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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."
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Montmartre Impressionist Art Walking Tour Including Skip-the-Line Musee d’Orsay Ticket
"Meet your knowledgeable local guide in Montmartre and set off on your 1.5-hour walking tour around the neighborhood. As you stroll through Montmartre’s romantic streets weaving past must-see highlights like Le Clos Montmartre vineyard hear tales of the legendary 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 Cézanne – all incredible artists of their time.See the venues that influenced their art like the building where Van Gogh lived when he moved here from Holland. Van Gogh lovers believe it was here that he really found his personality as an artist
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Paris Plage (1)

From Mid-July to Mid-August, each Year, the Quays are open to the tourists and to the Parisians.

The town supplys freely deck chairs, umbrellars, balls for the "petanque" (a French sport), skating way, bicycles, concerts, books, etc...
Diving in the Seine is forbiden and ... dangerous.

The right bank of the Seine is devoted to the amusement between Concorde (West) to Mazas (East).

2005 : from 21 July to 20 August. Focused on Brasil (Samba)

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Jun 19, 2005

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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Apr 04, 2005

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
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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


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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"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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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

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

Things to Do Near 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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La Comédie Française

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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