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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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Métro Tips (15)

Some Metro Stations to see

Not all of the Metro stations you saw looked the same. Trocadero, for example had these hideous orange tiles. Some stations have theme decorations, which can be worth stopping to take a photo if you have time. (sorry mine aren't well focused.)

Louvre Rivoli (line 1)- has examples of some of the treasures at the Louvre.

Taking pictures in metro stations might be difficult, the Paris Metro is very crowded and you may not get a clean shot. Just be aware

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GentleSpirit
Mar 16, 2013

Porte Dauphine metro entrance, 16th.

This is the only original edicule Guimard that is left at its original place and has the large enveloping glass roof with glass sides. The other two at Abbesses and Chatelet (place Sainte Opportune) do not have the glass sides.
This one was erected in 1900 when the station first opened. The name of the station comes from the "Dauphine" Marie-Antoinette wife of Louis XVI, who both finished on the scaffold on what was to become place de la Concorde.

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pfsmalo
May 17, 2012

PARIS HIGH POINT

MOST PEOPLE SEEM TO THINK THE HIGHEST POINT IN PARIS IS AT SACRE COEUR..
WHILE IM NOT GOING TO ARGUE THAT THIS IS A FANTASTIC PLACE TO LOOK OVER PARIS..BUT LET ME LET YOU INTO A LITTLE KNOWN SECRET THAT THE HIGHEST POINT IN PARIS IS AT TELEGRAPH METRO STATION..
WHEN YOU GET TO THE STATION MAKE YOUR WAY OUTSIDE TO A SPOT BY THE CEMETERY FOR GREAT VIEWS OVER THE WONDERFUL CITY OF PARIS..

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wanderingbilly
Nov 01, 2008

PARIS UNDERGROUND and SECRET

METRO:
the works started in 1898 (Fulgence Bienvenue), LINE 1 was opened on July 19th, 1900, after 17 months of work. Now there are more than 290 stations and 200 KM of metro line.

LE GRAND LOUVRE
The project was decided in 1984 and the Architect Ieoh Ming PEI was the project manager for the Underground Project.: Cours Napoleon and cour du Carousel.
Le forum du Carousel (the underground city). The pyramid was finished in 1989: 793 glass losanges and triangles.

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nygaston
Oct 24, 2006
 
 
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Stop off even when you don't have to

Some of the platforms on the Metro are amazing, we kept passing one in paticular and just had to stop and have a look at it. This was the stop Arts et Metiers, it is covered in sheet copper with port-holes along the platform with all art works inside.
We did this a couple of times just to wait for the next train.

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northeast80
Oct 06, 2006

Paris metro stations...poetic places!!!

If you are already in Paris and you lack money to visit expensive places..I suggest an interesting place that you can spend nice moments and even take "unforgettable" phtographs: Paris metro stations. In fact, in Paris, metro stations are more than simple palces to take a subway train. With the variety of people they contain (musicians, clowns, artists etc), the many posters, beatifuls lights , etc...you can enter into a very special world where each time there are new events and different people. Thus you can spend hours in those beautiful places without need to spend!!!!

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walidoff
Dec 07, 2005

You may be in a hurry,but...

When visiting the Louvre, take just a little time to cast a glance around the metro station. Not only is the inside built to resemble areas of the museum with various artefacts on display, but some of the entrances above ground are also a quite mad display of modern art - as they are adorned with hundred of baubles.

In addition you can also enter the main museum directly from the Metro stop, without having to go above ground.

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sourbugger
Sep 30, 2005

Interesting Metro-stations

The Paris Metro cannot only be very helpful to get around the city. It also can be a very interesting source of information. On line 1(the yellow line) there are three stations the are interesting:

- Station Bastille shows you a cartoon-alike image of the French history that took place on the square above the station: The French Revolution.

- Station Tuileries shows lots of articles from the whole of the 20th century and gives you a nice image of the history of the past century.

- Station Louvre-Rivoli is all designed to show the wealth of the museum above. Lots of nice statues are exposed in, to my opinion, the most beautiful station you´ll find in Paris.

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Aug 24, 2005
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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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Entertainment on the go

Despite my grumbling about the stuffy subway in summer, I have to admit it is entertaining to take a ride on the metro. Why? Well, each time I hopped unto a train, my attention deficit disordered personality was kept at bay with buskers. I saw puppeteers, trumpeteers, pianists, mime artists who brought a smile to my face.
And what's more, the buskers have real talent.
It was only later that I found out that the busking scene in Paris is tightly controlled by the the Paris Metro authority's busker programme (known as the Accord on Metro Space, or EMA) . Every year, artists go through an audition every year to win one of the 360 licenses to busk on the Paris underground, or the chance to perform for the 2.5 million commuters who use the Metro every day. Who knows, some of them might be talented spotted for a big break..

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bpacker
Mar 14, 2005

Inspiration on the Metro

I was switching from the Metro line to the RER line at the notoriously busy Châtelet station when the noise, a loud wind-like buzz gripped me.

I took this picture. The stress of noise pollution was beautiful in an eery, cryptic sort of a way.

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mydreamquest
Nov 30, 2004

Art Nouveau

These art nouveau signs were once the standard metro station signs but were fading away. Recent efforts to preserve and restore them mean that they are more in evidence. Not spectacular but bring to mind the soul of Paris as a world art center and just add to the ambience. Look for them as you travel the city.

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rexvaughan
Nov 08, 2004

Metro a la Marilyn???

Monroe that is...

Well, I didn't have a white dress on BUT my hair started flying all over the place! LOL

I didn't realize this was a metro grate when I stepped up on it and a second later, a metro train was rushing by under my feet and my hair was flying in air, it was great!

Naturally, I told hubby to get the camera ready for the next train and here's the shot.

If you like fun, goofy pics, you MUST do this.

This grate was located in Montmartre in front of the Moulin Rouge.

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TravelChick67
Aug 07, 2004

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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