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Old Mar 18th, 2014, 04:33 AM
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What to Do On Your Second (Or Third!) Trip to Paris

I am planning a trip to Paris with my family. I want to know how can we enjoy our vacation in Paris. I heard that there’s still plenty more to see and do in the City of Light, but I am not getting the exact information so that i can plan now only. Any suggestions?p
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Old Mar 18th, 2014, 05:00 AM
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What have you already seen and what interests you? How can anyone give you exact information, and tell you how to enjoy YOUR vacation, if we don't know how to answer the question.

Here's my list:

Val-de-Grace Church
Mosque
St-Etienne-du-Mont
Luxembourg Gardens
Pantheon
St-Denis Basilica
Opera Garnier
Orsay Museum
Pont Alexandre III
St-Germain-des-Pres
St-Sulpice
Orangerie Museum
Notre Dame
Ste-Chapelle
Ile St-Louis
Hotel Dieu
Seine Cruise
Cluny Museum
Rue Montorgueil Market
Rodin Museum
Maillol Museum
Marmatton Museum
Picasso Museum
Jewish Museum
Places des Vosges
Carnavalet Garden
Stravinsky Fountain
St-Merri Church
St-Eustache Church
Jacquemart-Andre Museum
Nissim de Camondo Museum
Arab Institute
Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
St-Julian-le-Pauvre
Art Deco buildings
Eiffel Tower Backstage Tour
Pere Lachaise
Belleville
Montmartre Museum
Pasteur Museum
Museum of Romantic Life
Gustav Moreau Museum
Passages
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Old Mar 18th, 2014, 05:09 AM
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All of the above are spectacular, but don't forget to just pull up a chair in a cafe, have a glass of wine and a baguette and watch the world go by. Oh!! And the shopping!!!!!!
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Old Mar 18th, 2014, 05:12 AM
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This might help

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...o-in-paris.cfm

After almost 20 trips in the last 7 years I can't imagine running out of things to see!
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Old Mar 18th, 2014, 06:02 AM
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Same sentiments as the above posters. I could never run out of things to see and do in Paris, or London for that matter, though it may require some dexterity when you have children with specific interests and schedules in your company. Still, there's lots that will happily occupy them too.

My suggestion is to be more specific in your request. A vague question can only get vague responses in return.
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Old Mar 18th, 2014, 06:16 AM
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Honestly, unless you are totally void of imagination and research skills, you couldn't possibly ever run out of things to do in Paris. And on a second trip???? Unthinkable.

My next will be my 111th, and I actually still have a few ideas.

At any rate, no one has any idea how you and your family can enjoy this trip, as you haven't divulged any information other than some apprehension about visiting a place twice.
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Old Mar 18th, 2014, 09:09 AM
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Get a guidebook. Then let each member of your family pick the 3 things they most want to see or do.
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Old Mar 19th, 2014, 02:08 AM
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If you are planning with a family, think of your kids. Almost all locations are good, there are specific things like Disneyland which kids love to enjoy. It is better to plan a tour based on interests of whole family. None would feel bored in the Paris. For more information about the Paris and its destinations click on following links.

http://www.eveparis.com/blog/what-to...trip-to-paris/

http://www.timeout.com/paris/en/for-tourists

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/france/t...articles/76886
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Old Mar 19th, 2014, 03:05 AM
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I may get the impression that the OP is a teen which may explain her need to just ask for the information rather than digging around for it.
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You know your kids best. If they like to be part of the planning, you could have each one choose a day to be tour guide in some arrondissement.

Or you could make a theme out of the trip. I'm trying to remember which trip it was (the third or the fourth), but one time we had the kids take charge of exploring Paris passages, sort of like a "Where's Waldo" exercise. They had to take charge of getting us to each one by Metro. Then we'd pop into some nearby cafe or museum or store as part of the adventure.

The kids totally got into the hunt. Here's a good pdf of the passages:
http://www.paris.fr/viewmultimediado...ment-id=120848

We didn't have the luxury of such an informational piece, but it's possible it was more fun to take our battered "Access Paris" and "discover" the area around the passages on our own anyway.

When the youngest did her study abroad in Paris, she'd often explore the city in much the same way. One Saturday she'd do nothing but climb all over Montmartre; another Saturday she'd look for street art, another day she'd visit chocolate shops until she couldn't taste anymore.

Wishing you a fun trip,
AZ
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The Canal St. Martin!
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