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Skip-the-Line Louvre Ticket and Montmartre Art Walking Tour Double Feature
"Your guide (a local of Paris) meets you right outside Moulin Rouge - the cabaret that inspired Toulouse-Lautrec and that remains the standard bearer for can can fun.You then set off on your 1.5-hour walking tour around Paris' bohemian district. A weaving past must-see highlights like Le Clos Montmartre vineyard you will hear tales of the great artists who have called the area home. Focusing on Paris’ Impressionist painters your guide will talk you through the lives and works of Renoir Monet Van Gogh - and later Toulouse-Lautrec and Picasso.Besides the Moulin Rouge this tour will take you to the art studio where Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon launched Cubism
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Private Tour: Customize Your Perfect Day in Paris
"Your day in Paris is completely tailored to match your sightseeing desires. Before your tour your private guide will contact you to discuss the things you want to see so that your logistics and itinerary can be arranged in advance saving you time.On the day of your tour meet your guide at your preferred central location and then set off by whatever means of transport is needed. Taxi rides and public transport are included but all meals activities and entrance fees are payable at your own expense.So what to see? That's up to you! Perhaps visit must-see sights like the ever-inspiring Eiffel Tower -- Paris’s undisputed architectural icon -- or the Basilica of Sacré-Coeur for sweep focus on the more offbeat Paris attractions like the Père Lachaise Cemetery – the city’s hauntingly beautiful graveyard – or let your guide introduce you to private parks that tourist maps miss. Below is a sample itinerary."
From EUR89.00
 
St-Ouen Flea Market: Bargain-Hunting Tour in Paris
"Meet your guide near Porte de Clignancourt in Paris and set off on your 2-hour walking tour around the city’s famous flea market – St-Ouen. Standing out from other Parisian brocantes (smaller markets) St-Ouen is the largest in town and one of the largest in the world with more than 2000 stalls and shops spread across 16 submarkets on site.While walking around the labyrinth of aisles check out some of the best one-of-a-kind shops that only a local can show you! Discover a boutique selling haute couture from the 1920s and visit a shop that peddles antique furniture from Versailles. As you stroll through the market
From EUR30.00

Paris Plage Tips (8)

Life's A Beach

Since 2002 the banks of the Seine in Paris have been transformed each summer into a beach-- Paris Plage. This offers Parisians and tourists a rather surprising plot twist when strolling along the...
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ExGuyParis
Nov 01, 2012

Paris in August...

For many years it was the case that Paris virtually shut down during August. I guess in the days before air-conditioning it made alot of sense. Nowadays, it is still the case that many smaller,...
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sourbugger
Oct 14, 2005

Paris-plage

Paris-plage is an initiative of the Paris municipality to bring the beach to the Parisians who cannot or are too lazy to go to the sea, to go there or simply want to get tanned. This enterprise...
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Mikebond
Dec 01, 2005

Sunbathing Seine River Bank

Whilst on our river cruise we observed many locals enjoying the sun and beauty of the river whilst they sunbathed on the river embankment. I wonder whether they were interested in watching the...
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Mikebb
Sep 04, 2007

Take your bathing suits to paris

Near the Notre Dame during the months July and August one of the streets along the Seine is transformmed into a beach. If the sun is shinning you can tan your skin but unfortunatly not swim in the...
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Joeplaboem
Aug 30, 2004

Life’s a Beach in Paris

“To err is human. To loaf is Parisian.”— Victor Hugo (1802-1885)SUMMER LOAFING Our visit coincided with the sixth annual installment of Paris Plage, when a two-mile stretch of Rive Droite is turned...
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von.otter
Nov 03, 2009

A new local custom - Les Berges or The Banks

Well, at least the mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë, is hoping it will become a local custom. The banks of the Seine are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so they have removed the highway along the river...
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Beausoleil
Dec 31, 2014

Beach oasis on the Seine

Paris Plage: Since 2002, the City of Paris has turned the banks of the Seine into a summertime "beach oasis." Mid-July through August, over 2,000 tons of white sand is brought onto the banks from Ile...
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evabijou
Dec 08, 2006
 
 
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"My Paris: not only operas and bicycles . . ."
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"Perambulations in Paris!"
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"London is a riddle. Paris is an explanation."
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"PARIS POUR LA CULTURE!"
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"Paris - Over 40 years of love and hate."
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Église Saint-Roch

Although not so evident from the outside, Église Saint-Roch is one of the largest churches in Paris. It was designed by the royal architect Jacques Le Mercier and completed in 1653 in a Renaissance...
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Jardin du Palais Royal

Most appartments and shops were built in the 18 th century. Philip Egalite, Ducque of Orleans, the kings cousin built it. The gardens have always been open to the public and became very important for...
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Le Palais Royal

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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Cruises Allong La Seine

Who wants to look further than Paris on foot, in a different way can go boating. From the water, the view of the beautiful historic buildings and bridges spectacular a very different from the side....
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La Comédie Française

Although established in 1680 by King Louis XIV, la Comédie-Française did not settle in the current theatre until 1799. Its creation was intended to unify French actors and counterbalance the then...
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Galerie Vivienne

This is one of several old galleries dating back to the early 19th Century. It was THE place to shop in its day and has had something of a resurgence in recent decades and is a great glimpse into...
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