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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."
From EUR170.00

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La Samaritaine, great views from store -CLOSED?

I went to this mall way back in 2003 I think and I remember it for having a "panorama" in its main building ---- a free observation point which includes having a glimpse of the Eiffel. Just take the...
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Feb 26, 2009


New : FERME POUR TRAVAUX Activity : Fermé depuis juin 2005, la Samaritaine a entamé une longue période de rénovation. A la réouverture de ses portes, prévue en 2011, le grand magasin devrait...
May 11, 2007


Several guide books I read suggest this old store for its great deck view of Paris. Yes, you can see & photograph incredible views ( see my intro page for view from their restaurant deck). Just...
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Nov 25, 2006


The main store is a wonderful Art Nouveau building. Going though some face lifts but still in the shadow of Galeries Lafayette. If anything have lunch or a snack on the rooftop cafe and take in the...
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Aug 31, 2006


La Samaritaine takes it name from an old water pump near the Pont Neuf which operated from 1609 to 1813. The pump was decorated with a gilded plaque of the good samaritan.The store was built in 1869...
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Jul 06, 2006

La Samaritaine

La Samaritaine is a huge department store in the heart of Paris. Well, I should correct myself now (2006): it was a huge department store, since it was closed in summer 2005 due to security reasons....
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Mar 12, 2006


Shopping in Paris is a nightmare, IMHO, so I didn't do much of it. I did visit some bookstores and smaller shops for gifts. Samaritaine has THE most beautiful window displays and I had to take a shot...
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Jul 30, 2005


Naturally, in Paris, you can bring your dog into the attractive & large pet supply department at Samaritaine. I asked this woman if I could photograph her cute dog. She was happy to let me. They...
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Jul 18, 2005

Samaritaine is FERME' / CLOSED

Bummer....Closed indefinitely for safety upgrades and renovovations.Just leaving it here for my own nostalgia:Guess all we have now is our old photos and the film "Bourne Identity".... ......
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Jun 28, 2005


For security reasons and works that will last around 4-5 years, the famous shop Samaritaine has sht its doors for a week now.... Most of the employees are on the dole... How to transform one of the...
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Jun 24, 2005


I really like La Samaritaine department store. It's not high-fashion, trendy as Galeries Lafayette, Au Printemps, and Au Bon Marche, but it's got a good selection of everything. It's just a typical...
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May 26, 2005


I loved this shop!! i am from new york so when going to paris i had to shop! im 21 studying fashion in london and i just simply adored this store to the fullest. I got a really cool vintage belt which...
Nov 18, 2004
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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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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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Getting to Paris


Pont Neuf, Right Bank.


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