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Que Vive la France!

A September 2005 trip to Paris by sylvia13

Musée du Louvre Photo, Paris, France More Photos
Quote: At the request of our two children, we went to France to visit the Mona Lisa in the Louvre Museum and Disneyland Paris.

Que Vive la France!

Overview

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With my son Christopher's request in mind, in August 2005 we went to Paris to visit the Louvre Museum and Disneyland Paris. The kids had already been in the Magic Kingdom before, but I think they were too small then, and Goofy only made my son cry! This time they were older and more interested in visiting museums and going on scary rides, like Space Mountain!

I found there is no real Disneyland Paris website, but the most useful information I found was in Wikipedia, especially the part about transportation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disneyland_Resort_Paris

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Hotel Sorel

Hotel

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We took the Metro to Paris and got off in the Marcel Sembat station, which was the one recommended by the Sorel Hotel we had booked on the Internet, http://www.france-hotel-guide.com/h92100sorel.htm. We had to do a lot of walking, but people were helpful when we asked directions. When we thought we still had a way to go, we were surprised to find we were standing almost right outside it! It turned out to be a nice little two-star hotel, with only 20 rooms, but very cosy and familiar! I noticed the owner of the hotel liked to embroider and I could see some of her work in the lobby and bedrooms. Nice touch, I thought! I also met another woman, her name was Claudia and she was from Mauritius. The hotel w...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 22, 2006

Hotel Sorel
20, rue Georges Sorel, Boulogne
Paris, France 92100
+33 (1) 46 04 91 58

Eiffel Tower

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Attraction

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Afterwards we went to the Eiffel Tower and the city fascinated both kids! They prefer to go to big cities for holidays, rather than to islands all the time, they commented! There is a very good Internet site: www.tour-eiffel.fr/ in French, but they also have versions in other languages. This site has 500 pages of information, 1,000 illustrations, 360° and 3-D virtual visits, as well as videos of the millennium sparkling lights and fireworks display. They realised things were more expensive in Paris when we had to pay €7.50 for a Sprite and from then on ordered water in restaurants and bought mineral water in the Metro, as it was cheaper! Everybody woke up early the next day to go to Disney...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 22, 2006

Eiffel Tower
Champ De Mars
Paris 75007

Musée du Louvre

Attraction | "Louvre Museum"

Musée du Louvre Photo, Paris, France
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We went to the Louvre and I was surprised by the number of armed guards around! A sign of the times, I guess. I was impressed about the entrance, so much light despite it being underground! We got to see Mona Lisa finally, but I thought it was a pity it had to be protected by glass. We also saw some sculptures, and the Venus de Milo. The place is huge, but we only got to see a small part. Afterwards we had a snack and Chris was just as impressed with his chocolate muffin! This is what SearchEngineWatch.com had to say June 21, 2005: "The Louvre's New Masterpiece. The Louvre's web site has long been a treasure trove for art lovers, but the site's recent relaunch has moved the museum'...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 22, 2006

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

Cité des sciences et de l'industrie

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Attraction | "Science Museum "

Cité des sciences et de l'industrie Photo,
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La Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie is one of the world's largest science museums and it is a masterwork of modern architecture. The museum now occupies what used to be the Paris slaughterhouse building. It is situated on an impressive green area in northeastern Paris and constitutes an area of culture and leisure, which offers a variety of exhibitions and shows. There are many parks around and also playgrounds for children.The web addresses are: http://www.paris.org/Musees/Cite/ http://www.cite-sciences.fr/english/indexFLASH.htmBoth sites in EnglishIt took a while to get there but the next morning we went to the Science Museum. It was modern, efficient,...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 22, 2006

Cité des sciences et de l'industrie
30, avenue Corentin-Cariou
Paris, France 75019
+33 (1) 40 05 80 00

Seine Boat Tours / Dinner Cruise

Attraction | "Seine boat tour"

Seine Boat Tours / Dinner Cruise Photo, Paris, France
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After lunch we went for a boat tour, which was most relaxing and informative, as one could listen to explanations in different languages! We had ice-creams after the ride, the kids opting for machine dispensed ones instead of paying €4 per cone!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 22, 2006

Seine Boat Tours / Dinner Cruise
Seine River
Paris, France