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  • 26. Musee Rodin - Rodin Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The park at the back of the Biron hotel is one of my preferred green places in Paris. I am not alone to feel so when I see Parisians installed for their midday pose on the comfortable seats located at...

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  • 27. Trocadero

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Inside the Metro station panels show the visitor where to get out of the underground station to discover from the esplanade du Trocadero, between the two wings of the Palais de Chaillot the best view...

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  • 28. Grande Roue - Ferris Wheel

    There was already a Grande Roue de Paris at the universal exhibition of Paris in 1900, not at the Jardin des Tuileries but near the Champ de Mars. That Ferris wheel had a diameter of 100 m and was...

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  • 29. Walking

    The mole in the gardens of the mansion is by artist Ghyslain Bertholon in 2011, and is an avant-project called "Taupology" and is part of similar types of work in Saint Etienne and at the Chateau de...

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  • 30. Pere Lachaise Cemetery - Cimetière du Père Lachaise

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Visiting the cemetery of the Père Lachaise becomes inevitably an act of cultural membership. A French-speaking person will preferably visit the French authors who marked his readings; voluntary...

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  • 31. Napoleon's Tomb - Les Invalides

    As I am not an admirer of Napoleon, or of the other potentates who put Europe in fire and in blood, I visited several times the Invalides leaving aside Napoleon's tomb. Nevertheless Bonaparte is not...

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  • 32. Ile Saint-Louis

    Revisiting some places after a few decennia can be very disappointing. So with the Île Saint Louis. In the early 1960s I discovered what at that time was a village on an island well away from the...

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  • 33. Palais du Luxembourg

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The palace of Luxembourg is a very beautiful architectural unit and owes its name to the mansion belonging to François of Luxembourg which occupied the site in the 16th century. The estate was bought...

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  • 34. La Madeleine

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    One of the most familiar landmarks in all of Paris, La Madeleine, has had a stormy history. La Madeleine was started in 1764 and later razed for the first time to begin a building modelled after the...

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  • 35. Bateaux Mouches

    4 out of 5 stars

    I really don't think it matters at all which method of river transport you choose to see Paris by night just so long as you do it. I was a passenger on a four day river cruise from Paris to the Cote...

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  • 36. Palais Royal

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    If you understand French, you should have no trouble finding a guided walking tour of one of the districts of Paris on any day of the year. These are listed, for example, in a section called VISITES...

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  • 37. Place des Vosges

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Place du Vosges is one of the most beautiful squares in all of Paris. Located in the Marais (4 arr) the square is surrounded by buildings in a court like setting. There are two stunning fountains...

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  • 38. Statue of Liberty

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    This statue is a miniature replica of her famous big sister in New York Harbour, it was a gift from the American Community in 1885 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the French Revolution. The...

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  • 39. Pont Neuf

    4 out of 5 stars

    The last time I saw Paris, I was in a particular frame of mind. After travelling two months in Europe, I had a friend's apartment near the Eiffel Tower to myself for the last two weeks of my trip. I...

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  • 40. Pont Alexandre III

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    It is one of the most stunning bridges of Paris. When approaching from the Right Bank i.e. by the Grand Palais, there is a sight all in gildings: the four columns with sculptures of the bridge and in...

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  • 41. Saint Sulpice Church - Eglise

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Some like St Sulpice church, others not. In France when one speaks about "art Sulpicien" it has often a pejorative meaning. That's also what I felt after a second visit. The interior of the church is...

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  • 42. Diana Memorial - Liberty Flame

    La Flamme de la Liberté (The Liberty Flame) is a replica of the new flame at the upper end of the torch carried in the hand of the Statue of Liberty, New York. The Flame was offered to the city of...

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  • 43. Orangerie

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This is a nice building if any sitting in the corner fo the Jardin des tuileries rivoli side facing the pl de la concorde. The museum or musée de l’Orangerie houses since 1984 the collection of Jean...

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  • 44. Musee d'Histoire Naturelle - Natural History Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    For many years this was just called the Zoology Building, but in 1994 they did a complete re-launch and changed the name to La Grande Galerie de l’Évolution, which is appropriate because it really is...

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  • 45. Sorbonne - La Sorbonne

    4 out of 5 stars

    The name “Sorbonne” originally referred to a college created in 1253 by Robert de Sorbon, the chaplain and confessor of King Louis IX of France, who is now better known as Saint Louis because he...

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  • 46. Place de la Bastille

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    In September 2011 I paid all of five Euros and got the next-to-last standing room ticket for the premiere of the opera Salomé by Richard Strauss (1864-1949). This was the first performance of the...

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  • 47. River Seine - La Seine

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    %The river Seine is not as wide as the Tames, Rhine or the Danube but is so more beautiful when crossing Paris. Not because of the river itself but because of the scenery on the banks of the Seine. A...

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  • 48. Grand Palais

    4 out of 5 stars

    "Les Champs Elisées" is a very long avenue, meaning a very long walk. That's why, those two palaces standing between the avenue and the river are a very strong invitation to stop. Considering that...

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  • 49. Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel is located in the Place du Carrousel. It is built on the site of the former Tuileries Palace. Construction of this arch began in 1806 and was completed in 1808. It was...

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  • 50. Musee Picasso - Picasso Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    It is OPEN again. Hooray. Don't miss it. They have recently moved the June 2014 reopening to September 2014. So sad. Update beginning 2014: They have finally announced (in French) the museum will...

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Comments (4)

  • Mar 20, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    I will be traveling to Paris for the first time this upcoming Summer. This list has 132 items, I doubt I can do all of those. Which would you recommend I def do and what can wait until next time (hopefully there is one). I will be there approx four days. Thx for the guidance!

    • goodfish's Profile Photo
      Mar 20, 2013 at 6:13 PM

      A lot of what you choose to do depends on your own interests: we wouldn't recommend art museums or churches if you aren't into art or architecture, if that makes sense? What do you usually like to spend your time on while on holiday?

  • Beausoleil's Profile Photo
    Mar 19, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    It would be nice to label the photos on the opening slide show. We know what all those places are but someone planning their first trip would probably not. It would also be nice to spell museum correctly in your opening article. I think people should be aware of pickpockets but there are not pickpockets "everywhere" in Paris. The idea is good and I'm sure your finished product will be very useful. Excellent start.

    • goodfish's Profile Photo
      Mar 21, 2013 at 3:12 AM

      I'm having the same problem with the gear symbol, Sally. And I forgot about the problem with not having a mouse. :O(

    • pfsmalo's Profile Photo
      Mar 23, 2013 at 2:13 PM

      Although I agree about the river cruise being expensive, you can still take the Batobus " Hop-On, Hop-Off" version cheap enough and the ticket lasts all day. Montmartre "seedy" ??? And why always the rant on pickpockets in Paris ?? They are everywhere round the world, not just in Paris.

  • giampiero6's Profile Photo
    Mar 19, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    This page looks great!

  • kevinism's Profile Photo
    Dec 10, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    I want to go to Paris!

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