Friday, July 31, 2009

Perfect Paris Tour

I think I have created the perfect Paris tour, please respond with your suggestions. Remember this is just a three day list with time for shopping, eating, and drinking. One church, one museum per day, more than that you will lose your head a la Marie-Antoinette. I haven't checked the transportation issues for this points, but will work on them next week.

Day One
Notre Dame - point zero of Paris, the perfect starting point
City bus tour, get your bearings, see the sights by day.
Louvre - see the Mona Lisa and pick a few other highlights
Eiffel Tower - go up but the best part of the skyline is missing. twilight is great.
Seine Boat Tour - see the city at night, and return to Eiffel to see the sparkles on the hour starting at 10 pm.

Day Two
Arc de Triomphe - please don't cross the street, use the tunnels
Champs-Elysees - shop, eat, drink
L'Orangerie - see Monet's famous waterlillies here and no where else.
Musee d'Orsay - get your fill of the Impressionists here - start on the top floor
St. Chapelle - small beautiful church
Picnic on the Seine - baguettes, some Brie, a few bottles of wine and a blanket

Day Three
Le Marais - see Place des Vosges, maybe the free Carnavalet museum, cool shops
Pere Lachaise - say your regards to Proust, Sarah Bernhardt and the Lizard King
Montmartre - twisty hilly streets, famous strip clubs, artist hangouts
Sacre Couer - wedding cake church at the top of Montmartre

Optional Day Four
Versailles - buy your tickets online AND go early
Giverny - Monet's country home

1 comment:

  1. Great three day sights! I would add Rodin Museum, wanna catch that again next time. Definitely buy tickets for all museums on line before hand. And although the audio tour sucked on the bus, it is a great way to get your bearings.


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