I'm going to Paris in May, and I'm going for 8 days. I'm 13 years old. Any good places to see besides the Louvre, Notre Dame, and (obviously) the Eiffel Tower??? This is my 1st time going!! It's actually my 1st time out of the US! Haha!
Best Answer: - The Sainte Chapelle (church) : a masterpiece of the Flamboyant Gothic achitecture. The exquisite stained-glass windows have recently been restaured and are a must see. Try to go on a sunny day, sunset is the best time.
- Saint-Louis Island : tiny island built in the 17th century, an harbour of peace in the heart of Paris. Nice cafés, restaurants and shops at the main street and a lovely church, Saint Louis en l'île. Probably, the most romantic place of Paris.
- Orsay Museum : fantastic collection of Impressionist and Postimpressionist paintings, the most important ones are at the top floor. Lines to enter to Orsay museum are terribly long, go at the opening time or book the tickets online (do the same for the Louvre museum and for the Eiffel tower), otherwise, Thursday evening the museum is open until 9:45 PM and really less crowded. http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/
- If you like Monet, go to the Marmottan Monet museum, the most important Monet collection of the world, the museum is not too big, situated in a nice mansion, not too far from the Eiffel tower.
Visit also the Musée de l'Orangerie to see Monet's Water Lilies. http://www.marmottan.com/
- Montmartre : Place du Tertre and Sacré Coeur basilica: the second highest point of Paris (after the Eiffel tower), great view.
- Concorde square : one of the most beautiful of Paris.
- Madeleine Church
- Saint Germain des Près neighbourhood : the most classically Parisian neighbourhood : art galleries, cafés, designer boutiques, Rodin and Orsay museums, the oldest church of Paris : Saint Germain des Près.
- Le Marais neighbourhood : Centre Pompidou (modern art), Place des Vosges, trendy boutiques, art galleries.
- take a boat down the Seine river, "bateau mouche" or http://www.vedettesdupontneuf.fr/
- Galerie Vivienne and Galerie Véro-Dodat : beautiful 19th century passages with nice boutiques.
- 35' from Paris : Versailles palace. Visit also the trianons and the gardens. Try to go early, at the opening time to avoid crowds and book the entrance tickets in advance on internet.
Take the train, RER C, direction Versailles Rive Gauche.
Public transport : buy a Passe Navigo Découverte, valid zones 1 & 2, from Monday to Sunday. Bring and ID picture. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navigo_pass
Go to a tea room : Mariage Frères, Angelina, Ladurée ... the three of them are typic and make delicious pastries.
Try Berthillon ice-creams at Saint Louis Island.
Try macarons, chocolates and pastries from Pierre Hermé.
- Le Bon Marché department store (@ 24, rue de Sèvres, 75007) smart department store, don't miss La Grande Epicerie (just in front) where you'll find the finest groceries.
- Galeries Lafayette and Printemps, both department stores are at Boulevard Haussmann.
My top 10 would be:
- Le Louvre museum
- Eiffel Tower and Trocadero
- Notre Dame and vicinity (on the Ile de la Cité)
- Montmartre (Sacré Coeur, Place du Tertre and back streets)
- Le Marais (place des Vosges)
- Tuileries gardens & Concorde square
- Canal Saint Martin and Canal de l'Ourcq
- Invalides and Alexander 3 bridge
- Pont Neuf, Pont des Arts, quays
- Covered passages and Lafayette and Printemps department stores
- Main Paris graveyards: Père Lachaise, Cimetière de Montmartre, Cimetière de Montparnasse
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How wonder, i'm so jealous, I honestly dont know. But, when I become older my dream is to live in Paris, with a roomate, im learning French btw.:) you r so lucky, when you get back tell me how the trip was:)