Paris Journals

An American in Paris

A March 2005 trip to Paris by alex_nyc

Eiffel Tower Photo, Paris, France More Photos
Quote: A tour of all the (touristy) sites in Paris.

Eiffel Tower

Attraction | "The Eiffel Tower"

Eiffel Tower Photo, Paris, France
Quote:
The views from the top are absolutely breathtaking. I never could have imagined how beautiful this city is! If you're in Paris for the first time, I strongly recommend starting at the Tour Eiffel and then ending with the view from Le Sacre Coeur.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 8, 2006

Eiffel Tower
Champ De Mars
Paris 75007

Musée du Louvre

Attraction | "Louvre"

Musée du Louvre Photo, Paris, France
Quote:
This is a massive museum—you need at least a day to take it all in. It seems like everyone makes a beeline for the Mona Lisa and then wanders around (lost). Of course, for fans of "The Da Vinci Code," it is exciting to retrace the steps of the book's opening murder scene and then to final location of the grail at the end of the book. Hmmm. The book didn't say anything about a Virgin Megastore adjacent to the grail.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 8, 2006

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

Basilica du Sacre Coeur

Attraction | "Sacre Coeur - Montmartre"

Basilica du Sacre Coeur Photo, Paris, France
Quote:
Le Sacre Coeur is yet another beautiful cathedral in Paris. To get there from the metro, you have to ascend quite a few stairs. If that is not for you, lookout for the mini-shuttle that will spare you the workout (something I didn't learn until after the fact). But once up there, you are treated with a great view of Paris—absolutely worth the pain! It is a great place to go to wrap-up a day of sightseeing.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 11, 2006

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

Cathédrale Notre-Dame

Attraction | "Cathedral of Notre Dame"

Cathédrale Notre-Dame Photo, Paris, France
Quote:
The sculptures on the exterior are amazing in the detail, as they have stained glass in the interior. I have never before seen anything it—this is a must-see if you are in Paris.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 11, 2006

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