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Aug 9th, 2004, 12:07 PM
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Pariscope magazine

Purchase Pariscope at a news kiosk when you arrive in Paris. This cost 0.40 Euro as of July 2004. This is a small magazine, in French, that lists concerts, films, theater, other events, and lots of additional information. I have not found an online link that contains the same information.
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Aug 9th, 2004, 01:11 PM
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tipping in Paris, suggestions, discussion

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...t=0&dirtyBit=1

Tipping suggestions
http://www.worldexecutive.com/citygu...etiquette.html

www.fodors.com (click on tipping guides)

Concierges: http://conciergeassoc.org/concierg/concierg.htm
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Aug 9th, 2004, 01:17 PM
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some restaurants with a view

Restaurants with a View
Toupary, fifth floor, La Samaritaine department store, 2 quai du Louvre, right bank. Closed Sunday. Reserve for lunch--they get a large business crowd.

La Tour d?Argent, 15 quai de la Tournelle, left bank. A very famous and old restaurant. Quite expensive, though lunch may be considered more affordable. Breathtaking view of Notre Dame. Dressy.

Le Jules Verne, 2nd level, Eiffel Tower. phone 1 45 55 20 04, fax 1 47 05 29 41. Reserve months in advance. Dressy and very very expensive.Expect to pay hundreds, dollars or euro.

Altitude, 1st level, Eiffel Tower. Food not as good as the Jules Verne, but prices are much less.
Telephone 1 45 55 20 04. Reserve weeks in advance.

Le Ciel de Paris, in the Montparnasse Tower, 33 Avenue du Maine, in the 15th. Has spectacular view of all of Paris including the Eiffel Tower. Food said to be so-so. http://www.cieldeparis.com/ENG/index_ENG_FLASH.htm

Le Totem, 17 place du Trocadero. Wonderful close-up view of the Eiffel Tower, great esp. at night. Smart-casual setting
tel 1 47 27 28 29. I ate there several years ago, I thought the food mediocre and over-priced for what it was, yet not horribly expensive. But for one casual meal, the view made it an okay choice.
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Aug 10th, 2004, 04:16 AM
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Day trip to Loire Valley without a car:

http://www.fodors.com/forums/pgMessa...2&tid=34519959

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Aug 10th, 2004, 08:45 AM
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weather websites

http://www.paris.org/Accueil/Climate/ weather and climate all over France, also has historical data

http://www.accuweather.com/adcbin/in...xcountry=EU;FR Paris 5-day forecast

www.wunderground.com On the home page you can click on the Europe map, and on the next screen click on your country. Then you get a list of cities to click on.
When you do that, you get a screen with the forecast on the right side, but on the left side, under Conditions, there is a submenu offering for historical weather info.

www.weatherbase.com and www.washingtonpost.com have historical data

www.worldclimate.com/ has historical data

www.nytimes.com/
www.weather.com/

Compute sunrise and sunset times http://aa.usno.navy.mil/AA/data/docs/RS_OneDay.html
Also www.mindspring.com/~cavu/sunset.html

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Aug 10th, 2004, 08:47 AM
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For Jewish travelers
www.shamash.org
www.jewishtravel.com
http://www.geocities.com/NapaValley/...ris96kash.html kosher restaurants in Paris
www.haruth.com/JewsFrance.html
http://www.cityorganiser.co.uk/paris...t/worship1.htm list of places for Jewish worship
www.bnaibrith-europe/org
http://www.mjlf.col.fr/home.htm
www.ecjc.org
www.jewishroutes.com/
www.kashrut.com

Synagogues in Paris:
Those seeking Orthodox synagogues should contact the Consistoire de Paris. There are also two liberal synagogues in Paris whose services are similar to American Reform:
Mouvement Juif Liberale de France, 11 rue de Cailavet, 75015 Paris, 01-45-75-38-01.
Union Liberale Israelite de France, 22-24 rue Copernic, 75016 Paris, 01-47-04-37-27
Many American residents and visitors attend services here and services are partly in English.

This information is also available on the French Jewish Community web site at www.col.fr.
which includes kosher restaurants in Paris and elsewhere. Site is in French.
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Aug 10th, 2004, 08:49 AM
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thread about traveling in Paris in a wheelchair: http://www.fodors.com/forums/pgMessa...ses=12&start=0
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Aug 10th, 2004, 08:54 AM
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Paris/Venice on Volare:

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Aug 10th, 2004, 08:57 AM
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Paris Metro -- what to buy (carnet vs. Carte Orange), tips:

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Aug 10th, 2004, 09:07 AM
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miscellaneous websites

www.voila.fr web phone directory

www.paris-anglo.com suggestions for sightseeing, daytrips, shopping, etc including special activities for English-speakers

http://info-france-usa.org/america/embassy/custom information on French customs, bringing animals

www.timeout.com, click on Paris tons of information, esp restaurants, shopping

www.1france.com travel packages for France, destination guides, gifts, food, hotel info

www.info-france-usa.org French embassy site, has info for travelers (holidays, etc)

www.francetourism.com French Tourist Office. For brochures, in the US call (410) 286 8310

www.paris-capital.com

http://gotofrance.net/index.htm includes weather

http://us.franceguide.com/magazine/a...1thg&idc=11450
general info, sometimes hotel promotions

www.webscapades.com/france/paris/paris.htm descriptions of arrondissements (districts) and neighborhoods

A small selection of "insiders' " shops, hotels and restaurants: http://www.nytimes.com/library/magaz...tra-paris.html

http://dir.yahoo.com/Regional/Countr..._and_Exhibits/ museums of Paris broken down into categories such as Art, history, natural history and observatories.

http://www.parisdigest.com/
includes articles on the museums of Paris as well as pictures of particular works of art that hang on their walls.
Also, activities for children

http://www.paris-galleries.com/
a brief blurb about Paris museums and galleries as well as telephone numbers, addresses and the hours of operation.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractio...de_France.html
attractions in Paris accompanied by a brief, informative description and some user reviews.

http://www.france-hotels.net/english/tourisme.asp
the information you need to get you into the monument or museum--you?ll find ticket pricing, hours of operation, address and telephone. Hotels too.

http://www.french-at-a-touch.com/Ind...ne_museums.htm
This site includes links to web pages of particular museums, but also includes web cams of some of the great monuments in Paris. You can also read about particular French artists here such as Degas and Monet.

www.parisbalades.com architectural walks, plus clicks to other sites for events, museums, etc

www.wfi.fr/metropole/1999/414/414oldie.html an article and pics of the oldest houses in Paris

www.parisinsites.com weather tips, good current museum info, transportation, general info
www.paris-touristoffice.com sightseeing, transportation, tours, things for children, hotels, etc. Good site!

www.francentral.com: food, travel, art, news, plus a selection of articles from the publication France Today

www.paris-tourism.com clicks for airports, sightseeing, paris for kids, walking itineraries for short visits, shopping, electricity, embassies,weather, hostels,etc

www.francentral.com: food, travel, art, news, plus a selection of articles from the publication
France Today
www.paris-tourism.com clicks for airports, sightseeing, paris for kids, walking itineraries for short visits, shopping, electricity, embassies,weather, hostels,etc

www.writing.org Click on "Durant Imboden" and then on "Europe for Visitors" . Much good info on Paris
www.metropoleparis.com

www.jack-travel.com personal web page, lots of info

http://www.paris-anglo.com/guide/ask/index.php living in , studying in, visiting Paris

info (in French) on Paris's churches: http://www.pariserve.tm.fr/quartier/egl.htm

www.francekeys.com / commercial site but links to lots of free info including passports, currency, French language practice on line, smaller Paris museums, email cards, book sightseeing and excursions, shopping,etc

http://www.ga/tes96.com/cam/Europe/F...ml?travel.html links to hotels, restaurants, sightseeing

www.writing.org Click on "Durant Imboden" and then on "Europe for Visitors" .

www.metropoleparis.com

www.jack-travel.com personal web page, lots of info

http://www.paris-anglo.com/guide/ask/index.php
living in , studying in, visiting Paris

info (in French) on Paris's churches: http://www.pariserve.tm.fr/quartier/egl.htm

www.francekeys.com / commercial site but links to lots of free info including passports, currency, French language practice on line, smaller Paris museums, email cards, book sightseeing and excursions, shopping,etc

http://www.ga/tes96.com/cam/Europe/F...ml?travel.html links to hotels, restaurants, sightseeing

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Aug 14th, 2004, 07:25 AM
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visiting the catacombs

www.infiltration.org/catacomb.htm

www.paris.org/Musees/Catacombes/info.html
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Aug 14th, 2004, 07:44 AM
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visiitng Pere Lachaise cemetery

Open every day. Free entry. This cemetery is the burial site of Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf, Heloise and Abelard, Gertrude Stein, and many other notables.

www.paris.org/Expos/PereLachaise/pl.history.html has maps of the cemetery

www.gargl.net/lachaise/ has printable maps of each section

If you go bring sneakers or comfortable walking shoes to Paris, this is the place to wear them. The roadways, such as they are, are cobblestone. To find some of the graves you have to walk among them in the dirt. And, there are very very steep hills in this cemetery.
Near the main entrance (at the Pere LaChaise metro stop) there is someone who sells maps of the cemetery, and there?s no point in going in unless you have a map. However, next time I?m going to travel to the next metro stop on the same line, the Gambetta stop. Perhaps there is someone at that entrance also selling maps. That stop is closer to the graves of Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf, and Gertrude Stein, but more importantly, it might avoid having to climb those amazingly difficult hills. If there is no one at that stop selling maps (and I?d be surprised) it would still be better imo to buy the map at the Pere LaChaise entrance and then walk on the street around the cemetery, or get back on the metro for one stop to get to the other entrance, rather than scaling the hills through the cemetery.
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Aug 14th, 2004, 08:46 AM
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More about Carte Orange:

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34482864

Printable guide to Paris transport:

http://www.atkielski.com/PDF/data/ParMetro.pdf

A really neat routing program for Palm or Pocket PC:

http://nanika.net/metro
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Aug 16th, 2004, 06:19 AM
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Various metro passes are also good on the following,check the ratp site for current details:
There is an electric Montmartrobus that climbs up to Sacre Coeur from Jules Joffrin (metro Jules Joffrin) and then down to Place Pigalle. Because the streets are mostly one-way, you get a nice tour of Montmartre, including the vineyard, the Lapin Agile, etc. With the Carte Orange Hebdomadaire you can get on and off as many times as you like. For a route map:

http://www.ratp.fr/ParisVisite/Image...s_paris/18.pdf
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Aug 16th, 2004, 07:07 AM
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planning a visit to the Louvre

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34521481


louvre website
www.louvre.fr
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Aug 16th, 2004, 09:37 AM
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good places for photo ops in Paris
(vantage points for great photos)

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...=2&tid=1344810

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34520955
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Aug 16th, 2004, 10:54 AM
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info on Paris's Nissim de Camondo museum

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34521608
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Aug 16th, 2004, 11:13 AM
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More about transportation:
Carte Orange & Mobilis price list charts:

http://www.gisparis.com/paris/paris_....htm#pricelist

Batobus is a real bargain... discounted if you have Carte Orange. There is now a combined L'Open Tour/Batobus ticket:

http://www.batobus.com/



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Aug 17th, 2004, 05:36 AM
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Some links from an older thread

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Date: 03/30/2004, 06:05 pm
Message: Here's a thread re another possible day trip from Paris without a car: http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34487543

Another day trip from Paris without a car: http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34475530

and more: http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34456888

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Aug 18th, 2004, 11:45 AM
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Guided bu$ tour$? Who n€€ds 'em?

If you're the teensiest bit adventurous, you can get a fine overview of all the top landmarks on the cheap. Just grab your RATP transport pass (Carte Orange or Mobilis), and print out the "Bus touristique" map from this page:

http://www.citefutee.com/orienter/tous_plans_pdf.php

(Note that the dotted lines are l'Open Tour routes - you want the RATP routes with numbers embedded in the lines.)

Jump on the nearest autobus...and knock yourself out!
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