Paris Journals

Celebrating the New Year in Paris

A December 1999 trip to Paris by AndrewL

Eifel tower at midnight Photo, Paris, France More Photos
Quote: This journal is from my trip to Paris primary to celebrate the new Millennium.

Celebrating the New Year in Paris

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Overview

Garden at Versailles  Photo, Paris, France
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For New Year’s 99-00 we decided to take a truly memorable trip to Paris. We were actually able to find fairly good deal on flight and hotel. The primary focus of the trip was to experience the New Year in Paris, but we also we wanted see all the main sights in Paris. The New Years Eve experience did not disappoint. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience. We were right next to the Eiffel Tower when the clock struck midnight and seeing the fireworks shoot off of it. After midnight the party carried on in the street with thousands and thousands of people all night long. We also made sure saw all of the major sights in and around Paris. The one I would most highly recommend ar...Read More

Acacias Saint Germain

Hotel | "Accacias St German"

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The hotel was alright but nothing special. The room was on the small side but was clean and comfortable. The hotel was a fairly good value. The location was convenient in that it was close to the metro stop. However, the immediate area right around the hotel did not offer anything special.

The hotel staff was friendly but they also didn’t go out of the way either.

There wasn’t anything particularly bad about the hotel, but there wasn’t anything thing that stood out either.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 1, 2001

Acacias Saint Germain
BIS RUE DE RENNES 151
Paris, France
01-45 48 97 38

Altitude 95

Restaurant

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Set on the Eiffel tower at 95 Meter mark is the restaurant. We had to take the opportunity to dine on the Eiffel Tower. Though the food wasn’t anything memorable, the experience of eating on the Eiffel Tower was. We had a great view from our window side seat in the restaurant. The atmosphere in the restaurant was very good and the service was very attentive. The food probably had the least amount of appeal to me than most of the other places we ate at in Paris. Though reservations were required we were able to get a reservation only a few hours before dinner with out a problem. I understand the Poseidon restaurant at the top of the tower is much nicer and has better foo...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 1, 2001

Altitude 95
Champ de Mars Eiffel Tower
Paris, France 75007
33 (0)1 45 55 20 04

Iolanda

Restaurant

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We discovered this Italian restaurant by accident and ended up eating there three times. This really wasn’t design; we just happened to be in the area when we were hungry at three different times. The location for the restaurant was very convenient. It was located a few block west of the Eiffel Tower right next to the Metro stop closest to the tower. The food there was excellent. I tried the past, pizza, and fish all on different occasions and it was great every time. The minestrone soup was a great warm up after spending all day in the cold. The tiramisu was an excellent treat after dinner one time, but too rich to have frequently. The service was speedy and very friendly. Most ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 1, 2001

Iolanda
105 Quau Barly
Paris, France
01 45 75 0953

George V. Barfly

Restaurant

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The Barfly restaurant in Los Angeles is one of our favorite spots, so we had to stop by and try the Barfly is Paris. The food was the same quality as we were used to though the menu had more of an European flavor as would be expected. Though many of the dishes made use of a mix of different of different regions. The whole dining experience was great from the food, to the atmosphere, to the service. I would recommend making a stop here. The place definitely keeps the L.A. feel though. It is a place where people go to be seen. So if you go dress sharp and have a little bit of attitude. But at the same time the staff didn’t act snobby at all, they were very friendly and we had a gre...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 1, 2001

George V. Barfly
Avenue George V 22-24
Paris, France
01 53 67 84 60

Sandwich Stands & Boulangeries

Restaurant | "Any Sandwich Stand or Boulangerie"

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I would have to say may favorite dining experience in Paris was not some fancy French restaurant, but one of the many small bakeries and stands lining almost every street in Paris. There were to experiences that are must for every visitor. 1. Have fresh crepes made from one of the crepe stands or bakeries. You can have them, plain, with chocolate, bananas, or some other specialty of the place. There is nothing like have a fresh crepe. I would say the whole experience can be quite addicting. 2. The other must try is having fresh bread or pastry. I would recommend either having a chocolate croissant or having a grilled ham and cheese sandwich on fresh bread. Either one of th...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 1, 2001

Sandwich Stands & Boulangeries
Place Maubert
Paris, France