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A February 2001 trip to Paris by Columbus

Quote: Going to Paris and visiting the Eiffel Tower, Arch de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees, Louvre Museum etc. are part of the visiting points for first-comers. This time I wanted to be out into the different "arrondissements" and visited places which gave me the feeling of the Parisians.

Picking thru Paris

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Overview

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After we checked into our hotel, located in the Latin Quarter, we went to visit the park of Luxemburgh. How many times I passed by park without really strolling by and sitting by the fountain watching the children play with their wooden sailboats. From there the Soborne University is just a few blocks away. How interesting it was for us to walk through the halls of this university where so many famous people have been educated here. Walking down Rue St. Michel and crossing "Le pont Saint-Michel". I enjoyed noticing that this bridge was contructed in 1378 and updated in 1857 has 3 archs and is decorated with the Imperial "N". If we would have had more time to visit the more than 10 bridges crossing th...Read More

Du Levant

Hotel | "Hotel Levant (du)"

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Whenever I visit Paris I try to find a hotel in the Latin Quarters. They are not expensive and people at the desk are always pleasant. I found this hotel through the Internet and was pleased with it. Rooms are extra small but all with private bath. We had a room with air condition, TV, cable etc.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 11, 2001

Du Levant
18 Rue de la Harpe
Paris, France 75005
1 46 34 11 00

Perraudin

Restaurant

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Metro Luxemburg.
Closed Saturday and Sunday and lunch on Monday. For us, it was one of the best buy Bistros in the Latin Quarter. We enjoyed the leg roast leg of lamb with potatoes, for dessert apple tarte. All the other plates in the menu looked very appealing. They have the plate de jour.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 11, 2001

Perraudin
157, Rue St Jacques
Paris, France
01 46 33 15 75

Chartier

Restaurant

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This is a very well known Bistro in the Montmatre area. We found a long line waiting for tables to be seated, but the place is so big that in 10 minutes we were inside. This is a restaurant where we found the food to be very home type cooking and with lots of ambiance. Not only tourists but locals as well.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 11, 2001

Chartier
7, Rue Du Faubourg-Montmartre
Paris, France 75009
01 47 70 86 29

Cafe Flo

Restaurant

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This is a lovely place located on the 6th. floor on the Primptens store--ideal for lunch with a very diverse menu. What we enjoyed the best was the glass dome in blue that gives you an effect of dining outside.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 11, 2001

Cafe Flo
Printemps - 64 Blvd Haussman
Paris, France

La Taverne du Sergent Recruteur

Restaurant | "La Taverne de Sergent Recruteur"

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Metro Pont Marie
This restaurant is open for dinner only and is closed on Sundays. They offered a fix price menu including wine with several plates, wine and dessert included. The food was delicious and the service excellent. We were offered as apperitif pate and a basket full of sausages. I had for duck, which was well prepared, as was the salmon my wife had.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 11, 2001

La Taverne du Sergent Recruteur
41 Rue Saint-louis-en-l'ile
Paris, France

L'Instant Gourmand

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Restaurant

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As we left our visit to Sacred Cour in Montmatre we walked from the base of the Funiculaire to the right toward the Abeeesses Metro Station and found this lovely Salon de The, where we had a delicious lunch of a nicely prepared plate of quiche (salmon, chicken, spinach,etc.) with salad and a delicious cup of hot tea. The food was so excellent and to be found just out of pure chance is what made our lunch so unique. We will return to this place any time.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 11, 2001

L'Instant Gourmand
4, Rue Yvonne Le Tac
Paris, France
01 55 79 05 69

Marty

Restaurant

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Elegant restaurant where we had dinner at the terrace. We found the food to be delicious but the service was very slow although there were not that many customers at the place since it was Sunday evening. The house wine was not expensive and was very good.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 11, 2001

Marty
20 Avenue de Gobelins
Paris, France
01 43 31 39 51

Le Balzar

Restaurant

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This old establishment is very popular because of the delicious food and in particular the soups located in the heart of the Latin Quarters. I will recommended to arrive before 8:00 p.m. when the place gets too crowded. Service is excellent and the waiters go out of their way to help you out with your choice.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 11, 2001

Le Balzar
49 Re des Ecoles
Paris, France
01 43 34 13 67

Le Machon D'Henry

Restaurant

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Metro: Mabillon
We had their famous Green Bean Salad, along with the rabbit (lappin), also they have a delicious lamb. This is the perfect place for a quiet dinner before a night out. For dessert, we recommend the chocolate cake. One order is enough for 2.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 11, 2001

Le Machon D'Henry
8, Rue Guisarde
Paris, France

Paris Walking Tours (French, English)

Attraction | "Paris Walking Tours"

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We took three walking tours and enjoyed all of them for the vast information that we obtained about the areas that we visited. We went with the The French Revolution Tour, The Village of Montmatre Tour and the Saint Germain-des-Pres and there were so many diffeterent aspects of Paris we did not know. If you have a chance, take the Marais Tours we took that tour in the past and was great.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 11, 2001

Paris Walking Tours (French, English)
12 passage Meunier
Paris, France 93200
+33 1 48 09 21 40

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On the first sunday of each month any of the big museums, Louvre, Orsay, Rodin etc. will not charge an entrance fee.

If you happen to be in Paris at this time, get there early to avoid long lines (although they go fast) and you will save a few Francs.

Chocolatiers

Story/Tip

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If you are as addicted to chocolate as I am there are quite a few places to visit in Paris. Here you have a few addresses: La Maison du Chocolate. 225 Rue F.-St. Honore.Metro Termes 52 Rue Francois- 1 er., Metro F. D. Roosevelt 8 Boulevard de la Madeleine Metro Madeleine.