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Top 10 songs about Paris

Paris the stylish, elegant, the city of love, the city of Lights. There are so many adjectives to describe how unique Paris is! The singularity of Paris has inspired many singers around the world in their expression of love towards Paris. Here is our selection of the most beautiful songs about Paris.

J’ai 2 amours – Joséphine Baker (1931)  PLAY

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Josephine Baker was an American-born French dancer and singer. She was the leading character of the famous revue “Revue nègre” where she wore a skirt of bananas. She came to France in 1924. The song speaks of her love of Paris and her native country and framed the opening of a museum about French colonialism.

Ménilmontant – Charles Trenet (1938) PLAY

Originally from a small town in the south of France, Charles Trenet moved into the Ménilmontant neighborhood (in the 20th district of Paris) which he deals with in this song. It has had great success for many reasons. When it was released, Charles Trenet was at the top of his career as an icon for the Parisian youth. Besides, he was influenced by the American jazz and swing tones which were quite popular at the time.

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Paris – Edith Piaf (1949) PLAY

Edith Piaf is one of the most iconic singers of French music. Most of her songs are about Paris. She loved this city and described the Parisian life in her tunes. She was popular in France and abroad. All of her tunes where a success. The movie which was about the career of Marcel Cerdan, a boxer, is a good hymn of  the city because the boxer is French and the scene takes place in Paris and the US. She had a love affair with the boxer Marcel Cerdan and wrote ‘Hymne a l’amour’ in his honor after he died in a plane crash.

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Sous le ciel de Paris – Yves Montand  (1951) PLAY

Yves Montand was a Franco-Italian actor and singer who was famous for more than his abilities.  Married to a famous French actress Simone Signoret, he had an affair with Marilyn Monroe. In 1951, the French singer Jean Bretonnière performed this song for the French movie “Ciel de Paris”. Because of its great success, the song was covered by numerous musicians. Later, Yves Montand decided to re-performed it. That way, the song “Sous le ciel de Paris” became a kind of hymn of the city of Paris.

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La complainte de la Butte – Traditional song  PLAY

The song was written for Renoir’s movie “French Cancan“.  The song was also part of the soundtrack for the movie ‘Moulin Rouge‘. The term “butte” refers to the hill of the Montmartre district of Paris. It tells the love story of a poet and a beggar. They met one night and fall in love with one other, but, sadly, never meet up again.

T’en souviens-tu la Seine – Anne Sylvestre (1964)  PLAY

Anne Sylvestre is a French singer who moved to Paris from Lyon to pursue her singing career. In 1964, Anne Sylvestre released her fourth album “T’en souviens-tu la Seine”.

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Il est 5H Paris s’éveille – Jacques Dutronc (1968) PLAY

“Il est 5h Paris s’éveille” is one of Jacques Dutronc’s most popular songs. Written in 1968, this song had great success because it mirrored the political and social issues of the time.

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Les Champs-Elysées – Joe Dassin (1969) PLAY

Joe Dassin was a Franco-American singer. His song refers to the Champs-Elysées avenue which was regarded as a chic and elegant place in the 1960s. It depicts the meeting of a couple on the most beautiful avenue in the world.

Paris – Marc Lavoine (1992)

Marc Lavoine is a French singer and actor. After staying in the US, he came back to France and released the album “Paris”. This new album was very popular, especially because he tried to add a lot of  romanticism in his songs. The song “Paris” describes the city of Paris in a very nostalgic way.

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Rive gauche – Alain Souchon (1999) PLAY

The song “Rive gauche” from 1999 refers to the part of Paris which is on the south bank of the Seine river. It describes the evolution of Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood from 1950 to 1990.

J’aime plus Paris – Thomas Dutronc (2007)

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This French singer is the son of Jacques Dutronc, previously mentioned released this song in 2007. In this song Thomas Dutronc portrays a different side of Paris than is usually portrayed.

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La Seine – Vanessa Paradis (2011)

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In June 2011, the French singers Vanessa Paradis and Matthieu Chedid collaborated to sing this tune, which is part of the soundtrack for the movie “A Monster in Paris”.

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Paris by night – Bénabar (2014) PLAY

Bénabar is a French singer, songwriter. In his songs Bénabar talks about everyday life. ‘Paris by Night’ is the first song of his new album releases in 2014.

 

Foreigners singing about Paris

April in ParisFranck Sinatra (1932)

I love Paris – Cole Porter (1962)

The last time I saw Paris – Dean Martin (1962)

Bonjour Paris – Liza Minelli (1991)

 

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Market Tours

Market Tours In Paris

You wouldn’t want to visit Paris and not take the sneak peek of the city’s Market Tours. There’s more that awaits on a trip to Paris than sculptures and monuments. One of the best ways to discover a culture is through its culinary delights and flea markets. Paris is widely considered a top destination for gastronomes and flea markets from around the world. Paris continues receiving accolades for its food products and flea markets, which undoubtedly form a cornerstone of the French way of life.

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Each district in Paris has its own weekly, bi-weekly, or quasi-daily market. Neatly stacked fruits and vegetables, bundles of carrots, ruffles of succulent butter lettuce, and baskets golden Chanterelle mushrooms will catch you off guard with the intrinsic beauty of French Fresh Produce. Visit to a fromager’s stall to view the delectable wares on display, such as artisan raw-milk cheeses so special they’re unavailable anywhere else in the world or take in charcuterie, homemade paté, and foie gras at the boucherie stand.

Food Market Tour

The Marche d’Aligre is just the perfect spot to explore typical Parisian market shopping experience.

The Aligre is an  open air market and is covered by Marche Beauvau markets, surrounded by flea-market stalls making it, a three in one market, and is  best place to get a real taste of the cosmopolitan nature of Paris. There are different types of stalls selling all sorts of products  from vintage and contemporary bits of crockery to clothes and last century’s gramophone players. Make sure you are not late or  you may miss out on the best things the market might have an offer on that particular day.

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Market Tours in Paris will take you to experience immense gourmet experience and discover some of the most famous Parisian food markets known for the quality of their products including Batignolles Market, Aligre Market, Montorgueil and Levis street. 

Small-Group Gourmet Food and Market Tour of the Bastille District in Paris

The Marché d’Aligre has an array of products from les fleurs (flour) to fruits, with variety of many other things. Has long history of serving its quartier (quarter)—the market was inaugurated in 1781— some even consider it le Second Ventre de Paris (Second Belly of Paris), based on Émile Zola’s famous novel, set around Les Halles, the enormous, busy central market of 19th Century Paris. Stroll through the maze of stalls, hand-picking seasonal produce. Explore how the market system works, food origins, and the core idea of terroir , or how Parisians go about shopping for their food and the consequences and significance of this on the French cuisine.

Flea Market Tours

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The Dauphine market one of the 14 markets in the Saint-Ouen fleamarket – Credit: Wikipedia

Paris’ St-Ouen flea market, known as Marché aux Puces St-Ouen or Les Puces de St-Ouen, is one of the largest flea markets in the world. Discover an impressive vintage focused area with 14 different markets and more than 2000 shops and get a customized experience to help you get the best shopping in Paris. Depending on your needs, we will reach and explore in depth some of the following markets: Malassis, Dauphine, Vernaison, Biron, Paul Bert, Serpette and Jules Vallès. Explore, your knowledgeable guide will explain the history of the market, which dates back to 1885, while showing you many of the secret corners of the vibrant market.

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 As you stroll through the market, have a throwback to a different era, learn all about know-how’s of bargain in the market: how to distinguish junk from genuine gems, where to go for the biggest discounts, and who sells what and where. Hear tales of famous celebrities like Sharon Stone and Madonna, who’ve been known to shop here, and learn about their favorite market shops at St-Ouen Flea Market: Bargain-Hunting Tour in Paris

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Discover the markets of Paris

Paris is known for being the capital of fashion and shopping is one of the things you should not miss while you’re here. But don’t forget that there is more than shops and malls. Have you ever thought about shopping on one the beautiful markets. You will certainly find what you’re looking for! Let’s discover our selection of market places in Paris.

Book market

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There is only one book market in Paris. Obviously, this is a place to go for lovers of old books since you will find a great deal of ancient and second-hand books.

  • Opening: All the year on Saturdays & Sundays from 9 AM to 6 PM.
  • Location: 8th district of Paris, metro stop Porte de Vanves metro station (line 14).

Stamp markets

In contrast to the urban legend, stamps are not in voice of disappear! People still collection them. Paris offers one stamp market for lovers of stamps.

  • Opening: All the year on Thursdays from 9 AM to 7.30 PM.
  • Location: 8th district of Paris, metro stop Champs-Élysées – Clemenceau metro station (lines 1 and 13).

Food markets

Food markets are an important part of French lifestyle since you can find the freshest food there. Basicly, you can find local food markets in every part of town but some of them are still special. Click here to learn more about the food markets of Paris such as Raspail or le Marché des Enfants Rouges.

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Flower market: Marché aux Fleurs – Reine Elizabeth II

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Created in 1808,  this flower market is the oldest flower market of Paris with a huge selection of seasonal and exotic flowers and plants. Its original name is Marché aux Fleurs, meaning Flower Market. In 2014, Queen Elizabeth II visited France for the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Therefore, the market was renamed.

  • Opening:  Every day from 8 AM to 7.00 PM except on Sundays.
  • Location: 4th district of Paris, metro stop Cité metro station (line 4).

Flea markets

Flea markets are the perfect occasion for those who are looking for second-handed and vintage things like clothes, books, furniture or other things.

The Saint-Ouen

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The Dauphine market one of the 14 markets in the Saint-Ouen fleamarket – Credit: Wikipedia

The Saint-Ouen flea market is one of the largest flea markets in the world. Spreading over 7 hectares, it is known for the huge amount of rare antiquities.

  • Opening: Mondays, Sundays and Saturday from 9 AM to 7.30 PM.
  • Location: 18th district of Paris, metro stop Porte de Clignancourt (Line 4) metro stations.

Porte de Vanves

The Porte de Vanves flea market is not the biggest one but its medium size allows vendors to exhibit an important amount of antique items. Moreover, you will be able to enjoy advice of professional antiques sellers.

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  • Opening: On weekends from 9 AM to 7.30 PM.
  • Location: 14th district of Paris, metro stop Porte de Vanves (Line 13) or Porte de Clignancourt (Line 4)

Note if you want to avoid the crowd, the morning is the best moment for you to go there (between 9 AM and 10 AM).

Montreuil

This market, which exists since 1860, has kept its traditional aspect. That means that most of the goods that are displayed there are ancient. So, it will be the perfect place if you are looking for retro and vintage stuff. Take note that this is not a very touristy place. Thus it enables you to discover a calm and authentic market.

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  • Opening: On Mondays until Saturdays from 7 AM to 7.30 PM.
  • Location: 20th district of Paris, metro stop Porte de Montreuil metro station (Line 9).

If you want further information about Paris markets Click here (French)

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25 Movies About Paris

Sure – Paris is one of the most famous metropoles but did you already know that it is also a popular scene for movies? We have prepared a short overview of movies about or set in Paris.

Amélie Poulain (2001) – Romantic Comedy

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Amélie Poulain was directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet with Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz and Isabelle Nanty in the leading role. Amelie is a waitress for a small café in Montmartre. She gave up her sentimental life after love failures.  Her life will change after the death of the princess Diana on August, 31st 1997.

 

Paris brûle-t-il (1966) – Historical Movie

 

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Paris brûle-t-il directed by René Clément with Jean-Paul Belmondo, Charles Boyer and Leslie Caron in the leading roles. It is an historical movie that shows the French resistance and military actions against the Allies who occupied the city. Will they be able to get away from the Allies ‘control?

2 days in Paris (2007) – Romantic Comedy

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2 days in Paris was directed and produced by Julie Deply with her, Adam Goldberg and Daniel Brühl in the leading roles. Marion, played by Julie Deply, is a French photographer who lives with her boyfriend in New York City. They will spend 2 days in Paris but the journey will be difficult, she will be struggled between her ex relationship and her parents’ reactions. This movie received the Coup de Coeur Awards (Mons International Festival of Love films) and the Prix Jacques Prévert du Scénario for the Best Screenplay.

 

Chacun recherche son chat (1996) – Romantic Comedy

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Chacun recherche son chat (1996) was directed by Cédric Klapisch, with Garance Clavel, Zinedine Soualem, Renée Le Calm and Oliver Py. Chloé, played by Garance Clavel, is a make-up artist who decides to take vacations. To do so, she needs to give her cat to her neighbor. The old woman will lose the cat in the crowd, in a famous area. Will they be able to find the cat again?

Midnight  in Paris (2011) – Romantic Comedy

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Midnight in Paris was directed and written by Woody Allen, with Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams and Marion Cotillard in the leading roles. In 2013, this movie received the Golden Globe Awards for the best Screenplay Gil (Owen Wilson) and Inez (Rachel McAdmans) are two American fiancé who want to get married. They spend few days in Paris, Gil fall in love with the city and decide to stay here against the others ‘opinion.  While he travel over the city, to find inspiration for a new novel to write, he fall in love with Adriana (Marion Cotillard). Who will he choose between Inez and Adriana?

Tout le monde dit I love you (1966) – Musical Comedy

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Tout le monde dit I love you (1996) is an American musical comedy directed by Woody Allen with himself, Julia Roberts and Goldie Hawn for the leading roles.  This movie deals with the romantic adventures.

Moulin Rouge (2001) – Musical

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Moulin Rouge was directed by Baz Luhrmann with Ewan McGregor, Nicole Kidman, Jim Broadbent, Richard Roxburgh and John Leguizamo in the leading roles. Christian (Ewan McGregor is a young poet. He moved to Montmartre and met Henri de Toulouse Lautrec (John Leguizamo) who convinced him to write a play for the Moulin Rouge. This movie won more than 15 awards and was also nominated for a lot.

Da Vinci Code (2006) – Thriller

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Da Vinci Code was adapted from Dan Brown’s detective novel of the same name. The movie was directed by Ron Howard with Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen and Alfred Molina in the leading roles. One day, the professor Robert Langdon who study the symbols, was called to the Louvre Museum. The Sainère died, and left a symbol behind him, we need Professor Langdon to solve this mystery.

Le dernier métro (1980) – Romance

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Le dernier metro is a french movie directed by François Truffaut with Catherine Deuneuve, Gérard Depardieu and Heinz Bennet in the leading roles. The movie took place during the time when the Allies occupied the north of France. Marion Steiner (Catherine Deneuve) only thinks about the rehearsals of a play. The play was at first directed by her Jewish husband. While everybody think that Lucas Steiner (Heinz Bennet), her husband has left France, he is hiding in the basement of the theater.  This movie have received a lot of awards for the best movie, best scenario etc.

La traversée de Paris (1956) – Comedy

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La traversée de Paris is a franco-italian comedy movie directed by Claude Autant –Lara with Jean Gabin, Bourvil and Louis de Funès in the leading roles.  Marcel Martin (Bourvil) is an unemployed taxi driver who earns money by delivering things on the black market. One day, he will have to deliver by foot, 4 suitcases which contains pork. This movie received the best French film of the year.

La Grande Vadrouille (1966) – Comedy

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La Grande Vadrouille is a movie directed by Gérard Oury, with Louis de Funès, Bourvil and Terry-Thomas in the leading roles. This is the story of two Frenchmen who works for a British Air Force. The two Royal Air bomber try to avoid being caught by the Germans, who occupied France. For more than 30 years, la Grande Vadrouille was the movie with a successful cinematography worldwide, before being outdated by Titanic in 1998. For more than 40 years it was the movie with the biggest success the French territory before being outdated by Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis

Intouchables (2011) – Comedy

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Intouchables is a French comedy movie directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toleadano, with François Cluzet and Omar Sy in the leading roles. It is the second movie with the biggest box office in France. Omar Sy received the César Award for Best Actor. The movie starts with Driss (Omar Sy) and Philppe Maserati (François Cluzet) being chased by the police as Driss drive at high speed. Then Driss said that Maserati has an epileptic seizure and that he needs to be driven to the hospital rapidly. See this movie to know more about their one of a kind friendship.

La haine (1995) – Drama

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La haine is a french black and white drama, directed by Mathieu Kassovitz with Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundé and Saïd Taghmaoui in the leading roles. It was nominated for the Cesar Award 11 times and won 3 times for the Best Movie. The movie starts with the aftermath of riots which opposed the youngster and the police in a suburb. It follows the adventures of 3 young friends of Abdel Ichaha: Vinz (Vincent Cassel), Hubert (Hubert Koundé) and Saïd (Saïd Taghmaoui).

Ratatouille (2002) – Animation

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Ratatouille is an American animation film directed by Brad Bird, provided by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The title of the movie refer to a famous French dish. Remy is a rat who wants to become a cook.  He will meet Alfredo a young man who works at a famous restaurant. One day, Alfredo Linguini, a garbage man for a restaurant, will be in trouble, he will spill accidently a soup but he can’t cook. Remy will help him to cook the soup again.

Les bossus de notre dame (1996) – Animation

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Les bossus de Notre-Dame is a Disney animation movie produced by Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise and Tab Murphy. This movie was inspired by the novel “Notre-Dame de Paris” of Victor Hugo. It was successful that there was a second volume in 2002. The movie start in 1482, Clopin is a gypsy who came to Paris 20 years ago. He makes laugh the children in front of a theatre. Claude Frollo, is an evil judge, he chase the gypsies who illegally entered Paris.  Will Clopin be able to make a living in Paris? This movie was nominated over 15 times and won 7 awards.

Un American à Paris (1951) – Musical

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This movie is a musical directed by Vincente Minnelli, with Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant and Georges Guétary in the leading roles. It was inspired by the orchestral composition of George Gershwin: An American in Paris. The movie took place in Paris, Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) is a young painter who fall in love with Lise (Leslie Caron) who already have a fiancé.  Will they be able to be together? This movie received a lot of awards for Best Art, Best Picture etc.

Ne le dis à personne (2006) – Thriller

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Ne le dis à personne is a french thriller directed and produced by Guillaume Canet with François Cluzet, André Dussollier, Maria-Josée Croze and Kristin Scott Thomas in the leading roles.  This movie is a remake of the same name novel of Harlan Coben.  Margot and Alexandre are each another madly in love. To celebrate their love, they have a regular anniversary. Margot and Alexandre were assaulted: Mary died and Alexandre was in coma during few days. Once he wake up, he is suspected by the police. Will he be able to clear his name?

 

Taken (2009) – Thriller

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Taken is a French thriller, directed by Pierre Morel with Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, and Leland Orser in the leading roles. Bryan (Liam Neeson) is a retired CIA who lives alone. His wife, Lenore (Famke Janssen) and his daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) lives together. Kim comes to France with her friend Amanda to visit her father. While their trip, Amanda and Kim will be kidnapped by sex trafficking organization. Here start the hunting of Bryan, who will do everything to find his daughter.

Le diner des cons (1998) – Comedy

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Le diner des cons is a French comedy, directed and written by Francis Veber, it was inspired by his play. We have Jacques Villeret, Thierry Lhermitte, Francis Huster and Alexandra Vandernoot in the leading roles.  Pierre Brochant is a publisher who regularly organize “idiots’ dinner” with his friends. Each of the people who participates have to bring a dumb person.  Nominated 6 times at the Cesar Awards in 1998, it received 3 awards: Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Writing.

Inception (2011) – Science fiction

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Inception is an American science fiction directed, produced and written by Christopher Nolan, with Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon –Levitt and Marion Cotillard in the leading roles.  Dominick Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Arthur (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) are outlaw extractors. They get information by spying the subconscious of some people thanks to a new technology developed by the United States. Saito (Ken Watanabe) is a Japanese business man who is targeted by Dom and Arthur.  Saito will make a deal with them: if they prove his innocence, he will give the “Inception”.

Les misérables (2012) – Romantic Musical

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Les miserable is a romantic musical directed by Tom Hooper with Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried in the leading roles. This movie was inspired by Victor Hugo’s novel: les Misérables. During the XIX Century, Jean Valjean is a former convicted who has to take care of Cosette, the daughter of Fatine, a estate woman who had to prostitute to make a living for her and her daughter. This movie had won more than 30 awards.

Aristochats (1970) – Animation

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Aristochats is an animation movie of Walt Disney productions that was produced by Wolfgang Reitherman. It was inspired Tom McGowan and Tom Rowe. Duchesse is a cat who lives in a house of a former opera singer, Adélaide Bonnefamille, in Paris with her 3 kitten: Marie, Toulouse and Berlioze. This rich old woman is making her will, she will have to give all her legacy to someone but she doesn’t have anyone beside her cats. Edgar, the major- domo of the house, who is unhappy about Adélaide’s will. What will happen between Edgar and the cats?

Les rivières pourpres (2000) – Thriller

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Les rivieres pourpres is a French movie directed by Mathieu Kassovitz with Jean Reno, Vincent Cassel, Nadia Farès, Dominique Sandra and Karim Belkhadra in the leading roles . It is a remake of Jean Christophe’s same name novel. Pierre Niémans (Jean Reno) is a French police officer who investigate about a murder. Max Kerkérian (Vincent Cassel) is a lieutenant in a small city, who also investigate about a hit-and-run case.  The two cases are similar, Niémans and Kerkérian are looking for the same person.

Un monstre à Paris (2011)  – Animation

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Un monstre à Paris is a French animation movie directed by Bibo Bergeron and produced by Luc Besson. The story happen in 1910, during the flood of Seine River. Two friends: Emilie and Raoul, create a monster accidentally in the scientific lab. The monster is terrifying all the inhabitants.  Lucille, friend of Raoul, is a singer for a successful cabaret : “l’oiseau rare”. One day, she met the monster and discovered his hidden singing talent. Will the monster be still terrifying for everyone?

Dernier Tango à Paris (1972) – Drama

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Le dernier tango à Paris is a French and Italian drama directed by Bernardo Bertolucci with Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider and Jean-Pierre Léaud in the leading roles. Paul (Marion Brando) is a 40 years old man who is married to a hotel owner. Rosa, the hotel owner cheats on Paul with a lodger and one day she kill herself. Jeanne (Maria Schneider) is a young woman who lives with her widow mother. Those two want to leave their house and are looking at the same apartment but they will be engaged in a relationship even if they don’t know anything about each another.

Arc de triomphe, les choses a voir a Paris en deux jours

Les choses à voir à Paris en deux jours

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Deux jours à Paris ne sont pas assez de temps pour voir toute la ville, mais si cela est tout ce que vous avez, ne vous inquiétez pas – il suffit de planifier en conséquence. Un séjour de deux jours est suffisant, aussi longtemps que vous êtes efficace! Voici un guide sur les choses à voir à Paris en deux jours.

2 jours à Paris

Jour 1- Commencez votre premier jour à la Tour Eiffel. La Tour Eiffel est situé sur le Champs de Mars et a plus à offrir que juste la vue à couper le souffle! La Tour Eiffel a trois niveaux ouverts au public. Les trois étages sont accessibles par des ascenseurs, et les deux premiers niveaux sont également accessibles par des escaliers. Voici une ventilation de ce que chaque niveau a à offrir.

Niveau un: plancher transparent, immersion spectacle, affichage interactif sur l’histoire de la Tour Eiffel, une boutique de souvenirs, le 58 Tour Eiffel Restaurant, le Buffet Tour Eiffel

Niveau deux: idéal pour la prise de vue, trois boutiques de souvenirs, le buffet Tour Eiffel, du restaurant Jules Verne, histoire fenêtre, vision bien

Niveau trois: le bureau de Gustave Eiffel, cartes panoramiques, un petit modèle de la Tour Eiffel d’origine, le bar à champagne

things to do paris 2 days

Après la visite de la Tour Eiffel, vous rendre à la Seine et à bord d’un Bateau-Mouche pour une visite de Paris à partir de la rivière! La majorité des monuments de Paris sont situés le long de la Seine, alors profiter d’une croisière en bateau-mouche est le moyen le plus efficace de voir les choses à Paris en deux jours. things to see paris 2 days

Un endroit populaire à Paris qui est pas situé sur la Seine est L’avenue des Champs-Élysées. L’avenue des Champs-Élysées est bordée de magasins de marchandises et est un endroit parfait pour un déjeuner délicieux; il est aussi la plus belle avenue du monde. Faites votre chemin dans une brasserie traditionnelle, ou d’une boulangerie locale pour un sandwich sur le pouce!
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L’après-midi est un moment idéal pour visiter le quartier de Montmartre. Etant l’un des quartiers les plus anciens et les plus intéressants de paires, Montmartre est un must pour les choses à voir à Paris en deux jours. Lancer sur le boulevard de Clichy, au bas de la colline, et de faire votre chemin dans les rues pavées de La Basilique de Sacré-Cœur. Montmartre est également le Moulin Rouge, les marchés de rue, et de Saint-Pierre de Montmartre.
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Jour 2- Commencez votre deuxième journée à Paris avec un voyage à la célèbre Musée du Louvre. Le Louvre possède une incroyable collection de 35 000 œuvres d’art, et de ne pas mentionne la belle architecture détail dans le bâtiment lui-même. En plus de voir la Joconde et d’autres chefs-d’œuvre, le Louvre possède deux cafés situés dans le musée un café situé juste en dessous de l’entrée Pyramide. Il ya trois visites guidées par jour du Louvre, mais si vous préférez vous aventurer sur votre propre il ya un guide accès instantané audio avec des commentaires sur plus de 1000 chefs-d’œuvre disponible pour un peu plus de 2 €.

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Après votre visite au musée du Louvre, la tête de la cathédrale Notre-Dame. Notre-Dame est ouvert tous les jours de l’année et les visiteurs sont invités à visiter l’intérieur de la cathédrale et de participer à ses services. La cathédrale est remplie de vitraux, histoire détaillée, l’architecture gothique, et est libre d’entrer, mais si vous souhaitez voir la vue imprenable du haut des tours, il vous en coûtera un peu plus.

things to see in paris in 2 daysthings to see in paris in 2 daysLa prochaine chose à voir à Paris est de deux jours est le Marais. Dans votre après-midi ici, vous devez visiter la place la plus ancienne et la plus belle de Paris, la Place de Vosges. Voici les artistes, les visiteurs et les habitants vont se prélasser au soleil parisien à l’été. Le Marais regorge aussi de galeries d’art et boutiques à la mode, non seulement à l’intérieur, mais aussi dans les rues. Le Marais est également connu pour diverses spécialités culinaires, surtout le brunch du dimanche.

things to see in paris in 2 days

Si vous vous retrouvez avec un peu de temps, je vous recommande de le dépenser au Musée d’Orsay fortement. Ce musée abrite des peintures impressionnistes de style, meubles, sculptures et photographies.

Plus de jours? Il y a encore beaucoup à faire à Paris comme à explorer cimetière du Père Lachaise et d’entendre les histoires de tous les français et les étrangers enterré là. Prenez un voyage d’une journée ou deux à Vallée de la Loire, Chartres, ou le Mont-Saint-Michel.

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Aller à Londres lors d’une excursion de Paris avec Eurostar

En plus de Paris, Londres a des nombreuses attractions principales pour les touristes de profiter! Avec l’achèvement du chemin de fer Eurostar en 1994, le tunnel sous la Manche relie ces deux villes animées en seulement deux heures. Voici ce que vous devez savoir si vous allez à Londres lors d’une excursion de Paris avec l’Eurostar.

Comment arrivez-vous à Londres en Eurostar?

La première chose que vous devez faire est de réserver un billet de train. Billets Eurostar peuvent varier de très raisonnable extrêmement coûteux dans le prix selon le moment où vous achetez votre billet. Pour les meilleurs tarifs, réserver vos billets au moins trois mois à l’avance. Si réservé trois mois à l’avance, les prix des billets peuvent commencer aussi bas que $ 52,00 par personne et par trajet. Plus vous vous rapprochez de votre date de départ, le plus cher qu’ils obtiennent, et si vous décidez de réserver des billets d’une semaine à l’avance, les prix sont autour de 100,00 $ par personne et par trajet. Le plus tôt vous savez quand vous voulez aller, le meilleur!

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Le voyage de Paris à Londres en Eurostar prendre environ deux heures, et il ya des trains au départ environ toutes les heures à partir d’environ 7h00 et le dernier train quitte peu après 21h00. A Paris, les trains partent de la Gare du Nord, et arrivent à Londres à la gare de St. Pancras International.

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Qu’y at-il à faire et à voir à Londres?

London Eye – une excellente façon de voir la ville de Londres, jour ou de la nuit!

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Westminster Abbey – lieu de repos des tombes royales, le président du Couronnement, et où le prince Charles et la princesse Diana se sont mariés.

London Excursion Paris Eurostar

Big Ben – la célèbre tour de l’horloge à l’extrémité nord du Palais de Westminster, la maison du Parlement britannique.

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The Tower of London – Forteresse et le palais de Sa Majesté situés sur la Tamise, la maison des bijoux royaux.

London Excursion Paris Eurostar

Madame Tussauds – célèbre musée de cire et amusant pour tout le monde, des chiffres allant de les Royals de Bollywood!

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Theatre District – avec plus de 40 sites dans le West End de Londres, des billets sont disponibles pour les spectacles, y compris Roi Lion, Jersey Boys et Les Misérables.

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Notre sélection des brasseries typiques

Si vous êtes à la recherche pour certains endroits où dîner et que vous voulez sentir, voir et sentir le vrai Paris, vous avez besoin de dîner dans une brasserie. Servant des spécialités intemporels, brasseries parisiennes vous donnera une tranche de la vraie vie parisienne avec une expérience mémorable. Voici notre sélection des brasseries parisiens typiques:

1) Brasserie Flo:

Presque hors de la vue, la Brasserie Flo est orné de statues de minuscules lumières ornés, peintures murales, sculptures complexes et sur le lambris de bois sombre. Cette brasserie a une petite fusée allemande et sert des spécialités classiques comme le steak tartare, huitres chaudes au champagne et petit salé aux lentilles.

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Addresse: 7 cour des Petites-Ecuries, Paris, France, 75010

Téléphone: 01 47 70 13 59

Site-web: www.brasserieflo-paris.com/en/

2) La Coupole:

Avec Ernest Hemingway présente sur sa soirée d’ouverture, La Coupole détient la réputation d’être le plus grandiose brasserie à Paris. Décoré avec art par les artistes de Montparnasse, vous pouvez danser dans la salle de bal bas ou prendre un délicieux repas sur la terrasse.

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Addresse: 102 boulevard du Montparnasse, Paris, France, 75014

Téléphone: 01 43 20 14 20

Site-web: www.lacoupole-paris.com

3) Bofinger:

Connue comme la plus ancienne brasserie à Paris, Bofinger est décoré dans un style Belle Epoque. Avec une sélection exceptionnelle de fruits de mer, vous pouvez avoir un avant-goût de tartare de saumon, les escargots, les huîtres, les fruits de mer ou de plateau gigantesque.

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Addresse: 5-6 rue de la Bastille, 75004

Téléphone: 01 42 72 87 82

Site-Web: www.bofingerparis.com

4) Terminus Nord:

Situé en face de la Gare du Nord de Paris, Chef Pascal Boulogne traite les convives à l’ultime expérience parisienne. Les voyageurs arrêtent souvent ici dans la matinée pour un croissant et un petit café, où le déjeuner et le dîner sont accompagnés de vins français.

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Addresse: 23 rue de Dunkerque, Paris, France, 75010

Téléphone: 01 42 85 05 15

Site-web: www.terminusnord.com/en/

5) Brasserie ma Bourgogne: 

Situé dans le quartier du Marais à Paris, Brasserie ma Bourgogne vous permet de dîner en face de la magnifique Place des Vosges. Ici vous pourrez déguster quelque chose de plats traditionnels de la Bourgogne, les plats traditionnels de la campagne Beaujolais.

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Addresse: 19 Place de Vosges, Paris, France, 75004

Téléphone: 01 42 78 44 64

Site-web: www.ma-bourgogne.fr

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3 Endroits à Rester dans Paris

Avec 14 arrondissements et plus de 2000 hôtels situés dans Paris, une grande partie de l’effort peut aller dans le choix le parfait pour répondre à vos besoins pour votre voyage. Voici notre recommandation pour vous sur 3 endroits pour séjourner à Paris.

1) L’Arc de Triomphe

La zone autour de l’Arc de Triomphe est un endroit populaire pour les touristes de rester à Paris. En effet, il est un lieu de banlieue facile. Il ya un accès facile aux taxis, les bus et le métro, ce qui peut vous prendre trop et depuis l’aéroport, monuments et musées pour un coût très faible. En outre, cette région dispose de plusieurs hôtels de qualité et vérifiées. Parce qu’il est un mélange entre les hôtels des chaînes internationales, comme Radisson et Best Western, et les hôtels locaux, vous obtiendrez la meilleure valeur pour votre argent ici. Enfin, depuis le trottoir des Champs Elysées en haut de l’Arc de Triomphe, cette région a une des meilleures vues de la ville des lumières.

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2) Museé Louvre/Le Marais

Rester près du Louvre ou dans le quartier du Marais, il est idéal si vous voulez être à proximité d’une variété de monuments, musées et activités. A l’est du Louvre, vous êtes près du Jardin Tulleries, Musée d’Orsay, Place de la Concorde, les Champs-Élysées, le Grand Palais, le Pont Alexandre III, et si vous vous sentez aventureux et que vous avez des chaussures de marche sur, Les invalides. A l’ouest du Louvre, vous êtes près de la Seine, le Pont Neuf, La Sainte Chapelle, Notre-Dame, le Centre Pompidou, l’Hôtel de Ville de Paris, et le Forum des Halles. Si vous cherchez un endroit très culturelle de rester, choisir de rester dans le quartier du Marais qui est considéré comme «vieux Paris». Si vous séjournez dans Le Marais, vous serez à proximité de la Place de Vosges, le musée Victor Hugo, le musée Picasso, plusieurs belles cours, le Musée Cognac-Jay, rue des Rosiers, le Cloître des Billettes, le Centre Pompidou, et Village Saint-Paul. Ces zones sont aussi connus pour leurs hôtels haut de gamme.

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3) Saint-Germain-de-Près

Ce quartier chic de Paris est connu pour ses restaurants de qualité et d’anciens résidents. Situé dans le 6ème arrondissement de Paris, Saint-Germain-de-Prés est le foyer de restaurants étoilés Michelin notés comme Guy Savory et La Société. Il est également le foyer de cafés célèbres, comme Café Flore, Café Les Deux Magots et la Brasserie Lipp, où la célèbre artiste et écrivains utilisés pour passer leur temps. En outre, Saint-Germain-de-Prés est l’ancienne maison de Boris Vian, connu comme le prix couronne de Saint-Germain-de-Prés, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Ernest Hemingway, André Breton, Pablo Picasso, et la dernière résidence d’Eugène Delacroix, qui est à la maison est maintenant un musée.

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What to do in Paris for a Week

Quoi faire à Paris en une semaine

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L’intention de passer une semaine à Paris? Il y a tellement de choses à voir et à faire, mais avec ce guide, vous saurez exactement quoi faire à Paris pour une semaine.

Jour 1

  • Le Musée du Louvre – Contenant plus de 35 000 chefs-d’œuvre, le Louvre est le musée le plus visité au monde. Le foyer de la Mona Lisa, Liberty Leading the People et The Raft of the Medusa.
  • La Tour Eiffel – Le monument le plus symbolique de la culture française, la Tour Eiffel est un must à Paris. Admirez au niveau du sol, ou de faire l’aventure au sommet!What to do in Paris for a Week
  • Une Dîner croisière Bateaux-Mouches – Ceci est la façon idéale de terminer une longue journée. À bord d’un Bateaux-Mouches sur la Seine et profiter d’un délicieux repas tout en admirant Paris de la rivière.

Jour 2

  • La Cathédrale Notre-Dame – Prendre plus de cent ans pour terminer, la cathédrale Notre-Dame est majestueux avec ses vitraux, l’architecture gothique, et des gargouilles. Entrez la cathédrale gratuitement, ou monter dans les tours pour et vue imprenable sur Paris pour un coût supplémentaire.
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  • Musée d’Orsay – A l’origine une gare ferroviaire, le musée d’Orsay abrite aujourd’hui de nombreuses peintures impressionnistes d’artistes tels que Van Gogh, Renoir, et Monet.
  • Le Marais – Une fois que le quartier aristocratique de Paris, Le Marais est maintenant rempli de galeries d’art, de la mode hip et restaurants branchés. Arrêtez la Place de Vosges qui est la plus ancienne place prévue à Paris.

Jour 3

  • Le cimetière du Père Lachaise – De six personnes ayant mis au repos l’année d’ouverture, à plus de 6000 moins de 10 ans plus tard, Père Lachaise dans le lieu de repos de plusieurs personnes célèbres. Visitez les tombes de Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, Chopin, Géricault, Molière et Balzac.
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  • Montmartre – Accueil du Moulin Rouge, le Sacré-Cœur Basilique, et l’église de Saint-Pierre, les rues pavées de Montmartre sont vivantes! Relevez le défi de faire tout le chemin jusqu’à la colline pour visiter la Basilique ou choisir de monter le «train petite ‘vers le haut à la place.
  • Musée Grévin – Comparable à Madame Tussauds, le musée de cire Grévin est un endroit idéal pour les enfants à obtenir leurs photos prises avec des icônes comme Barack Obama, le pape Francis, Einstein et Gandhi.

Jour 4

  • Château de Versailles – L’un des châteaux les plus grands et les plus luxueux du monde, Versailles est un endroit que vous aurez envie de passer une journée entière à. Promenez-vous dans la galerie des Glaces, puis se diriger vers les jardins. Ne pas oublier de faire le petit voyage à la maison de Marie-Antoinette et le Grand Trion.What to do in Paris for a Week

Jour 5

  • L’Arc de Triumph – Situé dans le centre de la Place Charles de Gaulle, l’Arc de Triomphe est l’un des monuments les plus célèbres de Paris. Cette honneurs d’arc tout le monde qui ont combattu et est mort dans la Révolution française et les guerres napoléoniennes. Les victoires et leurs généraux sont inscrits sur la surface de l’arc. Comme la Tour Eiffel, vous pourrez admirer à partir du niveau du sol, ou choisir de monter au sommet pour une vue à couper le souffle de Paris.What to do in Paris for a Week
  • Champs Elysée / Avenue Montaigne – A l’est de l’Arc de Triomphe, les Champs Elysée est qui est bordée de nombreux magasins, restaurants, parcs et monuments. Bifurquant de Champs Elysée Montaigne Ave. Certains des boutiques les plus luxueuses se fait sur cette rue et comprend des magasins comme Louis Vuitton, Dior et Chanel.
  • Musée Rodin – Ouverture en 1919, le Musée Rodin est dédiée pour afficher le travail de l’artiste Auguste Rodin. Beaucoup de sculptures de Rodin sont situés dans le jardin, tandis que 300 cents de ses œuvres se trouvent dans la maison principale, l’Hôtel Biron.

Jour 6

  • Saint-Michel – Près de la Seine, la place Saint-Michel est le foyer de la Fontaine Saint-Michel et montre une vue de Sainte-Chapelle et Palais de Justice. Saint-Michel est pleine de charme historique.
  • Saint-Germain-de-Près – Dans le cadre du Quartier Latin de Paris, Saint-Germain-de-Prés est la germination de boutiques uniques, des restaurants et une ambiance parisienne. De loin l’un des plus grands domaines de flâner à Paris.
  • Jardin du Luxembourg – Commandée par Marie de Médicis en 1612, le Jardin du Luxembourg est divisé en deux gardes: anglais et français. Au total, il ya 106 statues réparties à travers les deux jardins, avec un verger de pommiers, des fontaines, et la roseraie. Il y a beaucoup d’activités pour les enfants qui se déroulent dans le parc ainsi.What to do in Paris for a Week

Jour 7

  • Les Invalides – Maintenant, le lieu de repos de Napoléon, des Invalides est un musée national de Paris présentant tout ce que tout le monde voudrait savoir ou voir à propos de l’armée française. En plus d’être un musée de la guerre, des Invalides est inclut aussi un hôpital pour anciens combattants.
  • Les Catacombes de Paris – Contenant les restes de plus de six millions de personnes, cette ancienne mine de calcaire à Paris, est maintenant un labyrinthe souterrain éclairé. Les gens ont visité cet ossuaire depuis le début du 19e siècle et maintenant les gens alignent encore à venir voir l’endroit attentivement ossements humains quelque 40 pieds sous terre.
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Planning a Trip to Paris with Kids

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Thinking of taking your kids on a vacation trip to Paris? It could be difficult to understand what there is to do. Here are 10 things to do when you plan vacations to Paris with kids.

1) Take a stroll along the Seine 

vacation trip paris kidsWith a majority of famous monuments of Paris located in close proximity to the river, the Seine is a magnificent area to take a stroll with kids. You can see the la Tour Eiffel, le Musée d’Orsay, Place de la Concorde, le Louvre, le Pont Neuf, l’Hôtel de Ville, Notre-Dame and La Sainte Chapelle. If you find yourselves walking along the Seine, near the Musée d’Orsay, the Invalides, and Place de la Concorde, you will find an area by the Seine called les Berges. Les Berges offer a numerous amount of outdoor play structures, outdoor games, and rest areas for kids.

2) Disneyland

vacation trip paris kidsAs the most visited theme park in all of France, Disneyland Paris is an adventure to bring kids to. Disneyland Paris is composed of two parks: Disneyland Park et Walt Disney Studios Park. Allow for at least one day at Disneyland Paris because both parks are filled with restaurants, charming experiences, and rides including Tower of Terror, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, Dumbo the Flying Elephant and Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast.

3) Bateaux Mouches

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Another way you can explore Paris with kids is by riding on a Bateaux Mouches. This outdoor tour boat is a wonderful way to relax for an afternoon, and not miss out on one of the must see sites. Bateaux Mouches also offer cruise lunches and dinners for an additional cost. Keep in mind that there are also discounted prices for kids.

 

4) Museums 

Paris, being a historical city, there are several museums to visit! In addition to the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay, the Centre Pompidou has interactive exhibitions for kids. The Musée de la Poupée is enchanting for little girls and Grévin is a wax museum where kids can take pictures with famous wax figures like Barack Obama, Brigitte Bardot and the queen.
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5) Les Invalides

Les Invalides houses the biggest collection of the nation on the history of the French army and the remains of Napoleon housed in an extravagant tomb. This is the ideal place for kids who are a little older (teenagers) interested in weapons of war and history.
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6) Champs Elysées

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For an ideal shopping session, or for a stroll on a beautiful Parisian day, go towards avenue des Champs Elysée. At the Champs Elysée there are stores that everyone loves. From high-end luxury boutiques like Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Chanel, to less expensive options like Banana Republic, Marks and Spencer, and Levi, there is a store for everyone to shop at!

7) Restaurants 

vacation trip paris kidsAll parents know that kids can be difficult at times, especially when they are hungry! No need to stress. Paris has very accommodating restaurants pour kids. Here are some of our recommendations: Angelina, La Boule Rouge, Le Grande Café, and Pizza Pino.

8) Luxembourg Gardens 

vacation trip paris kidsThere’s no better place to let out a little energy than the Luxembourg Gardens. Initially commissioned by Marie de Medici, this park holds more than 2000 trees, 100 statues, monuments, and fountains. It is the setting of various pieces of famous literature including the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Misérables. The Luxembourg Gardens is a fantastic spot to bring the family for a picnic and after, to rent mini wooden boats for boat races in one of the fountains.

9) The Vincennes Zoo

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In Paris, there are several zoos and aquariums to visit, but the most popular, the Vincennes Zoo, is a success for kids. There are five principal natural environments (bio zones) that make up the zoo. The Vincennes Zoo allows you to have breakfast with giraffes, special encounters with animals in the animal park, and provides guided tours.

10) Versailles

The majestic Palace of Versailles is a place where you shouldn’t miss seeing when planning your tips to Paris with kids. Located on the outskirts of the city if Paris, Versailles is the most exquisite palace of all of France. After having gone through the palace, make your way to the gardens to see the fountains. If you’re lucky, you might see the water show! You can bring a picnic here, stay in the gardens, make your way to the little pond, or take a little train to discover the Grand Trion and the house of Marie-Antoinette. Be sure to give yourself a lot of time for Versailles, as there is a lot to do and see.
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5 monuments à voir à Paris

Avec Paris étant la ville animée qu’il est, il peut être difficile de déterminer où aller et les lieux à voir. Après avoir lu notre guide des lieux d’intérêt à Paris, vous saurez exactement où vous voulez aller !

1) La Tour Eiffel

Signature du monument de Paris! Debout à plus de 1000 pieds de haut, la Tour Eiffel offre une vue imprenable sur Paris. Vous pouvez vous arrêter sur le premier niveau pour une vue incroyable et les achats dePlaces of Interest Paris souvenirs ou les lieux de niveau d’intérêt Parissecond, qui abrite le célèbre restaurant Jules Vernes. Si vous vous sentez vraiment aventureux, continuer sur le troisième niveau de l’expérience d’une vue à 360 ° au niveau des nuages. Ne pas oublier d’arrêter au sombre pour voir la Tour Eiffel tout illuminé!

2) Le Musée du Louvre

Venez visiter le plus grand musée du monde et l’un des principaux lieux d’intérêt à Paris. Auparavant, l’ancienne résidence des rois de France, le Louvre accueille aujourd’hui plus de 35.000 chefs-d’œuvre. De la Joconde à la Pyramide du Louvre, il est un chef-d’œuvre pour tous les goûts.
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3) Le Musée d’Orsay

En plus du Louvre, Paris abrite le Musée d’Orsay. Musée d’Orsay est mondialement connu pour sa collection d’art impressionniste de différents médiums: peintures, Places of Interest Parissculptures, meubles, et la photographie. Situé sur la rive ouest de la rivière Seine, le musée d’Orsay est juste en face des magnifiques Jardins des Tuileries.

 

 

 

4) La Cathédrale de Notre-Dame

Ouverture dans le 14ème siècle, Notre-Dame est connue pour son architecture, vitraux, gargouilles, et est le cadre pour le célèbre roman, Le Bossu de Notre-Dame de Victor Hugo. Vous pouvez simplement observPlaces of Interest Pariser le merveilleux de l’extérieur, ou de choisir d’entrer dans la cathédrale et être surpris par le design d’intérieur.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5) Montmartre

Situé dans le 18ème arrondissement de Paris, il y a beaucoup de choses à voir à Montmartre. Visitez la basilique du Sacré-Cœur, le Moulin Rouge, ou Espace Dalí à absorber la culture Montmartre a à offrir. Montmartre est un lieu de banlieue pour vous promenant à travers les rues sinueuses ou attraper un tour sur le “petit train”.

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Lorsque vous voyagez à l’étranger, la préparation est essentielle pour assurer un voyage sans stress. Autant que vous vous préparez, il est facile de faire des erreurs lors de l’organisation de votre voyage. Pour éviter ce genre de complications, nous vous invitons à vous familiariser avec la monnaie locale, les fuseaux horaires, les jours fériés, les numéros de téléphone d’urgence, etc., avant votre voyage. Vous pouvez trouver toutes ces informations ici.

Tax & Pourboire

La taxe est incluse dans le prix de tous les éléments , de sorte que vous ne payez que ce qui est sur l’étiquette de prix . Quand il vient à basculer en France , les frais de service est inclus dans votre projet de loi, donc pas besoin de laisser un pourboire .
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Logement

Planifier un voyage à Paris, mais ne savez pas où aller ? Consultez notre guide des arrondissements pour savoir qui l’un des quartiers emblématiques de Paris est le meilleur pour vous. Pour hôtel distinctions en France, consultez notre guide d’hôtel.

Frais

Bien que Paris est connue pour être l’une des villes les plus chères du monde, il est possible de trouver une bonne affaire si vous planifier à l’avance et savez où chercher. Consultez notre Calculateur du coût de voyage gratuit pour une estimation de ce que vous allez passer lors de votre prochain voyage.

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Paris est une ville historique et abrite plusieurs attractions de renommée mondiale qui sont à ne pas manquer. (Pour obtenir des conseils sur la façon d’ éviter les longues lignes à Paris, cliquez ici. ) Toutefois, si possible, vous devriez vous familiariser avec quelques-unes des régions les moins populaires à découvrir le charme local. Pour un guide complet à 20 arrondissementstips paris  de Paris, y compris les activités et des principales attractions, cliquer ici.

Activités pour les enfants

Lorsque vous voyagez avec des enfants, il peut souvent être difficile de trouver des activités pour les enfants. En dépit d’être une grande métropole, Paris offre de nombreuses options amusantes pour vos petits enfants. De les promenades à poney au Jardin du Luxembourg à la magie de Disneyland, il y a quelque chose pour satisfaire les intérêts de chaque enfant.

ParisByM peut vous aider à planifier votre voyage et de l’enregistrer sur votre hôtel à Paris : nous pouvons réserver vos billets pour les visites de monuments, vous épargner le temps d’attente en ligne, vous aider à trouver un hôtel à votre budget, et vous fournir un itinéraire complet de ce à quoi faire à Paris pour la durée de votre séjour.

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D Day sites: The American Sector

On 6th June of 1944, the largest naval battle in history occurred in Normandy. With more than 155,000 soldiers, 14,000 war ships and thousands of airplanes, the Allies fought to liberalize France from the German occupation in the World War II.

What to see?

D Day sitesBest known as D-Day, it was what many consider the turning point of the war. Combating the German occupation, the Normandy region became a home base of sorts for the units of the Allies. The American units, which had a huge role in the battle, were established in what is now named “The American Sector”, composed of some beaches and villages.

Many consider Omaha beach the most important one. It is here that the Americans landed and faced their first battle in hopes of liberating Europe. The Americans also landed, due to some miscalculations, in the Utah Beach. These two beaches are close in proximity, and in both locations, you will find many memorials, bunkers, and war remnants.

Colleville-sur-Mer - Cimetière américain de Colleville… IntercomAnother important place was the small town “Sainte-Mère-Eglise”, located in the heart of the airborne operations, this village served as a key place that proved vital to stop the German reinforcements. Also widely know for being the location where the airbornes were launched from.

 

6 kilometers (approximately 4 miles) away from Omaha beach, you can find the “Pointe du Hoc”, a cliff used by the American forces as an attack point.

The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is a large cemetery where more than 9000 fallen American soldiers are buried. It serves as a memorial from France to honour those who died for the liberty of the country.

How to experience?

D Day SitesThe American sector of Normandy has many stories throughout history to tell. From ParisByM, we recommend to take a guided tour to not miss any detail of the largest naval battle in history. In addition, many parts of the Normandy regions has memorials, museums with real war machines and iconic places which were a key to the victory.

Feel free to discover how the Americans helped liberalizing Europe through the feelings: the horror of war, the strategy and the euphoria of the victory in 1945.

Further posts:

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5 DDay Tours in Normandy

What are the main tourist attractions in Normandy?

Paris in 2 days, paris all inclusive

Qu’est-ce qu’un offre des vacances tout compris à Paris ?

Qu’est-ce qu’un offre des vacances tout compris à Paris ? Voici votre guide pour ce qui est (et ce qui est pas) inclus.

Ce qui est compris

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Tout compris généralement signifie que tous les aspects de votre séjour sont pris en charge, y compris l’hébergement. Vous aurez généralement rester dans un hôtel 3 ou 4 étoiles vous assurer que vous êtes à l’aise pendant votre voyage. L’hôtel sera généralement dans un emplacement central, tels que le centre historique de la ville.

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Itinéraire & visites

Visites et itinéraires programme sont un autre aspect d’un forfait tout compris. En tant que touriste, vous ne pouvez pas être aussi familier avec la région et aurez besoin de quelques conseils dans le choix de l’endroit où aller et comment accéder à ces endroits. Un forfait tout compris vous donne les moyens de rendre du point A au point B de la manière la plus efficace possible.

Billets

paris all inclusive Trouver le moyen le plus efficace pour voir tous les sites est toujours l’objectif de toute vacances. Un forfait tout compris comprendra des billets ainsi que les visites du programme / itinéraires de sorte que vous ne devez pas vous inquiéter de les acheter lors de vos vacances. Un bon forfait tout compris vous fournir des billets accélérées qui vous permettent de sauter les longues lignes à les principaux monuments.

Ce qui n’est pas compris

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Pourquoi la nourriture non inclus ? Lorsque vous voyagez, il est pas rare que des retards et des erreurs. Si tous les repas sont fournis à des moments précis de la journée, vous risquez de manquer certains d’entre eux en raison de retards de transport ou des problèmes inattendus à l’un des sites.

Vous aussi vous ne voulez pas être lié à certains moments et les lieux de repas, qui peuvent restreindre où vous êtes en mesure d’explorer et pour combien de temps.

Donc là vous l’avez … votre guide à un forfait vacances tout compris Paris, une excellente option lorsque vous voyagez à la Ville Lumière !

ParisByM peut vous aider à planifier votre voyage et de l’enregistrer sur votre hôtel à Paris : nous pouvons réserver vos billets pour les visites de monuments, vous épargner le temps d’attente en ligne, vous aider à trouver un hôtel à votre budget, et vous fournir un itinéraire complet de ce à quoi faire à Paris pour la durée de votre séjour.

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Nos top 3 offres des vacances à Paris

ParisByM.com offre plusieurs options de forfaits de vacances pour tous les goûts et les intérêts (et vont même créer des packages sur mesure, ainsi). Voici une ventilation de nos forfaits top 3 de vacances.

Paris Tout Compris

paris all inclusive Durée : 2-4 jours
Logement : 3 à 4-étoile hôtel dans le centre de Paris 
Prix : €250 / personne 

Le forfait tout compris Paris est un forfait plus générale, populaire parmi ceux qui viennent pour la première fois, vous permettant de voir les principaux sites et attractions tout en restant dans un excellent hébergement.

Contourner les longues lignes dans les principaux monuments avec des billets accélérées, et profiter d’un repas ou du shopping dans l’un de nos endroits recommandés. Vous recevrez les promenades exclusive de la ville conçu par ParisByM.com qui vous permettent d’explorer certains des quartiers les plus célèbres de Paris (Notre-Dame / City Center, Marais, Montmartre, Saint-Germain / Quartier Latin) sur votre propre temps. Non seulement vous verrez les attractions les plus populaires, mais certains sites moins connus de la ville, aussi bien.

En plus de la ville promenades, vous pourrez profiter d’une croisière sur la rivière le long de la Seine et une visite auto-guidée du cimetière du Père Lachaise (itinéraire et les cartes fournies).

Avec le forfait Paris tout compris, vous avez la possibilité d’aller à Versailles. Cette excursion d’une journée vous donne accès au Château de Versailles, ainsi que les magnifiques jardins. Le transport est fourni de Paris à Versailles en train à grande vitesse.

Trajet Weekend à Paris

paris all inclusive; paris, holiday, packagesDurée : 3 jours / 2 nuits – flexible
Logement : 3 à 4-étoile hôtel dans le centre de Paris 
Prix : €350 / personne 

Les week-ends à Paris package est conçu pour ceux au sein d’une proximité de Paris ou en France qui souhaitent visiter Paris pour le week-end. Vous serez accueillis dans un hôtel haut de gamme lors de vos vacances, et, comme le paquet de Paris tout compris, vous recevrez des billets accélérées pour les principaux monuments.

Profitez de promenades en ville à Paris Centre, le Marais ou Quartier Latin, et Montmartre, et visites guidées de la ville en bus, à vélo ou une vieille voiture française typique. Vous ferez l’expérience d’ une représentation théâtrale et / ou spectacle de cabaret, ainsi que d’une croisière sur la rivière vous permettant de voir quelques-uns des sites les plus célèbres de la ville à partir de l’eau.

Trajet Romantique à Paris

paris all inclusive Durée : 3-4 jours 
Logement : 3 à 4-étoile hôtel dans le centre de Paris
Prix : €450 / personne

Il y a une raison de Paris est connue comme la ville de l’amour … venez découvrir de première main de la romance de la ville avec le voyage romantique à Paris package. Conçu pour les couples, ce forfait vous et votre partenaire avec un traitement VIP sur votre retraite romantique offre.

Profitez des promenades intimes à travers les quartiers les plus aimés de Paris, et d’explorer certaines des zones les plus luxueux, tels Champs-Elysées et l’avenue Montaigne. Aller en haut de la Tour Eiffel, le site le plus romantique du monde, et l’expérience d’un spectacle de cabaret dans l’un des cabarets les plus célèbres de Paris.

Les activités optionnelles comprennent une excursion d’une journée à Versailles, le Val de Loire ou de la région Champagne.

ParisByM peut vous aider à planifier votre voyage et de l’enregistrer sur votre hôtel à Paris : nous pouvons réserver vos billets pour les visites de monuments, vous épargner le temps d’attente en ligne, vous aider à trouver un hôtel à votre budget et vous fournir un itinéraire complet de ce à quoi faire à Paris pour la durée de votre séjour.

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Notre sélection des vacances de luxe européennes

L’Europe est le foyer de nombreuses villes magnifiques où vous pourrez vous offrir des vacances de luxe. Voici notre sélection des destinations de vacances de luxe européens, y compris l’hébergement, les spas, les activités et la cuisine.

PARIS

La maison de haute couture et de délices gastronomiques, Paris est pluxury european holidays as étranger au luxe. Offrez-vous des vacances haut de gamme dans l’un des palaces chics de la ville. Choisissez parmi les classiques, tels que Le Bristol, Le Meurice, l’Hôtel Four Seasons George V ou le Plaza Athénée, ou opter pour un plus up-and-coming prise sur le luxe à l’hôtel Shangri-La Paris ou le Mandarin Oriental.

De nombreux palais abritent spas, où vous pourrez bénéficier d’une variété de cheveux, la peau, et des soins du visage et des pratiques holistiques. Essayez le George V Spa (Four Seasons George V), l’Institut Dior (Plaza Athénée), Spa Sémonin (Le Bristol), ou Spa Valmont (Le Meurice).

Après vous faire dorloter au spa, il est temps d’explorer la ville dans le style. Optez pour une visite privée des attractions les plus populaires de Paris pour éviter les lignes et obtenir le traitement VIP. En outre, vous pouvez demander une option unique de tournée, comme une vieille tour en voiture parisien avec un chauffeur privé ou une virée shopping sur les Champs-Elysées et l’avenue Montaigne avec un personal shopper.

Pas de vacances de luxe parisienneluxury european holidays serait complète sans goûter un peu de la cuisine de renommée mondiale de la ville. Accueil de plusieurs restaurants étoilés au guide Michelin, vous aurez un certain nombre de restaurants de classe mondiale à choisir, y compris la Tour d’Argent, Guy Savoy, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, et, bien sûr, propre de la Tour Eiffel, Jules Verne .

LONDRES 

Pour un avant-goût de luxe britannique, dirigez-vous vers Londres, où vous découvrirez le style prim-et-proper, noluxury european holidays -nonsense de raffinement. Séjournez dans l’un des hôtels haut de gamme de Londres, tels que The Savoy, The Landmark, The Goring, The Dorchester, ou The Langham.

Comme Paris, Londres est la maison à un certain nombre de spas, dont beaucoup sont situés dans des hôtels haut de gamme. Favoris comprennent Chuan Spa (Langham), So SPA (Sofitel London St James), Landmark Spa and Health Club (Landmark), et ESPA Life (Corinthia Hôtel Londres).

Londres offre plusieurs options d’activités de luxeluxury european holidays à choisir. Tour de la ville dans le style avec votre propre chauffeur privé, profiter d’un dîner-croisière sur la Thames, ou faire du shopping à un grand magasin de luxe, tels que Harrod’s ou Harvey Nichols.

Bien que pas connu pour ses prouesses culinaires, Londres fait plusieurs restaurants raffinés, y compris le Gordon Ramsay et Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, les deux étoilés au Michelin.

 

VENISE
luxury european holidays Une des destinations les plus romantiques, Venise est un choix populaire pour les vacanciers de luxe. Séjournez dans l’un des hôtels haut de gamme situés le long des canaux tels que Aqua Palace Venise, JW Marriott Resort and Spa, Londra Palace, et l’Hôtel Excelsior de Venise.

Pour une séance de spa détente, choisissez l’une des nombreuses spas d’hôtels haut de gamme, tels que Casanova Wellness Centre (Hôtel Cipriani), E’space Fitness and Wellness Center (Molino Stucky Hilton) ou La Perla Della Laguna (San Clemente Palace).

Venise offre un certain nombre d’ activités de luxe pour que vous appréciiez. Faites un tour en gondoleluxury european holidays exclusive le long de la boîte

als, assister à un unique opéra à Musica a Palazzo, ou tenter votre chance au blackjack au Ca’ Vendramin Calergi Casino de Venise.

Découvrez les saveurs de l’Italie à le seul Michelin restaurant trois-étoilé de Venise, Antica Osteria Cera ou l’un des établissements deux-étoilés, comme Quadri ou Il Ridotto.

MADRID

Un lieu de vacances de luxe souvent négligé, Madrid est un excellent choix de vacaluxury european holidays nces. Avec son climat parfait et décontracté nature, vous êtes sûr d’avoir un temps merveilleux dans cette ville animée. Séjournez dans l’un des hôtels 5 étoiles de Madrid, tels que AC Palacio del Retiro, l’Hôtel Wellington, le Sheraton Madrid Mirasierra Hôtel et Spa, ou l’Hôtel Ritz de Madrid.

Ne pas oublier de vous faire dorloter dans l’un des spas de luxe de la ville , comme le Health Club Caroli (Wellington Hôtel), Chi Spa, The Lab Room (Hôtel Miguel Angel), ou Fusiom.

Faites de vos vacances de luxe aussi mémorable que possible avec en réservant une visite privée après les heures de musée du Pradoluxury european holidays ou le musée Thyssen, un billet VIP à un match du Real Madrid, ou un personal shopper qui peuvent maximiser votre expérience de shopping dans une ville étonnamment élégant.

A la fin de votre séjour, nous vous invitons à dîner dans un des restaurants Michelin étoilés de Madrid, comme le trois-étoilé Diverxo ou les deux-étoilés La Terraza del Casino, El Club Allard, ou Sergi Arola.

 

ParisByM peut vous aider à planifier votre voyage et de l’enregistrer sur votre hôtel à Paris : nous pouvons réserver vos billets pour les visites de monuments, vous épargner le temps d’attente en ligne, vous aider à trouver un hôtel à votre budget, et vous fournir un itinéraire complet de ce à quoi faire à Paris pour la durée de votre séjour.

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6 Trésors cachés à Paris

Alors que Paris est connue pour ses monuments et attractions principales, telles que la Tour Eiffel, le Louvre et les Champs-Elysées, il est également à la maison à de nombreux endroits moins connus d’intérêt. Voici 6 de nos trésors cachés préférés de Paris.

hidden gems paris Montmartre

Alors que Montmartre est connu comme la maison du Sacré Coeur et le Moulin Rouge, il a beaucoup plus à offrir. Touristes sautent souvent sur d’autres parties du quartier qui valent bien la visite. Visitez le cimetière, une ancienne carrière de gypse où plusieurs artistes célèbres sont enterrés. En outre, vous pouvez visiter les vignobles, couvrant plus de 1 556 miles carrés et avec plus de 27 variétés de vin.

Bercy Village

hidden gems paris Cette petite endroit dans le 12ème arrondissement présente une belle collection de boutiques et de rues pavées qui vous font oublier que vous êtes même à Paris. Classée monument historique depuis 1986, il est un important centre culturel. Avec plus de 30 boutiques et restaurants, un cinéma UGC, et un accès facile à partir de l’arrêt de métro Cour Saint-Emilion à la ligne 14 , il est une destination populaire parmi les habitants de Bercy, mais pratiquement inconnue des touristes.

hidden gems paris Boulevard Brune

Situé à la périphérie sud de Paris, cette rue souvent négligé est très animée avec charme authentique parisien. Explorez les nombreuses boutiques locales, louer un des appartements du studio d’étudiant tout compris, assister à une classe à une salle de sport bon marché, ou acheter des produits frais à partir de l’un des nombreux stands qui bordent la rue le jour du marché. Cette rue est un point d’accès facile à d’autres endroits à Paris , car il est situé entre les deux stations populaires arrête, Porte d’ Orléans et Porte de Vanves, et dispose d’un tramway longeant il.

hidden gems paris Parc des Buttes-Chaumont

Ce parc moins connu est un véritable joyau parmi les attractions principales surpeuplées de Paris. Elle est bordée de magnifiques chutes d’eau , des ponts et de verdure, ainsi que d’une montagne rarement grimpé offrant une vue magnifique sur le parc et une réplique du Temple romain de Sibylle au sommet.

hidden gems paris Ruches

Niché dans un coin sud-ouest du Jardin du Luxembourg se trouve un groupe de ruches. Les producteurs de miel local, les abeilles sont une partie inattendue de la production alimentaire de Paris. Une visite des ruches vous permet d’apprendre sur le processus de production de miel. Vous pouvez même vous inscrire classes offertes deux fois par semaine à tenter votre chance à l’apiculture.

hidden gems paris Paris Sewer System

Les égouts ancienne de Paris a été transformé en un musée. Offrant un regard unique sur l’histoire longue et complexe de drainage parisien, ce fascinant musée vous permet promenant dans les tunnels très utilisés pour recueillir les eaux usées de la ville, voir le système des eaux usées au travail.

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Bastille Day

Bastille Day

History

Bastille Day

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Bastille Day, or the French national holiday, commemorates the end of the French monarchy and the beginning of the French Revolution. After years of economic struggle and overwhelming hunger, the French commoners decided to rebel against the lavish spending of the monarchy and the growing socioeconomic divide between classes.

On July 14th, 1789, the fed-up bourgeoisie stormed the Bastille prison to protest the unjust rule of King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette. This successful revolt by the people of France marked the beginning of the French Revolution and the shift from absolute monarchy to republic.

How to Celebrate Bastille Day in Paris

The capital of the French Republic, Paris offers a number of fantastic ways to celebrate the French national holiday. Large public events featuring food and dancing are offered all night long and many attractions offer extended hours and free admission. Check out our list of where to celebrate Bastille Day in Paris!

Bastille Day

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Military Parade

On la fête nationale, the iconic Champs-Elysées becomes a patriotic symbol of French national identity. Visitors can line the streets from the Place de l’Étoile to the Place de la Concorde to see the members of the French armed forces march, fly, and ride through their capital city. The parade starts at 10:10am, but be sure to get there early for the best views!

Free Performance at the Opéra de Paris 

On July 14th, enjoy a free ballet performance at the Opéra de Paris. Featuring the works of choreographic legends Justin Peck and George Balanchine, this captivating matinée is a great way to start your Bastille Day celebration! The free show starts at 2:30pm, but space is limited, so get there early. You can find more information at the  official site of the Opéra de Paris.

Bastille Day

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Fireworks Display

Head down to the Champ-de-Mars or Trocadéro to catch Paris’s annual fireworks display. This year’s theme Paris est une fête (“Paris is a party”) begins at 11:00pm and will feature approximately 35 minutes of dazzling pyrotechnic delights! Definitely a must see for all ages!

Fireman’s Ball

Fitting the party theme, the fireman’s ball is an annual favorite among Parisians and visitors alike.  On the nights of July 13th and 14th, head over to one of the numerous firehouses in Paris for a night of dancing in the City of Light! Beginning at 9:00pm, you can dance the night away until 4:00 in the morning each night for free, although most venues will ask for a small donation to the fire station. For a list of all firehouses Bastille Day celebrations in Paris, check out this article from the Paris Tourism Office.

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What tourists enjoy in Paris guided tours

If you’re traveling to Paris and don’t know what to do or if you find yourself overwhelmed by all of the enticing options – the best and most enjoyable solution is to take a guided tour of Paris . Here’s why:

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Boat tour on the Seine

1. A nice sample

If you choose a guided tour of Paris through ParisbyM, you get to see a good range and sample of The City of Lights’ most mesmerizing sights, attractions and culture. If you see something you like – you can always make a note of it and head back there later. And if you’re only in Paris for a short period of time – then a tour is the surest way to take advantage.

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Bus tour of the main attractions

2. A true Parisian point of view

A guide can make or break a tour. That’s why ParisbyM has selected only the best tour guides in the city. They take you to their favorite spots and hidden gems around the city and as a result, you start feeling like less of a tourist and more like a resident. They also give you an interesting history lesson along the way – so no need to keep your head buried in your travel guide! You can also ask your guide for advice on what to do for the rest of your trip – they always know the best places to eat, drink and be merry!

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In the midst of a group guided tour

3. Meeting fellow travelers

Going on a guided tour is one of the best ways to meet new people while traveling. You can make new friends or even encounter a new travel buddy. And – if you’re traveling solo or a bit of an introvert, this is a good opportunity to be social!

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Meeting friends along the way

4. Group or private tours

Guided tours in Paris come in all different shapes and sizes. If you’re a social butterfly or prefer to be alone – no worries, there’s a tour in Paris for that! ParisbyM can set you up on a tour that suits your needs and preferences.

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Classic car tour

5. Getting around

There are so many different ways of seeing the sights in Paris. You can take a boat tour on the Seine, see the city from above on the roof of a bus or tour in style in a classic car. If you would rather go at a slower pace, to really soak everything in, take a bike or traditional walking tour. And if you’re looking for something a little different and fun, ride around the city on a Segway – helmets included!

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One of the best views during a Segway tour

6. Themed tours

There are a lot of tours in Paris where you see the main attractions, but there is also a large selection of themed tours. If you’re a foodie – you can go on a gastronomic tour and taste some of the best food the city has to offer. And since you are in one of the best city’s for wine – why not take advantage and go wine tasting with an expert sommelier.

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Having fun while wine tasting

These are just a few of the many reasons to take a Paris guided tour – and ParisbyM can help you book one before or after your flight.

Take the stress and out of your travel planning and book a tour that you won’t forget.

Happy touring!

Book one of our Paris vacation packages to fully discover the city within your time and budget constraints. The Paris weekend escape is aimed at people who already came to Paris and want to discover new stuff this time., weekend break

Venez à Paris pour vos week-ends

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Que ce soit sur votre propre, avec des amis, ou votre autre significatif, Paris est un lieu enchanteur pour échapper à pour le week-end. Voici quelques idées pour quand vous allez à Paris pour vos week-ends.

Activités Culturelles

Musée du Louvre

Classé par le Smithsonian comme l’un des meilleurs 28 endroits à voir avant de mourir, le musée du Louvre a plus de 35 000 chefs-d’œuvre dont la Joconde, Radeau de la Méduse et Liberté guidant le peuple.

Louvre museum, Venez à Paris pour vos week-ends

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Les Catacombes

Après un problème de surpeuplement dans les cimetières parisiens à la fin du 18e siècle, le Conseil d’Etat a décidé de supprimer les six millions de restes de cimetière des Innocents dans les carrières de Paris. Voilà comment les catacombes ont été formés. Maintenant un musée de labyrinthe, les catacombes sont ouverts au public de voir.
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La Cathédrale de Notre-Dame

Cette cathédrale de style gothique est le plus célèbre cathédrale de Paris. Achevé en 1345, Notre-Dame est intimement construit avec incroyables vitraux et des gargouilles détaillées. Il est libre d’entrer et a une option pour monter dans les tours pour avoir une vue incroyable pour un supplément.
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Les Invalides

Il ya cinq musées qui composent Invalides, ainsi que d’un hôpital pour anciens combattants (fondé par Napoléon), une cathédrale et d’autres bâtiments militaires. Les Invalides est le plus connu pour le sarcophage de Napoléon Bonaparte et le Musée de la guerre.paris weekend break

Promener et découvrir

Montmartre

An area full of winding streets, Montmartre is where you an walk and discover local artists, small shops, and flavorful bistros. Make sure you stop by the steps of Sacre-Cœur  Basilica or the Moulin Rouge! paris weekend break

Quai de Seine

La Seine, qui traverse le cœur de Paris a de nombreuses activités à offrir! Vous pouvez tout simplement se promener le long de la rive du fleuve pour une soirée de détente, un conseil Bateaux Mouches, ou découvrir les Berges, qui propose de nombreux jeux et activités de détente et sportives ainsi.
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Saint Germain de Près

Situé autour de l’ancienne abbaye de Saint-Germain-des-Prés, ce quartier de Paris est rempli de galeries d’art haut de gamme, boutiques de créateurs, cafés plein d’écrivains, et le jazz dans la rue dans les mois les plus chauds. Saint Germain de Prés a été aussi une fois la tache que Claude Monet annonce Auguste Renoir a partagé un studio et étaient Albert Camus et Jean-Paul Sartre ont trouvé leur inspiration.paris weekend break

Le Marais

Avec bâtiment pré-révolutionnaire et un remplissage médiévale, le Marais une superficie de galeries d’art à la mode, boutiques de mode, de petites boutiques et de nombreux restaurants et bars. Le Centre Pompidou et Place des Vosges sont des endroits que vous ne devriez pas manquer!paris weekend break

Activités Romantiques

Croisière-Souper

Un dîner croisière est partout très romantique, mais pas aussi romantique que sur la Seine! Bord d’un célèbres Bateaux Mouches pour la même et profiter d’un dîner appétissant tout en apprenant à voir les plus célèbres monuments de Paris.
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La Tour Eiffel

Trouvez votre chemin à travers la ville de l’amour de la Tour Eiffel dans la nuit. Chaque soir à partir de 22 heures sur l’heure, les lumières de la Tour Eiffel scintille, qui est une vue parfaite pour les amoureux. Si vous avez besoin des plans de dîner, faire des réservations à l’restaurant romantique Jules Vernes, situé au 2ème étage de la Tour Eiffel.
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Canal St. Martin

Ce canal, à l’origine construit pour amener l’eau potable sanitaire à Paris, est faite pour une promenade romantique avec quelqu’un de spécial. Son bordée de bars et restaurants et vous pouvez également apporter votre propre pique-nique pour manger le long des berges du canal.paris weekend break

Musée Rodin

On dit que vous pouvez littéralement sentir l’amour au Musée Rodin. Chaque sculpture est pleine d’émotion et les jardins sont un endroit exquis pour faire une promenade avec votre amant.

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10 must see places in paris in summer

10 lieux incontournables à Paris en été

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Avec des températures moyennes autour de 70 ° F, Paris est le lieu idéal pour des vacances en été. De manger sur le toit pour se promener dans les parcs, il y a beaucoup d’endroits pour vous de voir. Voici nos 10 lieux incontournables à Paris en été.

1. Berges de la Seine

Le Berges de la Seine est un étirement le long des berges de la Seine qui offre de nombreuses activités pour les personnes de tous âges. Pour vous détendre, vous pouvez vous asseoir et profiter d’une vue sur la Seine à partir de L’emmarchement, réserver une ZZZ, ou jouer à un jeu avec des amis à la Terrasse à 1000 Pattes. Le Berges propose également de nombreuses options amicales actifs et de l’enfant qui comprennent un mur d’escalade, un parcours de santé, jeux au sol, un mur d’ardoise, et tipis d’anniversaire. Au total, il y a six restaurants / bars le long de la Berges où vous pouvez prendre une bouchée à manger après avoir travaillé jusqu’à une sueur!
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2. Les toits en Beaubourg

Beaubourg est un domaine dans le 4ème arrondissement de Paris dont la principale attraction est le musée d’art moderne du Centre Pompidou. Cette zone est l’endroit idéal pour déguster un café, un repas, ou un cocktail dans un restaurant sur le toit ou au bar. Le Georges et le toit du Centre Pompidou sont des taches sur le toit populaires où vous pouvez être fasciné par la vue imprenable sur Paris.
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3. Les rues de Montmartre

Les rues sinueuses de Montmartre sont un bel endroit pour passer un jour d’été à Paris. Chaque rue est pleine de culture, l’art, la musique, les gens, et de la nourriture. Dans Montmartre, il y a beaucoup d’endroits que vous pouvez visiter ainsi y compris le Moulin Rouge, la basilique du Sacré-Cœur, Espace Dali, et la Place du Tertre.
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4. Place de Vosges

Construit par Henri IV, Place des Vosges est situé dans le Marais et est la place la plus ancienne et la plus belle prévu à Paris. Ici, dans l’été, vous pourrez vous détendre dans l’herbe, visiter les petits commerces et restaurants qui l’entoure, ainsi que visiter l’ancienne maison de Victor Hugo, le célèbre auteur de «Les Misérables».
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5. Jardin du Luxembourg

Ce parc, situé dans le quartier latin, est extrêmement populaire quand le soleil brille! Jardin du Luxembourg est impeccablement entretenu et dispose de chaises que vous pouvez utiliser partout dans le parc. Pour les enfants, il ya un étang que vous pouvez louer des voiliers en bois, et une quantité incroyable de fleurs à l’odeur et statues à voir. Ne manquez pas la réplique de la Statue de la Liberté!
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6. Canal St. Martin

Construit en 1802 sous le règne de Napoléon Ier, le Canal Saint-Martin a été d’abord conçu pour fournir de l’eau douce pour les citoyens de Paris. Maintenant, ses ponts de fer et arborées banques sont un lieu incontournable à Paris est l’été. Up and down Canal Saint-Martin sont bars chics, de délicieux bistrots et marchés de produits frais. Ceci est un petit bijou à Paris qui est souvent négligé.
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7. Piscine Joséphine Baker

Cette piscine est un succès auprès des enfants à Paris est l’été! Piscine Joséphine Baker est en fait une grande barge abritant une piscine flottante à droite sur la Seine. En été, le toit de verre ouvre pour créer une terrasse en plein air pour une expérience unique en son genre. Assurez-vous pour saluer les bateaux mouches naviguant par!

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8. Parc du Champ de Mars/La Tour Eiffel

Si vous souhaitez passer un certain temps dans un parc avec une vraie vue parisien, tête de Parc du Champ de Mars. Dominé par la Tour Eiffel, ce parc est un endroit idéal pour apporter un peu de vin, du fromage et une baguette pour un pique-nique au soleil!
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9. Père Lachaise

Situé le dans le 19ème arrondissement, Père Lachaise est les aires de repos pour beaucoup de gens célèbres du monde entier. Comme le cimetière le plus visité dans le monde, les visiteurs viennent à la voir les tombes de Jim Morrison, Molière, Chopin, Oscar Wilde, Géricault, Victor Noir et beaucoup plus. Père Lachaise se sent plus comme un musée, avec de nombreuses tombes fascinantes, que toute autre chose.
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10. Jardin des Tuileries

Jardin des Tuileries est le lieu idéal pour visiter après une matinée au Musée du Louvre. Situé dans le premier arrondissement de Paris, ce jardin est idéal pour la détente, en admirant les œuvres de Monet, et pour une expérience de la marche culturelle. De Juin-Août, ce jardin accueille la Fête des Tuileries.

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Hotels Near Gare de Lyon

Hotels Near Gare de Lyon

Staying near this major transportation hub really can’t be beat! We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite hotels near Gare de Lyon to help you make the most of your next trip to Paris!

Hotel Palym – from €121

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At just a 2-minute walk from Gare de Lyon, the Hotel Palym is a superb choice if you’re looking for the best bang for your buck. One of the best lower-price hotels near Gare de Lyon, this 2-star hotel features reasonably-priced rooms and basic comforts that will ensure you have an enjoyable stay.

Why Stay at Hotel Palym?

Accommodations are available for a variety of requests, including disability services, family rooms, non-smoking rooms and English-speaking assistance. The rooms feature free WiFi, cable television, private bathrooms and, for certain rooms, there’s even a fireplace!

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Hotel Elysée Gare de Lyon – from €165

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Literally steps away from the iconic Place de la Bastille, the Hotel Elysée is full of quaint Parisian charm. Located at 234 rue de Bercy, this 3-star hotel offers a relaxing stay amidst simplistic comforts.

Why Stay at Hotel Elysée?

With its red-and-white decor and black-and-white minimalist artwork, the Hotel Elysée has a unique flair that sets it apart. Rooms feature a flat screen TV, air conditioning, free WiFi and English-speaking staff. In the morning, be sure to take advantage of the breakfast buffet which, for an additional fee, can be delivered right to your door!

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Hôtel Trianon – from €176

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A 5-minute walk from Gare de Lyon, Hôtel Trianon provides a soothing oasis in the bustling Bastille and its blue and cream interior makes for the perfect place to unwind after a long day of sight-seeing.

Why Stay at Hôtel Trianon?

Hôtel Trianon offers free WiFi, satellite TV and air conditioned rooms. Reception is open 24/7 and English-speaking staff are available. The hotel features a breakfast buffet and room service available from noon to 10:30pm. If you’re looking for the news in your home country, free international newspapers are available upon request.

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Mercure Paris Gare de Lyon TGV – from €216

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Located just 1/2 mile from the Bastille Opéra House and a short walk away from the Botanical Gardens, Hotel Mercure Paris Gare de Lyon TGV is perfect for enjoying the cultural beauty of Paris. The hotel features a small food market, M Shop, where you can purchase a variety of products and a work station is available for those wishing to get a little extra work in during their stay.

Why Stay at Hotel Mercure?

At 4-stars, Hotel Mercure Paris Gare de Lyon TGV provides you with all your essentials and then some, ensuring that you have an extremely comfortable,

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luxurious stay. Air-conditioned rooms feature free WiFi, bottled water, flat screen TV with satellite channels, hairdryer and bathroom toiletries. Tea and coffee makers are provided to each room and superior rooms feature more luxurious items, including a Nespresso machine, soft drinks, bathrobe and slippers. An extensive digital media library is available, as well, allowing access to magazines, newspapers and other media platforms.

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Novotel Paris Gare de Lyon – from €222

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The Novotel Paris Gare de Lyon is a 4-star hotel with a host of luxurious options available. Your stay at Novotel is sure to include free WiFi and 42″ flat screen TV and the vibrant blues, reds, oranges and greens of the hotel create a sleek, modern atmosphere.

Why Stay at Novotel?

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Among the many luxurious amenities offered by Novotel is a fitness center and 24-hour indoor heated pool. Luggage storage is available, as is valet parking. This is the perfect choice for travelers with kids, as the hotel provides children’s entertainment options. With a 24-hour reception and à la carte room service, you’re sure to have your needs met no matter the time of day!

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Hotel Paris Bastille Boutet – McGallery by Sofitel – from €343

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Located a mere 1/2 mile from the Opéra Bastille, the Hotel Paris Bastille Boutet is one of the best hotels near Gare de Lyon. This 5-star hotel is well-worth the stay, offering everything you could possibly imagine. Situated in the 11th arrondissement, it offers a bit of a different experience than the other hotels, offering access to Place de la République and Place des Vosges.

Why Stay at Hotel Paris Bastille Boutet?

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The Hotel Paris Bastille Boutet features a grand spa center, free for guests, complete with a Turkish bath and sauna, as well as an indoor heated pool. Rooms include a variety of amenities, including a Nespresso machine, flat screen TV, iHome docking station and safety box. You can even request a room with a private rooftop terrace!

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Why Stay Near Gare de Lyon?

Gare de Lyon is a major transportation hub connecting the Paris metro and RER network to the main train lines extending into Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Spain. The station itself is located in Paris’s charming 12th arrondissement, home to the historic Place de la Bastille, former site of the Bastille prison and birthplace of the French Revolution. While in the area, be sure to check out the Opéra de la Bastille where the majority of Parisian operas are performed. If you’re more of a nature lover, head over to the second largest park in Paris, Bois de Vincennes. Situated less than 4 miles away from Gare de Lyon, Bois de Vincennes features an arboretum, a farm, mini-golf, boat rides, horse races and miles of jogging trails – you’re sure to find something here that piques your interest!

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Shopping in Paris, Paris Off-Beaten Paths

Shopping in Paris

Paris is well known for being the capital of fashion: the greatest French designers are based there, whether they have their headquarters or their many shops. Of course, fashion in Paris, it’s firstly fashion houses, those that attract enthusiasts worldwide: Louis Vuitton on the Champs Elysées, or the luxury boutiques installed along the Avenue Montaigne, in the Triangle d’or Parisien: Chanel, Christian Dior. Nearby, you can also find Yves Saint Laurent, Jean- Paul Gaultier , and Hermes boutiques. There are of course shopping malls and shopping streets where you can find what you’re looking for… Learn more shopping in Paris.

Department Stores

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Les Galeries Lafayette is a huge department store situated at the Haussmann boulevard in the 9th district of Paris. Since its creation in 1894, les Galeries Lafayette Haussmann has become a true Parisian icon and an essential place to visit in the city. The Art-Nouveau cupola overlooks the 65,000 meters of retail space devoted to fashion and is comprised of three buildings with more than 2500 brands from around the world ranging from accessible to luxury , and there are also 25 restaurants.

 

 Printemps Haussmann

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Le Printemps Haussmann is a huge store located at the 9th district of Paris(next to Les Galeries Lafayette). You can find the principal brands of fashion, luxury and beauty. They are divided by themes in the three buildings of the shop (25 floors and 44 000 square meter in total).

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For 6 weeks at the end of the year, enjoy the animated Christmas displays at the Printemps Haussmann and at the Galeries Lafayette which have been going on for 50 years.

Le Bon Marché

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Le Bon Marché is also a big store in the 7th district of Paris; it was the first ever department store to open its doors in 1852. This unique building, designed by architect Louis Charles Boileau and by engineer Gustave Eiffel, displays a façade that was both unique and innovative for its time. There is something there for everyone’s taste: men’s, women’s and children’s fashion, accessories, culinary art and design pieces.

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BHV

Le Bazar de l’Hôtel de ville or BHV, officially BHV Marais since 2013, is a big department store belonging to the Galeries Lafayette group. It is situated in the 4th district in front of the city hall. While it is more known for its fashion stores, you can also find a wide selection of tools and gadgets perfect for your DIY projects.

Shopping Malls

Beaugrenelle

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In the 16th district of Paris (and just a few steps from the Eiffel Tower), Beaugrenelle has only recently begun to attract the most prestigious of retail brands. After much effort to breath new life into a once dying shopping center, visitors can now enjoy an afternoon window shopping and treating themselves to all of the finer things in life. Here you will discover a wide array of shopping venues… From Guerlain and Baccarat to Silvera… you will never run out of beautiful clothes and things to gape at in wonderment.

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Les 4 Temps

Les Quatre Temps , Europe’s largest shopping center, opened in 1981 on the forecourt of Defense. Easily accessible and a mere 10 minutes from the city center, this bustling shopping center welcomes visitors from all over the world. Allow yourself plenty of time to thoroughly enjoy all that this world-class shopping venue has to offer!

Montparnasse Rive Gauche

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Situated at the foot of the famous Tour Montparnasse, in the 15th district of Paris, this shopping mall offers an unique view of the entire city! Not only you will find what you were looking for in the shops but you will also enjoy a beautiful panoramic view!

 

 

 

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Champs Elysées

Want to go shopping on the Champs -Elysees? You have more than enough shops to choose from! While known for its high-end brands (Louis Vuitton, Lancel, Chanel, Longchamps…), it has become more accessible to the general masses with the recent inclusion of more affordable retail options, such as Zara, H&M, and Célio.

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Famous Streets in Paris

Famous Streets In Paris

Paris, a city home to some of the planet’s most iconic monuments and attractions, is also home to some of the worlds most iconic boulevards. From The Champs-Élysées to the Avenue Victor Hugo, we have assembled a list of the most famous streets in Paris. After reading you will be an expert!

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1. Champs-Elysées

The Avenue des Champs-Élysées has been beguiling visitors with its ritz and glamor for a very long time. Dominated by the famous Arc de Triumph, the Champs-Élysées offers designer shopping, luxurious dining and more. Visitors can climb to the top of the Arc de Triumph. The view from the top will not leave you disappointed – you will be able to see all of Paris!

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2. Avenue Victor Hugo

Avenue Victor Hugo, like many famous streets in Paris, begins at the Arc de Triomph. It is the second longest avenue and named after the famous Victor Hugo, who spent his last days at the Hôtel Particulier. A statue of Hugo can be found at the intersection with avenue Henri-Martin. Avenue Victor Hugo is famous for its incredibly beautiful architecture – perfect for a casual stroll.

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3. Avenue Montaigne

This street is home to the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées where visitors can watch different operas. The opera is also the home of two magnificent orchestra’s. If you have a little extra time, we definitely recommend paying a visit to this historic performance venue. Additionally, this avenue is respected for its importance to the fashion industry. Many famous brands can be found here including Vuitton, Loewe and Céline and more.

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4. Rue de Rivoli

This highly populated, energetic street runs through very heart of Paris, parallel to the river Seine. Named after Napoleon’s early victories at the battle of Rivoli, this beautiful boulevard is home to the Louvre and the Tuileries Garden. Palais Royal, just next to the Louvre,  is the perfect place to enjoy a day out in the sunlit gardens. This is the perfect street if you want to catch a glimpse of the old aristocratic side of Paris. Don’t miss it!

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5. Passages Couverts

Taking a brief departure from the massive boulevards that dominate the majority of Paris’s main through fairs… the Passages Couverts are a more cozy option. These covered shopping alleys make for terrific shortcuts through town. You can find quaint cafés, pubs, and affordable shopping. Not only that, but the architecture in these covered alleys is absolutely gorgeous so don’t miss them! Learn more about them here!

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6. Boulevard de Clichy

Montmartre was at one point considered to be an oasis for Paris’s artistic crowd. Unfortunately, higher prices as a result of tourism has driven most of the artists into different neighborhoods. There you can find the Boulevard de Clichy – home to the Moulin Rouge and Paris’s red light district. You will find nightlife and a good time no matter what time of day you choose to visit. Consider visiting the Moulin Rouge watching a cabaret performance!

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7. L’Esplanade des Invalides

This magnificent street runs just outside of the Hôtel des Invalides and a series of parks and green spaces that you will find people relaxing. We recommend checking out Hôtel des  Invalides, where you can discover several museums about France’s war history. It is also the burial site of some of France’s most notable heroes like Napoleon Bonaparte. Don’t miss it!

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8. Avenue de L’Opéra

In the heart of Paris, this street runs from the Louvre to Opéra Garnier, Paris’s most iconic opera house. Unlike most grand boulevards in Paris, the Avenue de L’Opéra does not have trees because the architect did not want any trees to obstruct the view of the magnificent buildings front facing façade. The opera is open for performances and both solo and guided tours. Here, you can explore the setting for the famous play “Phantom of the Opera”.

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9. Rue Soufflot

The Rue Soufflot leads from the entrance to Luxembourg Garden to the Pantheon. Both attractions should be in your list of top things to do in Paris. After exploring the Pantheon and its classical greek style architecture, head on over to the Luxembourg Garden for a picnic on its beautiful lawns.

10. Rue de la Paix

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This famous street also runs up to Opéra Garnier. It is bet known for its jewellers such as Cartier. Why not take a look at some of the jewellers’ wares? Perhaps you want to buy an anniversary or birthday gift? What says I love you better than a ring from a city as special as the person you are giving it to?

 

 

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Best Honeymoon Hotels in Paris, Unique Hotels In Paris, unique hotels in paris

Unique Hotels In Paris

Paris is known to have refined culture and some of the world’s best cuisine. But the reputation for elegance and luxury tends to overshadow the fun, kooky side of the country. Here is a selection of the best unique hotels in Paris – artsy, eccentric or downright unconventional.

1. Le Bellechasse

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If you like being close to art galleries, prestigious antique shops, this quirky boutique hotel is all you need. Set up in Parisian style it is a visual of milk and honey – different from the mainstream. It was designed by famous fashion designer Christian Lacroix. Eccentricity include giant wall butterflies, winged dandies and enormous playing cards and yet elegant and charming.

2. Hotel Du Petit Moulin

Once the oldest bakery in Paris, now a small boutique hotel. Imagine a classic 1900’s boulangerie shopfront and get enchanted by a large whip of Christian Lacroix’s exuberance. It is comfortable but very colorful, bright accommodation. Hotel Du Petit Moulin is unique and singularly designed. It also features scribbles and drawings taken from Lacroix’s very own sketchbook. Also perfectly located for fashion boutique shopping.

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3. One by the Five

Minute attention to details, affordable luxury to dabble with, opulent in it’s character, it takes pride in marketing itself as the ultimate romantic experience. One by the Five is the the single-suite hotel which incorporates top-notch contemporary design, advanced technology and attention to detail. Each room offers rich fabrics, handmade beds, playful lighting effects and music composed exclusively for the suite.

4. Mama Shelter

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Take a moment to appreciate the quirky Philippe Starck design, more value for money than your average mid-range accommodation, Mama Shelter is quickly becoming one of the most popular unique hotels in Paris. It accommodates mostly to a young and hip crowd. Fancy elevators papered with trivia and trinklets, superhero masks sprinkled casually in every room and iMac televisions in every room. The decor might not be of your taste, however,  the  amazing room rates and accessible location make this an excellent choice.

5. Hotel des Academies

Be ready for a warm welcome and a stylish decor! This small romantic boutique hotel has exhaustive touch of creative arts. Rooms were completely renovated and the result is a glamorous but relaxed atmosphere. Rated the third best hotel in Europe, the Hotel des Academies celebrates the creative arts. Located in one of the beautiful districts in Paris. Choose from classic or Art Deco-styled rooms designed by artist Jérôme Mesnager and sculptor Sophie de Watrigant. It’s definitely all elegant and not a budget hotel by any means but its creative 21st-century interpretation of the modern art culture of the city makes it worth a splurge.

6. Kube Hotel

Located near Montmarte, this hotel is known for a large glass cube that calls to mind ice hotels in the frigid Arctic. With 41 guest rooms, it also has a room which is “The Ice Cube Room by Grey Goose” where you can sleep in -10 degrees on an ice bed covered with animal skins. Hue of blue and lilac continue to dominate the decor and with the remaining ones it combines a retro decor with a futuristic influence. The faux fur, fluorescent perspex, bean bags and cubic forms, this isn’t the typical Parisian hotel. It also has the capital’s first ice bar.

7. Hotel Le A

This hotel is located in a traditional Parisian town house. Within 5 minutes, you can be in the Champs-Elysees. Small, antique, quaint stylish luxurious boutique hotel, latest in-room technology such as adjustable lights and electronic blind, contemporary with a bold monochrome signature style is evenly distributed throughout 25 bedrooms. The lobby and rooms were designed by French artist Fabrice Hybert. He has also painted one unique piece of art for every guest room. Oddities include a library filled with art and design books and a relaxing lounge complete with open fireplace.

8. L’Hôtel Hospitel

It’s hard to imagine that a hotel could be housed within a hospital. Nonetheless, this confidential hotel is housed on the 6th floor, gallery B2 and offers all the comforts of a classic hotel. The 14 rooms can welcome up to 3 people each, with a bathroom and toilet, air-conditioning and television. Situated a few metres from Notre-Dame Cathedral, on Ile-de-la-Cité, the central location of the hotel Hospitel makes visiting Paris easy.

9. Le Pavillon des Lettres

Twenty-six letters of the alphabet for 26 bedrooms and suites: welcome to the Pavillon des Lettres, Paris’s first literary hotel. Whether dedicated to Baudelaire, Diderot, Flaubert, Goethe, Hugo, Kafka, Musset, La Fontaine, Shakespeare or Tolstoy, the bedrooms pay tribute to a poet or a writer with a decor which takes its inspiration from their creative world. Evoking dreams, poetry and the imaginative world of the night, printed quotations decorate the walls, inviting guests to read and dream. The decorator Didier Benderli wanted to combine the words of authors with decorative works.

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How to walk the walk like a Parisian

While accommodations and sights are a vital part of your Parisian vacation, there are a few other considerations that you need to keep in mind before your trip. The most important of these things is to walk the walk like a Parisian and not looking like an obvious tourist.  There are numerous ways to transition into the air of the Parisian persona.  We’re going to break it down into three categories for you: the look, the air, the food.

The Look

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Rule number one: leave your brightly colored, branded clothing at home. The French embrace the simplicity of neutral colors and don’t feel the need to advertise the brand of clothing they are wearing.  They let the clothing and its quality speak for itself.  There is no need to advertise the brand you are wearing.

You don’t have to bring your best pieces with you but dressing nicely is some of the best advice we can give you. Your clothing should be prepared to take a stroll through Jardin du Luxemburg, a visit to the Louvre or hold up to the street style of an outdoor café.

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Scarfs are the best accessory you can bring with you. They’re versatile and allow you to change up the same basic outfit. Make sure you bring broken-in, comfortable shoes for the day (you’ll be doing more walking than you thought) and save your heels for dinner. When it comes to your purse or bag, having a bag that zips up and isn’t easy to break is extremely important. It makes it ten times harder for you to be pick-pocketed when you bag is zipped up tight.

The Air

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We’re not talking about the literal air of Paris her, but the persona that the Parisians have.  They’re confident, serious and they’re never lost.  While everyone hopes to obtain these attributes, it’s pretty easy to fake it until you make it. The way you hold yourself is a key aspect of looking like a Parisian, shoulders back, chin up, don’t slouch: any place you are this will immediately make you appear more confident.  Looking as if you are not lost even if you are, gives the air that you are not to be messed with or targeted.  The best advice for this category is to keep your head up.

The Food

The French take their food very seriously.  There are a couple of big no-no’s when it comes to food, dining and eating in Paris.  Time moves differently in Paris, there is still the hustle and bustle of big city life, but there is also the slow relax demeanor the French are famous for.  There is no need to eat on your way somewhere and to go coffee is only for transport.  Food is meant to be thoroughly enjoyed, thus you need to take time and care while enjoying your food.Le Loir Dans le Thièire salon de thé

Dining in Paris has its own etiquette. Forget what you know and embrace the change. Unlike those who were raised in the States, the French hold their fork in their left hand and their knife in their right hand. Resist the temptation of switching your fork to your right hand.  They say the knife should be held as an extension of your hand. Use the knife to push food onto you fork.

All that delicious bread served with you meal is meant to clean your plate when you have finished your meal. It’s also a great pre-dinner munch.  Make sure you break off just enough bread for a bite and then place the rest off to the left side of the plate on the table. There’s no need to rush while enjoying a meal in Paris, or anywhere in France really.

So, slowly sip your wine and embrace all there is about walking the walk like a Parisian.

Free Things to Do in Paris

Free Things to Do in Paris

Your trip to Paris doesn’t have to be expensive! If you know where to look, you can find plenty of free activities in the city. Check out our favorite free things to do in Paris!

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1) Stroll through a Parisian Park

Paris is home to some of the most spectacular parks in the world, and you can enjoy the majority of them for free! Popular green spaces include the Jardin du Luxembourg, the Champs de Mars, and the Tuileries where you can enjoy breathtaking views of some of Paris’s most iconic monuments. For the active individual, the Bois de Boulogne and Bois de Vincennes are enormous parks with plenty of running trails and gorgeous scenery. Here, you can find activities for the whole family, including a small farm at Bois de Vincennes and the botanical gardens of the Jardin des serres d’Auteil in the Bois de Boulogne.

 

2) Visit the Largest Cemetery in Paris

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Come visit the final resting place of international legends, including Jim Morrison, Edith Piaf, and Oscar Wilde amidst the gorgeous sculptures of Père Lachaise. Paris’s largest cemetery, Père Lachaise is larger than the Vatican, with over 1 million recorded burials having taken place on the grounds. While a cemetery may sound like an odd place to visit, Père Lachaise really shouldn’t be missed. With its artistic vibe and historical relevance of those buried here, a visit to Père Lachaise is well-worth it. Definitely one of our favorite free things to do in Paris!

 

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3) Enjoy a Free Church Concert

Paris offers a number of fantastic churches where you can enjoy a free performance. For the classical music lovers, you can experience the gorgeous acoustics of some of the most iconic churches at one of their free chamber music concerts. At Église de la Trinité, you can enjoy a free performance every Thursday followed by an informal meet-and-greet with the musicians. Every Sunday, experience a spectacular organ recital either at Notre Dame at 4:30pm or at Saint-Sulpice during the 10:30am mass.

 

4) Visit One of Paris’s Iconic Museums

Paris is home to over 300 museums and, on the first Sunday of the month, you can explore many of them for free! Crowd favorites such as the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, and Centre Pompidou and lesser-known museums alike participate in this monthly event, so be sure to take advantage of it during your trip to Paris.

If your trip doesn’t happen to fall on the first Sunday of the month, don’t despair! Many museums are free or discounted all year round for visitors under 18, making a museum visit one of the best free things to do in Paris for families.

 

5) Become a Culinary Expert

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The Féderation Française de Cuisine has partnered with the Mairie de Paris to offer free cooking classes with some of Paris’s most renowned chefs and culinary experts. Each class is themed and begins at a neighborhood market, where you’ll learn how to select high-quality ingredients for your specific type of cuisine before learning the art of French cooking!

 

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6) Enjoy a Wine Tasting

If you happen to be in Paris on a Saturday, head over to La Dernière Goutte for a free wine tasting! Expert wine makers from all over France frequent the shop, sharing their knowledge and expertise with participants. Truly something that should not be missed when in Paris!

 

7) Experience Art at the Centquatre

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This relatively new public space allows visitors to experience the best of Parisian art and innovation. Hosting a number of artists, festivals, public talks, and presentations, there’s always something going on! One Saturday a month, the venue hosts its Bal Pop’, a free public dance featuring all genres of music and dancing. If you’re lucky enough to be in Paris during this event, be sure to check this out!

 

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8) Enjoy a Movie Under the Stars

Every summer, the Parc de la Villette transforms into a free outdoor cinema. Featuring a mix of classics and recent favorites that adhere to event’s annual theme, you’re sure to find a film that suits your tastes. Bring a blanket or rent a lawn chair and settle in for a night of cinematic moonlight magic!

 

9) Relax at the “Beach”

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Every summer from mid-July to mid-August, the banks of the Seine transform into the Paris Plages, a man-made beach complete with sand, lawn chairs, and outdoor concerts. The Paris Plages are spread out around 3 locations: Louvre/Pont de Sully, Port de la Gare, and Bassin de la Villette. At Bassin de la Villette, rent one of the number of free books available as you lounge by the water sports complex or mini pool. You can enjoy the Paris Plage every day of the week from 9am to midnight.

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If you’re looking for year-round activities, head over to the left bank where you’ll find the Berges de Seine. Stretching from the Pont de l’Alma to the Musée d’Orsay, this spectacular space features a number of free, fun activities perfect for the whole family. With plenty of relaxation space, playgrounds, sports areas, and restaurants centrally located in front of some of Paris’s most popular attractions, the Berges de Seine is a must-see when coming to Paris!

 

10) Dine for Free

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While it may seem impossible, there are actually plenty of places in Paris where you can eat for free! Several restaurants and bars offer free couscous or mussels with chips or fries if you purchase a drink. Check out the map below to find our favorite places offering this option. Eating for free is definitely one of our favorite free things to do in Paris!

 

 

 

 

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Paris Segway Tours

Paris Segway Tours

Paris, while it can feel surprisingly small at times, can be quite difficult to traverse on foot. Long walks can leave you feeling tired and drained… making you too exhausted to truly enjoy the entirety of your day… Looking for an easier way to get around Paris!? Well look no further. A Segway tour will make exploring the city of lights a breeze.

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The ParisByM team recently took the liberty of trying one of Paris’s segway tours for ourselves. We can truly tell you that we had an absolutely terrific time. Imagine being able to see all of Paris’s main monuments and attractions in the span of a mere few hours. Not only that… but you won’t break a sweat.

Riding a segway is one of those things that might make you feel a little bit like a silly tourist… but the fact of the matter is everyone should feel jealous of you. Not only can you go insanely quick on one of these beauties. But the simple mechanics of a segway will make you feel a little bit like a super hero flying around town.

How does a segway work?

A segway is simply a machine that is designed to keep itself balanced up right. The built in gyroscope ensures that you will not fall over when riding and allows you to control the direction of your movement simply by leaning your body in the direction you would like to go. The further forwards you lean your body… the faster you will go. The more backwards you lean the faster you will break or go in reverse. It’s really that easy! After a few moments practice with your tour guid you will be a Paris segway tours expert. Your guide will ensure that you are up to speed on all important safety information. Follow his instructions and you will have no problems!

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What’s to be seen

Paris segway tours will take you past many different iconic landmarks such as l’Hôtel des Invalides, the Louvre and even the Eiffel Tower! Your tour guide will explain the history of everything that your eyes alight upon ensuring that you are saturated in all of the culture found here in Paris. Segway tours are relatively inexpensive and depending how long you want your tour to be can go for around approximately 70 euros.

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Shopping on Sunday in Paris

Shopping on Sunday in Paris

Open or not open?! Sunday stores are not easy to find in Paris! Here you will find shops and shopping malls that may be the right thing for you.

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  • Avenue des Champs Elysées with Fnac, Marionnaud, Louis Vuitton, Zara, Adidas, Eric Bompard, H&M, Le 66, Guerlain
  • Le boulevard Saint-Germain in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés, between the Saint-Pères street and the Saint-Germain-des-Prés square.
  • Le Viaduc des arts in the 12th district with artisans workshops and fashion shops.
  • Montmartre, in the district of Abbesses and La Butte Montmartre: Several streets open their doors on Sunday, particularly the sector of Vieux Village in Montmartre, the Tertre square, the Place du Calvaire and the street of Mont Cenis. Clothing, design and decoration shops are open as Petit Bateau, Princesse Tam Tam or Sandro.Scenic, Paris, Sunday, champs elysees, Shopping on sunday in Paris
  • In the Marais district: the Vosges square and the street Francs-Bourgeois. Several clothing and accessory shops are open on Sunday. There are also roads which are closed for cars in the Sunday afternoons. You can find stores like Aubade, Zadig & Voltaire, L’Occitane, Home Autour du Monde, Bensimon…
  • Rue d’Arcole: Here you can find souvenir shops!
  • The business center of La Défense is also the place to go for buyers! In this shopping mall, Les 4 Temps, you will find stores like Mango, Celio, H&M, Zara Home, Apple Store, Comptoir des Cotonniers, Sephora, YellowKorner… A few steps further the Cnit shopping mall is also open on Sunday with Décathlon, Habitat, Monoprix, Marionnaud, Léonidas, Arteum entre autres…
  • Along the Canal Saint-Martin there are several stores to go shopping on Sunday in Paris like Antoine & Lili, Quai 71, Artazart, American, Apparel, Centre Commercial, Claudie Pierlot, Agnès B (some Sundays)…
  • Les Halles quarter: There are several brands such as H&M, Zara, New look, Calzedonia…
  • Since this summer 2016, Les Galeries Lafayettes, a huge department store in Boulevard Haussmann, has started opening its doors on Sundays!

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Steps away from the capital

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  • Situated close to Versailles, One Nation Paris is the biggest outlet shopping mall dedicated to fashion and luxury in France. Open also on Sundays from 10 am to 8pm it is accessible by shuttle from the center of Paris.
  • To get a good deal in the east of Paris, go to La Vallée Village Chic Outlet Shopping in Marne-la-Vallée. In a calm atmosphere near Disneyland Paris, this open-air shopping center offers renowned brands ( Jimmy Choo, Sonia Rykiel, Longchamp, Kenzo…) from last year’s collections at reduced prices! There are also shuttles from Paris.

 

 

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Paris Off-Beaten Paths

Everybody visits the Eiffel Tower. But what about doing something else for a change? Have you ever considered exploring Paris off the beaten path? Here’s the top list of things to do and not stick to the iconic things to experience once-in-lifetime off-beaten paths Paris.

1. Parks

Jardin Des Plantes

One of the main botanical garden in France, and not just in Paris. It is one of seven departments of the Muséum national d’histoire naturelle. It is situated in the 5ème arrondissement on the left bank of the river Seine. Very lovely to take a walk and watch out for different species of plants. Recommended for off-beaten Paths Paris. 

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Buttes Chaumont

Vast green space filled with exotic, indigenous trees and numerous birds – seagulls, moorhens, and mallard ducks. Very enchanting to go for a picnic on a sunny noon on a weekend.

Palais Royale

The garden revolves around stupendous architecture which was once prestigious heritage. The octagonal columns are definitely worth a visit and are one of the symbols of Paris.

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Pare Monceaur

It is an unusual French park, very English in-style. Today the park has play areas for children and remains very popular with local people. The site is an active free wifi, in case, you want to sit in the garden and do some work.

2. Walks

Passage Couverts

Paris is of course famous for its world class shopping and café culture, however, most people who visit the city for the first time head straight to the Champs Élysées and fail to experience the city’s less touristic side.  For this, one need only venture slightly off the beaten path to one of Paris’s quaint Passages Couverts.  These galleries are the perfect place to spend the day exploring, shopping, and unwinding with a  drink on one of Paris’s less sunny days. Read more here. Worth doing this off-beaten Paths Paris.

Pere Lachaise Cemetery

Within its walls lie leading lights like Jim Morrison, Edith Piaf, Oscar Wilde, Chopin, Collette, Gertrude Stein, Modigliani and so many more of the most celebrated dignitaries  the world has ever known. Established in 1804, Père Lachaise is the largest cemetery in the city of Paris. One of the best off-Beaten Paths Paris. Read more, here. To book a guided tour, the one which you wouldn’t regret, contact here

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Around Montmarte Area

It is flooded with tourists, but you got to step outside of the Sacre-Coeur and you get into area where once Picasso and Utrillo were living, square in 18th arrondisement, lined with cobbled streets and tiny alleyways, monuments and statues can be spotted, and few vineyards. If you fancy small traditional cabaret shows, they can be seen too, which are very authentic in nature.

Flea Markets

Discover an impressive vintage focused area with 14 different markets and more than 2000 shops and get a customized experience to help you get the best shopping in Paris. Depending on your needs, we will reach and explore in depth some of the following markets : Malassis, Dauphine, Vernaison, Biron, Paul Bert, Serpette and Jules Vallès. Explore, your knowledgeable guide will explain the history of the market, which dates back to 1885, while showing you many of the secret corners of the vibrant market.

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3. View

Tour Montparnasse

Coming to Paris and seeing Eiffel tower and Arc De Triomphe is good, yes. But wouldn’t you want to do something off-beaten? We suggest you to do Tour Montparnasse. Tour Montparnasse is a skyscraper located in the Montparnasse area of Paris.

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Galeries Lafayette Haussmann

Have you been looking for that perfect rooftop terrace where you can both relax and enjoy a spectacular view, and shop till you drop? Galeries Lafayette Haussmann’s roof terrace is one of a kind – provides a magnificient view over all of Paris and its monuments.

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Drinks with a view in paris

After a tour, before a museum visit, or basically whenever you feel like it… here are some good places in Paris to have drinks with a view in paris. Check it, here

4. Activities

Cooking Tours

Learn and experiment with local recipes and the conventional French gastronomy such as learn how to bake a baguette, or bake a french loaf called as pain de campagne by taking amazing cooking classes. If you wish to take a cooking tour, you can book here.

Wine-Tasting

Explore wine tasting in Paris’ historical Wine Cellars with Wine Tasting by imbuing yourself in France’s wine-making heritage without ever leaving Paris. You can have a look at cooking vacation on Paris, here.

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Segway Tours

Paris segway tours will take you past many different iconic landmarks such as l’Hôtel Invalides, the Louvre, and even the Eiffel Tower. Long walks can leave you feeling tired and drained, making you too exhausted to truly enjoy the entirety of your day. A Segway tour will make exploring the city of lights a breeze. Check it here.

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Rent a private boat for dinner

Rent a private boat for dinner in a small group of more than eight people. Also, There are four main types of Paris boat tours that each create a unique experience viewing the city. Read about it here. 

5. Museums

Louvre and Orsay are the most visited ones but Paris is bursting with mysterious spots, and there are infinite architectural exploits and places imbued with history to discover amidst its streets.

Musée Picasso Paris  

This museum contains over 5,000 works and archived pieces and is considered the most comprehensive representation of the artist’s creative process

Musée de Carnavalet

For a wonderful stroll through the history of Paris, the Carnavalet museum contains a unique and varied collection of artifacts, mostly from during the Haussmann reconstruction in the late 19th century. Located in the Marais quarter, the surrounding area has a lot of pedestrian streets that are great for window shopping.

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Musée Zadkine

Near the Jardin du Luxembourg is the Musée Zadkine, dedicated to the work of the sculptor Ossip Zadkine. The museum has a beautiful garden, features hundreds of sculptures, paintings and drawings charting the artist’s work, and also hosts regular contemporary art exhibitions.

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Best Honeymoon Hotels in Paris

Best Honeymoon Hotels in Paris

Paris, the City of Love, is easily the most romantic city in the world and the perfect place to honeymoon! From charming boutique hotels to luxurious palaces, the city offers an infinite number of accommodation options that will guarantee every couple the honeymoon of a lifetime! Since planning a wedding takes time, we’ve compiled a list of the best honeymoon hotels in Paris so you don’t have to worry about a thing!

Hôtel Montmartre Mon Amour

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Class: 4 stars

Price: From $99/night

Location: 7 Rue Paul Albert, 18th arr., 75018 Paris, France

Métro: Château Rouge (Line 4)

Why We Love It: With its unique love theme, the Hôtel Montmartre Mon Amour is definitely one of the best honeymoon hotels in Paris! Each room is inspired by a different iconic couple and offers a number of romantic packages, such as champagne and rose petals, to make your stay truly magical. But the romance doesn’t stop there! Guests can enjoy a love-themed breakfast complete with heart-shaped waffles and heart-shaped dining booths and are just minutes away from the Sacré Coeur and Moulin Rouge, two of Montmartre’s most famous sites.

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Hôtel Les Bulles de Paris

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Class: 4 stars

Price: From $198/night

Location: 32 rue des Ecoles, 5th arr., 75005 Paris, France

Métro: Maubert-Mutualité (Line 10)

Why We Love It: This extraordinary treasure is a champagne-lover’s paradise! Les Bulles de Paris is completely decorated according to its signature champagne theme and features a sampling of France’s most spectacular champagnes, including the hotel’s very own house champagne. Each of the 6 floors offers a variation on the theme with Paris and Champagne (dark blue and grey), Arts and Champagne (green), Love and Champagne (red rose), Partying and Champagne (black and gold), and Women and Champagne (gold and silver). Whichever floor you choose, you’re in for a real treat when you book Les Bulles de Paris! This is definitely one of the best honeymoon hotels in Paris!

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Hôtel Da Vinci

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Class: 4 stars

Price: From $271/night

Location: 25 rue des Saints-Pères, 6th arr., 75006 Paris, France

Métro: Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Line 4)

Why We Love It: The Hôtel Da Vinci is a rare gem among local accommodations, offering a gorgeous Italian Renaissance hideaway in the heart of Paris. Each room is decorated in the style of some of the most influential members of the Quattrocento, including Catherine de’Medici, Michelangelo, and Botticelli. Adding to the Renaissance vibe, the hotel also displays a number of Leonardo da Vinci’s works and sketches, and even features a stunning spa area inspired by the colors of the Mona Lisa.

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Hôtel Daniel

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Class: 4 stars

Price: From $345/night

Location: 8 rue Frédéric Bastiat, 8th arr., 75008 Paris, France

Métro: Saint-Phillipe-du-Roule (Line 9)

Why We Love It: This elegant boutique hotel features 26 rooms decorated in an elegant 18th-century French style. Guests will enjoy an abundance of amenities, including air-conditioned rooms, free wifi, luggage storage, and 24-hour reception. The hotel also offers a several dining options, including continental breakfast, tea, and, a lovely brunch spread on Saturdays and Sundays at Restaurant Le Daniel.

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Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme

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Class: Palace/5 stars

Price: From $955/night

Location: 5 rue de la Paix, 2nd arr., 75002 Paris, France

Métro: Opéra (Lines 3, 7, 8)

Why We Love It: The Park Hyatt is the epitome of elegant romance. Take a moonlit bike ride through the city on one of the hotel’s complementary bicycles or enjoy a lovely picnic lunch prepared by the hotel’s renowned chef Jean-François Rouquette. The Park Hyatt offers a number of other dining options, as well, including the exclusive The Chef’s Table experience where you’ll enjoy a meal with Jean-François Rouquette himself.

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Hôtel Le Meurice

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Class: Palace/5 stars

Price: From $1,024/night

Location: 228, Rue De Rivoli, 1st arr., 75001 Paris, France

Métro: Tuileries (Line 1), Concorde (Lines 1, 8, 12)

Why We Love It: The first hotel to be granted “palace” status, Le Meurice set the standard for luxurious accommodations in Paris. The hotel offers several spectacular suites guaranteed  to make your honeymoon a trip to remember! Enjoy a romantic meal at the hotel’s 2-star Michelin restaurant run by French chef extraordinaire Alain Ducasse, a couples spa treatment at the Spa Valmont, or request the Belle Étoile Royal Suite, Le Meurice’s enormous penthouse suite featuring a 2,690 square foot  terrace for some of the best views of Paris!

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Shangri-La Hotel

Class: Palace/5 stars

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Price: From $1,150/night

Location: 10 Avenue D’Iéna, 16th arr., 75016 Paris, France

Métro: Iéna (Line 9)

Why We Love It: This former Bonaparte palace provides the most exquisite services, perfect for creating a honeymoon to remember. The combination French and Asian influences give the hotel a unique flavor. Each room comes equipped with its own living room and features a marble bathroom with heated floors and waterfall showers. When hunger strikes, you can enjoy the hotel’s several world-class dining options: French and Asian cuisine at the renowned La Bauhinia, the 2 Michelin-star French masterpiece L’Abeille, and the 1 Michelin-star Cantonese paradise Le Shang Palace.

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Hôtel Le Plaza Athénée

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Class: Palace/5 stars

Price: From $1,262/night

Location: 25 Avenue Montaigne, 8th arr., 75008 Paris, France

Métro: Alma Marceau (Line 9)

Why We Love It: Situated on the chic Avenue Montaigne, this luxurious hotel offers an abundance of personalized options that will satisfy your every desire! For your room, choose between classic French decor on the first six floors and an Art Deco style on the top two. With its close proximity to the Eiffel Tower, you’ll enjoy a spectacular view from the comfort of your balcony. The Dior Beauty Institute offers you a number of selective spa treatments, and you’ll have access to Turkish baths, saunas, and an exclusive fitness center with trainer Marc Carpentier. The hotel offers 5 exquisite dining experiences, including Le Cour Jardin which transforms into an ice rink during the winter months.

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Four Seasons George V

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Class: Palace/5 stars

Price: From $1,310/night

Location: 31, Avenue George V, 8th arr., 75008 Paris, France

Métro: George V (Line 1)

Why We Love It: Located just along the Champs-Elysées, the Four Seasons George V is truly one of the best honeymoon hotels in Paris! Many rooms feature a private terrace offering breathtaking views of the city, perfect for a romantic night in with your love. Pamper yourself at the hotel’s magnificent spa equipped with saunas and a number of facial treatments or request an in-room couples massage for a more intimate experience. When hunger strikes, the Four Seasons George V offers several dining options, including the 3-Michelin-starred Le Cinq, La Galerie, Le George, and Le Bar.

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Hotels Near Gare Du Nord

Hotels Near Gare Du Nord

Paris Nord  is one of the six large terminus stations in Paris, France. Hotels Near Gare Du Nord can be very convenient as it is located near the railway station which has connections for Paris Métro, RER and buses, It is quoted as one of the busiest railway station in Europe, the 24th busiest in the world and the busiest outside Japan.

1. Villa Opera Drouot

Very classy and authentic, 0.7 miles from Gare du Nord,  located in a quiet street near the lively Grands Boulevards and located in Opéra district. Villa Opera Drouot offers you staying in a traditional Haussmann building – this hotel is luxurious and elegant in every sense. Lovely decor, elegant in style, the Baroque decor with velvet curtains will never fail to charm you, talking you straight to the Belle Epoque atmosphere. This hotel is right in the heart of Paris The rooms of Villa Opera Drouot feature modern amenities and carefully furnished interiors.
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2. Grand Pigalle Hotel

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Rich, cultivated, comfortable, and casual atmosphere, that’s what Grand Pigalle is going to be for you. 550 meters from Moulin Rouge and 800 meters from Montmarte.

Opening onto the villas of the avenue Frochot, the private estate where Toulouse-Lautrec once lived, the 37 rooms of the Grand Pigalle Hotel choose liveliness over nostalgia.

Among the Hotels Near Gare Du Nord, it very cosmopolitan par excellence, quintessentially very Parisian. The ground floor, a space for reception and the wine bar, is very vibrant, full of energy and liveliness, very hedonistic in its essence. Its is said that here the the spirit of “Bed & Beverage” reigns. Pigalle Le Grand Hotel is located 100 meters from the Pigalle Metro station and 800 meters from the Sacré-Coeur basilica. One of the best Hotels Near Gare Du Nord.

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3. Hotel Carlton’s

If you would like to see the exceptional sights of the Sacré Cœur, the Eiffel Tower and the rooftops of Paris, you know where to stay. Hotel Carlton’s it would be. You can see all the amazing sights, with a bird’s eye view on a panoramic terrace. Within a walking distance from Sacré Cœur and very close to the Moulin Rouge. Once a focal point of Parisian life, Boulevard Rochechouart is at food of Montmarte, very close the 19th-century of Paris. Remnants of past can be still seen: the ” Place du Tertre” and its famous painters, the Sacré Cœur, the Moulin Rouge and countless cabarets and restaurants which offer a plethora of an invitingnight life. It is 0.7 miles from Gare du Nord.

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4. IBIS Paris Gare du Nord TGV

Located in central Paris, places right opposite Paris Gare du Nord railway station, this budget hotel is 3.1 km from Sacré-Cœur church and 3.5 km from the Louvre museum.  In the 10th Arrondissement neighborhood, Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Montmartre (1.5 km), Galeries Lafayette (2 km), Moulin Rouge (2 km), Parc des Buttes-Chaumont (2 km), Paris Opera (2.2 km). 0.1 miles from Gare du Nord.  Within the walking distances of all the interesting monumental places, this casual budget hotel features modern rooms and contemporary furniture and wifi, opened 24 hours. There are two IBIS –

  1. One is IBIS Style- more style, more chic, and modern but with a little pricey.
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5. Serotel Suites

Serotel suites are perfect for business travelers and likes. They have hardly any single rooms, the suites are more like individual apartments. The living rooms are massive and can be perfectly used for meetings for business purposes, or non-business purposes as well – especially if you’re a family, or traveling in groups.

Modern décor and contemporary in style, Serotel suites offers well-equipped suites, catering to your personal needs.

Very much in the centre of Paris, at the intersection of the 9th and 10th arrondissements.  Stylish, modish, chic and very trendy – close to hubspots, Serotel Suites is the ideal hotel for making the most out of Paris’ monumental spots.

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6. Hotel Albert 1 er

Business, sightseeing, shopping, dining or entertainment – be it anything, Hotel Albert makes sure your stay in the French capital is convenient. Features a very central location that will meet your needs and desires.

Feature single, double classic, triple rooms, set in a typically Parisian neighbourhood that boasts a combination of cafes, restaurants and shops, and is just a short stroll from many beautiful and fascinating city attractions, including the Opera Garnier, the Pigalle district, the Grands Magasins department stores, and the Canal Saint-Martin.

This hotel is very close to the lively Canal Saint-Martin.

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7. Hotel New Gard Du Nord

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Set in a Haussmannian building in central Paris, this fully air-conditioned hotel is located opposite Gare du Nord Train Station. It offers guest rooms with free Wi-Fi access, 24-hour reception, air-conditioned rooms, flat- screen TV.

Satellite TV and a telephone are standard in each soundproofed guest room.

They have a arched stone cellar at New Hôtel Gare Du Nord, where the breakfast is served.

Gare de l’Est Metro Station is 600 m from the New Hôtel, providing direct access to the Louvre Museum and the Latin Quarter. The lively Montmartre district is a 15-minute walk away.

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Food Tours in Paris

Paris Tours For Food take you on a leisurely stroll through the picturesque, winding streets in the different districts of Paris. On the tour you can visit admired specialty food shops and follow your guide down Medieval streets, passing ancient churches, wide-ranging boutiques and remarkable examples of European architecture. With sumptuous chocolate profiteroles down one cobbled street and hand-made cheeses down another, Paris presents a particularly toothsome landscape.

French Gourmet Palate Walk

By booking on our award-winning Paris Tours For Food, you will have the opportunity to experience our incomparable culture and French cuisine and wine, finding out why eating and drinking are not just a pastime but a “way of life” here in France.

Montmarte is an area with flourishing restaurant scene, with historical significance and delightful ambiance. In the past, windmills, thriving agriculture area and art studios were prominent features of the Montmarte landscape. Now the area is flowing with first-class wine bars, fine-dining restaurants and rare shops, all adding to its appeal. Have a walking tour and enjoy the meal at  one of the best and most unique food destinations in the world.

Cheese And Wine Tours

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Professional cheese tasting in the heart of Paris. Near the Eiffel Tower, close to the Seine River. For you. Join carefully chosen for you here.

Join these professional cheese and wine tasting with our cheese affineurs will give you an explanation of the many types of cheeses that you will taste with regards to aging time of each cheese.

With more than 365 cheeses and 450 variety of  wines available in France, you can taste a new cheese and a new wine for every day of the year. You will under stand why we, Parisians, love cheese and wine. We love above all to share it so join us and discover a part of French history, with us as your ambassador.

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Chocolate Tours

food tours in paris6th arrondissement (district) of Paris is straight into the heart of the City of Light where the most authentic Parisian fromageries (cheese shops), boulangeries (bakery shops) and historic landmarks await. Your guide, a chocolate connoisseur, will take you to some of the great chocolatiers (chocolate shops) and you will learn about the cacao and chocolate making guaranteed to make taste-buds go dancing. Book here.

When in Paris, do as Parisians do. Learning French culinary habits, history of origins of food, how to choose the best chocolates and pastries and an introduction to delectable specialties in the quaint shops – then, has got you. Go for it, you will love it. Get  introduced to the fine art of chocolate making and pastry baking here.

Food Market Walking Tour

At Marché d’Aligre Walking Food Tour, you will feel like a local as you chat to shopkeepers, taste local cheese, cured meats and chocolate, and learn about the wine and some well-kept secrets of French cuisine.

Cooking Tour 

Feel like putting your own culinary skills to the test? Sign up for one of the finest cooking classes Paris has to offer.

Taste and pick the grape varieties you want in your wine, then blend, try, taste again, improve and ultimately create your very own wine by taking Wine-making Workshop in Paris.

For other Paris Tours For Food, ParisByM has compiled a list of Cooking Classes in Paris exclusively for you.

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Pourquoi devriez-vous aller au Musée Grévin?

Fondée en 1882 et nommé d’après le caricaturiste Alfred Grévin, Musée Grévin est un des plus anciens musées de cire en Europe. Aujourd’hui, le musée Grévin a plus de 450 personnages de cire sur l’affichage avec de nouvelles personnalités ajoutés chaque année.

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Musée Grévin est l’endroit idéal pour aller si vous êtes à la recherche d’une pause entre les activités touristiques culturelles les plus graves à Paris. La visite du musée commence par un hall d’enroulement des Glaces, puis débouche dans un spectacle son et lumière. Après, faire de votre été grâce Musée Grévin pour voir le large éventail de figures de cire avec le parfait mélange de chiffres et de chiffres, des stars internationales modernes historiques français. Certaines personnalités célèbres situés voici Léonard de Vinci, Jeanne d’Arc, Jean de la Fontaine, Auguste Rodin, Michael Jackson, Brad Pitt, Ray Charles, et le Petit Prince. Sentez-vous libre d’interagir avec le musée Grévin et de poser avec chaque figure. Ce musée est également adapté aux enfants et propose des story-circuits et des visites guidées par un acteur dans un costume sur l’histoire, des célébrités, et les secrets de Musée Grévin.

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Comment visiter le Musée Grévin:

Musée Grévin est situé au 10 boulevard Montmartre, Paris, France 75009 près de stations de métro Bourse et des Grands Boulevards, et des bus 20, 39, 48, 67, 74, et 85.

Heures:

Du lundi au vendredi: 10am-6:30pmgrevin museum

Samedi et dimanche: 10am-7 pm

(Dernière admission aux musées est de 1 heure avant la fermeture)

Fermeture annuelle du 30 Septembre au 4 Octobre

Admission:

Adultes: € 23,50

Enfants (6-14 ans): € 16,50

Enfants de moins de 6 ans: gratuit

Les billets peuvent être achetés à l’avance afin que vous ne devez pas attendre en ligne pour acheter des billets.

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Taste the difference at Le Mathusalem Paris

Want to go through the Parisian bistros during your visit of the capital? Do not hesitate to go and eat at le Mathusalem Paris, this restaurant offers a varied menu and a very French atmosphere, perfect to live your Parisian experience.

le mathusalem parisYou will be able to find, in this brasserie where you can feel the style of the 1930s, traditional French cuisine represented by delicious menus such as « magret de canard » (duck) or beef tartare (16 €). You can also taste the starters, equally delicious such as the camembert crumble or citrus quinoa (10 €). As for the desserts, you will find the famous macarons (with lime) and the French « moelleux au chocolat » (10 €). Thomas, the manager of the restaurant, is waiting for you with his team to serve you many more food choices, prepared by chef Cyril. The decor is set with tablecloths and a bar.

le mathusalem parisThe regular customers call it “le Mathu”. Le Mathusalem Paris is perfect to spend time with family or friends. Some will even find simply the pleasure of eating good French cuisine and they will keep a good memory …

The restaurant is located in the 16th district of Paris (south-west), just in front of the Garigliano bridge (Pont du Garigliano), near the Auteuil neighborhoods (Parc des Princes, Roland Garros …), and the Maison de la Radio. Nearby you will also find the Bois de Boulogne.

Do not miss the Le Mathusalem Paris experience and click here to find out more.

Open from monday to saturday, from 11:30am to 1:30am.

Access : 5 bis boulevard Exelmans, 75016 Paris. RER C Pont du Garigliano – Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou (you will just have to cross the bridge), Metro 10 : Chardon Lagache, Metro 9 : Porte de Saint-Cloud.

Best Places to Go Jogging in Paris

Best Places to Go Jogging in Paris

When in Paris, trying the local cuisine is an absolute must. With an abundance of some of the world’s finest fare, you may be wondering how to enjoy the local delicacies without packing on the pounds. Thankfully, the culinary capital boasts a number of stunning parks and gardens perfect for getting your cardio fixed. The best part is they’re all FREE!  For your convenience, we’ve compiled a list of the  best places to go jogging in Paris. Enjoy!

Bois de Vincennes 

Best Places to Go Jogging in Paris

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Paris’ largest park offers miles of running trails amidst an abundance of sights and sounds sure to keep you entertained. For those looking for a bit of cross-training, you can rent a rowboat on one of the several local lakes, enjoy a quick ball game on the baseball field, or take a few swings at the golf course. Want to work out but don’t want to leave the kids? No problem! This kid-friendly park offers plenty for your little ones, including a playground, amusement park, and even a small farm allowing you to all stay active together. With so many activities to choose from, the Bois de Vincennes tops our list as one of the best places to go jogging in Paris.

Hours: Open 24/7

Metro: M1 (Château de Vincennes), M8 (Porte Dorée)

 

Bois de Boulogne 

Best Places to Go Jogging in Paris

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With over 2,000 acres of green space, the Bois de Boulogne is a local favorite among Parisian runners. Jog through the Jardin de Bagatelle with its vast array of floral arrangements or head toward the Lac Inférieur with its gently tumbling waterfalls. Much like the Bois de Vincennes, the Bois de Boulogne offers a variety of activities suitable for the whole family. The kids will enjoy the Jardin d’Acclimation, where they can find an amusement park, boat rides, and sports complexes.

Hours: Open 24/7

Metro: M1 (Porte Maillot)

 

Jardin du Luxembourg 

Best Places to Go Jogging in Paris

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This posh garden located in Paris’ St-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood is known for its breathtaking views. Joggers can circle the Grand Basin, a lovely pond where children can race small paper boats, or head toward one of the many tree-covered trails lining the park. With pony rides, puppet shows, and merry-go-rounds, the Jardin du Luxembourg is sure to please all ages.

Hours: Summer 7:30am-dusk, Winter 8:30am-dusk

Metro: M4 (Odéon, St-Germain-des-Prés), M10 (Odéon), RER B (Luxembourg-Sénat)

 

Jardin des Tuileries 

Best Places to Go Jogging in Paris

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Situated around the Louvre, the Jardin des Tuileries offers spacious paths through its French-style gardens and mesmerizing fountain. Join other joggers as you meander through the peaceful landscape of one of Paris’ most famous attractions. When you finish your run, head southwest to the Musée de l’Orangerie for a spectacular display of some of Monet’s finest works.

Hours: April-May 7am-9pm, June-August 7am-11pm, September-March 7:30am-7:30pm

Metro: M1 (Tuileries)

 

Champ-de-Mars

Best Places to Go Jogging in Paris

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If you’re looking for breathtaking views along your route, nothing beats the Champ-de-Mars. This vast expanse of green located directly behind the Eiffel Tower is a crowd favorite among Parisians and tourists alike, and the lively atmosphere of the area is sure to keep you energized. For the quintessential Parisian experience, the Champ-de-Mars is truly one of the best places to go jogging in Paris.

Hours: Open 24/7

Metro: M6 (Bir Hakeim), RER C (Champ-de-Mars-Tour-Eiffel), M6 (Trocadéro)

 

Parc Montsouris 

Best Places to Go Jogging in Paris

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Situated near Paris’ Cité Universitaire student residences, this quiet park is popular among younger crowds. Located along the southern border of the city, Parc Montsouris features a lake and meteorological observatory, and is home to a number of exotic birds and trees.

Hours: Summer 7:00am-9:30pm, Winter 7:00am-8:00pm

Metro: M6 (Saint-Jacques), T3 (Montsouris, Cité Universitaire), RER B (Cité Universitaire)

 

Parc des Buttes-Chaumont

Best Places to Go Jogging in Paris

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For the more advanced runner, the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont is one of the best places to go jogging in Paris. Visitors can expect steeper inclines and a more challenging workout, but with over 3 miles of jogging trails, you won’t be disappointed.

Hours: Summer 7:00am-10:00pm, Winter 7:00am-8:00pm

Metro: M7bis (Buttes-Chaumont)

 

Les Berges de Seine

Best Places to Go Jogging in Paris

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The banks of the Seine offer one of the most magnificent views of Paris. As you stroll along the numerous quais, take in the multitude of sights dotting the banks, including the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. From the Musée d’Orsay to Pont de l’Alma, you’ll find the Berges de Seine, a 1.2 miles space with plenty of activities for the whole family. After jogging along the over 300 ft track, get in a second workout with one of the area’s free fitness classes or relax in one of the many reclining chairs or restaurants along the bank.

Hours: Open 24/7

Metro: M8 & 13 (Invalides), RER C (Musée d’Orsay, Invalides, Pont de l’Alma)

 

Parc Monceau 

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Located in one of Paris’ trendiest neighborhoods, Parc Monceau offers a calm outdoor space amidst the hustle and bustle of the city and is a favorite among active couples and families. The park offers a rare peek into the lavish lifestyle of the Parisian elite, with its elegant design and close proximity to some of Paris’ most luxurious buildings.

Hours: Summer 7:00am-10:00pm, Winter 7:00am-8:00pm

Metro: M2 (Monceau)

 

Jardin des Plantes 

Best Places to Go Jogging in Paris

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For those who find running a bit tedious, the Jardin des Plantes may be the best place to go jogging in Paris. The garden, which is home to a lively zoo, the Grande Galerie de l’Evolution, and a variety of multicolored plants, may provide just the distraction you need to get you through your workout.

Hours: Summer 7:30am-8:00pm, Fall/Spring 8:00am-7:30pm, Winter 8:00am-5:30pm

Metro: M5,7,10 (Gare d’Austerlitz), RER C (Paris Austerlitz)

 

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City of Reims

City of Reims

Reims, a city located in the north East part of France, the administrative capital of the famous Champagne region, it hides many sights and history, from old history until the most recent one.

WHAT TO SEE?

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Saint Remi Basilica

Reims is known in France for being the place where the kings were crownd, specifically, up to 26 kings took over the reign of France from this city. After the World Wars, the city met a fast reconstruction and you will be able to appreciate both the sights of the past and the lively modern city combined.

In Reims you can find one of the most beautiful cathedrals in France, the Reims Cathedral. Built in 1211, it became a glorious example of the Gothic style. It is home of more than 1 million visitors per year.

Talking about religious monuments, Reims also has the basilica Saint Remi, which is as beautiful as the cathedral itself.

You will also have the chance to visit the Palais du Tau museum, where you will be able to appreciate statues from the cathedrale’s facades, precious tapestries, coronation jewels and more. All framed with an historical explanation.

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Champagne Park

In addition, the city offers one of the most lively neighborhoods, called Boulingrin, which is around the city hall. You will find a lively and easygoing atmosphere, you can relax having a drink and contemplating the movements of the city. Also, in this area you will find the market of Reims, a building classified as an historical monument, where you can find an important food market.

Last but not least, the city has a park called Champagne Park which covers around 22 acres. Discover its gardens and green fields, feel free to walk on it and take a breath wrapped in nature.

HOW TO EXPERIENCE?

City of ReimsThe city of Reims is worth-visiting for its main particular sights: history, lively districts and champagne combined in one.

Famous brands such as Veuve Clicquot, Pommery or Mumm can be found in the city. You can take a guided tour to discover the long underground caves and taste some exclusive champagnes.

Other sightseeings in the Champagne region

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Day trip from Paris: Chateau de Chantilly

Day trip from Paris: Chateau de Chantilly

Chateau de Chantilly is located 45 minutes by train to the north of Paris.  Complete with beautiful gardens and the Musée Condé which has the second largest collection of classical art in France.  Chantilly is also home to stables with an equestrian museum.  There was even a James Bond movie,  A View to a Kill, filmed here in 1985. In short, there is a little something for everyone.

History of the Chantilly

Chateau de ChantillyThe chateau de Chantilly was originally built in 1528 for the Constable Anne de Montmorency, unfortunately this chateau was destroyed during the French Revolution.  The chateau that you see today was rebuilt by Henri d’Orleans, duke of Aumale, the 5th son of King Louis-Philippe, between 1875-1881.  Henri d’Orleans was a passionate art collector and wrote into his will that the the paintings must never be moved, nor loaned outside of Chantilly.  Meaning that the magnificent art collection that you see today is the same Henri d’Orleans enjoyed. 


The Gardens

Chateau de ChantillyAnother highlight of  the chateau de Chantilly is the vast gardens to explore.  What makes these gardens particularly interesting is there are three different sections the French, the Anglo-Chinese, and the English gardens.  The French gardens were designed by Le Nôtre, the famous gardener who designed those of Versailles, in the classic 17th century style.  These gardens are landscaped in perfect symmetry, complete with fountains and are quite breathtaking to behold.  The Anglo-Chinese gardens were added later in 1773.  This part of the gardens is home to the hamlet that inspired Marie-Antoinette’s built at Versailles.  These gardens  (can add more if needed)  The English gardens were born from
the philosophy that the landscaping should be used to enhance natural characteristics, rather than bring order to them as in the French gardens.  They also draw some of their inspiration from antiquity, so the English gardens of Chantilly also have a temple of Venus and statue of Eros, to give the gardens an romantic airs.  If you visit Chantilly on a nice day I encourage you to take a stroll and enjoy the various designs of gardens. 

A mini art museum

For art lovers Chantilly is a veritable treasure trove.  As mentioned the final owner of the chateau de Chantilly, Henri d’Orleans, was an avid art collector.  Not only that, but he also collected rare manuscripts, one famous example being Les très riches heures du Duc de Berry.  One detail that makes Chantilly’s collection interesting is the paintings are not necessarily organized, by style, so you have renaissance and realism paintings side by side.  When visiting Chantilly you definitely want to leave plenty of time to wander through the hallways filled with art.  It can be fun to play a sort of scavenger hunt to find the three works by Raphael, five by Poussin, five by Ingres, and three by Delacroix.

The Grand Stables 

Chateau de ChantillyThe stables and horse shows is an element that makes the chateau de Chantilly unique from many of the other chateaux near to Paris that you can visit.  The stables which are a genuine castle for horses is home to not only the stables, but also the Museum of the Horse.  This museum is fascinating as it looks at the role horses have played in human civilization since their domestication.  The 15 rooms the Museum of the Horse tells this narrative using old manuscripts, equestrian equipment, and works of art.  Another part of the stables is the equestrian shows and demonstration.  These shows take place every day (except Tuesday when the park is closed) at 2:30pm.  The show is about 30 minutes in length and the each show wows the spectator with the beautiful costumes, riding, and storytelling. 

Day trip from Paris

Day trip from Paris

While spring is here, temperature is rising, weather is nice, flowers are abloom. It’s time to go out! Gather three or four friends and have an excursion outside of Paris sounds like a perfect plan. Only have free time during weekend? No problem, we have helped you select a few places that you can go within a few days!

1 Day Trip from Paris:

VersaillesDay trip from Paris

Want to enjoy the sunny weather in the garden of French kings? Versailles is only 45 mins away from the heart of Paris. During spring and summer, special shows will be performed inside the garden.

Day trip from Paris

Fontainebleau

Visit this royal house in spring will always surprise you. Stand on the same stairs which Napoleon Bonaparte bid farewell to his political reign. Spend some time in the garden surrounding by a forest and springs.

GivernyDay trip from Paris

Don’t miss out the best time in the year to visit Monet’s garden!
It will welcome you with an ocean of flowers and the beautiful pond full of impressionist water lilies.

Our Giverny guide is here.

Day trip from Paris


Champagne area

Have a few glasses of bubbly champagne with friends and take a stroll in famous vineyards. It will be the best day trip from Paris.

Day trip from Paris

Normandy

Visiting the amazing scene of Mont saint Michael. See how tides cover the only road and leave it as a lonely island. Paris by M provides you a full itinerary for going to Normandy and we can also help you plan your trips: here

Day trip from Paris

Loire Valley

With the bus or the train, you can easily arrive at these beautiful historical sites within 2 hours.

Check out our previous post about Loire Valley here.

Strasbourg/ColmarDay trip from Paris

These Germany border cities absorbed the Germany influence in their architecture. As you walk into the town, you will feel as if you are entering a childhood fairytale village. It is simply picturesque.

 

2 days or more:
Day trip from Paris

Belgium (Bruge, Brussels)

With flixbus, you can arrive in Belgium about four hours. Have some Belgium waffles and fresh mussels will bring you a relax weekend.

Day trip from Paris

 

Bretagne (Brittany)

Lying in the northwest corner of France, is one of the great historic area of France.  Within 3 and half hours’ drive, you wil arrive at Bretagne’s reginal capital Rennes.

 

Day trip from ParisBordeaux

How about a wine trip accompanied by laughter and cheese? Come to the world’s most famous wine producing area.  Some famous wine producer like Château Lafite-Rothschid, Château Margaux, Château Haut-Brion are located here.

Day trip from Paris

Portugal (Lisbon)

The lovely weather, amazing sea food, sunny beaches sound like a perfect get away weekend! Oh, and don’t forget the famous Portugal egg tart from Pasteis de Belem.

Day trip from Paris

French Riverine (Nice, Monaco)

The second smallest country in the world will probably bring you the most unforgettable experience. You just need to enjoy the day trip from Paris.

Italy (Milan)Day trip from Paris

Here we are, the fashion capital! My suggestion for transportation is taking the airplane. Even if you book it one day before, the price will always surprise you in a good way.

Day trip from ParisSpain (Barcelona)

If you only have a limited of time, you surely can visit Barcelona just for a weekend. Taste the amazing Spanish paella with a bottle of sangria, lying on the beach and enjoying the sunshine.

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Guided tour, Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont Saint Michel

History

The history of Mont-Saint-Michel starts in 708, when Archangel Michael appeared in a dream to Aubert, Bishop of Avranches, and asked him to build a church in his honor on the rock that from then on would be known as the Mont-Tombe. The next year, a church was devoted to him and the mountain became known as Mont-Saint-Michel. In the XIVth century, walls, towers and battlements were built to protect Mont-Saint-Michel against the English during the Hundred Years’ War. During the French revolution, it was used as a prison and continued to serve as such until 1864. Since 1874 it is listed as a French historic monument and was classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979.

Mont Saint Michel

Today

Mont-Saint-Michel is a village full of history. Once you enter Mont-Saint-Michel, you will find yourself on the main road where there are shops, hotels, restaurants, museums and other amenities for sightseers. Take a stroll through the narrow streets, enjoy the view, and immerse yourself in the medieval era thanks to the area’s architecture (roman and gothic). On your way, you can visit Saint-Pierre church and see the cemetery where Mère Poulard (known for her famous omelet) and her husband rest, you will also pass by their old house which now serves as a hotel.

If the tide allows, walk on the bay of the Mont-Saint-Michel to have a magnificent view from below. It is an experience not to be missed. Also, don’t miss the impressive view that the sunset offers you with its golden colors, which are reflected on the Mount and the bay, a particularly spectacular view as the Mount is surrounded by water.

Best area to stay in Paris, french riviera, hotels

Best area to stay in Paris

In Paris, this big city, there are in total 20 districts. All the monuments scatter around in different arrondissements and knowing where is the best area to stay in Paris will be the key to a comfortable, relaxing trip.

Imaging the delight and easiness when you find out that all the monuments, museums you want to go are just right around the corner or all within walking distance; coming back from a bar without calling an Uber or catching the last metro; waking up in the morning surrounding by the best view of the city. If that is the kind of trip you are looking for, this article will be your soulmate.

Paris’s districts, as in all the other big cities, have their own “function”.  Bastille, known as The Place to go for young people; the first arrondissement, the gather place for celebrities and famous monuments such as Louvre and Palais-Royal; Le Marais, the only place opens on Sunday in Parisians’ minds and the hub for modern artists and cute stores… Not mentioning the Champs-Elysées or the shopping heaven Galeries Lafayette. 

We selected three best areas to stay in Paris upon your interests.


For museum lovers, and first-timers in Paris

Best area to stay in Paris

Staying as close as possible to prestigious museums or famous monuments will be your first choice. If so, le Marais and Saint Michel can be a good option. Surrounding the area, you can find the modern art museum, Le Centre Pompidou; Victor Hugo’s Notre-Dame de Paris, the glamorous Sainte Chapelle; take a stroll and you can easily get to The Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Enjoy Claude Monet’s Water Lilies in Museum de l’Orangerie.

It is worth mentioning that both Saint Michel and Le Marais are equipped with convenient public transportation that can easily take you anywhere; including getting to the city from the airport.

Looking for hotels in Le Marais? Check out our previous post.

For all the trendy shopaholics in the world

Best area to stay in Paris

Lodging near St-Germain or Avenue Montaigne will be your best choice to stay in Paris. Countless of fashion designer brands open their flagship stores here: Chanel, Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu…. Many of other trendy brands are dying to have their own space near these two areas. You can also find some less-known, chic design stores or vintage stores there. After a long day of shopping, you can also sit down in a designer’s café, order a cup of espresso, have a few snacks for a short break. Also, a lot of popular restaurants such as L’avenue, Shang Palace and Kodawari gather around these areas. By the avenue Montaigne, you can easily walk to the busy street Champs-Elysée, climb up the Arc the Triumph to have a full view of Paris and see the sparkling Eiffel Tower. If you love fashion, these two are definitely the best places to live in Paris.

Looking for hotels in St-Germain? Check out our previous post.

For college students

Best area to stay in Paris Bastille will open up its world to you after the sun goes down.

As known for its nightlife, Bastille has a lot of secret bars that hidden in the alleyway. For example, Lavomatic, a secret loft bar hidden behind a laundry frontside. If you pass by this “bar” during the day, you can only see a few washing machines. However, during the night, if you find the secret door, il will lead you to a different world. There are many more interesting bars like this one waiting for you to dig in. If you are a young college student, Bastille is definitely the best area for you to stay in Paris.

 

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Giverny, Fondation Claude Monet, Fleurs

Fondation Claude Monet

Claude Monet (1840 – 1926) is a French painter known for his art movement called impressionism. The name of the style derives from the title of a Claude Monet work: Impression, Sunrise

He lived in Giverny from 1883 until 1926. He painted his house in the colors of his painting palette, designed his gardens with flowers and colorful vegetables, and built a pond. These incredible scenery inspired him to create artworks.

His son inherited his house and bequeathed the estate to the Académie des Beaux-Arts in his will when he died in 1966. Once the house and garden restored, in 1980, the estate was declared public and the Fondation Claude Monet was created.

The Fondation Claude Monet presents 3 main areas:

The House

Giverny, Fondation Claude Monet, maison de Claude MonetThe place where Monet lived. Initially the house was smaller, so he extended it on both sides in order to have more spaces for his family and his works. He decorated and painted his house to his own taste and used color such as blue, yellow, pink… The house has, on the ground floor, a kitchen, a dinning room, the studio room, the pantry, the sitting room and, on the first floor, the family rooms. Note that the paintings in the house are reproductions as the real ones are in museums.

The Clos Normand

Giverny, Fondation Claude Monet, Clos Normand

It is a garden with metallic hoops, trees and lots of colorful flowers such as cherry and apple trees, tulips, irises, daffodils, daisies, dahlias, peonies, nasturtiums, wisterias, poppies…

 

 

 

The Water Garden (Japanese garden)

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Monet bought a land with a pond at the back of the Clos Normand and built there a Japanese bridge. He designed the water garden with trees and flowers such as bamboos, cherry trees, maple trees, water lilies and other kind of lilies…

 

 

And also

The Japanese Prints (Monet’s collection of ukiyo-e prints) and The Waterlily Studio (a gift and book shop).

While visiting the house and the gardens, you can see that he was passionate about gardening and that this area was an absolute source of inspiration for Monet. In fact, his gardens will inspire him to create artworks such as the water lilies series. The tour will leave you amazed.

La Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse,Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

An incredible chapel full of history, this holy site is a must see.

The Chapel

La Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse,Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

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If you are a believer, we highly recommend visiting the Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. Rich in a history of apparitions and blessings, the Chapel itself is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and is the origin of the Mother House of Daughters Charity. A charity that has since expanded onto five continents spreading the same goal of providing sanctuary and aid to the impoverished for 400 years. The Chapel is the site of holy apparitions and although most commonly known for the miraculous appearance of the Virgin Mary, on three different successive days Catherine the nun saw a translucent Sacred Heart of Saint Vincent shimmering in three distinct colors: white, red, and black. It is said that the three colors were meant to represent the coming days of strife that France would face and to warn Catherine that her mission was imminent. Catherine and the church were blessed on June 6th, 1830 when it is said that Christ appeared as a crucified kind without adornments. The Chapel is open every day of the week from 7:45 am- 1:00 pm, and 2:30-7:00 pm and masses are offered in various languages throughout the day and upon request. Those seeking a pilgrimage may call the Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. Contact information for those wishing to make a pilgrimage to the Chapel of Our Lady the Miraculous Medal can be found here.

Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

History

The Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal is most known for the apparition of Virgin Mary, who appeared to a young nun named Catherine on three separate occasions in late 1830’s. Catherine is said to have prayed to the Virgin Mary on the very night that she first saw her holy apparition. On the second occasion that the Virgin Mary appeared to Catherine, she told her to engrave the image of her apparition on one side of a medal and to have her initials encircled by twelve stars, to symbolize the 12 apostles, engraved onto the other side; she told Catherine to make various medals to protect and bring good fortune to all those who wore it around their neck. Although these apparitions were an honor, they also bestowed great responsibility upon young Catherine.  Catherine, who later became a saint, was blessed by apparitions in a world truly in need of divine help. France at the time was plagued with epidemics and mass deaths, and although not immediate, the medals were eventually produced in hopes of helping the thousands of French people dying of a widespread cholera epidemic. People were cured of cholera and said to have experienced various other miracles upon wearing these medals. Parisians, then, justly began calling them the miracle medals.

Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

The Medal

The medals have increasingly grown in popularity as they have proven their miraculous properties throughout the centuries. What once began with a mere 2000 medals has grown to the production of billions of blessed medallions protecting billions of people throughout the world. Although the miraculous medals have protected billions of people throughout centuries, they are not currently free, but in contrast, entry to the Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal is completely free. We recommend you visit the chapel to witness the holy miraculous site for yourself, witness the very spot where these holy apparitions took place. For those who wish to purchase one of these miraculous medals, they are now sold in the Chapel’s gift shop along with other souvenirs from the chapel. After your visit to the Chapel, we also recommend that you visit Paris’ oldest luxurious shopping center, Le Bon Marché, which is conveniently located just down the street.

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Pointe du Hoc

Pointe de Hoc

US President Regan giving a speech for the commemoration of the 40th birthday of the D-Day at Pointe du Hoc.

The Pointe du Hoc is the highest point between western Utah Beach and eastern Omaha Beach. From this point, you can overlook the English Channel. This lookout provides a great view of the coast of Normandy.

Because of its’ particular location, the Germans placed heavy artillery (gun pits) on the cliff, threatening both Omaha and Utah beach. It was then considered an essential mission to blast the German artillery immediately when Operation Overlord began to protect the landing troops and reduce casualties.

On D-Day, the U.S Army attacked and took over Pointe du Hoc after scaling its cliffs. Unfortunately, they discovered the artillery had recently been taken to another location.

 

Normandy D-Day Tour, American sector

Sainte-Mère-Église

Normandy D-Day Tour, American sectorSainte-Mère-Eglise was the first town of France in the Cotentin region liberated by American paratroopers. It is also famous for the American paratrooper, John Steele, who’s parachute was caught on the church tower during the Overload operation. You can see a copy of John Steele still attached to his parachute on the church tower. There is a museum dedicated to American paratroopers called Airborne Museum. It is located just in front of the church. This museum takes you back to D-Day alongside American paratroopers. Also, admire Sainte-Mère-Église with its special atmosphere full of history.

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Carentan

Normandy D-Day sites, Normandy, D-Day sites, CarentanThe small town of Carentan is known for its cultural heritage and its medieval buildings. It’s a city full of history. There are a lot of places to visit such as Notre-Dame of Carentan church which suffered a lot of damage during the D-Day bombings. Additionally, you will find hotels which housed famous people such as French writer Honoré de Balzac and emperor Napoléon 1er, as well as beautiful harbours. 

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Omaha beach

Omaha_Beach_Memorial_on_German_bunkerOmaha beach was one of the landing beaches assigned to the Americans for landing in France on D-Day. This is where they suffered the most casualties while fighting against Germans troops in hopes of liberating Europe (30% of all casualties of the D-Day). Hence the name « Bloody Omaha » or « the Beach of blood ».

The name Omaha was used as a code name during Operation Overlord, chosen because it was the place of birth of one of the officers engaged in the operation (the city of Omaha in Nebraska). The same with the other American beach, Utah beach,  state of birth of another American officer.

Located a few meters away, the American cemetery of Colleville-sur Mer overlooks the beach. 

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Normandy American Cemetery

American cemetery

On the 8th of June in 1944, the U.S First Army established a temporary cemetery in Normandy. After the war, the present-day cemetery was established just a short distance to the east of the original site building a memorial and a chapel to go along with it.

The cemetery is located on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach. Among the 9 386 graves are the ones of 3 recipients of the Medal of Honor and 2 sons of President Theodore Roosevelt (one being one of the 3 recipients of the Medal of Honor, the other killed during WWI and reburied next to his brother after WWII).

This is a place of reflection to honor the memory of the dead, many Americans go to meditate on the grave of one of their ancestors.

Utah beach

Utah beach

Utah beach is the most western of the five landing beaches during WWII. It was used for amphibious landings undertaken by the United States Army troops. The code name comes from the name of the US state from where one of the officer participating in the landing was from.

Paris off the beaten path, discovery cruise, River Seine

Seine River Discovery Cruise

Paris off the beaten path, discovery cruise, River SeineEmbark on a boat at the foot of the Eiffel Tower and experience Paris in a 1 hour discovery cruise on the River Seine. Admire the iconic monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, Orsay museum along with others breathtaking treasures of the capital. Relax on the boat and enjoy the view while eating your lunch (sandwich, drink and dessert included). 

Surprise dinner, Romance in Paris

Surprise Dinner

A surprise dinner whose content will only be revealed when making the reservation… 

Saint-Valentin, Romance in Paris

Private Guided Tour

Experience the city of love with a guided tour just for you and your loved one. Take a walk in Paris and make the most of your visit by admiring some hidden places besides its main sights.

Paris Food

Paris Food

Wondering where to buy good quality cheese in Paris? Questioning why Parisians carry a baguette with them everyday? Confusing the meaning of boulangerie and patisserie? Here is some vocabulary you need to know about Parisian food before coming to Paris.

Boulangerie

Boulangerie is an essential part of Parisian life; it is the heart and soul of Paris Food. Did you know that on average, 25 million baguettes are purchased and consumed by the French every day? Every second, 320 baguettes are consumed. So, where do all French people buy their “vitamins”? At the boulangerie! Boulangerie means bakery, and it is the most common thing you will see in Paris. At this Parisian’s “favorite place of business”, you can easily buy three meals per day. A buttery croissant or a sweet pain au raisin at breakfast, a ham and melted cheese sandwich for lunch, and a baguette as a side dish for dinner.

When searching for your perfect loaf, make sure you patronized an artisanal bakery (Boulangerie Artisanale) to ensure the bread is made on site from scratch.

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Pâtisserie

How sad would life be without little sweet treats? A patisserie will satisfy every sweet tooth! Want to know what kind of dessert you shouldn’t miss while in Paris? Read more about this facet of Paris food here. You can try some well-known brands like Pierre Hermé, Sadaharu Aoki and Jean-Paul Hévin, but you can also find pâtisseries in almost every bakery. You could even buy a sandwich and macarons to enjoy a picnic under the Eiffel tower!

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Nowadays you will always find a Boulangerie and a Pâtisserie in the same place, selling small desserts and bread together.

Fromagerie

If you understand how essential“Fromage” is in Parisian food, you understand the very core of food in Paris. The historical French love affair with cheese can be traced back as far as 8000 BC. Traditionally, there were 400 different types of French cheese – today there are close to 1,000 varieties. Can you imagine? Eating  1 different variety of cheese a day, that’s almost three years without eating the same cheese! Sounds like a good plan, doesn’t it? In France, cheese is usually consumed after the main course and before the dessert. Pair it with a good glass of wine to begin eating like a Parisian! And even though you can find cheese in every supermarket, a real “Fromagerie” is the first stop you should go to select the best quality cheese.

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There are some more traditional, specific kinds of stores you will find in Paris such as boucherie, charcuterie, or poissonnerie. People now can find all types of food in giant supermarkets, however French people enjoy the shopping at these traditional specialty stores for high quality products. They like to go to specific stores and searching for their ideal ingredients.

Boucherie

This is where to go if you are looking for meat to prepare your next meal. In a “Boucherie” you can buy raw legs of lamb, steaks, chicken breasts, veal cutlets, and many other types of meats.

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Charcuterie

You may ask what is the difference between a butcher’s (boucherie) and a charcuterie? In France, a charcuterie is more like a deli that specializes in pork. At a charcuterie, you can get pâté, sliced ham, sausages, rillettes or even pig’s feet.

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Nowadays, you can usually buy the 2 types of meat at the same place. On top of that, you will usually find Charcuterie-traiteur or Boucherie-traiteur on the names of these stores which stands for selling prepared dishes and small catering Paris food inside.

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(Traiteur↑)

Poissonnerie

Poisson means fish in French and a Poissonnerie is a smaller scaled seafood market. Here you can buy fresh fish, seafood or prepared dishes.

Paris food

Bistrot

The name “bistrot” derives from the Russian word meaning “fast.” During the Russians occupation of Paris (1814-1818), Russian soldiers were not allowed officially to drink wine, but who could resist some good French wine? They could not, and would shout “Bistro!” to the waiters in order not to be seen by their officers… The name then began to describe little restaurants where you can have a meal or drink a glass of wine in no time. Nowadays, bistrot can be small cafés or restaurants in modest settings.  In a bistrot, you can find moderately priced simple meals. It usually serves home-style Paris food.

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Brasserie 

In a similar setting to a bistrot is a brasserie. Unlike the neighborhood bistrot, brasserie’s  are usually larger and generally serve food all day. Brasserie ( translation of breweries) were traditionally where beer was served, and often dated from 19th or 20th centuries. These days you can still get a beer at brasseries but now they usually accompany food.

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Épicerie

Epicerie in France is similar to the notion of a convenience store or a small grocery store. As French people usually say: “La petite épicerie du coin” ( The small grocery store around the corner). There are also large épicerie stores like Monoprix or Carrefour which are the equivalent of a supermarket.

Below is a table we made for you so you can better compare all these Paris Food vocabularies and use these words when you are in Paris next time!

French English
Boulangerie Bakery
Pâtisserie Pastry shop
Fromagerie Cheese chop
Poissonnerie Fish shop
Charcuterie Deli
Boucherie Meat shop
Épicerie Convenience store
Bistrot Bistro

 

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Paris off the beaten path, jeu de piste

Treasure Hunt

Experience Paris in a whole new light. Tired of traditional sight-seeing? Bored of city guides? Try a new way of traveling guaranteed to ignite the adventure seeker within.

Paris off the beaten path, jeu de pisteWith this new twist to sight-seeing tourists have the opportunity to tour the city in a whole new way. Through clues and games alike, this is a treasure hunt that you will never forget! The adventure begins just outside of Notre Dame. Adventure seekers are given their box and for the next 3 hours are taken on a journey that will take them through Paris. From the sixth arrondissement to the Louvre, to Luxembourg gardens this game is guaranteed to engage sight-seers in a way never done before. This new sight-seeing game is available in both French and English. A big adventure lies in one small box that includes a map, small postcards, clues, small gifts such as chocolates, tote bags, and a French flag for pictures. An exhilarating adventure through Paris awaits!

Paris off the beaten path

2 CV

Have you ever dreamed of touring Paris in an unconventional way? Discover the secrets of Paris in a traditional vintage Parisian town car to experience your Parisian dream.

Paris off the beaten path, 2CVTour through Paris in a vintage town car for an hour and a half. Cruise through the sights in this fantastic car. Your chauffeur will pick you up either at your hotel or in front of Opera Garnier to begin this lovely tour. Feel free to ask your chauffeur any questions you may have throughout the hour and a half long tour, as they will speak English and serve as your guides. These vintage iconic cars are the perfect way to experience Paris.

This original commentated visit will make you discover the best kept secrets of Paris, the anecdotes and unexpected stories that make it so endearing!

Disneyland Paris

Walt Disney Studios Park

It’s the park dedicated to cinema and entertainment. Most of the thrilling rides are in Walt Disney Studios. From Disney park you can hear people screaming especially those who are riding the tower.

Ratatouille

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This attraction offers an inside look to Remy the rat’s restaurant, based off Ratatouille the movie this ride “shrinks” the rider and shows the restaurant from a rat’s viewpoint. Ideal for any age and size this journey requires 3D glasses and movement that those prone to motion sickness ought to be aware of. Average waiting time for this attraction ranges from an hour to an hour and a half, FASTPASS is available on this ride.

 

Twilight Tower Zone Terror

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This eerie attraction allows visitors to travel into a hotel that is stuck in the twilight zone. Those who dare enter must be over 1.02m (3ft 3in), and those prone to claustrophobia or motion sickness should proceed with caution into this hotel. Average waiting time ranges from 30 minutes to an hour, FASTPASS is available on this ride.

 

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster

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This roller coaster ride is inspired by Aero Smith. Those who enter must be over 1.2m (3ft 9in) and those who are prone to motion sickness should be warned of the turns, drops, and quickness of this ride. Average waiting time ranges from 10 to 30 minutes FASTPASS option is available on this ride.

 

Crush’s Coaster

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This small roller coaster ventures through Nemo’s sea. An ideal ride for all ages that are over the height of 1.07m (3 ft 5 in). Average waiting time of an hour to an hour and a half. FASTPASS is not available on this ride.

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Disneyland Park: Adventureland

Adventure Land is a great place to explore and experience the thrilling adventures of pirates and explorers, this land is perfect for the daring and courageous.

Indiana Jones et le Temple du Peril

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This attraction, based on Indiana Jones the Temple of Peril, offers a great thrill to all who dare embark on the journey. As the attraction is a roller coaster ride it is not ideal for those who are prone to motion sickness, only those who are 1.4m (4 feet 5 inches) or taller will be permitted. Average waiting time for this ride ranges from 10 to 50 minutes and a FASTPASS option is available.

Pirates of the Caribbean

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X marks the spot for this attraction, based off the Pirates of the Caribbean movies this ride is ideal for anyone searching for a glimpse into a pirate’s life. People who do not want to get wet or are afraid of the dark may want to stay away from this attraction. Average waiting time is 5 to 10 minutes and the FASTPASS option is not available on this ride.

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Disneyland Park: Discoveryland

Discovery land is a fantastic place for all those wanting to explore the final frontier, children of all ages will love the land dedicated to exploring Space.

Space Mountain

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This Disneyland classic is a roller coaster ride that takes you on an adventure through space. Those prone to motion sickness or claustrophobia should be weary of this ride. Space travelers under 1.32m (4 ft 3in) will not be allowed on the ride. Average waiting time to space ranges from 60 minutes to an hour and a half, FASTPASS option is available. (Note: From the spring 2017, Space Mountain: Mission 2 will be replaced by Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain. The exact date has yet to be confirmed).

 

Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast

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Help Buzz protect the world, in this attraction the player(s) are given the chance to fight to save the world. This attraction is suitable for all ages, however, those prone to motion sickness should heed caution as this ride spins. Average waiting time ranges from 30 minutes to an hour, FASTPASS option is available here.

 

Star Tours

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Journey into the world of Star Wars, this ride uses the Force to allow the rider to explore the galaxy. Those under 1.02 m (3ft 3 in) will not be allowed to enter the ride, additionally those prone to claustrophobia or motion sickness should be cautious about this ride. Average waiting time for this ride ranges from 10 to 30 minutes, FASTPASS option is available on this ride.

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Disneyland Park: Frontierland

Set off to explore the Wild West and its haunted mansion!

Big Thunder Mountain 

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It’s a mine train roller coaster. There is no looping and it doesn’t exceed the reasonable speed. It’s one of the famous rides in this land so you should consider at least more than 45 minutes wait in the queue or you can get a FASTPASS ticket. Guests must be 40 in (102 cm) or taller. 

 

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Phantom Manor

This attraction has offered a spooky time for visitors since the opening of Disneyland Paris. Although a classic, this haunted house may not be for younger children or anyone who feels claustrophobic. Average waiting time ranges from 10 to 30 minutes and the FASTPASS option is not available for this attraction.

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Disneyland Park: Fantasyland

Fantasyland is a great place for children to be fully immersed within classic Disney stories, use their imagination, and explore the happiest place on Earth.

‘‘it’s a small world’’

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This classic ride can be found in all of Disney’s amusement park and is ideal for all ages. Average waiting time is often less than 10 minutes, FASTPASS is not available on this ride.

 

Peter Pan’s flight

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Sore into Neverland on this ride modeled after Peter Pan’s journey. Ideal for any age but people prone to motion sickness should be weary. Average waiting time for this ride ranges from 50 minutes to an hour and a half and the FASTPASS option is available.

 

Mad Hatter’s Tea Cups

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This popular attraction features teacups modeled after the tea set that the Mad Hatter used in Alice in Wonderland. An attraction that is available for all those who wish to join in on the tea party, but is not ideal for those prone to motion sickness. Average waiting time for these tea cups ranges from 5 to 15 minutes, and no FASTPASS option is available.

 

Alice’s Curious Labyrinth

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It’s a hedge maze based on Alice in Wonderland. The goal is to reach the Queen of Hearts’s Castle to have a view of the Fantasyland. While walking through the maze, you will meet some of the famous characters and get sprayed with water.

Paris start up

Marketing & sales intern – 2 months internship

THE COMPANY

ParisByM is a start-up in the tourism industry specializing on receiving tourists in Paris. ParisByM offers tailor-made packages adapted to each traveler’s situation, expectations and budget.

The type of clients is as follows:
– 80% of foreigners vs. 20% of French nationals.
– 80% of individuals vs. 20% of groups

ParisByM is growing and is looking for interns to take part in its development.

 

MISSIONS

Main task :
– Redact content for the website, and especially posts for the blog and packages
– Upload the content to the website
Other tasks
– Take part in the creation of attractive offers by creating thematic visits and discovery trails.
– Create group offers
– Help the commercial development by contacting prospects (cruise companies, schools, works councils…)
– Promote ParisByM to information relays and opinion makers such as journalists, bloggers, apartment renters…
– Develop partnerships with service providers based on customers’ requests (obtaining goodies, negotiating preferential rates).

 

SKILLS REQUIRED

– English native language or bilingual (working language)
– Good level of French (enough to communicate)
– Excellent writing and communicating skills
– Excellent intercultural skills to work in a multicultural environment
– Interested in the fields of culture, travel / tourism and events.
– Ability to adapt quickly to evolve in a small business environment on a variety of subjects
– Proactivity and creativity to think out of the box.
– Ability to see the big picture and focus on important questions for the company.

 

WHAT WE OFFER

– A multi-cultural environnement
– A start-up atmosphere, dynamic and efficient while benevolent and easy-going at the same time
– Possibility to take part in the definition of strategic actions and to see their real impact
– Possibility to see in depth the functioning of a small company

 

CONDITIONS

Internship with a « convention de stage », of up to 2 months (full time) or 3 to 6 months (part time)
No allowance.

Available: all year round
Located in Paris (75016).

 

HOW TO APPLY

send resume and cover letter in French or English to morgane.blaes@parisbym.com

Luxembourg Garden

Luxembourg Garden

What will you see?

Luxembourg GardenThe garden is divided in 2 sides: French and English side. It houses the French Senate. It is known for the Medici Fountain, its statues, flower beds (orchid…), ponds where children can play with wooden boat… There are tennis courts, ponies and others activities. 

How to experience it?

It is a family garden, you can take a stroll or sit on a bench (chill out, read a book …)

Practical Information

Hours: between 7:30 and 8:15 until between 16:30 and 21:30, depending on the season. More information here

Prices: Free entry

Access: Metro Odéon (lines 4 and 10), Mabillon (10), Saint-Germain-des-Prés (4) / RER B Luxembourg

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Tuileries Garden

Tuileries Garden

What will you see?

Tuileries GardenIt is a public garden located next to the Louvre Museum and the Concorde Square. It became a public park after the French Revolution. You will see a lot of statues and ponds. Between the Louvre Museum and the Tuileries you can find the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel (an arch to commemorate Napoleon military’s victories).

How to experience it?

A place to do with either your friends or family. You can combine with your Louvre Museum visit, it is a peaceful place for a picnic or for a walk.

Tuileries GardenDuring summer (from mid-June to mid-August), the Tuileries Garden hosts its traditional funfair. Both Parisians and visitors of all ages come to enjoy the rides such as roller coaster, bumper car, Ferris wheel, carousel, ghost trains, fishing games, ring throwing games … You can also chill out by eating ice cream, cotton candy, churros, candy apple … For your information the entry is free but the rides are not (open around 11:00 to 00:00).

Practical Information

Hours: From 7:00 to 21:00 (until 23:00 in summer)

Prices: Free entry

Access: Metro Tuileries (line 1) – Concorde (lines 1, 8 and 12) – Palais-Royal (lines 1 and 7)

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Museums You've Never Heard Of, Invalides, army museum

Invalides

What will you see?

InvalidesA former hospital for the veterans of King Louis XIV’s wars, the National Residence of the Invalides is nowadays also a museum about the military history of France. There are many things to visit such as the Army Museum (which includes a beautiful artillerie collection), the tiny museum of military maps in 3D, the Museum of Contemporary History (about the 2 World Wars), the Memorial dedicated to Charles de Gaulle and of course the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte located under the Golden Dome.

How to experience it?

It could take an entire day if you decide to visit everything!

For those who are short in time, you can focus on the tomb of Napoleon and the dome, which you can see in about half an hour only. But if you have more time, and especially if you are a history buff, do no hesitate to visit the rest, and especially the tiny museum of military maps which can be visited in only 15 to 30 minutes.

In summer time, you can enjoy a picnic on the lawns of the Esplanade des Invalides, located just in front. 

Practical Information

Invalides

Hours: Open every day, but hours change based on season. View hours here 

Prices: from 12€

Access: Metro Invalides (lines 8 and 13)

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Concorde Square

Concorde Square

What will you see?

Concorde SquareIt is the largest square of Paris. Until 1830, the square was renamed several times before being called ‘Place de la Concorde’. It is surrounded by prestigious hotels and is located next to Tuilerie Gardens and the Champs-Élysées. Next to the square you can find the Orangerie and the Jeu de Paume museums.

It is where, during the revolution, many famous people were beheaded such as Robespierre, King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette.

There is a high Egyptian obelisk standing at the center of the Concorde Square which is called ‘Luxor Obelisk’. It is the oldest monument in Paris. It was classified as a historical monument in 1936.

At each corner of the square, 8 statues represent the major cities of France. On each side of Luxor Obelisk, 2 fountains represent the Seas for the first one and the Rivers of France for the other one. 

At certain times of the year, a Ferry wheel called ‘La Grande Roue’ is installed on Concorde Square. This gives the visitors a chance to see Paris from a different view.

How to experience it?

Concorde SquareIt is a nice place to visit after taking a stroll along the avenue of Champs-Élysées. If you are going to take the sightseeing bus you will definitely pass by the square. 

A guided tour is available for those who are really interested in architecture history.

You can enjoy a beautiful view over several Parisian monuments all at once from there, especially when they are illuminated at night.

Practical Information

Access: Metro station Concorde (lines 1, 8 and 12)

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What to do during your Paris Breaks?

You’ve decided to spend a relaxing break in Paris but you have no idea how to plan your trip? Don’t worry we have prepared a list of ideas in order to give you a perfect break during your time in Paris.

Short Paris Breaks (2 or 3 days)

If you’ve planned to take a short break in Paris (2 or 3 days), you should divide between 1 or 2 days for visiting monuments and 1 day free time for walks (to serve as buffer time).

Must see places:

Eiffel TowerArc de Triomphe, Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Louvre Museum, Orsay Museum, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Concorde Square, Invalides, Montmartre, Sacred Heart Basilica, Tuileries Garden, Luxembourg Garden, Palace of Versailles

Louvre museum, Paris BreaksIf you want to visit as many monuments as possible, you will not have time to climb or enter in each of them. Therefore you can either choose 1 or 2 monuments to do absolutely, or get a city tour bus or a river cruise which will take you to all the famous places.

Also, don’t forget to consider transportation time from one place to the other.

We advised you to have a day with no plan in order for you to have enough time to relax and enjoy the view of Paris by taking a stroll along the Seine or shopping around. A last chance to capture your last day in Paris before going back home.   

Check out our packages design for short breaks in Paris. 

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1 Week Breaks

If you are coming for approximately 1 week you can include in your Paris breaks tour, a tour in another region of France such as Champagne, the Loire Valley, Mont Saint Michel or Normandy (D-Day tour).

Paris BreaksFor example, if you are coming 7 days, you can spend 3 or 4 days in Paris, 2 days in day trips, and keep one day as buffer time.

Don’t forget that you can combine several day trips together to save time. For example: you can go to the D-Day sites in Normandy and the Mont Saint Michel in 2 days.

Check out our packages design to explore France from Paris. 

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More Than 1 Week

Loire Valley day tour, Paris BreaksIf you stay for more than 1 week, we definitively advise you to visit other places beside Paris such as the Loire Valley, Mont Saint Michel or Normandy (D-Day tour).

For example, if you decided to come for around one month in summer, what we propose you is to divide your time in 3: 1 week in Paris, 1 week for tours in other regions and finally 1 week or more near the beach, in the south of France.

Check out our packages design to visit Paris & France.

Book your tour of Paris Book your excursion

If you prepared your Paris Breaks for a specific occasion, make sure to check what is organized in France for this occasion before coming. Here is a list of some events in Paris that you might be interested in:

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    • End of January and mid-February, the Asian community celebrates the Chinese New Year with colorful parades and Dragon dances.
    • On 21st June, to celebrate the Fête de la Musique (known as Music Day), free concerts are organized and both amateur and professional musicians take over the city’s streets to perform.
    • On 14th July, from morning to night, France celebrates Bastille Day. There is a military parade on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in the morning. Don’t miss the legendary fireworks which is the highlight of the day. Booking to secure great seats in specific places should be made well in advance (on a boat, in a restaurant with a view…).
    • From mid-July to end-August, you can access artificial beaches on the banks of the Seine (Paris Plage). You can enjoy beach volley, ‘pétanque’ fields (traditional French game) or just lay in the sun on the sand.
    • On winter holiday you can have a spectacular view of the Christmas lights and also enjoy the Christmas markets (Marché de Noël). The most famous Christmas markets are in the north east of France (Strasbourg, Colmar) and you should book well in advance. Also there are many ski resorts in the south or east of France for those who want to ski.

 

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D-Day sites: 5 beaches of Normandy

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D-Day sites: 5 beaches of Normandy

On June 6, 1944, allied soldiers from America, Great Britain and Canada landed on 5 beaches of Normandy for D-Day (also known as operation Overlord) to help the French from the Nazis. This operation was the turning point of the conflict as it marked the beginning of the end of WWII. In 2014, Normandy celebrated the 70th anniversary of the D-Day.

Each expeditionary force was assigned to a specific sector. Here is a list of 5 beaches of Normandy among the most famous from West to East:

Utah Beach (American sector) 

5 beaches of Normandy

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This is the first beach where the operation began. There is a museum, the Utah Beach Museum, which pays tribute to the soldiers and describe the D-Day through a rich collection of photos, objects, vehicles, and stories from the preparation of the landing to its success.

You can also visit Saint-Mère Eglise which is a village near Utah Beach. It was the first village to be liberated by the American paratroopers. Every year, Sainte-Mère Eglise pays tribute to its liberators among whom John Steele, the famous paratrooper who remained hanging on the bell tower of the church.

Omaha Beach (American sector) 

This is where the most brutal fighting took place, hence the nickname ‘Bloody Omaha’. The casualties were reported high: approximately 30% of the total loss of the D-Day. Around the beach itself, there are 3 things that you must visit: the Beach Memorial Museum , the cemetery and ‘la Pointe du Hoc’.

The Omaha Beach Memorial Museum was founded in memory of the soldiers. You will find the materials and the objects they used during their operation on the beach and some recreated scenes sometimes with testimonies.

American Cemetery, 5 beaches of Normandy

The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is the first American cemetery in France. It gathers 9387 white gravestones which are perfectly lined up. Every day, at 4:15 pm (from 16/09 to 14/04) or 5:15 pm (from 15/09 to 15/04), the visitor has the opportunity to attend the ceremony of colors, where the American flag is taken down and folded while a band plays the American anthem.

Located between Utah Beach and Omaha Beach, the Pointe du Hoc is one of the most evocative of the D-Day sites. Because of the steep cliffs, the landing was made particularly difficult but US Army Rangers scaled it all the same to disable a German gun battery. It is now bomb-cratered and you can see the remains of old bunkers.

Gold Beach (British sector) 

5 beaches of NormandyGold Beach is most famous for being the landing site of the British Army. But the most interesting sight of the area is the artificial harbor in Arromanches, where the Allies sank dozen of floating blocks to construct an artificial harbor, which allow them to disembark the military materials in the following months (more than 500 000 vehicles, 7 000 000 tonnes of materials and 2 500 000 men). This is well explained in the museum dedicated to it.

Juno Beach (Canadian sector) 

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This is where 14 000 young Canadians disembarked, all of them volunteers. Half of them perished on the beach. Nowadays you are still welcome by young Canadians when you visit the touching Canadian cemetery and the Juno Beach Center, dedicated to the engagement of the Canadians in the war.

 


Sword Beach (British sector)
 

Sword Beach was the site of the landing of5 beaches of Normandy the British division whose aim was to go free the city of Caen, 10 000 miles south of the beach. There were not a lot of casualties during the landing itself, but the British met the Panzer Divisions which counterattacked just south of Sword Beach and the battle was fierce. It was this beach, more exactly Ouistreham, which was chosen to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Landing, in 2014.

For the anecdote, here is the origin of the name of the 5 beaches of Normandy:

  • Utah and Omaha were called like that after the name of the place from where the commanders of the landing divisions were originated.
  • Gold, Sword and Juno are fishes name (Goldfish, Swordfish and Jellyfish). To avoid the confusion between the fish and the marmelade, Jelly was changed into Juno after the name of one the officers’ wife.

5 beaches of Normandy

How to visit these 5 beaches of Normandy?

When visiting the 5 beaches of Normandy, you cannot prevent from feeling very emotional. We highly recommend this place for those who love history or for those who want to discover more about the Normandy landings, or for the families who want to pass on the flame of memories to the youngest generations.

Of course it will be hard for you to visit all of these places in one day and you should consider staying at least 2 days if you want to see everything. If you only have one day though, you will want to focus either on the American sector or on the British & the Canadian sectors.

If you do not go by yourself with your own car we advise you to take a private excursion from the city of Caen or Bayeux, or a day tour from Paris. You can also combine this trip with a one day tour to Mont Saint Michel. 

 

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How to spend 1 day in Paris?

Coming to France and you only have 1 day in Paris to visit?  Here is a list of must see places to help you make the most of the few hours you have.

Eiffel Tower 

paris eiffel tower, 1 day in ParisYou won’t be able to spend 1 day in Paris without seeing it since it can be seen from everywhere in Paris! If you don’t have much time, don’t bother climbing in the tower as the line can be very long, unless you bought skip the line tickets in advance. But you can take very nice pictures of it from the Trocadéro or the Champ de Mars. Consider 90 minutes for the visit, and around one or two hours of line depending on the season. More information here

The Arc de Triomphe 

Another must see monument. When visiting the Arc de Triomphe, you will have a view of the Champs-Élysées right beside you. If you want to have a spectacular view over Paris from the top of it, do it during the day if the weather is nice, or on the contrary do it at night to have an awesome view of the lights on the city. Consider one hour to 90 minutes (line+visit). More information here

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The Avenue des Champs-Élysées

It is located at the foot of the Arc the Triomphe, you can combine the two visits. This great and most beautiful avenue represents the luxury and the prestige of Paris thanks to its numerous luxury shops. If you love to take a stroll do not hesitate to walk along the avenue and enjoy its vibe. Duration up to you! More information here

Notre-Dame Cathedral

Paris in 2 days, 1 day in ParisOne of the oldest monuments of Paris. You can enter for free the cathedral to visit it and admire its beautiful glass windows. Consider a line of approximatively 30 minutes and around 30 minutes to enjoy your visit. More information here.

 

Louvre Museum

Biggest museum in the world, the Louvre Museum hosts more than 300 000 pieces, from the Antiquity to the 18th century, including master pieces like the Mona Lisa or the Venus of Milo. 

Louvre museum, 1 day in Paris

If you only have 1 day in Paris, you could spend your whole day in the museum! The Glass Pyramid at the entrance is nowadays the symbol of the museum and the square in front of it offers a great perspective for pictures. If you want to visit it, you should consider at least 2 hours for the visit and the same for lining up (unless you’ve got skip the line tickets). More information here

Orsay Museum

orsay museum, 1 day in ParisA nice alternative can be the Musée d’Orsay, second most visited museum in Paris after the Louvre. Specialized on the impressionism period, you will see there paintings, sculptures, photographes, graphic arts and architecture from the 19th and 20th centuries. Consider 2 hours to visit entirely and around 1 hour for the line. More information here

 

So many things to see in 1 day in Paris in such a short time. A solution to have a global overview of all the must see places in no time is to get a city tour in bus which will take you to all the famous monuments listed above and much more (the Concorde Square, Invalids, Montmartre, Sacred Heart Basilica…). You can also choose a river cruise: the most emblematic monuments of Paris being located on the banks of the river, you will see them under a mesmerizing angle in only one hour.

Paris Bus Tour, 1 day in ParisDon’t forget when planning your 1 day in Paris to consider transportation time to one place to the other. If you want to avoid losing your time in the transport you might want to book a private driver to drive you around for the day. 

 

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Giverny, House of Claude Monet

Giverny

Located North-West from Paris, Giverny was home of the founder of the  impressionism movement, Claude Monet.

WHAT TO SEE?

Claude Monet (Wikimedia commons)Claude Monet was born in Paris in 1840. He started to paint his first pieces at the age of 20 in the realism style. It was in the 1860’s when he first started to paint his first impressionism artworks.

After a few years, he moved to Giverny, where he painted one of his most famous masterpieces: Jardin à Sainte-Adresse (The Terrace of Sainte-Adresse). The painting, composed by a garden and a beautiful sea landscape, was painted from his house in the Sainte-Adresse street.

Monet’s son gave the house to the French Academy of Fine Arts in 1966. It became a museum and it is now opened to visitors. Today, it welcomes more than half a million of visitors per year. Inside the house you can to see the same rooms and pieces of furniture that Monet used. Nothing has changed since he died in 1926.

Water Lilies (WIkimedia Commons)The garden is famous for being the place where Monet got inspiration to paint most of his famous masterpieces, especially the Water Lilies collection. The place is known indeed to have a special light. Nowadays, the house is still a place of inspiration for many artists, who come to Giverny to get the same inspiration that Monet had in there, more or less successfully.

In the village of Giverny, you will find the Museum of Impressionism, with a permanent exhibition dedicated to this art movement, and temporary ones to present both French  and foreign artists linked to it, like Caillebotte or Sorolla. The museum also has two sections dedicated to the ages of pre-impressionism and post-impressionism, allowing you to have a review of the causes and consequences of the movement.

HOW TO EXPERIENCE IT?

Monet's house garden (Wikimedia commons)You can easily access Giverny from Paris for a half day or full day trip. If you are on a tight schedule, we recommend you should go on a half day trip in a small group, but if you have more time, a full day in Giverny is worth the trip. You can easily take a train from Paris, get off at the Gare de Vernon and then take the shuttle to Giverny. The journey in train is about 45 / 50 minutes.

If you are planning a visit to Normandy and are going by car, you might consider stopping at Giverny on the way.

Mont Saint Michele

Mont Saint Michel

Can you imagine living on an island dating back from the Middle Ages and to be able to access it walking at low tide? That’s just the description of the Mont Saint Michel!

WHAT TO SEE?

Mont Saint Michele with low tideThe Mont Saint Michel is a tiny island located in the south part of Normandy. In the XV° century, the Couesnon river, which marks the frontier between Normandy and Brittany, suddenly had its stream changed, what resulted in the Mont Saint Michel being then in Normandy.

The bay of the Mont Saint Michel is surrounded by the English Channel. The occupation of the rock dates from the Celtics age. It’s only after the Roman empire and the arrival of Christianity that the island was dedicated to Saint Mickael (Michel in French), and a abbey was then built at the top of the mount.

Mont Saint Michele

Since it is on the cost of Normandy, the tides are very important in the region, and this results in the Mount being sometimes fully insulated at high tide, while you can usually reach it walking on low tide.

Since 2015 there is a bridge that links the island with the Normandy region. Previously, there was a 100 year-old causeway that linked them, but it caused many sediments in the area.

HOW TO EXPERIENCE IT?

Mont Saint MicheleThe discovery of the Mont Saint Michel is a great experience that we recommend even if your time in France is limited. Many tours are leaving from Paris for a day-tour. If you don’t have much time, it may be a good solution, although the discovery will be quick and it might not allow you as much time on site as you might want to go at your own pace.

However, since the drive from Paris is pretty long and if you have enough time, we recommend to incorporate this visit in a longer tour of 2 to 3 days in the region, where you can discover the D-Day sites or the coastal impressionist villages for instance.

It is possible to sleep on the mount, either in the abbey (take some warm night cloth!) or in one of the few hotels. Since there are not a lot of rooms available though, reservation at least a few months in advance is highly recommended. You might prefer to book a hotel in a nearby town on the coast, like Saint Malo for instance.

There are also several restaurants on the island where to restore yourself. The traditional restaurant La Mère Poulard is notably famous for its “omelette”, but you might find it touristic according to your expectations…

D Day sites

D-Day sites: Arromanches, British and Canadian sectors

The Normandy landing on D Day represents the largest naval battle and landing of History. The Allies worked closely together to liberate France from the German occupation. However, each Allied country had its specific mission and strategy to success together. Discover the British and Canadian sector.

WHAT TO SEE?

Although the region of Normandy offers many iconic war zones, museums and memorials, the strategic zone of the British and Canadians Armies has their own main sights.

D Day sitesThe coastal battery at Longues sur Mer : it’s a zone between the American and the British sectors, where the German established their Atlantic Wall. In this land next to the English Channel, you will find the original German war machines and bunkers, which mission was to shoot down the allied naval fleet.


The artificial harbor of Arromanches
: a ingenious idea promoted by the Allies. The region was lacking in ports where to disembark the troops and overall the tanks, cars and artillery, so they decided to built their own harbor in Arromanches! Built by the British, it was the key for getting the victory in Normandy.

D Day SitesBayeux: the main objective of the British and Canadian sector after their landing on Gold Beach. Conquering this place wasn’t easy, since the Germans offered a huge resistance, but on 7th June of 1944, Bayeux became the first freed city of Europe.

Juno and Sword Beaches: close one to each other, they were the beaches were the Canadians and Bristish landed. D Day SitesThe Canadians’ objective was to cut the road between the cities of Caen and Bayeux, after they have linked up with the British in Gold Beach.

The Pegasus Bridge: the night before D-day landing, some airborne British divisions were ordered to destroy a few bridges in order to isolate the Germans in the region. The case of the Pegasus Bridge was more of a psychological battle than a battle itself.

Last but not least, the Military Cemeteries: organized according to the different nationalities, there are a particularly moving testimony of the sacrifice these soldiers did to restore peace worldwide. You might even be able to find one of your ancestor lying there.

HOW TO EXPERIENCE IT?

D Day sitesThe Normandy landing represents the beginning of the restoration of democracy in Europe and the liberation of France and other countries. That’s why Normandy is worldwide known nowadays. The whole region offers many museums and memorial to visitors, like the D-Day Museum in Bayeux or the Caen Memorial.

It is highly recommended to take a guided tour to see the British and Canadian sectors, since it will allow you to understand the key events in a better way, as well as to discover interesting information about the WWII and the region. Even with very well informative signs, the remains of the war do not speak for themselves indeed. Most of the guided tours are departing from Bayeux or Caen.

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Reims Cathedral

With more than 1 million of visitors per year, the Reims Cathedral, best known as the Notre-Dame of Reims (Our Lady of Reims), is one of the best examples of Gothic architecture.

WHAT TO SEE?

Reims CathedralIt is one of the tallest cathedrals in Europe: inside, the roof reaches up to 38 meters! The cathedral itself is composed by two towers that reach 86 meters. You can climb the 249 steps leading to the balconies in the towers, to discover a great view of the city as well as the Gallery of Kings sanctuary. Moreover, the building contains one of the biggest expositions of statues, with a particular fact: each other try to interact with other statues, just like a comic!

In addition, this is the place where all the French kings were crowned, up to 26 kings walked through the cathedral in the coronation procedure!

The cathedral was built from the year 1211 (even if it existed a previous cathedral under the title of the Virgin Mary) and finished in 1275. However, during all this centuries, the cathedral has suffered wars, fires and reconstructions. The most recent occurrence was during the German attack in the first World War, where Reims was heavely damaged. The city has been rebuilt and now the cathedral shows, for instance, new glass windows, made by famous artists like Chagall.

HOW TO EXPERIENCE?

Reims CathedralThe cathedral is worth-visiting. Not only for being one of the best buildings which express the Gothic style, but also for the hidden history within its walls. For this reason, we highly recommend to take a guided tour, where you will be able to learn about all the occurrences and events that took part in the building: since the first Christian King of the Franks, baptized in the Reims Cathedral in the year 496, passing through Joan of Arc, until the World Wars.

Inside the building, you will be able to admire more than 2000 statues. Moreover, many of them can also be also found in the Palais du Tau.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Hours: 7:30 am to 7:30 pm.

Prices: Free. But for the cathedral towers there is an additional price.

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Dom Perignon’s village: Hautvillers

Dom Perignon's village: Hauntvillers

Dom Perignon’s village: Hautvillers

Known as the discoverer of the procedure to make sparkling wine, Dom Pérignon has now become in one of the most famous brands in the world. But, where is its history coming from?

WHAT TO SEE?

The Hautvillers village is located in the north East part of France, in the Champagne famous region. However, what has this village in special? Well, you may know the Dom Pérignon champagne brand, right? Its story starts here!
Don Pérignon
was a monk  born in 1638 in the region of Santo-Menehould, who lived in Hautvillers. It is said that he was blind, and that when he tried a grape, he knew from which vineyard it came from. He is also famous for his contribution and elaboration of wine. However, nowadays Dom Pérignon is known not just for this, but for being one of the most famous champagne brands.Dom Perignon's village: Hautvillers

In the village, you will be able to find the church where the grave of Dom Pérignon is located.

While walking on the main streets, don’t forget to glance at the funny signs above your head on most of the doors: they represent the occupations of the people who used to live there.

HOW TO EXPERIENCE?Dom Perignon's villague: Hautviller

Of course you have to step in the church and take at least 10 minutes to visit. You should consider approximately least half an hour to visit the villague, and then of course you want to extend your visit by sipping a glass of champagne somewhere.

 

 

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Moët & Chandon

Local Producers

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Local Producers

How did the big champagne producers, such as Moët & Chandon, start? Once in the region of Champagne, you cannot afford to miss seeing the various small and local producers. They will tell you the secrets that  the famous châteaus don’t.

Local ProducersWHAT TO SEE?

The most common local producers are family-rent houses. You will usually have guided tours, but in this case perhaps it is better to arrange a private, exclusive tour.

It is interesting to see how this small families and local producers can compete in the champagne market, taking into account that their big competitors are based in the same region.

While visiting the local producers, you will be able access to the chain of manufacturing. Discover how they make and elaborate each bottle of champagne, consumed all over the world.

Dom Perignon viilage: HautvillersHOW TO EXPERIENCE?

A private driver will allow you to visit several places without losing time. He or she will drive you to the most interesting local producers, where they know the visit is worth following.

 

 

 

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Dom Perignon’s village: Hautvillers

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Moët & Chandon

Moët & Chandon

Moët & Chandon

With more than two centuries of producing exclusive champagne, this brand has become one of the most famous and most consumed around the world. Yes, we are talking about Moët & Chandon.

WHAT TO SEE?

The famous brand Moët & Chandon has its headquarters in Épernay, France, or better known as the capital city of the champagne. Currently, the brand belongs to LVMH, a huge company of luxurious brands in France.

City of ÉpernayWhen coming to Épernay, you will be able to visit the Champagne Avenue, where you will find the most exclusive champagne producers in the world. Located at the number 20 of this avenue, you will find the Moët & Chandon house, the most famous house in the region.

The brand contains the longest galleries. With more than 20 km of tunnels which are hidden below 10 to 30 meters in the Moët & Chandonground, this brand became the widest seller on the region.

Also on the property, you can please your eyes with the beautiful green gardens of the house. However, these alluring gardens are not accessible for the general public. In addition, a main fact that must be told is that you will be able to see the statue of Dom Pérignon, situated within the property. Dom Pérignon was a monk and a cellar master at the Benedictine abbey in Hautvillers, and he is considered to have discovered how to create sparkling wine, even though many of scientists say it is a myth. Dom Pérignon is also famous for being an exclusive champagne brand, which is produced by the Moët & Chandon company.

Finally, you can have a private tour within the brand’s headquarters, where you will be taught about the history of the region, and there will be tastings of different champagnes that will make your trip to the region a unique experience to remember.

HOW TO EXPERIENCE?

Moët & ChandonThe guided tour, mentioned before, is definitely worth following. You will be able to taste the best Moët & Chandon champagnes, such as Moët Impérial, Rosé Impérial, Millésime 2008 Blanc… depending on the tour that you choose. You can reach the house by car or by  private tour. Here, you can check out our Champagne packages, where the Moët & Chandon tour is also included.

Another fun fact about this famous brand is that its headquarters have taken a small part in the history, for instance, it is known that this brand provided champagne to Napoleon!

Also, in the guided tour you will be able to visit their wine cellars, considered one of the largest wine cellars in the world.

If you are a lover of champagne, you can even ask for an exclusive tasting with a private lunch within the house, price available upon request.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Hours: 9:30 am to 11:30 am and 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Price: Depending on the tour, the price ranges from 24€ to 76€

Access: Avenue de Champagne, 20

 

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Dom Perignon’s village: Hautvillers

Local Producers

City of Épernay

City of Épernay, champagne in 2 days

City of Épernay

130 kilometers far from Paris, the capital city of France, we can find the capital of the Champagne region: Épernay. World-famous brands such as Moët & Chandon or Dom Perignon are located here. But why is champagne so famous in the city of Épernay?

City of ÉpernayWHAT TO SEE?

Located in the Marne department, the city of Épernay is famous for its large wine lands. However, this city became famous worldwide for being home to one of the most luxurious drinks:  champagne.

This drink is mostly known for its particular use around the world. City of ÉpernayFor example, it is common to uncork a bottle of champagne when a Formula 1 driver wins a race. Champagne is also used in celebrations like perhaps when families celebrate New Year’s Eve. Or it is even used when a bottle of champagne is ceremonially thrown against the hull of a boat to christen it before its launching. But why is this drink so famous out of all the different types of wine in the world? Well, perhaps the difference can be found not just in the taste, but in the controlled designation of origin.

Yes, Épernay and a few regions next to it are exclusive in producing champagne. All the champagne of the world in fact is produced in this region of France! If the “champagne” is produced in other lands, then it won’t be considered as Champagne.

City of ÉpernayFor this reason, Épernay’s economy is based on the land: the production and the distribution of champagne. Épernay is home of famous brands such as Perrier Jouet, Mercier champagne, Demoiselle, Moët & Chandon or Dom Perignon, for example.

All of them are located specifically in one point: the Avenue of the Champagne, where you can find all houses one right next to the other. On this famous avenue, you are encouraged to enter the champagne houses by taking a guided visit, as well as tasting different champagne. Discovering the local producers of champagne is also a good idea, taking into account that you will be able to learn all the procedure of making champagne from them.

HOW TO EXPERIENCE?

City of ÉpernayYou can walk on the Avenue of the Champagne and see the most famous houses, but perhaps the most interesting is to get out of the city and meet other producers onsite with the help of a private driver to get you there.

We highly recommend that you visit the region of Épernay, not just because of the city (typical french), but for the wines they produce. As we said before, this zone is unique in the world. Don’t you want to know where all the champagne you’ve tried comes from? If you are in France, you should seriously consider a visit!

You can get there with car from Reims or from Paris with a private car. However, some trains are also available from Paris.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Hours: Houses may open from  9 am to 11:30 am and from 2 pm to 4:30 pm

Prices: Free

Access: By car or by train from Paris.

Other sightseeings in the Champagne region

Dom Perignon’s village: Hautvillers

Local Producers

Moët & Chandon

 

Villandry Castle

Villandry Castle

Specially known for its beautiful gardens, the Villandry castle is one of the most famous buildings in the Loire Valley area. Villandry was built in 1536 by Jean le Breton, Finance Minister of Francis I, the most relevant fact about this castle came when the King Philip II of France once met Richard I of England in the gardens to discuss peace.

WHAT TO SEE?

Enjoy the beautiful green gardens of the Villandry castle. It is the main thing that you will notice: huge, green and tricky gardens around you. Its famous Renaissance gardens include a water garden, ornamental flower gardens and vegetable gardens. Perhaps you may be wondering… and why tricky?  Because of its labyrinth gardens! Yes, here you will be able to get lost in its famous mazed gardens!  We recommend to think it twice before entering to the gardens, just in case…

Villandry Castle

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In addition, the castle itself offers you the chance of visiting a unique buiding. Purchased by Joaquin Carvallo in 1906,  who restored the full property and invested an enormous amount of time and money into repairing it and creating the beautiful gardens. Its style is Renaissance and Neoclassicism.

HOW TO EXPERIENCE?

The castle is located near the Villandry village. The building hosts more than 330,000 visitors per year, so it is highly recommended to prepare your visit in advance or taking your tickets in advance.

You will be able to enter to the castle and contemplate the both Renaissanse and Neoclassicism styles. The gardens are carefully maintained and colorfull during all the year. Recommended to visit at least once in your life.

Villandry castle

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • Hours: 9 am to 5 pm approximately
  • Prices: 10,50€ for gardens plus castle. 8 during winter
  • Access: car or bus. Accessible by motorway and road. It is just nine miles from Tours

Additional sightseeings in the Loire Valley

Chenonceau Castle

Chambord Castle

Azay-Le-Rideau Castle

Chenonceau Castle

Chenonceau Castle

The Chenonceau castle had in the past the same name of the region where it stands: Chenonceaux. However, Louise Dupin, owner of the castle in 18th century, changed its name removing the “x” of the name as a symbol of the French Revolution and as an approax to the people.

WHAT TO SEE?

As you may be wondering, this castle has a huge history in its backwards, and played a prominent role in the French history. Do you want to know why this castle is considered “the castle of the ladies?” Let´s take a look back to the history:

Chenonceau castle

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A necessary mention about the castle is the fact that Diane de Poitiers, Duchess of  Valentinois and Étampes, had her residence in the building after the King Henry II gave it to her since she was his favourite secret lover.

In addition, Cataline of Medecis also lived within the big walls of the castle since she took over the management of the castle in the XVI century.

You also will be able to visit La chambre des cinq Reines, a bedroom where up to 5 queens and high rank ladies lived.

Back to its foundation, in 1431, Jean Marques ordered to re-built up the castle after King Charles IV “the Crazy” ordered to throw it down in 1411. However, the castle suffered many modifications and restorations as a result of that many other families lived in the castle during the history. Nevertheless, the building has been well preserved until our days.

In the castle, you will be able to find the bedroom where Diane lived, the work gabinet of Cataline of Medecis,  as well as contemplating the Renaissance style, modyfied and adapted by the most famous owners.

Chenonceau Castle

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HOW TO EXPERIENCE?

Chenonceau castle

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Discover all the history that this castle can tell, go for a walk around the beautiful and green gardens and appreciate the beatiful landmarks that this places offers.

The Diane of Poitiers garden, the Cataline of Medecis garden, and the Laberynth garden are one of the most important and beautiful gardens that you can find in the place, and why not? Around Loire Valley too.

In addition, near the castle you will be able to find a hot air balloon company, it is a good way of contemplating the beautiful landscapes that Chenonceaux region offers, BUT it is not the same company as the castle’s itself and may be really expensive.

Chenenceau castle

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Last but not least, you also will be able to find a guided tour in the site, which is highly recommended to take. But if you prefer to go on your own way, you have also the chance of taking an audio guide of 40 minutes, or 90 minutes for the extended version, available in 11 languages. We recommend to take a guided tour since this castle is one of the most importants of France, as well as it shows a better way to understand some facts about the French history.

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Hours: From 9am to 5/8 pm depending on the season.

Prices: Adults 12,50€. 9,50€ under 19 and students. Free under 7.

Access: By car or buss.

Additional sightseeings in the Loire Valley

Villandry Castle

Azay-Le-Rideau Castle

City of Amboise

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Chambord Castle

Château de Chambord is a great example of the splendor of French Renaissance architecture. This massive and popular castle was built starting in 1519 by François I, the French king at that time.

WHAT TO SEE?

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You can see the former king’s, François I’s, apartments both in 17th and 18th century style. The chapel in the western wing of the castle, albeit simple in many ways, bears the marks of three different periods of construction. It took, after all, more than 30 years to complete this castle.

The vaulted ceilings bear the letter F and the symbol of François I. You can also explore the courtyard and the famed double-helix staircase. This staircase was based on sketches done by Leonardo da Vinci. It is very interesting because it was designed so that two people can ascend in sight of one another but without ever meeting.

The terraces of this castle offer magnificent panoramic views of the surrounding Chambord Park. This park was a royal hunting forest and remains the largest enclosed forest in Europe.

HOW TO EXPERIENCE

Chambord Staircase

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Start your visit off by walking through the courtyard and apartments. Absolutely do not miss the view from the terraces or the staircase architectural marvel.

The castle also offers ways to improve your experience at the chateau. You can purchase a guidebook, audio guide, a tour with a digital tablet, or a guided tour. We highly recommend the tour with digital tablet.

Then, if you please, you can visit the forest. The chateau offers 4X4 park visits or you can choose to walk along the canal. You may also rent bikes.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • Hours: 9am-5pm (Certain months open till 6pm see website for details).
  • Price: 11€
  • Access: By car, or by train + shuttle/taxi (Frankly this castle is not easy to access without a car, we highly recommend taking our tour instead).

 

Villandry Castle

Azay-Le-Rideau Castle

Clos Lucé Castle

 

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Azay-Le-Rideau Castle

Built between 1518 and 1523 by Gilles Berthelot, which was at that time the Treasurer of the France´s Finances under the King Francis I, as well as mayor of the city of Tours;  the Azay-Le-Rideau castle inspires nowadays a new method of conceiving the beginning of the french Renaissance architecture.

Azay Le Rideau castle

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WHAT TO SEE?

Today, the Azay-Le-Rideau castle is owned by the Government and managed by the Centre des Monuments Nationaux.

It is one of the most popular castles in the Loire Valley region. In addition, it was declared World Heritage by the UNESCO in 2000.

Its structure is consolidated in the middle of the Indre river, on a small island of it. Its main fact is that the principle stair is located in the middle of the castle, being one of the first buildings to adquire this new perspective in its ages.

The castle itself contains both french and italian styles. You will be able to appreciate the italianized sculptural decorations, while the windows and the roof are purely french style.

Azay Le Rideau castle

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HOW TO EXPERIENCE IT?

Azay-Le-Rideau is a castle that presents you the opportunity of being in front of a gem of the Renaissance. The park is not that big, but tourists are usually spending an average of 1 hour and a half in the place. There is no best way to visit it, you can start your visit either with the park or the castle itself.

You can take a guided tour, which is available on site, but it is just in French language. However, you will have also the opportunity of taking an audio guide, available in English and also in French, among other languages.

Want to know more about the castle? Check out more here!

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • Hours: open from 9:30 am to 5 or 6 pm, depending on the season
  • Prices: Adults: 6,50€. Free under 18 and under 26 with a valid EU residence card.
  • Access: 19, rue Balzac, 37190 Azay-le-Rideau. Access only by car or guided tour.

Additional sightseeings in the Loire Valley

Villandry Castle

Chenonceau Castle

Clos Lucé Castle

 

Amboise

City of Amboise

This peaceful town is a great place to explore as you wander amongst the boutique-filled streets or along the Loire River. Home to two famous castles: Amboise Castle and Clos Lucé Castle. The former which was home to Mary Stewart, Queen of Scots, and where Leonardo da Vinci is buried. The latter which was where da Vinci spent his last days.

Amboise

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WHAT TO SEE?

Don’t miss the Clos Lucé Castle where you can discover so much about Leonardo da Vinci and his work as a painter, engineer, and architect. Also don’t miss the Amboise Castle where da Vinci is buried.

On Friday and Sundays there is a fabulous farmers’ market, one of the biggest in the valley. Great place to find some fresh fruits, veggies, and treats.

Explore the town too of course. Walk near the Loire River, wander the streets and stop in the cute boutique shops. Try some good French food and wine at one of the restaurants.

HOW TO EXPERIENCE?

Amboise

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Take you time to relax and enjoy the atmosphere of this old, medieval town. Wander at will throughout the streets of Amboise. Enjoy the more calm, slower-paced style of this smaller town.

Also you should try and visit one or both of the castles if possible. They are, after all, so close-by. Become more well-versed in the history and learn about how the Italian Renaissance was brought to the Loire Valley.

You mustn’t miss trying some Loire Valley wine with your meal. This region is known for their fruity and diverse wines.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • Hours: N/A. If interested in the castles see their websites.
  • Price: Free to visit the town
  • Access: Train from Paris Montparnasse or Paris Austerlitz to Amboise

 

Additional sightseeings in the Loire Valley

Chenonceau Castle

Clos Lucé Castle

Chenonceau Castle

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Clos Lucé Castle

It was here, at the Château de Clos Lucé, that Leonardo lived out the last years of his life. On the invitation of the king, François I, Leonardo trekked through the Alps with some of his famous masterpieces (including his Mona Lisa), to reach this castle.

Loire Valley 2 days

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WHAT TO SEE?

Visit the rooms of the castle and imagine Leonardo da Vinci himself working and living there. See his bedchamber and workshop. There are also four visitor rooms in the basement which provide information on Leonardo the engineer.

You can also see Leonardo’s garden, an open-air museum. This has been the result of 2 years of research collecting all of Leonardo da Vinci’s work on nature.

Also visit the Park Leonardo da Vinci where you’ll find full-sized models of some of his creations. For example, you can see and interact with the paddle boat, the revolving bridge, the assault chariot and more.

HOW TO EXPERIENCE IT?

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The Clos Lucé Castle  is located one hour from Paris by fast train (TGV) or two hours roughly by car. It is located in the town of Amboise.

Take your time to explore the different rooms of the castle as well as the surrounding gardens. Here you can learn a lot about the history of the castle and about Leonardo da Vinci.

You can complement your visit with a tour of the Castle of Amboise, which is the burial place of Leonardo da Vinci and is located only a few meters away.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • Hours: Vary depending on the month (check here) (usually 9am-5pm)
  • Price: High season 15€ (March 1st-Nov 15th) ; Low season 13€ (Nov 16th-Feb 28th)
  • Access: TGV from Paris Montparnasse or Paris Austerlitz to Amboise

 

Additional sightseeings in the Loire Valley

City of Amboise

Azay-Le-Rideau Castle

Chambord Castle

Versailles Castle, versailles

Versailles Castle

The  elaborate decoration of the palace of Versailles represents the royalty and majesty of the past French Kings. Today, the Versailles Palace is one of the most important palaces of the French history. Located just outside of Paris, the palace is a must-see attraction for every tourist coming to Paris for more than 2 days.

WHAT TO SEE?

Paris in 2 days, versailles 1/2 day with transportationThere are many areas to visit in the palace of Versailles. Inside the palace itself, you can visit the various living rooms of the King and the rest of the royalty members. The most impressive and unmissable place to see is the famous Hall of Mirrors. This massive corridor, which served as a ball room, displays not less than 357 mirrors reflecting the light of the sun entering from the huge 17 windows.

Outside of the palace, you can access three additional attractions: the gardens with its fountains, the palace of the Grand Trianon, and Queen Marie-Antoinette‘s estate.

HOW TO EXPERIENCE IT?Versailles Gardens

The Versailles Palace is located outside of Paris. That means that you will need to use transportation from Paris to suburbs. The fast train is the easiest way to get there.

Take an audio guided tour and learn so much about the history of this famous castle. An audio guide really helps explain the use and purpose of each room historically.

In summer, there is a musical fountain show each Tuesday and on weekends. Access to this show requires that you pay an additional fee.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • Hours: 9am-5:30pm everyday, except for Mondays
  • Price: 15€ for entrance (addtional cost for transportation, additional cost for fountain show)
  • Access: RER C stop at Versailles Rive Gauche station, then walk 15 minutes to the Palace

 

Additional sightseeings in Paris

Self-Guided Walking Tours in Paris

Arc de Triomphe

Notre Dame Cathedral

 

Self-guided walking tours

Self-Guided Walking Tours in Paris

Walking around Paris is one of the best ways to get to know the character of the city and the quirks of each unique neighborhood.

At ParisByM we offer several pre-planned self-guided walking tours so that you can explore a neighborhood and discover its hidden gems. Step off the main tourist path and wander around the true heart and soul of the city.

What is a self-guided walking tour?

A self-guided walking tour is where we provide you with a pre-made itinerary so that you can correctly navigate around a particular area/neighborhood. Our itinerary will contain your map marked with major points of interest and will contain written walking directions.

We’ve also included interesting facts about the important buildings, monuments, or areas you will see. Our itineraries will route you past the alluring or unique sights of the neighborhood. This way you can really get to know the area and not just the path where all the tourists usually trek.

Which neighborhoods could I see?

Here are the options we offer for self-guided walking tours. You can select one or multiple tours based off your personal interests.

1. Champs-Élysées Neighborhood

Paris in the Rain, self-guided walking tour

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Step out of your comfort zone to discover the lively area around the world famous shopping street. Explore side streets and discover more about this area. On this self-guided walking tour in particular you’ll also get to see some of the major touristic sights as well.

 

2. Notre Dame Historical Center

The Conciergerie, Self-guided walking tour

The Conciergerie

Uncover the historical center and birthplace of the city of Paris. This self-guided walking tour will route you past some very significant historical buildings dating even from the Middle Ages. You’ll also get to discover the importance of other less well-known sights like Hôtel Lambert.

3. Latin Quarter

Sorbonne university, Quartier Latin, self-guided walking tour

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Get a feel for the Latin Quarter with this self-guided walking tour. See the famous Sorbonne University and some Roman ruins.

In this area you’ll be able to sense the hustle and bustle atmosphere predominated by the many students who attend universities in the area.

 

4. St. Germain des Prés

Saint Germain, self-guided walking tour

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Walking around this neighborhood, you’ll get to see and feel the trendy, upscale vibe of the St. Germain area. See some of the celebrated cafes that were frequented by many of France’s famous intellectuals.

 

5. Le Marais

Self-Guided walking tour

Another of Paris’ most trendy and popular neighborhoods. Here you can find many hip fashion boutiques and jewelry stores, bustling restaurants, and art galleries.

 

6. Around the Eiffel Towerself-guided walking tour

Discover the famous buildings that were build for the Universal Exposition of 1900 in Paris (World’s Fair). Now the buildings like the Petit Palais remain albeit their use is now different.

7. Père Lachaise Cemetery

Free Things to Do in Paris, self-guided walking tour

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Take your self-guided walking tour through Paris’ most famous cemetery, which is the size of the Vatican. You will discover the tombs of celebrities like Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, and Chopin, amongst others.

 

 

 

Saint Germain des Prés

Saint Germain des Prés

Saint Germain des Prés is a neighborhood located next to the Seine river, in the very heart of Paris. It’s one of the most historical districts of the city, famous for being the center of the intellectual world in the 40’s-60’s with the existentialist movement. It also hosts the National School of Fine Arts, deeply linked with artists like Monet, Delacroix or Moreau.

WHAT TO VISIT?

More than a place juste to visit, Saint Germain des Prés is a place to experience! You could spend several days wandering in Saint Germain to discover it…

Saint Germain des Prés

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The neighborhood takes its names from the St. Germain des Prés church, at the center of the district. One of the oldest churches in Paris, it dates back from the 6th century. After the Vikings burnt it in the 9th century, the church was rebuilt a second time in 1014 and still stands nowadays. It’s public and open to visits.

What really gives its atmosphere to the district are the numerous cafés and restaurants, some of them with funny names such as “L’Enfance de Lard” (which is a pun in French), where you can sit at the terrace in summer to watch the lively district, or take a hot meal in winter to contemplate the night falling on the Parisian streets. In the 40’s-50’s, there were also a lot of jazz clubs in Saint Germain des Prés, but most of them closed in the 60’s when jazz began to be replaced by rock n’ roll.

Saint Germain des Prés is also home to numerous art galleries and fashion designer stores. Wandering in the streets, you will also discover a lot of trendy and upscale shops for food (the famous macarons brand Ladurée among others), and for fashion and jewelry (Louis Vuitton, Christian Louboutin…).

You can also visit the Saint Sulpice church, second largest church of Paris after Notre Dame cathedral. This church became worldwide famous following the publication of the Da Vinci Code novel, in which some of the clues to follow the treasure hunt are supposedly hidden in this church. The book was such a hit that after its publication, the diocese had to display a note in the church to explain to tourists that the novel was a fiction and that they should stop asking the priests about the fictional pagan origin of the church and other literary inventions of the author!

Saint Germain des Prés

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If the weather allows, do not miss a visit to the beautiful Luxembourg Garden (Jardin du Luxembourg) that fixes the limit of the district. This park covers 23 hectares and includes a pond where children can have wooden boats floating, tennis courts, ponies and the marvelous Medicis fountain… Statues are all over the place, as in an open-air museum, and a small version of the Statue of Liberty even used to stand there before it was transferred to the Orsay museum for greater protection. And for those who remember their reading of Les Misérables by Victor Hugo, you might just feel like Marius and Cosette, who met and fell in love for the first time in this park…

Lastly, if you like to experience the Parisian gastronomy, don’t miss a walk in the St. Germain market, where you will find gourmet and specialty shops.

HOW TO EXPERIENCE IT?

Saint Germain des Prés

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As mentioned, a visit to the St. Germain church is really worth paying to begin your visit, as it’s part of the Parisian history. Since the district was one of the world’s main literary centers around the 50’s, with the existentialist movement, cafés like “Les deux Magots“, “Café de Flore”, “Le Procope” or the “Brasserie Lipp” are among the most popular places to go get a drink as many writers and intellectuals like Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Hemingway or Picasso used to go there.

Saint Germain des Prés

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But keep in mind that when taking a coffee or a tea there, you will not only pay for your drink, but also for the fame of the place… Some less known brasseries and cafés might just be as nice options.

Walking guided tours of the neighborhood are available in order not to miss any detail. But keep in mind that it will tell you about the history of the district and what used to be, so don’t expect to take thousands of pictures as most of the places nowadays do not show anything from the outside. That’s why we recommend you just relax and take time to feel the energy of the streets.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION:

  • Hours: Lively during day and night
  • Price: Free
  • Access: Metro line 10, “Mabillon” station, metro line 4 “Saint Germain des Prés” station. Various busses.

 

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Quartier Latin

Quartier Latin

Located on the left bank of the Seine River, the Quartier Latin is the students’ area. This quarter has this name because the universities taught in Latin up until the 17th c. Nowadays, this old, but lively district still is frequented by many students who attend the famous universities nearby.

Wine in Paris, Quartier LatinWHAT TO VISIT?

Historically, the Latin Quarter has been the university area of Paris. The Sorbonne University is located there, which is one of the oldest universities in Europe, founded in 1253. The district became a students neighborhood after the foundation of this university.

In addition, the youth lifestyle of the students living in the district creates a unique ambience. Bookshops, bars and cafés can be found in almost every corner of this neighborhood!

While going for a walk around the district, you will be able to find the Lutetia Arenas, which was a place designed for gladiator fights and the Thermal Baths of Cluny, which were Roman baths founded in the 2nd century. You can also find the Fountain Saint Michel, which is often the students’ meeting point, and the Panthéon, which was the first big monument built in the city.

As the Roman Empire occupied these lands for a long period of time, you will be able to easily find  Roman ruins and parks.

HOW TO EXPERIENCE IT?

quartier latin

Saint Michel Fountain. Photo credit: ParisByM

You can go for a walking tour by yourself but be sure not to fall in the tourist traps around the pedestrian streets: bad quality restaurants, tacky souvenir shops… During your tour of the streets you will be able to discover the main historical sights (Panthéon, Thermal Baths of Cluny, Fountain Saint Michel…).

If you like museums, you cannot miss the Cluny Museum, the museum of the Middle Ages.

If you are a history buff, you can also take a guided walking tour of the Quartier Latin, which will allow you to discover more anecdotes about this district.

After the tour, do not hesitate to take a well deserved snack or a café (a coffee) inside one of the most lively neighborhoods of the Paris.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION:

  • Hours: Lively all day and night long!
  • Price: Free
  • Access: Metro- “Saint-Michel” station, line 4
    RER- “Saint-Michel – Notre-Dame” station, lines B and C.

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Champs Élysées

Champs Elysées in Greek mythology means “the place where the heroes stay afterdeath”. Do you want to know why?

WHAT TO VISIT?champs elysées

Champs Élysées have become the main avenue of Paris. Finished for the first time in 1724, the avenue was promoted to connect directly the Place de l’Étoile (now named Etoile-Charles de Gaulle) with the Concorde square. Back to our era, in 1994 the Champs Elysées suffered a deep modification, reaching now the incredible length of 1910 meters and, with the Avenue of the Grand Armée which kind of extend the Champs Elysées beside the Arc of Triumph, they both reach a total length of 7 kilometers, connecting in this way, the center of Paris with the financial district of La Défense. At the end of the avenue you can find one of the major monuments of Paris, the Arc de Triomphe. You can visit the roundabout of the Charles de Gaulle square as well as climb up the monument, from where you will discover an amazing view of the city.

The Champs Elysées are nowadays a worldwide reference, as the Champs (as the Parisians call them) welcome shops from the most famous brands, engaged in a deep competition to gain access to this trendy location and expose their products or services along the historic avenue. It is a special place to go shopping while relaxing and enjoying a great time wandering in the street.

Last but no least, the Champs Elysées are the place where all major parades are taking place: not only does the French Army parade on it for Bastille Day, but it’s also where the Tour de France, most important cycling race in the world, has its finish line. The Paris Marathon usually also passes by this magnificient avenue.

Champs Elysees

HOW TO EXPERIENCE IT?

If you wish to walk along the whole avenue, prepare to walk almost 2 kilometers. Wear comfortable shoes!

With a few exceptions, the shops of the Champs Elysées avenue are opened all week long, usually from 10 am to 8 pm, while the Arc de Triomphe is opened until late at 10 pm.

If you are interested in upscale shopping at the best world brands, no doubts, come to the Champs Elysées! From Louis Vuitton, Guerlain, Cartier, to Zara, H&M, Sephora, the Disney store, not forgetting of course the store of the football club PSG, you are sure find what you are looking for.

Champs Elysees

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But that’s not all: you will also find there art museums (Grand Palais and Petit Palais) in the middle of the avenue, close to the roundabout Franklin Roosevelt; green spaces where to relax and maybe grab a snack; and of course great architecture and monuments to admire, along the avenue and at the Concorde Square. And if the weather is not with you and you wish to relax at the cinema, the Champs Elysées also have 4 movie theatres where you can see a movie in English with subtitles in French (choose the ones with the indication “VOST”). Last: you call also find several clubs on or close to the avenue, the Queen being one of the most famous ones.

If you are more interested in wandering and relaxing, keep in mind that a lot of hidden gems are also located

in the side streets, and it would be a pity to reduce your discovery of the neighborhood to the only Champs Elysées. At ParisByM, we have designed a discovery itinerary to help you make the most of your time there which is included in most of our packages.

Last but not least: keep in mind that being a very touristic place, the Champs Elysées also draw a lot of pickpockets and beggars. Without being paranoid, make sure nevertheless that your purse and bags are well closed…

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • Hours: shops usually open 10am-8pm // movie theatre approx. 2pm-12am // Arc de Triomphe 10am-10pm // the avenue itself is always busy…
  • Price: free
  • Access: “Champs Élysées-Clemenceau”  metro line 1 and 13. “Franklin D. Roosevelt” line 1 and 9 “Charles de Gaulle- Étoile” line 1, 2 and 6. “Concorde” line 1 and 12.

 

Additional sightseeings in Paris

Versailles Castle

Self-Guided Walking Tours in Paris

Notre Dame Cathedral

 

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Montmartre Tour

Located in the northern part of Paris, the Montmartre neighborhood is famous for its bohemian streets, its historical night life, and its main and most significant monument, the Sacré-Cœur, which is located on the top of a 130 meters hill.

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The Montmartre neighborhood is famous for being home to the pioneers of the avant-garde movements during the 20th century. Artists like Van Gogh, Picasso, and Amedeo Modigliani lived in this iconic district of Paris. A guided Montmartre tour will not only show you the lively streets and the cultural environment, but it will also give you hints about what is hidden behind the close doors…  You will for instance pass by the house in which Picasso lived and painted his famous masterpiece: Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907).

In addition, Montmartre has one of the most important monuments in the city – the Sacré-Cœur Basilica. Located at the top of a 130 meters tall hill, the basilica offers you the second highest view point over Paris, after the Eiffel Tower. From this point, you can observe almost all of the city: the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Montparnasse Tower, the Panthéon, La Défense…and so much more.

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HOW TO EXPERIENCE IT?

You can wander in the streets all by yourself to feel the atmosphere, but do not fall in the trap of only going to the basilica and to the place du Tertre, the famous square where painters sell their artworks and offer to draw your portrait. There is much more to see! At ParisByM, we include a self-guided walking itinerary in our packages so that you are sure not to miss what is worth seeing. Check our packages here.

With its bohemian atmosphere, Montmartre is also the place of birth of the first and most famous cabaret in the world: The Moulin Rouge. Even though it may seem pretty touristy nowadays, we still highly recommend that you spend an evening there as the show is definitely a must-see of Paris.

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A sunny day at one of our city’s many markets.

If you prefer a guided tour, the most interesting one we recommend is the 2-hour tour, available in various languages, and divided into small groups.
If you love art and music, this is your place!  Should you really want not to miss a single bite, you could also take a 7-hour tour in Montmartre, but we only recommend that for experts… You will have the chance of learning every single detail of this curious “village” and its neighborhood lifestyle.

In addition, the basilica offers many different activities during the day. You can take a look into the chart of services here.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • Hours: Sacré Cœur opens every day from 6 am to 10.30 pm.
  • Prices: Private tour prices round from 37€ up to 260€ per person

 

Additional sightseeings in Paris

Notre Dame Cathedral

Arc de Triomphe

Orsay Museum

 

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Notre Dame Cathedral

One of the world’s most well known books, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, was written centered around this cathedral. Built between 1163 and 1345, the Notre Dame Cathedral has become one of the most visited religious buildings in the world: it has more that 13 million visitors per year!

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Let Notre Dame Cathedral conquer your heart! Located in the very center of the city, Notre Dame Cathedral has had various architects who introduced new and different innovative architecture during its building until 1345. You will be able to appreciate the evolution of the architecture when you visit.

Its famous gargoyles can be appreciated from the top of the towers, where you will be able to enjoy a privileged view of Paris, including the Eiffel Tower.

Notre-Dame Cathedral is also home to one of the world’s largest organs, and several huge church bells. The bell in the south tower is named Emmanuel and weighs 13 tons, one of the biggest of the world!

In addition, Notre Dame offers various religious activities, especially on weekends, such as the Gregorian masses, international masses and different religious services among other cultural activities. You can check them here.

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The Famous Gargoyles

HOW TO EXPERIENCE IT?

Located by the Seine River, the Notre-Dame Cathedral was built on an island located in the middle of the river.

You can visit Notre-Dame cathedral for free.  But if you are
considering to climb the famous towers, you will need to buy a specific ticket.

There is almost always a line at the entrance of the cathedral on the square, but since it’s only a security check and you don’t need to buy tickets there, don’t be afraid, the line goes pretty fast and you should not wait much longer than 30 minutes approximately. As for the towers, it’s another story…. Since there is a maximum number of people allowed in the towers at the same time, the line goes very slowly, and there is no possibility to bypass it! The doors open at 10am, but it’s not rare to see people beginning to line up from 8am, just to be among the first ones when the door open. Take patience, and do not be disappointed as you will only be allowed to stay a few minutes at the top of the towers…

Time to visit the cathedral is included in most of ParisByM packages. You can check them in our website.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • Hours: opened every day of the year from 8:00 am to 6:45 pm. Late opening on Saturdays and Sundays until 7:45pm
  • Price: Cathedral entry: free. Entrance for the towers: 8 €, free under 18 or under 26 being EU resident
  • Access: Metro station: “Cité”. RER B and C “Notre Dame Saint Michel” station. Bus: lines 21, 38, 47, 85 and 96
  • IMPORTANT: the staircase of the towers are narrow and count 422 stairs, without lift nor toilets. It’s therefore not recommended for pregnant women, people in overweight or with a bad leg, and for young children.

 

Additional sightseeings in Paris

Self-Guided Walking Tours in Paris

Champs Élysées

Montmartre Tour

 

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Orsay Museum

It was a train station before becoming  known worldwide for impressionist art. The Orsay museum was firstly inaugurated by François Mitterand in 1986. From this year forward, the museum has been housing one of the most important impressionist collections in the world.

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WHAT TO SEE?

Interiorly designed by the Italian architect and industrial designer, Gaetana Aulenti, the Orsay museum provides you with some exquisite collections of art.

Once in the museum, you will have the chance to contemplate the most important impressionist artists and their masterpieces: Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, and Van Gogh are just some of them.

You can also appreciate the architecture of the building. As it was a train station in the 1900’s, the Orsay museum allows you to see this previous station, since almost nothing was changed after its closing in 1939.

The Top-10 masterpieces in the museum are:

1.  Degas, The Ballet Class (La Classe de danse, 1874)

2.  Manet,  Luncheon on the Grass (Déjeuner sur l’herbe, 1863)

3.  Manet, Olympia (1863)

4.  Renoir, Dance at le Moulin de la Galette (Bal du moulin de la Galette, 1876)

5.  Courbet,  The Origin of the World (L’origine du monde, 1866)

6.  Rodin, Fugit Amor (1886)

7.  Van Gogh, Starry Night Over the Rhône ( Nuit étoilée sur le Rhône, 1888)

8.  Cézanne, The Card Players (Les joueurs de cartes, 1892-1895)

9.  Monet, London, Houses of Parliament (Londres, le Parlement, 1904)

10. Monet, Blue Water Lilies (Nymphéas bleus, 1916-1919)

HOW TO EXPERIENCE IT?

Located by  the Seine River, the Orsay Museum is waiting for you to offer the best impressionism experience you will ever have. You can prepare your visit to this historic building beforehand by purchasing your tickets in advance. You should visit the museum early in the morning or enter the museum around 2 hours before the closing. A perfect end to the day!Orsay Museum

Floor vision map available here

If you are an art lover, you might be interested in taking an audio tour within the museum. The audio tours have an addition cost, but provide you with a lot of information about specific works of art.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION:

  • Hours:  9:30am to 6pm. Mondays closed. Open late on Thursday.
  • Prices: 12€, free for EU residents under 26. Free under 18.

 

Additional sightseeings in Paris

Versailles Castle

Notre Dame Cathedral

Arc de Triomphe

 

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

As one of the most famous monuments of Paris, you must have heard about the Arc de Triomphe. But did you know that you can climb up to its roof 50 meters above the ground? Ordered by Napoleon, the Arc was built to commemorate his army, known as “Grande Armée”, and it’s one of the highest triumphal arches in the world.

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WHAT WILL YOU SEE?

When visiting the Arc de Triomphe, you will have an amazing view over Paris from the top of it, including a view of the Eiffel Tower.

The arch was commissioned as a commemorative monument for the soldiers who died in the Napoleonic Wars. You can see the names of the French generals who fought during these wars engraved on the monument, along with the names of famous French victories.

It later became a patriotic icon after the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was installed under it. This tomb and the inscriptions commemorate the unknown soldiers who lost their lives fighting for France in World War I.

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HOW TO VISIT IT?

The Arc de Triomphe is located in the 8th district of Paris, along the Champs Elysées Avenue, in the middle of the Charles de Gaulle Square.

Consider budgeting approximately 1 hour to climb the arch and visit it.

We recommend that you go either on a sunny day to enjoy the view over the city and take great pictures, or, if the weather isn´t that good, to go in the evening after the night has fallen in order to enjoy the lights of the city (especially beautiful in winter time).

Another interesting option is to go between 6-6:30pm when you will be able to attend the ceremony of the Revival of the Eternal Flame of the Unknown Soldier, which takes place everyday at this time.

For the history buff, guided tours of the Arc are also available.

In any case you should never cross the square at ground level. To reach the Arc de Triomphe you must use the tunnel access, whose entries are located on the Avenue des Champs Elysées (by the metro entrance, right side when facing the Arc), or on the Avenue de la Grande Armée (on the left side when facing the Arc).

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • Hours: From April 1 to September 30: 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
    From October 1 to March 31: 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
  • Price: 8 €, students less than 26 pay 5 € while it is free for children up to 17
  • Access: RER: line A, station “Charles de Gaulle-Etoile”
    Metro: lines 1, 2 and 6, station “Charles de Gaulle-Etoile”

 

Additional sightseeings in Paris

Champs Élysées

Montmartre Tour

Orsay Museum

 

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Paris Bus Tour

City Bus Tour

Only in Paris for a few days? Then a bus tour around Paris is a great, effortless option to see a lot in no time at all. More than 10 different languages are spoken on board and you will have the opportunity to get pictures of famous landmarks and monuments during this unforgettable visit of the City of Lights!

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All of the city! You will be able to have a quick tour around the most important buildings and monuments in Paris: the Eiffel Tower, the Champs Elysées, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Montmartre neighborhood, and so much more.
Thanks to headphones you are provided with, bus tours provide you with all of fun facts about these places while you are passing by each one.

HOW TO EXPERIENCE IT?

Several companies operate in this activity. While the cheapest ones might obviously be of lower quality, the 2 or 3 most commonly used are pretty much equivalent in terms of quality and prices.

The main difference is that some companies offer various circuits, which allow you to switch from one loop to another and back, depending on the time you have available and on your interest for discovering less touristy neighbourhoods.

Another difference is about the top deck, which can be fully covered with some companies and not with others… Watch out on those rainy days! Lastly, the audio comments are really fascinating with some companies, while they are just interesting with others…

Looking for a Tour Company in Paris?If you are in a hurry, you should consider doing the standard bus tour without stopping which takes approximately 2 hours. But if you have more time, we recommend the Hop On/Off option. You can take the bus at more than 50 bus stations in Paris. When entering the bus, the driver will check your bus pass. Once on board you will be able to admire the most important sights of Paris. Once you are on, you can “hop off” the bus whenever you like.

Last but not least: if you want to do all of the loops and check every single neighbourhood of Paris, you have the option to get a ticket valid for 2 or 3 days.

Check out more information here!

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • Hours: Every 10 to 30 minutes from 9 am until late in the evening (depends on company)
  • Prices: Depends on the company, from 20€ up to 60€, with discounted prices for children

 

Additional sightseeings in Paris

Louvre Museum

Seine River Cruise

Versailles Castle

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Seine River Cruise

While visiting Paris do not miss a Seine River Cruise! Relax on board, admire the City of Lights from a new angle with the Discovery Cruise, or taste French gastronomy on a lunch or dinner cruise in Paris!

WHAT WILL YOU SEE?

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You will be able to see Paris from a different point of view. Since most of famous monuments in Paris are located by the Seine River, don’t miss the opportunity to relax on board while contemplating Paris’ beautiful landscapes.

Among other famous places, your Seine river cruise will allow you to see the Eiffel Tower, the magnificent bridge Alexandre III, the Notre-Dame cathedral, and the square of La Concorde.

HOW TO EXPERIENCE IT?

Several companies operate on the Seine and the embarking point will depend on which company you take. However the main embarking points to begin your Seine river cruise are at the Eiffel Tower or Notre-Dame Cathedral. The cruise will always come back to your starting point.

The Discovery Cruise takes around 1 hour, but a lunch or dinner cruise will be longer. For example, it will take up to 2h30 for dinner on board.

Dinner cruises in Paris, Seine river cruiseDuring the Discovery Cruise, information about the monuments you pass by will be given either through a speakerphone in various languages, or through personal headphones that you will be provided with (you can select your language).

Although it’s more expensive than the lunch, a dinner cruise is a great experience we highly recommend. Depending on the period of the year when you are in Paris, you might be able to admire the Paris sunset and the lighting up of the monuments as you enjoy a your Parisian meal.

Seine river cruises are available in most of our packages.

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • Hours: Everyday, from approximately 10 am until late at night.
  • Prices: Depends on the company: from 13€ per person for a discovery cruise up to 400€ per person for dinner with VIP experience.

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Additional sightseeings in Paris

Louvre Museum

City Bus Tour

Versailles Castle

 

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Things to do in Paris in the Rain

Although Paris is a beautiful city the weather can be a little unpredictable. Rainstorms, or les orages, are a common occurrence here in the City of Lights. Don’t worry, with your umbrella and this hand list of things to in Paris in the rain, you will see that not even thunderstorms can rain on your perfect day in Paris.

1. Shopping

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Everyone knows that Paris is a center of fashion and shopping, which is always an option on those rainy days. The Champs Élysées is famous for its high class shopping areas, sporting stores like Chloé, Dior, Prada, and so much more. However things can tend to be a little more expensive unless you go to less pricy stores like H&M and Zara.

If you are interested in all inclusive tours of the Champs Élysées check out our website.

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Remember, this is a very touristy location and it is notorious for having pickpockets, so be sure to keep a careful watch on your things.
If you are looking to have a less touristy, less expensive, and classically “French” shopping trip in Paris, we highly recommend visiting the famous Passages Couverts. These inside markets are chalk full of antique shops, little French boutiques, and gorgeous cafes to drink an espresso or café au lait. If you are interested in the Passages Couverts, you can read more about them here.

2.  See a Show

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Paris is chalk full of intense and wonderful Cabaret shows like The Moulin Rouge, The Lido, The Crazy Horse, and many others. These places are the perfect place to take refuge when it’s raining in Paris, especially as they have afternoon performances. While expensive, these shows are a spectacle that you will not forget before long.

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 If you want to learn more about the shows that are available in Paris check out our post: The Best Cabaret Shows in Paris. You can book your tickets right on our website.

Paris also has a plethora of cinemas full of foreign, American, and domestic films. Most of the movies are in VOST (Original version with subtitles in French), be sure to select these ones and not the VF ones (version dubbed in French).

For theater lovers, you can even attend a live performance of a play in French with English surtitles. But be sure to book your tickets in advance as the plays that benefit from this technology are not very numerous and are usually fully booked at least a week in advance. More information here.

3.  Go to a Museum

Musée Grévin Paris museum GrevinParis is filled with museums of every variety so you simply have to pick the one that peaks your interest. Whether it’s the Louvre, the Musée D’Orsay, Musée Rodin or any of the others that are sprinkled across Paris, you will be sure to think of you day spent as a day not wasted. If you need some ideas of museums to visit in Paris, check out our post all about museums. Post.

4.  Go to the Aquarium

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The Paris Aquarium, located at Trocadéro, is a great place to spend any day, even if it isn’t raining. More active than art museums and perfect if you have children, the Paris Aquarium is the perfect place to spend your time, get out of the rain, and learn something new. The Paris Aquarium has many theatrical performances, films, workshops, and expositions for people of all ages, so this hidden gem is definitely a worthwhile trip.

5.  Treat yourself to a spa

If you are looking to treat yourself in Paris in the rain, Shagri-la Spa in Paris and the Peninsula Hotel and Spa are two of the most highly recommended spas in Paris (but not the only ones). With their beautiful indoor facilities and luxurious spa treatments, you’ll wish every day was rainy.

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Transportation Options for Paris Day Trips

Want to travel outside of Paris and see more of France? There are a couple options for whether you’re going to Giverny, the Loire Valley, Versailles, or many more.

First, we’ll break down the general options you have to travel outside of Paris.

Then, we’ll tell you the best way to get to common destinations in France.

Transportation Options for Paris Day Trips

1. Coach Bus

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You may decide to take a coach bus with around 50 other people. This option is usually the best for your budget. You can find tickets from as cheap of 20 euros depending on your destination. There are many companies that offer budget buses such as MegaBus, Flixbus, Eurolines, and more.

Keep in mind that while the bus is cheaper it usually takes longer!

If your interested in seeing if you can take a bus to your destination from Paris, we recommend that you look at GoEuro‘s website as they compare bus, train, and flight prices.

2. Train

The train system operated by SNCF is pretty good. For example, it can get you to Nice if you want to visit southern France or most other major cities. You can check out the official website here.

You may also want to check out RailEurope.com, which also sells train tickets. They also have a  MAP of the rail network in France.

There are different types of trains in France including the high speed TGV and regional trains.

The cost will depend on the type of train you take, when you are going, and your destination.

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3. Touristic Coach Excursions

These buses will take tourists from Paris to common destinations such as the Loire Valley and then drive them back. This option usually comes as package that includes the official guide and sometimes lunch. These will cost you upwards of 150 euros per person per day. This can be a great way to see some of the Loire Valley castles!

4. Private Driver

You can hire a private driver too if you would like. This is a great way to ensure a hassle-free trip to your destination, however it will be slightly more pricey. A private driver will run you around 700 euros per day, but if you are traveling with several other individuals it may be worth it! (A touristic coach excursion for four people is already at least 600 euros).

5. Car Rental

If you feel comfortable you could also rent a car to take around the French countryside. This is a great way to be flexible on your vacation if you want to switch up your plans later.

This is only a good option if you feel comfortable driving out of Paris and on the right side of the road (as opposed to the left in the UK). Also keep in mind that most rental companies do not allow you to cross the borders with their cars.

Common Paris Day Trips – Best Transportation Options

1. Versailles

The best way to get to Versailles is to take the train. You can take the fast regional RER C to get there. The round trip cost is 4.10 € per person one way.

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2. Giverny

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To see Monet’s beautiful gardens you have several options:

  • You can take a SNCF intercity train and walk a bit
  • You could hire a private driver
  • Or even a touristic coach excursion.

The train will be the cheapest option for you. You could check prices on Trainline’s website.

Excursions to Giverny are also included in ParisByM packages.

3. Disneyland

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To reach Disneyland Paris you best option is to take the RER A (fast regional train). Take this red line in direction of Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy. Get off at this last station. One way ticket costs 7.60 € per person.

4. Loire Valley

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The Loire Valley has some of the best chateaux (castles!) and some great wine tasting. If you want to check out the Loire Valley on a Paris Day Trip we recommend that you either hire a private driver OR you take a touristic coach excursion.

We have some excellent packages already put together for you!

Loire Valley Castles 2 Day Tour

Loire Valley Castles Paris Day Trip

Loire Valley Castles and Wine Tasting

5. Normandy

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Normandy is great to visit, especially if you’re a history buff! By far the easiest way to get to Normandy for your Paris day trip is to either:

  • hire a private driver
  •  take a touristic coach excursion
  • OR rent a car and drive.

 

6. French Riviera

The French Riviera and the Côte d’Azur can be popular destinations as well. You can reach these fastest by train or flight and that’s probably best if you are spending a few days.

You could also hire a private driver and see more of the countryside and take time to stop in some of the French provincial towns.

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If you want to travel to some other capitals of different European countries you should consider train or flights.

Did you know you can reach London from Paris super easily with the EuroStar train?

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Meet Stéphanie, a 10 years experienced Paris photographer

Meet Stéphanie! She is a professional Paris photographer specialized in capturing your special moments in Paris, whether it is your honeymoon or a trip with friends or family. She speaks French, English, and German and she wants to give her clients the best experience!

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Which is your favourite type of photo?

“A 2 hour photoshoot really allows people to take their time while enjoying the present moment. I can shoot in 2 or 3 places in Paris. A photo session allows people to enjoy being in their bubble for a couple of hours, being connected to each other and to their feelings.”

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What do you like in your job?

“I do love a lot of things in my job: meeting new and amazing people every time, discovering a couple’s or family’s story (everyone has its own story), creating a good atmosphere so people can feel at ease and relaxed (even in front of the camera). I also love to capture genuine emotions, feelings, gesture, glimpses, smiles, laughter, to make them last forever, create joyful, spontaneous and colourful images, and make people feel happy!”

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Why did you decide to do what you do as a job?

“I decided to be a professionnal photographer to create my perfect job and integrate my values into it. I share happy moments with people from around the world, have fun, capture love and happiness, create lasting memories for couples, families and friends. It gives a real meaning to my job…”

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Do you have any particular method of work?

“I usually begin with a photo session with blowing bubbles. It allows people to get back to their childhood and lowers the pressure. It’s a perfect way to get relaxed and enjoy the present moment!”

Contact us now to book your photo session with Stéphanie!

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Transportation in Paris

Transportation in Paris

When in any big city, it’s important to know how to get around. Paris is no exception! However, with a vast array of transportation options, finding your way around the City of Light can easily become quite daunting. We recognize just how difficult this process can be and have created this guide to public transportation in Paris. Enjoy!

Transportation in Paris

RATP

The RATP is the source of information for all public transportation in Paris. Check out their interactive map where you can view all the Paris transportation maps and routes (metro, tramway, RER, bus, night bus) and find the best routes to and from any two points. You can search routes in real time by entering your starting point and final destination on their Plan Your Journey page. You can also download two of the RATP’s mobile apps: Next Stop Paris and RATP to help you map out your route on the go.

Metro

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Easily the most iconic form of transportation in Paris, the metro is an interconnected underground network linking the city.  At first glance, the system of 14 subway lines can seem extremely complex to those new to Paris. However, it’s actually not as bad as it seems.

The lines are all color-coded with a corresponding number. You can locate the numbers by looking at the end of the line (the part the farthest from the center of Paris). Once you have located the number, you will need to determine which direction you need to take. Once again, you can find this information by looking at the end of the line the farthest from Paris center. The direction will be the name right next to the number and is the furthest metro stop in either direction.

For example, if you locate the metro station Châtelet towards the center of the metro map and follow the dark purple line south, you will see the metro line 14 and the name “Bibliothèque François Mitterand.” So, if you want to go anywhere south of Châtelet on metro line 14, you will take the metro towards Bibliothèque François Mitterand (the final stop on this line in this direction).

Keep in mind that only the RATP-issued maps are accurately color-coded, so be sure to look for the official RATP versions.

The metro closes at 12:30 pm weekday nights and at 1:30pm on weekend nights. It starts again at 5am.

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RER

The RER system is similar to the metro, but is faster and extends past the Paris city limits. This is the transportation system you will take to get to locations outside of Paris like Versailles and Disneyland. The 5 main RER lines: RER A (red), RER B (blue), RER C (yellow), RER D (green), RER E (pink) can be found on the metro map (the four thicker lines on the map). As with the metro, the names and directions of these lines can be found at the ends of each line. However, as the trains extend past Paris, the metro map may not show all stops in between Paris and the last stop on the line.

With the RER, you really have to pay attention, as the ticket prices depend on which zones you are traveling to. These fast trains cover 5 zones as shown on the metro/RER map and tickets typically cover only 1 or 2 zones (whereas the passes cover all five zones) so if you venture outside of your covered zones, you will have to pay extra to get back into the city.

Popular destinations using the RER system include: 

Disneyland Paris – RER A (direction Marne-la-Vallée)

Charles de Gaulle Airport – RER B (direction Aéroport Charles de Gaulle)

Orly Airport – RER B (direction Saint-Rémy Iès-Chevreuse)

Versailles – RER C (direction Versailles-Château)

Transportation in Paris

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Tramway

The tramway system is a means of transportation in Paris that tourists don’t typically think about. Unlike the metro or RER, the tramway is completely above-ground, offering spectacular views of some of Paris’s many bustling streets. Typically located along the outer border of Paris, the tramway features 9 lines that service several important entry points (known as ports) into the city.

Bus

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The bus system in Paris is a bit more complex than the metro or RER. Bus stops are typically located around metro stations and each have a specific number and color. Figuring out which bus goes where can be kind of tricky, especially since the bus numbers are 2- and 3-digits long. However, maps and routes are located at each of the stops, so you will be able to determine if the bus is heading in the right direction.

You’ll get to see more of the city, as the buses travel along Paris’s many beautiful streets. A large screen displays upcoming stops so you’ll always be able to get off at the right stop. Before your stop, be sure to press one of the red buttons located next to your seat. This will signal an “arret demande” (stop requested) so that the bus driver knows to let you off at your stop.

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Noctilien (Night Bus)

If you find yourself in Paris after the metro has stopped running, no need to panic! The Noctilien, or night bus, is a form of transportation in Paris operating between the hours of 12:30am and 5:30am. This bus line is not the best option if you are trying to get home during these hours. We recommend taking a taxi or Uber.

Taxis

While Paris is home to numerous public transportation options, taking a taxi is still a popular choice. You can locate a taxi at one of the numerous taxi stations located all over Paris (click here for a map – in French only) operated by Paris Taxi. You can download the Paris Taxi app to see which taxis are available nearest you. Through the app, you’ll be able to specify number of passengers and bags to help facilitate your experience. There are two versions available: Paris Taxi (Apple Store) or Paris Taxi (Google Play).

Worried about the language barrier with your taxi driver? You may want to check out Taxi G7. They offer English-speaking taxi drivers and accept credit card payments, which most Parisian taxis don’t accept. You can download their app Taxi G7 (Apple) or Taxi G7 (Google Play) and can check out their fares here.

The French taxi system is highly regulated, so, as long as you’re taking a legitimate taxi, this form of transportation is very safe. If you ever have any problems, be sure to ask the taxi driver for their ticket which they are required to provide you with. This document has the contact information of both the taxi company and the driver, allowing you to report any sketchy activity. On a more positive note, you can ask for a ticket if you had an enjoyable transportation experience and want to request the driver for your next ride.

*Important* When taking a taxi from the airport (CDG or Orly) make sure to get in line for the legitimate taxis  OR to book your airport transfer in advance (this will help you skip the line). Otherwise the people who try and get you to take their “taxi” might charge you much more than normal. Don’t fall into this trap.

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Louvre museum

Louvre Museum

While in Paris you shouldn’t miss the Louvre museum! It’s the largest museum in the world, hosting more than 35,000 masterpieces and welcoming more than 9 million visitors per year.

 

What will you see ?

Louvre museumIn the Louvre, you can see art from prehistory until the beginning of the XIX century.

You will discover paintings, sculptures, furniture and much more! There is something for everyone.

Main masterpieces include : Mona Lisa, Venus of Milo, Winged Victory of Samothrace, Wedding Feast of Cana, Liberty Leading the People.

How to experience it ?

louvre museumYou should prepare beforehand and definitely book your ticket in advance if you want to skip the up to 2 hours long line. If it’s your first visit, we suggest you to focus on the main masterpieces tour, which allows you to see around 10 of the most famous masterpieces of the world in approximately 2 hours.

If it’s not your first visit or you want to take more time in the museum, we recommend that you prepare your visit in advance by checking out a map of the museum and planning what type of art you want to see (View museum map here). You can also arrange an official guided tour with the museum directly at the welcome desk, located by the ticket booths (price in addition to your entry ticket).

We recommend that you arrive in the morning to have plenty of time to enjoy the museum. There are places to get a snack just outside the entrance gate if you wish to spend the full day, like Starbucks. Keep in mind that the museum closes at 6pm and that the guards begin to empty the place approximately 30 minutes earlier.

Practical information

  • Hours: Everyday from 9am to 6pm. Closed on Tuesdays. Late opening until 10pm on Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • Prices: 15€. Free under 18 year old and for European resident under 26 with valid proof of residence. Tickets are available in ParisByM’s packages.

 

Additional sightseeings in Paris

Seine River Cruise

City Bus Tour

Versailles Castle

 

Halloween Paris 2016

Halloween Paris 2016: Things to Do & Parties

Are you in Paris this Halloween? Wondering what there is to do? We’ll tell you about some of the best things to do and parties going on for Paris Halloween 2016.

Things to do in Paris for Halloween

1. Visit Disneyland Paris or Parc Asterix

At Disneyland Paris you can see all of your favorite Disney characters and the theme parks’ spooky decorations. From October 1st to November 2nd. See online for details.

At Parc Asterix you can see the halloween decorations too. The theme is Peur sur le Parc or Fear Over the Park. They have three haunted houses too! From October 15th to November 2ndRead more here.

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2. Le Manoir de Paris

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Check out a real American-style haunted house with over three stories of actors dressed up in all sorts of ghoulish characters. See if you can fight the fear within the walls of this haunted house.

October-November with varying days based on availability.
You can go dressed up but no masks and it isn’t recommended for children under the age of 12.
Tickets are roughly 27 euros with discounts for under 16.

More info here. 

3. Visit the Catacombs of Paris

At the Catacombs you can see where over 6 million bones from various Parisian cemeteries lie. Make your way through the maze of tunnels. Pretty spooky if you ask us!

Open Tuesday till Sunday from 10 am till 8:30 pm.
Closed November 1st and other holidays
12 euros

Learn more here. 

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4. Musée Grevin – Halloween Visit

At this wax museum you can find many famous people and snap some selfies with them. You can either do a normal visit during the day or a special Halloween evening visit of this museum!

During this Halloween evening visit, you are invited to celebrate le Comte Eustache Fleury de Maslestra’s 193 years. Enter his cabinet of curiosities and you’ll find all sorts of frightening things! These special evening visits run the 17th of October through November 1st.

Buy discounted tickets for day tours

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5. Visit the Père Lachaise Cemeterypere lachaise cemetery, halloween paris 2016

What better to do for Halloween than to visit a cemetery and not just any cemetery but the most famous in Paris! Here you can find buried celebrated figures like Edith Piaf, Jim Morrison, and Oscar Wilde. Read our blog post about the 10 most famous people buried here.

And to add to the fun you can ask for a guided tour to discover funny anecdotes and stories about the celebrities buried there.

Contact us to plan your visit

6. Night Theater Spectacle: Crime of the Latin Quarter

Experience a murder mystery production as you walk in the Latin Quarter. You’ll pass the Panthéon, the Sorbonne, and Musée de Cluny as you try to figure out who murdered Iris Levert.  This show is only available in French.

More details here

Paris Halloween 2016: Parties

1. Halloween on a BoatParis Halloween 2016

Celebrate Halloween with a night that promises to be amazing with a DJ lineup that will keep you dancing all night. Wear your costume and get a discounted ticket price.

Buy tickets here.

2. Vampire Ball

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Join the first edition of this Vampire Ball, but don’t forget your costume (its obligatory!) Located in the Pavilion des Champs-Elysées, it’s bound to be unforgettable.

From 23h-5h (11pm-5am). Buy tickets here.

3. Freaky Cirkus at Théâtre Les Etoiles

A party like the crazy parties of the 80’s! A mix of clubbing and cabaret but the freaky edition. The resident DJ will play an assortment of music. Free for the first 100 people, 10 euros after. Starts at 11:30pm.

Read more here.

4. Project X Halloween

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Celebrate Halloween in Paris 2016 in Red Light Paris, one of the largest nightclubs of the city. Reminiscent of the clubs of Ibiza you can dance the night away.

Read more here.

5. Halloween on the Roofs of Paris (After Work + Soirée)

Come after work hours and stay on till the evening and clubbing portion. Discover their haunted place full of frights! Panoramic view 180 degrees. VIP packages from 140 euros and up.

Read more here.

Want to learn about more parties in Paris for Halloween 2016? Click here for French list of Parties

Related Links

The Catacombs of Paris: History and Rumors

10 Famous People Buried In Pere Lachaise Cemetery

Why should you go to the Grévin Museum?