Paris Journals

Paris is a moveable feast

A September 2005 trip to Paris by mryltis

Quote: I went to Paris to escape from troubles at work, to find happiness being alone. Instead I found the kindness and friendship of a stranger. And I discovered Hemingway was right about the city of lights, "...it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast."

Marriott's Village d'lle-de-France

Hotel | "Marriott Vacation Club"

Quote:
Best Things Nearby:Disneyland Paris, La Vallee shopping centerBest Things About the Resort: Resort Experience:Beautifully built, each condo is actually a little house. The staff is great and the facilities are the best. The entire resort looks like a little village. You get your own house, but with room service! There is an outdoor and an indoor swimming pool, a golf course in your backyard, a mini marketplace with fresh baguette and croissants, a staff fluent in English, and free shuttle service to the Métro station. Plus, there's a humongous mall at the next Métro station. Unit Type: 2 Bedr...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 3, 2005

Marriott's Village d'lle-de-France
Allee de L'Orme-Rond
Bailly-Romainvilliers 77700
33-1-60429000

Musee d'Orsay

Attraction | "Musee d'Orsay"

Quote:
This is my favorite museum. It was a train station and is well lit and just the right size, and the art collection is tasteful. Get a museum pass so you don't need to stand in line.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 4, 2005

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

Eiffel Tower

Attraction

Quote:
You must go at night, when the lights are all on. And once an hour, there are twinkling lights all over the tower. It's a great sight, and you must go to the top. But don't wait to get off at the very end when they're closed, because there is a huge crowd waiting to go down on the one elevator.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 4, 2005

Eiffel Tower
Champ De Mars
Paris 75007

Cathédrale Notre-Dame

Attraction | "Mass at the Notre Dame Cathedral"

Quote:
This is an impressive place that is certainly beautiful and awe-inspiring. Being Catholic, I decided to attend Sunday Mass. I was disappointed by all the tourists walking in and out and the Mass being such a commercial spectacle that even the least critical of the Catholic Church would be disgusted. I did not feel like it is such a holy place at all.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on October 4, 2005

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

Basilica du Sacre Coeur

Attraction | "Sacre-Coeur - Montmartre"

Quote:
This church, on the other hand, moved me deeply. Sacre-Coeur is inspirational. And if you really sit still, you will feel something special. This is a former Agnostic speaking. Plus, the harp player in front of the church really helped the atmosphere.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 4, 2005

Basilica du Sacre Coeur
35, Rue Du Chevalier-de-la-barre Rue De La Bonne
Paris, France 75018
+33 (1) 53 41 89 00