What to do in Paris?

Old Apr 23rd, 2007, 03:07 AM
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What to do in Paris?

Sorry for the vague, vague question, but I'm going with 3 friends thurs 31 may-6 june and we have all been to Paris before.
We are girls our 20's and since we've been to see the classics we would like the modern, non-typical-touristy side of paris. Good areas for bars, new galleries, quirky events and other recommendations would be great! Thanks
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Old Apr 23rd, 2007, 04:26 AM
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Hi T,

See Paris Superthread
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34519236

100 Great Things to Do in Paris
http://fodors.com/forums/threadselec...=2&tid=1277898

Degas’s Paris Walks
http://fodors.com/forums/threadselec...2&tid=34712768

Jacquemart-Andre’ Museum http://tinyurl.com/p9pol

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Old Apr 24th, 2007, 07:11 AM
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Bercy is "new/modern"... Musee Quai Branley is new, modern exterior... don't know about galleries or bars.

Peruse the Parisinfo.com website or "spectacles" on FNAC.com for events....
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Old Apr 24th, 2007, 07:40 AM
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What to do in Paris? dear oh dear!!!
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Old Apr 24th, 2007, 10:10 AM
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I agree with Rd.
Only with less patience.

Get a book and read it!!
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Old Apr 24th, 2007, 10:14 AM
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1. Find a newsstand.
2. Purchase a Pariscope.
3. Read it.
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Old Apr 24th, 2007, 10:24 AM
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Very nice of ira. My response would have been flip to say the least.
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Old Apr 24th, 2007, 10:43 AM
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ira has given you loads to digest. I reckon you three are ready for kong.fr
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Old Apr 24th, 2007, 10:45 AM
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Should read www.kong.fr
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Old Apr 26th, 2007, 02:23 AM
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God what a bunch of vultures!!

thanks those who actually suggested something (ira/travel nut) and no thanks to sneering responses lacking any insight!.
I was asking for an insiders view, as I did say we had all been to see the typical stuff before. i meant we want ideas for random adventure type stuff.
Do i have to repeat myself?

robespierre- i think i'll see if paris scope is online, although i dont think i like your tone haha

Rd- I tried to keep the question as general as possible to get the most amount of feedback baby

oh well.....
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Old Apr 26th, 2007, 02:33 AM
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N.b. Guide books and mags are always full of ads laced with reviewed, hidden ads.
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Old Apr 26th, 2007, 03:11 AM
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There is always this thread on atypical things to do in Paris...

http://tinyurl.com/3coq83
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Old Apr 26th, 2007, 04:07 AM
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Sorry Travel buzz I repeat what to do in Paris? oh dear oh dear. I have spent a whole week there and never came close to scratching the surface...err baby!
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Old Apr 26th, 2007, 04:14 AM
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well Rd isn't that why im asking people on the forummmmm........ (im pre-emptively scratching the surface, baby)
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I think you definitely need to at least consider Tod's suggestion rather than wading through that so-called "superthread"

BTW..vultures have this absolutely uncanny knack for detecting roadkill.
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Old Apr 26th, 2007, 04:30 AM
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by the way kwren: EXCELLENT thank you

Dukey- i had a brief look at tods suggestion, although grateful that it was a suggestion and not another wry comment, ehm its bizarre.
and 'roadkill' would be a smart one if it wasnt so ironic.
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Hi travel buzzing,

I don't think any of us are critical of you for trying to plan ahead, but (speaking at least for my reaction) for your lack of desire to do any work yourself. You dismiss any guidebooks and apparently haven't looked at any online sources; you could have found the threads ira posted with a quick text search here.

I occasionally teach college-level English courses, and I find this tendency in a lot of young folks today -- the tendency to want the results without the work. It depresses me.

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Old Apr 26th, 2007, 04:39 AM
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Oops! careful swandav2000 she bites.
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Ah, Rd, better folks than she have tried. I'm still kickin'

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Old Apr 26th, 2007, 04:57 AM
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young folks. and im not doing any work for myself. your generalisation about "youth" depresses me. Imagine if I had left out the part about us being "girls in our 20's".
If everyone did their own research work, this forum would not need to exist. I'm doing a good share of online research thanks, but i thought i might get some personal recommendations for the above.
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