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Many visitors head straight for the Louvre, but it's worth exploring the other landmarks, museums, shops, restaurants and bars that make up this small district on the right bank of the River Seine. The area also includes the western part of the Île de la Cité. Don’t miss the Orangerie Museum, Sainte Chapelle or the Palais Royal Gardens.
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Paris’s 2nd “arrondissement” is an eclectic mix of cuisine and commerce. Shop underneath the covered walkways of Passages Couverts and visit Galerie Vivienne to see the resplendent glass roof and floor. Later in the day, there's an eerie quietness to the area when the 9-to-5 workers clear out. Rue Sainte-Anne has many Japanese restaurants.
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Ye Olde Paris! This area serves up a taste of medieval Paris. Start at Hôtel de Ville and gaze up at the Renaissance-style city hall from the 14th century. Picture yourself in wig and tights, and amble under the vaulted arcades of Place des Vosges like it’s 1599. Then return to modern times at the Pompidou Centre, and pour over cutting-edge art.
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The cultured Latin Quarter envelops the 5th and 6th arrondissements on the left bank. There's an abundance of bistros and jazz bars scattered around the Saint-Michel Fountain. The Pantheon is a monument devoted to French national heroes. The area is typically filled with students from the Sorbonne, Paris' oldest university.
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Paris' 6th arrondissement is bordered by the Seine to the north and Boulevard Montparnasse to the south. Les Deux Magots and Café de Flore provided libation for Hemingway and Sartre, and today welcome celebrities and tourists. The Luxembourg Gardens are filled with sunbathers in summer, and Paris’s Jazz scene thrives in the basement clubs.
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The 7th arrondissement is elegant, bourgeois ... and stinking rich. Hôtel des Invalides is a museum complex dedicated to French military history. Walk down Rue Saint Dominique to Paris's iconic tower – buy a ticket and up you go! Along the streets, you'll find typically French bakeries and brasseries with street-side seating.
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Paris’s famous shopping strip attracts prosperous locals and tourists to its mix of high-end and high-street shops. Head toward Parc Monceau to see the famous rotunda, or relax on the banks of the Seine. The area is also home to government buildings including the President's home, Le Palais de l’Elysée, and the Ministère de l’Intérieur.
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The 9th arrondissement is the city's music hub – home to countless theatres, music halls and museums, especially those around Faubourg-Montmartre. This area is home to the Folies Bergère, a enduringly popular entertainment spot since the Roaring Twenties. For shopping, Galeries Lafayette and Printemps are enormous department stores.
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Paris’s ethnically diverse 10th arrondissement is a densely populated centre of trade and commerce. Château Rouge is an area filled with shops selling African goods and Gare du Nord is its Indian counterpart. There are plenty of budget bars and restaurants and the banks of Canal Saint Martin are popular picnic spots during summer.
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1.2 miles from city centre
Bastille is filled with cafés, restaurants and nightclubs – and the famous roundabout. Take the metro to République, a 280 metre-long square that contains the famous Statue de la République and doubles as a popular hangout for rollerbladers. Take Boulevard des Filles du Calvaire to the Cirque d'Hiver Theatre, an important events venue.
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As the birthplace of the Age of Enlightenment and a constant trendsetter in the world of fashion, Paris has cemented itself as one of the world's must-see cities. In a country known for exceptional food, style and culture, the capital delivers on all three counts.
The city is split into 20 districts (known as 'arrondissements'), which all display their own character. Le Marais (in the fourth arrondissement) is famed for its medieval, meandering lanes, full of traditional patisseries and chic boutiques. The area is also home to the iconic cathedral of Notre-Dame, considered one of the best examples of French Gothic architecture.
The seventh arrondissement is home to some of Paris' most famous landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides and Musée d'Orsay. Neighbouring districts also have plenty to offer, such as the famous Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe and Opéra Garnier. In the centre of Paris you'll find the world-famous Musée du Louvre, home to tens of thousands of works of art, including da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa'. Further outside the city, but still worth a visit, are the mysterious Catacombs and the Château de Versailles.
Each French city takes pride in its cuisine and Paris is no exception, offering some of the world's best food. You'll find everything from three-Michelin-starred establishments like Restaurant Guy Savoy, to laid-back bistros like La Mascotte.
Offering fun for visitors of all ages, Disneyland Paris is located to the east of the city, in the suburb of Marne-la-Vallée and can be reached easily by train.
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|Most popular time to visit||July–September|
|Cheapest time to visit||February–April|
|Local currency||€ 10 = £8.43|
|Average weekend price||£114 per night|
|Average weekday price||£115 per night|
|Typical stay||2 nights|
Nice stay in Paris..food was good. Good weather...Stayed in China town with many good places to eat..had a good holiday...next year we will go back to Paris..will stay at the same location Ibis Hotel....Metro was very fast and easy..but very crowded during the weekdays...
Be sure and check out the Musée Carnavalet if you want to learn the history of this beautiful city. Also check out the best bakery in town, Du Pain et Des Idées. It's in the Canal St. Martin neighborhood. And Bouillon Julien, the best bouillon out of many to choose from.
Here’s my observation for first time Paris as an American. Don’t drive in Paris. Suck it up and use taxis, or Metro. Very busy city! I mean seriously congested. I don’t recommend driving in Paris! We saw a motor bike accident-paramedics were doing heart resuscitation on the man. So sad. Not sure he survived. Electric scooters don’t honor stoplights. Bicycles everywhere! Do the Hop On Hop Off Bus. Well worth it. Eiffel Tower lights twinkle at night for 10 minutes on the hour. French don’t give you eye contact and don’t acknowledge you but the servers, taxi drivers and tour guides were all friendly. Parisians dress very nice and don’t wear hats and sunglasses. Keep your baseball hat at home.
So this was my 5th time in Paris and I never get tired of it or bored. There is always something to see, somewhere to visit, someplace to try and it's one of the best walking cities I know. Go and have fun, be open to adventure and exploration. My only real negative comment about Paris is that there are no ramps in the Metro and to carry luggage up, then down, then up and right back down is very hard. They need to add more escalators both up and down and more metal ramps on every Metro staircase to get luggage up and down with out hurting yourself.
This was about our 6th trip to Paris. However, we managed to see many new sights and a few of our former favorites. Recommend: Musee Nissim de Camondo (former Jewish house preserved, sadly the family was killed WWII), Musee Jacquemart-Andre (castle looking bldg with many works of art by the masters and has period furniture, too), Passage des Panoramas and another Passage across the street, Montmartre area for the Cimetiere de Montmartre, and, of course, we visited the Louvre (got advance tickets to skip the line). Love the Museum d'Orsay but decided to see the Louvre instead ... 3 days of rain limited our outside walking (Sept 11-16). Walked by the Eiffel Tower and was surprised at all the changes in the park area. Paris, as always, will delight.
Paris has amazing historical and cultural sites worth visiting. Cafes were available everywhere. Parisians are not particularly welcoming and quick to complain there aren’t enough tourists. A nice greeting and attempt to smile might give tourists a reason to stay longer given the many sites to visit. We could have stayed longer but we were ready to leave. The attitudes were annoying. The metro is great.
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