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Sightseeing in Paris

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Sightseeing in Paris

We are coming to Paris mid June and have booked a tour Saturday evening with dinner at the Eiffel Tower, then a trip down the Seine and then to Moulin Rouge. We are there from the Friday afternoon through to Monday morning. What would be the best sights to see during that time.

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1. Re: Sightseeing in Paris

most likely, you are going to get responses suggesting you get yourself a good guidebook of paris and do some research to help you decide what activities/attractions you want to see and do based on your interests. also, depending where you are staying and other factors such as do you have children, are you travelling as a couple etc.,.

you'll need to give more info for people to give suggestions and also maybe do a bit of research first. good luck with your planning and have a wonderful trip to paris!

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2. Re: Sightseeing in Paris

Thanks for that info. I am really new at this (obviously!). No we don't have children travelling with us, we are staying at the Hotel Waldorf Madeline which I believe is near the Eiffel Tower. Would like to see Versailles, but dont know how far away that is. Are we able to get to the Arc de Triumph, Louvre etc from where we are staying (public transport?).

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3. Re: Sightseeing in Paris

visit this site: http://en.parisinfo.com

And truly -- find a guidebook, as guidebooks remain one of the best ways to decide what you want to do, along with all the maps and opening hours.

It doesn't even have to be new -- anything published in the last 5-7 years will have current enough information to work with, and then you can fine-tune the details on the web.

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4. Re: Sightseeing in Paris

It is *really* imperative that you read the aforementioned guidebook. Your hotel is nowhere near the Eiffel Tower...except to say that it IS in the same city, I suppose.

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5. Re: Sightseeing in Paris

You can use the below link for route planning using public transport. Per the hotels website, the nearest Metro stations is Madeleine, Saint-Augustin and the nearest RER station is Auber.

ratp.fr/itineraires/en/ratp/recherche-avancee

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6. Re: Sightseeing in Paris

Anything within the city limits is fairly close to the Eiffel Tower in terms of straight-line distance, since Paris is only a few miles across (for the city proper—the 'burbs go on and on). However, it's so densely populated that covering a few miles can take an hour or two or three on foot. From the Madeleine to the Eiffel Tower, figure around an hour, depending on how fast you walk.

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7. Re: Sightseeing in Paris

with such a short stay, I would not do a trip out of Paris to Versailles for one of those days --

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8. Re: Sightseeing in Paris

Bonjour;

check to see if your local library offers ebooks. if they do get a library card and start downloading anything with Paris in the title.

my research always involves looking at Google Maps/street view - they have a walking rather than driving option under finding Directions.

then Wikipedia to find out about an attraction

and on the top left side of this TA page there is "more to do"

and this is the english version of the metro/bus system

www.ratp.fr/plan-interactif/carteidf.php…

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