Lives in Texas
Since Jul 2011
I am a world traveler, Europe (Germany, Italy, France, Luxembourg, Denmark, Spain, Belguim, Netherlands, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovak Republic, San Marino) Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, North America, Carribean, Pacific Islands, Mexico, Canada and Central America, Also all 50 States USA
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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.
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.
A nice green park surrounded by very historic buildings housing restaurants and art galleries. In one corner is the historic home of Victor Hugo.
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
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.
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.
The Claude Monet Muriel's are outstanding. Also nice exhibit of other various artists downstairs.
A short walk from Musee d'Orsay and worth seeing. The garden, sculptors are truly a work of art.
The structure itself is worth seeing as it dates back to the 1300's. Inside is a very good collection of historical artifacts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Very large and interesting structure for the period
Beautiful Organ music and concerts, easy to find and get to.
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.
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.
“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.
A beautiful park where the local people to enjoy the sun and relax.
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 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.
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.
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.
“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
“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
This is the trendy big name stores are, and oh what a shopping opportunity
“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.
If you have the time, recommend you enroll for a half day cooking class as we did its and experience you won't forget.
“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.
“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.
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.
“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
“Location Very Good - Food Just Average” Great neighborhood location for people watching and just relaxing. The service was fine and friendly,
“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
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.
Only walked thru this area but the diversity looked very interesting. I would like to go back and visit someday.