Top 10 Paris Must Sees

May 10th, 2002, 12:08 AM
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Julie
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Top 10 Paris Must Sees

I will be in Paris for 5 days next month - I have poured over guide books, websites, and countless threads on this form - What I would like to know are your top ten favorites in Paris.
I have much too much information and need to sort the 'good stuff' from everything else!

Any help would be much appreciated (and most probably ease some of my headaches...)

Thank you!
 
May 10th, 2002, 05:31 AM
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Hi
Ste Chapelle
Musee Marmottan
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre
Place des Vosges
Ile St Louis
Place de la Concorde
Tuileries
Rodin Museum
Notre Dame

Each visit doesn't feel complete if I don't go back to all or most of those places
 
May 10th, 2002, 05:51 AM
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You might want to do a search on here because I know this has been answered before recently. However, I never have answered it, so I will now. Most of my answers are like Elaine's...

Musee d'Orsay
Musee Marmottan
Rodin Museum
Ste. Chapelle
Notre Dame
Opera House (with Chagalle ceiling)
Pere Lachaise Cemetary (a beautiful walk on a nice day!)
Berthillon ice cream (Ile St. Louis)
Champs Elysees (fun to walk and window shop)
Anywhere with good creme brulee!

Enjoy, let us know how you make out.
 
May 10th, 2002, 06:26 AM
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How about:

Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe
Place de Concorde, Tuilleries
Opera Garnier
Musee Jacquemart Andre
Luxenbourg Gardens
View from the roof of Samartaine
Place des Vosges
Musee d'Orsay
Ste Chapelle
 
May 10th, 2002, 07:06 AM
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Eiffel Tower
Ste. Chapelle
Notre Dame
Musee d'Orsay
Picasso Museum
Louvre
Luxembourg Gardens
Boat ride on the Seine
Sacre Coeur
Versailles (OK, not in Paris, but close)
And a bonus pick: the pastries at Gerard Mulot!
 
May 10th, 2002, 07:11 AM
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Add a trip to the salon de the, Angelina,across from Louvre, on rue de Rivoli, for their famous hot chocolate or wonderful, signature dessert, Mont Blanc.
 
May 10th, 2002, 07:27 AM
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Some must sees for me are:

The menu and wine list at Taillevent.
The free Saturday tasting selection at Cave Taillevent, the wine shop affiliated with the restaurant.
The Boulevard St. Germain while sitting in the Cafe De Flore or Cafe De Deux Magots monring, noon or night.
The Musee d'Armie and the WWII exhibit at Les Invalides.
Berthillon.
The Luxembourg Gardens.
A glass of Pastis before dinner.
 
May 10th, 2002, 08:32 AM
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Notre Dame/Deportation Memorial
Louvre
Picasso Museum
Galeries Lafayette Food Paradise
Vanves flea market
Pere Lachaise cemetery
At least one meal of magret
Dehillerin
Marche d'Aligre
BHV
 
May 11th, 2002, 07:19 PM
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Topping for Julie
 
May 12th, 2002, 09:30 AM
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MUSEUMS/MONUMENTS
musee d'Orsay
musee Rodin
Eiffel Tower
musee du Louvre

SIGHTS/SAVORING THE CITY
the view from Montmartre
boat ride on the Seine
drinking wine in the outdoor cafes

FOOD
Greek kabobs in Quartier Latin
lunch at Angelina's--my husband had sweetbreads, his favorite; he has also had them at the French Laundry in Napa Valley(a major foodie temple), and liked these as well; also, lunch at Angelina's can be simple and casual(good croque madame), or very elegant, and is far less expensive than many comparable meals
a separate visit to Angelina's for hot chocolate and pastry after a long day in the Louvre

SHOPPING
Catherine's for perfume
the shops along rue de Rivoli for silk scarves
shopping for cookware and kitchen items at the restaurant supply stores clustered near Montmartre
 
May 12th, 2002, 10:30 AM
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1)Musee d'Orsay
2)Louvre
3)Versailles (Just a little outside of the city)
4)Montmarte Hill and Sacre Coeur
5)Have a nice view from Arche De Triomph, come down and window shop or just walk on Champs-Elysees and have an inexpensive dinner at a restaurant on the side walk there (may be at Bistro-Romain, we liked it a lot).
6)Go for lunch at restaurant Toupary at Samartaine on the bank of Siene river near Pont Nuef. Good food and an excellant view of Siene river, Eifel Tower, Notre Dam and Ste Chapelle. Then walk across the river and visit Notre Dam and/or Ste Chapelle to burn the calorie.
7)Eifel Tower
8)Luxembourg Garden
9)Siene river boat ride
10)A show a Moulin Rouge.
 
Jun 5th, 2002, 08:40 PM
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ttt!
 
Jun 5th, 2002, 09:38 PM
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THE MOST IMPORTANT MUST-SEE FOR ANY AMERICAN WHO IS IN PARIS ON JULY 4TH IS THE SPECIAL CEREMONY AT 6:30 P.M. AT THE TOMB OF FRANCE'S UNKNOWN SOLDIER UNDER THE ARCH OF TRIUMPH. THE CEREMONY HONORS OUR INDEPENDENCE DAY AND HAS A FRENCH MILITARY BAND PLAYING THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER. MEMBERS OF THE PARIS POST #1 OF THE AMERICAN LEGION MARCH UP THE CHAMPS ELYSEES AND PRESENT FLOWERS AT THE TOMB. IT IS A VERY MOVING CEREMONY AND EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD TRY TO GO THERE --- ESPECIALLY THIS YEAR!!!
 
Jun 6th, 2002, 10:57 AM
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Wathcing Paris 'wake up' from the top of Samaritaine with a cup of coffee

Walking along the boat locks/canals on a sunny Sunday afternoon, playing petanque (bocci) there with friends

A late afternoon picnic on the Pont des Arts, of bread, wine, cheese, and olives

Shopping for the picnic on the Rue Cler (fruits, Alleosse (cheese), Bon Marche and the Derniere Goutte (rare wines)

Enjoying fantastic wines at Jacques Melac, with roosters, pigs, and white doves (seriously)

A market visit and cooking class

Michelin-starred meal on the Don Juan yacht for an evening on the Seine

After dinner drinks at Bilboquet jazz club

Oysters and champagne at the Bars des Huites

Driving around Paris at night just to see the monumnets illuminated


~Wendy~
 
Jun 6th, 2002, 10:57 AM
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Wathcing Paris 'wake up' from the top of Samaritaine with a cup of coffee

Walking along the boat locks/canals on a sunny Sunday afternoon, playing petanque (bocci) there with friends

A late afternoon picnic on the Pont des Arts, of bread, wine, cheese, and olives

Shopping for the picnic on the Rue Cler (fruits, Alleosse (cheese), Bon Marche and the Derniere Goutte (rare wines)

Enjoying fantastic wines at Jacques Melac, with roosters, pigs, and white doves (seriously)

A market visit and cooking class

Michelin-starred meal on the Don Juan yacht for an evening on the Seine

After dinner drinks at Bilboquet jazz club

Oysters and champagne at the Bars des Huites

Driving around Paris at night just to see the monuments illuminated


~Wendy~
 
Jun 6th, 2002, 11:14 AM
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I particularly liked the Rue Cler neighborhood. It has a wonderful market. There are some really great little cafes along the street. You feel like you are in a small town but you are not very far from the Eiffel. All of the other must sees are much like everyone listed. Have fun!
 
Jun 14th, 2002, 09:20 PM
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topper!
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!!!

There must be more top tens out there!?!
 
Jun 15th, 2002, 06:26 AM
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Ste. Chapelle
Eiffel Tower at night
Pere Lachaise Cemetery
Gardens at Rodin Museum
The Louvre
Musee d'Orsay
Deportation Museum
Seine River cruise
Luxembourg Gardens
Walking just about anywhere!
 
Jun 15th, 2002, 06:44 AM
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Dorling Kindersley puts out several Top Ten books. I picked one up at the airport on my way to Paris in March. It's pretty good, even if you've been there several times.

It highlights top tens of every category. (restaurants by area, hotels by area, sights, museums, cafe terraces, shops by area, novels set in Paris, etc etc etc). The inside covers are laminated fold out maps - the Plan de Paris and the Metro. very compact and easy to carry around all day.

they put this out for London, Las Vegas, Venice, Tuscany, among others. good value.
 
Jun 24th, 2002, 05:22 AM
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