paris--ideas for repeat visitors

Apr 26th, 2013, 06:43 AM
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BTW, try Parc des Buttes Chaumont! I'm not sure if it's obscure or not but I love it there!
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Apr 26th, 2013, 07:03 AM
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La Maison Fournaise on the Ile des Impressionistes.
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Apr 26th, 2013, 07:16 AM
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Did you go to Versailles or do other day trips when you were there before? Boat trip?
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Apr 26th, 2013, 07:23 AM
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As you've been numerous times, rather than seek out specific things to do, how about doing 'nothing' for the three days you're there?

As you like 'walking, people watching and looking at buildings' why not do just that?

Pick an area you'd like to explore, book your accommodation and just wander. Have no itinerary or plans, just stroll around stopping as and when you want to.

Don't make any reservations for dinner or lunch, just stop at places you like the look of when you're hungry or thirsty (I find I get very thirsty when I'm Paris, usually around apertif o'clock and often much earlier) and generally be a Parisian flâneur.

I could think of much worse ways to spend three days...
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Apr 26th, 2013, 07:23 AM
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Here's a website with 'fountains in Paris' - http://www.aviewoncities.com/paris/fountains.htm

and on bridges: http://www.aviewoncities.com/paris/bridges.htm

and a map of the bridges: http://www.beyond.fr/map/parisbridges.html

and statues: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=576462
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Apr 26th, 2013, 07:25 AM
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For my sixth visit to Paris I have downloaded several walks from Girls Guide to Paris at a small charge that focus on the my favorite arrondesements around the St. Germain area. A map of each walk with descriptive text shows a wealth of interesting stops along the way. I also plan to contact Paris Greeter a couple weeks before my October departure to reserve a time for a two to three hour particular tour with one of their reps (this is a free service). The Jacquemart Andre Museum and Jardin de Luxembourg are on my list. I've taken three of the Paris Walks tours and they are great, recommend those also, as mentioned in an earlier post. This trip I'm working up the courage to check out the 69 bus route as a favor to my feet. So much to see in Paris, just never enough time! Enjoy your three precious days!!!
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Apr 26th, 2013, 07:27 AM
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Yikes - should have proof read above. Please forgive any failings - rushing out to an appointment but wanted to send this.
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Apr 26th, 2013, 07:31 AM
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St Cloud Park which overlooks Paris as a whole from a high up perch on its eastern edge - lovely walks in the park - descending to the Seine thru the park leads you to the famous Sevres Cite des Ceramics in the old factory cranking out this world-famous ceramics.

https://www.google.com/search?q=parc...=1600&bih=1099

http://www.sevresciteceramique.fr/
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Apr 26th, 2013, 10:30 AM
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PalenQ--We managed to wend our way to a panoramic outlook over the City in St. Cloud, but it was not easy to find. I think it is easy to get lost in the parc. Is there a good map available?

travelchat--We had a Paris Greeter three years ago and spend about 4 hours with her (and she was accompanied by a novice greeter who was shadowing her, so we had two sets of ideas from them). It was a great experience.
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Apr 26th, 2013, 10:43 AM
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Would second on the Promenade des Plantes and Viaduct des Artes, Pere Lachaise, also DH loved Les Egouts tour; on our last/fifth visit, we really combed through the 5,6,7th Arr. and enjoyed the wandering and surprises not found before. Also I love the Musee des Artes Decoratif, right bank along Rue Rivoli, with Lanvin's apt. to die for. Day trip to Barbizon/Fontainbleu (but we had a car for that); day trip on RER to Sceaux (sp?. Food: We always revisit Polidor for dinner, last time treated ourselves to lunch at Grand Vefour; fave new find was over near Luxembourg G, Les Papilles. I would agree lots of responders are snarky. You are probably catching these days at the start or end of add'l travels and have read many guides.
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Apr 26th, 2013, 10:51 AM
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Apr 26th, 2013, 11:01 AM
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Drive away enough posters and other forums will go the way of the lounge. Have fun talking to each other.
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Apr 26th, 2013, 11:29 AM
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Mapof le Parc St-Cloud: http://parc.de.saintcloud.free.fr/
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Apr 26th, 2013, 11:57 AM
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Bookmarking for our upcoming trip-thanks!
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Apr 26th, 2013, 01:09 PM
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If you have an interest in science, you may enjoy the small but charming museum at the Pasteur institute. Highlights some of his most important scientific contributions, includes the apartment he lived in the last years of his life as well as his crypt.
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