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Great answer. The beauty is all around and rushing around too much makes you miss the real essence of the city!
The Louvre is lovely, especially if you can get there off season and avoid the crowds. I love Notre Dame, but love the archeological dig under it more.
That's a great choice - just standing under it is an awesome experience!
I did love to see the Eiffel Tower; however, the crowds are a significant negative issue to overcome and although it is indeed worth seeing, it is not that tall...
Connorj - That's why I prefer the Tour Montparnass. It's less glamorous, but the view is better and hardly any crowds. You look down on the Eiffel Tower!
Indeed, yes indeed MbWalz; that is why at a much earier date, I believe I said to you, I wish I had been given your insight before my trip to Paris...
That must have been really, really amazing - what an experience!
My father marched into Paris and through the Arc d' Triomphe. His company stayed at Versailles while they were there, then marched on to liberate sections of France and Belgium before finding himself in the Battle of the Bulge. I respect your choice.
And I say, God bless your father. Luxembourg, Belgium, and France are beautiful countries. Soon there will be few Parisians left who understand why they are so beautiful.
I've never been to that during my many visits to Paris and environs. I'll put it on my list for next time thank you! Many also forget that France bankrupted itself to finance our Revolution. It's pretty well known we would not have won without them.
It would certainly take a long time to absorb it all! But if you take different sections and stick to just that one for a day, it's better!
Sacre Couer is amazing. I love the mosaics - it's become my favorite church in Paris. I was fortunate to have that as my view from my little room where I lived for almost a year, many years ago.
Good answer. I looked for him last summer (much to my 12 yr old's embarrassment) but didn't see him.
Oh, the pastries! Actually, ALL the food is wonderful. I have some yummy pictures on my blog from last summer!
It's beautiful. I do prefer many of the smaller, less well known museums. But the Louvre is a definite must-see!
Both are beautiful for sure. I was hoping to get to Sainte Chapelle last summer but we ended up exploring other parts of the city and so we didn't get there. Next time!
I'm amazed at how nicely dressed both the men and women are there. American men could sure learn something!
You are so right. I don't even like to go for shorter than a week. My favorite thing to do is to just "hang out" like the Parisians. I lived not too far from the café in 87, but could not afford the café there!
That's a fun place. When I lived there and was homesick, I'd hang out and read books there.
It's really amazing! The Rose Windows are really magical!
That is a huge museum with amazing art. I prefer the smaller ones, but it sure tops a lot of people's list!
It's been years since I've been to the top, I prefer the view from Montparnass (I know...) where you look down on the Eiffel Tower. It's also not crowded and air conditioned. But there is nothing like standing under the Eiffel Tower - can't be beat!
It sure is amazing!
The cafés are my FAVORITE part of Paris!
It's so lively and fun there. So much to see and do and places to just kick back and enjoy!
I haven't been to the top in many years, but standing under it always takes my breath away. We saw the 14 of July fireworks from the long lawn behind it last summer. Wow!!