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Paris in a day

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Paris in a day

Hi all,

An outrageous suggestion I know, but I am hoping to know the best things to focus on for one fantastic day in Paris.

We have one morning (until about 1pm) and then the whole next day and want to see as much as we can without being exhausted. Even just a good route for a nice day long walk around the main sights would be amazing.

Any suggestions greatly appreciated!


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2. Re: Paris in a day

Do you mean "until one pm" or after 1 pm on arrival day?

As for routing a great walk, I think that's a wonderful idea--where are you staying? And what day of the week?

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You need to call the event "frustration day" if you only have one day. Why is the trip so short?

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4. Re: Paris in a day

..get on a tour bus -HOHO or other if you just have a day and want to see the usual Paris highlights.

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Hi all,

Thanks for your interest!

It is so short because we have come from Spain and are heading to Belgium but one of our friends is flying into Paris so we are here to meet him.

He arrives tomorrow (Sat) at 2pm so we have until then free to explore. Then the whole following day. Then we leave early the next morning!

A walking or metro route would be excellent! We are staying right near Parmentier metro stop.

Thanks :)

Edited: 06 September 2013, 19:01
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I strongly suggest a boat-cruise as a way to see many sights, albeit just as a flyby teaser. One idea would then be to walk around the Latin quarter and the Marais, taking in Notre Dame and the two small islands that lie between these two neighbourhoods.

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Actually, on your first half day, I suggest stroll of both islands and visit to Cathedral Notre Dame ( free, lines move very fast); then continue toward Left Bank- Latin Quarter and Luxembourg Gardens ( you could have lunch picnic there ).

On your second full day take HOHO bus and see some landmarks of Paris. Toward the evening get to Trocadero square, where you will get the most beautiful view of Eiffel Tower and photo opportunities. Then walk across the river and at the foot of the tower, take Seine river cruise. It's magical when ET sparkles and city lights shine in the river.

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<<Even just a good route for a nice day long walk around the main sights would be amazing.>>

I think that would be much more amazing than sitting on the HOHO bus, or even a cruise.

You are staying near Pere Lachaise cemetary, so maybe that's something to explore. Also, on a Saturday night, you could find a cute little restaurant near the Canal to celebrate your friend's arrival.

On Sunday morning, walk through the Marais, have lunch somehwere, then proceed to Notre Dame, walk through the Ile de la Cite and cross the Seine back to the Right Bank - walk to The Louvre (I wouldn't suggest going inside, but walk through the courtyards - the building arcitecthure is amazing!), then through the TUileries Gardens towards the Eiffel Tower. Spend some time there - then head to the Arc de Triomphe or to the Latin Quarter.

Enjoy your brief trip! Paris is very walkable, pedestrian-friendly, and beautiful - so I hope you take advantage of that, and walk as much as you can!

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