Favorite Paris Walks

Jul 8th, 2004, 06:56 AM
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Favorite Paris Walks

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Jul 8th, 2004, 07:44 AM
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Degas did a wonderful series on all of the different neighborhoods in Paris. Do a search on his (her?) name.
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Jul 8th, 2004, 07:45 AM
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Lead off Ron and I'll be walking right behind you.
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Jul 8th, 2004, 08:00 AM
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Hi Ron,

Here are some of Degas's titles.

Sorry, I didn't keep the links.

We followed some of them. They are well thought out.

Latin Quarter Exploration
St-Germain Area Exploration & Shopping
Marais Exploration
Notre Dame and Islands
Right Bank
Montmartre

Here's one from someone else.
The Passages Walk

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Jul 8th, 2004, 11:28 AM
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It's odd, but searching on Degas' name only takes you back so far. But his threads are all still here.

Let's list all of Degas' walks together so anyone can find them:

Notre Dame and Islands
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34454939

Latin Quarter
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34454229

St Germain and Shopping
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34454443

Marais, Shopping, Eating
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34454657

Right Bank, Shopping, Eating
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34455303

The Passages
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34455833

Parc Monceau and Grands Boulevards
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34455870

Montmartre
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34456501
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Jul 8th, 2004, 11:29 AM
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Anyone know the site for Degas walks?
Thanks.
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Jul 8th, 2004, 11:31 AM
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Oberost, we 'cross-posted'.. there isn't a site for Degas' walks, they are individual threads he submitted here on the Forum, then folks added their bits to each one. See my note just above.
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Jul 8th, 2004, 12:20 PM
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Thanks, Travelnut.

I posted the links to "Helpful Information: France".
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Jul 8th, 2004, 02:01 PM
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For about $17 or less on the web you can get a copy of Daytrips France by Earl Steinbicker (ISBN 0803820062). The first 69 pages are devoted to 5 walking tours of Paris and include maps, food and drink, descriptions of places on the walk.

The rest of the book is devoted to 42 other trips throughout France: Arles, Honfleur, Lyon, Reims, etc. These also include directions on how to get there by train or car.
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Jul 8th, 2004, 02:17 PM
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"Americans in Paris" by Brian Morton (published by the Olivia & Hill Press) outlines some pretty nifty walks of places where famous Americans lived, worked and played while in Paris. (There are map "pages" inside.)

Bon Voyage,
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Travelnut: thanks for the convenient grouping of Degas' walks.

You know, after reading/printing these walks of his and considering the distances covered, I seriously doubt Degas can possibly as supersized as he describes himself!
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Jul 9th, 2004, 07:15 AM
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That was a terrific contribution by Degas.

We usually arrive in Paris on a Sunday, and after settling in at our little hotel in the 2nd, if the weather is fair we set off for the Pont des Arts.

Start at the Bourse Metro. Check the menu at the brassierie Le Vaudeville, our favorite local place, then head down Rue Vivienne on the left side. Go into Gallerie Vivienne and exit at the far end.

Continue on into the Palais Royale and exit at the far end on the right, then work your way around to the left, to the Palais Royale Musee du Louvre Metro. Then proceed across the Rue de Rivoli and into the Louvre.

Make a left at pyramid into the next courtyard, then right and onto the Pont des Arts. This is the little pedestrian footbridge below the Ile de la Cite, a wonderful place to linger for a while.

On the other side we usually make a left and follow the quay, browsing the booksellers?stalls, then cross Pont Neuf and work our way back.
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Ron as promised, I am walking behind you. Your route is a marvelous one and I suggest one in the other direction. Start with lunch at Marty, an upscale, art deco brasserie that has been in the same family for 3 generations. It is located in the very foot of the 5th on Gobelins. Then go N. about 1 block to the charming St. Medard area with its fountained Place, church from the 15th century with its chapel, sculptures and stained glass (http://www.paris-views.com/html/HTML...0,1,Title,3641). Also at 134 r. Mouffetard is an interesting mural (http://www.paris-views.com/html/HTML...0,1,Title,3642). You are now just at the bottom of the famous market street which allows you to meander past all sorts of vegetable, fruit, cheese, fish, meats, breads, etc. as you make your way up to Place de la Contrescarpe. Fortunately the nice lunch at Marty allows me to do this without tripping over my tongue. There are several cafés at Place de la Contrescarpe for a drink after the climb up from Mouffetard. You can walk on to the Pantheon and if the balcony up top is open there is a terrific view...this I have missed because every time I have been there it was closed. After the Pantheon there is an interesting church on its NE corner, St. Etienne du Mont, which was started about the same time Columbus set sail for the Indies. It is 2nd to Ste.Chapelle for beautiful, ancient stained glass, and it has one of the few remaining Rood Screens. Now walk down r. Cujas until you reach r. de la Sorbonne and take a right to admire the Richelieu chapel altho you may not be able to get inside, you can enjoy the ambience of the famous old school with its rush of students from one of the cafés on the Place de la Sorbonne. Retrace your steps back down r. Sorbonne to r. Soufflot and take a R. and cross over to the Luxembourg Gardens and you will find the impressive Medici Fountain on your right by the fence. We always wind up spending quite a bit of time in the gardens admiring the abundant flowers, splendid palace,statuary, basins, watching the lovers, and across the way, the childrens play area with marionnettes, pony rides,and carrousel. By now I require a nap before setting off for dinner.
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Jul 9th, 2004, 09:06 AM
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Here is a link to St. Etienne du Mont Church. http://www.thecemeteryproject.com/Ce...mont-paris.htm
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Can I just say that St. Etienne Du Mont is hubby and I favorite church in Paris. Just gorgeous, we drop in every time we are in Paris.
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Jul 9th, 2004, 12:12 PM
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Thanks Laidback...sounds like a great walk!
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Jul 10th, 2004, 10:41 AM
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The best books of Paris walks I know of are those by Thirza Vallois: http://www.wfi.fr/vallois/

If it's your first trip to Paris, they may be overkill, but they are extremely detailed and full of all sorts of historical and social anecdotes. Fun to browse to see what's in your neighborhood that you might not be aware of.

If it's your first time, and you just want some introductory walks, Rick Steves is pretty good.
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Has anyone heard from Degas?
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