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Blisters in Paris

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A September 2002 trip to Paris by romaunt

Pain depis Photo, Paris, France More Photos
Quote: I had envisioned rude French turning their noses up at stupid American tourist but was delighted to find that I was very wrong. The trip was great.....the food was superb, the art was amazing, the people very friendly, and the city was just like every romantic movie had protrayed it.

Blisters in Paris

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Overview

French Cafe Photo, Paris, France
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My most laughs were from the Mona Lisa who sat very seriously while thousands of people took her photo, filmed her on their home video cameras, and packed the room. Ah the Louvre, a place that as an artist you learn so much about yet I was stifled by the people and the crowds. How can one appreciate art when there are so many people's heads blocking your view? Art was a main reason for the flight across the sea but the Louvre was not the pinnacle point in Paris. The Pompidou was refreshing and unique with many open space rooms, less crowds, loads of scupltures, and plenty of odd modern art. Another diamond in the rough for art was the Orsay museum with rooms and rooms of great art all on the...Read More

Muguet

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Hotel | "Hotel Muguet"

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Mom and I spent some time on the internet searching for the perfect place. We had a list of needs: 7th district, central location, air conditioning, private bathroom, and at least a two-star. We found the Hotel Muguet and reserved through the internet. From the airport we hopped into a shuttle van that had a little trouble finding the place but dropped us right at the front door. Rue Chevert is a small street that many would miss which means that there was little noise and much privacy. We had read that Rue Cler was a good place for food and great for the morning market...and to our delight we discovered that this was only two blocks away from our hotel. Every morning, we would wake up and have cof...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 4, 2002

Muguet
11, rue Chevert
Paris, France 75007
01 47 05 05 93

Pain d'epis

Restaurant

Pain d'epis Photo, Paris, France
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Now.....this is not a restaurant but a place to pick up some mouth watering, yummy in your tummy bread. My mom and I are bread lovers and I would have to say one reason that we walked so much was so that we could stop at the bread stores along the way. We discovered this little store in our search for a morning meal. This is not a place that you go for a whole meal but it a a perfect place to pick up a couple of buns or a loaf. Then head around the corner to the cheese shop, then maybe the meat store, and don't forget your fruit to top off the perfect picnic. Pack it inside your backpack and when everyone else is buying those tasteless sandwiches from the stands, you will have a picnic fit for a king....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 4, 2002

Pain d'epis
63 Avenue Bosquet
Paris, France
01 45 51 75 01

Montmartre

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Attraction

Montmartre Photo, Paris, France
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As my mom and I sat inside the Pompidou museum we gazed out the window upon the grand city before us. We pointed out sights, laughed at the graffited cats, and avoided the raindrops outside. We both pointed to this grand white building on the hill and said, "What is that?" From behind us a local French woman answered our query and told us that it was the sacred church known as Sacre-Coeur and a must see for every visitor to Paris. So the following evening, we hitched a ride on the subway and arrived in Montmartre. Escaping from the dark, bleak underground subway we were greeted by a troupe of performers in the middle of a play for the general public. For a small amount of time, we enjoyed the merry...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 4, 2002

Montmartre

Paris, France

Centre Pompidou

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Attraction | "Pompidou"

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From the outside you can tell the musuem is different from many Parisan buildings. In fact we had to circle the buidling before we could go inside just to see. Seeing all the resources available, made me want to study art history in Paris. I would say that you should take one floor at a time. Start at the 4th floor to see all the modern works and contemporary current artists. The pieces that made me laugh were the sardine can bed, the room filled with used clothing, and the room with ear phones and plastic balls to sit on. Some of the work is a little disturbing and I wouldn't bring small children. Then after all those great pieces you climb up to the 5th level for the famous artists like Pi...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 4, 2002

Centre Pompidou
Place Georges Pompidou
Paris 75004
+33 (1) 44 78 12 33