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Paris Itinerary

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DAY 1

Metro Sully-Morlac:
View the Ile de la Cite from there..... enter thru Ile st Louis .....Pont St Louis
........Notre Dame - take a round tour ... quai de montebello.... rue de la bucherie (shakespeare and co, the oldest English bookstore)....Place St Michel.......Latin Quarter....walk the length of st germain de pres...
At night, go back to the Latin quarter and dine in a greek restaurant, one with a musical show, they could be dancing the Greek dance where they will be breaking plates

DAY 2

Metro Bastille:
Place de la Bastille....Place des Vosges (Maison Victor Hugo, Place Sully)..
LA MARAIS-the oldest quarter par excellance in Paris (Village of St Paul...enter thru rue Charles V)...Church of St Paul/St louis...St Gervais..Hotel de ville - Tour st Jacques - conciergerie (oldest prison)- pont neuf - bateaux mouche (river boat trip with your loved one)

DAY 3

Metro Louvre-Rivoli:
Louvre Museum (Mona Lisa, etc)...Pyramids....Arc du Carousel....Jardin de Tuileries...Place de la Concorde...Grand Palais/Petit Palais

DAY 4

Metro Madeleine:
Madeleine...Place Vendome (La Colonne, Hotel Ritz)...L'Opera (such grandeur!)....Galery Lafayette (window shop and don't forget to take a picture of the beautiful ceiling)...Printemps (window shop, go up the rooftop to see the rooftops of Paris)...Gare St lazaire (oldest train station)

DAY 5

Metro Charles de Gaulle Etoile:
Arc de Triomphe (go up the top and see 360deg panorama of Paris, the intersecting 12 roads)....Avenue Champs Elys?e...turn to Avenue George V then Avenue Montagne (for high end shops and the luxurious Hotel George V)...back to Champs Elysees....Palais d'Elysee (official residence of the French Pres)...Rue Faubourg St Honore (high end shops)

DAY 6

Metro Trocadero:
Palais de Chaillot (nice view of Eiffel tower)...Eiffel Tower....Champs de Mars.. Ecole Militaire...Hotel des Invalides/Eglise du Dome (tomb of Napoleon)...
Take the Metro to Tour Montparnasse (go up the top to see panorama of paris)

DAY 7

Metro Abbesses (Art Nouveau Metro).:
take funiculaire to Sacre-Coeur church....view of Paris...Place du Tertre (painters, caricatures, charming restaurants and houses....Montmarte cemetery (tomb of Alexandre Dumas, etc....Moulin Rouge
Metro to Port de Clignancourt: ....Marche Aux Puces....rue de Rosiers (for ANTIQUES, flea market)

DAY 8

Metro Assemblee Nationale.:
Assemblee Nationale.....Musee d'Orsay...Institute de France...Pont des Arts...St Chapelle...take the round again to ile de la cite (Notre Dame)

DAY 9

Metro Montorgueil:
Sunday market at Quartier Montorgueil ....rue Montorgueil for village ambience..... rue Montmarte ...Etienne Marchel...rue de torbigo

Metro Censier Daubenton.:
from 7 to 1pm ..rue mouffetard (sunday) start from St M?dard church -
rue Mouffetard (the whole street is a show) - place monge (fresh market)....
..Pantheon...La Sorbonne university...Jardin de Luxembourg...St Sulpice
....Les Halles ....

Day 10 - Versailles - one day
La Defense, the financial district

Other Info on free entrance to museums:
....http://www.parisinfo.com/rub5974.html&id_article=6435.. for free entry to Paris Museum
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Comments

  • thanks !! *okay* mariadams, mga magkano ang dapat na budget sa ginawa mong IT? food, hostel, misc.
  • TravelBugTravelBug PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Wow! Thank you, mariadams! I really need to start saving up for this trip, hehe.
  • doolfreak_bigedoolfreak_bige PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Thank you, thank you thank you!!! :) We really appreciate this!
  • I really like how you included the metro stations for each day to make it easier to locate it on the map.
  • mariadamsmariadams PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    you are all welcome, guys! it's my pleasure!

    here's the estimated expenses:

    Metro tickets
    Better purchase a Carte Orange...unlimited travel for one week...15.70euros
    http://www.gisparis.com/paris/paris_subway.htm#carteorange

    Entrance to museums:
    If you cannot avail of the free entrance to museums, you can buy a Museum Pass. As low as 30euros for 2 days for 60 sites, including Versailles and the Louvre.
    http://www.parismuseumpass.fr/flash/hp_fr.html

    Accommodation:
    normally the cheapest hotel is 60euros per night but there are youth hostels:
    http://www.fuaj.org/eng/hostels/hostels_paris.php

    Food:
    sandwiches ....around 5euros
    for hot meals...Chinese fastfoods for around 5 euros a dish
    for French caf?teria food which is good value for money, I recommend FLUNCH and Casino CAfeteria.
    There are 3 Flunch branches in Paris:

    FLUNCH - 21 RUE DE BEAUBOURG

    FLUNCH (near Montmarte) - 1-3 RUE CAULAINCOURT

    FLUNCH LES HALLES - 5-7 RUE P. LESCOT

    Casino Cafeteria in La Defense

    The other day, my husband and I had lunch at Flunch-Nice. We had fish and chips + choice of vegetables + drinks each .....less than 14 euros (for 2people!). not only that, there was even an orchestra where customers were dancing!

    For dining like in the Latin Quarter, there are lots of restaurants to choose from, around 15-30 euros per person for a 3-course meal! The menu board is always displayed infront of the resto so you can do some canvassing *okay*


    Caf?.....a must-do in Paris so you can indulge in people-watching
    - a coffee or a beer or a coca (coke)... at around 3euros each

    Bateaux Mouches trip by the River Seine......around 7 euros
  • Wow. Nice! But its a shame that it would take forever to take in the Louvre. What more all the museums.
  • ^^

    very nice nick. reminds me of Warsaw under attack by Luftwaffe...
  • mariadamsmariadams PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    Paris in 2 days!

    There are two sightseeing buses to choose from:

    1. Les Cars Rouges -
    2 days for 22euros

    You can hop in and out at any of the 9 stops, at any Les Cars Rouges bus:

    1- Eiffel Tower
    2- Champs de Mars - this is the park between Ecole Militaire (where Napoleon Bonaparte went for his military schooling) and Eiffel Tower
    3- Louvre Museum
    4- Notre Dame church...
    5- Musee d'Orsay...old train station converted into a museum. Visit this museum, if you have the time. Here you will marvel at the paintings of Renoir, Manet, Monet, Degas, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Gaugin.
    6- Opera.. an architectural masterpiece of the neo-baroque style..a tour inside this magnificent building is highly recommended.
    7- Champs Elysees-Etoile....get up close and personal with the majestic Arc du Triomphe, then walk along the most beautiful avenue in the world, the Avenue des Champs-?lys?es
    8- Grand Palais
    9- Trocadero..walk to the Palais de Chaillot and be prepared for the rapturous sight of the Eiffel Tower in the distance.


    2. Open Tour Bus
    http://www.pariscityrama.com/files/d...s/OPENTOUR.pdf

    1-day tour for 29euros or 2-day tour for 32euros. There are 4 routes to take, as many as 50 stops. The advantage of the Open Tour is, you get to see more of Paris in the comfort of your seat, hopping in and out only in places that interest you.


    Additional tips:
    For a village market atmosphere, take a morning walk along rue Monterguiel (Metro: Monterguiel)

    For a free Fashion show, Friday, 3pm at the Salon Opera (7th floor) of the Galeries Lafayette (Metro: Chausee d'Antin - la Fayette)

    If you want to be in a chic and fashionable area:
    - go walk along rue de Seine towards Institute de France. Go back via a parallel street (metro: St German de Pres)...
    - walk around Place Vendome. the Ritz hotel and the most expensive jewellers and boutiques are there (Metro: Concorde)


    Louvre Museum:
    http://www.louvre.fr/llv/activite/de...15&bmLocale=en

    Get a Paris map from your hotel, it's free!
    Find a tourist office where you can get free flyers and brochures. Ask for a free copy of "Paris for you! It's a walking guide for discovering Paris.
  • Just an FYI:
    If you visit the Louvre Museum, take the entrance by the mall. The line there is shorter compared to the entrance through the glass pyramid.

    Unless you're into arts, the place can be boring especially to the kids. To keep it entertaining for my kids, we picked up some pieces that we'd like to see like Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, armless beauty Venus de Milo and the Winged Victory of Samothrace to name a few. Then we picked up a map at the entrance and we located through the map the location of each piece of art. The kids were thrilled when they found them. We spent most of our time at the da Vinci paintings. The Louvre Museum is free on Bastille Day (July 14) and first Sunday of each month.

    Go to the Cathedral of Notre Dame early especially if you want to climb the 387 steps up the north tower. You will not only in close contact with the grotesque, frightening gargoyles but the view up there is magnificent. When we were up there, it was Paris' Bastille Day. We were treated to an air show. When we were down the streets, they had a parade of forces. It was an exciting experienced forr us!

    While in Paris, might as well take a day trip to Versailles. Tour the extravagant 17th century palace and gardens. It's worth it. Make sure you have a good walking shoes.
  • mariadamsmariadams PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    ^^^hi luv2travel

    You're exactly right about the Louvre. It is so huge that you really have to go first to the masterpieces (as the 3 great ladies mentioned above), then work your way down to the others. What will slow you down as well are the frescoes and stunning architecture of the museum itself and before you know it, you will be so knackered walking that you wish skating is allowed. When I visited the Louvre in '99, the ticket used to be valid for 2 days, but now it's only for a day at 9euros.

    Here's a link for those who want to avail of free entrance tickets (free for under 18s and Friday night free for under 26s)

    http://www.louvre.fr/llv/pratique/tarifs.jsp?tarif=1

    You were lucky to have been there on a Bastille Day (July 14). I had the chance to be there, at the Champs-?lys?es, and while it was so exciting to see the parade at close range, i could hardly see most of it because there were so many people towering above me. I will surely take your tip of going to a higher ground. I wonder if the Arc du Triomphe normally opens its door going up to the rooftop terrace, it would be nice to be up there, the very center of the action! And I truly agree with you that the airshow is the most exciting of all! I would readily make a miss of the parade but not the airshow *okay*

    Versailles...the opulent palace and gardens of the French royals, the epitome of luxury and pomp! I strongly recommend taking the tourist train to take you to the vast expanse of the gardens so that you can save your walking energy for exploring the palace.
  • BeerhandBopBeerhandBop PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    where is the shopthat sell mouse traps that was featured in ratatouille?

    Anthony Bourdaiin went to the exact same place din/
  • oh salamat dito!
    sayang di ako pinayagan mag leave of absence this september kaya i have to wait for a year to finish and then start my plams going to PAris. Wala sana magbubura nitong thread na to haha.
    Thanks ms mariadams!
  • mariadamsmariadams PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    where is the shopthat sell mouse traps that was featured in ratatouille?

    Anthony Bourdaiin went to the exact same place din/


    hehehe..i wish i could watch the movie again so i could take note of the name of that shop.
    hey, BeerhandBop! if you can get the name, i promise i will search for it the next time i go to Paris *okay*. Aba! I would be very interested to take a photo of it and post it in Pinay with the caption:

    "the mousetrap shop in the movie, Ratatouille" :bop:
  • mariadamsmariadams PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    cutiefan wrote: »
    oh salamat dito!
    sayang di ako pinayagan mag leave of absence this september kaya i have to wait for a year to finish and then start my plans going to PAris. Wala sana magbubura nitong thread na to haha.
    Thanks ms mariadams!

    Sayang!
    don't worry, wala'ng magbubura niyan! at kung meron man, my website featuring a Paris section shall be ready by then *okay*
  • skuidwardskuidward PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Wow, a paris thread! I've always wanted to visit paris kaso wala pang pera. :D

    I need to brush up on my li'l knowledge of the french vocabulary pag nagkaganun. :)
  • mariadams.
    When we went to the Arc de Triomphe we were able to go to the rooftop. But we were not really impressed especially after going to the top of the Eiffel Tower.

    Surrounding the Arc is a five lane traffic circle. Crossing it is like crossing the race track. Take the underground entrance.
  • visited paris, "La Ville-lumi?re".

    part of the itinerary/"must see" when visiting the "the city of light" should always include its cuisine.*okay*
  • C.I.C.C.IC.I.C.C.I PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Hello there.

    When is the best time to visit Paris, France?

    Thanks.
  • springtime. but late august or september is also very nice.
  • C.I.C.C.IC.I.C.C.I PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    springtime. but late august or september is also very nice.

    Thanks.

    I checked fares /hotel last night for April/May next year and the fares are reasonable.

    I also asked my co-worker who visits France every now and then when is a good time to visit France and he also mentioned August as a good month. April and May are good times as well according to him.
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