Don't forget. le 'Monsieur"!
I would definitely take them to the Eiffel tower, and while there take them around the base to see the wonderful bust of 'Monsieur Eiffel'! I believe it would make them feel 'closer' to the maker of the most exciting viewpoint in all of Paris! We lived in the 7th arrondisment for nearly three years and came to love the area and know every nook and craney! Avenue de la Bourddonais was our main street and we knew all the shopkeepers along the boulevard. Our apartment was one block from the Champ de Mars and many happy hours were spent strolling the length of the parc. Rue St. Dominique was the street with
boulangeries, patisseries, G-20 hyper-marche, etc.., and it was a few blocks away. the American Library was one block away and was the bus stop! It is the most perfect Parisien neighborhood anyone could want to live in.
Notre Dame de Paris, the...
Notre Dame de Paris, the Eiffel tower, the quartier Latin, in the evening, go for a walk in Bastille and eat there at the SANZ SENS, then, have a drink at the Bario Latino;go to les Champs Elysées and eat there some sushies at the LO SUSHI, have a drink at the PARIS and go dancing at the VIP room and after at the QUEEN, if you prefer latino style, have a drink at the LATINA CAFE and go dancing at the MONTE CHRISTO.If you're not tired finish in the morning in the boat LE BATOFAR or in a club near Montparnasse L'ENFER.
Sleep good and then, eat something and drink a coffe near the Hotel de ville at the CAFE DU TRESOR, then go for a walk on the Seine and see the old 'bouquinistes' to buy some books and old images or newspapers.
Visite the Louvre and all the galleries, and if you're a rollerblader, join the roller tour every friday night at Bastille to have a ride to the Champs Elysées without cars wich are stoped just for you !
So much more things to do !
See for yourself, and make Paris your's ! When it's warm in summer, jumping into the fontains !
My very special recommendation for Gentlemen
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Single is the shape of a Grand Marnier bottle, since it quotes the distillers copper cauldron. The seal which can be seen on it is hand-made of real wax, it has a unique form on all bottle because of this. The red band is also placed on the glass by hand, the label of the bottle symbolizes the excellence of the beverage and his individuality.
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As a French, i'am always surprised about this Anglosaxon stereotype: the rude French.
It's a total misunderstanding. The French and the Anglosaxon cultures are totally different.
Parisians and French are not Martians. They are humans, with their qualities and defects like all other people on this planet. And i can't understand how the Anglosaxons can venture to judge other peoples with their standards. This perception of the French to be rude, unfriendly, arrogant, chauvinistic is total ***. Have you never try to travel in Poland,Russia or China?
The cultural shock can be strong,too. You have bad and good people everywhere. But the problem with many US or British visitors who have never traveled in France is that they have their brains full of grotesque and outdated clichés about the French, coming from old Hollywood films:bérets, frog legs,existentialism, pompous intellectuals and other kinds of craps. All these old WW2 images are also boring and exasperating. It means nothing for most of the current French because 80% of them were no born at this time. And, if some French can be perceived as snooty or rude, i would rather say that they can be sad or stressed, because they work hard, they are treated sometimes like *** by their boss or their government, they pay a lot of taxes and many other things. France is the most visited country in the world with 75 millions tourists each year. But it doesn't means that it's a theme park. When i visited USA a few years ago, i encountered many kinds of people, some friendly, but a lot very aggressive and totally misinformed about the world affairs outside the US.
I think that the biggest calamity is IGNORANCE.
This is a typical street-side...
This is a typical street-side or alley-side market scene. Much of the day-to-day commerce in Paris (groceries, restaurants) takes place in convient awning-covered shop-front displays located on the main streets and in pedestrian alleys. At night, the display stands are rolled into the building, and a door or fence is pulled down and locked. I thought it to be quite an effective system.