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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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Private Tour: Explore Your Favorite Neighborhood in Paris
"Your morning or afternoon in Paris is completely tailored to match your interests. Your guide will contact you before your tour to discuss the things you want to see so that your logistics and itinerary can be arranged in advance. Choose one of seven nei Opéra/Louvre Montparnasse St-Germain-des-Prés Panthéon/Latin Quarter Montmartre or the Marais/Bastille. On the day of your tour your guide will meet you at your hotel or apartment in central Paris. Then
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Private 2-Day Tour: Customize Your Perfect Stay in Paris
"You will need to contact your guide ahead of time to help set up your itinerary based on what you want to do and see during your two days in Paris. On the first day of your tour meet your guide at your preferred central Paris location then head out together to explore the City of Lights. Public transport is included but all meals activities and entrance fees are at your own expense.Paris has a multitude of offerings for nearly every type of traveler. Want to hit all the top Paris attractions such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral? Are you an art buff seeking to tackle the Louvre? Or would you rather explore off-the-beaten path neighborhoods such as the bohemian Montmartre district? It's up to you. Below is a sample itinerary to spark some ideas."
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Buttes Chaumont

I try to run at least 3 times a week. Buttes Chaumont provides the perfect environment for me to get a solid work out. There are tons of paths that weave in and out of this magnificent park. Buttes Chaumont was orginially a rock quarry, but was converted into a park with a lake in the early 1900s.

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basbed23
Feb 09, 2005

Le Parc des Buttes Chaumont

Buttes Chaumont is wonderful to visit, whether it be the winter or summer. Locals love to take afternoon strolls through the park. Parisiennes also love to stay in shape by taking a jog or practicing martial arts here.

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basbed23
Feb 09, 2005

Parc des Buttes Chaumont.

This park is situated in the north-east of Paris. It is a nice place to go for a walk and take some unusual photographs. The park is in an old quarry and the share rock faces have been bridged with fanciful walkways. There is a nice lake too. On a precipice above the lake there is a greek looking building, that from afar looks quite picturesque. Unfortunately, if you look closer it is covered in graffiti.
The number 7 metro line takes you to right outside the park (Buttes Chaumont), and across the road from the nearest park entrance to the station is a friendly local cafe. A Cafe Creme here is only FF17! This is the cheapest cup of latte I had in Paris and proves a hunch I had that prices are more expensive in the central city.

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worldkiwi
Mar 06, 2003

Le Parc des Buttes Chaumont

Le Parc des Buttes Chaumont is a green paradise in the middle of a working class area of Paris. There's a temple, a suicide bridge, many fake rocks and fences, ducks and waterfalls - a great place for a walk or some jogging. See Must See Activities or my travelogue for more!

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Dec 18, 2002
 
 
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Great view over Paris

This park has a great view over Paris. It is situated on quite a steep hill. So you might want to be catious about how you lay down on the grass. Luckily there is a fence at the bottom of the hill preventing the unwary to end up in the pond below.

Rue Botzaris, rue Manin, rue Botzaris, avenue Simon-Bolivar
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Metro: Buttes-Chaumont

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Mique
Oct 13, 2002

A Surprising Park: Parc de Buttes Chaumont

At the request of Napoleon III, Haussmann built this surprising park in 1867 in a “non-touristy” section of Paris. There is a striking butte, a lake, grottos, a waterfall, and a bridge named “Suicide Bridge.”

The park, located in the 19th arrondissement, is bordered by rue Manin, rue de Crimée, and rue de Botzaris. The closest Metro is Buttes-Chaumont / Botzaris (with an entrance in the Art Nouveau style of Guimard). It is a great place to stroll, relax, and watch French families enjoying life.

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ExGuyParis
Sep 04, 2002

Park de Buttes Chamount – no...

Park de Buttes Chamount – no tourists, quite, calm, very nice and clean. I fell asleep on the grass. I was not tired, just was walking around city and found this place. It is really wonderful. I would like to say thanks a lot to Ray (GUYON) who told me about this and many other beautiful places in Paris. His travel pages helped me a lot.

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Giulia_ua
Aug 25, 2002

Have a rest in one of our...

Have a rest in one of our gardens.

We have a lot of nice gardens in Paris. My favorite ones are :'Parc Montsouris' 'Parc des Buttes Chaumont'

( on the picture: Parc des Buttes Chaumont' )

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Aug 24, 2002
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Parc des Buttes Chaumont

Parc des Buttes Chaumont, not as famous as other parks in Paris, but equally beautiful. You can see some more at the travelogue.

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Apr 04, 2011

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Saint Roch Church - Eglise

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