Paris Journals

A touch of Paris

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A travel journal to Paris by alanmack37

Eiffel Tower Photo, Paris, France More Photos
Quote: A journal containing some reviews on the famous sights that this city has to offer. Also some travelling tips on what to eat and how to travel.

Place de la Concorde

Attraction | "A beautiful and historic area."

Place de la Concorde Photo, Paris, France
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The Place de la Concorde is located at the end of Champs-Elysees walk and is worth the spot. It combines Parisian and Egyptian architecture. The fountains are spectacular and this is a central hub to go to many different iconic places. Plus it provides at great view of the Arc de Triomphe down the Champs-Elysees.This is the city's largest public square has important historic value as well as it served as the site of the guillotine that was used to execute Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette, Robespierre and many others during the French Revolution.The square itself is adorned by some nice fountains and an obelisk in the middle. It's nice to take photos around here, but not much else to...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 27, 2010

Place de la Concorde
Avenue Gabriel
Paris, France 75008
Aucun téléphone disp

Arc de Triomphe

Attraction | "A great historic monument"

Arc de Triomphe Photo, Paris, France
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L'arc de triomphe is a spectacular historic archway monument situated on Place de L'Etoile. It is nearby the Champs Elysees, one of Paris' most famous avenues that connects to the Eiffel tower. Within the city zone of Paris there are many famous attractions that can be seen walking by foot.There is a subway near the metro staion leading there,as you can't cross the roads. This area has crazy traffic as the monument is situated on a kind of island where several roads adjoin and dispatch. Climbing up to the top is a bit tiring,as staircase is narrow, but it is a worthwhile journey. Views are quite nice. I went near the sunset when city started to get light up, and the spectacle w...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 27, 2010

Arc de Triomphe
Place Charles-de-gaulle
Paris, France 75008
+33 (1) 55 37 73 77

Cathédrale Notre-Dame

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Attraction | "A stunning and famous cathedral"

Cathédrale Notre-Dame Photo, Paris, France
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The Notre Dame cathedral is stunning and is in the popular Place de Notre dame. The area is easily reached by the great Paris metro, Notre dame stop. The queue to the cathedral is large but dont let this put you off, its free to get in so the line moves soo quickly you are in within 2mins or so.When inside i was in awe of this amazing place. We easily spent 30mins or so just wandering about the cathedral taking in all the history and beautiful sights.A great tip in Paris is that you should try to get tickets to the venues there ahead of time to avoid the queues lines that form. Daytime strolls behind the cathedral in the quieting atmosphere of the great garden and sitting area nested along...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 26, 2010

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

Musée du Louvre

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Attraction | "Frances most famous museum"

Musée du Louvre Photo, Paris, France
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The Louvre, without question is the best and most famous art museum in the world. It isnt the normal sort of museum where you only spend two hours but a museum where you spend a minimum of two days. Our tour guide told us that if we were to look at every single item in the museum for 2 seconds we would be there for over a week, get that! I have never been in such an amazing art museum with so many Greek/Roman sculptures and well behold, upon entrance we were greeted by the famous statue of Venus de Milo. . Here there were a minimum of five rooms filled with sculptures. It was also interesting to see the sculptures that had been renovated in modern times. The original sculptures were in ma...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 26, 2010

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

Eiffel Tower

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Attraction | "The main sight of Paris"

Eiffel Tower Photo, Paris, France
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The Eiffel tower is quite obviously the main sight of Paris. I remember coming on the airport bus from Beauvais and seeing the wonderous monument for the first time, and thinking I was close to the city centre when in actual fact I was 6 miles away. The tower is visible from any part of Paris, you have no idea how huge it is until you actually arrive in the Champ De Mars. Its steel girders are massive and it really is the most stunning monument you can see in any of the world.Paris is the main city of romance and you get caught up in the culture of fashion, coffee and breads very easily. I travelled to see the tower with my brother where we stayed in the Bastille region in a cheap hotel. T...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 26, 2010

Eiffel Tower
Champ De Mars
Paris 75007