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Museums in Paris. How much time spend in each one?


Museums in Paris. How much time spend in each one?

Old Nov 20th, 2007, 03:39 PM
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Sorry for the confusion in my previous post. You'll fall in love with Paris, not in Paris. My wife, who had a phobia of flying and particularly over water, absolutely fell in love with Paris on our trip. So much so that she is the driving force in our plans to return in 08.

I, too find it amazing how my wife has stamina for endless shopping, but does get weary on double dip museum trips! Once again, please consider a trip report!
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Old Jan 23rd, 2008, 12:48 AM
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Thanks apersuader65. I returned from Paris. I followed your suggestion. Read my new message.
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I want to buy the Paris Museum Passes but is it correct that my 16 year old won't need one?
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Old Jun 17th, 2008, 07:18 AM
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I would definitely include Orangerie (nice & small but with the breathtaking Monet lily panels) and it is near D'Orsay. Versailles is a day-trip out of the city, but you can do Louvre top highlights in 4 hrs, stop at Angelina on Rue Rivoli for Chocolate d'Africain (another do-not-miss)for lunch, then hit L'Orangerie and if you have time the D'Orsay (perhaps evening hours?). On my 5th trip to Paris, finally got to the Musee Decoratif on Rue Rivoli, but I am a designer, so that is my thing.Also thought the collections in the Petit & Grand Palais most worthwhile-- the buildings are spectacular on the Champs D'E -- and would rank them above the Paris Pantheon and Army for sure; they are right along the Seine too. But not miss the Notre Dame towers. Oh I wish I could go again!
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Old Jun 17th, 2008, 07:24 AM
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Hi V.

>Louvre, 25 min
>Picasso, 20 min
>Army museum (de Armee), 17 min
>Pantheon, 6 min
>Orsey (OrsAy), 35 min
>Notre Dame towers, 20 min

Seriously, if your schedule is so tight that an hour or so at a museum will disrupt it, you are much, much too overplanned.

With only 5 days, I suggest skipping Versailles, especially in January.

You should definitely consider the Orangerie.

Enjoy your visit.

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