Paris Journals

The most beautiful city in the world

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A travel journal to Paris by jipp05

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Bypass those queues

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Paris is such an beautiful city with so many amazing museums to vist. Unfortunately it is also one of the most visited cities in the world and at nearly every one there will be a large queue and this is where the Paris museum pass becomes a must buy if you intend to visit the most popular. It cost's 35 Euros for a 2 day pass, 50 Euros for a 4 day pass and 5 Euros for a 6 day pass. With the pass it entitles you to free entry to over 60 of the cities most popular museums and attractions inclusing The Louvre, Musee de Orsay and The Pantheon. For 35 Euros I definately think it represents value for money and we used our 2 day passes quite extensively saving us quite a bit of money. ...Read More

Arc de Triomphe

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Attraction | "Amazing and humbling "

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The Arc de Triomphe is located at the end of the champs Elysees and is hard to miss as it dominates the local skyline and is pretty impressive looking. The Arc was originally commisioned by Napolean to commemorate his victories and honour all the French soilders who were killed in battle. Just looking at the Arc from outside is fantastic and there is so much history to see adorning it. The Friezes and sculptures that are on the facade are amazingly detailed and absolutely beautiful. Because it is so large be prepared to get a sore neck with craning it up to try and see everything. Beneath the arc lies the famous tomb of the unknown soldier which I found to be a humbling e...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 7, 2011

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

Cathédrale Notre-Dame

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Attraction | "The most stunning gothic church in the world "

Cathédrale Notre-Dame Photo, Paris, France
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Notre Dame de Paris is an amazing building that I thought I knew well from seeing on the TV and in movies but nothing could prepare me for how jaw-dropping it is to see it in the flesh for the first time. Located on the Il de la cite which is in the 4th arrondissement it is hard to miss due to it's size and also the crowds who are constantly outside. Although it is a catholic church you by no means need to be religious to appreciate the absolutely stunning archetecture and the special atmosphere the church has. Just standing outside and staring up at the church there is so much to see from the famous gargolyes and sculptures. Built in the gothic style it has to be thmost beauti...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 5, 2011

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 | "The most iconic structure in the world "

Eiffel Tower Photo, Paris, France
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No trip to Paris would be complete without a visit to the Eiffel Tower. Although you may think you know the tower from movies nothing can prepare you for seeing this iconic landmark up close for the first time. It can be seen from almost anywhere in the city due to the fact it is so large and towers above the Paris skyline and although the tower may not be traditional Paris archetecture somehow it blends in perfectly with it's surroundings. It was built for the World Exhibition in 1889 and has now become one of the most visited sights in the entire world. Just viewing the tower is an attraction in itself and at 324 metres tall it really is a jaw-dropping sight. Standing underne...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 5, 2011

Eiffel Tower
Champ De Mars
Paris 75007

Musee d'Orsay

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Attraction | "Stunning museum "

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The Louvre is an amazing museum but it is so large it can be intimidating and it's for that reason that my favourite museum in Paris is the musée d'Orsay.The museum is housed in a beautiful railway station dating from 1900 and is grand and impossing on the outside but on the inside is incredibly light and airy. As I am a bit of an archectecture buff I spent quite a bit of time admiring the building. The collection in the Orsay is nowhere near as extensive as some other museums but you can still spend a good few hours looking round the collection and what is on display is pretty spectacular.The museum specialises in 19th and 20th century art and houses work from some of the worl...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 5, 2011

Musee d'Orsay
62, Rue De Lille
Paris, France 75343
+33 (1) 4049-4994

Catacombs of Paris

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Attraction | "Unique experience "

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The Paris Catacombs are a unique and pretty macarbe tourist attraction and one that was high on my list of things to see. The Catacombs are an underground ossuary where the bones of thousands of Parisians from the 18th century are stored after the cemeteries of Paris were overflowing and needed stored somewhere. It isn't exactly a tourist site that will appeal to everyone but I found it to be absolutely fascinating. You will need to plan ahead if you want to visit the catacombs as they are only open for 2 hours a day. The entrance is also quite difficult to find even though it is located near a metro stop it isn't really signposted very well. Once in and paid you head down a st...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 5, 2011

Catacombs of Paris
1, Place Denfert-Rochereau
Paris, France 75014
33 (1) 43 22 47 63

Place de la Concorde

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Attraction | "Historic square "

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The Place de la Concorde is a site in Paris that has some amazing statues and monuments and is definately a must see for any visitor to the city. Although I had visited Paris before I had never actually been to the Place de la Concorde or the Arc de Triomph which is located near to it so I knew this time that it had to be on my list. The square is actually octogonal in shape and covers an area of 20 acres making it the largest square in the city. The sheer size of it means that although it gets extremely busy with toursits it never feels like you are being crowded and you can see most of the sights in relative peace and quiet. It was weird to think that I was standing in the pl...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 5, 2011

Place de la Concorde
Avenue Gabriel
Paris, France 75008
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