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Paris, France

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Paris has always laid claim to being the cultural capital of the world. It's certainly still one of the most romantic cities in the world, as well as one of the most harmonious architecturally - due to its wholesale re-modelling under Baron Haussman in the late 19thC, who swept away many of the narrow medieval streets and historic slums to create wide boulevards and comfortable sidewalks for strolling.

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  • Paris 101 - Only three days in Paris

    Paris offers so many things to see and do that just walking around can be an experience, but if you choose your route carefully you can swing by some of the main Paris attractions. This Itinerary is Paris for the beginner who knows they're coming back.

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“Three Days in Paris”

Many people don’t spend a lot of time in Paris. Accommodation in Paris can be expensive, eating out is expensive and people only have a set amount of time before they would like to move on to see the rest of France. While it would take years to r… Read more...

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Terrific!!!

I was awe-struck by the amazing sculpt skills around the buildings and monuments. Definitely Paris is a city bursting full of great art wherever you bound to enter.

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What were the highlights of your visit?

Oh Emily,

I went in end Feb, walking through the cool weather early morning smiling and saying "Bonjour" at the locals was fantastic. Eventhough, I walked till my feet was sore, I truly enjoyed watching part of Paris with its local ambience. Being stone, brick, old building lover, I just can't get enough of the long stroll I had around few parts of Paris. I only had 2 days there (vowing to go back :)), I'm definitely charmed by the artwork in sacre coeur, the walk around la rue montorgueil and the long walk from eiffel passing by many splendid landmarks up to pont alexandre. It was simply superb and Paris has definitely left me wanting me to explore more of it.

Oh, and I'm sorry for the name mishap, Emilie

No problem - thanks for the recommendations, I too just love to stroll around Paris!

:) Oh, yeah. The hotel de sully, place des vosges and le marais. Sitting silently watching kids run around, birds flocking and people tucking into falafel-to go was really nice. I'm still craving for the falafel from the L'as du Falafel. Really got to try :D

I've made a note of it, cheers!

Definitely more of the art museums, the Picasso Museum was closed on my last visit.

Great! I would be stoked to know ur other adventures when u visit the city of romance again )

Definitely more of the art museums, the Picasso Museum was closed on my last visit.

Paris, je t'aime

Paris is amazing, there is no other way to put it. Every "rue" is picturesque with regal buildings rising at the end of tree-covered streets, and it only gets better at night when the entire city lights up. The Eiffel Tower sparkles every hour on the hour after sunset and the Champs Elysees is streaked with reds and golds as cars fly to and from the majestic Arc de Triomphe. If you still haven't visited the city of love, you have to go, and when you do, jump on the hop on hop off bus tour that goes all around the city for 31 Euros a weekend. Eat a Crepe from one of the stands. Visit Versailles because it is impossible for me to describe it to you. It is impressive, awe-inspiring, and breathtaking, but that can't even come close to summing up the Queen's bedroom with the trap door where Marie Antoinette escaped the riots or the 250 acres of the Jardin de Versailles. Paris, je t'aime.

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Je suis d'accord!

Many people don’t spend a lot of time in Paris.

Accommodation in Paris can be expensive, eating out is expensive and people only have a set amount of time before they would like to move on to see the rest of France.

While it would take years to really experience everything that Paris has to offer, you can see many of its sites in three days. It will be a busy three days and you will need a vacation after running around the streets of Paris, but it can be done.

http://theplanetd.com/three-days-in-paris

Memorable experience in Paris!

I went to Paris for a weekend trip, not incredibly excited about it, and I had a surprisingly really fun time! It is filled with gorgeous buildings, spacious streets, and a slow paced lifestyle, which is not something you would ordinarily expect from a big city. The food was absolutely amazing! People sit in café's and restaurants all day to enjoy these fantastic meals, I would especially recommend eating a crepe. While I was there I went to the Eiffel tower, and it was not a disappointment, it is much bigger then it looks in pictures and there are a ton of little vendors and street performers all around it. I also went to Champ Elysees, and the shopping was amazing, it definitely lives up to its reputation. There are also a bunch of little shops all around Paris that are just as good and not as pricey. The night life is also very exciting, although some of the popular bars are a little to packed. I would also recommend going to an Irish or Australian bar if you don't speak very much French. Paris definitely lived up to its reputation!

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How were you NOT excited about going to Paris! I'm glad you had your mind changed but interested to know what was putting you off in the beginning?

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