Paris Journals

Paris and the French Riviera June 2001

A June 2001 trip to Paris by Larryb

Quote: We tried to get a timeshare week in Paris, but when we were able to exchange for a week in the French Riviera, we combined our week with four nights in a hotel in Paris.
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This was the smallest room I have ever stayed in, but the hotel was clean and had the three best features of Paris--ocation, location, and location. The room was in the attic and was so tiny we were never able to unpack and put our clothes away. Lived out of a suitcase for four nights but we were in the heart of Paris and walked to almost all of the museums and sights in this fantastic city. Paris is wonderful with its outdoor cafes, museums, and romantic ambiance. Every day we were there we realized that four nights was not enough to completely enjoy everything that Paris had to offer. We loved evrything and when it was time to leave we experinced another fantastic experience in the marvelous ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 18, 2004

Duminy Vendome
RUE DU MONT THABOR 3
Paris, France
01-4260 3280

Musée du Louvre

Attraction | "Louvre"

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This is one of the premier museums in the world and you will need an entire day to view and appreciate all of the paintings and sculptures, including the Mona Lisa (highly overrated) and the Venus de Milo. We thoroughly enjoyed all of the artists who made the faces and scenes come to life.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 18, 2004

Musée du Louvre
99, rue de Rivoli
Paris, France 75001
+33 (1) 40 20 51 51

Musee d'Orsay

Attraction | "Musée D’Orsay"

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Here, we found more impressionist art and we actually preferred this museum over the Louvre. Van Gogh, Gauguin, Monet, and Matisse were all displayed in this fantastic museum that requires a full day to explore and enjoy. Make sure you buy tickets in advance since lines in June were over two hours long.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 18, 2004

Musee d'Orsay
62, Rue De Lille
Paris, France 75343
+33 (1) 4049-4994

Palace of Versailles (Chateau de Versailles)

Attraction | "Palace of Versailles"

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Wonderful palace with gardens, huge rooms, and artwork. Very little furniture since most of the furniture was taken during the French Revolution, but architecture for the period is magnificant. Take a guided tour to get background information on the various royal families that used the palace as a retreat from the heart of Paris.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 18, 2004

Palace of Versailles (Chateau de Versailles)
20 Km Sw Of Paris
Versailles, France
01 30 83 78 00