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my Paris

A travel journal to Paris by allain

Comptoir du Saumon Photo, Paris, France More Photos
Quote: Hi, I live in Paris and I want to share my favorite places. Not only the famous touristic spots but the restaurants, the pub I like to visit.

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la Defense Photo, Paris, France
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Follow me to the real Paris, not only the touristic spots. Become a real parisian. You will discover more exiting and cheapest pubs discos and restaurants than you are expected to find in a Lonely Planet book. Paris is more than Eiffel tower and Louvre museum. It is a real way of life. With New York and London it is one of the three most intersting cities in the world ; where cultural financial intelectual and political powers are reunited. Quick Tips: You will need at least 3 days to have a good view of Paris. Start around Opera, then Champs Elysées, have a drink in Tuilerie garden, and Notre Dame. Second day in Louvre museum. Third day shopping and Eiffel tower. I recomend to go to the E...Read More

Bois de Boulogne Camp Site

Hotel | "camping of Bois de Boulogne"

Bois de Boulogne Camp Site Photo, Paris, France
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One of the most unexpected means of accomodation in Paris: camping! The Bois de Boulogne Camp Site is located in western Paris, along the Seine river, in a 17 acres site in the woods, 15 mn away from the Champs Elysees. It is the only camping site in Paris. They operate all year long and also offer a special type of accommodation with 40 mobile-homes & 4 chalets. For budget travellers of course!

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 30, 2001

Bois de Boulogne Camp Site
Along the Seine River
Paris, France 75016
33(0)1 45 24 30 00

Comptoir du Saumon

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Restaurant

Comptoir du Saumon Photo, Paris, France
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This restaurant is specialized in salmon. They provide a wide range of salmon, from irish, scotish, canadian to norwegian's fish. Salmon could be fresh or smoked. The typical dish cost $15.

Once a month they allow you to eat as much salmon you wish for the price of one plate! So check it carefully by phoning them.

As many businesmen eat there, they also provide caviar. It is located near Champs Elysées at Georges V station

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 8, 2000

Comptoir du Saumon
61 rue Pierre Charon
Paris, France
01 45 61 25 14

Asuka

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Restaurant

Asuka Photo, Paris, France
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Located near Beaubourg Pompidou center, this is a japanese restaurant. It is a perfect place for a quick and cheap lunch. Sushi plates are made of 10 fish pieces, provided with a soup and a glass of green tea. Located at Bourse subway station near the stock exchange, many golden boys take a quick lunch before dealing. For $7 you have a full lunch

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 8, 2000

Asuka
10 rue Leopold Bellan
Paris, France
01 40 13 07 00

L'appart

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Restaurant

L'appart Photo, Paris, France
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The particularity of this restaurant is the decoration. "Appart" means flat in French, that means that the place looks like the inner part of a flat, somewhat like a box and similar to a chamber like to a dining room or a library. This is a really nice place close to Champs Elysées (subway "Franklin Roosevelt").

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 9, 2000

L'appart
9-11 Rue du Colisée
Paris, France 75008
01 53 75 16 34

Aux Vignes Pasquier

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Restaurant

Aux Vignes Pasquier Photo, Paris, France
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One of the best wine bar of Paris. You will enjoy traditional French food with an incredible choice of wine. The dish is simple but portions are large (half plate of pork butcher's meat, half plate with 5 kinds of cheeses). The price depends of the wine you select, from $10 for a Cahors or Côte of Provence to $200 for the most famous Bordeaux (like "Cheval Blanc" or "Yquem") or Burgundy ("Romanet Conti"). Champagne and Cognac are also available. Closed on Sunday. It is located at Madeleine subway station.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 9, 2000

Aux Vignes Pasquier
7 rue Pasquier
Paris, France 75008
01 42 65 39 86

La Boutique des vins

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Restaurant

La Boutique des vins Photo, Paris, France
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An other typical french wine bar. It is one of the most smart. Only 20 persons could join together. Open from Monday to Friday from 1 PM to 3 PM and 7 PM to 11 PM. Located in one of the most ancient covered street of Paris, this restaurant still has an old French countryside atmosphere. On evenings it becomes a piano bar. Traditional French cuisine is available, lunch and diner range from $15 to $28.

I remind you that the 9 most famous Bordeaux wines are castle: Cheval Blanc, Ausone, Latour, Lafitte, Mouton Rothschild, Margaux, Yquem, Haut Brion and Petrus.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 26, 2001

La Boutique des vins
33 street
Paris, France
01 42 65 27 27

Nos ancêtres les Gaulois

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Restaurant | "Nos ancetres les Gaulois"

Nos ancêtres les Gaulois Photo, Paris, France
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Simply "Unique"! Thanks to its Gallic atmosphere and its unchanged formula since the opening in 1969, "Nos Ancêtres les Gaulois" is still a major place to have fun in Paris. Unique because there is no branch of it in the world. They are situated in the heart of Paris, on the Saint Louis Island, and easy to get to from both banks of the Seine. On Saturday evening a Celtic bard comes to please your hearts. Atmosphere could be very wild, not the place for a romantic rendez vous. To start, unlimited serving from our "Buffet". Then, a choice of grilled meats from our two open fireplaces. And of course, unlimited serving of Corbières wine from the barrel. All inclusive set price is FRF 205 (U...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 15, 2001

Nos ancêtres les Gaulois
39, rue Saint-Louis-en-l'Ile
Paris, France 75004
+33 1 46 33 66 07

le Bistrot du sommelier

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Restaurant

le Bistrot du sommelier Photo, Paris, France
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As of the first days of opening in April 1984, the Bistrot du Sommelier (Bar of the Wine waiter) conquered the favours of the public. Celebrity in the world of the wine waiters Philippe Faure-Brac - better wine waiter of the world in 1992 - governs the subtle marriage of the food and the wines. With the time restoring at wines and laboratory of savours, this restaurant of the boulevards is often full. Philippe Faure-Brac, this great name of the French gastronomy, accommodates his customers in a cordial atmosphere there, advises them with care the day before with the provisioning of the cellar. It is a place dedicated to the harmony of the wines and traditional food. Keep in mind the names of the 9 mo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 13, 2001

le Bistrot du sommelier
97 boulevard Haussmann
Paris, France
(33) 01 42 65 24 85

Kitty O'Shea

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Restaurant

Kitty O'Shea Photo, Paris, France
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This the most famous Irish pub in Paris. This is the sister inn of the Dublin's one. In the wooden bar and decoration you will feel the Irish spirit and the Irish taste. Of course dark Guinness and amber Kilkenny are available. Pint costs $5, and $10 for a full lunch. Traditional Irish food is served such as Irish stew. A lot of yuppies and bank dealers could be found there, especially in early evening. It is also the headquarter of the Irish rugby team when they visit Paris.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 30, 2001

Kitty O'Shea
10 RUE DES CAPUCINES
Paris, France 75002
01 40 15 08 08

Cathédrale Notre-Dame

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Attraction | "Notre Dame"

Cathédrale Notre-Dame Photo, Paris, France
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Notre Dame is with Mt St Michel the most famous cathedral of France. Located inside the island of "La Cité", Notre Dame is a pure jewel of architecture. Built in the 13rd century, it reflects the gothic style. There are 3 frontgates decorated with many wonderful small statues (most of them are angels). You could climb to the top of the two towers and then have a marvellous view of Paris. The cathedral has not changed from the times of Quasimodo and Esmeralda, the famous characters in Victor hugo's novel.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 14, 2000

Cathédrale Notre-Dame
6, place du Parvis-de-Notre-Dame
Paris, France 75004
+33 (1) 42 34 56 10

Cathedral Basilica of Saint-Denis

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Attraction | "Cathedrale de St Denis"

Cathedral Basilica of Saint-Denis Photo, Paris, France
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5 km from Notre Dame, is another famous cathedral. The cathedral of St Denis was the place where the kings of France were buried. Less magnificent than Notre Dame, St Denis is probably more emotional because of its history. There are about 40 kings, queens and french famous heroes who lay there. Carolus Magnus, Clovis, François 1st or Louis XVI are there. Entrence is free inside the cathedral, but the access to the crypt costs about $ 5.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 14, 2000

Cathedral Basilica of Saint-Denis
2 Rue De Strasbourg Place De L'hôtel-de-ville
Saint-Denis, Paris
+33 1 48 09 83 54

Jardin des Tuileries

Attraction | "Tuilerie garden"

Jardin des Tuileries Photo, Paris, France
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In 1666, André Ours transformed the old small garden of the palate of Tuileries into formal garden, by creating a broad alley which was the outline of the Fields-Elysées. Integrated into the transformations of the Large Louvre, the garden completes its restoration. A hundred statues decorate the garden including 18 statues of Maillol.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 12, 2001

Jardin des Tuileries
Rue De Rivoli
Paris, France 75001

Sainte-Chapelle

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Attraction | "Sainte Chapelle"

Sainte-Chapelle Photo, Paris, France
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The entry is done by the law courts, from where identity check. One can assist in summer has particularly pleasant concerts (Tel.: 01 43 26 02 28) This jewel of 13 2nd century the Gothic architecture is coupled today with the austere walls of the law courts. The Holy Vault was built by Louis Saint into 1248 to accommodate the Crown of spine of Christ and a fragment of her cross (today with Our-Lady). To buy to these relics with his cousin the Emperor of Constantinople and to make their mounting (trunk shining of precious stones, melted during the Revolution), the king of France spent twice and half the cost of the construction of the St Chapelle? Completed into 1348, it burned into 163...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 13, 2001

Sainte-Chapelle
4 boulevard du Palais
Paris, France 75001
+33 (1) 5340 6080

The Cricketers

Attraction

The Cricketers Photo, Paris, France
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This traditional English pub will ravish the real British atmosphere's fans. The blue walls sound different in the classical business district of the 8th "arrondissement" of Paris decoration, real beer and ale from all British Islands including Guinness and Kilkenny. $4 for a pint. Lunches are available, tacos, chicken tandoris or typical English dishes. A big TV screen, you could spot on soccer and rugby matches as well cricket matches of course.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 26, 2001

The Cricketers
41 rue des Mathurins
Paris, France

Roland Garros Stadium (The French Open)

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Attraction | "Rolland Garros, the French Tennis Open Tournament."

Roland Garros Stadium (The French Open) Photo, Paris, France
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The French Tennis Open which is played in late may is one of the finest events of Paris. You can enjoy a glamorous atmosphere, which confers to the tournament this so special taste. Parisians go to Rolland Garros to see and also to be seen. The typical spectator wears dark sunglasses and the so French "Lacoste shirt". The open lasts 2 weeks. There are 17 courts in the stadium. The most famous one is the "Central", where the finals are played and where cameras are. In the front places you could spot celebrities, French actors, international pop stars and a lot of top models also. Really a nice place to be introduced to famous people, especially in the partnership desk. The tickets price range from $15 ...Read More

Roland Garros Stadium (The French Open)
2, Avenue Gordon Bennet (stade Roland Garros)
Paris, France 75016
+33 1 47 43 48 00

Paris Panorama

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Notre Dame Photo, Paris, France
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I just want to share great place for panoramic pictures. I need open places and take several pictures that I stick together. You will enjoy Louvre, Opéra, Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame.