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Wonderful Paris

A May 2002 trip to Paris by Re

Quote: My last trip was the sixth one to the city I love the most. Three years ago I decided I had to go back once a year, and so far I've managed to do it. Every time I discover new wonderful things to do.

Wonderful Paris

Overview

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I think I'll skip the most obvious attractions, since I'm sure there is plenty already written about them. I'll try to concentrate on small museums, wonderful gardens, etc. One of my favourite things to do in Paris is just to stroll along the streets, getting lost and discovering wonderful hidden squares, parks and stores. The French word for that is "flaner", and I believe I'm an authentic "flaneure".Quick Tips: Best Way To Get Around: The best way to get around in Paris is definetly walking. I belive Paris is a 360º city. By that I mean wherever you look, you will find a beautiful spot. If you are tired or covering a long distance you better try the subway with its ...Read More

Man Ray

Restaurant

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This is an awesome place. Great decor, very trendy restaurant, oriental food (japanese, thai ...). On Friday nights the tables are set aside after midnight and dancing starts.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 15, 2002

Man Ray
34, rue Marbeuf
Paris, France 75008
+33 1 56 88 36 36

Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais

Attraction | "Grand Palais"

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MUSEUMS: Besides the Louvre, the Pompidou and the Musée d'Orsay, which you must visit, there are lots of great museums which are less known but worth visiting.

The Grand Palais hosts temporary exhibitions. To check what's going on you just have to buy the "Pariscope" at any newsstand and check out the Grand Palais at the Museum section. It also has an internet site www.pariscope.fr

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 15, 2002

Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais
3, avenue du Général-Eisenhower
Paris, France 75008
+33 1 44 13 17 30

Musee Rodin

Attraction | "Rodin Museum"

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It has a wonderful garden with many sculputes and a good café. It's a great place to relax. The museum itself has a large collection of Rodin's sculptures donated by himself and so of Camille Claudel's work. In my opinion it's a must see activity.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 15, 2002

Musee Rodin
77, Rue De Varenne
Paris 75007
+33 (1) 44 18 61 10

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This is a small art museum which hosts a private collection at a once private home (more of a mansion). It is the same principle as the Frick Collection in New York, for those who know it.

The house is gorgeous and there is a nice restaurant where you can enjoy an afternoon tea.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 15, 2002

Musée Jacquemart-André
158, boulevard Haussmann
Paris, France 75008
+33 1 45 62 11 59

Musée Carnavalet

Attraction

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This is the museum of the history of Paris. Very interesting collection set in one of Marais' most beautiful "hôtels". Don't miss the courtyard. You see it form the museum and the entrance is hidden, but it's worth finding it out. Great pictures are taken there.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 15, 2002

Musée Carnavalet
23, rue de Sévigné
Paris, France 75003
+33 1 44 59 58 58

Parc Monceau

Attraction

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This is my favorite park in Paris. It is very beuatiful and surrounded by gorgeous apartments (actually it's my dream place to live in Paris). On SUndays the parc is full of families with kids playing around.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 15, 2002

Parc Monceau
Monceau
Paris, France

Brand Name Retailers

Attraction | "THE streets to find brand names"

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Whether you are one of those few priviledged ones to can afford it or whether you are like myself (great taste and little money), some streets you cannot miss. Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and nearby Place Vendome. Avenue Montaigne and nearby Rue François I. Boulevard Saint Germain and surrounding streets (Rue de Seine, Rue de Rennes...)

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 15, 2002

Brand Name Retailers
6th and 8th Arrondissements
Paris, France

Atelier du Savon

Attraction

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This is a great store that resembles Lush. Different soaps, fizzling balls, etc. Try the chocolate bar. It's not cheap but it's certainly worth every cent.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 15, 2002

Atelier du Savon
Marais
Paris, France

Paris Opera (The Palais Garnier, Opéra Garni)

Attraction | "Opera de Paris"

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I always check on the internet the performances at the two opera houses. Opera Garnier and Opera Bastille. Besides Opera, they also host ballet and concerts.

www.opera-de-paris.fr

You can also buy your tickets online. I've done it many times and it works out pretty well.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 15, 2002

Paris Opera (The Palais Garnier, Opéra Garni)
8, Rue Scribe
Paris, France 75009
33 1 40 01 17 89