A November 2004 trip
to Paris by rossiste
Quote: Paris revisited.
Hotel | "Hotel Doree"
I didn't quite get what was going on in this hotel, but our room was the kind where I just didn’t feel comfortable touching anything. Not exactly the best way to get a comfortable night's sleep, huh?
One of my friends even had a candy bar stolen from the room by the cleaning staff.
Member Rating 1 out of 5 on November 30, 2004
66 Boulevard Barbès
Paris, France 75018
1 42 62 31 81
I don’t recommend going too early in the morning. We were the first ones there in the morning one day, and the hot cocoa just wasn't as hot as it should be. I can't turn down chocolate anyway, but I think the staff is a little more on the ball at lunchtime.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 30, 2004
226 rue de Rivoli
Paris, France 75001
01 42 60 82 00
La Table D'Anvers
2 place d’Anvers
Attraction | "Notre Dame de Paris"
To go into the cathedral is free. You are free to walk around or even attend service when it’s going on. It’s also fairly easy to take photos without really getting any dirty looks.
I highly recommend, if you are up for it, the climb up to the bell tower. I have been to the cathedral three times, and this is the first time I have done the climb. This is where you can get the classic gargoyle shots and amazing views of Paris. It costs about 6 euros to climb the tower. Be ready for a somewhat strenuous climb up narrow, winding stairs. When you think it can’t get any narrower, it does.
When you get to the landing with the gargoyles, you can actually continue up again to see the actual bell. It’s huge and was very cool to see. I spent a lot of time taking photos of the gargoyles. It was a lot of fun to get shots with the gargoyle and Paris in the background.
I was carrying a bunch of bags (shopping!), and it was a pain to drag those up and down the stairs. I really wanted a hand to hold onto the railing on the way down. The tight, narrow, winding spaces kind of freak me out a bit, I guess. Be ready for your calves to be a bit wobbly once you are back down on the ground.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 11, 2005
6, place du Parvis-de-Notre-Dame
Paris, France 75004
+33 (1) 42 34 56 10