Paris Journals

My Paris Top Five

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A travel journal to Paris by dkm1981

The Magic of Disney Photo, Paris, France More Photos
Quote: There are many obvious candidates for the top five places to visit in Paris, but here are mine . . .

Musée du Louvre

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Attraction | "5. The Louvre"

Quote:
The Louvre is one of, if not the most prestigious art museum in the world and it houses a simply fantastic collection of paintings, sculptures and other precious objects. It is an absolute must for the first time visitor to Paris.The museum is located at the bottom of the Champs Elysees in the very centre of Paris. Even if you don’t fancy going into the Louvre, you should absolutely visit because the buildings in which it is housed are worthy of a look themselves. The building was originally a palace, built in the twelfth century, which was home to the Royal Family until Louis XIV chose to move to the Palace of Versailles just outside Paris. After that it was used to display the Royal coll...Read More

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

4 Disneyland Paris

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The Magic of Disney Photo, Paris, France
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Everyone who is anyone knows what Disney is about, and Disneyland Paris is no exception. With that in mind I decided that you don’t need another rundown of the attractions in the park, but that it would be more useful to offer some tips and advice for getting the most out of your day / trip, based on my recent and not so recent experiences. So here are my tips:For Getting There:-If you are on a package holiday – you’ll no doubt be staying in the complex itself and so will have free shuttle buses or a short walk to the park.-If you’re coming from Paris – the cheapest and easiest way is to go by train. Take the RER A line (the red one) from Les Halles or Nation metro ...Read More

Latin Quarter

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Attraction | "3. Quartier Latin"

Latin Quarter Photo, Paris, France
Quote:
The third place on my list isn’t a landmark but more an area; Quartier Latin or the Latin Quarter as it is known in English. This is a fabulous area of Paris which has heart and should feature on any trip to the city.Located on the left bank, the Latin Quarter runs adjacent to the Seine, across the road from the Notre Dame church. It runs all the way up to the main road at the other side, behind the Sorbonne university and the area encompasses some of Paris’s most famous buildings. The best way to get to the area is by metro and you should take the purple line and get of at St Michel. St Michel is the fountain that is situated directly opposite the Notre Dame and it is what I think of as t...Read More

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Latin Quarter
Left Bank of River Seine
Paris

Basilica du Sacre Coeur

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Attraction | "2. Basilica Sacre Coeur"

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The Sacre Coeur is without a doubt my favourite place in the whole world. Not so much for the church itself, which is a white concrete affair, but for the area that surrounds it, Montmatre, and also for the outstanding views it offers over the city of Paris. Whenever I visit Paris, the first thing I look for on the train ride in is not, as you may expect, the Eiffel Tower, but Sacre Coeur whose white dome is a key part of the Paris skyline for me. Sitting on the top of Monmatre hill, just up from the seedy lights of the Moulin Rouge and the red light district, Sacre Coeur stands proudly against the blue sky, surrounded by the old streets and buildings that are famous in Paris.The church it...Read More

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Basilica du Sacre Coeur
35, Rue Du Chevalier-de-la-barre Rue De La Bonne
Paris, France 75018
+33 (1) 53 41 89 00

Eiffel Tower

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Attraction | "1. The Eiffel Tower"

Quote:
The first thing you think of when you're planning a trip to Paris is the Eiffel Tower. It is visible from almost all parts of the city, but is not really in walking distance from the centre. The area around the tower is an obvious tourist trap, overflowing with over-priced cafes, people selling tacky souvenirs and queues of people. But, it is worth it to see Gustave Eiffel's controversial masterpiece.It was built between 1887 and 1889 and was the entrance to the World Trade Fair at the time. Like I said it was very controversial because many Parisians hated it, they proclaimed it to be an eye sore – perhaps because it was such a modern structure in a city that is proud of its history and o...Read More

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Eiffel Tower
Champ De Mars
Paris 75007