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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."
From EUR89.00
 
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
From EUR45.00

Dining and Drinking Tips (47)

Don't drink too fast :-)

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Parisian bars/pubs are addictive: full of nice people from all over the world, delicious beer, wine, spirits, drinks + music, music, music etc.
So better not to drink too fast not to loose great party.
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Unique Suggestions Get a taxi to your hotel. Drink as much mineral water (no gas) as you can before sleeping. Sleep looooong not to have hangover next/the same day :-).

Fun Alternatives If you have hangover drink fast 1 beer :-).
Try soft drinks.

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matcrazy1
Jan 16, 2003

A wise tourist in a bistrot

1- Be careful when you order in a restaurant or in a coffee shop.

Often, the waiter gives you the more expensive thing corresponding to your request.

For example, you ask for a coffee and you receive a large one. Think what may happen if you request 'a wine' in a restaurant.

Choose precisely on the menu or on the list. They are compulsorily on the shopwindow.

2- Do not leave the change on the table, the waiter can think it is an extra tip and takes up.

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GUYON
Dec 25, 2002

Equal opportunity disdain!

try not to be sucked in by the hype of those trendy, famous, see-and-be-seen-in restaurants. unless of course, the food has a good rep as well. this was the *legendary* Les Deux Magots in the 6th arr. we sat down, saw by the menu thrown at us by the *helpful* waiter that there wasn't much of note, and we just took off. of course, we politely explained to the waiter our decision, and both of us, a North American and a South American, got the same sneery glare in response. it remains a special Parisian memory in our hearts...HA!!

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morgane1692
Sep 12, 2002

Bear in mind that prices on...

Bear in mind that prices on Montmartre are twice as higher as at its foot. Of course it is tempting to have a lunch in the famous Montmartre cafe 'A La Mere Catherine', but... it IS expensive!

maxovna
Sep 12, 2002
 
 
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Always get a drinks Menu

At one cafe I bought a sandwich with some mineral water. The sandwich was priced reasonably on the menu and I assumed that the drinks would be the same. However, the water was really expensive (€6!) but I wasn't the worst off. A group of Americans beside me had ordered a few rounds of drinks and had a massive bill to pay. If you don't get the menu, don't give them your custom!

paulmacn
Sep 09, 2002

If you are travelling on a...

If you are travelling on a budget, then don't eat at restaurants where the famous sights are, or on busy well-known streets, like Rue de Rivoli or Champs Elysees, because the prices are sky high, so try find a side street where they will serve food just as good!
Photo: Place de la Concorde

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Zlur
Aug 25, 2002

Rip-Off Restaurants Paris is...

Rip-Off Restaurants Paris is famous for it's fine cuisine but even more for it's high prices. By law French restaurants must provide a Menu. It does not mean a list of dishes, but a set three or four-course meal for a set price. However, this law I think is only applicable to lunches although many restuarants provide a Menu all day. If you want to see the 'Carte' (That's Menu to you and me) then ask for a la carte.

Check the prices of places before you go inside, they have boards outside with menus and a la carte. If booking over the phone, make sure you confirm the price of the menu or a requested dish or you may be in for a surprise when you get there (See 'La Plage du Cote Sud!)

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joecooper
Aug 25, 2002

Check the prices of bottled...

Check the prices of bottled water, apéritifs, coffee, cognacs and liqueurs before ordering.
In cafés, soft drink and bottled water often cost as much as wine or whiskey. If all you want is to quickly quench your thirst, buy soft drinks at a grocery store or supermarket.

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Kamen_mali
Aug 24, 2002
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"My Paris: not only operas and bicycles . . ."
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BeatChick

"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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Remember to check for 'Service...

Remember to check for 'Service compris' on the menu. Most Americans leave a tip on the table... but they have already paid one with the bill.

If you speak French fluently, please do, some mistakes are overlooked; if not, the Parisians are not very accomodating with your feeble attempts, they would rather you just speak English.

sunlyon
Aug 24, 2002

beware of the 3 tier system in...

beware of the 3 tier system in cafes! When you either purchase from the bar this is the cheapest area to purchase from.. if you sit inside and receive table service you will be charged a higher price and then if you sit outside and receive service you will be charge an even higher price...but the people watching is sometimes worth it??

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stoner
Aug 24, 2002

latin district

restaurants and night clubs in this historical district are often trap for tourists !

Fun Alternatives kebab locals are a good choice here!

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norvegiasara
Feb 12, 2007

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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