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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
 
St-Ouen Flea Market: Bargain-Hunting Tour in Paris
"Meet your guide near Porte de Clignancourt in Paris and set off on your 2-hour walking tour around the city’s famous flea market – St-Ouen. Standing out from other Parisian brocantes (smaller markets) St-Ouen is the largest in town and one of the largest in the world with more than 2000 stalls and shops spread across 16 submarkets on site.While walking around the labyrinth of aisles check out some of the best one-of-a-kind shops that only a local can show you! Discover a boutique selling haute couture from the 1920s and visit a shop that peddles antique furniture from Versailles. As you stroll through the market
From EUR30.00

SAFETY and SECURITY

PROTECTING YOUR VALUABLES:To prevent theft, don't keep all your valuables (money, important documents) in one place. Label every piece of luggage both inside and out. Don't put a wallet with money in...
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Lady_Mystique
Aug 31, 2006

Street gangs

Le Sacre Coeur, the highest point in Paris - a beautiful place and a fabulous view.Most people (the sensible ones) get a taxi up and walk back down.It's the walking back down bit that I want you to be...
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travelswithsteve
Aug 23, 2006

Muggers

During my weekend to Paris on New Years eve, I was with a friend and we where follwed for a few streets by a group of men, until one finally pushed me over right outside my hotel and stole my wallet....
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ciao_bambino
Jun 12, 2006

the Natives!

In general very unfriendly - happy to take your money but not keen to strike up conversations(well attempted broken French/English conversations). Nearly mugged in broad daylight on a busy street....
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kop-queen
Mar 05, 2006

Traveling after dark

This tip was given to me by my hotel desk personal, and was also mentioned by several others. I choose to take the warning. If you are staying in the outer area (such as a hotel near the airport), and...
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Robin922
Jun 15, 2005

Look Before You Cross the Street!

Paris is not as horrible for pedestrians as it is in Italy (my observation however). Or does it take a puzzling moment or two to figure out which way to look before you cross a street as it is in the...
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CALSF
May 29, 2005

Hotel Winding Stairways

Paris is an old city. And many of the small, cozy hotels were converted from former residences. However, the buildings themselves are usually left in their original state. One thing you will notice is...
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CALSF
May 25, 2005

Nap in the park

If you are a little tired and want to lay back near a statue in a park dont, in a matter of seconds police will tell you to move.I dont know if theres no napping in parks, or if its napping near a...
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MissAboo
May 12, 2005

It's Easy To Trip Over One Of These!

As there are so many great structures and buildings to look at in Paris, you find yourself looking up a lot. Then right when you're not expecting it one of these tiny little cars gets caught under...
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ChrisRJ
Apr 04, 2005

Watch out for football hooligans

Being around the main football grounds before and after big matches might be risky. The majority of fans are ok but huge crowds always attracts elements looking for trouble. Matches which are under...
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tomerik
Mar 24, 2005

Warning to all Mona Lisa Groupies

Mona Lisa Groupies, be forewarned that your idol is encased at the Lourve in a bulletproof box with triplex glass, built-in air conditioner, 9 pounds of silica-gel and God-knows what else to foil a...
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bpacker
Mar 18, 2005

Be careful

If someone grabs you dont wait for some knight in shining armour to save you 'cause he ain't comin!Scream, punch, scratch, kick 'em where you know it hurts, burn them with your lighter, slash them...
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Sharna.
Mar 04, 2005
 
 
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Nemorino

"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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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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