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Who needs a man to take you to Paris?

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An April 2011 trip to Paris by RLB2

Musée du Louvre Photo, Paris, France More Photos
Quote: After several years of hinting to my other half that I wanted to visit Paris with no success, I took it upon myself to have a trip of a lifetime with my best friend. Who says you need a man?

Pantheon

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Attraction | "Spend some time with some of the world's greats!"

Pantheon Photo, Paris, France
Quote:
The Pantheon is one of the must see sights in Paris, it was built by Louis XV when he recovered from an illness and decided he wanted to rebuild the ruined church of Saint-Genevieve in the Latin Quarter of Paris. Unfortunately by the time it was finished France was a different country, the Revolution had transformed the political landscape. They decided to change it's use from a church to a mausoleum for the internment of great French intellectuals. Twice since then has it reverted back to a church, but now it stands as a temple to those great intellectuals.The magnificent building stands proud in the Latin Quarter, surrounded by buildings of the famous Paris-Sorbonne University. A glance ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 17, 2011

Pantheon
Place Du Panthéon
Paris 75005
+33 (1) 44 32 18 00

O Chateau Wine Tasting

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Attraction | "Wine tasting...what's not to love?"

O Chateau Wine Tasting Photo, Paris, France
Quote:
I've been wine tasting in several countries, including here in the UK and I've never been disappointed. So I couldn't visit Paris and not try some lovely French wine could I? As I have said in the other reviews in this journal we bought the Paris Pass for our two days in Paris and one of the things we could do was wine tasting at O Chateau. I jumped at the chance and we booked in for an afternoon tasting session (and if you're reading the whole journal then you'll know that I needed a glass after visiting the waxwork museum). You don't have to have the Paris Pass to enjoy this attraction though, they have there own website and if you are visiting Paris I really would recommend booking in f...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 17, 2011

O Chateau Wine Tasting
68, rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Paris, France 75001
+33 1 44-739-780

Grevin Wax Museum (Musee Grevin)

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Attraction | "Waxworks....they kind of creep me out!"

Grevin Wax Museum (Musee Grevin) Photo, Paris, France
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I don't know if it is just me, but there is something about waxworks that really creep me out. Perhaps I watched a little bit too much of the X-Files when I was younger, but whenever I see any I keep expecting them to come alive and chase me. Hmmmm maybe I just have an overactive imagination, who know's? All I do know is that if I had been on my own then I probably wouldn't have gone to this waxwork museum in Paris. The friend that I was travelling with was really quite excited about going here and seeing as it was included in the price of our Paris Pass I thought what harm can it do? (actually the harm that it did was take up 2 hours of our trip, so that's not too bad is it?)The blurb on ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on August 17, 2011

Grevin Wax Museum (Musee Grevin)
10 Boulevard Montmartre
Paris, France 75009
+33 1 47 70 85 05

Arc de Triomphe

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Attraction | "A unique look at the Paris skyline!"

Arc de Triomphe Photo, Paris, France
Quote:
So when you go to Paris, I'm imagining that most people want to climb the Eiffel Tower. Now don't get me wrong we did that too and it was amazing. However, it was also very busy and we stood in a massive queue so by the time we got up there we weren't in a good mood. It also meant that it was quite late by the time we climbed down and went for dinner. So after checking our guidebook we were pleased to see that the Arc de Triomphe was open until 10pm. Off we headed on the metro, which has a stop right near the Arc de Triomphe, found at the western end of the Champs -Elysees, all we had to do was wander through the pedestrian tunnel under the road that surrounds it and we were right there at the base....Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 17, 2011

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

Musée du Louvre

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Attraction | "Frustratingly difficult to find the amazing masterpieces!"

Musée du Louvre Photo, Paris, France
Quote:
I'll begin this review by saying that, one, I am not really an art connoisseur of art, but I know what I like. Two, I don't speak french and three, I'm not the best person with a map. If you combine all of these things together you get one frustrated tourist and one annoyed friend in the Musee du Louvre. Now having said that we did get round and see all of the masterpieces eventually but I did find the process quite stressful, to the point that I was wondering whether it was worth it. We had read all the advice about visiting the Louvre, including arrive early, don't try and get round everything, just try and do a small section etc etc. We were in Paris in April and we had purchased someth...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 16, 2011

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