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Paris-Need help planning a four day itenerary

Old Jul 24th, 2007, 03:43 AM
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Paris-Need help planning a four day itenerary

My husband and I will be arriving in Paris Monday 30 July in the am at CDG via Dublin, will depart Thursday late evening back to Dublin. Plan on taking the public transportation to the hotel. We are American, late 30's. We arrive in Dublin this Saturday am, I have lots of family there, with my parents and our tow children, Paris is a side trip for husband and I. I'm quite certain we will stay at the Hotel Bonaparte. I was in Paris about 10 years ago, husband has never been. Any advice on restaurants, sites not to miss, ways to save money-example museum passes? Any and all advice is very much appreciated. Thank you in advance.
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Old Jul 24th, 2007, 04:14 AM
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Hi C,

Start with "Paris" under "Destinations".

Then enter <Paris Restaurants>, <Paris sightseeing>, etc in the "Search this forum" box.

You will get more pages than the latest Harry Potter book.

The Bonaparte is a good place to stay.

Within walking distance are:

The World’s Best Croissant bakery is at Rue Madam and Rue Vaugirarde.
There is a monoprix at the corner where Rue Bonaparte meets Blvd St Germaine 50 Rue de Rennes

Near the hotel

**Amorino 4 Rue de Buci Gelato
Aux Charpentiers 10 rue Mabillon, 01 43 26 30 05 Noted for Duck breast with olives and also Lamb

Café de la Mairie 8 pl. St-Sulpice, 01 43 26 67 82 good rating on Fodors

Café Bonaparte 42 rue Bonaparte N of Boul St. Germaine

Chez Papa 3 r St Benoît 01 42 86 99 63 The portions are enormous and the entire meal is usually less than 20 € per person, including an excellent local winelist. get a "Boyarde" salade

**Huîtrerie Régis, 3 rue de Montfaucon; 01- 44-41-10-07 Oyster bar near Rue du Four at Bd St Germain about 10E/dz for fines and up.
La Boussole 12 rue Guisarde 01 56 24 82 20 Open every day for lunch and dinner, nonstop on weekends 20E menu
La Table de Fes Moroccan 5 rue Sainte-Beuve S of Jardins Luxembourg
La Cigale Recamier 4, rue Recamier Phone 01 45 48 86 58 off Rue Du Four near the Sevres-Babylon Mº abt 25E pp Souffles recommended
Petit Saint Benoit 4 Rue Saint Benoit 01 42 60 27 92 near corner of Rue Jacob basic Bistro food
****Poilâne Bakery 8 rue du Cherche Midi Rue du Vieux Colombier to square Go left
**Pizza Vesuvio 1 Rue Gozlin

Boul St Germaine

Brasserie Lipp 151 Bld St.Germain Take R Bonaparte to St Germain and go left (art deco)

** Le Relais de l'Entrecote. 20 rue Saint-Benoit steak and frites only
they give you seconds. dinner for 2 with dessert and wine cost 65E.

**Leon de Bruxelles 131, bd St Germain 01 43 26 45 95 for mussels and a beer. …They also have one of the best creme brulees I've tasted. North on Rue Bonaparte to Rue du Four Go Right to Bld St Germain on left.

L’Epi Dupin 11, rue Dupin 1-42-22-64-56 near Mº Sèvres-Babylone good reviews make res.

Marco Polo 8 rue de Condé, (off Rue St Sulpice) 01-43-26-79-63 Italian

**Restaurant Vagenende 142 Boulevard St. Germain (331) 43 26 68 18 Métro: Odéon Open 12 noon ‘til 1 a.m.

**Yen 22 rue St-Benoît Japanese Noodles inexpensive North on Rue Bonaparte to Bld St Germain Cross street go left

Near Mabillon or Odeon Mº

Allard 41 St. Andre des Arts 01 43 26 48 23 at corner of Rue de l’Eperon near Odeon Mº
Accueil 12h00-14h et 19h00-23h00, fermé dim

**Au Gourmand 22 Rue du Vaugirard Tel/Fax 0l 43 26 26 45. Métro: Mabillon. Closed Sat Sun

**Be Bop, Le 8 r. Gregoire de Tours. (N of Blvd St Germaine) 01 43 29 24 52 This was one of our treasured "finds" this trip. It touts itself as a jazz/gourmet experience.. …Pianist plays until 23:00, and the food was marvelous, best escargot I've had in years. Though they have lesser menus, we chose the 26 euros Crepe place across street.

Café Neo 126 bd St Germain near Odeon Mº

Chez Fernand Christine 9 Rue Christine 01 43 25 18 55 Off Rue Dauphine S of Pont Neuf suckling pig..to die for!

Cote Sud - rue Gregoire de Tours (near Odeon Mº ) for lunch: The 12.50 euro three course "menu" includes an AYCE buffet of salads and an AYCE buffet of desserts, fruits, and cheeses. The 12.50 also includes wine.

**Citrouille, La (The Pumpkin). 10 r Gregoire de Tours 01 44 07 36 91 budget

Fish 69, Rue du Seine Tel : 01 43 54 34 69 very good wine selection, both by the bottle and by the glass.
32€ for the menu: choice of appetizer, main course, and dessert

Le Christine 1, rue Christine 01 40 51 71 64 Very high Zagat ratings about 40E pp w/wine
**Le Coup Chou 11, rue de Lanneau / 3 Impasse Chartiere 01 46 33 68 69 Mon - Sat 12h30 à 14h30 et de 19h à 1h Sun 19h à 1h Menus at 24 and 32E Mº Mutualite Maubert about 1.5 km from hotel
Atelier Maitre Albert 1, Rue Maître-Albert Tel 01 46 33 13 78. Métro: Maubert Chicken
**Le Petit Prince de Paris 12 rue de Lanneau 01 43 54 77 26 Mº : Maubert

**Rotisserie d’en Face 2 rue Christine 01 43 26 40 98 chicken, duck etc

Yugaraj 14 Rue Dauphine 1 43 26 44 91 Indian

Enjoy your visit.
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A useful site :

http://www.zpinaddict.com/parishtm/parismn.htm
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Old Jul 24th, 2007, 05:13 AM
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Let me add 2 entries to Ira's excellent list:

La Mediterranee
2, place de l'Odeon
01 43 26 02 30
We enjoyed excellent food and service at this pretty restaurant. Right across from the Odeon Theater.

La Bastide d'Opio (or Bistrot d'Opio)
9, rue Guisarde
01 43 29 01 84
This is on a street directly behind the Bonaparte. Tiny place, always hopping. Their specialty is a lamb kabob with various mustards...very good!

In this same area you'll find various pizzarias, creperies, even an italian "deli" with good pastas. We go there often when we don't want a big meal.
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thank you thank you! What great information! I will make notes of all!
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With four days without kids, be sure to make time to just sit in a cafe and have a coffee or glass of wine and people watch and get to know one another again! Just strolling along the Seine, through perhaps Luxemborg Gardens, through little side streets looking in the very creative windows, etc., would be great fun.

Enjoy!

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I'm sure you'll be anxious to see as much of the city as possible but do take lots of opportunities to sit down relax and enjoy where you are.
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Christinaf,
If you do stay at the Bonaparte, you have great access to the bus lines. There's a major bus stop right around the corner.

When you get your metro tickets get a map that includes bus lines. (Don't start studying now---you'll get intimidated!). Just ask the hotel clerk which bus to catch to go to _________. With the help of the Bonaparte staff we quickly came to feel confident taking the bus all over Paris.
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Old Jul 24th, 2007, 03:33 PM
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"I'm quite certain we will stay at the Hotel Bonaparte."

Have you booked it yet? The Bonaparte is a very popular hotel and does get booked up.
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Old Jul 25th, 2007, 04:57 AM
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My husband is to book the Hotel Bonaparte this am. Thank you again for all the great information, so very helpful!
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