Favorite thing: The main tourist information office sits on the Champs D'Elycees in the shadow of the Arch D'Triumphe. Visitors who plan to visit Versaille, the museums and monuments can purchase a museum card there because they're not available at the museums. The museum card is one of those 'pay-one-price-and-ride-all-the-ride' cards that is valid for one, two, three or five consecutive days. Plan the days carefully as many museums are often free one day per month (Often the first Sunday) and sometimes there can be a strike at the Louvre (This happened during one trip). Not only can the card be financially practical for museum hoppers, but holders can also enter Versaille, the Louvre, etc. through a special entrance which is a blessing when several hundred people are waiting to enter Versaille during peak hours. In addition, the card includes a booklet that describes each of about 30 museums and monuments that honor the card. Many of the smaller museums are very deserving and make for some great off-the-beaten-path visits.
Favorite thing: Champs-Élysées et Arche du Triomphe - the avenue is a 2 kilometre long stretch of mainly expensive shops and restaurants: at its end you'll find the Arche du Triomphe (see picture, which you can climb to reach the top). From there you see the star-shaped original lay-out of the city.
The beautiful Champs Elysees Avenue (with the Arc de Triomphe far ahead).... taken from the middle of it! :-) Hey, you gotta admit I risked my life for you to have this great pic! LOL
Fondest memory: I loved to walk from Place de la Concorde all the way to the Arc de Triomphe along the Champs Elysees... it's quiet, the sidewalk is really wide so there's plenty of space to walk peacefully, the views are really nice, and you start finding shops as you approach the Arc and the busier area of the avenue. It's a long walk, mind you, but I really enjoyed it and then I got to make some great pics and do some shopping when I finally arrived to where the action is ;)
Stroll down the Chapms Elysees, one of world's most celebrated avenues. If one thing embodies the grandeur of Paris it's the Champs with Arc de Triomphe at one end, and the royal Louvre at the other. People come here day and night, to get the feeling of the city and join in the colorful conglomeration of people that come here, natives and tourists alike.
Fondest memory: Sitting in a cafe on Champs Elysees with Irena the night before our departure to the Netherlands and drinking a cold Heineken. We afforded that luxury just for the heck of it but it did cost us alot, so I don't recommend it as everyday activity, if you're backpacking like we were. You must remember that everything along Champs Elysees is very expensive.
For me to enter my single most important activity or site is impossible! I loved everything about Paris, the atmosphere, the sights including Sacre Coeur, Eiffel Tower, the River Seine, Pompidou, Notre Dame, Louvre, Obelisque, the Grande Arche, the beautiful Arc De Triomph, the food and drink and of course the people.
Fondest memory: My fondest memory of Paris, was walking down the Champs Elysees finding a shop, buying lunch - fresh bagettes with ham & cheese, chocolate eclairs and a bottle of red wine, sitting on a bench with my friends and enjoying the wonderful lunch as we watched Paris go on by....Heaven
Fondest memory: My fondest memory from my first trip is of the night that we arrived at our hostel (HI hostel Cites de Sciences) and met up with a Canadian girl and two American guys and we all went to listen to one of the guys play bongos in the park (the Cites de Sciences as we later found out) with a bunch of locals. Oh and running out of a department store to get away from some creepy guy from Martinique who wanted to be our 'Paris boyfriends' :)
Fondest memory: Oh! Champs Elysees, I felt I was dreaming. I still remember my high school French teacher reading the book and taking us lessons about "Places in Paris" --I always thought "Will I ever see it"? Well, I did. What can I say about Champs Elysees...There's Fashion, Beauty, Different Cultures, Trendy Shops, Cafes, Restaurants, Parks, Memorials, Monuments, Fonts, The Arc du Triomphe, that's all you can see while walking along that wooded long street...And that means a lot, doesn't it?
Favorite thing: Go to the Champs-Ellysees, mainly to take a picture of the Arch of Triumph. Then go down the avenue to shop or have coffee at the cafes. This is a very 'American' place (it kind of reminds me of 5th Ave in New York with its stores, cars speeding by, etc.), so you won't see anything very unique to the French here but it's still a nice place to relax, shop, and drink.
CHAMPS-ELYSÉES BY NIGHT
This famed avenue is no longer the widest in the world as it used to be but is nevertheless spectacular. During the day you can marvel at the buildings lining the avenue or join in the shopping spree in the shops and department stores at the most prestigious location in the city. As the night falls here's the view you can get with ARC DE TRIOMPHE in the background.
Favorite thing: Walk along the Champ Elysees and walk towards the Arc de Triumph. You'll notice that all the traffics from all directions are converging to this monument. This monument was built by Napoleon as a triumphal arch dedicated to the glory of the Imperial army.The names of many soldiers are inscribed on the walls. You can climb to the top for views. Be careful when you are crossing from the monument to the other side of the road ( Champ_Elysees), traffic is terrible. At night, the scenery is fantastic when the monument is lighted especially looking from afar.
I love this fine city! Make sure you stop at the street side Panini / Crepe stand! The Panini are deeeelious *they should make these beautiful yummy grilled sandwiches more available in the states. The Crepes are absolutely wonderful! Strawberries, bananas with Nutella chocolate is the ONE!
Fondest memory: Time seems to stand still...you're drinking in the moment. People watching, kids laughing, lovers holding hands.....
My favorite thing about Paris was the beauty and history. We took a bus tour around the city and were reminded about the wars that raged in this beautiful country and how it has survived. We were told that the general in Paris was told to destroy the Louvre; fortunately, he did not. The Louvre is an unbelievable piece of architecture and history. The eiffel tower is more beautiful than I ever imagined. It had just rained, and the tower was in stark contrast to the dark clouds. Incredible!!
Fondest memory: The Louvre. The people. The history. The architecture. The colors. Everything about Paris was incredibly beautiful, even the old "delapitated" buildings. I only spent three days there, and would definitely go back and spend more time.
Paris is a lovely city to be in. The atmosphere, the people it's enjoyable. Besides there are dozens of monuments and structures which will definitely steal a glance from you. Don't miss : Eiffel tower, Arc de triomphe, Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur, Louvre Museum, La defense, Musee d'orsay.
Fondest memory: Going to the top of the Eiffel tower was certainly the best experience. A splendid view of Paris awaits you atop the Eiffel tower. I also enjoyed strolling along Champs Elysees towards the Arc de Triomphe, did an awful lot of shopping there.
Go to the tourist information on Champs Elise thei have a lot of books to give you .
A lot of discount you can reach here.
Be patience and wait for your turn ,and you can see what people asking for ;they don't speak english well and don't ofer to you you have to ask for :(.
I waited aside and listen what people asking for ;and reach a BEAUTIFUUL book about gardens in Paris "Le G'ardens do Paris".A must.
Favorite thing: On Champs Élysées lies Arc de Triomphe. Champs Élysées streatches between Place de la Concorde and Place Charles de Gaulle.