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A January 2006 trip to Paris by chaseshishorse

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Quote: How to find the strongest beer, the weirdest bar, the best steak frittes, the coolest park, and the most unexpected buildings in Paris

Hotel les Argonautes

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Staying in the Latin Quarter isn’t for everyone. If you require peace and quiet in order to sleep, specifically, it’s not for you. But if you like energy, restaurants, bars, people, and being in the middle of things, it should be right up your alley.Hotel les Argonautes is an older hotel right in the thick of the Latin Quarter, a block off the Seine, so close to Notre Dame you can hear the bells. If you’re coming from Charles de Gaulle, hop on the RER Blue line and take it straight to St. Michel-Notre Dame station, less than 2 blocks from the hotel. The RER is MUCH cheaper than a cab (which is €30 to €50). A return trip on the RER is more difficult, since you’re starting in the middle of the l...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 15, 2006

Hotel les Argonautes
12 rue de la Huchette
Paris, France
+33 1 43 54 09 82

Basilica du Sacre Coeur

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Attraction | "Sacrè Coeur"

Basilica du Sacre Coeur Photo, Paris, France
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Sacrè Coeur is in the Montmartre district of Paris, famous for the Moulin Rouge, among other things. It's accessible from the Abbesses station on the 12 line, just after the Pigalle station—follow the signs (a warning: you might be tempted to take the stairs up from the station instead of waiting for the elevator. You might not even notice the elevator is there. Unless you hike up mountains a lot, THIS IS A MISTAKE. It is a whole lot of steps, several stories worth. Wait for the elevator. Seriously!).The neighborhood is a good bit out of the central area, namely Ile de la Cite, but it's worth the trek, and is easy to get to by Metro.The Basilica is up on top of the hill. You can ei...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 14, 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

Sainte-Chapelle

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Attraction | "St. Chapelle"

Sainte-Chapelle Photo, Paris, France
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Want to find God? This is the place to do it. With a cozily dark lower chapel and a breathtaking upper chapel, St. Chapelle is the place to go to become a believer in the power of the church, or at least in the power of churches.First off, it's not all that easy to find. If you're expecting it to be out in the open and obvious from wherever you look like Notre Dame, you're out of luck. It's tucked away in the Palais de Justice on Ile de la Cite (Metro stop is Cite). Find Boulevard du Palais (turns into Blvd. St. Michel when it crosses over the river). On this street is the Palais de Justice. St. Chapelle is inside the Palais; there is a door on Blvd de Palais (on the right if you're facing Pla...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 19, 2006

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