Recommendations for 24 Hours in Paris

Feb 4th, 2014, 12:55 AM
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Recommendations for 24 Hours in Paris

My fiance and I are headed straight to Paris the day after our wedding on our way to Portugal. We decided to extend our layover in Paris so that we'll arrive at 8AM and leave the following morning.

It'll be my first time in Paris, so I'd love to make the most of our time there. Any suggestions for the following?:

-Where to stay the first night of our honeymoon (our only night in Paris)
-How to best make use of the day (Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, etc)
-Recommendation for lunch and dinner
-Any off-beat places

Interested to hear thoughts!
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Feb 4th, 2014, 02:19 AM
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CONGRATULATIONS!

Here are some links that may be useful...

http://luxury-hotel-paris.hotelbanvi...ght-paris.html

http://1dayinparis.com/

http://www.parisoffbeat.com/ to experience Paris like a Parisian.

Hope these help you plan your day.
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Feb 4th, 2014, 03:59 AM
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Check out this hotel. We stayed there on our first trip to Paris. Old world charm and you can't beat the location. Hotel D'Orsay. One block to the Orsay Museum. One block to the Metro. Walk to the Lourve, Siene, and Notre Dame. One block to the hop on hop off bus stop.
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Feb 4th, 2014, 04:00 AM
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Oh and the rooms are large! Paris hotel rooms are very small so having a large room is a real plus!
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Feb 4th, 2014, 06:01 AM
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Take a Seine River cruise at dusk. We like the Vedettes du Pont Neuf. It lasts about an hour and you see many of the highlights of Paris and enjoy the lights coming on all over the city. After the cruise, have a romantic dinner at a restaurnat nearby. Try Ze Kitchen Gallerie or Ze Kitchen Gallerie Bis in the 6th. Or, depending on where you are staying, consider Fish La Boissonerie, also in the 6th.

Visit the Musee D'Orsay and Ste Chapelle if you have time.
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Feb 4th, 2014, 07:51 AM
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I love walking around the garden of the Rodin Museum. For one day, if the weather is nice I would spend it outdoors, places like place Vosages, Tuilleries; more off beat, canal st. Martin, near metro Repulique.
If going to the Eiffel tower, I think viewing it from the Trocodero is best, then you can approach it by crossing the Seine.
Congratulations.
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Feb 4th, 2014, 08:50 AM
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I love Mamalice's ideas for late day. When you arrive (it will be toward noon before getting into town, I'd guess) go to notre Dame and maybe have a bite to eat there (the Brasserie en l'Ile St. Louis is just across the bridge at the back of ND and you could eat on the patio).
Get your cab driver to drive you by the Eiffel Tower on the way to your hotel on arrival.
You may be sorry you don't stay another day--honest.
But enjoy.
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Feb 9th, 2014, 11:33 PM
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Thank you everyone for the suggestions! We will probably view the Eiffel Tower (no need to go in) and I'll check out the cruise suggestion as well. Fingers crossed for nice weather
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