ste Chapelle...always gets great comments by other posters. I also plan to hit the L'Orangerie on my upcoming visit.
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Jul 30th, 2011, 01:05 PM
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Hi G,

>from 8am to 1pm I'm not free.

What do you charge from 13:00 to 02:00?

Rim shot. Bang.

But seriously folks......

Aside from sitting in cafes, sipping wine and nibbling hors d'oeuvres, these might help

Paris Superthread
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34519236

100 Great Things to Do in Paris
http://fodors.com/forums/threadselec...=2&tid=1277898

Degas’s Paris Walks
http://fodors.com/forums/threadselec...2&tid=34712768

Kerouac’s Ethnic Walk
http://fodors.com/forums/threadselec...2&tid=35095155

Jacquemart-André Museum
http://www.musee-jacquemart-andre.com/en/jacquemart/

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