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Live Like A Local

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If you have just a couple of days in the world’s most beautiful city by all means see the Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, The Arc Du Triomphe and Sacra Coeur……however, if you have a few more days here are some little known sites and restaurants that locals would recommend. Musee’s The L’Orangerie for Monet’s Lilly Pads; The Rodin for the sculptures; Clemenceau for the history and a tour of this famous statesman’s home; the Victor Hugo Home and Musee; the Nissan de Camondo for the beautiful home and sad story of a prominent Jewish family who did not survive WW11; the Marimotte to see the best collection of Monet’s outside of Giverny, the Hotel du Cluny, the Delacroix and the Beau Arts where you could enjoy a lovely lunch at the Palais de Jardin or see the Musee Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins where many of the world’s most famous tapestries were created. You probably won’t have time to see them all so pick one of two. Mostly, it takes only an hour or so to see these small jewels! Markets Paris is full of daily markets; among the best is the Bastille Marketon Sunday or Thursday, Place des Terns, or Mouffetard on a Sunday morning. Nip into any grocery and pick up at daily market guide for one close to you. They are all wonderful places to browse. Markets open early and close early afternoon. Cathedrals There are many beautiful Cathedrals in Paris. Not to miss is Condergerie Ste. Chapelle, St. Marie Madeleine, St. Sulpice for the beautiful Delacroix’s in the side chapels, St. Gervals which is a hidden jewel of a church, St. Etienne du Mont near the Pantheon with the shrine of St. Genevieve and if you should be so lucky to be sitting on the steps at midnight perhaps Ernest Hemmingway will cruise by and offer you a ride back in time! And just for fun attend a service at the Holy Trinity American Cathedral on the right bank on a boulevard lined with gorgeous Embassies. Fun extras Be sure and attend an evening concert at Notre Dame. They are free, there are almost no tourist and the organ music and setting will transport you to another time. Watch for concert flyers as there are concerts nightly all over Paris. Also, if you are in Paris on the 3rd Thursday (check your guidebook and arrive an hour early) you might attend the Procession of the Crown of Thorns which Parisians believe was the crown Jesus wore on the cross. If you happen to be in Paris on the longest day of the year walk along the river and have a listen to a different band on each block, pack a picnic, but expect to walk home as busses, taxis and the Metro will be impossible. July 14th is another great evening to be in Paris. Go to the Eiffel Tower Parc around 10PM and wait for the fireworks show which begins around 11:45 and is spectacular. Again, expect to walk home as the public transportation is overwhelmed and beyond crowded! If you have a day and love to cook attend one of the half day or full day classes at the Cordon Bleu. An experience that will certainly wow you and your friends! Just out for a stroll; of course, walk along the Seine east of Norte Dame and do stop for a glass of wine to watch the river traffic. The Promenade Plantee or Ave. Rapp are well worth an hour or so. It sounds a bit macabre, but a stroll through Pere Lachaise Cimetiere is where you’ll find many famous gravesites. Gardens The Tuileries are beautiful, but the Parc de Monceau is where you’ll see Parisian families out enjoying a beautiful day, the Parc Buttes-Chaumont or the Place de Vosges are great Parisian Parcs. The Luxembourg has beautiful flowers, fountains and a dog park for your pet. Pets are welcome almost everywhere in Paris and the French make great accommodations for them. Not to miss is the Jardin Des Plantes (Botanical Gardens), too. Shopping Of course, you must shop. The Galleria Lafayette is beautiful, but crammed with tourists so we advise strolling along Rue St. Germaine or Rue du Faub St. Honoree, Ave. Hoche or Blvd. Haussmann. If you just need a corkscrew or household items stop into a BVH store. There is one just on the corner from the Hotel De Ville. Day trips Skip the lines at Versailles and catch a short train ride to Palace Fontainebleau, the home of Napoleon with one of the finest private art collections in the world or Chateau Chantilly with the magnificent Musee du Cheval and horseshow or catch a train to Chartes to see the medieval Catholic cathedral of the Latin Church. A UNESCO Site visited by pilgrims who come to walk the labyrinth and see the tunic believed to have been worn by the Virgin Mary. The windows are some of the best preserved and most beautiful in Europe. Restaurants There are a million places to eat in Paris, we avoid the tourist traps such as the Latin Quarter especially the places with hawkers on the sidewalk enticing you inside. The food and service are largely disappointing. Here are some of our favorites: L’Ardoise near the Louvre (reservations are a must and must be made weeks in advance). Up in the 16th a family owned Bistro with authentic food is Sud Quest Monceau will give you the closest meal to being a Parisian. In the 13th where we live is Variations which is our 1st choice for special occasions. Also in the 13th is PO 13 an excellent Vietnamese and La Manufacturing or the delicious L’Argrume. . In Place Des Vosges on the right bank try Carette Paris for delicious hot chocolate and L’Ambroisie, the fine dining restaurant at the O’Orsay Musee is excellent as is the Palais du Jardin at the Beau Arts. Along the Seine at Guai de la Gare and Blvd. Vincent Auriol is Chez Lili et Marcel with the most traditional of outdoor dining meals; steak and frites, plus excellent people watching. Up near Sacra Coeur is the Creperie Broceliande with some of the best crepes in Paris. Do try the crepes at the open air markets and try the walk up Fallafell windows around the city. It’s a good idea to call for reservations at most every restaurant especially in the summer. Enjoy, too, the sidewalk café’s especially along Rue St. Germaine.

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  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nature Lover
  • Like a Local

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36 Places

13th Arrondissement

Neighbourhoods

Seine River

Bodies of Water

Place des Vosges

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Musee Nissim de Camondo

Speciality Museums

Musee National Eugene Delacroix

Speciality Museums

Musee d'Orsay

Art Museums

Musee de l'Orangerie

Speciality Museums

Musee Rodin

Speciality Museums

Musee de Cluny - Musee National du Moyen Age

Art Museums

American Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

Sacred & Religious Sites

Eglise Saint-Etienne-du-Mont de Paris

Churches & Cathedrals, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Eglise Saint-Sulpice

Sacred & Religious Sites

Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Churches & Cathedrals, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Paroisse Saint-Eustache

Churches & Cathedrals

Eglise Saint-Severin

Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites

Saint-Sulpice

Sacred & Religious Sites, Neighbourhoods

Luxembourg Gardens

Gardens, Parks

Coulee Verte Rene-Dumont

Gardens

Parc Monceau

Parks

Jardin des Plantes

Gardens, Zoos

Opera district

Neighbourhoods

Quai d'Orsay

Points of Interest & Landmarks

29 Ave. Rapp

Architectural Buildings

Saint Germain des Pres Quarter

Neighbourhoods, Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites

Boulevard St. Germain

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Rue Saint Honore

Historic Walking Areas

Le Marais

Neighbourhoods

Le Cordon Bleu Paris

Lessons & Workshops, Cooking Classes

Jewish quarter

Neighbourhoods

Place de la Bastille

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Neighbourhoods, Historic Sites

Canal Saint-Martin

Bodies of Water, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Neighbourhoods

Pho 13

Restaurants

Canon des Gobelins

Restaurants

Pere-Lachaise Cemetery (Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise)

Cemeteries, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Rue des Francs Bourgeois

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Goutte d'Or

Neighbourhoods

CDM49's City Tips

  • Buy Tickets in Advance and by pass the lines, Also when possible make restaurant reservation.
  • Helpful hints for transportation or Illness Don’t hesitate to take public transportation, just mind your wallet. Buy Metro tickets in quantities of 10 or 20 to save euros. Get the Paris Metro App for your phone, it’s a must for getting around. If you get sick first go to a local pharmacy as they are very helpful and will try hard to give you just the right medication. If they can’t help go directly to the American Hospital. The doctors speak perfect English, the cost of services is surprisingly inexpensive and there is virtually no wait even in the ER.
  • 13th Arrondissement
    Neighbourhoods
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    CDM49 Says:

    Live like a local away from the tourists in a neighborhood area. Place d'Italie is the center. Reasonable hotels/apartment and wonderful local restaurants. Open market during the week. Easy public transportation, only 12 minute walk to the seine.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Enjoy the locale culture and diversity of the area.
    • Favorite Restaurant is L’Argrume just off Ave Saint Marcel
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #300 of 2,262 things to do in Paris
    • Not a bad place to stay 06/11/2018
    • Butte Aux Cailles & Olympiads 03/09/2018
    • 13th Arrondissement
    Other:
  • Seine River
    Bodies of Water
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    CDM49 Says:

    What can I say, nice in the day romantic at night. Walk along the left bank from Boulevard Saint Michel to Rue de Tolbiac. Stroll along the bank listen to the music and watch the dancers. Stop at one of the little tent bars get a glass of wine or beer and watch the boats/people.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Walk on a nice day, do not take a boat as you see more walking and the boat rides are short.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 2,262 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • What is not to love? 11/12/2018
    • The SEINE RIVER CRUISE WITH DINNER 11/12/2018
    • Seine River
  • Place des Vosges
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    CDM49 Says:

    A nice green park surrounded by very historic buildings housing restaurants and art galleries. In one corner is the historic home of Victor Hugo.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Enjoy the park, Victor Hugo's home then try the lunch/dinner at Carette plus delicious hot chocolate.
    From the community
    Ranked #33 of 2,262 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Garden for your Thoughts! 11/12/2018
    • Peaceful haven 02/12/2018
    • Place des Vosges
    Address:
    Place des Vosges
    4th Arrondissement
    75004 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 48 87 94 07
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    00:00 - 23:59
    Other:
  • Musee Nissim de Camondo
    Speciality Museums
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    CDM49 Says:

    A small Musee in the old family home with beautiful art work. See how the family lived during that period. Learn the sad story of the family history. Worth the time and effort

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Usually no long line as this is a small musee away from the main tourist areas.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 2,262 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wonderful multi-focus museum 09/12/2018
    • Interesting visit to the past 09/12/2018
    • Musee Nissim de Camondo
    Address:
    63 rue de Monceau
    75008 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 53 89 06 50
    Hours:
    Wed - Sun
    10:00 - 17:30
    Other:
  • Musee National Eugene Delacroix
    Speciality Museums
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    CDM49 Says:

    Eugene Delacroix was an artist and his paintings are on display around Paris and the world. This was his home and studio. See how he lived and worked, visit the garden and the studio. Many paintings also on display.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #260 of 2,262 things to do in Paris
    • Small Museum, Mildly Interesting 01/12/2018
    • Disappointing 25/10/2018
    • Musee National Eugene Delacroix
    Address:
    6 rue de Furstemberg
    6 Rue de Furstemberg
    75006 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 44 41 86 50
    Price range:
    US$9 - US$9
    Hours:
    Wed - Mon
    09:30 - 17:30
    Other:
  • Musee d'Orsay
    Art Museums
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    CDM49 Says:

    For me the best art Musee in Paris and a very good restaurant dinning room. A converted old train station with several floors of famous Art.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Buy your ticket in advance and don't go on the day the Louvre is closed.
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 2,262 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Always a delight 11/12/2018
    • Mother was out of town 11/12/2018
    • Musee d'Orsay
    Address:
    1 Rue De La Legion d'Honneur
    75007 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 40 49 48 14
    Hours:
    Tue - Wed
    09:30 - 18:00
    Thu
    09:30 - 21:45
    Fri - Sun
    09:30 - 18:00
    Other:
  • Musee de l'Orangerie
    Speciality Museums
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    CDM49 Says:

    The Claude Monet Muriel's are outstanding. Also nice exhibit of other various artists downstairs.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Buy ticket in advance
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 2,262 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Always good to take a fresh look at the water lilies 11/12/2018
    • Excellent presentation, too many people 11/12/2018
    • Musee de l'Orangerie
    Address:
    Jardin des Tuileries - Cote Seine
    75001 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 44 77 80 07
    Hours:
    Wed - Mon
    09:00 - 18:00
    Other:
  • Musee Rodin
    Speciality Museums
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    CDM49 Says:

    A short walk from Musee d'Orsay and worth seeing. The garden, sculptors are truly a work of art.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Go on a nice day so you can walk to it and walk the garden/grounds.
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 2,262 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • I have to admit to being biased, Rodin is one of my very favourite artist/sculptors 11/12/2018
    • Do not miss this gem 11/12/2018
    • Musee Rodin
    Address:
    79 rue de Varenne
    75007 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 44 18 61 10
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    10:00 - 17:45
    Other:
  • Musee de Cluny - Musee National du Moyen Age
    Art Museums
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    CDM49 Says:

    The structure itself is worth seeing as it dates back to the 1300's. Inside is a very good collection of historical artifacts.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #65 of 2,262 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Unicorn Tapestry 11/12/2018
    • Missed the Lady and the Unicorn! 08/12/2018
    • Musee de Cluny - Musee National du Moyen Age
    Address:
    6 Place Paul Painleve
    75005 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 53 73 78 00
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$5
    Hours:
    Wed - Mon
    09:15 - 17:45
    Other:
  • American Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
    Sacred & Religious Sites
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    CDM49 Says:

    Norte Dame is of course the most popular Church in Paris, but there are many other church's with history, art and much less crowded. And this is one of them. We went to the 11:00 Sunday Service as we wanted to see the full service with music. There was a fair number of people attending. The choir and organ music was very good and since the service was fully in English we were able to follow and join in. Part of the church is currently being renovated, but the main chapel was open for the service and to fully view. It is a small church compared to Notre Dame, but a nice size and worth seeing even without attending service. We felt very welcomed and at home while there.

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #501 of 2,262 things to do in Paris
    • Oasis of calm 13/07/2018
    • Nasty security 02/01/2018
    • American Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
    Address:
    23 avenue George V
    75008 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 53 23 84 00
    Hours:
    Sun
    09:00 - 13:00
    Mon - Fri
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
  • Eglise Saint-Etienne-du-Mont de Paris
    Churches & Cathedrals, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    CDM49 Says:

    I was very disappointed as I sat on the steps outside no car came to take me back in time like in the movie Midnight in Paris. Joking Due to limited hours for the church to be open we made several trips to visit on our last try we found it open and went inside. The remains of patron saint of Paris Ste Genevieve are inside. The inside is typical of most Paris Cathedrals but still worth the time to go through. Also the Pantheon is nearby so you can also tour it.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Limited opening hours so check them before you go.
    From the community
    Ranked #32 of 2,262 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Treasure 19/11/2018
    • Lovely Gothic Church 06/11/2018
    • Eglise Saint-Etienne-du-Mont de Paris
    Address:
    6 Place Sainte Genevieve
    75005 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 43 54 11 79
    Hours:
    Sun
    08:45 - 12:15
    14:00 - 19:45
    Tue - Fri
    08:45 - 19:45
    Sat
    02:00 - 19:45
    Other:
  • Eglise Saint-Sulpice
    Sacred & Religious Sites
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    CDM49 Says:

    We visited the church like a lot of other people because of Dan Browns book "The De Vinci Code" to see the Rosé Line. We also wanted to hear the organ so we went to the 10:30 service which is followed by an Organ concert. You can also go up stairs to watch the organist play which was very interesting and well worth the climb. You also get a nice view looking down into the the church. The organ is the largest and oldest in France, the music was terrific. Eglise Saint-Sulpice is second in size in Paris, only Norte Dame is larger. The church is quite beautiful and not on most tourist tour routes so the crowds are much smaller. There is also a Eugene Delacroix mural.

    Good for
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Also go when they have the organ concert in the afternoon or evening
    From the community
    Ranked #106 of 2,262 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing Architecture & Pipe Organ 15/11/2018
    • great atmosphere 06/11/2018
    • Eglise Saint-Sulpice
    Address:
    2 rue Garanciere
    6e
    75006 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 46 33 21 78
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:30 - 19:30
    Other:
  • Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
    Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Churches & Cathedrals, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    CDM49 Says:

    Located in the Montmartre district you can climb the stairs or take the Funicular to the top. The Basilica is quite beautiful both in and outside. Bring your camera as pictures are a must. Spend some time siting on the steps and watch the sunset over the city. Inside the Basilica walk around then sit for a while and feel the spirit.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Go late afternoon and watch the sunset over the city
    • Watch out for pick pockets and hustlers they are all over, I caught one pickpocket
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 2,262 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Just amazing!! 11/12/2018
    • Beautiful 11/12/2018
    • Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
    Address:
    35 Rue du Chevalier-De-La-Barre
    75018 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 53 41 89 00
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:30 - 20:00
    Other:
  • Paroisse Saint-Eustache
    Churches & Cathedrals
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    CDM49 Says:

    Very large and interesting structure for the period

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #46 of 2,262 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A very pleasant time spent at the Saint-Eustache church 30/11/2018
    • A pleasant, off the beaten path attraction at Les Halles 11/10/2018
    • Paroisse Saint-Eustache
    Address:
    2 rue du Jour
    75001 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 42 36 31 05
    Other:
  • Eglise Saint-Severin
    Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites
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    CDM49 Says:

    Beautiful Organ music and concerts, easy to find and get to.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Look for the schedule of organ concerts.
    From the community
    Ranked #80 of 2,262 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Another beautiful church to add to your list of stops 09/11/2018
    • Great church 19/10/2018
    • Eglise Saint-Severin
    Address:
    Rue des Pretres-St-Severin
    Quartier Latin
    Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 42 34 93 50
    Hours:
    Sun
    09:00 - 20:30
    Mon - Sat
    11:00 - 19:30
    Other:
  • Saint-Sulpice
    Sacred & Religious Sites, Neighbourhoods
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    CDM49 Says:

    Place Saint -Sulpice is a nice square in front of Eglise Saint-Sulpice with a fountain and small but nice shopping area on the streets near by.

    Good for
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    From the community
    Ranked #69 of 2,262 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A Must See - Architecture, Frescoes, Statues, History 18/11/2018
    • Heavenly Sunday music 06/11/2018
    • Saint-Sulpice
    Address:
    2 rue Palatine
    75006 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 42 34 59 94
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:30 - 19:30
    Other:
  • Luxembourg Gardens
    Gardens, Parks
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    CDM49 Says:

    Beautiful do not miss this garden, Take your time walk through the grounds, stop rest and relax enjoy the beauty of the gardens. You can even walk your dog around the outside grounds it you so desire as we did. Great for people watching and laying in the grass.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 2,262 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Sit under the trees, or in the sun ... 11/12/2018
    • Here We Sat, Early November....Who Would Guess.... 11/12/2018
    • Luxembourg Gardens
    Address:
    Rue de Vaugirard, Boulevard St. Michel, Rue Auguste-Comte and Rue Guynemer
    I iooll
    75006 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 42 34 20 00
    Other:
  • Coulee Verte Rene-Dumont
    Gardens
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    CDM49 Says:

    “Cool And Refreshing 2.9 Mile Stroll” Like I said cool and very refreshing stroll, like being in the country. We started at the Bastille entrance on the Viaduct of de arts which was an old elevated train track which ran to about Park Reilly. The viaduct part was about three to four floors high lined with bushes, trees, and flowers with shops below. Plenty of benches to stop and rest if needed. At the park there is a pretty flower garden and at this point which is about half way you can get off. We continued the walk which is now at street level, but still very nice. You also get to walk through a couple of nice clean tunnels. There are no places to eat or buy drinks, but you can get off and go down to the street in several places. There are a few toilets along the walk.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #42 of 2,262 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Unique Green Space 15/11/2018
    • Peace and Calm in the Heart of Paris. 06/11/2018
    • Coulee Verte Rene-Dumont
    Address:
    Avenue Daumesnil
    Gare de Lyon - Bercy
    75012 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 43 55 31 99
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:00 - 20:30
    Other:
  • Parc Monceau
    Parks
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    CDM49 Says:

    A beautiful park where the local people to enjoy the sun and relax.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Go on a sunny day
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #51 of 2,262 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Elegant and lovely park in Paris! 20/10/2018
    • Great place for kids, relax and people watch. 15/10/2018
    • Parc Monceau
    Address:
    35 boulevard de Courcelles
    75008 Paris
    France
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:00 - 22:00
    Other:
  • Jardin des Plantes
    Gardens, Zoos
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    CDM49 Says:

    Beautiful when in full bloom. We were walking from Place d'Italie down the Boulevard de l'Hôpital in the 13th arrondissement to the pont d'Austerlitz, by the gare d'Austerlitz so our small dog could walk along the Seine River. To our pleasant surprise we passed the Jardin des Plantes. We just had to go in and take a slow stroll through the garden and it was a very pleasant couple hours. There is no fee to the garden but there is a fee to some of the buildings as the grounds also include the Muséum: the Grande Galerie de l'Évolution, the Mineralogy Museum, the Paleontology Museum and the Entomology Museum. In addition to the gardens there is also a small zoo.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Its mostly outside so go on a nice day.
    From the community
    Ranked #99 of 2,262 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Huge gingko trees! 25/11/2018
    • Loved the waterfall! 16/11/2018
    • Jardin des Plantes
    Address:
    57 rue Cuvier
    75005 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 40 79 30 00
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:30 - 20:00
    Other:
  • Opera district
    Neighbourhoods
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    CDM49 Says:

    “Good Shopping Area” Good area for walking an shopping but be very careful of pickpockets and hustlers. I had one try the gold ring scam on me (didn't work). The Opera building is something to see as well as the many shops. Be sure to stop by or even go in an at least browse the Galleria Lafayette.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #81 of 2,262 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Busy district 10/11/2018
    • Busy area 06/10/2018
    • Opera district
    Address:
    Between the Louvre and boulevards Haussmann, Montmartre, Poissonniere and Bonne-Nouvelle
    Paris
    France
  • Quai d'Orsay
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    CDM49 Says:

    A Nice Pleasant Walk Along The With Much To See & Do” While walking along the Quai d'Orsay which is on the south side of the Seine River (or the left bank), between Blvd Saint Germain and Av Rapp, you will find wonderful things to see and do, also wonderful for pictures. You of course have the Musee D'Orsay, American Church in Paris (with its Tiffany windows, Musee d' Armee, Palais Bourbon, and the Esplanade des Invalides. Avenue Rapp is famous for the old homes and Saint Germain for dining/shopping. If you continue the walk past Av Rapp you will be on Quai d' Branly past the Musee Branly then pass the Eiffel Tower. To visit all of these you will need more then two days. Highly recommend visiting the American Church of Paris on Sunday the service is beautiful.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #130 of 2,262 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lovely walk on banks of the Seine but watch out for scammers 11/11/2018
    • Nice walk along the riverside 10/11/2018
    • Quai d'Orsay
  • 29 Ave. Rapp
    Architectural Buildings
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    CDM49 Says:

    Beautiful Homes On Av Rapp” This is just one of the beautiful homes we saw on Avenue Rapp. We had the time to walk throughout Paris as we were there for three months. Walk up the street which is just a few blocks from the Eiffel Tower, stop for a drink watch the people and admire the façades. This will be very enjoyable after the tourist crowds. s a nice stroll along a beautiful street with great architecture.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • History Buff
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Stroll along the street late morning or early afternoon.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #338 of 2,262 things to do in Paris
    • Art Nouveau at its BEST! 17/09/2018
    • Stunning Entrance 25/08/2018
    • 29 Ave. Rapp
    Address:
    29 avenue Rapp
    75007 Paris
    France
  • Saint Germain des Pres Quarter
    Neighbourhoods, Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites
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    CDM49 Says:

    “Great Shopping, Restaurants, and People Watching” Is located around the abbey of Saint-Germaine-des-Pres. In this area you will find people from all over the world. Locals outfitted in the latest fashions going to work or just taking a stroll. Walk along the streets of Boulevard St-Germaine, Rue de Seine, Rued Rennes or Rue Bonaparte. Window shop, stop in a Boulanger for a Coffee Latte and pastry, later eat in one of the outstanding restaurants in the area. Visit the many museums and gardens. We will be back to enjoy this wonderful area again and again. This is a place to see and to be seen

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    From the community
    Ranked #25 of 2,262 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The extra places 09/12/2018
    • One of Paris's best kept secrets! Charming, cozy, welcoming unique boutique hotel in prime location!!! 27/11/2018
    • Saint Germain des Pres Quarter
    Address:
    Place St-Germain-des-Pres
    75006 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 45 61 11 46
    Hours:
    Mon
    00:00 - 23:59
    Other:
  • Boulevard St. Germain
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    CDM49 Says:

    “Walk The Boulevard” Located just a short distance from our apartment we had to walk along this famous street of Paris, enjoying the shops, tourist, and locals. Stopped at a small cafe for coffee then later glass of wine, just relaxing and watched the traffic/people. Go back in the evening and sample one of the very good restaurants. Then stroll down to the Seine for a moonlight walk and romance. This is much better than the Champs Elysees

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    From the community
    Ranked #101 of 2,262 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • As gorgeous as ever 11/12/2018
    • Great Boulevard 06/11/2018
    • Boulevard St. Germain
  • Rue Saint Honore
    Historic Walking Areas
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    CDM49 Says:

    This is the trendy big name stores are, and oh what a shopping opportunity

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Trendsetter
    From the community
    Ranked #167 of 2,262 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Longchamp 03/10/2018
    • Home of High fashion in Paris 02/10/2018
    • Rue Saint Honore
    Address:
    Rue Saint-Honore
    75001 Paris
    France
  • Le Marais
    Neighbourhoods
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    CDM49 Says:

    “Great Walking Area With Much to Do” Many things to do in this area seven days a week. Visit the Jewish quarter, watch the street performers, shop in the many small stores, stop and get a snack. Relax in the park at Place de Voges watch the young lovers, visit the home of Victor Hugo. If you have the time this area is worth more then one visit.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 2,262 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good neighbourhood to stay in while in Paris. 11/12/2018
    • Great discovery. nice inside point of view 07/12/2018
    • Le Marais
    Phone:
    +33 9 52 89 24 05
  • Le Cordon Bleu Paris
    Lessons & Workshops, Cooking Classes
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    CDM49 Says:

    If you have the time, recommend you enroll for a half day cooking class as we did its and experience you won't forget.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Enroll online in advance to reserve your space in the class
    • Take the Metro then a very short walk to the school.
    • Dress casual for the kitchen and class.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #23 of 172 Classes & Workshops in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • EXCELLENCE IN ALL YOU DO! 07/12/2018
    • Incredible experience 05/12/2018
    • Le Cordon Bleu Paris
    Address:
    13 quai Andre Citroen
    75015 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 85 65 15 00
    Price range:
    US$45 - US$45
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    08:00 - 21:00
    Other:
  • Jewish quarter
    Neighbourhoods
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    CDM49 Says:

    “Kosher Food and Very Interesting” Our friends had rented an apartment on rue Pavee in the Marais Area or Jewish Quarter so we visited several times during our three month stay in Paris. The Kosher food (Falafel Pita) was excellent and several good bakeries. Even though this is the Jewish Quarter there is also good diversity of many cultures.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    From the community
    Ranked #282 of 2,262 things to do in Paris
    • Great Jewish Area 14/11/2018
    • Cozy old place 30/10/2018
    • Jewish quarter
    Address:
    71 rue du Temple
    Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme
    75003 Paris
    France
    Hours:
    Tue - Fri
    11:00 - 18:00
    Sat - Sun
    10:00 - 18:00
  • Place de la Bastille
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Neighbourhoods, Historic Sites
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    CDM49 Says:

    “The History Of The Area Was Enough For Us” Just to stand on the Place and recall history of the French Revolution and the storming of the Bastille was satisfaction. Of course the Bastille is long gone and all that is left is the monument. In addition the Place Bastille is a busy circle with many restaurants, shops, Sunday market, and a canal with interesting house boats. The new opera house is also here so we just walked around the area looking at the buildings, people then had a good lunch at one of the sidewalk cafes.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Trendsetter
    From the community
    Ranked #291 of 2,262 things to do in Paris
    • History of the monument far more interesting than the square/monument 01/11/2018
    • Good statue and ambience 25/10/2018
    • Place de la Bastille
    Phone:
    +33 2 62 86 46 21
    Other:
  • Canal Saint-Martin
    Bodies of Water, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Neighbourhoods
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    CDM49 Says:

    Trendy local canal with small boats traveling along. Sit along the canal and watch the boats then stroll the area and find one of the local cafes. Sit outside and watch the people.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Just stroll area the area
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #202 of 2,262 things to do in Paris
    • Overrated but great 26/11/2018
    • Picturesque, great spot for a walk or river cruise 17/11/2018
    • Canal Saint-Martin
    Phone:
    +33 1 42 39 15 00
    Other:
  • Pho 13
    Restaurants (Asian, Vietnamese)
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    CDM49 Says:

    “Better Then Pho 14 And No Long Queue” 4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 By far the best Vietnamese food we have had in the area and very cheap. Good menus with many choices to choose from. Service was good and we enjoyed sitting outside. Even though there was no long queue the restaurant was full and we had to wait for a table to be cleaned. Very good PHO

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    From the community
    Ranked #3,802 of 15,374 restaurants in Paris
    • My "Pho 13" Restaurant experience 09/12/2018
    • Very tasty and cheap 23/11/2018
    • Pho 13
    Address:
    66 Avenue d Ivry
    75013 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 9 80 38 38 38
    Price range:
    US$9 - US$17
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 - 23:00
    Other:
  • Canon des Gobelins
    Restaurants (French, Bar, European)
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    CDM49 Says:

    “Location Very Good - Food Just Average” Great neighborhood location for people watching and just relaxing. The service was fine and friendly,

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    From the community
    Ranked #8,039 of 15,374 restaurants in Paris
    • The French have a word for it: Degeuelasse. Disgusting. 11/11/2018
    • Average 19/10/2018
    • Canon des Gobelins
    Address:
    25 avenue des Gobelins
    75013 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 43 36 58 34
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:00 - 01:00
  • Pere-Lachaise Cemetery (Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise)
    Cemeteries, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    CDM49 Says:

    “What Gran·deur” Walk around see the largest cemetery in Paris and visit the many famous burial plots such as Oscar Wilde, Sara Bernhart and many others. Best to have a map to help find your way. My spouse was highly impressed

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    From the community
    Ranked #60 of 2,262 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Hauntingly beautiful 11/12/2018
    • Morbid but cool 08/12/2018
    • Pere-Lachaise Cemetery (Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise)
    Address:
    16 rue du Repos
    75020 Paris
    France
    Phone:
    +33 1 55 25 82 10
    Other:
  • Rue des Francs Bourgeois
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    CDM49 Says:

    One of the shopping streets in Le Marais just off Place de Vosges. So when in the Marais district this is a must shopping area.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    From the community
    Ranked #224 of 2,262 things to do in Paris
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Sundays 22/07/2018
    • Everone buys Uniqlo 21/09/2017
    • Rue des Francs Bourgeois
    Address:
    Rue des Francs-Bourgeois
    75003 Paris
    France
  • Goutte d'Or
    Neighbourhoods
    See more photos
    CDM49 Says:

    Only walked thru this area but the diversity looked very interesting. I would like to go back and visit someday.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    From the community
    Ranked #961 of 2,262 things to do in Paris
    • Unusual and Picturesque Neighborhood 31/08/2017
    • Paris as an Immigrant City 29/03/2017
    • Goutte d'Or
    Address:
    18th arrondissement
    Paris
    France
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