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HELP planning 3 days Paris where to stay and how to see it all Jun 21-24

HELP planning 3 days Paris where to stay and how to see it all Jun 21-24

Jun 10th, 2010, 04:13 PM
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HELP planning 3 days Paris where to stay and how to see it all Jun 21-24

Need help planning on seeing main attractions. Louvre, notre dame, sacre couer, champs elysee Eiffel tower, L'orangerie (isn't that where Monet's paintings are?
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Jun 10th, 2010, 04:33 PM
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For where to stay, who and how many are you - and what is your budget - in euros please. And you should move quickly since you have little time to find a decent place.

For planning - I don;t believe in daily itineraries except if you hit a day (often Monday, but sometimes Tuesday) when a lot of things are closed. IMHO it's best to see 1) what the weather is and 2) how energetic you feel - before deciding what to do for the day.

Are you arriving late Monday - or is it one of your touring days? If so, you should plan on doing either the Louvre or things open every day - like Eiffel tower, Notre Dame, Ile de la Cite, etc. Then you can focus your other days for the major places that are closed Monday like the D'Orsay.
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Jun 10th, 2010, 04:33 PM
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If you want to be in Paris 11 days from now and don't know where you are staying yet--I wouldn't worry too much about your daily itinerary/attractions and first concentrate on finding a place to sleep.

What is your budget? And what sort of room - single/double/triple???
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Jun 10th, 2010, 04:34 PM
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we were posting the same time . . .
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Jun 10th, 2010, 04:42 PM
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I would suggest staying in Saint Germain--my favorite street is Rue Jacob, it has some lovely little hotels, such as the Hotel Du Danube. It is within walking distance of the Louvre, Notre Dame, Tuilleries, the Seine. As well as L'Orangerie, Musee D'Orsay, Musee Rodin, the Invalides, and if you are feeling ambiitious the Eiffel Tower. Except for Sacre Couer all of these are located in fairly close in my mind.

Depending on your level of interest you could spend a couple of hours in the Louvre, take a walk through the Tuilleries to L'Orangerie, cross back over the Seine and go to the D'Orsay, or the Rodin or the Invalidies to see Napoleon's Tomb. And take an evening cruise on the Seine to see the Eiffel Tower. Yes, I have done this in one day--however, for example I pick a certain collection that I want to see in the Louvre, and get there when it opens. I must have been there at least 6 times and I have still not covered everything.

Another day could be spent going to Notre Dame and Saint Chappelle (fabulous stain glass windows), then over to the Marais and Place des Voges and wandering back over the Seine through the Latin Quarter.

Make a list of what you would like to see then take a look at a map of Paris and see what you can group together and remember you will not be able to take in everything--even it you spent 2 weeks.

BTW Musee de L'Orangerie contains Monet's large waterlily canvases; the Musee Marmottan Monet near the Bois de Boulonge has a huge collection but it may be too much to cover in 3 days.
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Jun 10th, 2010, 04:44 PM
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I hope you are talking about 2011--if not worry more about where you are going to stay!!!
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Jun 10th, 2010, 04:54 PM
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Nope 2010. Last minute trip with two teenage kids. Going through a divorce and needed an escape. Budget is $100-125 a night. Any suggestions at this late date? We are all students so I have student passes. I am non traditional student. ie 43.
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Jun 10th, 2010, 04:59 PM
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You want to pay €85-€100 for a triple -- and need it in about 10 days. The exchange rate is in your favor, but this is still more than a tall order.
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Jun 10th, 2010, 06:04 PM
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try venere.com for lodging. may have some deals.
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Jun 10th, 2010, 06:04 PM
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or laterooms.com
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Jun 11th, 2010, 03:39 AM
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Hotel Annex in Republic or a Studio in Monmartre same price? Which one to take?
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Jun 11th, 2010, 04:05 AM
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Republique is more centrally located. If your rates are comparable and you are satisfied with the hotel, I would choose that. On the other hand, with an apartment you could cook if that appeals.
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Jun 11th, 2010, 04:26 AM
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same price. no cook but studio has a washing machine.
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Jun 11th, 2010, 01:23 PM
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Republique is a better location for most sights.
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Jun 11th, 2010, 01:41 PM
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I'd buy the Fodor guide, look at the City guide here, and do a search on Paris threads here. There have been several long threads recently with lots of suggestions
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