Ideas for new spots to visit in Paris ?

Sep 5th, 2008, 04:39 PM
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Have you been to the Jardin des Plantes? This park contains the Museum of Natural History and the Zoo.

A great museum.
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Sep 5th, 2008, 06:33 PM
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What about the Bercy village?
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Sep 6th, 2008, 12:55 AM
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Add to Bercy village (I don't think there's a lot to detain people for long in the shopping area itself) the park, and the Port de Bercy. You could also book yourself into a tour of the Musée des Arts Forains which are in the Pavillons de Bercy nearby:

http://autolycus-london.blogspot.com...-surprise.html
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Sep 6th, 2008, 08:17 AM
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Thanks.
We took the walk along Canal St Martin
Went to Bercy, not anything that I really liked too much, alot of so-so areas around it.
Went to St. Germaine en Laye, and enjoyed it alot. A definate recommendation.
Also went to Malmaison and Auvers-sur-Oise. It was nice to see the actual sites that Van Gogh used to do his last paintings. Next to each site, is a copy of his painting of that site. His last room above the restaurant, where he spent his last days, is unbelievably small, 7 sq meters!
I will try the others next week. Thanks.
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Sep 6th, 2008, 08:21 AM
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What bothered me the most about going to Auvers-sur-Oise, was seeing the despair and poverty that Van Gogh had to endure.

It actually bothers me that he had to put all his life into the paintings, and now a bunch of "investors" (these can NOT be classified as collectors) are buying and selling his works, and reaping all the gains of his life. When I saw how he lived, it brought back thoughts of copyright holders today moaning that they aren't getting enough out of resales of their works- look at this poor guy.
Sorry for the rant, but it really got to me this time. I guess visiting places of work, really make a difference in understanding some artists.
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Sep 6th, 2008, 08:25 AM
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After reading Susan Vreeland's Luncheon of the Boating Party, Chatou and the Maison Fournaise are on my "to do" list for my next visit to Paris
www.svreeland.com/lbp-background.html
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Sep 6th, 2008, 10:33 AM
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I also had finished reading the book, went to the same retaurant, and took pictures at a table that would have been in the same location as one of the guests. We came early to lunch so had the balcony all to ourselves, until 1:30, when the business crowd came, and within minutes it was PACKED!
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Intex--thanks for the warning on timing for La Maison Fournaise. Unfortunately I am more likely to see the painting in DC than the setting in France this fall but I am hoping to make it to Paris next year.

Have you been to St. Denis? When my husband and I went we only visited the cathedral, but other people have suggested visiting the market in the neighborhood, too. There is a mention in this NY Times article from last year that describes different churches in Paris
travel.nytimes.com/2007/10/07/travel/07churches.html?pagewanted=print
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Oct 20th, 2008, 06:49 AM
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Another Fodorite suggested Rue Daguerre. The two blocks closest to Ave. du General LeClerc are pedestrian-only. Neat markets and cafes. Denfert Rochereau is closest metro/bus stop.
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