Saturday, February 16, 2008

Recommendations on Paris


  • Notre Dame (be sure to check out the Roman ruins under the church)
  • Sainte-Chapelle (stained glass)
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Pere Lachaise Cemetery (Jim Morrison's grave is in division 6)
  • Musee de O'rsay (Impressionist art)
  • The Sacré-Coeur Basilica
  • Neighborhood of Montmartre
  • Wander through the Jardin des Tuileries
  • Wander through some Paris neighborhoods
  • Lunch at a local cafe away from the touristy areas

Other Suff

  • Louvre interesting but too big. Mona Lisa viewing is very crowded
  • Eiffel Tower, good view, nice overview of the city

Restaurant recommendations (from comments on Sandwalk )

  • La Coupole, in Montparnasse, to eat. Famous brasserie, was frequented by various early 20th century literary sorts.
  • Lunch: Pouch-la on the rue Mandar in the 2nd arrondissement. It is cosy.
  • La Palette, rue Seine: an artists' hangout.Chez George, rue des Canettes: old style and lots of wine.
  • Le 6, either rue des Canettes or rue Princesse: lively bar/restaurant.

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