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Visiting Paris

Some people will always have Paris. Some of us just feel like we’re always hearing about Paris. With all the Francophile fanfare, you might expect that the city’s well-documented joys, from the Eiffel Tower to the Champs-Élysées, are overrated. They’re not. And neither are some of the less trumpeted things to do in Paris; try adding Sainte-Chapelle to your list of key stops like the Louvre and Notre-Dame.

Wherever you go (and whatever you eat), the City of Light and its pleasures are hard not to love, even when traveling alone in Paris. Drift down the Seine on a boat tour or dine at one of thousands of restaurants offering diverse cuisine, from traditional... Read More
Some people will always have Paris. Some of us just feel like we’re always hearing about Paris. With all the Francophile fanfare, you might expect that the city’s well-documented joys, from the Eiffel Tower to the Champs-Élysées, are overrated. They’re not. And neither are some of the less trumpeted things to do in Paris; try adding Sainte-Chapelle to your list of key stops like the Louvre and Notre-Dame.

Wherever you go (and whatever you eat), the City of Light and its pleasures are hard not to love, even when traveling alone in Paris. Drift down the Seine on a boat tour or dine at one of thousands of restaurants offering diverse cuisine, from traditional French to African to Indian.

In short, everything wonderful you’ve heard about the city is true, and you can expect amour at first sight. Conveniently, Paris is full of lovely hotels, especially romantic hotels, where you can revel in your newfound appreciation for the capital of France. And if you want to fall in love with the city before you go, check out these gorgeous photos by IgoUgo travelers. Then find a flight and practice your best bonjour, mon amour!    Close

Stories and Tips Paris

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My Top 5 Must Go Places

Written by dkm1981 on 14 Nov, 2009

There are thousands of things to see in Paris and after ten visits, I still find things I've never seen before. However, these are the 5 things that you can't miss in my opinion. 1. The first thing you think of when you're planning a…Read More


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Back to Paris and Au Revior!

Written by Bev24 on 17 Oct, 2009

When we get back to Paris from Santorini, we decide to hit the major sights on our last few days since we had only seen the Notre Dame till then. That for us includes the Louvre to see the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo…Read More


A look at the Rough Guide to France

Written by frangliz on 08 Sep, 2009

The Rough Guide to France begins with an extensive section, about eighty pages long, to refer to before you travel. It gives details on possible ways of getting to France from Britain, Ireland, North America, Australia and New Zealand. There is information on costs, whether…Read More


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Paris - Day 8

Written by blueskygirl on 17 Dec, 2008

Another lovely day starts with a pain au chocolat (chocolate croissant) and a café crème at the bakery down the street from the hotel. From there, we walked to d’Orsay. It was around 10:30am by the time we got there and we waited in line…Read More


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Paris - Day 7

Written by blueskygirl on 16 Dec, 2008

We made our way over to the Louvre first thing this morning. At 9:15 am there were no lines… yay! There was a temporary exhibit on Babylon so of course we wanted to check that out.This is a special project between the Louvre, the British…Read More


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Paris - Day 6

Written by blueskygirl on 15 Dec, 2008

This morning, we decided over pain au chocolat and another café crème that we want to explore a bit of the Left Bank. So we walk in that direction but not before stopping by Notre-Dame to admire it in the morning light. The St. Germaine…Read More


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Day Trip to Versailles - Day 5

Written by blueskygirl on 15 Dec, 2008

We bought the Fortait Loisirs for €19,20 at the RER C station which included return train tickets and entrance to Versailles. We took the RER-C train from St. Michel. Any train that starts with a "V" will go to Versailles. The train ride took just…Read More


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Paris - Day 4

Written by blueskygirl on 15 Dec, 2008

This morning we decided to head over to the 11th arrondissement for breakfast. We walked along rue Oberkampft. I had Café Carbon marked on my map but unfortunately just as we sat down, they informed us they do not serve breakfast and would not be…Read More


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Paris - Day 3

Written by blueskygirl on 15 Dec, 2008

Another day started with a hot cup of café au lait and today a pain aux raisins at a Jewish bakery near our hotel. Then we slowly made our way over to Place des Vosges. This beautiful square is laid out symmetrically with brick…Read More


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Paris 2007: Day 3 - A sunny day finally!

Written by tvordj on 20 Jan, 2008

We slept late today. I guess we were later to bed than I realized. We woke up about 10 this morning and between the two of us getting ready, we weren’t out of the room until about 11! The sun was shining, the sky…Read More


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