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Transport CDG into Paris
I am looking at staying at a hotel out near CDG for approx 7 days (business related) I have a few days Im not required to attend, I would like to do a bit of sightseeing on these days, is it possible to travel into Paris by train or bus and return easily.
Re: Transport CDG into Paris
Just to add to Pedmar's response, based on our experience this past March. 45 minutes is about right - the semi-express and express trains knock perhaps 5 or so minutes off the run. A one-way ticket to the downtown area cost us Euro 8.50.
The Chatelet les Halles stop gets to to about a 10 or 15 minute walk to the Louvre, Notre Dame, etc. (this is where we got on and off). I suspect the next stop St Michel Notre Dame puts you within 5 minutes of Notre Dame, Ste Chapelle, the Consiergerie, etc.
Travel Tips for Paris
The distinguished Mona Lisa by the multi-talented Leonardo Da Vinci is located in The Lourve, Paris, France. The Mona Lisa was painted during the Renaissance period in 1503-1506 in Florence, Italy. This 20 7/8" by 30" portrait of a woman is well recognized on an account of the mysterious quality of her smile. Many individuals are attracted to the Mona Lisa because of her vague smirk. With the use of sfumato and chiaroscuro techniques, the Mona Lisa possesses a realistic atmosphere. WARNING!!! A lot of tourists go to Lourve to see Mona Lisa in "person". Make sure you go there early to avoid overcrowding.
I queue up at the entrance at the basement half an hour before the opening time just to get a nice picture of Mona Lisa as shown on this page :P
This is a list of some of the art in the Louvre I would consider a "must see."
1st of all, my favorite piece would have to be The Winged Victory of Samothrace. It is located on the 1st Floor, near the Apollo Gallery. It is in the Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiques section. Nearby is the Mona Lisa, in section 7 of the paintings.
On the ground floor, there are many famous sculptures. In Greek Antiquities, section 7 is Aphrodite (Venus de Milo). The Dying Slave by Michelangelo can be found nearby in the 16th-19th c. Italian sculptures, section 4.
Lastly, on the 2nd floor is The Turkish Bath. This is located in 19th c. French paintings, section 60.
There is so much more to see at the Louvre, since this is only a very small sample of the great art.
The 11th and 12th Arrondissements
The continuing gentrification of the 11th and 12th during recent years has created... thriving areas with an energetic cafe and nightlife in the trendy Bastille and Faubourg St. Antoine neighborhoods.
The somewhat controversial Opera de la Bastille opened in 1989, the bicentennial of the French Revolution.
The Viaduc des Arts, once a railroad viaduct, now contains artisans' workshops and boutiques; the elevated Promenade Plantee overhead offers strollers and joggers a green space above the fumes of daily traffic.
Development in the 12th resulted in the Parc de Bercy.
Other neighborhoods in the 11th and 12th include Charonne (also in the 20th), Reuilly Diderot, and Nations, and beyond the Blvd. Peripherique lies the Bois de Vincennes with its Chateau and lakes.
I will be renting an apartment in this arrondissement next spring so I will offer much more information about this area (and, of course, Paris in general) later....so, stay tuned.
In front of the Notre Dame
In front of the Notre Dame we saw these amazing street artists. There was a huge crowd standing around them, seeing them do their tricks on their skates. They had made a jump out of wooden board and they jumped over a stick at a height of up to 2,5 metres! It was a really cool sight, especially because the crowd started to applaude after every jump. Fortunately the French policemen accepted it all.
So the square and the bridge in front of the Notre Dame is a përfect place to see street artists in the evening hours...
A daypack will be useful for carrying guidebooks, cameras etc, try and bring a bag that you can wear on your front or over your shoulder.....basically so that you have you eye on it at all times...esp on the metro! We visited in August and although the weather was warm it lashed rain!
So I reccommend either a light rain coat and/or an umberella! You can buy most things in such a big cosmopolitan city like Paris! A good camera - pref with zoom....those buildings have so much detail. Along with the other guidebook I already mentioned which had really good maps in it, I also used the AA guide to Paris.
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Address: 4 Rue Des Petites Ecuries, 10th Arr., Paris, Ile-de-France, 75010, France