Trip To Paris, France

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Introduction
Apartment Rentals
Attractions
Churches
Gardens And Parks
Hotels
Museums
Neighborhoods
Web Sites

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Introduction

Steve Greenberg is assembling this web page to keep track of things to do when we take our trip to Paris, France. To suggest additions or corrections for this page send email to him by clicking on his highlighted name above.


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Under each category of sight to see or thing to do, there is a table. The idea is for each traveller to rank the items that interest them. The rankings will range from 1 for the highest ranking to the higher numbers for the rankings of lesser interest.

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Apartment Rentals

www.parisinfo.com
Paris Tourism Office list of reputable agencies

www.paris-apartment-info.com
PARIS APARTMENTS RENTALS

www.ahparis.com
Paris Vacation Holiday Apartment Rentals, Short Term Flat Rentals

www.citadines.fr
Citadines aparthotels: serviced apartments for short term accommodations in major European cities centers and now in the heart of Shanghai and Bangkok.

www.rentals-in-paris.com
Rentals in Paris: Paris apartment rentals, Paris apartments, Paris rentals, Paris flats: RENTALS IN PARIS

www.rentparis.com
Accommodation in Paris : Rent Paris, short term appartment rental in Paris, France

www.parisperfect.com
Paris Apartment Rentals, Paris Vacation Rentals, Paris Apartment Rental - Paris Perfect

www.vacationinparis.com
Paris France vacation apartment (flat) rentals and tourist accommodations.

www.guestapartment.com
Try a Paris luxury apartment on the charming Ile Saint Louis for a truly unique Paris vacation rental!

www.rothray.com
RothRay -- Exceptional Apartment Rentals in Paris

www.rentalapartmentparis.com
Luxury Art Deco Paris Short Term Vacation Rental Apartment Home

www.parisbestlodge.com
Paris Apartments in Paris vacation rentals Parisbestlodge

Apartment
Apartment for 4 persons - Rue de la Harpe 75005 Paris | RentParis.com: 100 € /night
Apartment for 6 persons - Cité dupetit-Thouars 75003 Paris | RentParis.com: 195 € /night

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Attractions

Attraction
1 Tour eiffel
3 Arc de Triomphe
2 Bateaux Les Vedettes du Pont-Neuf
Paris River Cruises
1 Bateau Mouche
Bateaux Mouches (-fr) are open excursion boats that provide visitors to Paris, France, with a view of the city from along the river Seine. The term is a registered trademark of the Compagnie des Bateaux Mouches, the most widely known operator of the boats in Paris; however, the phrase, because of the success of the company, is also wrongly used colloquially to refer to all such boats operating on the river ...
Compagnie des Bateaux Mouches®For more than 60 years, the Compagnie des Bateaux Mouches has told a love story to generations of passengers, those who are curious, poets, those who are romantic or in love..
Avenue des Champs-Élysees
Stretching for two kilometers (one mile) and lined with trees, les Champs-Élysees has become the center for festivities and official parades. It is a magnet for tourists and for the multitudes who enjoy evenings spent strolling along the broad and picturesque avenue. The many cinemas, cafes, and restaurants tempt visitors to rest their legs for a few hours, tired from walking by the designer boutiques, banks, and embassies also situated in this chic neighborhood. The avenue was originally created in 1667 by Andre Le Nôtre, Louis XIV's gardener, in order to improve the view from the Jardin des Tuileries . The avenue was lenghtened at the end of the 18th Century, to run from the Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe .
Catacombes (Les), Paris
In 1810, the Montrouge stone quarries became catacombs. Because of a lack of space in the graveyards of Paris, it is here, 20 meters (65 feet) underground, that the remains of six million Parisians are exhibited. These ossuaries, illustrated by texts, create a chilling atmosphere and describe some of the events in the history of Paris, giving visitors substance for meditation. During World War II, this network of galleries was used as a hideaway for the Resistance movement; its vastness and the discretion of its entrances were great assets indeed.
Mouffetard-Contrescarpe quartier
Situated in the midst of the Mouffetard-Contrescarpe quartier of Paris' Fifth Arrondissement, Sugarplum Cake Shop sits in an area which lives and breathes history, culture, and, of course, gastronomie. To find evidence of this, one needs to travel no further than the cakeshop itself. One of the walls of Sugarplum has a secret, almost forgotten, past: it is part and parcel of the Philippe-Augustus fortification which once ran from Pont des Arts on the Right Bank, through the lower Marais, onto the Left bank, running in a semi-circular fashion past what was then the Abbey of St. Germain (now the Pantheon) to the present day Institut de France. Built between 1190 - 1213, the wall had more than just a military significance (although this was never put to the test), acting as a way of limiting Paris' growth as well as consolidating Paris as one of Europe's great capitals, a theme that would resurface with every monarch who attempted to stamp his mark on the city.
2 Giverny Monet's House and the gardens - Excursion - 72 € per adult
Bus trip to Monet's Gardens (pretty scenery along the way)
3 San Chapel
San Chapel (behind Notre Dame, outstanding stained glass)
4 Maisons de Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo's apartment- Maisons de Victor Hugo (unique neighborhood, housing setup)
Maison de Victor Hugo is a museum, operated by the City of Paris, which preserves the house that Victor Hugo lived in for 16 years from 1832-1848.

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Churches

Church
1 Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
2 Tabac du Sacré Coeur

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Gardens And Parks

Garden or Park
Jardin des Tuileries
The Tuileries Garden (French: Jardin des Tuileries, IPA) is a public garden located between the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. Created by Catherine de Medicis as the garden of the Tuileries Palace in 1564, it was first opened to the public in 1667, and became a public park after the French Revolution. In the 19th and 20th century, it was the place where ...
Luxembourg Gardens
The ground on which the Jardin du Luxembourg and the Palais du Luxembourg stand was originally the site of a Roman camp. In 1257 the Chartreux religious order bought the land and built a monastery here and later princess regent Marie de Medicis had the palace built in 1615. This is one of Paris' favorite gardens. Sensitively and very prettily laid out, it is wonderfully popular with students and residents in Paris' Latin Quarter. Children can go on pony rides, play on swings and sail their toy boats on the octagonal pond. A much-loved and popular meeting place. Open daily from 7.30am
Jardin des Plantes
Jardin Web site
From Yahoo!The geometrical lines of the carres de la perspective garden greet visitors upon entering the Jardin des Plantes with marvelous effects of perspective created through careful planning and maintenance. Continuing further into the 65-acre (26-hectare) botanical garden, bejeweled by flowerbeds, brings visitors to an alpine garden, a greenhouse split between a tropical "winter garden" and a mexican desert ecozy stem, and a garden planned out for educational purposes, or a rose garden and iris garden to the other side of the "squares of perspective." Rare plants and trees grow throughout the gardens and greenhouse, or discover the small zoo and explore one of the museums on site, which include the Grande Galerie de l'Evolution and the Galerie de Paleontologie. The garden was first created in 1635 by Louis XIII's physician Guy de la Brosse to illustrate plants' medicinal properties to medical students and opened to the public in 1640. Today, these gardens continue to educate and delight everyone who steps through the well-tended entrance. Open hours vary slightly between the different attractions.

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Hotels

Hotel
1 1 Hotel Des Grandes Ecoles
Hotel Web Site Located near the Contrescarpe, the Hotel des Grandes Ecoles will allure you by its appearance of pastoral cottage. As of the first rays of the sun, you will be able, if you wish it, you to take your breakfast in the park, in the shade of the trees.
Hôtel Cluny Square
Hotel Web Site

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Museums

Museum
1 1 Musée d'Orsay
(lovely, not too large)
The Musée d'Orsay (-fr) is a museum in Paris, France, on the left bank of the Seine, housed in the former railway station, the Gare d'Orsay, an impressive Beaux-Arts edifice built between 1898 and 1900. It holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1915, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography, and is probably best known for its extensive collection of impressionist and post ...
2 Musée de L'Orangerie
(don't miss this one)
The Musée de L'Orangerie is an art gallery of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings located on the Place de la Concorde in Paris. It contains works by Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri Rousseau, Chaim Soutine, Alfred Sisley and Maurice Utrillo among others. The gallery is on the bank of the Seine in the old orangery of the ...
3 Musée du quai Branly
(impressive modern architecture, gardens)
The Musée du quai Branly, known in English as the Quai Branly Museum, nicknamed MQB, is a museum in Paris, France that features indigenous art, cultures and civilizations from Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. The museum is located at 37, quai Branly - portail Debilly, 75007 Paris, France, situated close to the Eiffel Tower. The nearest métro and RER stations are Alma - Marceau and Pont de l'Alma ...
4 Musée Rodin
Rodin's Sculpture Garden (in front of Napolean's tomb)
The Musée Rodin in Paris, France, is a museum that was opened in 1919 in the Hôtel Biron and surrounding grounds. It displays works by the French sculptor Auguste Rodin. While living in the Villa des Brillants (in Meudon, surburbs of Paris), Rodin used the Hôtel Biron as his workshop from 1908, and subsequently donated his entire collection of sculptures (along with paintings by Vincent van Gogh and Pierre ...
5 Musée Jacquemart André
(has a nice restaurant for lunch)
The Musée Jacquemart-André is a public museum located at 158 Boulevard Haussmann in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. The museum was created from the private home of Édouard André (1833 - 1894) and Nélie Jacquemart to display the art they collected during their lives. -
2 Musée du Louvre
Musée de Cluny
The Musée de Cluny (-fr), officially known as Musée National du Moyen Âge (National Museum of the Middle Ages), is a museum in Paris, France. It is located in the 5th arrondissement at 6 Place Paul Painlevé, south of the Boulevard Saint-Germain, between the Boulevard Saint-Michel and the Rue Saint-Jacques. Among the principal holdings of the museum are the six La Dame à la Licorne (The Lady and the Unicorn ...
Centre Pompidou
Commonly known as the Beaubourg, this distinctive building was commissioned in 1968 by the then President Georges Pompidou, and opened in 1977. Most Parisians were initially shocked by its unconventional 'inside out' architectural style; air conditioning, escalators and lifts are all on the outside, giving the interior unparalleled freedom. Extensively refurbished in the late 1990s, the center is home to the Musee National d'Art Moderne and the Bibliothèque Publique d'Information (BPI) as well as temporary exhibitions, cinemas, and other attractions. Hours and admission prices vary for individual attractions.

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Neighborhoods

Neighborhood
1 Rue Cler
Rue Cler (colorful neighborhood)

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Web Sites

www.new-paris-ile-de-france.co.uk
Paris Ile-de-France tours

en.parisinfo.com
Paris convention and visitors office

www.paris.fr/english
Mayor of Paris

www.culture.fr
French Ministry of Culture

www.rmn.fr
Réunion des Musées Nationaux

www.pagesjaunes.fr
Les Jaunes Pages

www.patriciawells.com
Food related info

www.dininginfrance.com
Dining in France
www.secretsofparis.com
Secrets of Paris - Private Custom Tours & Free Paris Resource Guide

www.paris-anglo.com
paris-anglo.com : Eat. Drink. Work. Play. Understand.

www.francetoday.com
France Today: French Travel, Culture and Life & Style

www.parisnotes.com
Paris Notes: Paris France Information

www.parisdailyphoto.com
ParisDailyPhoto

www.metropoleparis.com
Ric's Metropole Midi

www.french-word-a-day.typepad.com
French Word-A-Day

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