Is montparnasse to far out?

Apr 20th, 2007, 12:03 PM
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I took myself to Paris as my first solo adventure too. I was 52 at the time.
I agree with Tod above...2 places to stay would be quite fun and easy AND give you different points of view.
Also, as mentioned above, I took the Air France bus "into town". After a long flight I was tired (did NOT want the thrill of learning the metro system off a plane for the first time), and budget conscious - the drive plunked my suitcase in the bus and withdrew it at the end of the ride. VERY nice, I then just bounced it along the streets like I saw a bajillion others!
Ah..Mirmme, Paris might wiggle itself into your heart like a lover.
Did mine!
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Apr 20th, 2007, 01:50 PM
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And don't a visit to the top of the "Tour Montparnasse" the best view in Paris, you look DOWN on the Eiffel Tower !!.....
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Apr 20th, 2007, 01:53 PM
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Forgot the "forget" ! Don't forget a visit to......
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Apr 20th, 2007, 02:45 PM
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Not actually down...the horizontal is just above the 2e étage. So there's still about 400 feet of Eiffel Tower above you. But I don't disagree that it's a very appealing vista.

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Apr 20th, 2007, 09:31 PM
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Actually, the Tour Montparnasse is 58 stories, and the Eiffel Tower is the equivalent of 77.
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Apr 21st, 2007, 07:57 AM
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Er, the height of the Montparnasse is 689 feet, and the Eiffel (including antennae) is 1052.

So "about 400 feet" is a close approximation to the actual 363. In any event, the TM doesn't look "down" on the TE.
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