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Les Bateaux

If you go to Paris you won't miss the beautiful cruises in the Seine, in the "Bateaux Mouches". I really enjoyed it and not even the rain and the thunders that begun when we were right in the middle of the river (near Notre Damme) made it worse: in fact, it was great!

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Les Bouquinistes

Along the banks of the Seine between the Pont des Arts and Pont Neuf you will find lots of bouquiniste stalls. They sell second-hand books, posters, and different objects. Nowadays they sell lots of souvenirs as well. You can walk from stall to stall checking the offerings.

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Jan 05, 2005

Pont Des Arts

The only bridge that is made of wood and is for pedestrain only ...thats where I am supposed to meet my friend Romain at 9.15am but there was an accident in the tube so I was late. I am so sorry Romain.

And when I was there...I discover that he bought some croissant and coffee nice of him...and we had breakfast on the Pont des Arts . It was a beautiful morning ....and its cool to dine on the bridge (my first )...but then the wind came and blew our paper bags away ...there goes our serviette

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Sep 22, 2004

Just for a bit of relaxing

Go to the side of the big river, Seine, and then just follow it, anyway you want. Just relax, look at the boats, the people and before you know it you will have found a new thing to see...

The river goes right through the Paris-centrum, which means it's easy to go from one famous piece of building to another. Just take a few others around the Siene, and you'll have seen a lot!

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May 06, 2004
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Try looking for them... Les Bouquinistes are an old tradition of books sellers lined on the Seine edges. You'll find vintage and new books, pictures, photos, music, postcards... and a wee bit of the Paris ambiance!

I liked it a lot.

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Apr 11, 2004

River shopping

At the path-walk along the Seine (mostly on the left bank) you'll get the chance to do a little 'river shopping'.
There is lots and lots of these small street-shops selling old books, posters, postcards and stuff like that.

You'll find thngs at all price levels and it's very interesting to just look even though you don't wanna buy anything.

Almost 250 of these 'salesmen' get an 'official license' from the town every year.

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Jan 14, 2004

Pont des Arts
This is a full...

Pont des Arts
This is a full sized bridge just for pedestrians that crosses the Seine between the Louvre and the Instiut de France. It makes for a very casual place to stop for a picnic.
Metro: Pont Neuf

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Aug 26, 2002

Pont Neuf: Well, it was...

Pont Neuf: Well, it was rather surprising for me to find out that the oldest bridge in the city is called 'New Bridge' (that's how Pont Neuf translates from French). Many famous names are associated with it: Henry III laid the first stone, Henry IV inaugurated it, renowneed writers depicted it in their art works.

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Aug 25, 2002
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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 - Over 40 years of love and hate."
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Stroll Across the Bridges

The bridges of Paris are all works of art. Plan to stroll across them. You have to see them up close to really appreciate them.

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Jan 07, 2008

Sundays on the Pont St. Louis

Pont St. Louis connects Ile St. Louis with the mainland, Ile de La Cite.

On Sundays the bridge becomes a stage for street musicians. They're very good and draw a large crowd.

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Jul 05, 2004

Monstrous faces at Pont Neuf

I absolutely adore these ugly faces on the Pont Neuf. It's just a little disappointing to learn that they're replicas, but some of the original ones are at the Carnavalet Museum in the Marais.

Sep 15, 2003

Walk along the river seine......

Walk along the river seine... from the louvre to pont neuf along the quai in the evening its very charming. take a peek down the seine to see people sitting down or in other activities

Sep 08, 2002

Things To Do in Paris

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Saint Roch Church - Eglise

If you are in Paris on a Tuesday (except in mid-summer) you can attend a noontime chamber music concert in the beautiful setting of the Saint-Roch Church, one of the oldest and largest churches in...
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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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River Seine Cruises

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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Comedie Francaise

Founded in 1690 by Louis XIV, the Comédie Française is still going strong as the world's oldest theater troupe. Their repertoire consists mainly of classic French plays from the 17th and 18th...
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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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Tuileries - Jardin des Tuileries

I realize that I have only really been to Paris once for any length of time, and that was in 1950 when I was 12. My only subsequent visit(s) were the equivalent of a day trip in 1964. I would come in...
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