Alcyon

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17, rue de Prague, 12th Arr., Paris, Ile-de-France, 75012, France
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Things free on 1st sunday of the month

by abhilife2001

Hi Folks,

I have booked my tickets for Paris :))) and will be there on 2nd april afternoon..I read in some sites that many museums are free on sunday while some sites does not clearly state that.. Also am confused since read some places that some museums are closed for renovation..

Musee d Orsay & Centre George Pompidou -- are these open and free on the 1st sunday of the month ??

Effiel tower -- 2nd level -- is this free on the 1st sunday ??

Arc dr triompe -- is this free on 1st sunday ??

Request advice from experiened folks:)

thanks
Abhi

Re: Things free on 1st sunday of the month

by von.otter

Here is a list of the museums in Paris that are free on the first Sunday of each month. They are arranged by the arrondissement where they are located. Be mindful that the first Sunday of April 2010, the 4th, is Easter Sunday. It is doubtful that this holiday would effect the opening/closing of anything in Paris, but do it in mind.

1st Arrondissement • Musée du Louvre • Musée de l'Orangerie

3ed Arrondissement • Musée Picasso

4th Arrondissement • Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou

5th Arrondissement • Musée National du Moyen Age, Thermes de Cluny

6th Arrondissement • Musée National Eugène Delacroix

7th Arrondissement • Musée d'Orsay • Musée du Quai Branly • Musée Rodin

9th Arrondissement • Musée Gustave Moreau

Re: Things free on 1st sunday of the month

by GrumpyDiver

We were at all these sites last week.

Pompidou has closed about 1/2 of the main collection from middle of March to middle of April 2010 for renovations. Admission - Free for EU residents under age 26, children free, everyone else pays.

D'Orsay - some renovations underway - 5th floor I think. Thursdays were free I believe.

Eiffel Tower - two of the elevators (north side of the tower) were being renovated. Young children free, everyone else gets to line up and pay.

Arc-de-Triomphe - Not free, except for EU citizens under age 26.

Re: Things free on 1st sunday of the month

by hawkhead

We went to the free Sunday at the Louvre - never again, wall to wall bodies.....

Travel Tips for Paris

Les musés de Paris

by laulo

Les musée d'Orsay et du louvre son vraiment fantastiques...

Orsay encore plus que le Louvre est magique...

LE louvre est si grand qu'il en est frustrant... On ne peu pas faire toute les salles en une seulle visite...

Airline Amenities

by BeatChick

Before my 2nd trip to Paris I didn't know that Delta/Air France had L'Occitane products such as their signature lavendar handsoap & lotion in the W/C!! Mmmm, that wonderful scent made me feel as if I were in France already.

I know it seems shallow but if you're struggling with which airline to go with perhaps this may be an inducement to go Delta/Air France. ;)

Photo: Feb 2006

Suddenly... this Greek temple

by Norali

No, it is not a Greek temple, it is Sainte-Marie des Batignolles church.

I had this little surprise while browsing Batignolles area. I was expecting a quiet village with a refreshing park, and indeed, I was not disappointed. But I looked over this church while reading my Geo magazines (don't use to visit all those churches I come across with). But it was there, standing special. A church that looks like a Greek temple in a village that used to welcome Russian and Polish immigrants of the 19th century. So Paris ! Now, Paris itself is about a Chinatown here, a Hindou corner there, an African quartier, a Maghrebian bazar, a Jewish & ragtrade areas... Paris has its villages and they are partly results of migrations over the centuries. Of course, tourists wouldn't notice the Breton area, the Auvergnat tavernes... Parisians of nowadays can be from every corner of the world.. and of France.

Whenever you visit Paris in summer and it's really hot, skip the touristy areas, skirt the canals, enjoy Parisian parklife... Batignolles has a small quiet park, made for suntanning, reading books, people watching... and babysitting, it has a fenced playground for kiddies. I was expecting a carrousel, as my Mum had told me, but then, it was the only source of disappointment: no carrousel but ducks, swans, black swans. The quietness and the provincial flair of Batignolles area.

Check the Blue tips in the Off The Beaten Path category if you need more.

Enjoy my page :-)

Fromagerie/Shops specializing in Cheese

by cochinjew

It is very pleasant to find, often, shops that sell nothing but cheese. It would be good to taste them one by one, to become more knowledgeable and also enjoy these cheese not available in other parts of the world.
American medical experts advice that too much cheese is bad for you. I dont believe in that advice because the french eat a lot of cheese and they dont have as much sicknesses as americans do and i think it matters how the cheese is manufactured and what chemicals are added to it.
so stop by your neighbourhood cheese store, stock up, go home or take it to a friends house and enjoy.
Also cheese eaten with bread, comes later in the course of a meal, you dont stick a piece of cheese into bread and bite into it. you cut a small piece of cheese and eat it and follow it up with a small piece of bread. Like in all civilized countries, it is not considered polite to bite into the baguette or pain directly.
Yesterday, I went and bought a nice selection at Fromagerie Duval at 2 Avenue Gallieni in Courbevoie-Becon. Good service and affordable prices. Just across the street is a nice wine store, if you want to carry home a bottle (but then, you should have already a selection at home!)

The French Open

by pigletsmom

Every May at Roland Garros Tennis stadium the 2nd grand slam of the calendar year takes place near Paris. It is the only one of the majors to be played on the red clay.
Matches can be 4-5 hours long because the red clay is a slow surface which makes outright winners almost impossible.

Bit of Trivia: Roland Garros is the name of a French WWI fighter pilot who was shot down and killed in a field where the stadium now stands.

Also, matches are televised beginning with the early rounds. Check local listings.

One more thing, the French fans are known for being very hostile towards non European players, or players they just don't care for. In the 2000 final the crowd turned nasty towards Martina Hingis and brought her to tears.

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Address: 17, rue de Prague, 12th Arr., Paris, Ile-de-France, 75012, France