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Visiting Paris: The Guide

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A June 2006 trip to Paris by D.Barcia

Musée du Louvre Photo, Paris, France More Photos
Quote: Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I spent 3 days in Paris; in my opinion not even a month would be enough time to explore all of Paris' secrets.

Visiting Paris: The Guide

Overview

Eiffel Tower Photo, Paris, France
Quote:
The best thing to me about Paris is how everything looks like it was painted in a canvas. Everything about Paris looks perfect! I am going to tell you three must see places in Paris. The first is the Eiffel Tower. If you go to see the Eiffel Tower, right below the Tower there is a park that goes by the name of Parc du Champ de Mars. I recommend you go here because it is the perfect picture spot. Many people only visit the Tower during the day, which is a very big mistake. The Eiffel Tower is just as beautiful at night as it is during the day. When I visited Paris, at around 4pm, we went to a little restaurant right around the corner from the Tower and waited until dusk to see the Eiffel Tower illum...Read More

Musée du Louvre

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Attraction | "Louvre Museum"

Musée du Louvre Photo, Paris, France
Quote:
The Louvre Museum, the largest of its kind is a must see when visiting the city of Paris. This museum has everything you could ever expect; it will surpass your expectations. The Louvre is home to over 35,000 works of art, which are displayed in about 60,000 square meters. As you can imagine it is impossible to view every work of art and truly capture the meaning of it all in a day. I recommend that you take a look at the floor plans for the museum on their homepage before visiting, so that you can target what sections of the museum you want to see. In my opinion, you should probably try to get to the museum as soon as it opens at 9am and to head straight to the Mona Lisa before everyone c...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 23, 2006

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

Cathédrale Notre-Dame

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Attraction | "Notre Dame Cathedral "

Cathédrale Notre-Dame Photo, Paris, France
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This is by far the most breathtaking sight I’ve ever experienced. Construction for the cathedral began in 1160 and ended in 1345; quite a long time. If you visit it, you will see why. The Cathedral of Notre Dame stands at 69 meters (226 feet) tall and has 422 steps to the top of the Bell Tower. The Notre Dame Cathedral was the tallest structure in the world from 1876 to 1880; it remains the tallest church in France. It is the 6th tallest church in the world (Tallest: Ulm Münster in Ulm, Germany standing at 161 meters or 530 feet.). In my opinion, this cathedral is so famous not only because of its size but also because of the detail in which it was built. To see what I am talking about, view the pi...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 26, 2006

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

Eiffel Tower

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Attraction

Eiffel Tower Photo, Paris, France
Quote:
It is the most visited monument in the world. I’m sure you’ve seen many photos of the Eiffel Tower on the Internet and in different movies, but it is nothing like seeing it in person. I visited the Tower last summer, on a tour bus. On the way to the tower, we saw a movie where the Eiffel Tower was shown; but I was completely taken by surprise at the tower’s immense size when we arrived. The tower stands at 320 meters or 1,052 feet; it was the tallest structure in the world from 1889 to 1930, it lost its title when the Chrysler Building was built. To give you a better idea of how big it is; you could stack 6 Statue of Liberties on top of each other and it still wouldn’t be enough to match the size o...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 28, 2006

Eiffel Tower
Champ De Mars
Paris 75007

Galeries Lafayette

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Attraction | "Galeries Lafayette (Les)"

Galeries Lafayette Photo, Paris, France
Quote:
When my sister said that we were going to go to a department store, I thought to myself "Oh great; another mall!" You have no idea how wrong I was. Galeries Lafayette is a department store disguised as a royal palace. Everything about it makes you think you’re in some kind of French mansion; starting with the decorative glass dome. The glass dome is simply beautiful; designed by Ferdinand Chanut in 1912. If you want to see what I am talking about, view the photos attached to this journal. The easiest way to get to Galeries Lafayette is by taking the Metro and getting off at either Havre-Caumartin or Opéra. For all you men out there who are tired and don’t want to spend an entire day following a wom...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 29, 2006

Galeries Lafayette
40, Boulevard Haussmann
Paris 75009
+33 (1) 42823456