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Day trip to Paris, pls suggest

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Day trip to Paris, pls suggest

Hi all,

We will visit europe in Mar 12 & landing at CDG at 08 am in the morning and have to leave paris same day from Paris EST Train station at 0630 pm in evening for Berlin, we have only day time to visit Paris, we will surely visit Eiffel Tower, pls suggest some other must visit places can be seen in same day, I think Louvre is also gud ?

also pls give suggestion that where can we store our luggage as we will not stay overnight ?

this is our first visit to Europe ..

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You really have very little time in Paris. Once you get into the city, it may be 10 o'clock or so. If you're planning on taking the RER train into the city, you can store your bags at Gare du Nord. Here's a good site for train station info:

http://www.seat61.com/

You'll obviously need to decide your top priorities. Are you thinking about going to the top of the Eiffel Tower, or "just" seeing it from its base (which I would suggest, given your limited time). I don't think you'll have much time for the Louvre--again, you can see it from the outside. How about Notre Dame and the surrounding area --Seine, etc? Have you considered taking a bus tour? That could work out well.

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I'd agree; if you are going up the Eiffel Tower just have a wander around the Notre Dame area and see the Iles and the Seine... The Louvre is HUGE and very time consuming, not really worth it if you only have one day.

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If you have only one day in Paris, spend as much time as possible outside. After the Eiffel Tower, go to the Notre Dame area, as recommended above, or go to the Tuileries Gardens and walk to the Louvre to see the courtyard. Have a glass of wine and some cheese at a sidewalk cafe.

Edited: 13 October 2011, 01:47
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The best thing to do with one day in Paris is to walk along The Seine River. Many of the major and most famous sites in Paris are generally right along the river. Start in the east at Ile Saint Louis and then go to Ile de la Cité to see Notre Dame. You might visit Saint Chapelle here depending on the length of the lines. Continue walking along the river on the right bank and on the left bank you'll see some wonderful architecture, including the Hôtel de la Monnaie, Pont des Arts, Ecole Nationale Superieur des Beaux Arts and The Orsay Museum. When you arrive at the Louvre enter the Cour Carrée and walk through the courtyard past the pyramid and into the Tuileries Gardens, emerging at the Place de la Concorde where you'll be staring at The Arc de Triomphe down the Champs Elysées as well some other impressive buildings off to your sides. Continue on the river on the right bank past the beautiful bridge Pont Alexandre III, The Grand Palais and Petit Palais and also Les Invalides, with its impressive gold dome (under which is the tomb of Napoléon). Head towards Les Invalides and take a right on rue Saint-Dominique and this will lead you to the Champ de Mars, the large park in front of The Eiffel Tower. Don't waste time going up the tower and be content to view it from the ground. Use the Paris tourist office website to learn more:

http://en.parisinfo.com/

If you don't stop to eat at a restaurant and don't visit the inside of any museums (except Notre Dame) and just get some takeaway food for a picnic lunch this walk can be done in three to four hours.

If you still have extra time use the métro and head to The Latin Quarter or The Marais district to stroll around. Also, buy yourself a detailed map of Paris and pick up a map of the métro from any métro station.

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5. Re: Day trip to Paris, pls suggest

Thanks a lots, We definetely will not go up at Eiffel, just will have some photos from in front only, as everyone is saying about Notre Dame & gardens so will surely go there, as well suggestion of French_Mystiq are seeing nice to walk around river ..

Thanks all

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thanks Goran, but want to ask 1 question, why they provide Free tour ? everybody want something being paid for their services ..

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