Five things not to miss in Paris

Sep 20th, 2006, 05:26 AM
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Everyone forgot the Musee D'Orsay. This is my fav when I'm in Paris. You can use your turbo visit and be in and out within two hours. I put this on my top of the list.

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Sep 20th, 2006, 05:43 AM
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Everyone probably knew this but me. We got lucky with our Louvre/D'Orsay tickets. I already knew about entering the Louvre from the underground entrance (at the Palais Royale metro). We had decided the Musee Pass wasn't worth it for a 3 1/2 day trip.

When we entered the Louvre, we went to the tabac in that lower level. I bought our Louvre tickets and he said he could also sell me D'Orsay tickets. We not only walked right into the Louvre, the next day we waltzed right into the D'Orsay! (At the D'Orsay we went in the "groups" door).
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Sep 20th, 2006, 01:41 PM
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Whether or not a "thing" in Paris should or should not be missed depends on your interests. If not an art lover, I see little point in going to the Louvre, Musee d'Orsay or Jacquemart-Andre.

If you are not a music lover, then why bother with a concert at the most magical of all concert venues: Ste. Chapelle?

On the other hand if you are both an art lover AND a music fan, then I suggest the 3 art museums listed above, a concert at Ste. Chapelle, and a visit to the Opera Bastille, if you can get tickets.

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Sep 20th, 2006, 02:17 PM
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So many things but I wouldn't miss the grand walk down the Champs-Elysees to the Louvre.
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Sep 20th, 2006, 02:32 PM
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Most of the biggie have been suggested...and I would second all of them. (Especially having a treat at Laduree

I loved strolling the streets of the latin quarter picking up some great & cheap eats along the way.
I would definitely make a stop at Eric Kayser on Rue Monge in the 5th....AMAZING!
And if in the 6th I would do dinner at a small restaurant called Les Argonautes...great GIANT grilled shrimp, and nothing can beat it's amazing atmosphere!
Enjoy....I wish I was going to be there this weekend!

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Sep 20th, 2006, 06:58 PM
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Be at the Trocadero at 10 pm to see the twinkling lights.

Spend a day off and on the Batobus.

www.batobus.com
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Sep 20th, 2006, 07:32 PM
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Excellent list of course-but not enough emphasis on Luxembourg Gardens.
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Sep 20th, 2006, 07:54 PM
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Sep 21st, 2006, 03:40 PM
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Thank you everyone! Any ideas on when the concerts occur in St Chappelle and how we go about it? Plus in which beautiful park/garden are we permitted on the grass?
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Sep 21st, 2006, 05:36 PM
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What a wonderful list! How terrific to learn that we share so many of the same experiences in Paris. Luvparee you have distilled the essence of my euphoria traveling to Paris.
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Sep 21st, 2006, 05:46 PM
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A kir royale(kir with champagne) at the Cafe Flore on Blvd. St.Germain in the 6th. Happy Travels!
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Sep 21st, 2006, 07:04 PM
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Did you notice that most of the suggestions (I didn't do an exact count), were about food ....great minds think alike.

You do have to fortify yourself constantly to walk, and walk, and walk. Think of the patisseries as rest stops, put there to keep you from starving to death.

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Sep 22nd, 2006, 05:02 PM
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Hey, don't forget The Palace of Versaille.

Ah and escargot broiled in garlic butter, with a bottle of wine and crusty bread....
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Sep 22nd, 2006, 06:00 PM
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1)Musee D'Orsay
2)A ride on the batobus, which stops at the Eiffel Tower, Musee D'Orsay, Notre Dame, and Hotel de Ville, among others.
3)A banana/Nutella crepe
4)A baguette
5)A croissant and/or a pain chocolat
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Sep 22nd, 2006, 08:12 PM
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suz,
Took a look at your sample itinerary, and see that you're looking for live jazz in Saint Germain or Montmartre. In Saint Germain des Pres, on the rue Saint Benoit, is the Bilboquet jazz club, located at 13, rue Saint Benoit. Shows start around 10:30 PM, there's no cover charge, but a drink is expensive in lieu of a cover charge. You can get dinner there or just have a drink and watch the show.

Sandy

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Sep 23rd, 2006, 10:34 AM
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For the museum-minded:

The Rodin Museum is heavenly.
Marmottan is a Monet-fan's dream.

And I second the hot chocolate at Angelina's!
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Sep 23rd, 2006, 02:44 PM
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Last week we visited the Cluny museum. I really enjoyed it. Beautiful setting. The tapestries of the "Lady and the Unicorn" are incredible. It's small, so only takes a short time.
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Sep 24th, 2006, 11:32 AM
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Wally34949, did I read your posting correctly? You can fill empty water bottles with red wine in a wine store? Is this available at most wine stores?
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Sep 24th, 2006, 12:34 PM
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1- Cocoa in the afternoon at The Plaza Athenee. About $20

2-Take the #69 bus to Pere La Chaise cemetary. It's a great tour of the city and the cemetary is quite an attraction

3-Paris view from the roof of Samaritaine Dept store. Same for the roof of the Pompidou

4-Do not miss the Palace Garnier. You can miss the Bastlle Opera house.

5-Relax on the Alexandre 4 bridge.
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