Which are the Most Amazing Places to Visit in Paris?
1st day try to do sandermans free walking tour from the latin quarter near notre dame...well worth it and you get a general history and the lay of the land for some of paris...
Close by the start of the tour you can do the 5e arrondissement – Panthéon and the Luxembourg Garden both together but the gardens are just so beautiful to just sit so allow time there(rer train station port canal)
Do the light show of Eiffel Tower at 9 and 10pm from the trocaderro(catch the metro to station of the same name and walk across the road towards the tower...amazing pics from there...
Google the back enterance in the The Louvre if your going and you will save time on lining up in the general entry it took me 3 minutes to get in as opposed to over 1 hour at front main enterance( had to find though) find the elevator in the lobby as this is 1 of the top 10 elevators in the world
Canal Saint-Martin in the 10th and 11th(metro Republique) for a afternoon stroll in the and walk across its so beautiful there and all the old boat locks still in use for cruise boats...take a picnic and bottle of red and just sit and ppl watch...
Le Marais is in the 4th and its my favourite,so hip and the 2nd oldest part of paris after the Latin Quarter the shops are cute and everything is small designers of clothes,food and homewares,buskers in the streets and good coffee...catch the metro to hotel de ville and walk up well worth the effort...centre Pompidou is the inside out building and is deep inside the back streets of the 4th unusual and wonderful to see...good to ppl watch there too great cafes and restuarants there
Shakespeare and Company for the history its opposite notre dame and near the start of the free walking tour...and the water feature in front is where the original centre of all time was measured in france, beside the book shop is a narrow dark old cobbled street which is the oldest untouched street in paris part of the latin quarter
Catacombes de Paris is a must do and you need to allow a bit of time as there is always a line to get in...catch the rer to Denfert-Rochereau and its out the front of the train station
Montmartre(just do the whole suburb...lol) is where sacre couer is so climb the stairs and this is another must do church but the beautiful part of the suburb is the streets off to the left when at the top where the church is...maison rose pub is where shakespear used to drink with friends and wrote some of his works...also do Le clos Montmartre which is a vineyard that has been producing wine for hundreds of years and you can still buy the wine from here in ocober only
Close to Notre Dame on the island is also a very famous church called Sainte-Chapellewhich has links all the way back to loius the 16th and Marie Antionette prayed there and where the relics of christ was sailed back modern day istanbul and stored for his pleasure it was where the french revolution started at the very front of that church and the steps beside the church is where she was tried and found guilty before being marched down those very stairs to a carriage to take her to her death
Père Lachaise Cemetery(metro Philippe Auguste) is good to see where there are some very famous ppl buried jim morrison,chopin and oscar wilde come to the front of the most famous its free to walk threw and its close to pigtaille and the moulin rouge!!!
Petite Ceinture is the disused railway that is all over grown and left to rot in paris it was built by neoplean the 3rd to ship relics in and it still stands today...i got in from a street in the 19th but you need to find the route and check this out,no tourists here at all...lol...not even a lot of locals know of this place
Is a small but overlooked church but the history of this church is amazing and its link to rome and christianity...well worth a look
The "i love you" wall is in montematre and is cool to see and photograph its right at the entrance in a park near(metro abbesses)which was also made famous from the movie Amelie and you can see parts of that movie all through montmatre...i saw the cafe "Café des Deux Moulins" and she skipped stones at the start of Canel St Martin near the boat locks
I havent done this but looks so cool so i will do next time im there
Also you can do the crypte of notre dame its a little hard to find the entry but there is an enterance to it in front of the church itself back near the road
Here is the link for the crypte of notre dame
One of the holiest relics is kept in notre dame and is not labelled or made a fuss of it sits directly at the back of the church in a red glass case thats frosted but if you kneel down when the light is shining through you can see its image through the glass...its believed to be christs ring of thorns(ive got picks i can send)...do Notre Dame on Sunday morning if possible as the sunday service includes all the monk songs and incense burning in the service...amazing to see and listen to!!!
Julien aurouze and co is a shop on rue des halles(metro chalelet) near the 1st district can do with la marias it has a long history as a exterminators shop with dead rats still hanging in the windows(bizarre but funny to see)
Paris Coulée verte René-Dumont is an elevated rail line that is only 1 of 2 in the world(other is in NYC) its a lovely walk with trees and flowers...great to see catch the train or metro to gare de lyon and walk towards it where you can also do rue cremieux a beautiful street well worth the visit
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