Has anyone ever been to Paris France? If so how was your trip?
Yes, I have. Only for a day. Just en-route to Nigeria. But, for the little I saw, I'll say, it's a beautiful city. The citizens, on the other hand, do need an attitude check. At least the ones I had to deal with at the airport.
I'm not sure if it was my American Passport that ticked them off, or if they were just having a bad day. I hope you're not disappointed.
Yes, I have and I love Paris. There is a lot to see and do in this city and plenty of art and culture to soak up.
I will say that, although you will inevitably get people telling you that the people are rude, I have never found anyone in Paris to be rude at all - quite the opposite. I speak fluent French, however, and they are particularly appreciative of people who speak their language so they have always been very nice to me.
The other thing I will say is that, right now, it is quite expensive there. I suppose it depends on how strong your currency is against the euro but for a Brit, it is extremely expensive...
Oh, so long ago, on a school trip. We stayed in a youth hostel. Like many capital cities, it's madly busy, the locals don't look at you. Traffic was mad. Everywhere was crowded. It was cool to see famous landmarks, but a bit too much like hard work. Mind you, I'm not a fan of cities. It was interesting.
Yes! We had an incredible time. We approached it as a once in lifetime trip so we were willing to spend more on this vacation then normal. You'll go crazy comparing exchange rates of dollars to euros.
We stayed at Hôtel Plaza Athénée which has been featured in several movies and did all the "tourist" things. We had dinner at Le Jules Verne Restaurant located in the Eiffel Tower, walked, shopped, and dined along Avenue des Champs-Élysées, climbed the stairs to the top of Arc de Triomphe, saw a show at Moulin Rouge, toured The Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, toured the Seine River at night on the Bateaux Mouches and also took the train one day to tour The Palace of Versailles...etc
One of the great things about touring there is most of the places are easy to get to by purchasing tickets for one of their (on and off) open air bus routes. We went during "Fashion Week" in the month of September and the weather was perfect. Normally we are tropical island vacationers but Paris, France was wonderful and lived up to our expectations.
It was gorgeous. In England, I lost a few pounds from disliking the food. But I gained double what I lost in visiting Paris. Such good food! Crapes are amazing! The architecture was fantastic. Just looking at the people on the street was inspiring. Visiting the sights will always be a very fond memory of mine. It's a goal of mine to go back at some point
Yes I have been there several times and I also lived there for a year. It is really an incredible city and even after all these visits and time spent there, the city never stops to surprise me. I just also love the culture, language and all the famous attractions.
Paris is great. It can be incredibly expensive but if you're wise you can still manage to seek out some more reasonably priced restaurants and places to drink. The Louvre is amazing and a trip to the cemetery where Jim Morrison is buried is really cool too.
For my honeymoon nearly thirty years ago and send all my kids there after finishing their high school, one place you have to visit if you are culinary, artistic, musical, history or architectural buff, there is something in that place that makes you appreciate civilization and culture and what it represens...Loved Woody Allen's movie: 'Midnight in Paris', he wrapped the idea of Paris and what it represents very nicely there:)
My visit to Paris was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Every one hundred yards there is a famous monument, museum, or historical point of interest. All of the artwork in the Louvre is worth a trip in itself. Everything I'd read about in text books was right in front of me and accessible. It really is an odd feeling! One of the best experiences I had was taking an evening cruise up the River and watching the Eiffel Tower light up.
What's amazing is how unique each of the districts are. The Montmartre was artsy, bohemian, and had cool architecture. The Champs Elysees has spectacular shopping with all of the chic Parisian styles, and the Marais has tasty restaurants, old churches, and cool river islands.
I adored every minute in Paris and couldn't help but imagine all of the famous artists, poets, and world leaders who left a mark on the city. I recommend cheese, wine, and some riverside contemplation on the banks of the Seine. It is truly a city everyone must experience.
It was a number of years ago both times, but I have visited Paris twice.
While prices have probably increased since then, neither trip cost me very much. My first trip occurred while I was flying with the Air National Guard and stationed at Rhein-Main AFB in Frankfurt, Germany for two weeks. A couple of buddies and I booked a weekend trip to Paris through the American Express office on base.
We had a great time and visited Versailles, the Louvre, Eiffel Tower and other places.
The second time was on a visit to Europe a few years later. I flew to Luxembourg where I rented a car and took a drive around France and Germany. I spent a couple of days in Paris visiting many of the same places as before. Not wanting to drive in Paris, I traveled to nice, but moderately priced hotel on the outskirts of the city and used public transportation during my stay.
Paris is a beautiful city and I expect to be visiting it again as I like it and my wife, who has never been there, wants to see it.
I have, once. I wrote about it in my hub, "My Adventures Touring Europe in 1982 (23) Paris. I didn't have enough money to really enjoy it, since it came near the end of my tour, and I hadn't budgeted well. But I found the people to be fairly friendly, if a little distant, but that's what you can expect in any huge city. I'd gladly go again - better prepared!
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